“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candy „
I bought these sweets in Asda as part of their 3 for £1 multibuy offer. You can buy them individually for 39p though. I love strawberry laces so thought I would give these a try. They are made by candy creations and are described as fruit flavour sweets. The packet has stripes of different colours running down the packet with purple writing and a monkey picture who seems to be wrapped up in the laces. The packet is very busy looking but it does grab your attention from the plain coloured packets around it. These sweets are free from artifical colours and flavourings but are not suitable for vegetarians. The pack is 70g in size and the recommended serving is 10g. 100g of these will give you 364.9kcals, 3.7g of protein, 73.1g of carbohydrates of which 41.9g are sugars, 0.8g of fat and 0.0g of sodium. No good for people of a low carb diet then. The sweets smell like bubblegum when you open the packet which I found a bit strange. They smell like that when you are putting them in your mouth too. They don't taste very strongly of anything but do leave you with a slight fruity after taste. They are easy to chew but remember not too bite off too much or they will get stuck in your throat. All the different colours tasted the same but I did find the yellow ones slightly more lemony but that may have been my imagination. They are quite nice but I will stick to strawberry ones in future.
OK So it's time for another sweet review (trying my best to get down the empty packets squirreled away in my desk drawer). Now you may have gathered by now that I am quite fond of Asda's children's sweets and so it may be no surprise to you that the bag I am going to review today is again one of those from the Asda brand: Asda Rainbow Laces. The packet itself is tall and thin and on the whole it has quite a girly appeal although I can also see how it would appeal to boys too. The front of the bag is coloured in a mix of red, orange and purple and has a picture of a blue octopus on it. The tentacles of the octopus are however brightly multi-coloured and so I presume that these are supposed to signify the rainbow laces inside. The bag also tells me that the laces are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours or flavours. The back of this 70g pack then gives me all the nutritional information I could need as well as a message about Asda and storage instructions - keep in a cool dry place if you're interested. Opening the packet a smell doesn't automatically hit your senses but after a while a fruity scent does begin to permeates your nostrils and is quite enticing. It is at this point that I pepped into the bag and therefore at this point that I noticed that quite a few of the laces were somewhat stuck together. Ok peeling them apart from one another and then dropping them back into the bag easily rectifies this but it is time consuming especially when you simply want to eat them. Now to my next point. Going on the picture on the front of the bag and the name of the sweets 'rainbow laces' I did expect the sweets to be quite vibrant in colour. This however is not at all what I found, as the lace, which are 20 cm in length, are rather dull in colour and to be perfectly honest don't look all that appetising. Taste wise the sweets again do not come up to the standard I have come to expect. They aren't disgusting by any means of the imagination but they don't really taste of anything and so at times you simply feel like you are chewing for nothing at all. I therefore can say with conviction that I am certainly not a fan of these sweets but my younger brother absolutely adores them for some strange reason. Nutritionally though these sweets fair much like most of Asda's other sweets. Energy - 255 calories Protein - 3.2g Carbohydrate - 52.6g Of which sugars - 30.9g Fat - 3.5g So not bad on a health wise front and I suppose a packet as a treat every so often will do very little harm whatsoever. My final verdict however is that these sweets are certainly not the best in the Asda range. There are some far more delicious sweets out there and so personally I would suggest that you purchase those inside. In case you do however want to purchase a bag they can of course only be bought from Asda and cost 38p a bag. The sweets can also be bought alongside any other Asda brand children's sweets on offer 3 bags for £1. Buy something different though is my advice.