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i remember seeing these on the tv when i was younger and the kids playing on the skate board ramp and them saying M-A-O-A-M maoam. Since then it has been in my head. I got excited when my mum brought them home.
They come in a variety of flavours and the best one is defiantly orange. The different flavours are;lemon and lime,raspberry,orange,cherry and apple which is brilliant because children will find their favourites as well as adults. I do love them :)
They are made in Germany It comes in a massive red bag as above which is attractive to children and the wrappers mean the sweets do not stick together like if you buy cola cubes for example. On the wrappers themselves there are pictures of fruit which help to identify which flavour they are. They come in strips or also 5 little sweets in wrappers in a rectangle shape, which is useful for putting in childrens lunchboxes as a treat or for halloween and christmas and childrens party bags.
You can buy them as one sometimes in the pick and mix section or in a bag which costs around £1-£2 depending on what shop they are in.
There is always a supply of sweets in our home, I have three small children who love sweets and a husband with an even sweeter tooth than the children. I try to buy bags of sweets that the children can have one every now and again without eating a whole packet.
Maoam Stripes are made by Haribo, we buy the 180g bag and in the bag there are a number of different flavour chews: strawberry, orange, cherry, raspberry and apple. The chews are individually wrapped in a sealed coloured wrapper, indicating the flavour of each sweet, a green wrapper for the apple flavour, a red for the strawberry, orange for the orange flavour etc. Each chew is rectangular in shape and measures approx 5.5cm long and 2.5ccm wide. The packaging has cartoon characters of the different fruits having fun such as surfing. The packaging is quite eye catching, mostly red with a transparent panel through which you can see the sweets. It is very obvious from the packaging that the chews are made by Maoam and they are called "Stripes".
These chews are very fruity, quite tart in taste but each flavour is very distinctive. The chews are white in colour with little flecks of flavour through them, they are not stick to the touch. They are definitely very chewy and flexible, they are soft, they taste of the flavour they are supposed to be and they kind of make you screw up your face when you first put them in your mouth. I find the chews are quite tasty, they make your mouth water when you are eating them and they are fine for a quick sugar fix. My husband loves these chews and he eats more of them than the children, I think the children find them just a little too tart for their tastes.
On the back of the bag there is a list of ingredients for the chews, but on the front there is a statement that the chews contain no artificial flavours. There are 394kcal per 100gs. We buy these regularly and will continue to do so, but for my children they are definitely in the one at a time ranks whilst my husband could finish the bag in one sitting. I haven't counted how many individual chews are in a bag but there is a good even spread of all the different flavours. I am not quite sure why they are called "Stripes" as each chew is white with coloured flecks rather than stripes, although there are little coloured stripes on the individual wrappers.
There is usually a bag of these in our cupboard but I have to hide them from my husband rather than my children.
The Maoam brand actually has a long history behind it, starting in Germany in the 1930s! Edmund Münster (no, not him from the Munsters - 'da da da dah! click click!') was a German man who was the first to develop a fruity chew which was an instant hit, and was copied by many other companies. Its advertising was based on the phrase 'Best Münsters MAOAM' and was seen as an alternative to chewing gum. It developed and evolved over time, and today, Maoam is now part of the, also German, Haribo Group which sits as a firm favourite in the Sweet Hall of Fame, with Maoam's key products being the Stripes and Mao Mix sweet bags.
I was introduced to Maoam quite a long time ago by a close friend, and love all their sweets with the Stripes being my favourites. The Stripes come in a big grab bag, and you can usually buy them from between 99p and £1.25 in most places (available in the 99p store!). I've seen them in both supermarkets and local convenience stores, so they are easy to get hold of.
The Stripes look more or less as they sound, and are a long flat strip of chewy fruit sweet. Quite pale in complexion, and quite firm but flexible. Each stripe is individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper (colour coded as per the flavour), which is brilliant as you can just take a handful with you and keep them in your pocket or bag without risk of fluff damage.
The Stripes come in 5 flavours: Apple, Raspberry, Cherry, Orange and Strawberry. Cherry is my favourite (I have a bit of a cherry obsession so no surprises there), second favourite is Apple and my least favourite being the Orange.
They are quite tangy and a little tart in general so may not be to everyone's taste, but when you chew them, you have a nice mouth-watering flavour and they're really nice and refreshing. Perfect for when I'm on those long journeys in the car and I need a pick me up! (Don't worry, husband is unwrapping and feeding me them in those cases, I'm not driving dangerously! Although on a related point, today halfway on my way to work I realised I didn't have my seatbelt on, don't know how the hell that happened!! Anyway, back to the review!!).
The Maoam brand and packaging is very bright and playful, with little cartoon characters on the packets which look like the fruit flavours the sweets are based on. Appealing to both kids and "grown-up kids" like me! I also recommend the Mao Mix which has the same Maoam chewy fruit flavour sweets but in different formats (sticks, tablets, and little 'pinballs').
