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Werther's Original by Storck.
Comes in a gold coloured bag with red down the side and has image of the sweets and their gold wrappers.
Has a sepia image of a village with a church.
'Traditional Butter Candies.'
Made with real butter and fresh cream.
Made in Germany.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Contains milk and soya.
100 grams = 425 calories.
My packet cost £1.53 at local garage but can be picked up cheaper in supermarkets.
In Tesco they are £1.25 or currently 3 for £3.00.
Reading the packet these sweets are named after the village in Germany called 'Werthers' and are still made to the traditional family recipe and use natural ingredients. The firm was apparently founded in 1903 and known as "Werther steam-powered candy factory".
These candies are had which is a bit different to the normal sorts of toffees you can buy and they do not soften up when sucked but stay hard to the end.
The sweets are oval shaped with a dimple section in the centre and have a flat base. They are a sort of creamy buttery yellow in colour and are individually wrapped in gold foiled paper with the Werthers name on. The sweets have hardly any smell to them.
To eat these sweets are gorgeous and creamy and sweet. They last a long time - I can suck one for around 30 minutes - which makes them great value. They are quite morish as well as once you start eating these you just want another one - and I must admit I often like to suck two at a time to get even more flavour.
I have only recently been converted to Werthers sweets having never tried them before. I have seem the adverts on TV of course but never bothered to buy them.
It is the Original Werthers I have tried and enjoyed but they do now come with soft centres as well and also in other variations such as sugar free and chocolate. They also do a softer version which I think I would enjoy.
===Would I Recommend?===
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cream (7%), Condensed Whey, Butter (4.5%), Cane Sugar Syrup, Salt, Butterfat, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring.
Werther's Original Butter Candies....
I hadn't had a packet of these for a good few years and after having one from a packet a friend had at work I thought that I may well buy a packet of my very own to take to work to stop me heading to the kitchen and eating too many biscuits.
Werther's Original's have been around for many years and are made in Germany by a German company called Storck. The Werther's were originally sold back in 1969 under the name Werther Echte and wasn't changed until the early 1990's to Werther's Original.
I found this packet in my local Sainsbury's but they are widely available in most stores and the average price is slightly under the 50 pence price tag. I find this is a reasonable price to pay for the quality you get when purchasing these sweets.
They do come in a large bag with the sweets individually wrapped in the gold coloured wrappers which is just perfect for the car but I opted for the small tube where inside the golden outer paper the sweets are wrapped in clear cellophane.
The packaging itself is really all you could want and need in a product like this. It gives all the required information about the sweets clearly and has a rather expensive feel to it.
The Werther's original sweets are small smooth dome shaped discs that are nice and chunky and have the most wonderful golden brown colouring. They smell very sweet and rich but not at all sickly. When popping one in my mouth it certainly doesn't take very long until I am able to taste the creaminess that comes when eating a Werther's. The hard boiled sweet seemed to simply melt in the mouth.
It does have a very rich Caramel type flavour and I don't think they are the sort of sweets that can be polished off one after another as one sweet does take a little time to suck to the finish and the taste lasts in the mouth for a good while after too.
The fact that they are made with real butter and fresh cream is probably why they taste so nice. They are now selling Werther's in a chocolate format and that I am looking forward to trying but my waistline isn't. You are able to get these Werther's Original in a sugar free version but I cannot find how much difference this would make in terms of calories or fat. As well, with my packet I have conveniently torn away the section which gives all the necessary nutritional information which I think is probably for the best!
These little sweets do taste nice and I feel are good value for money so I would think a great 5 out of 5 star rating and a recommendation is in order.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
After waking up last week with a dry, raspy cough, I have been sooking sweeties ever since. I did buy a couple of packs of Soothers on Friday but this morning I had nothing left. I asked my son to go to the shop and find some hard boiled sweets and he came back with Werther's Original Butter Candies.
These butter candies are doing nothing for the pain in my throat, but I hadn't expected them to. They do though, make my mouth water and make swallowing much easier.
Werther's Original are an attractive sweet, they are a deep golden colour, with a soft sheen. They come in a golden, yellow shiny wrapper, which crinkles as you open it.
