“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candy „
Asda's 3 for £1 sweets are the only reason why I enjoy my 2 hour train journey home from university! They make the unbearable 3 hour, busy train journey somewhat bearable. I'm a big lover of sour sweets so it is no great surprise that I pick fizzy cola bottles, fizzy strawberry laces and these super sour stripy strips in my choices.
The sweets come in a plastic packaging which is very colourful and elaborate. The nutrients and ingredients etc can be found on the back of the packet. Inside there are around 20 stripy strips which is ideal for sharing (but even better if you get the full packet to yourself ;))
The strips are very thin and about 1 and a half cm wide. They are stripy and each stripe is a different colour. The whole strip is coated in crunchy sugar which makes the strips very sour and sweet. The strips are soft to bite into and are flexible and not a hard sweet.
It is quite hard to describe the taste of the strips but they are quite fruity but the taste can be overwhelmed by the sourness and all of your attention is focussed away from the taste and primarily on the sourness. You have to be a big lover of sour sweets to able to appreciate these!
Nutrient per 100g per pack
Energy kCal 348kCal 261kCal
Energy kJ 1,478kJ 1,109kJ
Protein 0.6g 0.5g
Carbohydrate 85.7g 64.3g
of which sugars 56.1g 42.1g
Fat 0.3g 0.2g
of which saturates 0.1g 0.1g
Fibre 0.4g 0.3g
Sodium Trace Trace
Salt Equivalent 0.1g 0.1g
Overall, the value of these sweets are great. The only down side to the sweets is that they are very high in sugar but this is to be expected.
My boss bought these sweets into work for us to try and cheer us up. I love sweets and chocolates so it is quite easy to make me happy. She got these sweets in a multibuy offer from Asda at 3 for £1.
The packaging is green with blue writing and a picture of the product on it. The sweets are described as fruit flavour candy strips with a super sour coating. They contain no artificial colours of flavourings like most Asda sweets but they do contain gluten and wheat so are not suitable for people with allergies to either of those items.
The pack is 70g in size and each pack contains 261 kcal, 0.5g of protein, 64.3g of carbohydrates, 0.2g of fat, 0.3g of fibre and 0.03g of sodium. I was quite surpriesed at how low in fat they are but I would imagine that the sugar coating more than makes up for that.
The first bite brought a pleasant surprise too. These sweets are actually sour!!! Not just coated in sugar and pretending to be. They are very chewy in fact I found it quite hard t bite bits of at times. They have a lovely fruity flavour but I couldn't eat a whole packet.
I love these sour strips from Asda, actually this is one sweet you can buy in any of the big supermarkets and know they're going to be good. I think the Asda ones have a bit of an edge over the rest of them though because they're a bit more sour and then after they're a bit sweeter so you've got a yummy contrast of flavours.
They are flat wide strips of errr.... plain sugar I reckon moulded into a paste and left to set! lol That's been flavoured with a faint fruity taste and then the sweet has been coated in yet more sugar. It's the sugar coating that is sour and it takes quite a while to come off the sweet so you'll be pulling a mad lemon sucking face for a couple of minutes!
When it's all off though the flavour of the sweet comes through and it's yummy. Mega sweet with that fruity flavour I was telling you about, I think they taste mainly of strawberry and apple but there's nothing in the ingredients to say what the actual flavour is so that's just a guess. They are very sugary tasting but what else did you expect??? I reckon the sweetness of these would put a lot of people off and I deffo can't eat more than a couple of strips at a time even with my sweet tooth.
The mix of very sour and very sweet works wicked though and the chewy texture of the strips brings this out even more I think. The sour sugar has got a fizzy taste and that makes it taste even more sour I think because it fizzes in your mouth and that leaves you concentrating big time on the nearly painful sourness of the sweet.
I love them but they're not everyones idea of a nice sweet. I'm the only one in this house who will eat them and that's fine with me because it means I get the whole bag to myself!
Recommended to masochists!
