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      19.06.2012 13:17



      I buy these a lot purely because they are always on a deal somewhere. I keep forgetting that although the flavours are great there's no way of telling which flavour is inside the wrapper which is quite annoying when you want to find your favourite and after 2 or 3 the roof of my mouth feels a bit cut up, like I've been eating glass. It might be because they have hard edges and aren't round like other boiled sweets. Nice flavours and good value though.


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      13.05.2011 20:19



      They are full of fruit juice

      These fruit sweets are a great alternative to mints. I like to have these on my desk as they curb my snacking.

      These fruit Foxes are shaped just like the mints and wrapped individually in a clear white wrapper with Foxes Fruits written in the colour of the flavour of the sweet. The packaging is bright and eye catching. it shows the foxes logo and name across the middle. The colours used across the packet are the colours of the six flavoured sweets that you find inside. The six flavours are: Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Orange, Lemon and Lime.
      I find these sweets so Moorish and try to limited myself to a small amount or else I find that before I know it the whole pack has gone.

      These sweets are made from concentrated juices and you can really taste the flavours. As the juice of the sweet runs down your throat you can taste the fruit and feels soothing.
      These sweets are suitable for vegetarians.
      The size bag is 170gram but you are able to get large tubs of them that contain about five bags worth. Prices wise they vary from shop to shop the best I have found is in Poundland and they are 50% extra free.

      Foxs Glacier Fruits are great to have on your desk or are great to share with family and friend on a car journey or on a nice night in.
      From my point of view they are so amazing and full of fruit juice.

      Also seen on ciao.co.uk


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      15.03.2011 16:21
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      An old favourite sweet

      I've recently had to drive up to the north west which, on a good day, takes just over four hours. Although I generally take at least one comfort break on the way up, I don't like to buy anything at the service stations, not least because of the exorbitant prices those places charge, so I tend to buy my supplies of tissues, wipes, sweets, etc., before I set off.

      On this most recent trip, I stocked up at Aldi and one of the things I bought was a packet of Fox's Glacier Fruits. These cost 69p for a 200g packet which is an exceptional price, compared with the £1.31 currently being charged at Tesco.

      The colourful foil packet sports a picture of the iconic polar bear atop a clear sweet and bears the logo 'Clearly a better sweet'. The pack contained 36 individually wrapped sweets in six fruit flavours of blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange and lime and there was a good mix of the flavours with about a third being citrus and the rest berry flavours. I've found in the past with other makes of fruit drops that there tends to be far more orange and lime sweets than the sweeter and more appealing flavours of strawberry, raspberry or blackcurrant but that is certainly not the case with the Glacier Fruits.

      Now nobody is going to pretend that a sweet, which is after all made out of almost pure sugar, is good for you, but the packet states that these sweets contain no artificial colours, are made with concentrated fruit juice and have added vitamin C. Apart from sugar and glucose syrup (sugar by another name), plus the ingredients already mentioned, the sweets also contain lactic acid, sodium lactate, natural colouring and sulphur dioxide. Nutritionally, a serving (which Fox's reckon is 6 sweets) contain 96.4g of carbohydrate, 0.1g of fat and trace protein, all of which amounts to 129 calories. Each serving also has 40% of an adult's recommended daily vitamin C allowance.

      As the carbohydrate element is all sugar, these are not going to be suitable for diabetics, except for those wishing to induce a coma, and neither are they suitable for people with nut allergies as they aren't manufactured in a nut free environment. However, non-diabetic vegetarians (and carnivores) without a nut allergy can eat these with impunity. I should add that these probably aren't the best sweet for very young children as there would be the strong possibility they could choke if inadvertently swallowed whole.

      Once upon a time, before we all became so health conscious, fruit flavoured boiled sweets always used to be of a virulent shade that corresponded with whichever fruit flavour the sweet happened to be, but all that is a thing of the past and these sweets are in much paler shades. The sweets are oblong in shape with a slightly rounded top and flattened underside and fit nicely into the roof of the mouth allowing the sweet to dissolve slowly and they genuinely do have a real fruit flavour to them.

      There are a couple of downsides which should be pointed out, however. Apart from the obvious detriment to dental health from sucking on all that sugar or indeed from crunching, if you tend to be more of a cruncher than a sucker, the sweets are wrapped in opaque paper wrappers which makes it difficult to detect what flavour sweet you've chosen, especially if you've got your eyes on the road ahead, and also said wrapper is quite difficult to remove one handed whilst driving up the M6. If you have a companion on the journey, they can do the honours and pop the sweet into your mouth but for solo drivers, it's not an easy process. I would also add that Fox's idea of a typical serving being six sweets is rather on the conservative side as I found that I consumed twice that amount during my four hour journey. (As I set off early, however, and skipped breakfast, I didn't feel that 258 calories was too excessive.)

