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      11.03.2010 14:16
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      As stated within review

      I love these sweets and actually prefer them a lot more compared to the normal standard 'original classic' sweets. These are named milky mix, as the sweets themselves are a lot softer compaired to Haribo and quite well "milky". The style of the sweet is a milk bottle (hence the name milky no doubt) and you get two varieties; plain white and a pink and white bottle.They are both the same however I prefer the plain white ones more, as they are most softy and goeey I would say.

      I have only ever seen these sweets in the larger sharing size bags of 150g. I also have only ever saw these in my local 'home bargains and B&M shops'; this particular spin off brand doesnt tend to make it to the larger stores and only stays within the smaller bargain shops.

      Within this size bag there are approximately 530 calories, if my calculations are correct. Quiet a lot however if the bag is shared out the calories will then decrease depending on how many you eat.

      Because their are only two varieties in the bag, I think these are my favourite Haribo sweets as I enjoy all of them, were as in their other varieties I tend to not like some of them and so get left. A bag of these in my local shop costs around 59 - 69p. Overall a great sweet, one of my favourties that I always lean towards buying.


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      03.08.2009 22:11
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      Pass me another bottle.....

      I have to admit, that I was not fully aware of just how many varieties of Haribo sweets there are. Of course I knew about the star mix, and the fizzy Tangfastics, and indeed have reviewed these in the past, but it wasn't until very recently that I have seen the wider range that only seems to be available in relatively few places.

      This, though, opens up a whole new confectionary world to me, and it is a world I am very happy to visit from time to time.

      As a child, I loved my very occasional (and they really were occasional) visits to a sweet shop.....a proper sweet shop, where you either asked for "a quarter of....." or you were given a paper bag by the shop keeper and could put odds and ends of sweets in your bag to make your own version of Pick 'n' Mix. One of my favourites of that time in the 1970s was the humble Milk Bottle - a small foam sweet that tasted of creamy milk.

      I have sampled "milk bottles" since then, of course, with many supermarkets offering them as part of their "3 bags for £1" offers of own brand confectionary. However, very often they are too tough, too bland, too chewy.....just too "anything" to be as good as the originals.

      So, it was with some trepidation that I opened the bag of Haribo Milky Mix. This bag consists of plain milk bottles, which are white in colour (as you would expect!) and pink and white milkshake flavoured bottles. The pack proudly exclaims that there are no artificial flavours but it was odd to see that they are not only gluten, nut and soya free, but are milk free too. How can you have Milky Mix, but with no milk!?!?

      These do contain gelatine, so I would not recommend them for vegetarians, unless you are not bothered about things like that.....

      So, onto the sweets themselves. The milk ones have just the right element of chewyness. They smell sweet but not sickly, and the taste is really nice and creamy. Again, sweet in flavour, but not sickly in the slightest. The milkshake ones are pink and white so you would guess that they are either strawberry or raspberry flavoured. Guess is, in fact, what you have to do, because there is no indication on the packet of what the "flavour" might be! It does taste fruity, but is a bit of a non-descript fruity taste. It is nice, and it is different to the plain milky ones, but it is not a defined flavour.....so Haribo will lose a star for this.

      40g (about 10 sweets) gives 139 calories, and no saturated fat. Reality is, of course that you will eat far more than 10 sweets. The problem is that they do not give you that sickly "do I really want any more?" feeling.....so you can just carry on eating them without realising that the end of the packet is suddenly nigh.

      I will definitely buy these again - they are by far the best on the market as far as milk bottle sweets are concerned, and I look forward to trying more in the Haribo range.

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        02.08.2009 13:30

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        Disappointing milky mix sweets not sure if they are jellies or gums or chews...

        Haribo Milky Mix is a 200g bag of a mixture of milk and strawberry milk flavour jelly gum sweets. These retail for around £1.50 a pack though prices vary between stockists.

        I bought these as an alternative to the Bassetts Milk Bottles I love but cannot seem to find anywhere to buy anymore (the milk bottles dusted in powder with a B on the front and a milky taste). I was more than disappointed with this Haribo offering.

        The Haribo milk gums are bland and chewy. They don't really know if they are supposed to be a jelly sweet like a jelly snake or a jelly ring or if they are supposed to be a Milk Gum and mixing the two in my opinion just does not work as you end up with confused mix of floppy and chewy and no distinct flavour to back it up.

