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      05.02.2014 13:36
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      A childhood favourite!

      I have fond memories of this particular milkshake. It would always be my treat when I was dragged along for a day of shopping with my Mom when I was little simply because I loved the taste and, as it turns out, it is fairly cheap too! These seem to be around £1 each at general price however often you can buy them as buy 1 get 1 free making them essentially 50p each. Even better, you occasionally can get them priced at 50p individually which is what I wait for until I ever get one these days as I do not have the desire to get through 2 in a few days. Being 50p when I buy them means that they do not break the bank yet I still get a fantastic little treat! What has always amazed me with these milkshakes is how they somehow fill me up so much. Despite just being a drink, by the time I have finished a bottle I feel as if I have eaten an entire meal. This is what has led me to buying one of these when out and about in town instead of getting some actual lunch - in a way, these milkshakes have the same or a better effect at filling me up at a much cheaper price than a meal would! I know it's probably not the healthiest decision but occasionally, it doesn't hurt! As you have probably already worked out, the milkshakes tastes like strawberries - nothing particularly original there. However, it has a very deep and strong flavour. There is no subtleness about the flavouring of this drink - a mouthful just tastes of strawberry, milk and sugar - my favourite! The milkshakes comes in a fairly sturdy plastic moulded bottle with twist-top lid with a seal to prevent tampering before purchase. The shakes last in the fridge for a decent amount of time before being opened - around 2 months I believe. However, once opened, they must be used within 2 days to avoid turning bad. But trust me, you won't be able to resist drinking this milkshake before the day is over!

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        21.08.2012 22:41
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        Not a milkshake for me!

        When it comes to milkshakes I am rather fussy as I do not like milk, therefore for me milkshakes have to be of quite a thick consistency and also very tasty to disguise the taste of the milk. One of my favourite brands of milkshake is Frijj which comes in variety of flavours and meet my fussy requirements. My last purchase of Frijj milkshake was of a bottle of the strawberry flavour, I will admit it is not normally my first choice as I tend to always pick chocolate but fancied a change. The Frijj milkshakes comes in 500ml bottles and I purchase a bottle of the strawberry flavour from Tesco recently for £1.25. I do think this is a little on the expensive side but these milkshakes are often on special offer so it is worth looking for these. The strawberry milkshake comes packaged in a chunky white plastic bottle with a blue screw top lid. The bottle is meant to look like the shape of a traditional glass milk bottle. The bottle has a wraparound plastic label which covers the bottle, the label has a cow hide pattern to it in pink to represent the strawberry flavour and pictures of strawberries on the front. On the back of the label you can find detailed information about the milkshake including ingredients listings, nutritional information, storage instructions and a little about what the milkshake does and does not contain. It also states that the milkshake is suitable for vegetarians and that the bottle is recyclable. You need to keep the milkshake in the fridge as it is made with fresh milk and to be fair would not taste as good if it was warm anyway. You can drink the milkshake straight from the fridge or pour it into a glass. You just need to make sure you give the bottle a good shake before you open it to make sure none of the ingredients have sunk to the bottom. This shaking also means that it gives the milkshake a nice frothy appearance when you pour it into a glass. The milkshake is quite a bright pink colour and has a fairly thick consistency. It does smell quite strongly of strawberries but you will notice from the ingredients listings that there are no actual strawberries contained within the milkshakes and that the taste comes from flavourings which I think reflects in the taste. Although the taste is quite pleasant and is strong enough for me not to notice the taste of milk it is a little artificial and sweet tasting. This 500ml bottle of the strawberry milkshake actually lasted me 3 servings as I did find it a little sickly to drink, although my husband loves it and can easily polish of a full bottle in a matter of minutes. Overall I do like this milkshake because of the thick consistency and that you cannot taste the milk but would have preferred it to be a little bit more natural tasting. Not the worst strawberry milkshake I have had but next time I think ill stick to the Chocolate flavour and leave my husband with the strawberry.