      These are very tasty, rather moreish fruit sweets which offer a variety of flavours and are really good value, especially if you buy from Aldi, and if it wasn't for the difficult wrapping, or more correctly unwrapping, these would get the full five stars but I'm knocking one star off for that and also because I really don't like orange flavoured sweets. Lose the orange and replace with pineapple or some other tropical fruit flavour and this would be a perfect fruit selection.


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        11.04.2010 02:40
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        Fox's Glacier Fruits - fruit flavoured boiled sweets.

        Fox's Glacier Fruits were launched in 1956 as an extension to the Glacier range, which started in 1918, with their well-known mints. They have gone from strength to strength ever since, proving to be an extremely popular boiled sweet and a firm favourite in my house.

        These boiled sweets come in a strong plastic bag, which is decorated in a range of fruits, showing us exactly which flavours are inside. There are six different fruits on the front - blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, orange, lemon and lime. My favourite has to be strawberry.
        The packaging is very colourful, but has a matt finish, so is in no way gaudy. The famous 'Peppy the Polar Bear' logo is clearly shown on the front and the lettering is bold and white in colour.

        Inside the bag are lots of boiled sweets, covered in a white, waxed paper. The only problem with this paper, is you cannot see what flavour you have, until you open it. I am not that keen on either the lemon or lime flavour, so I tend to unwrap the sweet very slightly, to see what is inside. I would like to see them return to the clear wrappers that I'm sure they had many years ago (although I could just be imagining that, I am sure they once came in small squares too).

        On opening, you find a glossy, translucent boiled sweet, in a lovely jewel-like colour. I do like the shape of them and find the rectangular, rounded shape sits comfortably on the tongue. These really do taste natural and they do in fact contain real concentrated fruit juice. This is one sweet that I am happy to sook for ages and only crunch into it when really small. I also tend to pop another one in my mouth straight away and have to stop myself from working my way through half the packet. I find that they fill your mouth full of sweet, fruity flavour and they are fantastic for taking on a car journey, when you do tend to get very dry.

        *Nutritional Value Per 100g*

        Energy - 387 kcal
        Protein - Trace
        Carbohydrate - 96.4g
        Fat - 0.1g
        Vitamin C - 72mg

        This product may contain nuts. It has added Vitamin C.

        It is free from artificial colours and is suitable for vegetarians.

        Fox's Glacier Fruits are available from Tesco in a 200g bag for £1.28, but are half price at 64p until the 20th of April.

        I do think these sweets are lovely and very good value, especially at half price. I like to pour some in a bowl and grab one whenever I feel a bit dry. The fruity flavours are really gorgeous and are some of the best I have tasted in a boiled sweet.

        I would be more than happy to recommend these and award them with 5 stars.


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          10.07.2009 11:29
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          Fruity, sticky sweets

          hadn't had any of these for ages but then my partner for some unknown reason got me a packet of them whilst buying a number of other things from the local corner shop.


          The bag is coloured purple, red, orange, yellow & green which is obviously used to represent the fruit flavours inside the bag. The Fox's logo ( Peppy the Polar Bear stood on a clear mint) is on the front of the bag, along with the name:- Fox's Glacier Fruits. There's a big piece of blurb at the top left hand corner pf the packet which tells you that the sweets have added vitamin C. The bag also points out that the sweets are made with concentrated fruit juice, that they have no artificial colours and that there are six flavours in the bag.

          The back of the bag gives you some info about the company & their products:-

          Back in 1897 the Fox Family started producing sweets. Their sweets, plus delicious new varieties, are still being produced under the watchful eye of 'Peppy' the UK's favourite polar bear. Using concentrated fruit juices & no artificial colours we ensure that only the best ingredients are used in Fox's Glacier Fruits, resulting in seriously juicy fruit flavours & now with added vitamin C!

          Other products in the Fox's range include: Fox's Glacier Mints and Fox's Glacier Dark, delicious Liquorice & Aniseed flavour sweets based upon the age old recipe for Army & Navy Sweets.

          The bag contains 200g of sweets in the following 6 flavours:-

          * Blackcurrant
          * Raspberry
          * Strawberry
          * Lemon
          * Orange
          * Lime

          Nutritional information per serving {per 100g in brackets}

          One serving is equivalent to 6 sweets. Each bag contains 6 servings (36 sweets)
          6 sweets contain 40% of recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C.

