Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... not too sweet and sickly either, so I can eat quite a few of them in one go. Smarties are a very accessible chocolate and can be bought f... more
Smarties No More
Member Name: Tupps
I have fond memories of smarties as a kid - Easter egg smarties, little tubes of them and big boxes of them at the cinema. I loved them, especially the orange ones but until last week, I hadn't had any for years. So when I saw some in Iceland, while I was standing at the checkout, I though 'Smarties! I'll have some!' and plonked them with my shopping on the conveyor belt. I bought a pack containing 3 x 38g 'tubes' for £1 from Iceland.
I have just opened a packet and what a letdown! First of all, the tube is not a tube any more and I don't like it! What fun I used to have, firing the little plastic lid across the room by squeezing the empty tube! Now the tube is hexagonal with a flip-up cardboard lid. Disappointing.
Now for the Smarties themselves: I recall them being bright, solid colours. Now they look somewhat insipid, as though they've been washed! And the orange ones DO NOT taste orangey anymore!
I can't list the ingredients at the tube does not display the ingredients in English; they must have been on the outer packaging. The ingredients on the actual tube are written in Dutch and probably Swiss as this is a Nestle product. The lid has some Greek words on it.
I'm very disappointed with my Smarties; they've gone the way of the Milky Way (they turned the inside a disgusting white stuff from the original brown colour) and I'm not happy.
I do wish sweetie manufacturers would stop messing about with well-loved products. There's no need for it!
Summary: Not the sweets I remember and I'm sad!