Product Type: Storck Sweets
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Storck Werther's Original
Member Name: iamasadlittleboy
Storck Werther's Original
Advantages: Taste, longevity, Classic feel
Disadvantages: Dull packet
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.
Summary: Simply gorgeous