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      17.12.2011 21:05
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      Simply nice enough!

      From time to time I do like a bag of sweets and these at only 26p for a 175g sized bag seemed very worth a try to me!

      The Packaging:

      The bag is plastic and green and white in colour, easy to tear open and there is a see though section on the front of it so you can see some of the sweets through it. On the front of the bag we are told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' Foamy Fruits and that they are free from artificial colours and flavours and then on the back of the bag we are told the ingredients used, there is a nutritional information chart and contact details for Asda are given. This is, as usual cheap looking packaging from the Asda Smart Price range but is informative as it needs to be to be fair to it.

      The Sweets:

      Well I counted 29 sweets in my packet (give or take 1 or 2!). Each one is shaped Iis in a shape of either a strawberry, orange and banana and the corresponding light colour you would expect the real fruits to be.

      Thickish and spongy in texture these are nice enough though nothing special. Not too sweet, vaguely tasting of fruit, though not much so really these really are just ok. I was impressed that they were not overly sweet and I preferred the banana flavour in these the most as the other flavours don't taste that flavoursome really. They don't taste like they contain much fruit though an do taste rather artificial in my opinion.

      All in all these are simply ok!

      Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Bag:

      Energy:165kcal
      Protein: 1.6g
      Carbohydrate: 39.4g
      of which sugars: 39.1g
      Fat: 0.1g
      of which saturates: Nil
      Fibre: Trace
      Sodium: Trace
      equivalent as salt: Trace

      Only available from Asda stores and from Asda.com

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        06.10.2011 22:30
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        Tasty foamy sweets at a cheap price

        The other day my mum got back from her weekly ASDA shopping and got me some of these ASDA smart price foamy fruits.

        The ASDA smart price foamy fruits come in a white and green colour pack with the smart price label at the top of the pack. The bag weighs 175g and the foamy fruits are free from artificial colours and flavourings.

        When I opened the pack I noticed there was 3 different shapes and flavours which were orange, strawberry and banana. When I first bit into the different flavours I noticed you get strong burst of flavour which lasts about 5 seconds then disappears. With the orange flavour you get a taste of orange, the strawberry a taste of strawberry and the banana a taste of banana.

        Overall at 30p a pack I think I will be buying them again sometime in the future. They taste the same as other foamy sweets but these have a extra fruity taste when you first bite into them. I would highly recommend them to any one who likes foamy sweets.

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        23.04.2011 17:47
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        Cheap and nice

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        ASDA have various sweets in their collection and all are priced very reasonably at 39p per bag or if you are feeling particularly sweetie orientated then 3 for £1.00. I chose the latter and one of my selections was the Foamy Fruits.


        Foamy Fruits

        The packaging is very simple; it is basically just a white plastic bag with some red colouring on the bottom and ASDA logos with a brief description of the contents. There is a small picture of the foam fruits, but it really isn't that complimentary of the contents, but you wouldn't be expecting flashy packaging for 39p.

        For your small outlay you are going to get one and a half good handfuls of foam fruits shaped in Lemon, Orange and some others, which are hard to differentiate. Each sweet is about the size of an old penny or about one and a half inches in new money. They are not very thick being only about a quarter of an inch in this measurement. So they are a decent size. If you are fortunate enough to be in the very young age group they are going to seem enormous.

        On opening the simple packaging you will immediately get a whiff of fruitiness. The sweets are foam type sweets being very similar in form and texture to those other popular foam sweets known as Shrimps. The texture is quite a strange sensation as it is in some cases slightly chewy and in others sort of melting. The flavours are very hard to actual pinpoint but they are fruity just which fruit is a bit of a hit and miss, with perhaps the exception of the orange and lemon, which are given away by their shape and colour anyway. The actual colours are pastel not vivid and bright, attractive none the less.

        Once you have had one of these it is very hard not to have another hence with them being quite good value maybe two of your three choices should be the foam fruits. I can easily eat a whole packet whilst watching a film, or whilst engrossed in some other pastime which requires a little more concentration, before you know where you are the packet is empty and you are searching for more.

        Summary

        A very nice confection, which costs little and is readily available in almost any ASDA. Well worth a try and you may like me become partial to a packet to replace the popcorn come movie time. Being mostly sugar there is no need to go into the ins and outs of whether they are good for you, they obviously are not a health food, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't treat yourself to a sampling.

