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These just aren't sour at all. They are barely fizzy! I am always seeking out new and sour sweets to satisfy my need to eat sour food. My problem is, for reasons I can't understand, I can't taste sour!! Give me a lemon and I will happily eat it like an orange, give me cranberry juice and I'll drink it like apple. I used to be able to taste sour until a few years back, and would eat sours all the time, so now it is the endless hunt for something that will make me taste sour again. So how do I know these aren't sour? I asked my husband to try one and he agreed, not sour at all. I wouldn't mind so much but they claim to be "super sour." Lies, lies, lies. And they aren't even that nice. So, would I buy them again? Nope. Not worth it. Sorry Haribo, false advertising.
I have always loved sour sweets, ever since I was young and I'm always looking out for new products and new flavours to try. I saw these new "super sour" sweets from Haribo and just had to try them! One word: Disappointed! Availability and Price They come in a 150g bag, and I bought them from my local tescos store for £1, which is a typical price for most bags of Haribo sweets. I have also seen them available in Sainsburys and Asda for the same price too. Packaging The packet is very eye-catching, and this is why I bought them in the first place. It has an extremely bright yellow background with bright green patches too. It has the Haribo logo at the top in big red letters, and it says "super sour monsters" in a nice, spooky looking font. It shows a picture of the Haribo bear holding some of the "monsters" and dipping them into a bowl of sour sauce I assume. It's very nicely decorated and really stands out. The sweets The sweets come in three different colours, red, green and yellow, which correspond to the flavours cherry apple and lemon. Only the lemon one actually tasted of lemons, the other two tasted very bland and sugary and I couldn't tell what flavours they were until I looked at the back of the packet. The sweets are supposed to be in the shape of monsters but this is not very clear, and to me they just look like big blobs of nothingness! I think that Haribo could have have improved the sweets by adding a lot more different flavours and colours to give them a bit more variety. The bag claims that the product has no artificial colours which is good thing. The Taste As soon as I put them in my mouth I was extremely disappointed. Sour?! They were no more sour than a fruit pastille!! They are, however, extremely sugary. I tried chewing them and they lasted about 20 seconds to chew and swallow, when I sucked them they lasted a good few minutes. The taste actually improved if you sucked them, as more flavours would be released and this is a much better way of trying them. Overall I would say to avoid these and choose some sweets that are really sour!!
My boss bought a bag of these sweets for my team at work along with some other sweets to try and cheer us up due to a lot of changes happening recently. I have never seen these sweets before but I couldn;t wait to try them as I love the tangfastic sweets that Haribo make. The bag was greeny/yellow with the distinctive haribo bear on the front and pictures of the "monsters" that had been turned into sweets. The clear section of the package showed off the shape of the sweets and I thought they were quite fun looking. These sweets contain no artificial colours and the packaging had "new sour experience" written on it. The bag we were given was 150g and it recommends a serving size of 40g. 100g of these sweets gives you 340kcal, 6.3g of protein, 78.3g of carbohydates, 0.2g of fat, 0.3g of fibre and a trace of salt. The sweets are coated in sugar so are not good for your teeth and they would also be no good for any one on a low carb diet. The packets also says that these sweets are not suitable for vegetarians either. The yellow circular sweets are lemon flavour and tasted really nice. The green triangular sweets with a big toothy smile are apple flavour but they are not very strong in apple taste which is a shame. My favs were the rectangular red cherry flavoured ones which had the same flavour as the cherries in the tangfastic mix (my favs there too). I was disappointed by these sweets as I didn't find them sour at all. I didn't find them as sour as Tangfastics. They were chew and the flavours were nice but for me they didn't deliver on their promise. I was not impressed with the new sour experience.
I only found out about these a few days ago. They were in sainsburys and i just happed to spot them on the way in. I was in there primarily for something sweet, but had planned on getting some of their 27p cheapy chocolate. I looked at them and saw the price, then looked again because i couldnt believe my eyes, then i looked at how much they weigh, then i looked at the price per 100g. All of these figures added up and made sense. 50p for a pack of 150g, making them 33.3p per 100g. This made them just a little bit more expensive than the cheap chocolate, but i didnt care, because these are haribo and i prefer sweets to chocolate anyway. The Super Sour Monsters come in 3 flavours of various shapes, apple- a green triangle, cherry- a red oblong/square and lemon- a yellow circle shape. However, super sour goes a little too far, these are just as sour as Tangfastics, which are my usual favourite from Haribo. Nevertheless, they still taste superb, despite being only 3 flavours. Perhaps to improve them Haribo could add a few flavours like orange or blackcurrent. These are coated in loads of sugar and additives, not to mention being made of basically fat and sugar, so not too healthy. But if you want a quick sugar fix, these work well. Just remember to have something a little while afterwards to get the sugar off your teeth, not straight away though because that will make it worse on your teeth. One good thing about them compared to other sweets is that they have no artificial colours, but i believe there are artificial flavours.
Since I discovered these about six weeks ago they have quickly become my Haribo sweet of choice. I've stocked up a bit since they've been on offer at half price a lot (either due to being new or to the proximity of Halloween, I'm not sure). I think the fairest comparison is probably with Haribo Tangfastics. These cute little monster shapes are definitely sourer than those, which is a good thing in my opinion. Tangfastics were never particularly sour, so it's nice to have something that lives up to the description. In terms of variety though, Tangfastics probably win out. There are only three different monster flavours; lemon, apple and cherry. On the other hand, I think these are some of the nicest tasting jelly sweets I've ever had, particularly the cherry and apple flavours. I only wish they'd decided to include a fourth; orange, perhaps. They come in a standard 160g bag, which is distinctive and green. I'm not usually interested in a product's packaging or shape, but the monsters are cute, and I think their flat shape adds to the experience of the flavour, as they can be sucked and savoured before chewing. Obviously, they're sugary and not very good for you, but that's par for the course with sweets. They contain no artificial colours though, so that's something. In short, I would definitely recommend these (unless you particularly dislike sour sweets). I'll certainly keep buying them!