          Energy: 547kJ {1643kJ}
          kcal: 129 kcal {387 kcal}
          Protein: Trace {Trace}
          Carbohydrate: 32.1g {96.4g}
          Fat: 0.03g {0.1g}
          Vitamin C: 24mg {72mg}

          Ingredients: Glucose syrup*, sugar, lactic acid, concentrated fruit juices {Orange* 0.09% Lime* 0.07%, Raspberry 0.07%, Strawberry 0.07%, Lemon* 0.06%, Blackcurrant 0.06%), acidity regulator (sodium lactate), flavourings, natural colours (anthocyanin, carotene, chlorophyllinm curcumin), vitamin C
          *contains sulphur dioxide

          I wasn't sure why sulphur dioxide was asterisked on the packet so I pulled this from:- http://www. eatwell.gov.uk/healthissues/foodintolerance/foodintolerancetypes/foodadditiv/

          >>>Sulphur dioxide (E220) and other sulphites (E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227 and E228) are used as preservatives in a wide range of foods, in particular soft drinks, sausages, burgers, and dried fruit and vegetables.

          Sulphur dioxide is produced naturally when wine and beer are made and it is often added to wine to stop it from continuing to ferment in the bottle. Usually, most of the 'head space' in a bottle of wine (the part of the bottle not filled with wine) is sulphur dioxide.

          Anyone who has asthma may react to inhaling sulphur dioxide. A very few people with asthma have had an attack after drinking acidic drinks containing sulphites, but this is not thought to be very common.

          Food labelling rules require pre-packed food sold in the UK, and the rest of the European Union, to show clearly on the label if it contains sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kg or per litre (or if one of its ingredients contains it). Bear in mind that there could still be foods on the shelves that were produced before this law was introduced (November 2005).<<<


          At the time of writing I paid 99p for these at my local corner shop.

          The sweets:

          On opening the bag you'll notice that the sweets are individually wrapped in predominantly white sweet wrappers. At first you may think that they're labelled at the edge of the wrapper, but, if you look carefully you'll realise that both edges of the wrapper have the flavours of the sweets listed on them in sequence & the flavour you can see listed is determined by which side of the sweet you're looking at & how the wrapper has been wrapped. This is a pity as it would have been much more helpful to have the correct flavour listed on the edge so that you know what you're getting before you open the wrapper.

          The sweets measure about 2 1/2 cms long by 1 1/4 cms wide & 1 1/2 cms high. They look just the same as Fox's glacier mints aside from the fact that they are coloured rather than white. The colours are pretty self explanatory with the orange coloured fruit being the orange flavour, the green one being lime, the yellow one being lemon etc. The main confusion that people might find if they're eating the sweets for the first time is between the Raspberry & Strawberry. You'd obviously expect them both to be a shade of red but it's only when you have the two side by side that you can see the difference in their colours ~ the strawberry one is pinkish in colour whilst the raspberry one is red.

          The sweets are slightly sticky to touch rather than having no stickiness like, for example, polo mints. This stickiness is retained whilst the sweet is in your mouth & you're sucking it. I accidentally knocked my bag of sweets whilst laying on the sofa & a piece of sweet which was unwrapped fell out & stuck to my t-shirt. On getting up the piece remained stuck to the t-shirt until I pulled it off.


          Orange: The orange sweet had a slightly sour edge to it, presumably to prevent it from being too sweet. I don't think I'd like to eat more than one orange fruit at a time.
          Strawberry: This was a lot less "harsh" than the orange one & was really quite pleasant. I could quite happily eat a number of the strawberry ones in succession.
          Blackcurrant: This one had a slightly stronger flavour than the strawberry with much more of an aftertaste. It wasn't as sweet as the strawberry and wasn't as sour as the orange one.
          Lemon: Much more sour than the orange one, but that hardly comes as a surprise. I quite like lemon in desserts but I found this rather unpleasant. Definitely the worst of the bunch.
          Raspberry: Like the strawberry one, this was really quite pleasant. There was no harshness or sourness to it at all which made for another nice experience.
          Lime: This one vies with the lemon fruit as contender for the strongest flavour in the packet. It's not sweet by any stretch of the imagination but it's not as evil tasting as the lemon option. Still, I don't think I'd want to each more than one lime flavour at a time. Two in succession might be pushing things a little too much.

