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      30.04.2010 12:29
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      A great sweet.

      We always have loads of sweets over Christmas at my Mother in Laws house, and she is always raving about Asda and is constantly getting bargains, so she always picks up the bags of sweets that are on offer. I think these are always on the 3 bags for £1.00 offer at Asda, which seems to be a constant in their store, and a great bargain, especially for my mother in law who has to provide sweets for 4 of us (we are all adults, but have to have our own bags of sweets at Christmas, it's a tradition!)

      I love it if I get the Jelly Cherries, as they are one of my favourites, we do sometimes swap with each other though.

      A bag of these is usually just under 100g I think. and the bag is always about half full with these sweets.

      These jelly cherries are great as I find them very soft and quite chewy, but not hard. The haribo cherries are always a bit harder and more rigid, these are a lot easier to eat. They also have a very distinctive cherry flavour, it is very tangy but quite sweet too, and I really like it.

      I would definitely recommend these as they are just a bit softer and tastier than the haribo cherries, and as they are always in the 3 bags for £1.00 offer they a great bargain.

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      30.03.2010 16:20
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      Jelly sweets from Asda

      I used to buy Asda Jelly Cherries quite often when I used to live near a large Asda. After I moved house, I forgot about these sweets until we decided to try out the Asda home delivery shopping service recently. I ordered a few packs of these to enlighten Mr Norton who had never tried them and to see if they were still as lush as I remembered.

      These are jelly sweets that do not come rolled in fizz. They come in a 95g bag for 35p each bag or 3 for £1. The "any 3 for £1" promotional offer is actually printed on the bags so this is a long term Asda offer. I did take advantage of this as extra sweets for your money is only a good thing (my dentist will disagree).

      The front of the green pack notes "free from artificial colours and flavourings". The sweets have changed from when I last bought them. They used to be very floppy almost like the jelly spider/ spiderman/ transformers shaped sweets you could buy in Woolworths for 10p each which came in a little plastic moulded pack and were very floppy jelly sweets from the 1980s. Now these jelly cherries are smaller and thicker and a bit tougher to chew on.

      Taste- these taste of cherry. The sweets smell like cherry, and taste like cherry. They are the same texture all the way through (ie not like a jelly tot or a jelly baby where the inside appears more squishy than the exterior)- they are medium firmness jelly sweets. They come shaped like the Haribo jelly cherries (green stalk and two round red cherry shaped). But are smaller than Haribo cherries and also thicker. These are quite chewy and certainly give your jaw a workout when you eat them. They are essentially just jelly.

      Nutrition:
      Per 100g (so just over one pack)
      316 calories, 0.2g fat and 51.6g sugar. LOTS of sugar then!! It would be quite easy to eat a whole pack over the course of an evening or a saturday's grazing for example (I am known for my constant grazing!). So, this is something to bear in mind.

      Ingredients:
      Glucose syrup, sugar, pork gelatine, citric acid, pectin, elderberry juice, apple, safflower, spirulina extracts, natural flavourings and beeswax.

      So they are not suitable for vegetarians/ vegans due to the pork gelatine. Also, I am surprised that they do not contain cherries and cherry juice or extract is not listed on the ingredients!

      Overall, if you like the cherry flavoured Haribo jelly cherries from the Starmix or the Tangfastic, then you will like these. They are smaller and fatter than Haribo and cheaper. They are very yummy and quite moreish. Mr Norton loved them, but I do wish they had not changed them as they used to be floppier and a bit softer. I suppose Asda have had to follow suit with pretty much all the sweets companies by plastering "no artificial colours or flavours" all over their sweets, and to achieve this I think they have changed the recipe which is a shame. But for 3 for £1 they are a brilliant buy.

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        12.03.2010 21:10
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        Try them

        My boss brought these into work for us along with loads of other sweets for one of my colleagues birthdays. These really caught my eye as I love cherry flavoured sweets.

        Thy come in a green packet with Jelly cherries written in dark green and red. The packet has a see through bit at the bottom so that you can see what you are buying. They are described as cherry flavour soft sweets which is a bit obvious when you read the name buy hey. They are part of the 3 for £1 multibuy offer in Asda or you can buy the packs individually for 38p.

