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      06.07.2013 23:12
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      Pink crunchy / chewy sweets for (cough) children....

      My daughter bought some strawberry millions today, whilst at her music school performance and they cost her 60p. I haven't had these little treats for ages so slipped her a pound to go and buy me some. I know they sell them in Home Bargains and I think they are under a £1 but sorry, can't remember the exact price.

      They came in a clear long packet (12cm by 4cm) with blue at each end. They have a picture of a strawberry on the front, his name is Audrey the Strawberry, which I thought was quite amusing. They have a serrated end so you can tear the packet open. My daughter had some as well, and whilst opening managing to distribute them everywhere, fortunately we were outside so the birds gained a chewy snack rather than us all scrabbling around on the floor. So my advice is take care when opening.

      Spookily you do seem to get millions, the singular million is about 1/4 cm round and pink. When I pop one in my mouth, initially they are crunchy but then they are extremely chewy, and not much different to a strawberry opal fruit. Due to their size, one isn't really enough and so several are eaten at once....

      I couldn't work out how many calories were in my bag, as the Nutrition per 100g is
      Energy 1661Kj/397Kcal, Protein 0g, Carboyhdrate 86.3g, Fat 4.3g
      but apparently its 265Kcal in my packet, which seems quite a lot for a 65g bag.

      A quick google shows that you can buy them in raspberry, bubblegum and cola flavour however I have never seen them in anything other than strawberry. They are made by Golden Casket.

      They contain,
      Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Fruit Juice (3%) (Made with Concentrated Apple, Orange, Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry Juices), Citric Acid, Starch, Gelling Agent (Gellan Gum, Gum Arabic), Emulisifer (E473), Flavourings, Colours (E160e, E162)

      Millions sweets are approved by the Vegetarian Society and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

      I personally think these little fellas are extremely tasty and must confess to eating the whole packet. Therefore I'm awarding a Doo Yoo 4 Star for a naughty but extremely nice packet of sweeties.

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        01.02.2010 19:49
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        Best avoided in my opinion

        Millions shakers are cylindrical shaped tubes filled to the brim with small pellets. They come in several different flavours, including: Strawberry, blueberry, blackcurrant and cola. The packaging is very attractive and is clearly designed to appeal to kids.

        I personally have only tried the strawberry variety but I can safely say it's chewiest, most disgusting sweet I've ever tasted - and I've tasted a lot! The little pellets are deceptively tough and chewy and I found them to leave an awful artificial flavour in your mouth, and here's why:

        Thousands are filled with artificial emulsifiers, colours and flavourings. There are also 86.7g of Carbohydrates per 100g! These things are very bad for you and I certainly wouldn't give them to your kids - which is clearly the target audience.

        Because of the tough, chewy texture of the sweets, the horrible taste and the artificial crap they've jammed in I can't possibly recommend these.

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        14.11.2009 13:19
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        Great once in a while

        Millions are my favourite sweets ever! You can buy them from most supermarkets and you can buy the shakers from all good sweet shops.

        Millions shakers come in lots of different flavours. These are:

        *Strawberry
        *Blackcurrant
        *Bubblegum
        *Cola
        *Orange
        *Raspberry

        and lots more.

        Millions sweets are great because they are small in size which means lots of them and their low price allows us to indulge in many different flavours without affecting the shopping bill too much!

        They are very chewy and sugary which can keep children quiet for quite a while! Although, they can be very addictive!

        Millions sweets are also good because when you are feeling low they provide that little kick to get you going!

        You can buy millions sweets in very large packs or very small packs- depending on how much you like them. They are extremely sweet but they are so nice that you can lose control from time to time.

        The shakers can be purchased for no more than 3£ which is not too bad if we consider how much is in the pack! Also they are suitable for vegetarians.

        They also small wonderful and as soon as you open the lid, you can almost pine over these!

        The packaging is great, with shapes suitable to attract attention to consumers. Each packet is coloured in the same as the ingredient which I found a good idea.

        Bad points about these sweets are that they can be very sugary, so they are not really recommended in large quanitites for children. They are good to have a few once in a while. The taste is also really strong and leaves you with a coloured tongue.

        The flaours are very tasty and are definately fruity. The reason why I like these sweets som much is probably the addictiveness. Also, the bubbblegum flavour reminds me of my childhood.

        Recommended to everyone in smaller quantities!

        4/5 from me!

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        08.11.2009 00:39
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        Love the sweets, don't love the added Trans Fats.

        Millions, so called due to the sheer number of them you get in a tube, not quite a million obviously but hundreds none the less, about 600 per 100g on average.

        Millions are tiny chewy sweeties that are just bursting with intense flavour, and once you start eating them you'll find it hard to stop as they are so addictive! It's fun to see just how many you can cram into your mouth all at once....ok so that's just me then is it? :P Be warned though, such is the chewyness of the little blighters, you'll soon have jaw ache and be doing your best God Father impression!

        They come in a wide variety of different flavours which include Strawberry, Raspberry, Orange and Lemon, Bubblegum, Cola and Blackcurrant Buzz and are made with real fruit juices. You'll probably have seen them on the shelves at your local newsagents as they really stand out due to their bright colours.

