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I'm reviewing my STARBURST fruity chews.
This 165g pack cost me £1 in Iceland (the shop...not the country obviously)
***WHAT THEY ARE***
Opal Fruits. Now called Starburst and just as delicious as they ever were .
These are little squares of chewy fruit sweets (candie to our American cousins) and they come in various flavours .
The pack I have has just four flavours which seems a bit mean to me because I'm sure they did about 6 when they were called Opal Fruits .
Anyway ,the flavours are Lemon and Lime(combined), Strawberry, Orange, and Blackcurrant.
Each sweet is individually wrapped in a waxed paper of the appropriate fruit colour, so you know right off which one you have grabbed before you unwrap it .
The bag is nice thick firm plastic/polythene so won't burst.
There is a removable sticker on the back of the pack for use in resealing a bag once opened, and a little nick on the edge of the bag near the top, which enables you to tear the top open easily without needing to use scissors.
I haven't had these in years, but the bright yellow pack caught my eye in Iceland and I thought I'd give them a whirl and see if they were any different from their ancestors. They aren't any different at all other than some of the flavours have been altered.
I confess to feeling somewhat cheated that they have incorporated Lemon and Lime into one chew. I LOVE anything lime ,while lemon I can take or leave, so I feel they weakened the lime by combining it with Lemon.
The Orange is nice and Orangey, like a sweet juicy orange and not sour, as some orange flavoured items are.
The Strawberry is sweet and pleasant, and again not tart. Just right for my taste.
The Blackcurrant is my favourite of this bag. It just smells totally of blackcurrant and has a smooth currant taste. Again ,no tartness.
The lemon and Lime one is the most tangy one of the selection, but unfortunately (for me) the lemon overrides the lime quite a bit.
One thing that put me off buying these before was the fact that they might be like 'Chewits' ,which are quite hard and I didn't fancy losing a tooth or being responsible for Conal or Holly needing a trip to the dentist at such an early age either. But in fact these are MUCH softer than Chewits. I find if I just suck one for around 30 seconds or so it becomes even softer in the heat of the mouth and can be chewed really easily without dental damage. So while they may LOOK like the harder Chewits, in my opinion they are definitely a different caliber .
The sweets in my bag have odd commands on them.
Things like ...LICK YOUR ELBOW.........MAKE THE NOISE OF A LION-DOG..........BALANCE A STARBURST ON YOUR NOSE.........JUGGLE THREE STARBURSTS.
I suppose these commands/suggestions are meant to add to the fun for little kids and no doubt they do and are all very harmless.
No. I didn't balance one on my nose. I ate them rapidly instead, which was better fun.......and very nice they were too.
These really are a tasty little treat and there are plenty enough in the 165g bag for sharing .
The waxed wrappers are not overly crackly/noisy either , so I think they could be used in a Cinema without those around you complaining. Although personally I'd decant them into a softer quieter bag, because the Starburst bag itself might be considered noisy. Nothing worse than someone rattling noisy paper when the Hero is about to move in for a romantic kiss. Slurp slurp.
This 165g bag contains 41 sweets.
These also come in tube packets with approximately 12 sweets in them by the looks of them .
Would I recommend them . Yes I would. They are fruity and not too harsh on your teeth and are not over priced .
They boast " No artificial colours or flavours" and claim to be suitable for vegetarians.
Worthy of the full 5 star rating in my opinion.
Thank you for reading~~~Myloh
As u will know from my previous reviews I prefer chocolate over sweets but every so often I like a change and today was one of those days. On a trip to the local shop near my work I decided to bypass the chocolate section and instead get a fruity sweet treat in the form of a packet of starburst fruit chews.
Starburst fruit chew sweets are made by Mars and for anyone that can remember they used to be called Opal Fruits until they changed the name in 1998.
I purchased a single 45g pack of the Starburst sweets at a cost of 39p from my local independent shop. I thought this was a good price as I have seen them priced much higher than this elsewhere. You can also purchase the Starburst sweets in larger grab bags in some supermarkets.
The individual pack of sweets that I purchased came wrapped in a bright yellow foil lined wrapper. Inside the cuboid shaped chew sweets are lined up in a row in individual different coloured waxy wrappers to represent the different flavours which are:
Purple - Blackcurrant
Red - Strawberry
Orange - Orange
Green - Lemon and Lime
The Starburst sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and are made with real fruit juice. For those calorie counters out there a 45g pack contains 181 calories.