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        06.07.2012 00:24
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        Lovely well priced milkshake

        I remember this milkshake brand from childhood, actually; it was one of my favourites then, as it meant that I could enjoy the guilty pleasures of drinking milkshakes without having to waste all my money at milkshake bars. No blender was required when you had a nice cool bottle of Frijj- all you needed to do was shake it and then glug it down. Nowadays, Frijj is not as big a pleasure as it used to be... but that is not to say I do not enjoy popping into my supermarket for a lovely chilled bottle of Frijj now and then when I feel like having one. They are still tasty, however, they seem to have lost their previous magic they possessed before. These milkshake bottles are available in many different flavours, for example banana, chocolate and chocolate fudge brownie. I enjoy most, if not all, of the flavours; however, I will be reviewing the strawberry flavour as it is one of my favourite flavours, it seems to be my most commonly bought variety and, besides, it just seems like the most neutral flavour of the lot. Normally, you can buy these for the one one pound mark and above; not too bad for a whole, relatively large bottle of milkshake if you look at what brands such as Galaxy and Mars are charging for their milkshakes. However, Asda do sometimes do a fantasric fifty pence for one bottle promotion; at such a low price, what can you do but stock up? In general, their prices are average and perfectly acceptable for the quality of milkshake provided. Frijj is packaged in a fairly fat, curved bottle- though some other flavours have different custom designs, the strawberry flavour has a rather cow like design with large pink splotches on it. The chocolate flavour is packaged in a similar way, except that the blotches are brown instead of pink. It has all the necessary information printed on it plus it advises you to shake well before you drink it. This is the kind of advice that I am not sure about whether it works or not,but I still follow, just for the sake of it. The texture of the milkshake is rather thick, and filling. Once shaken, it can become very bubbly, and you could just as easily suck the milkshake out of the straw instead of drinking it straight from the bottle. It is a rather pale pink colour which does give it a little bit of an appearance of something that has been artificially coloured. It is just the right thickness- not too thick and nor too thin either- but if you drink a lot of it in one go, you can be left feeling a little bit on the sick side, but not too much. The taste is delicious; I would not really call it fresh and fruity, but instead it is like a classic strawberry milkshake which is sweet and thick. The strawberry taste is not too weak within the milk. This tastes nearly, but not quite, as good as the milkshakes you get from milkshake bars; but it is better by far than the milkshake you get from mixing milk with milkshake powder. Drinking this actually does make me feel slightly nostalgic, and a little bit sad too as, even though it is still a nice treat, it is not nearly as good as I remember it used to be. This is good quality milkshake, though, which tastes nice and you can get all of that for a good price too! I cannot really complain about this except for the fact that this, like most milkshakes,is bad for you health and drinking this should not be made into a regular habit. This product recieves five out of five dooyoo stars from me.

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        20.05.2012 16:15
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        A nice treat

        I am a huge fan of milkshake! I must drink about two or three a day, this may be a bad habbit... but atleast I drink a lot of milk. When i'm out and about and feel like a milkshake I usually have a Frijj strawberry as they are the nicest milkshakes to drink which you don't make yourself. These are stocked in most supermarkets and local stores and are very popular with people I know, especially family members. I will now go into more detail on the product: Bottle/price: These usually RRP at £1.20 and can reach up to £2. This is for a 500 ml bottle. Currently at tesco these are 60p, the price on these really does vary and you may be lucky and get a cheap price. The bottle is a really funky design. It has a blue lid and the main colour of the bottle is white, it then has lots of red splodges which look like a cow. Its really cleverly designed and really attractive. The bottle tells you how the product is thick and smooth. At the top of the bottle you are also told that you need to drink this chilled! Its best when it is straight out of the fridge. Taste: It has a really nice strawberry taste and its nice and fresh. I never used to like thick milkshake, but these have changed my mind! They are think but full of flavour that doesnt get sickly after you drink it. It is a very different flavour of strawberry to what I am used too, but its really pleasant and makes me want to drink more! Whats In it? This is set to be a low fat drink with only 1% of your daily amount. It is made with fresh milk and it is a source of calcium and vitamin B12. It also has no artificial colours and flavours which means its rather healthy for you! It does however have 325 calories which is quite high! Its good for you in moderation, one every few days is fine, so enjoy it!! Overall: These are brilliant, they taste great and are yummy milkshake, I recommend you give these a try as you will love it. There are also other falvours such as chocolate and banana. :) This gets a 5 star rating from me! Love it :) Thanks for reading my review Josh

