Flour based sugar confectionery with sherbet core, made with natural ingredients.
Cane Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Icing Sugar, Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Rice Bran), Acidity Regulator (334, 330, 331), Maltodextrin, Humectant (420), Raspberry Flavour, Colour (120), Gelatine, Emulsifier (471), Salt, Glazing Agent (903).
I love the packaging used for this product. There is a clear window which allows you to see the contents, and the cover design features a number of bubbles so it appears that the sweets inside are all fizzing. A great image for a product that contains sherbet and one which is bound to appeal to children. We had several packets of sweets to review but Mr Nine was anxious to start with this one - he enjoys most sweets but is especially keen on anything with sherbet in.
I passed the packet round and the children all helped themselves to a couple. One to eat and one to dissect before eating. This always happens when we have any kind of layered food; they love to see what is inside, and whether the separate components are going to taste different from the intact item. I waited to try mine because I wanted to get their reactions. Miss Nine immediately gave me the thumbs up; she declared them utterly delicious, both separated and as a complete roll. Mr 11 was a little more thorough. He chewed the entire sweet slowly, then just as slowly he peeled the outer section from the sherbet filling and tasted each part on its own. Only then did he deliver his verdict: Scrumptious! And he added that he could taste raspberry in the outer section.
The other two children, their cousins, also loved them. Mr 12 said he would buy them any time; Mr 13 said he agreed with everyone, and asked if he could have another. I then offered them to the adults present. They were unanimous; everyone really liked them and asked if they could have a second round. Luckily, there was more than enough in the packet for everyone to have more. My daughter did say that she would use them as a special occasion treat because of the high sugar content, and the danger that the children might be tempted to overindulge. I would agree with that. When I finally got to taste a couple myself, I understood why everybody liked them. The combination of sweet and sour was perfect, and, as Mr 11 had said, you could really taste the raspberry flavour.
Miss Nine suggested that she could have some for her tenth birthday party early in 2022. She thought they would be nice cut in half and mixed with fresh berries on a plate. As a budding cook, she is constantly looking for new ways of presenting food - she has an eye for colour and a good sense of suitable flavour combinations. I am looking forward to that party, assuming I will be invited!
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