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          21.03.2011 15:55
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          Best eaten in extreme moderation or not at all

          On Saturday we went to Asda and as a reward for all her hard work during the week I bought my wife a pack of Foamy Fruits. Oh yes, I know how to treat a woman!

          Asda Foamy Fruits are part of the Asda Smart Price range, priced between 28 and 33p and working on some dim distant memory that she liked those pink shrimp sweets that I am sure we have all tasted at some point, these were my choice.

          Her initial reaction was cool; she isn't a great fan of value ranges, but she did agree to try them. After scoffing half the packet in about 10 minutes, she decided that she didn't like them - too sweet and too cheap, she said. Being cheap isn't a valid reason for not liking something in my world, but this wasn't the time for reasoned debate. It was time for me to eat the remainder and foam my own opinion (see what I did there - foam my own opinion? - oh, never mind!)

          Well, there was a good selection of sweets left and the overall size bag was very reasonable at 175g weight and probably around 30 foam sweets in pink, orange and yellow colours and each one vaguely resembling a fruit - strawberry, orange and banana. My favourites were the banana shaped ones with a vaguely synthetic banana flavour...but it turned out that of the ones she had tasted, these were her favourite too, so I only had two of these. The other two were fairly unimpressive in terms of taste and were a bit sickly contributing to the fact that after a dozen or so to finish the pack off, I felt a bit queasy.

          Time to turn to the back of the pack to see what these things are made of. Sugar and spice and all things nice? No, everyone knows that's what little girls are made of. These are made of sugar and very little else. A staggering 89.2g of sugar per 100g of product. I think that's the highest proportion I have ever seen in a confectionery product. 660 calories if you eat the full pack!

          In summary, these were OK for a quick treat but if you eat them in quantity or too quickly they do make you feel sick. Just as well that I had also bought her some Dolly Mixtures, eh? A plan is not a plan without an effective back-up plan...... see next review!

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            08.01.2010 17:22
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            Yummy But Very Sweet

            I buy these Foam Fruits for my sister who is 2, she loves them because they are soft and sweet plus there isn't a lot of risk of choking with them because they start breaking up as soon as you start chewing.

            The sweets are shaped like what they are supposed to taste like but it helps to know because the strawberry ones look a bit basic! lol There are banana, orange and strawberry flavoured sweets in the bag and even though the taste is quite faint you can tell what it's supposed to be even without looking at the sweets.

            The banana ones are my faves because they taste like them big bananas you can buy in the pick and mix at the cinema, they're mega sweet and have a bit of a banana milkshake flavour. The orange one tastes like the orange sherbet in Double Dips only much fainter, I was glad about that because I don't like it when sweets try to get a natural orange flavour because it just makes it taste more unnatural than ever! I'm not sure about the strawberry flavour, I eat them because there's nothing wrong with it but it tastes mega fake and this flavour has gone a bit overboard with the sugar I think.

            These Foam Fruits have got a very cheap texture but weirdly I like it! As soon as you start chewing the sweets start coming apart and because they are so high in sugar they also start dissolving at the same time, that means it doesn't take long to eat one of these sweets so if you're a pig like me I reckon you should chuck a few in your gob at the same time to save all the arm work! lol

            The best thing is that this large 175g bag of sweets only costs 28p. Asda have changed the bag and it's green and white now, they still look proper cheap but at least the sweets don't come in that naff bag that Dooyoo has shown! They are deffo cheap tasting sweets but I still think they're proper nice, you know when you love something that you KNOW should be rank like them pies that come in tins!

            Recommended for sweet lovers and cheapskates!!!

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              21.11.2009 18:42
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              not the best tasting but still worth it for the price

              Asda smart price brand offers many different products at a cheaper price than the named brands, and this is just one of those. These asda price foamy fruits are a sweet product that asda smart price does and being smart price does mean they are cheap, but it does also mean the quality lacks too.

              They are just 28p for a fairly big pack which is 175g which is about a similar size to some of the bags to share the other brands offer for about a pound and usually over so as you can see these are really cheap and good value for money.

              So if there so cheap, the cost must be because of something, and that's the quality of them, they don't look too bad, I mean the packaging is just awful however the sweets themselves are in all the different shapes of the fruits and the different colours too and they do look quite good, however it's the taste that could be a lot better.

              The sweets do taste fairly nice however the different fruity tastes taste a bit too artificial and there are tons of fruity sweets similar to these that have got the taste just right where these have failed.