        The sweets are free from artifical colours and flavourings but are not suitable for vegetarians. They may contain traces of milk too so no good for lactose intolerant people. Milk normally makes me really snotty but I didn't have an problems with these.

        The packs are 95g in size which is meant to give you 4 servings. 100g of these sweets will give you 316kcal, 4.9g of protein, 72.3g of carbohydrates of which 51.6g are sugars, 0.2g of fat, 0.5g of fibre and 0.02g of sodium.

        When I opened the bag, I was expecting to be hit with the lovely aroma of cherries but I couldn't smell anything. Even when you go to put them in your mouth, the sweets don't smel. They are in the shape of cherries and they do taste of cherry. It is not a strong taste or an overpowering one though. They have a weird almost oily coating on them which put me off so I wouldn't buy them.

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        08.01.2010 21:21
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        Yummy Cherry Flavoured Sweets

        One of my fave Asda sweets are these Jelly Cherries, they're 38p a bag or you can mix and match them with other Asda sweets and buy 3 bags for £1.00. God, who wants to mix and match when these are soooooooo yummy, I'll have 3 bags of these please!!!

        They look wicked, each sweet has 2 red cherries that are joined by a green stalk. The cherries are made of a chewy jelly and they are plain without any sugar coating, I'm glad about that because the flavour of these is so fruity and delish that I'd hate them to be spoiled by extra sugar!

        You don't get that many in a pack, I've never counted them but there can't be more than 20 and probably less than that... there's my excuse to go to Asda later and buy another bag so I can count them! The flavour is gorgeous, they've got a delish sweet cherry flavour that is mega moorish and keeps me digging into the bag until they're all gone.

        They've got a proper fruity and juicy flavour that gets stronger the more you chew. I think they've got the flavour of these perfect and even though they taste of fake cherries at least they taste of delish fake cherries! Each sweet takes a while to chew and I think the texture of them is just right too, they're not madly chewy that you get jaw ache but they've got a bit of resistance to them that means they're not gone in 2 seconds.

        If I had to choose one type of sweet to eat for the rest of my life I reckon I'd choose these Jelly Cherries. They're perfect and so cheap that you can enjoy them without breaking the bank, the only thing is that there's a lot of sugar in them so I try not to buy them too often because I deffo can't restrain myself from eating too many when they're in the house.

        Recommended!!!

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          01.10.2009 08:31
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          Cherry flavoured jelly sweets

          A few months back I developed a bit of a sweet tooth and chocolate was becoming a major weakness. As my appetite is slowly returning I am having the odd craving for something sweet. However I now prefer sweets as opposed to chocolate, therefore have been stocking up in the confectionary aisles in Asda on sweets. One of my current favourites are Asda Jelly Cherries, jelly sweets with a cherry flavour.


          ***Packaging***

          Asda Jelly Cherries come in a green plastic bag. On the front of the bag Jelly Cherries is written in red and green font. The packaging is very similar to other sweets from the Asda confectionary range. However the packaging does have a clear plastic cut out window on the front of the bag therefore if you check you can see there are jelly cherries inside.


          ***Price***

          These are from the Asda own brand range therefore it's no surprise that these are only available in Asda. For a 100g bag it costs £38p for a single bag of Jelly Cherries. However on Asda's own brand confectionary products there appears to be a never ending offer or 3 products for £1. Therefore you can save some money and purchase 3 bags of these Jelly Cherries for £1.

          ***Jelly Cherries***

          As soon as you open the bag of sweets you are hit with a strong cherry aroma which is very sweet and very sickly. The sweets also have quite a strong cherry taste. This is strong but not too overpowering and more sweet and less tangy than the Haribo jelly cherries that are available.

          I find that a handful of these sweets are enough in one go. If you eat too many of these the taste becomes very sweet and repetitive and makes me feel quite sick. Therefore I couldn't eat a full bag of these sweets.

          When you bite into the Jelly Cherries the texture of the jelly is quite hard in comparison to other jelly sweets and are a lot chewier than the likes of Haribo jelly sweets. I did leave these on my desk and the office was quite warm. After about 3 hours in a reasonably warm office temperature the sweets had turned into a soft jelly mess therefore storing these sweets somewhere cool is one of my recommendations.


