“ Brand: Asda / Type: Gum „
We picked up a bag of these when in the sweetie aisle. Couldn't resist the cheap price of these, as they were only 34p for the 175g bag. Yes, the pack didn't look that nice as it is just a plain white bag with the light green writing on it from the Asda Smart price brand. but it's all about the sweets inside. There is a small see through part on the front as well so you can see some of the sweets.
These looked and smelt like other more expensive Wine Gums. There was a few different colours and as usual we liked the green and red ones the best.
These were large enough and quite thick as well. They were soft and had a good chew to them. They were shaped differently and had circular, oval, diamond shaped sweets.
These tasted fruity, and of a good quality. Perhaps not quite as strong tasting as the brand named ones, but you perhaps wouldn' expect that because of the price.
This was the first time we tried these and I know we will buy these quite a lot. They are the kind of Jelly Sweet that we like and the price is great.
I have quite a sweet tooth and love to eat sweets, chocolate, biscuits etc now and again but find the prices quite steep for the leading brands and have been trying out some of the supermarket own brands and value brands on a mission to find some good alternatives to the leading brands which are just as good, if not better for a fraction of the price. This is my second shot at trying out an Asda smartprice range in sweets and another fail im affraid.
I do love winegums and if i am going to get a packet of sweets i am likely to buy winegums but i always buy Maynards wine gums and enjoy them so i thought i would give the Smartprice ones a try.
While the taste of these sweets is not disgusting and certainly not the worst thing you will ever taste but they are no where near the standard of Maynards. These are a more chewy and have alot less taste and has a rather awful after taste which lingers in your mouth and is hard to shift!
The only reason i can think people will buy these is because of the price difference. That is what made me try them. They are 33p for a 175g packet where if you was to buy Maynards you would expect to pay over £1.
The packaging is very plain and boring. A white packet with the traditional Asda smartprice green stripe and green writting.
Is it 33p well spent? ... In my opinion no. While they taste better than the midget gems they are still not good enough for me. If i am to buy wine gums again i will be spending more in order to actually enjoy eating them.
I've always been fond of Wine Gums, as has my dad. Maynards wine gums however can be quite expensive for what they are and so for a while we have been looking for alternatives. That was when I found Asda's Smart Price Wine Gums, which are now a popular purchase within our family.
The sweets in question come in a very plain white and green bag with the words Asda Smart Price Wine Gums printed prominently on the front. The front of the bag also tells me that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours. The back of the packet is simply white in colour and has green writing on it that tells me how to store the sweets and Asda's refund policy as well as the ingredients and nutritional values of the sweets within.
Upon opening the bag you are met with a very sweet and extremely fruity smell. This smell was exceptionally appetising to both my dad and me but slightly to sweet and therefore sickly to my mum. The bag itself was relatively full and contained 175g of sweets. The sweets in question vary in shape, from circular to oval to diamond and lozenge shape. They also vary in colour from yellow and orange through to green and red.
The varying colours of the sweets signify the varying flavours of them. The yellow ones are of course a cross between lemon and pineapple, the orange ones orange flavoured, the green ones lime flavoured and the red ones a mix of strawberry and raspberry.
I must add at this point that upon tasting each of the sweets they do have distinctly different tastes to one another, which isn't always the case with cheaper varieties of sweets. The red sweets are my favourites but that was always going to be the case seeing as I love berries so much. My dad on the other hand prefers the citrus tang of the orange sweets. Each sweet is relatively sweet but not over sweet in my opinion. My mum, who fond the smell a little sickly, also likes these sweets and doesn't find that they taste too sweet.
The Nutritional Values for the sweets are printed below:
295 - calories
5.0g - Protein
68.4g - Carbohydrate
53.3g - of which sugars
0.2g - Fat
Nil - of which saturates
As you can see from the above the sweets do have a high quantity of sugars within them and this probably accounts for the sweet smell. Despite this however I would recommend them as they do taste delicious. Better still they only cost 32p, which is miles better than the £1 bracket for a bag of Maynards. Due to the sugar content however I am only going to give these sweets 4/5 stars.