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      14.12.2011 23:49

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      A great alternative to chocolate and jsut enough to kill sweet cravings

      There are three great things about flumps in my opinion.

      The first is that they are a great diet sweet on the Slimming World diet - at 1.5 syns each (Slimming World allows 15 syns a day - these are a way of counting items of food that are not healthier options like fruit and veg. Each food has a syn value). This means that i can have sweets every day without worrying while following Slimming World!

      The second is the taste and texture of them. A flump is pretty big - about 15cm long and about 2cm wide. The flavour is a lovely delicate vanilla - not too sickly but sweet enough that you are satisfied with one or two.

      Thirdly they are only 10p each! This makes them a real bargain - especially as my local Tesco tends to run them at 11 for £1 meaning you get one free for every 10 you buy! it's a good job that they are not too moreish as they would be dangerous to have around the house otherwise!

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      27.05.2011 21:00

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      Lovely treat for a low price.

      The flump is in my opinion a lovely little guilt free treat when you don't want to spend much. At 9p they are very affordable and their close proximity to the tills at my local Tesco Express means that I normally grab one to eat on the go. The fluffy texture of the intertwined lengths of mallow is gorgeous and the light vanilla flavour is scrummy. At only 30 calories I don't feel bad about eating a couple of these at a time and let's face it, they are very moreish. They wrapper even says that they are fat free! Another nice thing about these is that they claim to contain no artificial colours or flavourings which makes me feel even better about eating them. They also make me feel quite nostalgic, having been around for years. When I was young I remember how I used to try and peel the two strands apart.
      The flump comes in an airtight semi-transparent wrapper which can be use to hold the flump as you eat, or the flump can just be fully removed. They make good treats for kids because they can easily hold them and as mentioned, they boast only natural colours and flavours.
      To summarise, these taste good and are value for money but won't last you long so buy a few!

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      10.05.2011 21:32
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      Flumps For a Person who just wants a marshmallow

      Flumps is a British marshmallows, twisted long ways, consisting of 2 flavors plain white ''mallow'' and pink which is slightly fruity.

      the newer improved version of this sweet is fat free and 46 calories? i think..and is only 20p

      Now if your American or even Canadian you probably wont be so interested in this sweet and wonder why anyone would want to eat a plain tasting marshmallow treat...as most Americans and Canadians usually only use marshmallows as a ingredient and rarely eat it alone unless its covered in chocolate or added to something... for example they use marshmallows to make Smores,rice krispies squares, cookies,and put some on cakes and in hot chocolate,the only time i see them only eating it by it self is when they will roast marshmallows on a fire.

      i notice some people here in the UK don't really roast marshmallows and when they make rice krispies they usually use chocolate ..so they may see marshmallows as a treat and not something you use for cooking or adding things with.. for example my husband had never roasted a marshmallows before until he came to Canada in the summer time and he thought it was weird when i used marshmallows to mix rice krispies with .

      anyway it is a treat here in the UK , so i guess some people just like the fluffy texture of marshmallows flumps.
      for me there is no wow factor about this sweet because it's just marshmallow to me, i dont see it as a sweet

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      although i am not head over heels, this sweet is great to have with one of those mini single hot chocolate portion sachets , that way you don't need to buy a hole bag of marshmallows just for that one hot chocolate you can just buy a FLUMPS and its only 20p :) soo yeaah bargain

      Size:
      if you miss the taste of marshmallows its great to have a flump , i like how the calories are written as i am sure when you buy a bag of marshmallows you probably cant have just one ...and flumps portion size is just enough to cover your craving..

      Texture and feel: Flumps is much softer then your average marshmallow and the texture feels just right, its nice and light and airy so it melts in your mouth.

