“ Brand: Marks & Spencers / Type: Sherbet „
Marks and Spencer's Fruit Sherbets come in 250g bags and the sweets themselves come in 5 fruity flavours, strawberry, lime, blackcurrant, mandarin and lemon. These are probably exactly as you would expect, hard boiled sweets with sherbet centre's, as they are made by marks and Spencer you get the high quality product you might expect but with it comes that proper fruit taste that you do not get with the cheaper fruity sweets. This to me is a good thing but to some might be seen differently, there is a sourness and even a bitterness to some of these sweets that you would not find with cheap fruit sherbets, this makes these sweets for me but as I say might not be to everyones taste. There is about the right amount of Sherbet in these in my opinion, just enough to give a nice lip smacking burst as you reach the centre but leaving enough of a solid hard boiled sweet to suck on before they fall apart. The strawberry one was definitely my favourite but they were all delicious and my wife loved the lime ones which meant I got very few of them. If you like your hard boiled sweets to taste proper fruity then you will like these but if you like an artificial super sweetness to your fruit sherbets then stick to the cheap ones.
The best sherbet sweets!! The sweets come in lime, lemon, blackcurrant, strawberry and mandarin flavour. Some are better than others. I certainly find the blackcurrant too sweet, and the strawberry doesn't taste a great deal like strawberry. The mandarin ones are gorgeous, as are the lemon. The limes are nice too, but a little too bitter for me. I don't know how these sweets are made, but the inside is crammed with fizzy sherbet and this is what makes them so lovely. Unlike traditional sherbet lemons, where the sherbet pops out the sides in one go, the sherbet in these in constant and lingering. I imagine they are horrific for my teeth, and you will have to brush them regurlary if eating the sweet. Another downside is the way that sometimes when you buy a bag, a number of the sweets are crumbled within the wrapper. I also find the disposal of the wrappers tedious. However, as a keen sweet addict, I can say that these are the nicest sherbet fruits I have had!
Before departing on our summer holiday this year, my mother in law very kindly bought us a few packets of sucking sweets from Marks and Spencers for the flight. One of these packets was 'Fruit Sherbets'. This packet of fruit sherbets contains 250g worth of flavoured sherbets, which come in 5 different flavours : strawberry, lime, blackcurrant, mandarin and lemon. On the reverse of the packaging, it states these are 'assorted fruit flavoured sweets with a sherbet centre (23%)'. Since they had come from Marks and Spencers, I had high hopes for these sweets, and expected to very much enjoy them on the flight, but I was not in the least bit keen on these. My husband, on the other hand quite enjoyed them. As I said, they come in 5 different flaours. I expected the lime and lemon to be somewhat bitter, but they were so bitter, I ended up spitting them out into a tissue. Expecting the strawberry and mandarin to be slightly tamer, I thought I would eat those flavours, and leave dear hubby with the other bitter ones, but again, I found the taste far too sharp and tangy rather than sweet. I did not even get the length of the blackcurrant before handing the bag of sweets to hubby, and giving them to him to enjoy for the remainder of our flights. I would extremelly disappointed in these sweets. Yes, I know they are sherbets, but they really were very bitter and tangy, and I did not enjoy the flavour of the 4 that I tried in the least. As I said, my husband did enjoy them, but he too admitted that they weren't as nice as he expected, so I doubt either of us will be rushing to buy more anytime soon. All in all, I wouldn't recommend these sweetsm unless you are a fan of bitter tangy sucking sweets. I am not. There are plenty of other sucking sweets out there on the market to enjoy whilst flying, but I certainly will be avoiding these.