Product Type: Sainsbury's Sweets
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Beware of the sour content!!
Sainsbury's Fizzy Fangs
Member Name: strawberry123
Sainsbury's Fizzy Fangs
Advantages: Great texture, great tasting, lively packaging!
Disadvantages: There was no warning of the sour element, high sugar content!
I tend not to review sweets that often, which might amaze my friends because I do like to treat myself to a bag of sweets every now and again! I tend to pick up something made of jelly, like Haribo gummy bears, or something made of chocolate like Maltesers. However, I discovered Sainsbury's own 'Fizzy Fangs' in the summer and now I have to buy a pack (or three!) every time I venture near the shop! I'm sure they made their way into many trick or treat bags last Monday!
Fizzy Fangs are part of Sainsbury's own sweet collection and other varieties include Strawberry Laces, Cola Bottles and Dolly Mixtures. Each bag holds 100g and costs 40p each. However, they are always on promotion where you can buy three bags for £1 (mix and match), which I normally opt for. Therefore, they are not cheap enough to belong to the basic variety... but they are not far off, which makes them an inexpensive treat. They tend not to be something you give as a gift, in case you are wondering! A single bag can easily be shared because even though there is only 100g you still get a good amount of sweets in them. On the packaging it states you have four servings, which you do... if you have like three sweets each! I am a sucker for these sweets though and tend to scoff the lot! You can find them along the confectionary isle, and they are not difficult to spot because of the simple but brightly coloured packaging. Fizzy Fangs have changed their packaging since Dooyoo posted the image above. They now come in a bright yellow bag with red lettering and a window so you can see the appearance of the sweets. The Sainsbury's logo is on the front (albeit, in white so it is not very visible) as well as the traffic light wheel so you can see the nutritional content of an individual sweet.
When you open the bag there is no obvious scent, just a hint of strawberry when you get REALLY close. An individual Fang is fairly large in my opinion, and not something you can easily eat in one go, I definitely think a small child would struggle! They are shaped like Fangs, as you might expect, and measure about 4cm at the longest point. They are mainly pink in colour across the top and the fangs themselves are white, so yes, I think if you put one in your mouth as a fang it would give the desired effect! They are also coated in sugar... Fizzy Fangs are described as a 'fizzy strawberry flavour gum', which I tend to agree with, although I think it missed out the key word: SOUR. These sweets have a tangy taste to them and can be quite sharp. I am not the greatest fan of sour sweets... if I have to many I get a horrible taste in my mouth I can't get rid of! If I was that way inclined, I guess I would feel cheated that they did not warn me on the packaging! That said, the sour taste is not overpowering and the strawberry flavour tends to cancel it out. I actually really enjoy the taste of these sweets. They are by far better than Haribo's tangfastics, which I guess would be the best comparison for this type of sweet. The gum part is also very different to other sweets on the market. You do not have to bite and pull on these sweets like you do with other jelly-like sweets. Your teeth tend to cut through the jelly in one motion with no effort required. I think this is one of its major advantages!
Without going into EVERY ingredients, I should state that these sweets contain only natural colours and flavours. The traffic light wheel is predominately green which makes me feel slightly less guilty for eating a bag, until I see the sugar content! Each sweet contains:
Cal - 26
Sugars - 5.3g (eeeek!)
Fat - Trace
Sat fat - Trace
Salt - Trace
So yes, you may need to spend extra time brushing your teeth after eating these sweets! I would recommend these sweets to people who like sour varieties such as Tangfastics, or those that want to try something new because I think they are really different to other confectionary brands. They make a good treat or just an afternoon snack and won't break the bank either! I give them 4 out of 5 based on the good taste but awful sugar content!
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Summary: Perfect for halloween!!