“ Brand: Swizzels Matlow / Type: Candy „
My mother in law ( in her infinite wisdom!), always buys my children a sweetie treat for when she visit on a Sunday, it has got to the stage now that if she tries to enter the house without an offering my kids won't hold court with her!
Due to how picky my kids are with there sweet of choice she has taken to buying a multi-age of different sweets with the hope that there will be at least one sweet that each child will eat, hence this review!
The product I will now review is - "Swizzels Matlow kidz sweets"
Now anyone of a certain age will probably remember this selection pack of sweets from the first time around, I myself remember my Dad buying this from Asda on our weekly shopping trips and myself and my younger brother Ian fighting to get to the traffic light sweets first!
The bag is made up thus, there is a selection of small sweets that are part of the Swizzels Matlow brand, these include Love hearts, Drumstick lollies, Parma violets, Refresher bars, Double lollies, Climpies (also known as the traffic light sweets!)and Fizzers.
These are all miniature versions of the originals (aside from the lollies and Climpies as these are the bog standard size).
Love hearts - These are small circular sweets that contain some message of love or friendship, usually something like - "Be mine".
They are chalky in texture, fruit flavoured and very similar to refresher sweets but without the fizz!
Drumsticks and refresher bars - Drumsticks are a chewy sweet that is shaped into a block and comes on a stick, this is a creamy and delicious sweet but not for those with problem teeth, similarly refresher bars are made again of the same stuff as Drumsticks but come as a long thin strip, filled with zingy and fizzy sherbet, delicious!
Parma violets and fizzers - These are small quantity of tiny, round, chalky sweets. The Parma violets are purple in colour and taste and smell of flowers and lavender, unusual, inoffensive and delicious.
The fizzers on the other hand are again chalky but very fizzy, not my particular favourite but my son adores these, he has been known to put the entire packet into his mouth at once and then run around the house foaming at the gills like a rabid dog!
These both come in small "twists" of plastic paper, perfect for a little treat.
Finally my particular childhood favourite Climpies - These are simply 4 round hard boiled sweets that come in a small plastic pack, when I was a child I recall that these came in traffic light colours and there were only three, but now they are available in a range of colours, but are still just as delicious.
The bag states that the selection of sweets that you will find upon opening will inevitably vary, but you will still be faced with around 20 - 25 packs of sweets in whatever form.
There is no nutritional information on this pack, though be sure that it is chock full of sugar!
The only warning that this pack holds is the fat that not all the sweets are suitable for younger children, especially the Climpies and lollies and are not recommended to children under the age of 36 months.
These are a lovely thing to have in the fridge or cupboard, as , though these will definitely contain a lot of sugar, they are small enough to dole out and make the child feel like they have had a real treat!
Pricewise these will set you back £1.00 a bag and are available from most places, my shop of choice being Asda or Poundland, I have even seen them in Wilko's.
For more information visit - www.swizzels-matlow.com
Thanks for reading x