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      i like how its wrapped in a single wrapper so if your just going in and out of the store for a snack its just a grab and go kind of thing.. i also find that there wrapping draw me in, as its a nice bright and colorful color

      Overall i think Flumps is pretty practical as you could add it to portion sized things like say to decorate a muffin or add to hot chocolate or have it with some peanut butter ( lol that might sound weird to you..i use to cut apples and add peanut butter to the apples then stick on mallows on to the apple parts to make it look like the apple was a mouth and had teeth..hey i was a little kid ok give me a break haha )

      ingredients in Flumps:
      Glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, water, gelatine, cornflour, flavourings, colours (riboflavin, cochineal)

      Not suitable for vegetarians
      Natural colours
      Natural flavours

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      01.01.2010 12:21
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      MARSHMALLOW TWISTS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

      The 'flumps' bar is something I buy often at this time of year because it is a nice stocking filler for the young kids I do stockings for. This year I had two spare Flumps and as it had been a long time since I had eaten one I decided to try it again and this is my review of the Flumps.

      The Flumps bar is a large marshmallow that is about the same size as a bar of chocolate. The marshmallow is twisted like a plait. It is very light and fluffy to look at. Because the Flumps bar is made of marshmallow it means it is light to hold to so it means it is ideal to give to little ones as they do not seem to drop sweets that are lighter to carry.

      The packaging is a nice pastel coloured wrapper in yellow and pink and it is quite eye catching and stands out on the shelf in the store. The packaging says that the Flump bar has natural flavours and colours which is good as some people do not like to give sweets with artificial colours to young kids.

      The packaging says that the Flumps bar has gelatine in it so would not do for vegetarians or vegans.

      The taste of the Flumps bar is very sweet just like normal marshmallows. I do not think it is over powering or sickly. The bar is nice and light to eat because of the fluffy feeling it has when I am eating it. The bar only has 50 calories in it so it might be good if I was on the weight watchers diet as I could count the Flumps bar up in my points allowance.

      I thought the taste of the Flumps bar was nice but I do not know if I would go out of my way to buy it. I think I prefer something with a bit more bite to it or I would rather have a bar of chocolate to satisfy me if I am looking for a sweet snack.

      If I was watching my weight though or if I was baby sitting then I would buy in some of these as they are good for little ones and I like how they have a low calorie content so would not spoil my diet.

      I have seen the Flumps bars in supermarkets and news agent shops and I got mine from my local Co-Operative supermarket. I paid around 15 pence for each of the bars and they are a popular treat with young kids so would suggest giving them a try for young ones but adults might need more bite!

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        07.11.2009 15:07
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        great name, a great product

        These bassets flumps are not only a great sounding product however they also taste great too. I used to have these all the time when I was younger and although I don't get them much for myself now as they are mainly for kids they are still a nice product if you like marshmallow.

        The best thing about these flumps is not the name but it has to be the price, at only 10p for a quite long and thick flump its just great value for money and where the other 10p sweet and chocolates have risen is price these have stayed the same as far as iv seen any way.

        For the 10p then, you get a twisted flump which is about 20cm long and fairly thick as well, it comes in a long plastic packet and you can make one of these last a while if you bite off a little bit at a time. The taste is great too the different colours of flump twisted together makes them look really good and the taste of marshmallow tastes great quality as well.

        These are a great sweet product and really the only thing to go for if you fancy marshmallows but don't want to fork out a lot of money on a big bag of them when you can have your own flump for just 10p.

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          13.10.2009 19:08
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          I forgot how much I love these! I picked up one at work today for a change and they are fluffy, Mallowy and just lovely.

          Priced at 10p they are cheap and cheerful. They are made by Bassett's.

          Packaging isn't that exciting for these. You can see the Mallow through the packaging as there is a long see through part on the pack. The wrapper is easy to open as you just open at the end. The pack has blues and yellows on it, so the pack stands out not bad.

          Now to the Flump. What is it? Well according to the pack this is just a Marshmallow twist. Not much else on the pack and no nutritional information. The good thing is I imagine this doesn't have a great deal of fat in it, but who's to say how many calories?

          I would say the lenght of the Flump is perhaps just under 15cm. It is quite thick and consists of 2 strands of Mallow twisted together. The colours are white and Pink. They seem to have a bit flavouring about them, but more so the Pink part which has a hint of Strawberry.

          I find that the Mallow tastes that bit powdery, so I like to suck on it a little and then it goes a tiny bit sticky and when you bite a bit off this then it seems a little bit gooey, just my preference.

          A nice treat if you aren't in the mood for Chocolate and a great price as well!

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          14.08.2009 16:56
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          A great sweet treat.