I really love these Starburst fruit chews, they have a lovely consistency of being chewy but do not stick to your teeth. The flavours are also great with them being very fruity and each flavour actually tasting of what it should. These sweets are also not overly sweetened and are a little tangy which makes your mouth water as u eat them. This also makes them very moorish and once I open a packet I find them difficult to put down as they are not in any way sickly and the different flavours give your tastebuds a nice alternation of flavours.
Overall I think these are lovely, fruity sweets which are both chewy and juicy. These are certainly a sweet which I will continue to buy, but I think to me they will always be know as Opal Fruits!
I am a sweetie snob, but I have always prefered my sweets to be meat and animal free and more naturally fruit based as opposed to colorings and E-numbers.
These sweets were formally known as OPAL FRUITS and generally in their standard packet in consists of strawberry, blackcurrent, lime, lemon and orange chews. The packet is bright yellow in colour with bright writing and pictures of fruits scattered on it.
Each one is individually wrapped in a corresponding colour of red, purple, green, yellow and orange, so it is less sticky for the consumer to eat. They usually come in a 45g packet in a tube style thing for 60p in supermarkets but you can get bumper packets for £1.50 and you do get a lot in them around 40 or 50 chews.
-TASTE AND SMELL-
Starburst has no artificial colorings in it and uses real fruit juices to make their flavourings so they do not taste fake like some fruit flavoured sweets do. They also smell pretty authentic as well.
I now know there are variants like the Starburst Smoothie flavours and even though they boast that one of the flavours is yoghurty, it is still VEGAN, meaning no egg, no animal product and no dairy.
They really should market this to vegans, as very few know that this product is safe!
As some of you may know by my other sweet reviews, I am a huge sweetie addict! From sweet to sour, to chocolate to plain, if it's mouthwatering and addicting, it will be on my 'to eat' list forever more! Starburst are one of my many favorite sweet brands and so here is my review of them!
WHAT AND WHO ARE STARBURST
Starburst is a company owned by the Wrigley company, who are best known for the Hubba Bubba bubble gum and Skittles. Starburst are delicious chewy fruity sweets. Starburst were created by the Mars company in 1959. Originally their name was 'Opal Fruits' which was created by Peter Pfeffer in a competition.
Starburst are well known for their bright yellow packaging that has images of the sweets on the front of their packet. The packet is long and fits into the palm of your hand. The larger bags however are in a bag shape as opposed to a 'tube' shape like the smaller packs. The packaging is made from strong paper/plastic which keeps the sweets protected inside. Each sweet is individually wrapped in a colourful paper which matched the flavor of the sweet. So an orange starburst is wrapped in an orange wrapper.
For a 45g tube of of sweets (so the smallest pack) costs £0.45. For a 192g bag it costs £1.40. Each packet contains 5 different flavors so each packet is unique as to what flavors you get inside.
In starburst packets there are 5 different flavors. There is :
They are all very sweet tasting and they are well made to taste like the fruit as opposed to a plasticky taste like some sweets. They are chewy and very mouthwatering. I find that I get addicted after having just 2!! To me after about 3 chews they are gone, so they aren't like toffee which takes forever to eat. I wouldn't recommend giving these to a young child as they are quite big!
They smell like they taste which is sweet and fruity. It's not too overpowering so you don't have to worry about a friend or family member smelling them from afar and wanting one!! ( like my dad and Dog!)
The sweets are no bigger than a 50p coin. They are square shaped and are the colors of what they taste. So purple - blackcurrant , yellow - lemon, red - strawberry , green - lime, orange - orange. They are brightly colored.
Glucose Syrup,Sugar ,Fruit Juices (13%) (Apple, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Orange, Lime, Lemon) ,Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat ,Acids (Citric Acid, Malic Acid) ,Modified Starch ,Natural Flavourings ,Dextrin ,Maltodetrin ,Vitamin C ,Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) ,Colours (Beta Caroatene, Anthocyanins, Chlorophyllin)
The British version of Starbursts are apparently suitable for vegetarians as they have no Gelatin in them. However the American versions do.
