“ Brand: Handy Candy / Type: Berry „
Ever since I was a child I have loved fruit chews of all kinds and flavours, but most of all I loved strawberry chewy sweets. These strawberry flavoured Chewits have always been something of a favourite of mine, despite the fact that years have gone by. They are great for chewing away your boredom or just if you have a constant craving for sugar.
You can sometimes see a five pack of these sweets on offer in major supermarkets for £1 which I think is great, and good value for money compared to some other soft chew sweets you can find on the market. I think the normal retail price of these may be a bit higher, and it is more expensive to buy a tube individually, but I only buy them when they are on offer in order to save money.
These are packaged in long red rectangular blocks, made out of paper which you can easily tear at the top and work your way down the packet, each containing little cubes of strawberry Chewits. Each cube is individually wrapped, for freshness I suppose in some more paper with the red Chewits logo lightly printed on. These are easy to unwrap, however, you do end up with a lot of individual wrappers! The packaging is a little child orientated, admittedly, because of course these sweets are supposed to be aimed towards children, but I find that it looks fine, nothing too extraordinary.
The flavour of these Chewits is really nice; the strawberry taste is really fruity and juicy. They also have a slightly creamy taste to them, which I like. Other brands which also make strawberry flavoured soft chew sweets tend to overdo the flavour, or not add enough in, but in my opinion these Chewits get it just right.
They are, being sweets, very sweet, but not in a sickening kind of way unless of course you eat too many of these.
My only regret? That they get chewed up so quickly! I could finish a whole 5 pack of Chewits in a day, if I wanted to (though it would probably be a very unhealthy option). The good thing about having them in separate blocks as opposed to all jumbled together in a bag as you find with some chewy sweets is that you can sort of measure how much you have eaten.
Obviously, being sweets, they are not really a healthy option and definitely are not good for you teeth. But it should be fine if you only eat these from time to time, as I do.
In conclusion, these are lovely strawberry chew sweets which are available for a reasonable price. They do bring back memories of childhood! I would highly recommend these as they are delicious sweets to be eaten in moderation, and I would give them 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I have stated before in reviews, that I would much rather chewy sweets to huge bars of exclusive chocolates. I guess I have never grown up when it comes to my choice of confectionary. The sweeter, cheaper and stickier the better!!
One of my all time favourite sweets are chewits. They have always been so popular with me. For one, they have always been alot cheaper than other sweets with a pack costing ten pence when I was a child. Now they are still very reasonable, particularly when purchased in pound stores. I recently bought a pack of five for a £1 which is fantastic value. Although not particularly great for your teeth.
Chewits were first brought onto the market in 1965. Ten years before I was born. They have remained the same throughout this time not deviating much from the initial recipes. New flavours have been introduced such as pineapple and orange. But my favourite flavour has got to be strawberry.
If you don't like overly sweet things, then these chewits will not suit you. They are very flavoursome and mouth watering. The strawberry flavour is very intense. It is a sweet strawberry flavouring though. There is no sharpness or tarteness to the sweets at all. Once you open the packet, it is very difficult to leave them alone as they are so moreish.
The sweets themselves are pinky red cubes of chewy delight. Each sweet in the packet is individually wrapped in paper. This can prove problamatic, particularly in warm weather when the sweets stick to the wrapper and make a real gooey mess. This can be a really messy job and I would not recommend these sweets on a hot sunny day.
I think that chewits, offer great quality sweets for a low cost. They are very similar to the red wrappered sweets in the opal fruit range. I really do love them. They are not so widely available in shops in my area as they used to be. I tend to buy mine from the supermarket or pound stores. But my local garage has stopped selling them which is disappointing as they are a great sweet to chomp on whilst driving.
As I have mentioned, there are other flavours although I do find these varieties too artificially sweet for my liking. They are quite synthetic and leave a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. However the strawberry variety is much more superior in flavour and quality.
I would describe chewits as cheap and cheerful which is totally my cup of tea. I appreciate they may not be every adults idea of a confectionary treat but I am the peter pan of sweets and will never grow up!! the sweeter, stickier, gooier, cheaper the better. I would certainly prefer a pack of these to belgian chocolate any day of the week.
There are days when shopping is just the pits. It's not where you want to be and the store (whichever one you are in) is filled with screaming brats who's parents aren't controlling them, people talking noisily on mobiles whilst leaving their trolley parked across the isle in your way, and others who dither right where you need to be taking three hours to chose which packet of whatever is the right one to put in their basket.
