My sister came in from playing today with a bag of Haribo fried egg sweets, I just fancied something sweet so nicked a couple out of the bag to munch on while I watched Gavin & Stacey. I've had fried egg sweets before so knew what to expect, and that is not much apart from the taste of sugar! lol
The sweets are mostly made up of white foam and that makes up the white of the egg, the yolk is a little dot of yellow jelly. They do look amazingly like fried eggs and I always worry before I eat these that they're going to taste of egg too! Irrational I know but they're sooooooo lifelike!
They haven't got much taste and I think the main thing about these sweets is the texture of them. Kids deffo enjoy the foam and jelly combination because it makes them nice and chewy but not too awkward to eat like some sweets that are pure jelly. The foam is proper soft but it's still chewy and even though there's only a bit of jelly on each sweet it gives it a mega chewy texture.
It's a shame they couldn't put some sort of flavouring into these sweets because the texture is really nice once you get used to it. Haribo could at least make the yellow jelly lemon flavoured or something just to give some interest to the sweets. As it is they just taste of pure sugar and after 4 they got too sweet for me to enjoy and I ended up giving them back. I love sweet things too it's just that with no other flavours to take away from the sugar it made them boringly sweet so much that I didn't want to eat any more.
This bag was 99p from the corner shop by me and the bag is quite big, being Haribo I'd have thought they'd cost more but maybe that represents what a boring bag of sweets they are. I know I wouldn't pay more for them however big the bag!
Recommended..... to 10 year olds! lol
I was recently given a big box of these. This is a big mistake! I love to sit in front of the television and blindly nibble. I tend to be quite concentrated when watching telly, and if I have a bowl of nibbles in front of me I will get stuck in without thinking about it. Before I know it the whole lot of what I have eaten will begone.
So picture the situation. An episode of Spooks is on. I am all comfortable and this big box of Haribo Fried Eggs are within reach. They just don't stand a chance.
These sweets are small foamy sweeties, about the size of a tuppence. As you can imagine, they look just like a teeny weeny fried egg. I don't know anything about the sweetie making process, but these are probably made from whatever they make gummy-foamy sweeties from, apologies for the technical description!
The egg white is kind of chewy and it is quite difficult to discern the taste - perhaps vanilla. The yolk, it would seem, is a little blob of yellow jelly. So you have two different textures happening on your tongue. They are quite chewy and take a little while to get chewed to the swallowing stage.
They are not stunning in flavour, but you will want to keep popping these in your mouth. These are maybe not the best choice to have for a snack when you are going to sit down in front of a compelling piece of television. Be sure to ration these. Don't forget to brush your teeth afterwards.
How do you eat your eggs?
Generally I liked mine scrambled but when it comes to Haribo eggs I like mine fried! Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!!
Haribo is the biggest manufacturer of jelly and gummy sweets in the world! They were founded in 1920 in Germany by a gentleman called Hans Riegel. The name Haribo was devised by using the initials of his name with the initial of Bonn, the location in Germany where they are headquartered, HRB - Haribo!!
I am a big fan of Haribo sweets and love the fact that they have lots of different packets/flavours and fun sweets to eat. Examples include tangy cherries, cola bottles, friendship rings, heartthrobs and crocodiles. Haribo can be sold individually or in bumper packs or pre-packs as they are known which are sold in just about every newsagent and supermarket, etc. The most popular pre-pack of Haribo is the Star Mix packet, with the Tangfastic pack being the second favourite and the Super Kiddies Mix at third favourite.
Super Kiddies mix are actually my favourite but Star Mix come a close second because they include the fried eggs in their mix of sweets. The fried eggs are my absolute favourite sweet but I'm sometimes disappointed with the Star Mix packet as it never seems to contain a lot of these eggs which is unfortunate. They always seem to be the first sweet everyone goes for too so they disappear quite quickly. They tend to pack the Star Mix out with lots of mini gummy bears or hearts which are still good but not as good as the fried eggs.
A fried egg sweet looks exactly like a real fried egg except for being quite a bit smaller. The white part of the egg is the foamy type sweet and then the yolk is the yellow jelly type sweets. They have a very sweet taste to them, a lot sweeter than a lot of the other sweets so maybe this is why I like them too.
The eggs are gluten free, nut free, milk free and free from artificial colours. Per 100g there are 344 calories which is quite a bit but only 0.2g of fat.
I would say after a while though the sweets do become very sickly as they are so full of sugar. In my opinion it is quite easy to eat a bag in one whole sitting but I do not recommend it as it can make you feel quite sick afterwards!
All in all, this is one treat I definitely recommend and fun for kids and adults alike!!