          In order of preference then I think I'd rank them as:-

          1) Strawberry
          2) Blackcurrant
          3) Raspberry
          4) Orange
          5) Lime
          6) Lemon

          The sweets last a fair amount of time if you continue to suck them. You can, of course, bite into them. Due to the stickiness they do not crumble into small pieces, but may necessitate some chewing. Parts of the sweet may become stuck to your teeth if you choose the "bite & crunch" option.


          Aside from the rather nasty lemon sweet this is a rather tasty collection put together by Foxes. One of the plus points is that you're not eating the same flavour over & over again as you would be with Fox's Glacier Mints or Polo's for example. These also don't tend to make your mouth feel dry as some mint options can do. They're an easy way to get some vitamin C into your diet if you're the sort of person that doesn't like eating fruit, but, on the other hand the carbohydrate percentage, which obviously contains the sugar is very high at over 96%. There's also no gelatine or aspartamine listed for those of you that are avoiding them. Due to the evilness of the lemon sweet I'm deducting a star.


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            26.12.2008 23:40
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            A refreshing fruity sweet that makes an ideal travelling companion.

            Fox`s boiled sweets date right back to1918, when Eric Fox of the Fox`s confectionery business introduced the Glacier mint.
            Glacier fruits were added to the range in 1956 and soon became one of Fox`s best selling products.

            If someone offers me a Fox`s glacier mint I can quite happily take it or leave it, when you first put them into your mouth they are fresh and the mint is subtle and refreshing, but if you tend to be a `cruncher` like I am then as you bite into the glacier mint it seems that you have a mouthful of glass shards.
            Glacier fruits? Now you're talking.

            As soon as you pick the bag from the shelf you can see that it contains fruity sweets, the plastic bag with the little hanging tag at the top is covered in blackcurrants, strawberries, oranges and lemons, and of course the famous Fox`s Polar Bear logo sits proudly at the top of the bag.

            Each pack contains six different flavours, orange, lemon, lime, raspberry, strawberry and blackcurrant.
            Each long and narrow sweet is individually wrapped in clear cellophane so you can choose your flavour easily.
            The Glacier fruits have a very different texture to the mints, when you put one into your mouth you get an instant fruity burst, very pleasing. Glacier fruits are there to be enjoyed to the full, they need maximum sucking power, not a sweet that can be crunched and done away with in a matter of seconds.
            These sweets generally remain whole in my mouth until they are almost finished and even then I try to make the last sliver go on.

            My favourite? the blackcurrant flavour, it is so `real`
            My least favourite? the Lemon...a childhood fear that all yellow sweets are poison.
            Would I eat a lemon glacier fruit? only under threat.

            Fox`s make their Glacier fruits with concentrated fruit juice and the rich mouthwatering taste intimates that they are different.
            They have added Vitamin C and they don't have any artificial colouring. Six glacier fruits contain 40% of our recommended intake of Vitamin C.

            I always think of them as a travelling companion, they sit in the glove compartment in a little tin and come out every ten miles or so. If you are going to the theatre they make a good quiet `suck` as long as you gently ease them out of their wrappers first.
            Pricewise they vary dramatically, our local discount store often offers them at 65p for a 200ml bag, in Tesco's a 200ml bag can be anything up to £1, in a newsagents they can go well over £1.

            If I was buying sweets for the small children in my family I wouldn't choose Glacier Fruits, in my eyes they are adult sweeties, I should hate to think of any child choking on them.

            A lovely refreshing and thirst quenching sweet, rich with fruit flavour and packed with Vitamin C.
            A firm favourite in my book.


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              02.12.2008 15:11
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              Lovely sweets!!!!!

              Fox's Glacier Fruits are fruit flavoured bolied sweets with added vitamin C they also contain no artificial colours. The packet details state that 6 sweets is equal to 40% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

              The sweets come individually wrapped in a 200g bag approxamately 36 sweets. Most recently I purchased 2 bags from my local Tesco, priced £1.08 but they where on buy one get one free, a bit of a bargain.

              I would describe these as a grown up sweet, which I personally love, they are very hard so wouldn't really be suitable for young children, a possible choking hazard.

              They come in 6 fruity flavours, orange, lime, raspberry, strawberry, lemon and blackcurrant. The fruit flavour is very prominent with a lovely sweet flavour without being too sickly. The texture is smooth, silky and slightly sticky.

              These sweets can contain traces of nuts so are therefore not suitable for persons with a nut allergy.


