Product Type: Storck Sweets
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Storck Werther's Original
Member Name: cazkins
Storck Werther's Original
Advantages: Delicious creamy taste, dreamy smell, natural goodness of milk & cream
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.
Summary: Toffee heaven :o)