Product Type: Caxton Sweets
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Caxton's pink n whites! - Moreish Marshmallow Madness!
Member Name: geodougal
Advantages: Only 2 % fat, low calories, light and deliciously moreish!
Disadvantages: Wafers a little bit bland perhaps?
I cannot believe how long I went without a pink n white! I think I actually forgot they existed! But when I was seriously scanning the nooks and crannies of Tesco this week for anything I may have missed these pink n white fellows gave me a wave and I immediately threw a pack into my trolley as I have such fond memories of these and knew my kids would love them too as they just love marshmallows! To be quite honest I couldn't wait to get home and munch away at one for myself!
These marshmallow wafers are made by Caxton's and where established in 1954. To be honest I don't think many people have heard of Caxton's because as far as I know they only make these pink n whites. Although new flavours are a possibility in the future according to their website. Currently I am only aware of this flavour but the websites states there are jammy and caramel varieties too.
~ product and availability ~
Caxton's pink n whites are available in most supermarkets but you do seriously have to scout around to find them as they are not displayed with the typically more popular biscuits. I know that they can nearly always be found in bargain stores and pound stores as they are a typical product for them to sell. They can be bought for around the 50p mark for a pack of 6, I have seen them in pound stores in a bumper pack of 12 too but I don't think this size is available in regular stores. 50p is nice and cheap, but I would expect nothing more for a product that is essentially wafer and marshmallow and I wouldn't pay anymore for them no matter how much I like them.
~ Packaging ~
Caxton's pink n whites come a half pink half white wrapper to represent the product. The wrapper is a very flimsy, thin plastic that is easily ripped which isn't such a good thing if your transporting them around, but does make them nice and easy to get into as you don't have to fight with the wrapper. On the front there is a bold picture of one of the marshmallows sandwiched between two wafers and on top of this is the name of the product in funky, bold, hot pink and white lettering. To the right of this is a green label telling me that this product contains less than 2 % fat. Below this is a product description; crunchy wafers filled with pink n white mallow and an at a glance nutritional information chart. On the back you will find a full nutritional table, allergy advice, ingredients list and contact information. The wafers themselves are in a white plastic tray to keep them from getting squashed which is then wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper, so there is quite a bit of packaging going on here....not sure if its needed or not?
~ Appearance, taste, texture & smell ~
On opening the packet you can smell the sweet sugary marshmallowy scent. The pink n whites are a very decent size; I would say they are roughly 10cm in length and 4cm in width. The wafers have a criss-cross design on them and they are a nice golden baked colour. The marshmallow is in two layers, one is baby pink and one white with little sugar crystals dotted around. The wafers are very crisp and don't really taste of anything, they are the same as the kind of wafer you put in your ice cream, quite bland but ever so slightly sweet, without the marshmallow they would be boring but with the marshmallow they are a perfect, genius match! The marshmallow is very soft, sticky and sweet and has a nice chew to it. Together these two textures are perfect, crisp and then your teeth sink into the soft fluffy bed of marshmallow madness. They are very sweet, but I don't think it's too overpowering as I have a very sweet tooth.
~ Other information ~
Each pink n white contains 50 calories, 7.3g of sugar, 0.12g of fat, a trace of saturates and a trace of salt. I think this is great, they are a nice low calorie and fat sweet fix. Obviously they are high in sugar, but that's basically what marshmallow is so it's no surprise.
Each pink n white contains less than 2 % fat!
Caxton's pink n whites may contain nuts as they are prepared in a factory that uses nuts.
~ Over all opinion ~
I absolutely love this, they are a complete novelty. The combination of the wafer and marshmallow is a great match and there is actually a lot of possibilities to do with them. You can dip them in hot chocolate to get a nice gooey melted marshmallow, crumble them on ice cream, dip them in ice cream, use it as a giant wafer for your ice cream, blend in a milkshake, dip them in chocolate and put them in the fridge to set to give them a crunchy chocolate shell.....the possibilities are endless. They a great treat for kids lunchboxes and for dieters as they are only 50 calories each so they won't wreck your waistline, which is mainly why I don't mind indulging in a couple as they are so very light and moreish. I would recommend these to anybody who enjoys a sweet treat or is a marshmallow lover, but if you're not keen on sweet things then these aren't for you, perhaps you could just nibble on the wafer?? :D I can't wait to hunt down the other flavours that are supposedly available, especially the jammy ones!
I give pink n whites 5/5 stars! I can't fault these stripy guys (ok perhaps the wafers a bit bland but its supposed to be, its only a wafer!) Gooey, fluffy, soft, crunchy, crisp, melty...what more could you want?
Summary: How long can you keep your hands off these?