Product Type: Haribo Sweets
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Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix
Member Name: Kirst09
Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix
Advantages: cute, delicious
Disadvantages: fatty, high in calories, kind of expensive for sweets
Tonight was one of those famous sugar cravings nights that are few and far between for me. I went into my Sainsburys Local and decided on Haribo Tangfastics mix. It cost me £1.05 for a 160g bag and although this will vary slightly from store to store, it tends to be around £1 for this size bag. There are an average of 25 to 30 sweets a bag I'd say. They come in a variety of shapes and colours; dummies, crocodiles, cola bottles, cherries (my personal favourite) and I would swear I've very occasionally found a teddy or 2 in there aswell, not sure if I was imagining that though. As far as nutritional information goes, these are the values per 100g:
Calories - 340
Protein - 6.3g
Carbohydrates - 78.3g
Fat - 0.2g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - trace
Salt - trace
They also contain no artificial colours. However, there is an interesting combination of fruits and vegetables used in making these jellies and they are apple, aronia, blackcurrant, carrot,elderberry, hibiscus, grape, kiwi, lemon, mango, nettle, orange, passionfruit and spinach. Quite the mixture! Some of these flavours are obvious, such as the apple and blackcurrant flavoured crocodiles, the orange and lemon dummies, but some flavours, such as the cherries, were achieved through some genius method unknown to me. Haribo are renowned for making amazing sweets and treats and these are by no means any disappointment.
Each jelly is individually coated in lots and lots of sour sugar, delicious! They are all full of flavour and a good quality jelly with a good chew to them. You can smell them as soon as you open the bag, definitely a step or 2 above those really cheap jellies where the smell makes you want to be sick! I love sucking all of the sugar off and experiencing that tingly feeling that goes through your mouth when you realise how sour they are. They aren't so sour as to make your eyes water, or make your mouth purse like you've just sucked on a lemon, but they are a really delicious sour that still makes you make a face. My favourite are the cherries and there's always a fight when it comes down to the last few.
As an occasional treat, I love these sweets. They give you a sugar buzz, the sourness is gorgeous and they're so pretty to look at too! Totally irrelevant but it makes them more appealing and they remind me of being a child. They also make me think how lucky German kids are to have grown up with them and no doubt get them in their cute packed lunches every day....my imagination runs wild with German sweets, yes I am a little bit crazy.......Great for sharing with friends if you can bring yourself to do so and if you make a lemonade (perhaps with vodka) and drop a stack of them in the bottom, the sugar gives your drink a lovely edge! They might be more expensive than your average jellies but they are worth it. The Haribo reputation makes it okay to spend so much on sweeties.
Summary: perfect for sharing if you can face it!