I’ve been thinking about this and I have concluded that Swedish Fish should be a separate food group, or a separate tier in the food pyramid, or whatever organizational structure is being applied to consumables these days.
Please note that I don’t like the multi-colored fish, although I will tolerate them. I also don’t really like the other “aqualife” that the Swedes have come out with. Seems like a total bastardization to me.
Swedish Fish should be red (red is purportedly “strawberry,” but only in the loosest possible interpretation of the fruit). I prefer the full-size, as the minis often do not have the proper consistency. So give me a bag of straight up classic red full-size Swedish Fish and I’m a happy camper (and apparently there are Swedish Fish parties that I’ve consistently not been invited to).
Come on, take a chance on me.