Product Type: Swizzels Matlow Sweets
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Drumsticks - Original
Member Name: star3683
Drumsticks - Original
Date: 14/01/12, updated on 14/01/12 (237 review reads)
Advantages: a chew and a lolly in one
My husband received a tube of Swizzels Matlow drumstick original raspberry and milk flavoured chew lollies for Christmas. Obviously when his back was turned I helped myself to a couple out of the tube as I used to love these as a child and wanted to remember how good they are.
Swizzels Matlow is a British-based traditional confectionery manufacturer which was founded in 1928. They make some of the most well-known sweets including Love Hearts, Double Lollies, Refreshers, Parma Violets and of course Drumstick lollies. (Thank you Wikipedia)
You can buy drumstick lollies individually in shops and they tend to come in standard or giant size. You can also now purchase them in bags containing around 10 lollies and also in a sweet form. A standard size lolly can be purchased from sweet shops for around £0.10.
The lolly itself is a rectangular shape lolly, it come on a white cardboard stick and the lolly is wrapped in a waxy paper. The paper wrapper has always been a yellow and red striped pattern to represent the raspberry and milk flavours inside. Down the centre of the wrapper is a green strip with the the word 'drumstick' wrote in bold white writing.
You can easily unwrap the lolly like you would an individually wrapped sweet. Inside you find the chew lolly which is cream and pink inside, the ratio of each colour seems to vary with each lolly some have more cream (milk) than pink (raspberry) or vice versa. I tend to chew the lolly almost immediately rather than suck it, the lolly also come off the stick fairly easily turning it into more of a chew sweet. The taste is lovely, it is quite sweet but you get the creaminess of the milk flavour mixed with the slightly tart raspberry taste. The standard sized lolly's do not last long so I would recommend purchasing more than one!
Summary: a lovely classic lolly
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