          Nutritional Information

          A 100g bag of these sweets contain:

          329 calories
          0.4g fat

          These sweets also contain no artificial flavours

          If you have an extremely sweet tooth then you may be tempted to eat all in one go and are the equivalent of eating a bar of chocolate calories wise. However if like myself you do not eat in one go they make a decent sized treat if eaten in 3 or 4 sittings and not the most calorific of treats.

          ***Overall***
          These make a very nice treat every now and then. If you are a fan of jelly sweets then I would recommend giving these a try especially if you like cherry flavour. The cherry flavour is strong but not overpowering and less tangy or sour than other brands of cherry sweets. Just remember to store in a reasonably cool place... otherwise you will end up with a bag of sticky jelly mess albeit which is still great tasting!

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            17.08.2009 15:23
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            Good for children prephaps

            I adore these Jelly Cherries, and ever since I've bought them the first time I went to asda, everytime I go to asda now I pick up a packet!

            The Jelly Cherries come in a green packet, which has a see-through part at the bottom so you can see inside the packet and see the Jelly Cherries. On the front there is also the words Jelly Cherries is green and red, and is a somewhat sort of jelly style writing.
            The sweets themselves are in the style of cherries. They are made of green Jelly for the stalk, and two red balls of Jelly for the cherries.

            The one thing I love about these Jelly Cherries is that they are soft and not hard to eat! The taste of the sweets are very nice, the flavour of the jellies aren't too over powering but they do seem to lack a bit of wow taste to them. Some people will be able to tell the difference to Harribo cherries, but these are quite good for the price!

            You can either buy these for 36p a packet or buy 3 for a £1. They contain on average around 15 Jelly Cherries. I think theses are perfect for little children if you don't want to give them a sweet that has too much flavouring, and they are perfect for sharing! However I wouldn't recommend these to anyone who loves Harribo etc, as they will find these will not have enough taste for them.

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              01.08.2009 12:13
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              Very sweet & chewy, so don't eat too many at once!

              Asda is somewhere I like to do my special shopping, where I stock up on some bargains and usually come home with lots of goodies. I've bought a few different types of their own-brand labels and have been pleased with them as, generally speaking, they produce good quality items at reasonable prices. Being the sweet-aholic I am, Jelly Cherries made their way into my shopping trolley. I can't say they're the best jelly sweets, but they're not bad for the price in terms of their flavour and amount per pack.

              As these are produced by Asda they can only be found in Asda stores, and are located in the chocolate & sweetie section. They are sold in a 100g lime green plastic bag, with red and green writing on the front clearly labelling them as 'Jelly Cherries'. There's a cut out in the design at the bottom so you can see inside the packet and get an idea of what you're buying.

              Each packet costs 36p which is a good price when comparing them to similar branded products, plus the offer of 3 for £1 is frequent (and possibly continuous, though I can't say for certain). As stated on the packet, these contain no artificial colours or flavouring, so although sweets aren't necessarily 'healthy', as least you know these are quality without nasty colour or flavour enhancers.

              The packet contains around 25 pieces. I wouldn't recommend eating a whole bag at one, although they do seem to disappear quite quickly. The whole packet contains 329 calories, which is about average and is what I would expect from sweets which are fully of sugary goodness. That said, they're not the best for your teeth so if these are given to children it's probably best these are kept for occasional purchases rather than being an everyday occurance.

              Each piece is shaped and coloured like a cherry, so they're quite cute and pretty to look at. But you don't buy these to look at, so how do they taste? Being 'jelly', I expected these to be quite chewy. And I was right. Biting into them, they're not too hard but not the softest of sweets either, and I consider this to be a good thing because they take longer to eat so you can savour the taste a bit longer.

              As far as the taste is concerned, they have a pleasant, sweet and fruity flavour. The cherry taste is relatively strong without being overly sickly, so there's enough flavour in these to make them worth your while.

              The only slight downside I think would be that if these aren't stored in a cool place, and get a bit warm, they're slightly sticky and too jelly-like. I like the chewyness, but when such sweets are warm they have a tendency to become a bit sickly.

              Overall, they're a good buy considering the packet size and price. They taste sweet and look cute, so I would recommend giving them a try if you fancy something sweet, chewy and fruity.