Overall these are great for anyone that loves chewy and fruity sweets. There is something for everyone in the packets. I wouldn't suggest these for very young children as they are quite big and are messy if they get left out of the packet and dropped on the floor! But I will warn you...these are very addicting!!
Great for car journeys and trips to the cinema, these sweets popular with children and adults have been on the shelves for a long time. I normally select chocolate when I am buying snacks to satisfy my sweet tooth but when I do eat a Starburst soft chew I remember just how fruity and tasty they are. Made with natural colours and ingredients you will find four different flavors which are lemon/lime, orange, blackcurrant and strawberry.
Within the main packaging each chew is individally wrapped and you can identify which flavour is which from the colour of the paper. As they are wrapped in this manner they are very suitable to pour in to bowls at parties or gatherings. When you bite in to each sweet the flavour is very apparent and they are extremely pleasant to eat, it is not just the juicy taste but also the soft texture that makes them brilliant. Something that may worry some when deciding whether to try these or not is as to how chewy they are and will they stick badly or cause trouble for your teeth and in my opinion they do not or definitely not as much as many toffees you can purchase.
These really are a taste sensation and unlike some sweets that are tough to bite and chew these really are pleasant and enjoyable to consume even if your teeth are a bit fragile.
When I was in tesco last week doing my weekly shop, I saw these star burst fruity chews on offer for just 68p for a 215g sharing bag! I also picked up some other starburst bags of sweets which were also on offer. They are usually £1.40 so I got them for half price.
They comes in a bright yellow bag which really stands out on the shelves, which the usual red starburst logo in the middle. These star burst fruity chews are a bit like chewits, and they come individually wrapped in four different flavours. The purple ones are blackcurrant, the red ones are strawberry, green is lemon and lime, and orange is of course orange.
My favourite flavour is the strawberry as they have a nice flavour which isn't too fruity or sweet. I can eat loads of this flavour, but the others even though I do like them I find them a lot more tangy and fruity, and I cant eat many of them at once.
The wrappers are most of the time easy to get of the sweets, but sometimes they get stuck to the sweets which I hate! I only got about 2 in this bag which the wrappers were stuck to them, and you get about 50 I would say in a bag. I remember when I was younger these were quite hard and chewy and I think they have softened them because they weren't too hard or get stuck to my teeth like I remember they used to. They also used to be called opal fruits years ago before they changed their name to starburst.
There are 403 calories per 100g of these sweets, so roughly 850 calories per this 215g bag. They also come in individual packs which are about 40p and also multipacks which are £1.25 for a pack of 4.
Overall I highly recommend these sweets, they are refreshing, sweet and fruity, and a bargain at the moment for 68p for a sharing bag!
Im sorry, but these hard little fruit flavoured chews are NOT called Starburst, but rather they are called Opal Fruits (or they are in my house, at least). Marathon to Snickers was bad enough (and dont get me started on coco-pops becoming choco-crunchies) but Opal Fruits changing the name to Starburst is simply beyond the pale.
So anyway, Opal Fruits (ahem) come in little box-like elongated packets in the style of Chewits, and like Chewits they are little chewy, gum like cubes with a sharp fruit flavour, individually wrapped in thir own little papers. This means that they give you something to do with your hands, facilitating a satisfyingly tactile experience, and also slows down the rate at which you can scoff them, thus extending your enjoyment (although unwrapping several differnt ones and putting them all in your mouth at once is also very enjoyable, as it allows you to create your own mixed flavours. They are intented to taste juicy/mouthwatering, and indeed they do convey the flavours of the fruits they represent extremely well, with a range of excellent, distinctive fruit flavours on offer.
Opal Fruits/Starburst will cost you areound 65p for a packet, though they are also available in mulipacks from most supermarkets, and they are surprisingly thirst-quenching, if only by virtue of having a psychological effect due to the exotic fruity illustrations on the packaging and via the associations that the flavours carry, but whatever it is it works, with Opal Fruits/Starburst being one of the most refreshing sweets/gums available. Highly recommended.
I have to say that I go through food fads, and at the minute I am all about the sweets! This is what brings me to review Starbursts. I am old school so personally I don't know why they ever bothered to change them from Opal Fruits. And I'm sure if you are as old as me you will remember the adverts 'Made to make your mouth water'.
