Product Type: Haribo Sweets
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Haribo Star Mix
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Haribo Star Mix
Date: 03/11/04, updated on 12/11/04 (366 review reads)
Advantages: Colourful, cheery packaging., Usually good value for money., Nicer than other gummy sweets.
Disadvantages: Can be a bit sickly., Aren't particularly healthy.
I'm a big kid at heart, and bright packaging with a little dungareed cartoon character on the front is sure to get my attention, and that's not even considering the effect that cheery little Haribo jingle has on me!
Yes, indeed, I'm a jelly sweetie fan and so Haribo is naturally a brand that I frequently treat myself too.
Haribo Starmix is available in small snack sized bags that only contain about 10 sweets, or as 225g packs which are good for sharing (or to keep to yourself if you're greedy enough, like me)! They contain a selection of jelly sweets such as cola bottles, gummy bears, mallow and jelly hearts and mallow and jelly fried eggs.
Prices vary from a measly 59p for a 225g packet, to £1.50! The small packets only cost 10p, however.
The packaging would definately attract the attention of kiddies, with its bright colours and cartoons stars and planets, and the sweets themselves would appeal to kids and would fire up their imaginations. I remember eating gummy fried eggs when I was a little one myself and pretending to be making dinner with them! Yes, I was a very simple child!
The sweets themselves are quite tangy and chewy, and are definately superior in taste and texture to cheaper brands of gummy sweets. Each type of sweet has its own individual flavour, while cheaper gum sweets tend to all taste the same no matter what colour they are. However, they do taste decidedly artificial and so wouldn't appeal to everyone.
They are quite sickly, and you definately feel stuffed after eating a handful of them. As far as nutrition goes, 100g provides:
1463kj/344kcal of energy
6.6g of protein
79g of carbohydrate (63.4g of which are sugars)
0.2g of fat (0.1g of which are saturates)
0.3g of fibre
trace of sodium
These little sweets are also gluten free and suitable for those who need to exclude cows milk from their diet. They certainly aren't particularly healthy due to the large amount of sugary carbohydrates, but they aren't as nasty as many other chocolates, crisps and junk food.
They'll definately keep the little ones happy, and the snack size packets are both a bargain at 10p and will be easy for kids to hold and will be a small enough portion for them to finish without filling them up to much. Of course, the kids wont get a look in if adults like me get to them first!