I really have quite an incredible sweet tooth and do enjoy eating sweets and candies on a regular basis. I particularly enjoy eating 'gum' type sweets and am fond of many of the sweets from the 'Haribo' range. I have tried out many of the different types of sweets and candies from this brand in the past, a pastime which I have enjoyed thoroughly!
One bag of sweets that I had not tried from the Haribo range was the bag of 'Milkshakes'. I had actually never seen these particular sweets before, which was something of a surprise to me given my regular purchase of such a product.
I bought the 150g bag of Haribo Milkshakes from my local branch of Tesco and I paid a pound for the bag. I have also seen them for sale at the same price in other supermarkets, as well as branches of Poundland.
The packaging for the Haribo Milkshakes is pretty nice looking, although I must admit that it strikes me as being quite feminine due to the shades of pink and lemon that appear on the packet. The packet itself is a sort of cream colour and the writing is mostly pink and white. As with all bags of sweets or candies from the Haribo range, there is a clear 'window' in the middle of the cellophane package which lets us see the sweets through the package.
The sweets themselves looked to me to be quite 'foamy' in their texture and appearance, rather than more 'gum like'. The little sweets are actually shaped to look like little glasses of milkshake with a small straw poking out at the top. There are three colour/flavour combinations within the bag of Haribo Milkshakes and these are Strawberry (pink colour), Vanilla (white colour) and Banana (yellow colour). All of the sweets are the same shape and size.
When it came to sampling the sweets for myself, the first thing that struck me as I was chomping happily through the bag was that the texture was not at all what I had originally thought it was going to be. In actual fact the little Haribo Milkshake sweets are not at all 'foamy' in their texture as I had originally thought, but are actually more like a 'gum' type sweet, similar to the little 'fried eggs' that are also a popular sweet from this particular brand.
I don't know why the discovery of the gum-like texture of these sweets was a bit of a let down for me, but I have to admit that it was. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy eating the bag of candy, but I think the chewy texture of the sweets was just not what I had been expecting. Also, I found that the texture was slightly rubbery, although I suppose that this could be said of a lot of types of gum-like sweets and candy.
The flavours of the Haribo Milkshakes are all quite tasty, although I must admit I thought the yellow coloured, banana flavoured sweets were my favourite. I thought the banana flavour was quite authentic and I enjoyed this variety the most. My least favourite was the white coloured, vanilla flavoured sweets which just tasted quite bland and sickly to me. I found myself avoiding the white coloured sweets slightly, in favour of the other colours. The strawberry flavoured, pink coloured milkshakes were ok, but not as flavoursome or tasty as they could have been in my opinion.
Overall, I was happy enough with the Haribo Milkshakes on the occasion that I tried them but I would probably not go out of my way to purchase them again as there are other varieties of sweets and candies from the Haribo range that I have enjoyed a lot more, so I would rather just buy a different variety in future.
I feel however, that the £1 I paid for the 150g bag of Haribo Milkshakes was good value, and I thought the bag contained a fairly generous amount of the sweets.
As with all sweets and candies of this nature, they are not suitable for a vegetarian diet as they contain gelatine. I can see from the packaging that the sweets do not contain any artificial colours which may make them more appealing to parents than alternative brands of sweets that are available on the market.
There is a website for the Haribo brand which can be found at www.haribo.com.
Milk Shakes from Haribo are mini bottle-shaped strawberry and milk flavoured candy pieces - just like a milk shake really! - and because they're made by Haribo, to a new recipe which now include banana, they're Gluten free, nut free, milk free and free from artificial colourings No Artificial Colours No Artificial Flavours Gluten Free Haribo Milkshakes - Approx 600g per 1.5Ltr Tub