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                22.06.2009 22:11
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                Great little treat - good for the little ones, great to keep from them :P

                I have great issue with these cherry gummies. There aren't enough in a packet and I can consume a packet at an unhealthy rate. Possibly a pro and con in terms of my health - pro because it means I have to administer some self-restraint and a con because I don't want self-restraint - I WANT CHERRIES!

                --Packaging--

                Lime green, 36p and part of the 3 for £1 offer, the writing is in a bubble font (dark green and red) and said to be 'free from artificial colours and flavouring'. They have a little clean cloud shaped window on the front so you can see the gummies. There aren't very many in there but they're looking at me and I want them.

                --Gummies!--
                Double stalked green jelly stems leading to conjoined twin red 'cherry' balls, they are fun to stretch - very chewy, quick to eat and very juicy with a cherry flavouring. Nice and fruity I would happily choose 3 of these packets for £1 though I do tend to stretch myself and get chocolate buttons as part of it!

                --Mysterious Cola Bottles...?--

                Not something I've had before but the last two packets have included cola bottles randomly...now I'm not adverse to cola bottles...but what are they doing there? One randomly, fine. But in the packet I just ate, there were two! Furthermore, they were CONJOINED! Are they developing a new cola/cherry hybrid? Is this an experiment to see if we'll know the difference? Are they trying to promote both products by including a couple testers?! Are they just lax at the factory? Who knows! However they are potentially taking the place of two cherries so lets hope this problem is nipped in the bud shortly...!

                Too yummy, too few! However I will forgive as it's probably best I don't consume too many! Give them a go - at 36p, they're a scrummy little bargain!

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                  08.09.2008 20:44
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                  a great sweet thats well worth the price

                  Asda jelly cherries are delicious and great value for money. They have a very refreshing, fruity taste that really gets your mouth watering. They are 36p a bag and are also available as buy 3 for 1 pound deal, meaning you can buy 3 different types of asda sweets that are 36p for a pound. This would only save you 8p as if you were to pay full price for all bags individually (doesnt sound so great now, does it ?) but is still worth doing as asda has a great range of sweeties :)

                  The jelly cherries stand out in a lime green packet with the word jelly being in dark green and cherries being in dark red. These two colours contrast each other and actually reflect the actual colour of the cherry sweets as they are red/green.

                  These sweets are very juicy which in turn makes them very addictive so make sure you dont eat too many or your teeth will be feeling very sugary. Also these sweets are usually very low in quantity whenever I visit asda as they are very popular so if you enjoy them its best to buy 3 of them before everyone else does :)

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                  18.07.2008 12:45
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                  A brilliant cheap sweet

                  Back with Asda's children's sweets after my short sabbatical to Tesco's sweets, a result of being miles away from an Asda at the time of a sugar craving, I am now back in my comfort zone and ready to spread the word about Asda's cheap and cheery sweets.

                  Asda's children's sweets cost 36p a bag but can be bought on offer 3 bags for £1, which is a definite bargain, as so far all the sweets I have tried have been delicious.

                  Jelly Cherries come in a 100g lime green packet with the words jelly cherries in dark green and red. The design itself is quite simple and not the most imaginative in the world but it is eye-catching. The front of the packet also tells me that the sweets are free form artificial colours and flavourings. The back of the packet contains all the nutritional information you could need.

                  ~~~Nutritional Information~~~
                  Calories - 329
                  Protein - 5.4g
                  Carbohydrates - 76.3g
                  Of which sugars - 59.1g
                  Fat - 0.2g

                  When you open the packet a sweet cherry smell instantly hits you and makes you want to delve deep into the bag, it did me anyway. The bag in question contains roughly 25 sweets, which are shaped like two red cherries on a green stalk.

                  So what do they taste like?
                  Well they taste delicious. The cherry flavour is very refreshing and not too overpowering. Furthermore the sweets have a soft yet still slightly chewy texture making them a real treat to eat.

                  All in all I cannot see a single reason not to try these great little sweet. They not only taste brilliant but also don't cost the earth and come in a packet that can easily be concealed in a pocket or handbag.

                  These cheery cherries are definitely a hit with me. Give them a go and who knows maybe they'll be a hit with you too.

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