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        29.10.2011 13:35
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        Great milkshake option

        I normally buy other brands of milkshake such as Yazoo or one of the Tesco own label flavours but when I saw a Strawberry bottle of the Frijj brand for just a pound in a a local store I went for that one this time. When it is cold and chilled this is as refreshing as a milk based drink can get, the strawberry taste is fantastic and consistency wise this drink is thicker than a number of others on the market but not as much as a yoghurt drink or a milkshake from McDonalds. The packaging really makes this company's products stand out on the shelves and there is no mistaking one of their bottles with its camo or cow skin pattern in the colour of the relevant flavour in this case a pinky red. This shake is made with fresh milk which makes it a source of calcium and vitamin B12. In this you will find no artificial colours or flavours, less than 1% fat and it is gluten free which makes it an option for those with certain allergies which often lead to people having to avoid so much in the supermarket. A 500ml bottle of this contains about 325 calories so although it has good aspects it is probably best enjoyed as a treat. This would appeal to children but adults will like it as well as the taste is the deciding factor. If you think a Yazoo drink is not thick enough yet a Yop is too thick as it is a yoghurt drink then the Frijj could be the perfect choice for you.

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          24.10.2011 01:22
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          Tasty thick milkshake

          When it comes to milkshakes, I usually opt for the Frijj brand - there's something about the creamy consistency which I find rather lovely. My favourite variety of Frijj is banana, although strawberry (the subject of today's review) comes a close second. First released in 1993, Frijj has quickly become the nation's joint favourite milkshake alongside Nesquik. Price & Availability - - - - - - - - - - - - Frijj is available in the majority of supermarkets and corner shops throughout the country - the milkshake's price fluctuates massively, as it's a product which is often on promotion. The regular price is £1.20, although Tesco and ASDA are currently selling the drink for £1. Aroma and Taste - - - - - - - - - - - - Before the all important taste test, its important to note that the drink should be thoroughly chilled before consuming - there's something about warm milkshakes which turns my stomach! Upon opening the bottle, a sweet smell is released - it's unmistakably strawberry in tone, but a little sickly. Noticeable before the taste is the drink's luxurious consistency which is creamy and thick. The flavour is more pleasant than the aroma, with a fairly natural strawberry taste - it *is* a sweet taste, but I can happily drink the whole bottle without finding it sickly. Ingredients - - - - - - - - The drink contains; Skimmed Milk (76%), Whole Milk (18%), Sugar, Buttermilk Powder, Modified Maize Starch, Natural Flavouring, Stabilisers (Carrgeenan, Guar Gum), and Colour (Beetroot). Final Word - - - - - - - Although my favourite Frijj milkshake is the banana variety, the strawberry flavour makes for a tasty alternative. The product's cost is a little more than other milkshakes sold in the supermarkets, but I would argue that the high quality makes the price more than acceptable - recommended. Nutritional info per 100ml - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Fat: 0.9g Saturated Fat: 0.5g Sugar: 9.8g Salt: Trace

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            20.05.2011 00:30
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            Not half bad on the milkshake league, but i prefer other drinks really