So they might have changed the name up they do still really make your mouth water, actually my mouth is watering now just thinking about it!
Starbursts are chewy juicy sweets that come singularly wrapped in their own paper, the colour of the paper relates to the flavour of the sweet. There is now four flavours, Strawberry (that is in the red wrapping), Lime and Lemon ( that is in the green wrapping), Orange (I'm sure you can guess.... yes its in the orange wrapping) and finally Blackcurrent (that is in the purple wrapping). In years gone by there used to be 5 flavours, with the Lemon and Lime being separate sweets (with the lemon flavour in a yellow wrapper). This change did bother me as the Lemon was my top flavour and the lime my least favourite and so now that they have been merged there are in the middle of my most yummy list.
Personally my favourite flavour is the Blackcurrent, followed by the Orange, then the Lime and Lemon and then the Strawberry. And for a change even my least favourite flavour is still really nice, but just not quite as nice as the others (I think it has a very light subtle flavour, whereas I like the ones with the bolder tastes). Usually you find in most mixed flavour sweets that there is usually one you really don't like and leave for your partner to finish, or when you offer one you always give them that flavour! But with Starbursts I have to say I like them all (just some slightly more than others).
The packet states that these sweets are 'Bursting with fruit juice' and they will 'Burst your thirst', and this is true, they are packed with flavour and really get you chewing.
I have to say that the packets I buy are the large 215g bags, but you can also buy single packets or multi-packs that contain 4 single packets.
For one portion (based on 45g) there are:
These sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours.
So would I recommend these sweets.... I sure would they are super juicy, Super chewy and super tasty!
Starburst, Starburst, it somehow seems so wrong to call them by that name. As for many, myself included, they will also be known as opal fruits. Opal fruits have always been known in the USA as Starburst so I believe the opal fruit name was phased out in the Uk in the late nineties in order to standardise them globally in the marketplace. These delicious fruity chews are perhaps most famous for their infamous tag line 'made to make your mouth water'. Which indeed they do.
The flavour combinations have varied over the years, a standard stick pack or bag now contains chews in a lemon and lime, strawberry, orange and blackcurrant flavour. I suspect everyone has their favourite flavour, for me it will always be strawberry. There are various limited edition flavours released from time to time. At the moment I believe there are Starburst Smoothies which include flavours such as Strawberry and banana and mango and passionfruit.
The chews come in a vibrant yellow stick or bag, which has on them various pictures of fruit bursting with fruity juiciness. The information on the stick tells us that the sweets now have '50% more fruit juice and are also high in Vitamin C'. Essentially, they are still sweets though and full of sugar.
There are approximately 10 chews in each stick. Each square chew is individually wrapped, the wrappers are waxy so they don't stick to the chew like some wrappers do. Each chews has a different coloured wrapping depending on its flavour, i.e. strawberry = red. The colour is the same for the chew itself. Generally there is a good variety of the different flavours within each stick.
Once unwrapped the chew is hard to touch as I place the chew in my mouth I immediately feel the urge to munch down. Although each chew is packed with fruitiness, they do have a slightly different taste sensation. The strawberry is a very sweet taste, the flavour is smooth and soothing. The orange packs more of a punch, initially it has a sharp tang which becomes sweeter once chewed, this one really refreshes. The lemon and lime has a sharpness that can make not only your mouth water but your eyes too, it predominantly tastes of lime. The blackcurrant has quite a deep flavour to it that I find quite sherbet like.
In my opinion the 'chewiness' doesn't last long enough, generally after a few chews I gulp the sweet down and move on to the next. I am ashamed to admit I can easily wolf down a pack within a mere few minutes. It's because once in the mouth the chewiness doesn't really have any hardness to it, so as soon as I start chewing it becomes really soft in my mouth.
Unlike a lot of chewy sweets these chews are suitable for vegetarians due to the fact they don't contain gelatin. They have no artificial colours or flavouring.
If you need it here is the nutritional information:
Per 45g serving
Energy 181 kcal
Fat 3.3g of which saturates 1.8g
A 45g stick of chews will set you back around 42p and a 215g bag around £1.40. They are widely available from supermarkets, garages, newsagents and corner shops.