        The Millions Shaker which is what I am reviewing, costs on average about a pound, although I have seen them in Factory Shops for about 50p before, but even at a pound, I think they still represent value for money as even though they might not look much, they do last a long time as you really have to chew hard to get through them all.

        As well as the Shakers, they also come in tubes that you can just rip open and tip them out, Mini Tubes, Jars in Sweet Shops from which you can buy bags of them and Gift Jars which are like smaller versions.

        I can see how these would be popular with all age groups as they are so addictive, the wide range of flavours means there is something that will appeal to everyone, the Bubblegum and the Raspberry flavours are especially good!

        But here's the downside, the only thing that puts me off them slightly, and it's something which I only discovered the other night when I read the ingredients as I was shovelling them into my mouth and which stopped me mid flow was the discovery that one of the ingredients is Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. I think by now, must people know about the health risks associated with these trans fats and I'm sure like me do their best to avoid them by checking every food label religiously and not buying items with them in. Well I'll be honest, I'd never really thought of checking a sweetie label before, and now I have it has actually put me off them, as gorgeous as they are, I won't be buying anymore of them until they can come up with a recipe that hasn't got it in.

        I don't know how bad really eating a 100g tub is when compared to say a ready meal that contains Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, but I made a decision to not eat anything that contains it anymore, and so unfortunately that includes these :( But, if that doesn't bother you in the slightest then go for it, the sweets are so yummy, I can't see anyone not liking them.

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          29.10.2009 13:28
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          Stash them

          Millions Shakers

          Description: Manufacturer: Millions Sweets / Type: Sweets

          These tasty little sweets have been around for ages and come in a variety of colours and flavours. These include strawberry, raspberry and cola (my personal favourite!).

          They are basically tiny little sweets which have a chewy consistency. the outer shell is crispy and then the chewy bit is inside. They are called Millions because they are so small, so when you buy them, you literally get millions of them!

          You can buy these loose from the big jars in sweet shops, and also in little packets. The most common ones that I see most often though are these tubes, with 110g in each one. You can expect to pay around £1 for one of these tubes.

          Nutritional information (per 100g, the shakers however do contain 110g)
          398 Calories
          86.7g Carbohydrates (including 64.9g sugar)
          4.3g fat (with it all being Saturated)

          The only issue that I have with these is that they do tend to end up spilling, even when you just pour them into your hand, you are likely to find some on the carpet later, and giving them to kids is a recipe for disaster. Having said that, it could be a valid reason for keeping them all for yourself!

          Love these, they are sweet and chewy and tasty and if you like sweets then you are sure to enjoy these, definitely recommend them!

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            15.09.2009 16:41
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            Great sweets and great in the shaker

            I bought these in an outlet shopping centre for £1.20 in blackcurrant and some for my little brother who was visiting me in cola. Millions are little supposed to be roundish sweets which come in many flavours for example strawberry, cola, blueberry and of course my favourite blackcurrant. They are lovely chewy sweets which for anybody wondering are vegetarian as my room mate kept stealing them as she walked past.

            The sweets are perfect as they give a perfect fruity flavour when bitten into which is the main reason I buy these sweets because of the flavour and how strong it is. My little brother as little brothers do loves playing the game where you fill your mouth full of these sweets and he said they become really sticky and you can hardly open your mouth afterwards whereas I who likes to put one or two in at a time only got a few stuck in my teeth.

            Millions are lovely sweets which have 397 calories in every 100g and 4.3 grams of fat which is all saturated.

            The shakers are great as they are easy to keep compared to the bags which can not easily be stored. The shakers can stay fresh as you can put the lid back on so if you only want your children to eat a few you can easily keep them stored for a long time.

            For such a wonderful sweet millions are amazingly cheap and trust me your kids and yourself will love these. For more information and flavours visit the millions website.

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            31.08.2009 00:07
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            Well Millions for me...even if they aren't peaches

            I saw one of these in B & M (where else huh?) for 99p in the strawberry flavour and lets be honest, how was I ever going to resist that sort of a price (when you then consider dooyoo will pay me 50p for eating them I'm getting a load of sweets for 49p...bargain). Millions for those that are unaware are little coloured (and flavoured) sweets about the size and shape of a seed and come in quite a vast variety of flavours, in particular the Strawberry and Blue ones (blueberry?) seem to be the stand out flavours. They are a form of chewy sweets, that seem to cross the boundaries between chewing gum and sweets in that they are chewy like gum but yet fine to swallow (with out any laxative effects) like...well sweets.

            I'm not sure if the following is true but I like to think it is, whilst with my ex in Gourock (a small Scottish town not far from Glasgow) she said she went to school with the creators daughter. Apparently the inventor of Millions lived in nearby Greenock (I know it looks like it's "green-knock" but it's really "gren-nock") and they made them there. Though I'm not willing to risk it being false so I never tried verifying it. Though with her she was usually wrong (she used to think I was attractive) she might have been right (first time for everything).

