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From childhood, I have loved the sour Haribo Tangfastics sweets, and I still presently enjoy having them now and then. However, my favourite out of the different varieties of sweets that come inside a packet of Tangfastics were and still are the sour cherries. So I was delighted when I found out that they sold large packets of the sour cherries, without all the other varieties of Tangfastics. The sour cherries are the ones inside a pack of Haribos that I especially look out and sneakily fish for, and therefore I found it a better product to spend my money on, on the times when I feel up for some sour sweets. At a newsagent's I found this on offer for £1 for one of the large sharing packs, which I thought was fairly good value since there are quite a few sour cherries inside a pack. This is the same price as what you would normally find with other sweets from the Haribo selection, for example their Starmix and their Tangfastic sweets. I find this to be rather an average price to pay for sweets; not very expensive but not astoundingly cheap either. When they are not on a special offer, they do cost a bit more than the £1 price, but not too much more, so I can still occasionally pick up a pack of Haribo's Sour Cherries without too much guilt. They are packaged in quite a large sharing bag. You can share these amongst other people and the pack will be gone before long! If you want to eat them yourself and do not want to eat the entire packet, then I would recommend rolling the top down and putting a peg on it to keep it fresh, since it is not a resealable pack. The packaging keeps the sour cherries nice and fresh, and it feels as if it is made out of good quality plastic. The taste is very nice, though if you eat too much you can feel rather sick of them. The cherry flavouring tastes artificial, isnce it does not taste too much as though they are actually real cherries; however, the taste is still very nice and I like it. They are also a little bit sour, which compliments the sweetness of these Haribos, and it certainly does make a nice change from the really sweet and sickly sweets that you can buy. They are rather sugary (they have a visible sugary coating, which does not really recommend itself much as a healthy option) though the sourness of the cherries do tend to tone this down a little bit; however, there is no denying that there is more sugar in there than the cherries necessarily need. They have a chewy, almost jelly like texture (like most of the Haribo selections) which is nice. Overall, though, I find that they do taste rather tasty. Of course, as is with most sweets out in the market today, these sour cherries should not be consumed as a regular snack since it is bad for both your health and your teeth, but as an occasional treat it should be fine. They are also good for handing out to children as a reward, though probably only one cherry at a time. Overall, these are nice tasting sour cherry sweets from Haribo that can be obtained for a reasonable price. Obviously, they are not all that healthy, but I think that they would make a great occasional treat, and would make children very happy if you gave them this as an occasional reward. I would recommend these with 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
My grandkids love jelly sweets so there is never a shortage of them at ours, I mean imagine the grandkids coming over and having no sweets for them. I never choose a jelly sweet if I fancy a nibble, always a chocolate one for me, well that was until I tried a Haribo sour cherry sweet. I wish I had never tried these because now I just cannot leave them alone, so much so that my wife now buys one bag of everything else but two of these. These particular Haribo sweets were originally only part of a mixed bag knows as Tangfastics but they were so popular they are now sold in bags themselves. A large bag of these costs around the £1.20 mark, I would estimate you get about 40 sweets in the bag so decent enough value for money. These are sour as the name suggests but not as sour as many of the rest of the tangfastic range and not sour enough to be uncomfortable and draw your cheeks together, they are just sour enough to give you that little shiver and then you really taste the cherry. The jellies are shaped like little cherries and are green and red in colour, they are a harder jelly like wine gums and they take a bit of chewing so perhaps not great for very small kids and as they are quite small there could be a choking hazard too I guess, anyway they are too good to give to kids, us adults should keep these for ourselves!!
I brought a bag of Haribo Sour Cherries in the corner shop for £1.19, I love anything that tastes or smells of cherries and was surprised I hadn't seen them before. I think these sweets are quite new though, Sour Cherries used to be in the Tangfastic bags but have been given their own line now because they were so popular. You get quite a few in a bag and that makes them quite cheap. The cherries are quite small but because the jelly is a bit hard and chewy it makes each one last for a long time. I don't think the cherries are very sour, they are covered in sugar but I think it's a sweet sugar and not a sour one. They're a bit tangy when you first put one in your mouth but that goes quickly and then you're left with a yummy sweet cherry flavoured jelly. They're very fruity and even if you hadn't seen the cherry shaped sweet you'd know straight away what the flavour was. It's a juicy cherry flavour that made my mouth water as I was chewing it, the cherry flavour stays in the sweet until the end too so you don't end up with a lifeless piece of jelly in your mouth. I think these are a bit too hard for little kids, they're not mega hard like some wine gums but they are quite tough to chew at first and that means little kids could possible choke on them. I reckon they're yummy though and am going to get another bag tonight for while I'm watching I'm A Celebrity.
Haribo always seem to come up with winning formulas when they produce a new sweet and these Sour Cherries are no exception. They're delicious fizzy fruit flavoured gums with a sour sugary coating and because they're made by Haribo, they're free from artificial colours. No Artificial Colours Haribo Sour Cherries - 120 per Retail Tub