Starburst Fruit Chews have been around since 1960 but started life as Opal Fruits. As a child, I used to eat them, now my own children are enjoying them (and I still have an odd one now and again).
Starburst are squares of soft, chewy, fruity candy and are manufactured by Mars inc. There are quite a few different varieties of Starburst but I am reviewing the original flavoured packet. The original flavours are strawberry, lemon & lime, blackcurrant and orange and are made with real fruit juices. They are full of flavour and make your mouth water when you eat them. They are a favourite of ours, when we go on a long car journey. They really do keep your mouth from getting too dry and all the flavours taste lovely.
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Fruit Juices (13%) (Apple, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Orange, Lime, Lemon), Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Acids (Citric Acid, Malic Acid), Modified Starch, Natural Flavourings, Dextrin, Maltodetrin, Vitamin C, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Colours (Beta Carotene, Anthocyanins, Chlorophyllin).
Calorie wise, 100g of Starburst contains 403 calories. They are free from artificial colours and flavourings and are suitable for vegetarians.
In Tesco you can buy the original flavour Starburst in a 45g stick for 38p and a 415g bag for £1.37.
Starburst Fruit Chews are lovely sweets, containing real fruit juice and Vitamin C. They make a really nice change from chocolate and my kids love them. I am therefore happy to give them 5 stars.
Starburst Fruit Chews!
Who can resist these? Every once in a while I either get bought a pack of these or I go and buy some just to indulge a little in something sweet and sugary! That might sound bad but lets face it, sweets are mostly filled with colour and sugar!
So, What are they?
Starburst's are lovely little square shaped candy in lots of different flavours:
and lots more...( Sours range)
A little history
Starburst's used to be called Opal Fruits and they are fruit flavoured soft chewy candy. They come in a long tube and each individual sweet is wrapped in a different coloured paper that suits the flavour of that particular one!
Price and Place
Starburst's can be found in lots of places- sweet shops, supermarkets, convenience stores, petrol stations and loads more. They are usually sold for around 50p but in some bargain stores you can get 4 tubes for one pound!
As soon as you open these you can smell the strong fruity flavour as it infuses the air- yummy! When You put these in your mouth you can immediately taste which flavour it is and the texture of these is very soft and they are chewy.
35g of carbohydrates-
These have a lot of sugar in them and they cannot be good for your teeth or your health! Personally, I would rate these 3/5, calm down on the sugar level!
Starburst (or Opal Fruits as they used to be known) are a chewy fruity sweet produced by Mars. These are available in a tube size for 50p or a large bag, usually for about £2, but on special offer for £1. Since the bag appeared to contain about five times as many sweets as the tube did, that option won. The pack contained 215g. The bag says a serving size is 45g, which according to my calculator means that the bag contains four and seven-ninths servings.
The flavours in the bags vary wildly from country to country. In the UK, in the standard packs, there are four flavours - orange (orange colour sweet), lemon and lime (green), blackcurrant (purple) and strawberry (red).
The sweets are very sharp, almost tart in flavour, with just enough sweetness to avoid being sour. They not only make the mouth water, but also make any mouth ulcers hurt too - take care! There is quite a lot of difference in the various flavours - the orange one does taste like oranges, but the others tend to taste more like the simplified fake-fruit versions of flavours that I have come to expect in most sweets. So, amongst my friends, we describe the other flavours as "purple flavour", "green flavour" and "red flavour". The red flavour in particular tastes extremely pink-coloured.
The sweets keep their structural integrity as you chew them. I always get about half way through chewing one before they stop being chewy enough to be worthwhile and have to swallow them. As a consequence, I get through them quite quickly.
The waxy-plastic wrappings are wrapped and folded around the sweets in a parcel-like manner. They are therefore very hard to remove from the sweets, particularly if they tear when you are unwrapping them - not the sweet of choice for anyone with fine motor control issues! As a consequence, they are no use at all for when you are driving alone - in my opinion, there's no good way a driver can safely unwrap one. If you do have a passenger, though, the sugar hit is good for the concentration when driving.
===What's your favourite flavour?===
From talking to all my friends, red sweets and purple sweets were most people's favourite flavours. Personally, though, I prefer the orange sweets, with the green sweets coming a close second. This means that I often end up with green bags left over at the end of a bag because nobody else likes them. What a hardship!