            The sweets are, like previously said, the look a likes of coloured seeds (in this case pink) but when eaten you realise they are nothing short of sweets drops from a heavenly shower of chewy goodness. Each one is amazingly sweet and fruity, impressive when considering it's size and the fact each single sweet is so chewy is a testament to the product with the chewiness being the key adjective of the product. Though what I find a difficulty (the same with crisps) is that one is never a enough and as the shakers (or "tube things) contain 110g of the sweets it's tempting to see how many you can fit in your mouth at once. Sadly this ends up meaning you've a gob full of chewy stuff and are unable to talk, a great version of a gobstopper but a terrible thing to do whilst working in a call centre. Also even when you do have an excessive amount in your mouth the flavour doesn't become over-powering or nasty in fact the only problem is that your jaw goes stiff from too much chewing (serves you right for trying to chew too many...).

            The are problems (well a problem) with the product before eating though, more so with buying them in the shakers than in bags and that is it's so tempting to pour them on to your hand, that occasionally your hands fills and you end up dropping one or to from an over full hand. They can either end up all over the floor, meaning they really are wasted, or they can end up on your desk and behind your computer, meaning you've made a mess. Either way it's annoying.

            Nutritional information (per 100g, the shakers however do contain 110g)
            398 Calories
            86.7g Carbohydrates (including 64.9g sugar)
            4.3g fat (with it all being Saturated)

            The fat one being the funniest as the product claims it's "95.7% fat free", despite being true it's still an odd statement.

            They also contain juices from Apples, Oranges, Lemon, Strawberry and Raspberry. E numbers (160e, 162, 473) however there is no gelatine and they are suitable for vegetarians.

            Overall a brilliant sweet to be eaten by the...erm..millions.

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              30.06.2009 17:32
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              Give them a go.

              I've always been a big fan of Millions sweets, and mostly all sweets! I love experimenting with different ones. When I saw these Millions Shakers on special offer I just had to buy some!

              The prices range from usually 50p-£1.50 depending on where you buy them from. They come in a tube, in many different flavours including strawberry, blackcurrant, cola, bubblegum etc. My favourite is the fizzy blackcurrant flavour! Yummy.

              What I like best about these is that they are very chewy and it takes you a while to finish the whole tube; which I will usually do by myself! They are very addictive too, once you start, you can't stop! They do make you very thirsty though and leave the flavour in your mouth for a bit.

              Goodness knows how many little balls are in one Millions Shaker, but rather a lot judging on what I can see! I also like how they are very different from other sweets, with the shape and size.

              Overall, I recommend these to any chewy sweet lover! They can be appreciated by all ages, but don't expect them to last long!

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              27.05.2009 18:27
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              Tasty sweeties that will fit in with any occasion.

              Millions are "The tiny tasty chewy sweets" and I find them quite addictive!

              The Shaker tubes contain 110g and the Millions website claims you get over 600 sweets per 100g. Maybe one day, when I'm really bored, I'll test that claim!

              They also can be bought in packet tubes, tiny tubes, jars and by the gram in traditional sweet shops.

              The Shaker tubes come in the following flavours: Strawberry, Raspberry, Orange & lemon, Bubblegum, Cola and Blackcurrant Buzz. I've tried all the flavours but the flavours most commonly sold (in my local area at least) are the strawberry, cola and bubblegum.

              Expect to pay anywhere between 50p and £1.50 for your Shaker, depending on where you buy it from. I find they're the cheapest in a bargain shop called B&M.

              You can pour these tiny sweets straight from the tube into your mouth or onto someone's hand if you're nice enough to share!

              If you put a couple in your mouth they're easy to chew but if you "accidentally" pour too many in then it can be a struggle to chew them; they are -very- chewy! If you do decide to chew lots then they all stick together and you need to chew thoroughly before swallowing or they can get caught in your throat (so I wouldn't recommend giving too many to a young child all at once).

              If you're very conscious of dental hygiene then you'll need to brush your teeth afterwards as they can get stuck to your teeth (I like to think of it as saving them for later!!).

              They're very sweet and each flavour actually tastes like it's supposed to! I think my personal favourites have to be cola as it's a bit like cola cubes and bubblegum because they remind me of all those bubblegum flavoured sweets and drinks I used to enjoy as a kid.

              They vegetarian and have been approved by the Vegetarian Society. They don't contain any of that nasty gelatine or cochineal stuff! And they're even suitable for vegans (whoop whoop!!)

              I prefer buying the Shakers as they can be re-sealed (they're like wider Smarties tubes) whereas the other packets can only be ripped open.

              They're great sweets for any occasion: travelling, sitting in front of the computer/TV, sharing with friends and even decorating cakes!


              Ingredients:
              Sugar, glucose syrup, hydrogenated vegetable oil, citric acid, starch, gelling agent (gellan gum, gum Arabic), emulsifier (E473), and flavourings and colourings which vary depending on which flavour you choose. Some flavours, like strawberry, contain real fruit juice.

              Typical nutritional information:
              (per 100g)
              Energy - 1660kj/397kcal
              Protein - 0g
              Carbohydrate - 86.3g
              (of which sugars - 64.6g)
              Fat - 4.3g
              (of which saturates - 4.3g)
              Sodium - 0.04g

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