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Algrens Bilar

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      28.04.2010 18:37
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      A yummy Swedish Sweet!

      Bilar is a confectionary famous in Sweden. Bilar means "car" and the candy is car shaped! ~~~PACKAGING~~~ Bilar comes in bags of 160g, and is easily identifiable by its red and yellow logo. There are a whole range of Bilar varieties: chocolate coated, sour and even a salty version!! I will be reviewing the Original variety. ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~ Opening the bag, these mini gummy or marshmallow cars are in numerous colours: a white, pastel pink and pastel green. They take the form of a longish car and the wheels are defined. They are not immediately obvious to be cars, but if you are told you'd be able to associate. They are non-sticky and non-oily to the touch and it is truly gummy. On the back, it says they are soft chewy sweets, but they feel like marshmallows as well- a combination of the two. The texture is really good- it is not hard at all- really really soft! It has a sweet taste, but a hint of sourness or fruitiness- I can't quite tell, but it is addictive. I can't really put my finger on what the taste actually is, and in that way it feels slightly artificial, but the texture is sublime! It is also a shame that the different colours do not correspond to a different flavour, because after a while, it really doesn't matter what colour you get, it is all the same! Plus, there is food colouring in those with colour... ~~~PRICE~~~ I bought them in Sweden for about the equivalent of £1.20 but they could be purchased from IKEA for only 70p! If I want to restock, I'll know where to go. ~~~OVERALL~~~ Having been recommended Bilar by friends in Sweden, we went to buy some and it was actually quite nice. Unfortunately it gets a bit boring after eating them despite their amazing texture, and isn't something I'd eat again and again. I'd probably buy a pack every once in a while, but definitely not all the time.

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