The day I bought these Chewits was one of THOSE days! I'd been to Tesco, and faced the hoards, and then nipped into Farm Foods for a few bits that Tesco sells for too much money. The store was much quieter, and so I started to calm down and actually walked round properly instead of just grabbing what I needed and running off. I was quite pleased I did as in the final isle I spotted these. A 5x multi pack of strawberry flavour Chewits for just £1. Sweet!
I kinda grabbed these out as I was packing and once I'd deposited everything in the boot of the car I stuffed one in my mouth while hubby was kindly taking the trolley back for me. By the time he got back to the car I was well and truly gunked up with strawberry Chewit.
These sweets - which I remember with fondness from my childhood - are a soft chew. They come in a packet with their name 'Chewits' plastered down the side. Open the packet and the Chewits are stacked one on another and each is individually wrapped. It's a good thing these are individually wrapped as they're very aptly named and need a lot of chewing to eat, and I can guarantee that if they weren't individually wrapped then they'd all be sooo stuck together that you'd have to eat them all at once and I think ten (yes that's how many are in each pack) would be a bit much to stuff in all at once... although, hmmm... I can think of a couple of teenagers who it might keep nicely quiet challenging them to try! Ahhh pleasantly teasing thoughts are occurring ;-)
These really are a lovely sneaky way of feeling better when you're having an off day. They're very sweet, very strawberry flavour and very chewy. In fact they really take me back to better days when my worst worry was whether the boy across the road would notice me, or if they'd have sold out of the latest copy of my favourite magazine by the time I got my pocket money.
£1 for 50 sweets is almost unbelievable these days too, I mean penny sweets and 2 penny sweets and even the ones that were halfpenny each or 4 for a penny I remember when I was a wee kiddy, but today you expect to be paying about 35-40p for a single pack of 10 I'd say. (Not that I've seen these before or since recently to be able to compare).
There's a website advertised all over the wrapper too - www.chewits.co.uk I'm not normally one to investigate these websites for products because to be honest they're normally more naff than words. This one however might amuse your kids for half an hour (or you if you're feeling childish and still eating Chewits - it did me *blush*). Actually the site also has some useful info there too about artificial flavours and stuff if you can be bothered reading it, I got the feeling that Strawberry is one of the 'bad' flavours and is still artificial so of course I couldn't risk giving any to my nieces or nephews that would be wrong of me to fill them with all those nasty chemicals wouldn't it!
So, what happened to the rest of my 5 packs of strawberry Chewits? I ate them of course! Well hubby may have had one or two sneakily, but I have to own that every time I've opened a pack they do seem to vanish rather too fast for anyone else to get a look in. They're just so morish to eat. The only thing is, I do feel like I ought to be lying on my bed with my feet against the wall reading Jackie or Just 17 and chatting on the phone to my best friend about the boys we like.
Retro Sweet Alert!
Wow! Spotted this blast from the past on the shelves of my local Tesco supermarket.
Multipack of 5 x 30g packs of Chewits in assorted flavours (Strawberry, Blackcurrant & Fruit Salad). A bargain at £1.09. In the basket they went.
Now, to be honest, I've not had these since I was at school, which was (ahem) a few years ago. However, I have very fond memories of these chewy rascals, apart from when I had my brace fitted and I had to avoid certain sweets for a wee bit. No Chewits, no Toffos..... Oh the misery!
Anyhoo, I couldn't wait to try these again. No really, I couldn't and ripped open the packet and stuffed two of the strawberry variety into my mouth before the checkout girl could ask if I was collecting vouchers for schools. My attempted reply was at best incoherent, so I walked away empty handed on this occasion but still happily masticating.
So, as I chewed on this former fave, was it like meeting up with a long lost friend?
Nah... It was even better than that! Long lost friends grow up and no longer want to chat about Star Wars and which member of Bananarama they would like to snog, instead they talk about boring things like motorways and negative equity. Chewits though, remain delightfully naive and childish. Sickly sweet, full of fruity flavour and still very chewy, in fact they are still everything I'd want them to be and remembered them to be.
You get ten sweets in each pack, the wrapper does occasionally get stuck to the sweet, or does the sweet stick to the wrapper? Whatever, it's still a bit annoying and does make you toy with the idea of eating both sweet and wrapper when frustration and the overwhelming desire for the prize kicks in.
Sensible stuff now....
I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are free from artificial colourings!
Ingredients as follows:
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Fruit Juice (From Concentrate) (3%), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Lactic Acid, Egg White, Hydrolysed Milk Protein, Flavouring, Colours (E163, E160a).
Nutrition: Per 100g
Energy kCal 378 kCal
Energy kJ 1,586 kJ
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 86.9 g of which sugars 53.9 g
Fat 2.7 g of which saturates 2.6 g
Sodium 0.1 g
Contains Eggs, Egg whites, Milk, Lactic Acid, Milk Proteins & Soya
In my opinion, if you fancy a sweetie, treat yourself to some Chewits.