          Flumps are probably familiar to most people, perhaps as a memory from childhood, but it is always worth explaining why they are so fantastic and also bringing them to the attention of any poor person who has yet to try them.

          Basset's flumps are the original (and although I don't like propping up the brands, they are the best!) and are by far the most widely enjoyed. They come in a clear thin plastic packet with blue ends and the yellow word flumps across the centre which is fairly distinctive for a small sweet package.

          On opening the package the sweet smell of the flump comes out, the forerunner of the taste. The texture of the flump is very similar to standard marshmallow so it is squishy and a firm mallow. The flump itself is made from two strands of mallow, one pink and the other light yellow wound together to form a striped pattern. The surface is covered with a very light coating of icing sugar, just enough that when you pick it up your fingers pick up a light coating and that you can feel it for a moment when you bite into the flump before it dissolves into nothing.

          The taste of the the flump is similar to marshmallow with a light sweet taste that is very soft and not a strong taste at all. They are sweet but they are not at all sickly and I can eat many of them before I start to feel I have consumed a lot of sugar (which I'm sure is misleading!). They are extremely quick to eat and I can literally eat one in seconds. Like marshmallows they sort of dissolve in your mouth although not completely down to nothing. I would also say that I am not a huge fan of marshmallows in general but love flumps. They are very similar in texture but I find the taste slightly different and is less sticky and sweet inside.

          As has been pointed out by other reviewers, the best point about flumps? that they are only 10p per flump, although this does mean that it is easy to buy ten and then eat all of them...definitely a great sweet snack for adults and children alike that doesn't really affect your appetite so can be enjoyed at any time.

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            14.08.2009 11:39
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            A delicious marshmallow twist for just 10p.

            When browsing my local Sainsbury's I spotted a box of flumps. Inside the box was individually wrapped Flumps for just 10p. I can never resist sweet things and certainly not if they are cheap so I threw one in to my basket.

            A flump is a marshmallow twist made from glucose, sugar, water & gelatine. It is two colours of marshmallow, pink & white that have been twisted together to make one long delicious stick of marshmallow.

            The packaging has changed to that in the picture above and it now has more of a cartoon style writing with lots of colours all over it and no see through area but I knew what I was going to be getting so I wasn't worried!

            The twist is around 9 inches long and around an inch thick, it has a light dusting of powder on it that gets all over my fingers when holding it. The marshmallow is delicious soft, fluffy and light although once I've eaten it I feel like it was a fairly substantial snack. It is sugary sweet and although it contains nil fat and just 50 calories it contains a whopping 11.6g of carbohydrates, most of which I believe to be sugars.

            This is the ideal treat for adults or children alike as it feels more substantial that it really is and it is available for a fantastic price. Also, marshmallows are even more delicious when dipped in to runny chocolate sauce (preferably hot) so I will do this next time my nieces and nephews stay overnight as it's nice to give them a treat now and again!

            I am going to rate the Flump 4/5 as it's very tasty and I've knocked off one star because of the drastically high sugar content. I would definitely recommend one but just enjoy them in moderation!

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              09.08.2009 15:35
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              These have been a favourite of mine and my daughter for a long time - I've always loved marshmallow sweets, either on their own or dissolved into rich thick hot chocolate.

              Flumps come individually wrapped in a blue and pink wrapper, with a clear plastic window displaying the flump, which is a helix shaped mix of pink and white marshmallow, about 20 cms long and quite thick .

              The flump is soft, light and squidgy, with a slight sugary vanilla fragrance to it. The outside has a fine dusting of sugary powder , which stops the sweet being sticky . Biting into a flump is like biting into soft cotton wool, only much nicer tasting - sweet, slighty vanilla flavours. Its so light and fluffy, and takes very little effort to eat - in fact, its lightness and ease of eating that means the entire flump tends to be eaten very quickly .

              The great thing with flumps is the price - a mere ten pence . These a great as an occasional sweet treat - and I especialluy like them on long journeys, where many other sweets, such as chocolate or traditional boiled sweets, tend to either melt or become sticky and nasty . Don't eat too many though - too much sugar isn't good for you!

              A perfect pocket money treat, and a light sweet eat .