        The Milky Mix states it is: Gluten free, Nut free, Milk free, Free from artificial colours and unfortunatley it tastes like it too. 100g has 347 calories and 0.2g fat.

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        28.07.2009 12:45
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        Haribo Milky Mix

        I love the milk bottles in the Haribo Super Kiddies Mix but there never seem to be enough of them. There are generally about 5 in a bag and that is so not enough so when I read on here the other day that there is a Haribo Milk mix I was quite excited and decided to look for them in the store today, which, happily, I found!

        The milk bottles are sold in a bag called Haribo Milky Mix.

        Haribo is the biggest manufacturer of jelly and gummy sweets in the world! They were founded in 1920 in Germany by a gentleman called Hans Riegel. The name Haribo was devised by using the initials of his name with the initial of Bonn, the location in Germany where they are headquartered, HRB - Haribo!!

        The Milky Mix come in a plastic bag which is see through in the middle so you can see all the lovely sweeties that you are about to eat. The top of the bag is a white colour, to me this indicates that inside the sweets will be of the milk bottle variety. There is also a cartoon character of a little boy making the packet quite kid friendly in my opinion. There is also a note informing you that the sweets contain no artificial flavours.

        The sweets in this bag are simple, unlike the other Haribo mixes which contain lots of different types of sweets. You have the plain white milk bottles and then a milk bottle which is half white, half pink. The milk bottles I would say don't really have a very milky taste but they do taste quite creamy and definitely not fruity at all. The sweets are not as gummy as the fruit flavoured ones but they are still quite chewy and definitely do not have a foamy consistency about them. The pink ones don't really have a fruity taste either but are a little different than just the plain milk ones. They sweets are shaped like milk bottles too which make them quite fun to eat.

        The bags generally cost anywhere from £1 (in Woolworths) to £2 in some train stations etc. Watch for two for one offers because you can often find these on Haribos sweets quite frequently!

        Now, onto the nutritional values, look away now if you don't want to know! Although these sweets contain a very small amount of fat (only 0.2g fat) 100g of sweets has 347 calories!!! Ahh, that is quite a lot but if you see Haribo as a treat and just eat it now and again or buy a bag to share with everyone then it is not that bad.

        Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!!

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          26.07.2009 12:47
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          Recommended as a treat

          I'm not much of a sweet eater but if I see some of these Haribo Milky Mix sweets I can't resist them. Shaped like milk bottles they are a mixture of plain white bottles and half white half pink bottles and are just delicious!

          I buy my bags of Milky Mix at Heron where I get two bags that are 150g for £1. I think this is quite good but as we don't seem to have anywhere else locally that sells them now Woolies has gone I can't compare the price. The bag is exactly as above with what looks like a kid in a doctors coat on the front, what's that about?! My bag also has a "No Artificial Colours" plastered across the front.

          The sweets are gluten free, nut free, milk free and soya free. Now I didn't expect these to have a huge amount of milk in them, in no way did I think they were really milk bottles but I did expect some! Also the description they use of "fruit flavoured gums" for the pink part doesn't actually tell us what fruit it is supposed to taste of and I have to be honest, I'm not sure either!

          Nutritional stats for those interested: 347 calories, 7.1g protein, 79.6g carbs of which 67.7g sugars, 0.2g fat and 0.4g fibre per 100g. So these are those type of sweets that have hardly any fat but loads of sugar in them.

          So onto these tasty little devils themselves! They are foamy I suppose but I think they're more rubbery because they are chewy as well and as I previously said I can't resist them so I tend to eat so many they make my jaw ache! The white ones taste a bit milky but it's more like a sweet milk flavour rather than genuinely milky.

          As for the ones with half pink, I've tried to establish what the fruit flavour is and I'm not really sure. It's not strawberry and it's not definitely raspberry but as these have no artificial flavours it has to be a fruit. I would guess more raspberry than anything else but regardless it is nice. The ones with pink on them taste more of fruity flavour than milk so I tend to mix a plain white one with a coloured one to get the full impact of both flavours.

          Overall they're not especially good for me as they are packed with sugar which is why I buy them infrequently. If I have them in the house I can't resist them and eat them in one sitting at times which is much more than they think you will eat as they refer to a serving as 40g on the back of the pack! I love these sweets, their rubbery chewy texture and sweet mildly milky and fruity taste really appeals to me but the calorie content is their downfall.

          I have to say I recommend them as I love them but only in small portions. I think these appeal to kids and adults as the flavour is so mild. 4 stars for taste but one lost for the amount of sugar.

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