            Frijj is a thick and smooth milkshake that you can find in most shops and almost every supermarket these days. Its been around for quite a few years and is the favourite of people stopping off in filling stations and drunks on the way home after a serious night out....at least thats what I used to buy these for !! Ahh milk and K cider...what it doesnt curdle as much as you would think. Now the way I see it there are much more sugary and worse for the kiddies digestive system shakes out there, but not many, maybe a cafe milkshake for instance, but in the world of buy by the bottle milkshakes little can compare. Look at crush-em or yazoo for instance, crush-em is essentially a sugar based liqour that you splash into milk to just make it go yellow, brown or pink and make it taste sweet...its just pure flavouring, colouring and sugar. And Yazoo...come on, its like water, thats not a milkshake really, the reason why their advertising says that its got very little fat, is that im sure they use fully skimmed milk, about 95% water..yep that would keep the calories off of it. I think that frijj have struck a balance, this isnt as thick a milkshake as you get in a restaurant, but its not half bad, and because it uses skimmed milk (76% of its make up) and only 18% whole milk, theres the thickness, its not too bad on the waistline, that said I wouldnt down half a dozen of these just yet, they still are relatively fattening, im just comparing them to other milkshakes. And they taste nice, still on the sweet side though, and yes they are smooth. Suitable for vegatabilists (thast how they spell it on the bottle lol) and its gluten free, it also contains no artificial colours of flavourings. Cost is the downfal, these babies sell for £1.10 a pop in sainsbuys , far more then they should, I have just bought one for 25p, but it goes off tomorrow ! Nutritional information Energy- 275kj Protein 3.7 grams , but times this by 5 as a bottle is 500 ml and these values are only for 100 mls, so you get about 18 grams of protein, thats pretty good Carbohydrate 10.5 grams of which sugars make up 9.8 grams (as expected) bearing in mind this is times by 5 for the bottle Fat 0.9 grams - again surprisingly not allot for a product based around milk Fibre- Nil Sodium- Trace Calcium- 133MG (this represents 16% of your recommended daily allowance) but for the whole bottle its 655mg which 83% of your RDA Vitamin B12 .4 UG (Representing 40% of your RDA)- again for the whole bottle its 2UG 200% of your RDA

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              03.02.2011 16:56
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              A flavour flop from Frijj

              I have been trying to increase my intake of dairy products, and an easy way to do this is by drinking milk. I'm not keen on the taste of plain milk, and so milkshakes are a tasty alternative option! These Frijj milkshakes are available from most supermarkets and are currently on special offer at several of my local shops where you can buy one get one free. They usually cost around £1.00 for a 500ml bottle. Frijj milkshakes are very thick and have a lovely creamy consistency that is a lot thicker than plain milk, and also thicker when compared to similar pre-mixed milkshake products. It tastes best when served cold straight from the fridge, and needs to be given a good old shake before you open the bottle to drink it. Firstly I thought that I was going to really enjoy this milkshake as it smelled delicious, but after a few mouthfuls the strawberry taste was coming across as very sour and sharp. It did not have much of a sweetness to it, which is a must have for me as I have a real sweet tooth to please. I was really disappointed with this sour taste as it was not what I was expecting from a product that has no artificial flavourings, in fact it tasted very synthetic and not at all natural. The milkshake is packaged in a chunky 500ml bottle that can be recycled after use. there is a screw-top lid so you can keep it fresh if you want to have several servings rather than drinking the whole thing in one. This is very handay as the drink is quite sweet and filling and very calorific! I wouldn't say this is particularly good for getting rid of thirst, it's more of a treat than a practical drink especially with its thick and gloopy consistency. This Frijj milkshake contains calcium and vitamin B12. They use fresh milk with no artificial colour or artificial flavourings, which goes some way to counter-balance the high calorie and sugar content. I was a little shocked when I was reading the information label on the bottle and realised that the nutritional values listed are only relevant per 100mls of the drink, when the bottle contains 500mls. Read the label closely to avoid any further surprises! I was not at all keen on this synthetic strawberry flavour. I do generally like Frijj milkshakes and enjoy them as an occasional treat, however I am not tempted to try the Strawberry version again and will stick with the other flavours in the range. Ingredients: Skimmed Milk (76%), Whole Milk (18%), Sugar, Buttermilk Powder, Modified Maize Starch, Natural Flavouring, Stabilisers (Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Colour (Beetroot Red). Typical nutritional values per 100ml: Energy - 275kJ - 65kcal Protein - 3.7g Carbohydrate - 10.5g - of which sugars 9.8g Fat - 0.9g - of which saturates 0.5g Sodium - Trace Calcium - 665mg (83% RDA) Vitamin B12 - 2.0µg (200% RDA) {review also posted on ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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                17.12.2010 15:27
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                It's an occasional indulgence