The bag says prominently that there are no artificial colours or flavours used and that they are bursting with fruit juices. Unusually for a chewy sweet, these don't contain gelatin. Instead, modified starches are used. The main ingredients are various types of sugar, 13% fruit juice (which also surprised me!), vegetable fats, acids, flavourings and natural colourings. No allergens are listed and the various vegan websites on the Internet claim that the UK version (but not the US version) is suitable for vegans.
Each portion of 45g contains 181kcal, 27.5 sugar, 3.3g fat and 0.01g salt. They have a lot of vitamin c in - 66.7% of the RDA, which seems like a good enough excuse to me.
My vegetarian chewy sweet of choice. Fruity, sweet and sharp. Not very healthy though!
Review may be cross-posted.
Starburst are fruity chewy sweets, that used to be known as opal fruits. They come in a wide variety of sizes, with the most common being small one person snack packs, and large grab bags that you get from supermarkets and petrol stations to share with your friends (or eat all to yourself if you are really hungry!)
Each small packet contains about 12 sweets. The pack is rectangular and long and thin and covered in waxy paper which is easy to peel off. Inside the pack the sweets are individually wrapped, all in the same paper but a different colour for each one. The different colours represent different flavours, orange, red, green purple, yellow. I think if you did the eyes closed test it would be quite hard to guess which colour was which, as they are not authentically close to the 'fruits' they say they are. This does not take away from the enjoyment of them though, they are deliciously sweet (but a bit sickly) tasting sweets!
The sweets are soft and squidgy, but not the sort to melt in your hand. They are a little chewy, but have just the right balance they do not make your jaw ache after a pack. The flavours are zingy and zesty, just what you would expect from artificial sweet tastes. The sweets are delicious and once you start the pack you just cannot stop until you have finished they are so moreish. I think the pack is just the right size, I often feel that if I scoffed anymore down I would want to throw up!
As I walked out the local shop the other day, I realised why it is that I never leave without a packet of juicy Starburst in my hand. We all go hunting for a quick snack when we pop into the local and we've all seen the usual dull collection of crisps, chocolate bars, wine gums and caramel bars, the usual assortment were automatically used too. You'll most defiantly agree that it's only the unique brands, the ones that blow you away with their originality, colourful designs and catchy names that really stand out, and Starburst Fruit Chews is one of these little gems.
Starburst Fruit Chews come in a long rectangular packaging with a bright sun yellow colour, a strawberry red Starburst logo and assorted fruit squeezed together at the ends of the packaging, almost exploding with colour. I myself love the packaging and can still remember how amazing they seemed as a kid. Inside the packaging are individual squares of assorted colours, each flavour with its own unique wrapping. Inside these wrappers you will find what all the fuss is about, the sweets themselves.
Now, how to describe Starburst Classics without the 'bursting with flavour' cliché? Each pack of Starburst includes approximately 10 sweets and 4 different flavours, each one very different and enjoyable. There's cherry, lemon, strawberry and orange. I would say the flavours defiantly match the taste, each one with a fruity yet sweet tanginess. My favourite factor of Starburst, and I'm sure you'll love it too, is the sheer juiciness of them. They literally leave your mouth watering with taste, leaving a warm fruity afterglow you'd expect to find in fruit juice.
Starburst is a must try for kids or adults alike. Retailing for 50p a packet on average (co-operative price, give or take a few pence other stores) they are defiantly good value, they are very filling and don't leave you wanting more which is good for all you calorie counters out there. Give them a go!
Starburst fruit chews or as there commonly known just starburst are a chewy square sweet that come in many different colours which are the different flavours too.
Each starburst is a small square shape which are individually wrapped and then stacked on to each other to make up a pack of star burst. You actually get quite a lot in a pack and its good them being wrapped separately as it means you can eat them at different times and save them as well as them not stick together as they are quite sticky too.
The best flavours in my opinion are the red strawberry ones and the purple blackcurrant ones, and of course the green ones are the worst in these too, like most sweets it has to be said.
They are about 40p a pack so the same price as most packets of sweets or a chocolate bar but they are pretty good value for money as you can make them last. They are really chewy which is good and they are also really sweet too, a great choice if you fancy a fruity sweet.
The classic chewy square candy.