For sweetie fans, the confectionery aisle in your local Asda is like an Alldan's cave of affordable treats, waiting to tempt the sweet-toothed shopper into a trolley full of sugary naughtiness! Of course, these need to be hidden at the bottom of your trolley underneath the healthy foods, salads, bottled water etc!
The price of these is 37p per 70g packet or 3 for £1.00 if brought whilst on offer.
My tastes are simple; if it is sweet, I love it! I especially like sour sweets and Asda are great because of the variety of own-brand confectionary and the regular three for a pound offers they have.
These Stripy Strips are belts of multi-coloured soft & chewy sweets with a sour sugary coating. They have a pleasant fruit taste and a mighty sour tangy after taste.
You get a decent portion in each packet of about a dozen strips, and they also fill you up quite well! Just make sure you brush your teeth later!
The major problem with these is that they can disappear quite quickly from packet to mouth!
I would recommend these to Asda shoppers if they've not tried them before as they are an ideal sweet-treat and the perfect accompaniement for a movie or car journey.
I love sweets and as I have mentioned in previous reveiws, at the weekend me and the boyfriend buy a little feast to enjoy with a good DVD, last weekend we decided to cut down on our spending on sweets, so we decided to go to ASDA and see what sweets they had on offer.
Asda Super Sour Stripy Strips are part of the 3 packets of sweets for £1 offer, or just sold for 36p (approx) separately I think that this is a great price for a packet of sweets and so I just couldnt resist the savings.
Asda Super Sour Stripy Strips are multicoloured belt type sweets that are made up of different colours, red ,green, yellow and orange.
They are coated with a sour type of sugar which gives them a fizzy sour taste when eaten, though they are not too sour, they still taste sweet as well.
The nutritional facts for a packet containing about 12 fizzy belts is
As you can see the fat content in these sweets isnt that high though the sugar content is very high, which is expected as the belts are covered in it. These may be best as a treat for this reason.
I think that Asda Super Sour Stripy Strips taste great, especially if you love sour sweets. They are affordable and a great little treat.
After coming back from my holidays to be greeted by the pile of empty sweet packets on my desk I am very proud to say that I am looking at the last one right now and am just about to write a review on it.
This packet is one for Asda's Super Sour Stripy Strips and peeling back the sticky note that contains my notes on them I can see that the packet is tall and thin, lime green in colour and has the words Stripy Strips written in block blue capitals in the centre. The front of the packet also has a picture of the colourful strips in question as well as the information that the sweets are free from artificial colours and flavourings. Turning over the packet I can then read all the nutritional information, which to be honest I probably should have read at the time of eating.
So what does this nutritional information say? Should I be worried about my pre-holiday binge? Well no, not really, as these sweets although not being the best thing for you aren't too bad either. They contain the following values...
Calories - 261
Protein - 0.5g
Carbohydrate - 64.3g
Of which sugars - 42.1g
Fat - 0.2g
Of which saturates - 0.1g
Ok so like I said these aren't the best thing for your health that you could ever choose to eat but they aren't going to do too much harm either and so once in a while I can't see any problem with indulging in a bag of such sweets.
So after digesting the packet fully I think it's time I looked at the post-it note, which is covered in my scribbles about taste and texture - I really am that dedicated to reviewing J. One of the words that is really clear on this post-it is the word sour, which is written in big capitals and has a huge tick next to it. Now even without this prompt I distinctly remember the sweets being exceptionally sour, which is really too my liking. The sweets have a sour taste that makes your tongue tingle and a fizz that is so delicious.
The sweets also have a fruity taste, which I couldn't quite put my finger on but was itself really refreshing and a nice change from the sweetness of the super sour coating. Texture wise the sweets are quite chewy but not break your teeth chewy meaning that they a re a pleasure rather than a struggle to eat. Even better because the sweets are made in five different coloured strips you can even peel each strip of separately and eat them that way - if you really want to that is.
As you can see I really enjoyed eating these sweets and so will therefore highly recommend them to anyone who loves sour sweets. Being an Asda brand these can unfortunately only be purchased from Asda but on the plus side they are extremely cheap to purchase, costing a mere 38p a bag or £1 for three bags. If you like Fizzy I can say with conviction that you will love these.