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                06.08.2009 20:56
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                Fluffy loveliness.

                This is something I discovered very recently, when I was looking for something sweet to munch on when taking the train home from work. It was on the bottom of the kids' sweets shelf in Tesco, and felt lovely and soft.

                Flumps comes packaged in a blue and pink plastic wrapper, which is easy to tear open from the seam. Inside is a marshmallow sweet, which is shaped into an approximately 20 cm long twist of two intertwining strands, one white, one light pink.

                When you take the sweet out of the wrapper, it feels very fresh and soft, and gives a lovely faint marshmallow fragrance. The surface is silky and is covered in very very fine white flower, which comes off in your hands a little, and adds to the feeling of freshness. It also means that your hands won't get sticky when holding the sweet.

                The marshmallow is incredibly soft and fluffy when you bite into it, and makes a very faint little hissing sound. It feels heavenly silky, smooth and fluffy in your mouth, much more so than the marshmallows I've had before. The taste is lovely as well, Flumps hasn't been sugared up too much, but has just the right amount of light sweetness to it, less than in many similar sweets. This all makes for a very light and absolutely heavenly marshmallow experience, the taste equivalent of a plane window view of a field of cottonwoolly clouds.

                The name doesn't reflect the loveliness of the product, it should be called something like 'Mellow' or 'Lovely', although I suppose fonetically the name does sound quite soft and bulbous.

                The beauty of Flumps is that it's priced at only 10p each in Tesco! Which means that I'm well on my way of getting seriously addicted to them, at the moment I tend to grab 10-15 at a time (and get worried looks from the Tesco staff).

                I would advise to feel the softness of the Flumps(s) you're going for before buying, as slightly older ones are not as fluffy as the nice fresh ones. Or perhaps this is just for the addicts.

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                  03.07.2009 17:18
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                  Flumps are basically just premium marshmallows. They come either in tubs, which include small, individual mallows of varying shapes & colours, or (as in the picture above), long twists of mallow in pink & yellow. They are made by the well-known sweet company, Bassetts, & are aimed at children. They are made using only natural flavours & colours.

                  As a child, I used to receive a tub of these little delicacies every Christmas without fail! They were quite expensive for marshmallows, so were a real treat! However, Flumps in tubs are becoming increasingly rare, whilst the individually wrapped versions are becoming more & more popular.

                  The individual Flumps can be found at most supermarkets & corner shops, usually in the 'kiddie sweets' section. The usual price is 10p, making them ideal for children to purchase themselves with their pocket money, or for anyone just wanting a cheap treat. Prices have been fluctuating recently at Asda & Tesco, with prices being as low as 7p each. I frequently stock up with a few, as they make a nice treat when you fancy something sweet. Since I am on a diet (supposedly!) they are not too bad, as each twist contains only 50 calories, & zero fat (OK, so there'll be plenty of sugar, but I simply bypass that small detail...!).

                  The only drawback with these are that they can easily be scoffed in 3 or 4 bites, leaving you craving another....!

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                    17.06.2009 16:40
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                    Shove one in your basket!!

                    If you've never had yourself a Flump, you are missing a trick!! Flumps are made by Barratt and they are twisted sticks of yellow and pink marshmallow. They come in single packs and can be found in most supermarkets, corner shops etc. I usually pick one up on my weekly shop, and when I get to the car it lasts about 3 seconds.

                    Good things about Flumps...

                    1. They cost 10p!!! Yes 10p!! You will earn 5 of them for writing a premium review on dooyoo. When you get your first £50 cheque, you will be able to pop out and buy 500 of them!
                    2. They only contain 50 calories.
                    3. They contain no fat....none at all...nil.
                    4. They contain only natural colours and flavours.
                    5. For something with so few calories, they seem quite big! I don't know what they weigh, but they are about 20cm long and 3.5 cm in diameter. Because they are quite big you can take your time and it lasts ages and ages.
                    6. They taste lovely, really sweet and squidgy. If you like marshmallow, you will love them.
                    7. The packaging is attractive, a plastic wrapper in blue, pink, yellow and white with a swirly design.
                    8. The packaging is recyclable.

                    Not so great things about Flumps.....