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                29.09.2008 20:12
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                I don't eat sweets very often (though I do like my choccy biscuits!). But as these were less than 50p in a half price offer in Tesco last week I just had to give them a go. I'd had them before but not for a long time so it was like trying something new in many ways.

                In every bag you'll find five different fruity flavoured smooth oblong boiled sweets including blackcurrant, strawberry, orange, lemon and lime. They're all very strong, fruity, sweet flavours and I found that my whole mouth was full of flavour from the very first suck. There was no straining to get to the good bit like you have with some cheaper versions.

                I like also like that these aren't overly chewy when you get to the bottom of them. Often with boiled sweets you're left with a chewy stub when you're done sucking but these pretty much suck down to the end and you can just swallow the chewy bit at the end instead of getting it stuck in your teeth!

                At full price these are still under £1 in the supermarkets for a full size bag which is big enough to last one person a week or two or share amongst the family. We've had these in the car on long journeys before and the half price offer has reminded me just why!


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                  22.07.2008 21:04
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                  Try them, they're great

                  Fox's Glacier Fruits. Fox's are one of my favourite brands as they create so many yummy treats. As you may have guessed by now if you've read any of my other reviews i really do like sugar, I've got a very sweet tooth and therefore eat a lot more sweets than I probably should. Anyway back to the sweets.

                  I bought these because I used to eat the Fox's mints but felt like having a change. I prefer to eat boiled sweets because they last longer and these are great for lasting a long time. They come in a really nicely multicoloured packet with pictures of fruit on it and the Fox's symbol of a polar bear on an icecube. I have no idea why the called it Fox's and then put a polar bear there but oh well it's cute.

                  The sweets come individually wrapped in little sweet papers inside. They're really simple to get out of the packets which don't tend to stick to them, another bonus, yay. They don't really have any smell to them but they do have a fantastic taste.

                  The taste is really strong at first and tastes of whichever flavour sweet you've picked out. There are; strawberry, orange, lemon, lime, blackcurrent and raspberry. Then after a few minutes the taste sort of fades or maybe I just get used to and then they start to taste a bit sweeter which is really nice.

                  They are a nice smooth rectangular shape and although they are a bit sticky for the first minute or two after putting them into your mouth they soon stop and become perfectly smooth.

                  They're also not that bad for you because they are made from natural fruit juices so there's no need to worry about any nasty additives. They're great for all the family as they won't make kids hyper.

                  A fabulous sweet and very cheap at about £1.50 a bag. Highly recommended.


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                    22.03.2006 16:17
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                    Lovely clear fruity sweets - what more could you ask?

                    Let’s face it people, this is a boiled sweet we’re talking about, isn’t it? I mean really, how much can one person say about a boiled sweet? And how much different is this one than any other boiled sweet? Well, let’s see what the answers to these questions really are with my below review of Fox’s Glacier Fruits.

                    You have to understand that I’m really a mint sweet lover at heart. But sometimes I need a change of pace. You see, there we were, stuck at Heathrow airport, waiting to check in. I needed something sweet to suck on which usually gives one a little pick-me-up in these cases. And it's also helpful to have a sweet to suck on during take-off and landings, in order to help clear out your ears from the pressure. So I decided to go over to the newsstand and with my last few pounds and pence, I bought two bags of these sweets. There were 225grs of sweets in each package, and I think they only cost me about £1.50 each - but my research shows me that the going rate for these is about £1.75.

                    Inside the bag, you’ll find these sweets are individually wrapped in white, grease-proof-like papers, that are slightly transparent so you can just make out the shade of the flavour of the sweet inside. I believe that each wrapper also has the flavour printed on it in different colours. (Please forgive me here if I’m wrong about this bit, but my family finished all of these off and didn’t leave me either the bag or the paper wrappers for me to use as research for this op. Shame on them!)

                    The Product:
                    These are little rectangular shaped sweets that are about 1cm long and about ¼c deep and wide. What is particularly interesting about them is how very clear they are. Each of the six colours, which represent the six flavours, are totally crystal clear. Now, I’m thinking that we all know that ice is usually pretty clear itself, and that the association between these sweets and ice is where the word “glacier” comes in. Personally, I think they did a nice job of finding this association, and I do approve of the icy idea involved. Of course, this was originally for the mint ones, but it applies quite well to these fruit ones as well.

                    As I said before, there are six flavours here. These are: orange, lime, pineapple, strawberry, lemon and blackcurrant. While the pineapple is slightly out of the ordinary, all the other flavours are pretty much run-of-the-mill, aren’t they? Well, yes, but with the distinction here being that - according to the package - these sweets actually contain real fruit juice in them. I find that claim to be attractive, although I couldn’t find any evidence to this claim on the ingredients list.

