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      08.03.2010 12:12
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      Buy them

      These sweets came from my boss again who had bought us sweets to try and cheer us up at work as there have been a lot of changes recently. They were on multibuy offer at 3 packs for £1 or you can buy them seperately for 39p.

      The packet was red with a picture of a pink jelly fish on it. The sweets are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours or flavourings. They do conatin gluten and wheat though so are not suitable for people who have allergies to eaith of those.

      The pack is 70g in size and each pack contains 242kcal, 3.0g of protien, 55.9g of carbohydrates, 0.7g of fat, 2.7g of fibre and 0.01g of sodium.

      These sweets remind me of being a child as I used to love them and I don't think they have changed much since then. They have a nice strawberry taste even though it is a bit fake tasting. They are easy to bite and you do need to remember to bite of small pieces (which then become difficult to chew) as I have many memories of trying to swallow to much of these and getting them stuck in my throat. You would have thought I would have learnt from this by now but yet again I managed it, not the best thing to do when you work in a call centre.

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      10.04.2009 01:08
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      I would recommend these, especially great for kids with little pocket money!

      I am a big lover of sweets so when I was in Asda today I just couldn't stop myself from picking up these sweeties!

      The packaging was calling out to me as it's very pretty and girly and I'm in a 'loving pink' kind of mood at the moment (sitting in pink PJs now!).

      The laces are a little waxy and take a fair while to chew but the taste of strawberry is there and it's pretty strong, it does taste very nice but if I could improve the product it would be to make the laces less waxy.

      I enjoyed mucking around with these, making bracelets with my niece and other various jewellery and just generally playing with our food before we ate it, it's nice to get to act like a child sometimes!

      These sweets (as per most) should definitely be enjoyed in moderation as one 70g bag provided 242 calories & 34.3g sugars which is just not good for your teeth (or your waistline!) at all! But then that's why they're sweets and forbidden most of the time!

      I would rate this product 4/5 as I think the price is very good and the taste is nice, however, the lace itself could do with being less chewy as I found that I got sick of chewing after a few laces and ended up giving the rest of the packet to my niece.

      These strawberry laces can be purchased for 36p from Asda or as part of a long term 3 for £1.00 price offer in all Asda stores & online at asda.co.uk.

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        06.04.2009 20:38
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        Top sweets!

        My kids loved strawberry laces so when I saw them in Asda for the first time in ages I thought I would grab some and see if my grandkids and see what they thought of them.

        My grandkids did like them but they got very little of them as I found myself eating more of them than they did.

        These are every bit as good as the ones I remember buying for my kids and at only 36p per bag or three for £1 they are inexpensive too.

        They take a bit of chewing to get through but they are very nice tasting and they actually taste like strawberry which a lot of the cheap strawberry laces of yesteryear did not.

        I will now be buying these regularly for the grandkids as well as for myself, they make a great treat and a very nice tasting change from chocolate or the usual sweets I have.

        The kids love to play with them too, my granddaughter spent ages weaving them together two at a time before eating them and my grandson tied them together in a long line before eating his.

        You have to limit the amount you give kids because although they seem harmless they are of course not great for you being high in calories and sugar.

        Nutritional Info.

        242 calories
        55.9g carbohydrates
        34.3g (of which sugars)
        0.7g fat
        2.7g fibre

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        06.04.2009 16:54
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        Chewy and fun, great for kids who love playing with thes, great for adults who are young at heart!

        ***What is it?***

        A bag full of red strings called laces (as they resemble shoe laces). They are made with mostly sugar and are chewy and fun!

        ***Price***

        For a 70g bag of laces it costs 36p or 3 for £1.

        ***Nutritional Info***

        Per bag:

        242 calories
        3.0g protein
        55.9g carbohydrates
        34.3g (of which sugars)
        0.7g fat
        2.7g fibre
        trace salt

        ***My Opinion***

        They taste a bit rubbery but for the price it's to be expected. Other than that they are a fun treat for the kids and for me! There are better versions from other retailers but you pay more for the better quality. The Asda brand ones are slightly waxy and I find myself chewing on these for a while. The kids love them and tie them into knots or pretend they are necklaces or bracelets or even spaghetti! The entertainment value alone makes them worth it! Lol. With Asda's 3 for £1 you can mix and match these with the Cola bottles and other sweets. I like the Laces and recommend them

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          06.04.2009 16:38
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          I think with Asda Strawberry Laces you get what you pay for really, they are passable as sweets and taste good but if you compare them to the Tescos Strawberry Laces, they just seem to be missing some thing and arent really as firm in texture.

          Asda Strawberry Laces are available in Asda in the sweets ilse, they are in the 3 for £1 or 36p (approx) each to buy separatly. I think that this is a good price for these sweets and is a similar offer to the Tescos value sweets which also include strawberry laces in the offer. There is 70g in a packet of these sweets so this price is fair and good value in my opinion.