              Having said all that, they are a lot cheaper than most sweets out there, and they did all get eaten, and I did enjoy them, just not as much as some others iv had. However they are worth the money and I would probably get them again.

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              28.09.2009 12:57
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              The quick cheap sugar fix that you can make better with a little effort and a bain marie!

              Ah Foamy Fruits, I came across these at Asda whilst at college and became a staple sweet snack for those long long lectures.

              Though the price can fluctuate these have never cost me more than 30p per bag, and they are well worth it. They come in Strawberry, Orange and Banana in the bag each in the shapes of fruits. However with artificial flavourings and a lot of sugar I wouldn't suggest you give these to children - there are other sweeties on the market that they will enjoy without being so awful for them. But us adults can make up our own minds!

              I've found that the strength in flavour can vary widely, some delicatly flavoured and the others giving a full on hit of articial goodness!

              These are a great sweet for the price and you get a lot for your money. I've actually been able to make insanely cheap Christmas/Birthday gifts from these by buying a few packs, sorting the different fruits and then dipping in melted chocolate and leaving to cool. Very similar to the chocolate covered foam banana's you get in pick and mix, but you can make them a lot more posh by using high grade chocolate.

              So all in all, a 10/10 for me.

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              20.07.2009 19:45
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              Cheap and tasty but sugary

              When walking down the sweets aisle in Asda i cant just walk past these sweets without popping a bag or two into my basket!

              There called Foamy Fruits by Asda smart price, so come in the usual green and white 'smart price' packaging with a small clear window where you can see the actual sweets in the bag. Very easy to spot on the shelf with the other smart price sweets. Only costing 28p for 175g pack so good on your wallet!

              There's three different flavours in the pack Strawberry, Banana and Orange. Strawberry and Banana being my favourites! The Orange ones do tend to get left at the bottom of the pack as they dont taste as pleasent as the other two, they have quite a bitter taste to them. I've also noticed that the packs tend to have alot more Orange ones then the other two flavours, im not sure why. I must admit i always have a quick look through the packs to find a pack with the most pink Strawberry's! So the clear window at the front of the pack comes in very handy!

              The actual sweet is soft and foamy inside, so very easy to chew and wont pull your fillings out! On the outside of the sweets there shaped and patterned like the real fruit and covered in what looks and tastes like a dusting of icing sugar.

              Once i open this sweets i cant just have one! They are so tasty i could sit and get the pack in one sitting! But its not advised as the downside to these sweets are the amount of sugar they contain which most likely to be the reason they are so moreish!

              Per pack they contain:

              77g sugar
              376 calories

              The packaging information says they are not suitable for vegaterians as they contain beef gelatine. Free from artifical colour and flavourings! Which is always good to hear!Also normal allergy information that they may contain nuts.

              Overall i find this sweets a fantastic tasty bargin, but to be eaten in moderation!

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                08.06.2009 15:15
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                foamy sweets from asda which come in different flavours and taste good too,.!

                These are among my favourite sweets. You normally find foamy sweets in pick n mix but they tend to be expensive costing at least a £1 for 175g . The Asda value foamy sweets only cost 28p for a whole 175g which I think is very cheap and a good bargain. I cant really tell the difference from the pick and mix foamy mix and the Asda value ones, they all seem to have the same taste, which I why I decide to buy the Asda value foamy sweets and save my pennies. These sweets taste so good that I always finish a whole pack within a day, although I do try to save some for the following day. They may be called foamy fruits but they are not made from real fruits, the contain ingredients such as maize starch, flavourings, sugar, water etc.


                The sweets are free from artificial colours which is a good thing. Each pack of 175g carries 165 calories which isn't too bad. The sweets are however too sugary and contain little protein.
                Another disadvantage of these sweets is that if you leave the packet open for a few days, the sweets will dry up making them hard to chew, I normally bin them if this happen. In general the sweets are soft, they don't tend to stick on your teeth like many sweets even though I still recommend that you brush your teeth a.s.a.p after consuming as they contain lots of sugars. The sweets are well packaged in plastic bad which is easy to open.


                The foamy sweets comes in three flavours (strawberry, banana and orange). The foamy sweets are fruit shaped e.g. the strawberry flavour is shaped into a strawberry and the banana flavour is yellow like a banana and also shaped like a banana.
                Out of the three flavours, the strawberry is my favourite, they taste like real strawberries and rather milky too. The banana flavour is my second favourite, it does almost taste like banana. The orange flavour comes third, I actually eat the orange ones last because they taste of sour orange. If anyone asks me for a foamy sweet I always offer them the orange flavour.
                However to get most out of these flavours I suggest you chew them rather than suck, although when chewed they rather turn fizzy and dissolve in your mouth tempting you to suck on them to finish them off.


