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
Mini Smarties in Mini Boxes for a Mini Treat!
Member Name: purplifried
Advantages: They are made of chocolate lol
Disadvantages: They run out :(
For some reason I find mini smarties to be nicer than big smarties and i'm not quite sure why to be honest lol.
The boring bits:
Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Lactose, Milk
Sugar, cocoa mass, Whey powder, Wheat flour, Butterfat, Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa butter, Wheat starch, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin, Polyglycerol polyricinoleate), colours (Riboflavin, Carminic acid, Copper complexes of chlorophyllins, Vegetable carbon, Mixed carotenes, Titanium Dioxide), Spirulina concentrate, Glazing agents (Carnauba wax, Beeswax), Beetroot juice concentrate.
There are 66 calories per box - each box weighs 14.4grams. You get 18 boxes in a packet and they costs around 2.50 this works out to be 14p a box which is great! I amsure you could find them cheaper if you searched and most super markets probably do offers on them here and there but there's no point in me searching for all that information when prices and offers change so frequently in the current market.
Smarties have changed over the years, the larger ones don't give you the fun packet that you can pop the lid on anymore and then they got rid of the blue smarties due to all the bad E numbers but have brought back a more subdued blue colour, but even through all of these changes I think that the flavour has always remained constant. The only thing that I think has maybe changed is the orange flavour? We were conviced that they used to taste like orange but now no matter how many orange ones I eat they just tastelike regular chocolate so im not 100% sure on that one.
I always remember when I was younger my mum would get us smarties and we would pour them all out on the table and make 'pictures' with them like a flower or boat etc, though it was always annoying when you didnt have enough of one colour lol.
These small packets are great for adults and kids a like, they are the perfect size for kids lunch boxes and now days with schools going uber healthy they are small enough to be allowed as a snack so long as the other foods healthy of course! They are great for adults to take to work for a mid-afternoon pick me up with a cuppa tea and another great thing is that they are so low in calories that people on Slimming World diets can enjoy them for a mere 3.5syns :) If your going on a picnic with the family they are little enugh to only take up a small amount of space in the cooler box, or you could always take them in the car to eat as you travel as they are easy for kids to deals with - unlike bars of chocolate that can get all crumbly.
Its fun to eat them either by crunching through them all or if you want them to last long you cant let them slowly melt in your mouth to savour the flavour yum!
Smarties have been around for a long time and I think that they will continue to be around for years to come - There are currently 8 different colours; Brown, green, orange, pink, red, yellow, purple & blue - who knows maybe they will add ore in the future!
If you go to their website there's lots of information on the different kinds of smarties and also a recipe section for all you bakers out there, they even have a section that provides tips on planning children's parties :) and not forgetting the activities section where there are fun quizzes and food art.
Thats about all I can think of for now, im off to enjoy a little box of smarties with my tea....hope you enjoyed the review!
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Summary: Who doesn't love smarties really they are quite yummy :)