          The laces in a packet of these value sweets however dont really tastes as good as the Tescos brand. They dont have as sweet of a flavour and they are quite soft and chewy unlike the firm Tesco laces which I far better prefere, these sweets seem a bit waxy and not as good quality. So if you like your laces firm, the Tescos brand is more for you, at the same price, though if not then Asda Strawberry Laces will be more to your tastes. Its just preference I suppose.

          These laces contain gluten and wheat, for anyone whi has allergies, its best to steer clear of these sweets to prevent a reation.

          Per 70g bag Asda Strawberry Laces contain:

          242 calories
          3.0g protein
          55.9g carbohydrates
          34.3g (of which sugars)
          0.7g fat
          2.7g fibre
          trace salt

          As you can see the sugar content in a bag of these sweets is quite high, so even though they are very affordable it might be best to keep them as a treat as eating too many of these cant be good for your diet. All good things in moderation, as the saying goes.

          So overall Asda Strawberry Laces are cheap, taste good (though I do prefere Tescos laces) and like most good sweets are a little bit too high in sugar, though they still are a nice treat.

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            24.11.2008 16:11
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            yummy yummy

            I love these, they taste soooo good and they are reeally cheap as well, which is always good when you are a poor student. Although your dentist may advise you not to eat them, what the hell life is for living.

            Another great thing about them is that you can eat them whilst you are driving only having to take your hand off the wheel for a small amount of time, then reel them in like spaghetti.

            When you get really bored, you can have a strawbery lace race, where you tie one around your thigh in a double knot and then get it off and eat it using your teeth and nothing else, thw winner is the one who can eat the lace first without cheating.

            Its great at parties when people get a bit drunk, but make sure that there are no expensive fragile things around as people tend to fall over a lot!!!!

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              14.08.2008 14:55
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              I love these!!!

              ASDA Strawberry Laces!

              I love these things. A great sweet at a good price. I think this product is designed for children but a lot of adults (including me) love them too.

              The shoe laces, also known as boot laces are red in colour and come within a plastic packet, this is sealed at both ends. The laces cost around 40p and contains 75g's, however there is normally an offer which states you can purchase 3 packets of sweets from the selected types for £1.

              I like to tie these laces in knots and them eat them all at once, other people like to suck them like spaghetti or just be normal do and chew them. They do taste quite strong of strawberry and are quite long and stretchy too. I do think that these sweets are very addictive and it's hard to put them down once you have opened them.

              The laces taste a little like jelly sweets or the sweets you may find in penny mixups or in Harribo sweets but are in very thin lace type shapes rather than keys or hearts.

              The strawberry laces are suitable for vegetarians and do not have any artificial colours and flavourings. They can be ate by vegetarians too.

              Overall these sweets are really tasty and nice as a treat. I would not opt to eat them every day as they do contain quite a lot of sugar and have around 200 calories per packet. (which can be ate so quickly). I am lucky and have a ASDA store near my cinema, so I tend to pop in for all my cinema snacks!! Cheap and so convenient to take in the Cinema!


              Enjoy xx

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              13.08.2008 13:58
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              A decent sweet for the money paid

              Slowly working through writing reviews for the many sweet packets (empty I may add) lying on my desk. Asda's Stretchy Strawberry Boot Laces are the next in line. I ate these sweets well over two weeks ago now before my trip to Belgium so it's a good job there's a bright orange post-it note stuck on the packet outlining my thoughts of them at the time. Here goes....

              The packet itself is tall and thin and on the whole rather pink and girly looking. It has a design of the front of a show with bright pink laces on it, which is in keeping with the product itself. The front of the packet also informs me that the sweets are free from artificial colours and flavourings and that they are also suitable for vegetarians. The back of this 75g 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. The sweets cost 38p a bag but can be bought on offer 3 bags for £1.

              Opening the packet a smell doesn't automatically hit your senses but after a while a small waft of strawberry begins to appear and this increases as you pull the sweets out of the packet. It is at this point that I will make my first complaint, all the laces are 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.

              So what do the laces look like? Well like all other lace type sweets. They are relatively long and thin and as they are strawberry laces are a pinky red in colour. Once peeled apart they look quite appetising and the aroma that wafts about is certainly becoming more and more appealing. Better still there is a relatively large quantity of the laces - 32 in my packet, which in my opinion is more than generous for the price.

              Now for the taste. To be honest the laces are pretty average on this score. Yes the strawberry flavour is apparent and the texture is decent for such a sweet but in my opinion they do have a slight plastic taste at times. This doesn't mean however that I would not recommend these sweets, as both my younger brother and I still enjoyed eating them. I would just not rate them as highly as some of Asda's other choices.

              Nutritionally though these sweets fair much like most of Asda's other sweets.
              Energy - 260 calories
              Protein - 3.3g
              Carbohydrate - 59.9g
              Of which sugars - 36.8g
              Fat - 0.8g

              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 therefore is to say that these sweets for the quantity included and the general taste of the sweets are well worth the money paid for them. Just don't go expecting the most luxurious lace you've ever tasted because these definitely aren't that but they're not too shabby either.

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