Product Type: Haribo Sweets
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Haribo Maoam Stripes
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Haribo Maoam Stripes
Advantages: Fresh, fruity, cheap, available widely.
Disadvantages: Bit tangy for some perhaps. Takes a bit of effort unwrapping each one, but its worth it, trust me.
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! :)
Summary: A fruity friend from the Haribo family.