“ Brand: Chupa Chups / Type: Lolly „
These are fantastic! Unlike the smaller versions, which lets face it, disappear way too quickly, the larger versions last for what seems like forever and they come in some fantastic flavours. The cola, cherry and apple flavours are my particular favourites. The packaging too is very kitsch and collectable making them look too good to eat. They are so great that one of the local boutique hotels in our area has them on the dressing table in pots as a freebie. The larger versions are quite hard to find though and not every newsagent/supermarket stocks them, so you do tend to have to hunt them out, whereas the smaller ones are more readily available. Shame because I think the larger version is better value for money. They are ideal party giveaways in a pass the parcel or as a prize, ideal stocking fillers and ideal treats at any time of the day!
As a fan of sweets in general I've recently purchased a wide range of sweets, including some Chuppa Chup lolly's which at about 25p each do provide a great value buy. Chuppa Chups come in a variety of flavours, and types ranging from the plain Apple, Strawberry and Cherry flavours to some sour ones (though they may have stopped being widely available). Coming on a plastic stick with a colourful wrapper around the hard lolly they don't appear anything special from the outside, but it's when you remove the colourful wrapper and actually get on to eating the lolly that you realise why these are regarded as one of the best lolly's available.
With a cherry one in front of me, I've just opened it and it's a hard ball shaped lolly head coming in a pink and off white colour with a rather glacéed look to it making it look rather sweet and tasty to be honest. For those that are rather sad and boring, if you actually give the lolly a sniff you can smell that fake cherry taste that cherry drinks, yoghurt and general other "cherry flavoured" products have, that actually doesn't taste like cherry. The smell is identical to the flavour though so for those who enjoy the fake cherry flavour this will be right up your alley (as it is mine), the flavour is strong enough to keep you interested but not so much so as to push you away from enjoying it. The cherry flavour is in charge of the overall taste though the flavour has a really sweet background to it which makes it all the much better and more likeable.
Overall the lolly is gorgeous tasting and going to last for a little while, it's hard and takes some sucking to get rid of or some crunching in your teeth is that's the way you wish to eat them. The price is perfect for what you get, though the big bags containing a lot of them are better value for money than buying them singularly. If you have some spare change and feel like a long lasting sweet treat these are ideal. Though some may find them a bit on the tough side, the fact they are so tough means the flavour lasts and lasts and you'll find the lolly gone before the flavour seems to have died, which is always a good sign of quality.