Werther's Original are gorgeous candies. They are sweet, smooth and very creamy and are actually made with real butter and fresh cream. They are a lovely shape and size which makes them very comfortable in your mouth. They are rounded at the top and have a little dimple in them, which makes them an ideal sweet for sooking. They are very moreish and it is very easy to work your way through a packet. I also find it quite difficult to not start crunching into them.
Werther's Original contain 424 calories per 100g, which is quite high. I have a 150g bag and I'm more than half way through them!
These are available in Tesco in a 150g bag for 98p or a 300g bag for £1.99.
These butter candies are lovely and make a change from chocolate. They are great for sharing, but I don't think my bag will last long enough to share with anyone!
These bring back two memories for me. The first being a bit like that picturesque advert of the elderly man giving a sweet to what appears to be his Grandson. Now, mine didn't do this exactly but I distinctively remember that he always had a small dish filled with Werthers whenever we went round. The second is of a 13 year old me doing a paper round and always buying a weekly packet with my earnings.
They can come in large bags as well as the smaller packets but as Sainsburys are selling them for £1 I felt as though I could make them last longer if I bought the former. They didn't, not than anyone was surprised about this. Each sweet is individually wrapped to prevent them from sticking together and you can expect to get about 30 in a 150g bag.
First created in a village called Werther (hence the name) they claim to still use the same family recipe. Like other manufacturers they have felt the need to branch and produce a toffee version plus a low in sugar one. Both of which I have found not particularly pleasant.
The hard sweet is very buttery and sweet but with an unmistakable creaminess about them. Although I do enjoy eating these very much I couldn't digest too many at one time. Even I couldn't eat a whole bag in one sitting without feeling sick afterwards! Unlike other sweets they never loose their taste once placed in your mouth, although this does have its downsides. I find that it can leave a bit of an aftertaste which lingers for a bit too long. Although a good cup of tea always gets rid of it.
As it is a very hard sweet I find it very difficult to not scrunch them which can't be doing any good to my teeth. The problem is, for me, one is never enough and when it comes to Werthers Originals I'm not overly enthusiastic about sharing!
In a 100g serving there is:~
85.7g carbohydrate of which sugarsl 70.2g
8.9g fat of which saturates equal 6.1g
Overall these are one of my favourite sweets and are perfect for anybody who likes things to taste like toffee. Although they could make me break a tooth when eating it has a taste which I am willing to suffer for. Nowadays I've found that small packets can cost your around about 50p but naturally prices do vary from store to store.
Second only to the might sherbert lemon!
Whether's Original are one of the most loved toffees in the UK (and likely other country's to be honest, but I live in the UK and that's the only thing I know for definite) and have been around for years. The were being advertised a few years back as the sort of things Grandad's would give to their grandchildren whilst telling them a story in a series of memorable adds, though in all honesty they were a bit pants as things trying to sell the sweets. In fact the sweets don't really need a lot of help to sell as they seem to do it by themselves when they get noticed, so it's just a matter of making them stand out a bit more on the shelf perhaps.
The packet is a sort of light brown colour, rather easy to ignore when you have such a wide range of other sweet packets on the shelf. Funnily despite looking rather boring, the wrapper does look like it represents "quality" for some reason, and quality is always good. Inside the boring looking wrapper you'll find 10 sweets, each individually wrapped in clear plastic, mainly to stop them sticking together more than anything else. Each one is an oval shape about ¼ of an inch deep and with a marking on the top of a little circle as if imprinted directly onto the candy, which is a gorgeous golden brown colour and glistens under the light.
As well as looking lovely they taste lovely too, a creamy butter toffee taste that is just by far and away the best butter toffee you can buy, the flavour is oddly soothing but very smooth and very likeable. The sweet, which is hard can be bitten if you want to test the strength of your teeth, or sucked until it wears down (could be why grandads like them with false teeth). As I've not brushed my teeth this morning, I'll go with the sucking option which really lets the flavour hit you, over and over and over. It's really lovely and you don't expect it to break into a soggy mess in your mouth, thankfully as you feel a sort of trust with it that what you see (a hard toffee) is what you get.
No Nutritional information is offered on the packet, though the wrapper mentions the product contains Milk and Soya and is suitable for vegetarians. It is also distributed by Stork the company behind Campino and Toffifee.