                    Of course, you’d expect that each flavoured sweet would be a different colour, and you’d be correct in that assumption here. The orange one is orange, the lime one is green, the pineapple is a dark yellow, the strawberry is pinky-red, the lemon is pale yellow and the blackcurrant is a slightly darker pinky-red colour. I was a bit saddened that I seemed to have gotten so few blackcurrant and strawberry ones and so many lime ones. But I guess that was just the luck of the draw.

                    The Taste:
                    Here really is what, if anything, makes the difference. Of course, these are pretty sweet - as one would expect. However, I found that several of the flavours had a pleasant tang to them - a slightly sour punch to offset the sweetness. This was especially evident in the lemon and lime ones, and least in the pineapple ones. The orange ones really tasted orangey to me, but the strawberry ones didn’t have quite enough of a fresh taste to them. My favorite was certainly the blackcurrant, which really had a great strong berry flavour to it, followed closely by the strawberry - which I think didn’t have enough flavour to it. The lime ones actually tasted more lemony to my taste buds, and I could hardly tell the two apart unless I looked at their colours. I also found that the pineapple flavour was nondescript, and if I hadn’t read on the package that this was the flavour that they were supposed to be, I would never have been able to guess what it was. Not being much of an orange flavour lover myself, I can only say that these were surprisingly nice, since they had that bit of a sharp taste to them - much akin to an orange that’s still a bit green. I’m dropping one star from these sweets because of the pineapple flavoured ones, and am suggesting they try to exchange it with apple or - my personal favourite - watermelon!

                    At first taste, you’ll certainly get that bit of a punch I mentioned and soon afterwards, you’ll taste the sweetness. This is a good thing, since I’d prefer to get initially the flavour on offer and then the sugar - unlike some sweets where it takes a couple of minutes of sucking to taste the flavour behind the sugar. Had this been otherwise, I might have dropped a second star from this product.

                    Funny thing about these, they hardly have any scent to them at all - but then, most boiled sweets aren't all that fragrant.

                    The Texture and Consumption:
                    When you first put these into your mouth, you’ll find that they have a slightly sticky feel to them against your teeth. This doesn’t disappear much as you suck on them, but I’m thinking that this could be because of the natural sugars in the juice which would tend to stay slightly gooey rather than harden like glucose does.

                    These last quite a good, long time in your mouth, especially if you don’t bite them (like I keep yelling at my kids not to do). I believe that I only needed to consume only one at take-off and another for landing. But if you do bite them (which I did for research purposes only, mind you), you’ll find that they don’t crack up in your mouth like some boiled sweets, and you’ll get more of a chew to them than you’d expect to get. Again, this can only be attributed to the addition of the real, natural fruit juice, which - if it's really there, and I’m beginning to suspect this is no urban legend - would have that effect on a boiled sweet. I don’t think this is a problem, and that’s why I’m not reducing this product by another star.

                    Bottom Line:
                    If you’re going to have a boiled sweet, I’m sure many of you will want one that is as healthy as you can possibly find. If that’s so, then I would heartily recommend you buy Fox’s Glacier Fruits, because of the natural fruit juices that they contain. Just do yourself a favour and don’t leave them lying around where your kids can find them, or like me, you’ll end up with an empty spot where the bags used to be. (However, who am I to begrudge them a sweet now and then. That is, as long as they brush their teeth well afterwards! So indulge yourselves a little with these, and then pull out the toothpaste and scrub away - even natural fruit juices can cause cavities.)

                    Thanks for reading!

                    Davida Chazan © March 2003, updated March 2006

                    Technical Stuff:
                    The official web page for these can be found at http://www.foxs.co.uk/index.php where you can find the history of the company and where you can purchase these. Information about their Glacier range is at http://www.foxs.co.uk/foxsrange.php?brandid=1

                    I found these online at http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/219 for £2.17 for a quarter of a kilogram (250 grams) package.

                    Fox's Glacier range can be purchased at the following stores: Booths, Co-op, Iceland, Mills News, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Somerfield, Spar, Superdrug, Tesco, TM Retail, Waitrose, WHSmith Travel Stores (like in the airport), Wilkensons, Woolworths, Convenience Stores Nationwide and Forecourts Nationwide.

                    NOTE: The package says: "MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS" but for those interested, these are Gelatine free (meaning that they're Kosher!) but absolutely NOT sugar free.


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                    Launched in 1956 as an extension to the Glacier range.

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