                I will recommend these sweets for those whom already enjoy foamy sweets and those who haven't tried them yet. The sweets definitely taste delicious even though they will leave you feeling thirsty. The expiry date on these sweets is very good, they won't expire at least after a year which is pretty good. These sweets can be bought from all Asda shops, they are so popular with the customers that sometimes they are out of stock, so if you manage to get your hands on some, make sure you buy a couple of packs. Asda does some deals on the sweets e.g. if you buy a certain number of packs you may save more pennies.


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                --- They may be Asda value but they taste really good!

                ---When you are saving them for later make sure the package is sealed, to avoid the sweets from drying off.

                ---For those who are dibetic you might want to watch out, as these sweets contains lots of sugars.

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                  22.05.2009 11:34
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                  Cheap great tasting sweets a must for everyone's basket

                  For the sweet toothed amongst us, look no further for your sugary fix. Spotted these a few months back and @ 28p the thought 'nothing to lose' came to mind. As the bag says, 'foamy fruits', these fruit shaped and flavoured sweets are foamy in texture. Three flavours are offered from the bag, Strawberry, Orange and banana. The foamy fruits are shaped and coloured to resemble the fruits themselves. Bite into the sweets and there is a lovely foamy texture followed by a shot of tasty fruit flavour. Continue chewing and the foamy texture becomes sugary. There is a major problem with these sweets, they are so so totally addictive, once you open the bag and start chewing, it won't be long before you realise you are onto you last sweet and then the sudden sensation of feeling sick will spring upon you, or is that just me being greedy??? For 28p you really cannot go wrong, however be warned, highly addictive, your weight may increase and your teeth fall out ha ha... Over all, a great tasting sweet representing excellent value for money, except you need to buy more toothpaste !!

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                    15.05.2009 23:02
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                    A great bag of sweets at a bargain price.

                    I spotted these in the sweet aisle of Asda recently and decided to give them a try as I am always trying to save a few pennies while still enjoying the things in life that I love (and sweets is one of these!).

                    These sweets are packaged in a plastic bag which is heat sealed and is easy enough to open, the packaging is very basic but this is all I would expect from these sweets. I also find the packaging easy to spot on the shelf as I recognise the smartprice packaging.

                    There are lots of sweets in the bag and they are strawberry, banana & orange flavoured foam sweets which are quite well flavoured, they did have some fruit flavour to them but I really could taste sugar and I found that my teeth felt a little coated after I had eaten them. They are lovely and foamy and chewy and last for a good few chews, they are easy to break up and have little patterns on them which look quite pretty. Kids will love these too as my nieces & nephews certainly do and they can be fussy at times about most things but I guess sweets are pretty much a given with any children!

                    A 175g packet of these is 28p from Asda stores or www.asda.co.uk and I think that this is a bargain price, they really are tasty sweets and are something that I will be buying again. There are 11 calories per sweet & the entire bag contains 334 calories & 77g of sugar so they should be enjoyed in moderation.

                    These sweets are not suitable for vegetarians as they contain beef gelatine.

                    I would definitely recommend these sweets and I am therefore rating these 4/5 and I have knocked off one star because I think that they could have a stronger fruit flavouring but one positive is that these do not contain any artificial colours.

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                      07.02.2009 17:33
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                      great buy

                      I am not really the biggest fan of sweets, but I still like to have them around. It is usually some brands which I don't even remember, but once in a while I like to go cheap. These sweets are the perfect ones at 34p for 45 sweets. That's less than a penny per sweet!

                      The pack has got three different flavours: strawberry, banana and orange. They have actually taken the effort of shaping and colouring all the sweets as the fruit, I wonder if it would be cheaper if it wasn't done. But any ways the colours and shapes would make kids like them I guess. Good news for parents who want to save a little money on junk food for children

                      Now for the taste and texture: The sweets have got a hard outer covering and once u get through that barrier they get soft and chewy. The taste is not the most amazing but is still good, its nice to have in the mouth, all three flavours are different even though they r nothing like the fruit in question, they are all unique and sweet.

                      In conclusion, even though not amongst the best tasting sweets, i think they are the best buy because of the price.

