Product Type: Bassetts Sweets
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Marshmallow from heaven.
Member Name: Vaula
Date: 06/08/09, updated on 08/04/11 (186 review reads)
Advantages: Incredibly soft, silky, fluffy, heavenly thing. Just the right amount of sweetness. Costs 10p.
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.
Summary: Fluffy loveliness.