Overall it is one of the least appreciated sweets on the shelf, a lovely taste and a rather classic and retro feel to the product. There are problems, you only get 10 in a roll of them for example, and they can seen overly long lasting at times, though if your going to complain about how long a sweet lasts, then, your a bit strange. The candy should be tried by everyone (who isn't allergic to Soya or Milk anyway) and it'll be loved by most for it's wonderful "old Country" style taste.
***** Introduction *****
Will according to the adverts these were aimed at grandparents buying them for their sweet jar, so they could be handed out to the grand kids when they visited. For me the advert was spot on as this is how I remember them.
Having recently given up smoking I needed something to suck on as I was far to afraid to gain masses of weight, which is what is said to happen when you quit smoking.
Anyway while in my local pound land I found this bag of Werthers and thought they were worth a try.
***** The Werthers Original *****
I had two different types to chose from a soft chewy sweet of a hard solid sweet, I decided to try the hard boiled ones as they would last longer and therefore eat less.
I got roughly forty hard sweets that were all individually wrapped in a gold foiled paper, for the bargain price of a pound.
After placing the first sweet in my mouth it brought back memories for me and really started to make my mouth water. how a sweet can make you product so much saliva is beyond me but they really do.
I got the full taste of the butterscotch taste that was escaping from the boiled sweet from the moment it hit my mouth to the moment it was fully devouered.
***** My Views *****
Well I personally cant understand why I had not eaten these in years as they really do taste amazing and better still they actually stop me from smoking, so they are doing the job intended.
For a pound I am sure I have got myself a real bargain.
I first became aware of 'Werther's Originals' when I was around twelve or thirteen years old, in the midst of my schooldays. I don't know how I hadn't noticed the popular sweet before that time, but from the moment I first tasted one, I was hooked, and my young mind informed me that I had found a new favourite confectionary.
If you aren't aware, a Wethers Original is a fairly small and hard butterscotch toffee with rounded edges and an indented centre. I say 'toffee', but you can't chew it - it's more of a sweet to suck, although I have heard that you can now purchase a softer version.
The hard nature of the sweet means that it isn't really suitable for young kids to be left alone with, as it can present a real choking hazard - especially if sucked with the delighted enthusiasm of youth.
Apparently named after the German villiage of Werther in Westphalia where the company was founded in 1903, Wether's Originals currently cost £1.60 from Tesco for the 300g bag. Apart from the supermarkets, they are also readily available from a range of other shops throughout the UK.
I think we can all probably remember the unusual ad campaign which promoted Werther's Originals, and whilst many people found it heartwarming, I found it a little creepy (hence my title) ;)
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The poplar sweets contains;
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cream (7%), Condensed Whey, Butter (4.5%), Treacle, Salt, Butterfat, and Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin, Flavouring).
Each individually wrapped Werther's Original is absolutely delicious - really buttery and fantastically creamy. The creamy nature is no surprise, as you can see from the above ingredient list that seven percent of each sweet is pure cream - mmmm. The smooth nature of Werther's means that sucking them is a real pleasure, and doing so in a gentle manner will result in each sweet lasting for a fairly long time - so you get good value for money also.
The aroma is similarly delicious, and merely opening a packet of these creamy beauties releases a fantastically toffee-like scent into the air.
As sweets go, the flavour of Wether's Original has to be right up there with the best, and although I don't buy the awesome butterscotch confectionary on a regular basis, I would nevertheless wholeheartedly recommend them to others.
Nutritional Info Per 100g
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Saturated Fat: 6.1g
Werther's Originals are a hard toffee flavoured sweet made with real butter and fresh cream by Storck, a company who also produces dairy products.
The packaging of these sweets is mainly yellow with the brown "Werther's Original" title at the top and a picture of some of the sweets at the bottom. The browns and yellows here are warm colours which draw the eye to the packet and make the potential customer more likely to make a purchase because they believe the product is going to be good.
Werther's Originals have been around for years and are known by people of all ages which also adds to their appeal. They have been a strong product for many years and have stood the test of time, making them a promising product if you're looking for something sweet that you havent tried before.
The sweets themselves are toffee flavoured hard sweets which release a burst of toffee flavouring as soon as you put them into your mouth and last for ages if you don't bite them. They are quite hard sweets so biting them is not a good idea if your teeth are weak or sensitive as they may be damaged but they're still fine to suck as they do eventually get smaller on your tongue!