Thanks for reading.
If I had to choose one sweetie, that reminded me most of my childhood, it would have to be Chewits. It really is amazing, that they are still around to be enjoyed today, when so many others have disappeared into history.
Chewits are a square, chewy, medium soft candy, which comes in a variety of flavours. They first appeared in 1965 and were originally produced in Southport, but have been manufactured in Slovakia since 2006. The original flavours were strawberry, blackcurrant, banana and orange. My favourites, were and still are the strawberry ones.
The wrapper of Chewits has changed a bit since the above picture. My strawberry ones come in a bright red pack, with white lettering but the dinosaur is different now. He is pale green in colour and is biting into the pack, with his big, front teeth!
Inside, you will find ten individually wrapped sweets. Unwrapping them, you find a small square, which feels hard and slightly sticky to the touch. Now as a child, my favourite thing was to squash a chewit in my fingers to make it soft. I would stretch it out, to see how long I could make it, before it would break. I would then dangle it over my mouth and chew away to my hearts content.
As a grown up, I occasionally have a go at this, but it doesn't hold the same amount of fun it used to and I really don't like getting quite so sticky. I am obviously getting old and boring!
Chewits are wonderfully chewing and have atendency to stick to your teeth. They are super sweet and have a very strong fruity flavour, which lingers in your mouth for a while. They are great for car journeys or anytime your mouth gets dry, as the fruity flavour really does get it watering.
*Nutritional Value Per 100g*
Energy - 385kcal
Protein - 0.2g
Carbohydrates - 87.5g
of which sugars - 49g
Fat - 3.0g
of which saturates - 2.0g
Fibre - 0.0g
Sodium - 0.1g
This product contains eggs and soya/soybeans. It is free from artificial colours and is suitable for vegetarians.
Chewits are available in a multipack of 5, containing strawberry, blackcurrant and fruit salad flavour. They cost £1.09 but until the 20th April you can pick up 2 packs for £1.50. This is an excellent saving, so get in there quick!
I love all flavours of Chewits and will definitely keep buying these for both myself and my kids. It is lovely to find such a tasty, chewy sweet, which is suitable for vegetarians, as most usually contain gelatine.
Chewits are not the healthiest sweet out there, but they are delicious and make a nice change from chocolate.
In my opinion, these are definitely a 5 star product, that bring back some very happy memories!
I hadn't had Chewits since I was a kid, so when I spotted a pack of 7 packs of Strawberry flavoured chewits for £1 at my local Lidl I just had to get some!
Chewits are made by a company called Leaf, not Handy Candy as Dooyoo have put in the product title (Handy Candy is just a website that sells them online).
Strawberry Chewits are described as strawberry flavour chewy sweets. In fact, they're quite similar to Starburst (which used to be known as Opal Fruits when I was a kid), except that Starburst some in packs of milti-flavours, where as these are commonly packed in just one flavour and the ones I'm reviewing are strawberry flavoured. However, other flavour packs include Blackcurrent, Fruit Salad, Orange, Lime... to name just a few.
The difference I find between these and Starburst is that Chewits tend to be a bit tougher to chew. They are slightly harder to start off with, but soften up once you've started chewing. They certainly give your jaw a bit of work to do!
1 pack contains 10 Chewits and each Chewit is individually wrapped. As long as the Chewits haven't got warm, then you should have no trouble in unwrapping the individual Chewits. However, if they get warm in your pocket, sometimes the Chewit sticks to it's wrapper.
The Strawberry Chewits are pink in colour and taste a bit like strawberries & cream. I find that you don't get the real taste until you've chewed them a bit. Careful though, as sometimes a bit of the Chewit can stick to your teeth.
These sweets actually do contain strawberry juice, though it only accounts for 3%. I would recommend that the manufacturers up that a little to enhance the flavour.
Strawberry Chewits come wrapped in a red wrapper with the words "Strawberry Flavour Chewits" and Chewie the Chewitsaurus munching on strawberry. I found my packs in Lidl, but I'm sure you can still find them in corner shops and other supermarkets these days.
As I said, I bought a pack of 7 packs of these Strawberry Chewits from Lidl for £1, which I think is a bargain as it works out to less than 15p a pack! Though I'm sure they cost more than 15p for a single pack in the shops.
I quite enjoy eating these Strawberry Chewits. In fact, I can eat a whole pack in 1 sitting if I'm not careful! However, I'm only giving them 3 out of 5 stars as I think the flavour could come through a bit sooner and they're a bit tough to start off with.