A while back I bought a big 2kg box of Haribo Starmix for my boyfriend, because he loves it. After playing various childish games with friends (e.g. how many bears can you fit inside a ring), we got on to discussions about our favourite kinds of Haribo.
Weirdly enough, everyone's least favourite was the Haribo Eggs, and so the reason why I have a plastic box with them in on my windowsill!
The Haribo eggs are small sweets consisting of a white 'foamy' outer and a small, yellow gummy inner to create the shape of a fried egg. A weird choice of image for a sweet I think, although I guess things like Rowntree's Randoms show that people don't mind odd looking sweets.
The shape and style is actually quite good, and after talking with my friends we decided it was the foamy aspect to it which doesn't provide a nice texture and isn't sweet enough. The sweet is quite chewy, but it seems never ending and isn't pleasant - I'm always afraid my teeth will squeak or grate together or something.
Haribo have another type of foamy sweet in the Starmix, the heart shaped one, but as this is half foam and half jelly rather than a tiny bit of jelly surrounded by foam, it's just about passable (although the next hated after the egg).
There are some types of Haribo you can buy individually, but I'm not sure if the eggs are one of them. I hope they aren't.
Overall, they are ok if eaten with different types of sweets, but on their own I personally don't think they are pleasant or worth eating. They don't really have any nutritional value at all, so I'm not sure I see the point of eating something so mediocre?! May as well enjoy it if you're going to eat something naughty!
I saw a couple of reviews for these Haribo Fried Eggs recently and it was like a blast from the past! When I was younger I used to really like these, but as my tastes changed and matured, I began to not enjoy them at all, and haven't had one for a while.
I also haven't seen them around in the shops, although a quick search on the internet shows me I can buy them from various online shops such as Handy Candy, A Quarter Of, or Treasure Island Sweets. Prices start from as little as 99 pence plus postage so if you do want to try some it's not too expensive. You may also occasionally see these sweets in pic n mix sections at cinemas or other stores.
The sweets are made by Haribo and look almost exactly like little fried eggs, hence the name. The base is made a of a white foam like substance which is like the foam bases of Haribo crocodiles. It is quite tasteless and if it does taste of anything it is really only sugar. The texture is quite thick and chewy but slightly sticky at the same time.
On top of this base is a gummy like yellow centre to represent the egg yolk. This is also not very tasty. It has a texture like any gummy sweet.
I think when I was younger I liked these due to the novel shape and the fact that they looked like miniature fried or poached eggs, and they were cute. However the taste and odd mix of textures would stop me eating them now. Plus they are obviously no good for you, being made almost entirely of sugar.
Still, children will like them!
*My personal product suggestion*
~ Personal Experience ~
Yes it is sweetie review day but its Friday and I am feeling happy and want to write about some of the great trendy sweets which were about when I was growing up as a child. Fried eggs, now they were a classic penny chewy sweet which never let you down no matter how hot or cold the day may be.
If you liked penny sweets then you had to love these. I used to love eating the white part of the sweet around the yellow jelly like centre and then suck on the left over yellow yolk and it used to make them last longer.
You used to get these in most 10p mix's and if you didn't you would feel slightly robbed. I used to like eggs and the white chocolate mouses.
~ Taste Test ~
The white part of the egg was a bit bland and didn't taste of much, a bit like eating plastic but still you got to eat the good part afterwards or just eat it whole it's your choice. The yellow part of the egg tasted a bit like an orange but still very tangy and tasty.
~ Smell Test ~
They didn't smell of much really, just your bog standard penny sweet which if strung together with a bag of other penny sweeties would make an aroma worth queuing for.
Price & Shop
If you use the link below, you will find them on this website and can cost you around £1.83 per quarter which is the standard for most penny sweets on here.
You can normally still buy these types of sweets in most sweet shops or newsagents in the UK and are fairly cheap. You can even sometimes be surprised if you buy lucky bags, as they sometimes have these types of sweets inside.
~ In My opinion...~
I never thought that when I got to the age of 26 I would still get excited over fried eggs but I do and that's mainly because I have so many happy memories of these classic sugary devils.
Most people can relate to buying these per quarter and getting them in little white paper bags. They are not the most appealing sweets in the world when it comes to presentation but still a great treat for the classroom and if you wanted to get the girl's attention you had a crush on, just offer her a fried egg, jobs a guddun!
~ Overall Rating ~
Fried Egg shaped jelly sweets, Kids and Grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo 150g/500g bags are supplied in clear crystal bags, 3kg (approx. 780 sweets) option is supplied in its original bag.