                Frijj Milkshakes are drinks I don't have that often. When I do, I favour the Banana Flavour. My second favourite is the Strawberry which is the subject of this review. They are often on offer and typically to get the discounted price you have to buy 2 or 3 of these. Each milkshake is contained within a brightly coloured plastic bottle representing the colour of the fruit it is supposed to contain. I say supposed to contain because I don't think any strawberries were sacrificed in the making of this product. The rather suspect strawberry flavour comes from natural flavourings. There is a big long list of ingredients from which it is clear that this is not a particularly healthy product. That said, 76% of the product is skimmed milk and 18% is whole milk - it's just the rest that sounds a bit grim and manufactured. The product is to be kept refrigerated but it has a worryingly long shelf life. Once you open it you must consume it within 3 days. To be on the safe side, I tend to polish it off within 3 minutes. Each 500ml drink contains 325 calories and there are 49g of sugar in there as well. If you were to weigh this out on a set of scales, it's a frighteningly high volume. On the plus side, the product contains Calcium and Vitamin B12 - in fact, your Recommended Daily Amount of each is just about covered in necking one of these. Also, the fat content is less than 1%. There are no artificial colours or flavours and the product is gluten free. Rather unusually, the bottle carries a statement to the effect that it is Suitable for Vegetablists. The best part of this drink is the creamy consistency, described as being smooth and thick, although I can well imagine that many people who try this product may think the exact opposite. It doesn't really taste of strawberry but it is a pleasant enough taste and if drunk cold, it is quite refreshing.

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                10.06.2010 20:44
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                Simply a wonderful milkshake