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                      07.02.2009 17:13
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                      Cheap and cheerful yet soft and sickly too

                      At one point in time Asda's Smartprice Foamy Fruits were my favourite sweets. For some reason I just really loved them and would have chosen them over anything else. I say 'at one point' and 'would have' because now I'm not too keen on them. I can eat them but I just wouldn't go mad for them.

                      Asda's Foamy Fruits come in a very plain and therefore rather cheap looking bag, but then again they do only cost 34p for 175g. The bag itself is made of plastic has is green and white in colour with a clear sweet shaped window that allow you to see the sweets inside. The name of the sweets in question is then printed on the front of the bag in along with the information that the sweets are free from artificial and flavourings.

                      The back of the bag has all the storage instructions, ingredient lists and allergy advice (may contain traces of nuts and/or seeds) as well as the nutritional information you would expect to find.

                      Nutritional Values (per 100g)
                      Calories - 376
                      Protein - 3.6g
                      Carbohydrate - 89.9g
                      Of which sugars - 89.2g
                      Fat - 0.2g
                      Of which saturates - Nil
                      Fibre - 0.3g
                      Sodium - Trace
                      Equivalent as salt - 0.1g

                      The bag in question contains 175g of sweets and when you open it you will find about 45 sweets, 15 of each type. The three types are strawberry, banana and orange and each sweet is shaped like the fruit in question and is pink, yellow or orange respectively. Due to the mix of sweet flavours the smell oozing out of the bag is a rather mixed one and is at times not particularly appetising due to the jumble of scents.

                      Picking up one of the sweets you will notice that they are quite hard and covered in a slightly white dusting that smells rather sweet. When yu pop one of them you're your mouth the hard outer coating, which to be far isn't very hard, crumbles quickly revealing the far chewier foamy inside. Each of the sweets does have a different taste and in my opinion the strawberry and banana ones are far superior to the orange ones, which are too sweet the majority of the time. The strawberry and banana flavoured ones have a subtle taste that is quite refreshing although this too can become a little sickly as time progresses.

                      Like I have mentioned earlier at one point I would have quickly given these sweets the full five stars but looking at them and tasting them now I think that my three stars is about right. The sweets do taste ok and I can see their appeal with small children. They are also very good value for money but they do become rather sickly after a while and the orange ones aren't particularly great. If you fancy something a little different though and just want to nibble on a couple then these are something that may be worth a try.

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                        05.01.2009 22:39
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                        Not for me, but I'd recommend you try them if you like foam fruits

                        Whenever we go to the cinema, my partner likes to buy pic n mix sweets, primarily consisting of the foam-style ones, such as 'pink shrimps' and 'foamy bananas'. This of course costs a ridiculous amount of money: at Odeon prices, you will pay around £3 for a very small bag of pic n mix, probably around 150 grams worth (although this is just an estimate). So when I saw these foam fruits in Asda for the tiny price of 31p for 175 grams, I thought they must be worth a try, as next time we could take them with us to the cinema and save a good amount of money!

                        The packaging on these is basic, just a white background with green writing and a green strip across the bottom (an updated design to the picture that Dooyoo has), although there is a see through panel shaped like a sweet which lets you see what's inside. The packaging really isn't too offensive.

                        The packet boasts that it contains strawberry, banana and orange flavour foamy candy. Once opened, the promise is delivered, as inside are three types of sweet. There is a yellow banana-shaped one, about the size of a small thumb, a orange one shaped like half an orange, and a pink one shaped like half a strawberry. They all smell quite strongly of something resembling a sugary synthetic style of fruitiness. They are quite attractive, and if you were serving them in a bowl at a party, no one would know they were Smart Price ones!

                        When you bite into them, things go downhill a bit. In my opinion, they all taste very much like the flavourings used in children's antibiotics or vitamin tablets, so I feel like I am eating medicine. However my partner really likes them! They have a thick, quite chewy consistency, not as light as you might suspect but this does make them more substantial.

                        It is best to be aware that these are not healthy. In 100 grams there is 376 calories, and a huge 89.2 grams of sugar! However there are no saturated fats, artificial colours or flavours, so you could do worse.

                        Basically I would suggest that if you like foamy sweets and you are looking for a cheap alternative then you should try these. I don't like the flavourings but that's a pretty personal thing and if, like my partner, you find yourself enjoying the sweets then you could save some money.

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