The texture of the sweets is very smooth and the sweets are a pleasure to eat because of this. They don't tend to be too sharp when you do bite them either which is quite good.
Although these sweets arent the healthiest things in the world, they are still nice as a treat every now and again.
I still remember when these sweets were first advertised on TV. It was on old man sitting in his rocking chair, giving his young grandson his first sweet. It's an iconic image which has always remained with me down the years.
Well apparently Werther's Originals are named after the small village where these were first made. These are made in Germany so I assume the little village is somewhere in Germany, Werther does sound like a German name, although am not 100% sure about this one!
If you have never had these sweets before they are basically butter candies. Would say they are smooth creamy sweets. They are very hard and when you bite into them they are quite brittle and break and splinter in your mouth. The flavour is very nice, a very buttery taste that lasts long after you have finished the sweet. If you suck these they do tend to last quite a long time. These are made with real butter and fresh cream so it's understandable why you get that rich taste.
The bag of these that I currently have is 150 grams, I think you can get bigger bags or you can get smaller packets of the sweets. For every 100 grams of these there are 424 calories, 8.9 grams of fat, so these are quite fattening but that's what you would expect from sweets really.
A pack of three rolls of these will cost you 97p at Tesco.
Overall these are a really nice sweet. My Gran loves these sweets and swears by them. She often sits there looking out of her window watching the world go by while she sucks on these. And they are a good all round sweet that am sure most people will enjoy if they give them a try.
These are probably the most popular toffee sweets, partially thanks to their TV ads (unless you've got youth on your side & don't remember them!). They still run occasionally now, but Werther's isn't a brand that's likely to get reinvented for a new generation as it's main appeal is in its traditional image.
These are made by Storck, an German company, which was founded in 1903. They took on the name 'Werther's Original' (named after the village where they were created) in the 90s for their advertising, with the infamous kind old man offering a Werther to his grandson. The lyrics played alongside this were something along the lines of 'you're someone very special too', and their product emphasises the 'care, expertise & know-how passsed down through generations'. Hence the decade of production was made synonymous with tradition, family, care & delicious toffee.
Werther's are 'Butter Candies', or toffee to normal English folk. There's nothing fancy about them, they're simply individually wrapped circular shaped toffees with a circular dimple on the top. They're a good size, though I only have a small mouth so it's almost like a gobstopper for me! They can be bought in different quantities and because they're so popular they're available in most places. The 150g bag is the standard size (81p Tesco). Per 100g you get 424 calories and 8.9g fat; I can't say for sure how many toffees you get per bag but it's a good size for sharing. Price-wise I would say that Tesco offer them at a good price, though other convenience stores often retail them up to £1.50.
When you open them you get the distinct smell of toffee, with the mix of butter & cream which is lovely. They're probably not so good for your teeth but once they've softened a bit in your mouth they're smooth and creamy. Werther's use a traditional family recipe and include natural ingredients which is reflected in the taste; they have an essence of quality rather than being packed with additives and sugars (though no doubt there's some in there).
The creamy texture and rich taste makes these perfect, though they may appeal more to those who enjoy the traditional aspects of Werther's. When I say that I mean I can't see these being 'fashionable' for kids like strawberry laces, chocolate bars or fizzy sweets.
Some would probably argue that there's not be much between them and other brands, but I would definitely opt for Werther's at 81p or when on offer as you can rely on them tasting delicious.
Werther's Originals or as I like to call them, 'little pieces of heaven'. Firstly, you can buy them as hard boiled sweets or chewy ones. A small pack of about 10 is roughly 40p and a larger back about £1 depending on where you shop, they're available from most news agents and supermarkets.
Now the taste, it's toffee made with real butter and fresh cream, they are sooooo creamy, they're delicious. They are so full of flavour and when eating the hard boiled sweets they last ages and never lose their taste. The chewy ones are quite sticky but again are full of flavour. The chewy ones are slightly harder to eat than the hard boiled ones due to the fact they can get stuck in your teeth.
These are quality sweets, they come wrapped in gold foil for the chewy ones or clear with gold writing for the hard boiled and they don't stick to the wrappers which is always handy. The gold foil wrapper reminds me of an OXO cube wrapper, luckily what's inside tastes a little different :)
Eating too many is 1) bad for your teeth and 2) very sickly and as much as I love these sweets, I only advise eating a few at a time. Some say these are old people's sweets or that they often remind people of their grandparents, whilst these aren't bad things, I disagree and say these sweets can be for anyone who enjoys toffee and creamy treats. So, pick up a packet or bag today and indulge.