If you've never tried Maoam before and you enjoy a juicy sweet, I thoroughly recommend giving them a shot! :)
There was a big controversy about these candies a few years back, when someone complained to a newspaper about the fact that the personified fruits on the wrapper appear to be locked in a carnal embrace, which, by the way, they are, but let me get back to what I was going to say.
Maoam are a delicious soft fruit candy that have an incredible citrus taste. They are fun to eat and aesthetically pleasing, without being sticky or easy to drop. Produced in Germany, they are an efficient, straightforward, functional sweet that are, put quite simply, a white block of fruit flavoured rubbery nougat. They are wonderfully chewy and come in a variety of flavours. One of the best things about Maoam is that that although they're incredibly moreish, they aren't actually that bad for you in the least. They taste lovely and can be kept easily in pockets or handbags without the risk of them being squashed or melting. They also last a long time before they go hard and start to go off, so It can always pay to have some of these lying around your house, in case you have a visit from some relatives with children. Maoam are very popular among children, and because they're so chewy they're likely to keep their mouths shut for a bit.
I recommend Maoam. Everything about Maoam is fun, from the unintentionally hilarious wrapper, to chewing the actual sweets, to just saying the word itself. "Maoam... Maoam....Maaoooam."
Oh yeah they're also great for sharing.
Well family were down for the weekend and as per usual they bought a hamper of sweets with them! Amongst these were a bag of these maoam stripes! They come individually wrapped and there is between 20-30 per bag or maybe more!
There are many different flavours so they are great for sharing as I am sure there is a flavour to match everyones taste! My favoutrites being the cherry and the apple/lemony one! It is easy to locate the flavour you wish for, if not by the colour of the wrapper but by the cartoon style pieces of fruit on them.
The wrapper isn't that invented however is easily recongnisable! It costs around £1.99 for a bag and can be found in many places from corner shops, to supermarkets and I have even seen them in the likes of Boots and Superdrug!
The sweeets themselves are flat and are of a rubbery material and some of them have so called 'pieces of fruit' in them which is a different colour against the white of the sweet.
The sweet is chewy and refreshing due to its fruity flavour and some of them, such as the lemon and apple ones also have a sour tange to them,. They are not too sickly as they are in a very small bar, however any bigger and I'd reckon that they'd be too sickly and they do sometimes get stuck to the roof of your mouth and in your teeth.
Overall I'[d reccomend these for parites and sharing!
Haribo Stripes from the Haibo range of which I am naturally a fan. These cost me just over a £1 from Sainsburys but no doubt you can get them from most Supermarkets and maybe a little cheaper. These little bundles of stripes are an absoulte joy.
They are sold in one big bag (weighing in at 180 grams per bag) and then they have little striped bars that are individually wrapped inside. This is ideal for some people because they can snack on one or two without having to demolish the whole bag for fear of them going off.
The five flavours are Strawberry, Orange, Cherry, Rasberry and Apple all of which are very nice but beware they are quite sweet. The ingredients are sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable oil, humectant, gelatine, citric acids and flavourings. They do however promote that they have no artificial colourings.
There are 394 calories as well as 1 gram of protein, 83.7 grams of carbohydrates and 6.4 grams of fat. These are all per 100 gram measures.
The sweets themselves taste delicious. All of the flavours actually taste like they should (example Cherry actually tastes like cherry). They are quite soft and chewy as opposed to being hard and crunchy (which was what I thought they would be when I first saw them).
One word of warning though, don't whatever you do leave them anywhere warm for too long (like the car) because you will end up having a fight trying to get them unwrapped as they become sticky and unedible.
All in all good value for money and a tasty treat
When I was in Edinburgh recently, I was accosted by a person dressed as a giant blueberry, who insisted on shoving a packet of Maoam Stripes into my hand. Though having sweeties forced upon you isn't the most unpleasant experience ever, I have to say I was skeptical about these chews.
Firstly, they are so brightly coloured that they practically glow in the dark. In my experience, this isn't usually a sign that great flavour lies within. Secondly, they are absolutely rock hard, suggesting that you probably need the jaw strength of a T-Rex to get through them. Finally, they come in a luridly coloured individual packets which have pictures of fruit surfing on a sea of candy. Surfing animals I can just about cope with, but FRUIT? On a SURFBOARD? My mind is melting.
Sure enough, when I bit into these they proved to be absolutely revolting. The texture is a bit like chewing a partially melted car tyre that has been steeped in some kind of sticky acidic substance from an alien planet. Your teeth are literally welded together by the chews, to the point that you could asphyxiate if you ate these with a bad cold. However, worse things away as the chew starts to loosen and melt in your mouth, because this is when the flavour starts to kick in. These things taste like space food from some dystopian, pleasureless future where everyone prefers to pop nutritious blue pills instead of eating food. Imagine cheap pop crossed with e-numbers masquerading as fruit, with a side of industrial effluent and you will have a vague impression of the overall effect.
