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Whenever I go to Poundworld my husband always asks for some Haribo Wine Gums.
I’d say Maynards are a better known brand of wine gum and so you might think that Haribo Wine Gums would be the second best, but my husband doesn’t think so and neither do I.
~ Packaging ~
Haribo Wine Gums come in a purple packet that is wider than the packets you get for other Haribo sweets such as Star Mix or Tangfastics. There is a green banner across the front with ‘Wine Gums’ in red lettering.
There is also a large clear window showing you the sweets that are inside as well as a picture of some wine gums.
~ Price and availability ~
Haribo Wine Gums are quite difficult to come by. They are available in Poundworld, but none of the supermarkets seem to stock them as they all stock Maynards Wine Gums instead.
In Poundworld they cost £1.00 (obviously) for a 265g bag.
~ Taste ~
The wine gums are jelly sweets which come in six different colours; white, yellow, orange, green, red and black. The packet boasts no artificial colours. They also come in different shapes. There are round ones, diamond shaped ones and long thin ones.
Each wine gum has the name of a drink on the top such as ‘sherry’, ‘port’, ‘hock’ etc., but they don’t taste of alcoholic drinks and of course they don’t have alcohol in them so they are suitable for children.
I prefer Haribo’s Wine Gums to the ones made by Maynard’s because they are softer.
The flavours are pleasant and leave you wanting more. I think all of the flavours taste fruity, but the list of flavourings on the back of the packet was more extensive than I’d realised. The flavourings include apple, aronia, blackcurrant, carrot, elderberry, grape, hibiscus, kiwi, lemon, mango, nettle, orange, passion fruit and who’d have thought spinach!
The wine gums are soft, but chewy. My husband and I never get through a full packet and there is always some left for another day. They are the type of sweets I can take or leave unlike Haribo Starmix, which are a bit smaller and take a bit less chewing.
I like these sweets and I prefer them to Maynard’s Wine Gums, but they aren’t my favourite and I don’t think I’d ever choose them myself. They are tasty, but I suppose I prefer sweets that aren’t as chewy.
~ Nutritional Information ~
100g of Haribo Wine Gums provides 328kcal and 44g of sugar, but less than 0.5g of fat of which 0.1g saturates so they are rather high in sugar.
I will probably end up buying these again in the future, but for my husband’s benefit more than mine. They taste good and I enjoy them, but they wouldn’t be my first choice.
HARIBO Wine Gums 235g - Pack of 12