Wether's original are one of my favourite sweets as I never get bored of them and they have a wonderful taste. You can buy them in large packs for around £1.30 or small ones for 40p, where you get 10 sweets or so. They are top quality sweets, which are worth every penny!
They are wrapped in plastic very well to keep them fresh. They will stick to it in the heat so try to keep them somewhere cool. Placing one on my tongue, you are instantly hit by the sweet taste until the lovely toffee taste starts to sink in and you can enjoy the smooth soothing taste of the sweet.
They are somewhat addicting so I will go through any size pack pretty quick. They are oval-shaped with a simple design. They have a slight indent in the top with a circle as if they were having a hole punched through them but it was stopped half way through. They have a beige colour. They are fantastic to have after a lovely cup of tea/coffee!
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I always rememeber these sweets from travelling across the country to visit my grandparents with my close family. My mum wlould always pop into out local supermarket and get some of these sweets for the journey.
The sweets themselves come inside a gold type foil bag and within this there are the lovely sweets, individually wrapped in clear cellethine wrappers.
The sweets are circular with a small dented circle on one side. They are very tough and need to be sucked, they cannot be chewed as they will simply break into bits but I suppose you could bite them if you wish. They taste of caramel and are quite creamy also. They can be quite sickly if you eat alot.
The sweets contain a variety of ingredients these include:
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cream (7%), Condensed Whey, Butter (4.5%), Treacle, Salt, Butterfat, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring.
The sweets contain soya and wheat but are indeed suitable for vegetarians and are gluten free.
Great sweets, original in taste. I don't think there is anything out there which is similar to this.
The packet costs around £1 in most supermarkets.
I nipped into the wee corner shop and out of the corner of my eye, I noticed they were selling Werther's originals, and other products, 4 for £1.20. 30p a packet for these 'uncommonly good' sweets! Usually they cost quite a bit more, so I nabbed them quick.
How to describe these wee sweets. They taste creamy and sweet, quite like toffee, but in a hard sweet. As a child, I'd have called it a 'sucky sweet', because that's exactly what you do with them - suck them. My mother calls them 'boilings'. They're made with real cream and butter, as it says on the pack, and you can really taste it in the flavour. 'Rich' is a word that springs to mind. 'Yummy' is another. I noticed on the pack that there was no calorific values, nor fat content, or any of the other figures you'd expect to find. Since i'm watching my weight (ha, watching it grow, perhaps), I thought I'd find the information on the website. No luck there. It does tell you a twee little story about how the sweet was made and how it is named after the village the factory 'Werther's Steam Confectionary Factory' was founded in, in 1903. The company was later renamed 'Storck' after the founder of the organisation, but no detailed product information. Perhaps I'm better off not knowing how many pounds these little sweets are adding to my hips.
The only downside to these little beauties is that they are a wee bit too sweet, and it can be a bit sickly. Also, it does leave me with a strange after taste/feeling in my mouth, and I think that's down to the sugar and dairy content.
They're suitable for vegetarians and are gluten free.
I picked up a triple pack of Werthers Originals the other day in Tesco for 75p which I thought was very good value. Buying the individual packs would have set me back at least 45p in the corner shop or local garage. You can also get these in large sharing bags if you prefer instead of the individual tube packs.
What I particularly like about these sweets is how creamy they are. If you're one for dairy or buttery flavours then you'd probably really like these too. The toffee flavour is firm and sweet but not overwhelming. Note that these aren't actually toffees but they are known as "hard butter candies" which basically just means they're creamy toffee sweets that you suck instead of chew.
These sweets last in your mouth for ages and you get a new release of flavour with every suck which I think is a sign of a quality sweet. There's no strong aroma to these but there's a nice faint sweet scent that comes off them as you suck.
Finally what I like about these above other similar sweets is that they don't tend to melt and stick to the wrappers like some do. There's nothing worse than sitting trying to peel papers off when all you want to do is eat the darn thing! These sweets come wrapped in plasticky style wrappers that peel off easily and don't usually get stuck so I think that's a real bonus.
Made with real butter and fresh cream.