Admittedly, as a 30 year old woman, I'm probably not the target market for these. I would probably have loved them to bits when I was seven and able to consume cane sugar straight out of the packet without batting an eyelid. Though they would still have rotted my teeth and possibly my stomach lining too. Also, they contain gelatine so aren't suitable for vegetarians. Boo.
Haribo is the huge success of recent times offering up great quality sweets of old at a great price and they are always proud that they are loved by people of all ages but what of their Maoam offering?
Maoam Stripes is the an offering from Haribo that is simple yet brilliant with the product being thin, flat, rectangular stripes of fruit flavour chewy goodness.
Not one for those who are worried about teeth falling out as these are super chewy but they are one of those sweets that offers such amazing flavour that you find your mouth watering and the sensations continuing on after the sweet is done but these are the kind of sweets that you will simply have to keep having as they really are delicious.
The bags are normally about £1 to £1.50 and are excellent value at that with each bag normally having somewhere between 20 and 25 bars which is a great amount of flavour. Each sweet is individually wrapped and look brilliant and enticing and you can understand why kids pick these up more and more regularly.
- Excellent quality
- Great value
- Individually wrapped
- Taste brilliant
- Simple but full fruit flavours
Maoam is a name you will be more and more familiar with as these are becomming a big hit in the UK market.
Maoam stripes to be honest I think I have been living under a rock when it comes to this product! I only had one for the first time the other day when someone brought them to work, now I can see why they are Haribo's top selling product ! They are really juicy chewy mini bars that are handy for snacking out and about.
There are a few different flavours you can tell what they are by the fruit characters on the front. My particular favourite is the lemon and apple one yum yum! The characters on front are actually really amusing and provided myself and my work colleagues with a few giggles the other day!
I think another thing that makes these little bars so popular is that there is not really
A competitor out there, no one seems to have made a main stream copy - I am sure one of the supermarkets will eventually though, someone will want a share of that £10 million turnover. Though I have to say they will have to be good as the price on these babies ain't to bad either - averaging at £ 1.70 for a 200 g bag is pretty good value . Also being individually packaged although not particularly environmentally friendly it's great from a parent's point of view - much less mess!
Also on ciao
They're full of sugar and they disappear in a second... but they're completely worth it. In my opinion, Maoam Stripes are the ultimate in sweets. After all, they are the most popular sweets in the Haribo range!
Of course, like all Haribo sweets, Maoam Stripes are slightly more expensive than other brands. However, in my opinion, they are well worth the extra cost.
The taste is anything but bland, without being too strong. This creates a fruity but soft flavour. The Stripes come in several different fruit flavours, including strawberry, rasberry and orange.
I would highly reccommend this sweet. Children love them, and they're soft enough for younger children to enjoy without you having to worry about them choking.
The main downside is the amount of plastic packaging. Stripes not only come in a large back, but are individually wrapped. But if its taste youre after, Maoam are for you. The slogan for Haribo is most certainly true, I completely agree that kids AND grownups love it all.
Maoam Stripes are one of my favourite sweeties! They are really juicy and fruity flavoured and have a nice chewey texture. they come in 200g packets which are great for sharing and are individually wrapped so you can take some out in your bag or pocket
they contain; sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable oil, humectant, sorbitol syrup, gelling agent (gellatine) citric acid and flavourings
the gellatine means they are not vegan
each stripe is 7 grams so you get alot in each packet, the flavours are strawberry, apple, orange, cherry and raspberry and they are all nice. There isnt any nutritional value information on the packet for some reason so i dont know how many calories each one contains but they are very satisfying and totaly worth it ^_^
Haribo make lots of other brands of sweets too but maoam are my favourite as they have the most flavour, even if the name is hard to pronounce and the pictures on the packet are scarey!
Haribo, a great company and one who's products I tend to really like. They are a german company who have been making sweets for almost 90 years now. They are very well known for their other products including Haribo Gummy Beras and Haribo Starmixoh well. I like msot of their products as they tend to be different to other brands and have a quality that you just can't get anywhere else.
They come in a big red 150g bag which costs about £1.20. On the front of the bag there's a picture of some kind of green person surfing on a maoam and pictures of loads of different fruits. There's also a clear section so that you can see the sweets wrapped up inside and the words "Maoam Stripes" in very big writing across the front of the packet so you can't really miss it on the shelf!
The sweets are individually wrapped in wrappers that match the colour of the fruit they taste of. They are about 6cms long by 2cms wide. They don't really have much of a smell to them but the taste amazing. Most fruity chews that you buy don't really taste of what they are meant to but these taste really nice. It's like you're actually eating the fruit, very pleasant. They are easy to chew and turn soft after about 5 chews. The taste lasts for aboiut 20 minutes after oyu finish the sweet which is great!!!
Overall I fantastic product, highly recommended. Ten out of ten!
"The top selling childrens sweet product in the UK with a turnover of £10 million; the most popular in the Haribo range."