Product Type: Asda Chocolate
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Asda Rainbow Buttons
Member Name: MI9to5
Asda Rainbow Buttons
Advantages: Really creamy taste
Disadvantages: High in sugars
Once again it is a bag of Asda's children's sweets that I am going to review. The bag in particular is rainbow Buttons, which I must admit I really enjoyed eating. Then again there are very few Asda brand sweets that I haven't enjoyed eating.
The sweets come in a 70g bag and cost 37p but can be bought with any other 2 bags of Asda's sweets in this range for £1, making them even better value for money. The bag in question stands out quite while and is in my opinion quite funky. It is deep pink in colour and has a picture of a gold pot on the front with rainbow buttons jumping out of it. I suppose this is to signify the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. To reinforce this idea the word Buttons is written in block capitals that are striped like a rainbow. The front of the bag also contains the information that the sweets are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial colours and flavourings as well as hydrogenated fat.
The nutritional information for this product is on the back of the packet and is as follows. 100g of the sweets contain...
Calories - 496
Protein - 2.5g
Carbohydrates - 71.1g
Of which sugars - 56.1g
Fat - 22.4g
Of which saturates - 19.0g
OK so these sweets aren't wonderfully healthy but hello what sweets are and do you honestly look for healthy when you're buying a treat. Upon opening the bag you are met by quite a cream smell that is definitely inviting. The bag itself contains a decent quantity of buttons and I was quite impressed by the fact that the majority of them were not broken or misshapen like you often find with cheaper brand buttons.
The sweets themselves are truly delicious. Popping a button in your mouth you find that they melt quickly leaving you with a gorgeous creamy taste. The chocolate, which I must add is white chocolate, tastes much more luxurious and expensive than it actually is, which once again impressed me. The candy topping of small-multicoloured balls adds an element of crunch to the sweets, which is a great addition and makes the sweets extremely enjoyable.
In my opinion the sweets are brilliant. They are great value for money and the pack size means that they can easily be concealed inside a bag or pocket. Furthermore they are great for filling up sweet jars as they are bound to be well liked by both adults and children alike. Saying this however they do have quite a high sugar content compared to some of Asda's other sweets, although this is simply because they are a chocolate based sweet, and therefore it's probably not a good idea to eat them very often.
Summary: A great sweet for both children and adults