                FRijj milkshakes come in a funky styled plastic bottle which has obviously been designed to perfectly fit into the palm of your hand for easy drinking. I'm not going to describe the packaging because you probably already know what it looks like, and if not, you can see it in the picture above (although that is slightly outdated now, but it hasn't changed much). It has a nice bulging midriff to make the bottle appear wider and to tempt you into reaching out and lifting it off the shelf. For those of you who are environmentally friendly with green intensions the bottle and cap can both be recycled so long as the plastic sleeve around the bottle is removed, as this still cannot be recycled. The bottle informs you to shake well before opening. I always do this but never quite understand why. Maybe part of it separates or settles on the bottom. As far as I can see it just makes it a bit frothy on opening. For best results drink it straight from the fridge, that way it's so much more refreshing. Opening the bottle is straightforward. Simply peel away the plastic clip holding the cap in place, then unscrew the cap. The cap can be replaced if you don't want to have the whole drink in one go. As soon as you release the cap you get an idea for what this drink is all about. You will get an blast of a sweet strawberry aroma as it explodes out of the bottle, and invites you to delve in immediately. The consistency of the drink is spot on. It's thick and creamy enough to give an overall impression of real quality and not just plain milk splashed with a few artificial colours and flavours. It has a very natural colour and not like it's just come out of the Dulux factory as is the case with other brands. It's very smooth and glides down the throat tantalising all of your taste buds. The most important thing when considering a drink like this is the taste; and the flavour is perfect. It's just like real strawberries. It's rich and genuine, as if it actually contains strawberries. There is plenty of flavour, without it being overpowering. It's quite sweet which may not be to everyone's liking, but I can't fault it. I wouldn't call it a thirst-quenching drink, in fact it's probably better to have one when you're hungry as it's actually quite filling. The bottle states that it contains no artificial colours or flavours. Unfortunately there aren't any real strawberries, but at least the ingredients are natural giving a genuine colour, smell and taste. If you're watching your figure and counting your calories then I'm afraid this drink is not going to assist you in your quest. One bottle contains 325 calories and 49g of sugar. On the plus side the fat content is less than 1%, which isn't bad for a drink containing milk. They are also a great source of calcium and vitamin B12. It's gluten-free so it's suitable for coeliacs. It's also suitable for vegetarians but unfortunately for vegans it does contain real milk. I havn't included quantity as an advantage or a disadvantage because I know that 500ml (or almost a pint!) is a good quantity. A lot more than a can or bottle of fizzy pop. Unfortunately for me it never quite feels enough. I'm always left wanting more and always find myself draining the last few drops out of the bottle. I would never drink 500ml of milk or water, but downing 500ml of strawberry FRijj seems ridiculously easy and I'm always left wanting more. Unfortunately the price will put many people off buying it. It is quite expensive. The standard price is over £1 per bottle, so you won't realistically be drinking one every day. I rarely pay the full price as I think it's just too much. Instead I keep my eyes open for special offers. You will occasionally find a 'buy one get one free' offer or something similar which makes it much better value for money. The availability is usually good. You should be able to locate some in your local supermarket, corner shop, newsagent or petrol station. The bottle tells you to keep it refrigerated and use within 3 days of opening. If you're anything like me then it will do well to last for 3 minutes after opening, never mind 3 days! If you like strawberry milkshake and havn't tried a FRijj yet, then don't hesitate to sample one. I'm sure that you won't be disappointed. I used to drink other cheaper alternative milkshakes, but now I only drink FRijj. It is so much better than any other brand currently available on the market. Its perfect combination of the thick creamy consistency and incredible flavour blow the thin cheap alternatives out of the water. I won't go back to the other brands now.

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                  01.05.2010 17:23
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                  Delightful

                  When it comes to finding bargains in petrol garages they are often impossible, though at the moment the local Spar garage is current selling 500ml bottles of Frijj Milkshakes for just 64p so it was time to stock up on the gorgeous and wonderful drinks. Coming in a mainly white bottle with pink and brown parts on the bottle, it promises to be a "Thick and smooth" milkshake and as a fan of milkshake that's how they should be done. Thick, thirst quenching, filling and smooth and at just 64p it's hard to resist the temptation that the description gives. With apparently 50% of the UK market share Frijj must be doing something right, but quite what exactly? Before you open the bottle you are advised to shake it well, to help mix it properly and then when it;s opened you can get a nice smell of strawberry emanating from the bottle top (a screw top). When poured into a glass it has a thick creamy texture with a pink milky colour that sticks a little bit to the glass when you are done. Though sadly the drink is surprisingly easy to drink and you swiftly find yourself finishing it off before realising that it's gone. The smooth, filling texture of the drink is brilliant but what stands out is the flavour. Pure bliss in a a bottle with strong yet smooth strawberry undertones that don't over power the milkiness of the drink. The drinks 500ml bottle sadly only lasts minutes at best, and that's if you manage to have the bottle to yourself rather than needing to share it. Nutritional information (per 100ml) 275KJ Energy (65 Calories) 3.7g Protein 10.5g Carbohydrates (9.8g of which are sugars) 0.9g Fat (0.5g of which are Saturated) Nil Fibre Trace of Sodium 133mg Calcium 0.4Ug Vitamin B12 The drink contains no artificial colours, no artificial flavours as well as being gluten free and "suitable for vegetablists" but does contain milk and natural colours. Overall this is a drink well worth 64p any time of the week it's filling and delicious with a fantastic full flavour. Though there are other options there is probably only one set of milkshakes that can compete (Shaky Moo's which are a shop that are willing to make milkshakes out of almost anything). What makes these impressive is that they are widely available, they taste fantastic and are at a fantastic price. Although some people may not want a strawberry one the other flavours on offer are worth a try as well.

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