“ Brand: Swizzels Matlow / Type: Candy „
So as I have said in my eariler reviews I am defiantly on a sweet binge at the minute. So this is how I have come about reviewing one of my classic childhood sweets, the Swizzels Matlow Double Dip! When I saw one in my local Tesco Express I just had to have one and relive the walk back from school, via the sweet school, I the good old days.
The Double Dip consists of Orange and Cherry flavour fizz dips found in separate compartments with a Swizzelstick to dip into the sherbet. The packet is based on three paper compartments that hold the two flavours and the one for the stick. The packet is brightly coloured with oranges, reds and yellows, as it is aimed at children. The packet costs around 25p nowadays.
As soon as I ripped open the paper sachet I was there, in my knee high socks with my bag and recorder in one hand and my Double Dip in the other.... So did it stand the lest of time? Well I have to say to my surprise it did! Because many of our old favourites have been through many transformations throughout the years, but this just tasted the same as I remember, and i was really pleased to find that my favourite bit, the swizzelstick, still tasted the same and that the same texture. The dips are really sweet and a bit sharp as well due the the 'fizz' element.
The main issue with this, and it has always been this way, it has a habit of getting everywhere, you cannot move an inch without the sherbet getting all over you, so be warned you cannot eat this discretely!
The packet does state that there are no artificial colours in it, but it is crammed with sugar/sweeteners and a load of ingredients I cannot pronouns (see below). The trouble is its so tasty!
Ingredients: Sugar, Dextrose, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid; Cornflower, Sodium Bicarbonate, Modified Starch, Stearic Acid, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Carbonate; Magnesium Stearate, Flavourings, Colours: Beetroot Red, Curcumin, Lutein.
So overall, although these are far from the best for you, I just loved reliving my youth when eating this, and will defiantly be buying more to eat when I fancy something sweet. They are far from filling either, but are really tasty. So I would recommend for a blast from the past.
I can remember the joy I had when I realised the shop near my school had these babies! As soon as I ripped open the paper sachet, I was in heaven.
Double dips are paper packets, with 3 sachets, 2 have fruity flavoured sugar in them, o ne cherry and one orange, both a re delicious and very much addictive, very much unhealthy, in the last sachets, there is a "swizzle stick" a candy stick you use to scoop out the deliciously flavoured fruit powder, the more powder you get, the more f that flavour it takes on and it get can get very tempting to eat it all at once! Sometimes, they'll be sold with an extra coca cola flavoured sachet (these will either be white or brown coloured) , I'm very lucky to have a shop that always sell the triple powder ones, again, the powder is delicious and addictive.
These aren't much for filling you up, and are definitely an indulgence rather than a snack, the powder does tend to go down quickly, and if you're moving it will go everywhere, so BE WARNED.
At 25p for a pack, you should only have these once in a while, if you want a sugar blast or a little skip down memory lane.
So overall: They taste great but there isn't much to them.
Double Dip is the name of a sweet, primarily aimed at children and contains two sherberts and a 'swizzle' stick'. The swizzle stick is made of a sweet candy which is used as a vessel or 'dipper' to transport the contents of the sherbert into your mouth. Ideally, the swizzle stick is licked or sucked to 'wetten' the eating tool-come-sweet, thus providing something for the sherbert to stick to. The sherbert comes in two delicious flavours - orange and cherry which are contained in two separate pouches. The swizzle stick is supplied separated in it's own pouch, so there are three separate pouches, all joined together in a paper like package.
The first time I discovered Double Dip was probably around the early 80s and at that time, this new sweet seemed like nothing that had been made before and it was a real treat for me. The experience was nearly like having a present on Christmas day. I used to like to dip into both cherry and orange flavours alternately and also mix them together on my swizzle stick. The sweet is very sweet and I am fortunate enough to enjoy this little sweet treat due to my sweet tooth.
I think the last time I ate a Double Dip was around ten years ago. The reason I have not eaten one in recent times, is that I have not seen them in the shops. This is a real surprise to me, as I know that my friends enjoyed them and now as an adult, I would buy them for a treat because I like them and they induce a nostalgic feeling. Double Dip has popped up in many conversations I have had with people of my age - I am 36 years old and it seems as if Double Dip has had an effect on my generation at least. I wonder why they seem to be so hard to get hold of? I do not know the answer to this question and it comes into conflict of Double Dip being so popular.
Mind you, like I have recently found out, I can order Double Dip online and the link is contained in the item which I am reviewing.
All in all, I lovely tasting and very sweet sweet, which was definitely a favourite of mine when I was a kid and like I have said, would buy them for a treat now as an adult.
Double Dip is a confectionery produced by Swizzels Matlow, where it has been popular in the United Kingdom and Australia for at least 30 years. It consists of a sachet of two sherbet powders (orange and cherry flavored), with a lollipop for dipping.