                    1. One flump contains 11.6 grams of sugar.
                    2. You may not be able to stop at just one.

                    Fabulous Flumps!

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                    14.05.2009 19:18
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                    MMmmm flumpalicious!!

                    I absolutely loooooove Flumps! With its soft, fluffy texture and it's sweet taste. It's heaven for my taste buds. I've loved marshmallow's since I was a kid, I've always had a bit of a sweet tooth, and I've got to say that Flumps are my favourite type of marshmallow. Some cheaply made marshmallow's can be a bit dry and sticky. But flumps are fluffy, light and oh so yummy.

                    - Packaging -

                    A little heat sealed plastic packet to keep the flump nice and soft. The packet is colourful and bold just like the contents.

                    - Price -

                    At just 10p for a wonderfully flump-alicious 15g treat, you can't really say anything bad. It's a tasty bargain, simple as. They might be cheaper in various stores, but I bought mine from Wilkinson's and I believe they're the same price in Asda too.

                    - Ingredients -

                    Glucose-Fructose Syrup , Sugar , Water , Gelatine , Corn flour , Flavourings , Colours (Riboflavin, Cochineal) .

                    - Nutritional Value -

                    Per Flump ;

                    Energy : 205kJ/50kcal
                    Protein : 0.6g
                    Carbohydrate : 11.6g
                    Fat : Nil

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                    I absolutely love these flumps, and at just 10p there's nothing bad about the price either. They're a perfect little sweet snack, which are equally as good for the kids lunchboxes.
                    With it's soft, fluffy texture and it's sweet taste. The colourful marshmallow twist, is simply delicious. It doesn't stick to your teeth or your fingers like some other marshmallow's which are wet and sticky.

                    Flumps are all natural. With no artificial flavours or colourings everything in its ingredients is natural, meaning that it's not going to make the kids hyper, and it's good for you. Also let's not forget that with just 50 calories per Flump, it's not going to cling to your waistline either.

                    I'd recommend anyone to give them a try, in fact if you haven't ever eaten a Flump, where the hell have you been?

                    Thanks for reading!

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                      14.03.2009 18:21
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                      I love marshmellows and Bassets flumps are one of my favourite sweets as they are lovely and sweet, fluffy, soft and are in my opinion the nicest marshmellow sweets around.

                      Another thing I like about Flumps are that they are only 8p at the moment in Tescos for a twist. Thats amazing value in my opinion.

                      They are pink and white and consist of two marshmellow lengths twisted around each other. They come in a fun pink, yellow and blue packet which is really bright and childish.

                      Per twist each Flump contains:
                      Calories 50
                      Fat Nil
                      Protein 0.6g
                      Carbohydrate 11.6g

                      So not only do they taste good, they dont have any fat in them. However they are packed with sugar, though 50 calories is really good for a sweet treat. Though do watch out for the sugar content.

                      Overall this is a cheap treat with no fat, they are packed with sugar but nothing can be perfect. Its the first thing I look for when Im in the shop for sweets.

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                        A nice tasting treat for the kids or adults with a sweet tooth!

                        I myself am not a huge fan of these but I can eat them and do from time to time, my kids on the other hand absolutely love them. The sweet I am talking about is Bassett's Flumps which for anyone who doesn't know is a 15cm long marshmallow that comes in a mostly clear wrapper with dark blue ends that has the word Flumps written on it in big lettering.

                        The sweet is like any other marshmallow, very sweet and it sticks to your teeth. They do remind me of the more expensive mallows you get, I think they were made by princess, they have a dusty texture to the outside which is very sweet but also very nice.

                        These Flumps are never very expensive, I think the most I have ever paid for one is 12p but Asda have them on their roll back at the minute like they have a lot of their kids sweets and they have rolled these Bassett mallows back to only 6p so I have been snapping up plenty of them for the little ones.

                        Do not allow your kids to munch on too many of these though because although they look very innocent each Flump contains 50 calories which might not seem like much but my 5 year old would make her way through dozens of these a day if she were left to her own devices.

                        The taste of these things is mostly vanilla although there seems to me to be a slight touch of a fruity taste somewhere along the line. The main thing to say about the taste is that they are really sweet which is the only thing that slightly puts me off them.

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