Product Type: Haribo Sweets
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Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix
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Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix
Advantages: Tangy and lovely, hard to stop eating
Disadvantages: Really sugary, couple of flavours I didn't like
Haribo have pretty much cornered the market when it comes to mass producing different types of the same sort of sweet. There are only so many things you can do to sugar coated fruit flavoured chewy sweets, yet idea after idea seems to bring excited buyer after excited buyer.
The Tangfastics that my wife bought yesterday were because of their placing on the shelf - shelf stacking 101 - and because she needed some sweets to pick her up after a crap day at work. So, she returned back with these and a collection of creamy choc desserts. Peeling the lid off a dessert pot and getting a teaspoon seemed like far too much work, so I just opened the bag of these and we got to work!
The sweets come in a very colourful, 200g bag, and are essentially a collection of various shapes of chewy sweets coated in sugar. The shapes range from crocodiles to keys and rings and bottles, among others. Each of them are very tangy, and the sugar is pretty much the dominant thing when you first pop them in your mouth. The flavour only comes through when you first take a bite into them. I tend to suck for a bit first.
Needless to say, we managed to devour the entire packet pretty much without thinking about it. That's probably about 100g each, and when you consider that for every 100g you get 340 calories and 60g of sugar, it's probably not best to eat these on too regular a basis.
The flavours are quite varied, and while some of them are really nice and strong, some are also equally fake and yucky. I'm not a fan of the vherry or the apple, particularly, but the rest are quite nice, an can include various fruity flavours that add to the sweetness somewhat.
Overall, these are sweets that are just as gimmicky as the next bag, and so don't be fooled by thinking they're any different to other Haribo sugr coated chewy sweets - they're not. However, they are rather nice and it's hard to stop eating them. They're well packaged and the sweets are quality - not like some other brands you can get that just fall apart before you touch them or don't seem to have much to them. Haribo do manage to replicate things quite a lot, but at least it's always like to be of a high quality. This bag costs just over £1, but I'm sure that this will vary a bit depending on where you look for it. Recommended.
Summary: Another quality Haribo product, albeit the same sweets but differently presented!