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So on average these Love Heart sweets are in almost every Swizzle multi-bag and comes in a range of different sizes. They come in tiny children's packs that hold about six sweets and original size packs that hold almost triple that. Which, is quite shocking and you'll know why when you get a pack. They can be quite sickly.
The taste of these Love Hearts isn't something I'd personally enjoy everyday, like I do other Swizzle sweets. Love Hearts is a product I'd have on the rare occasion. I have a really big sweet tooth, but these sweets are far too acidic. They foam up in your mouth and I really would not let children eat them. They are also extremely powdery, but again, I think that's what they were going for. They're an odd treat for children's parties for putting into goodie bags or even to lay on the table. Personally, I grew up with them and over time have found them more revolting, but doesn't that happen to most people as they reach adulthood?
On the other hand, they're cute and tailored for children. They come with little cute anchorage on the top of each sweet, which is then surrounded by a coloured heart. Some of the saying are, "I love you" and "kiss me" which I personally think is inappropriate for children. The sweet itself comes in many different colours. These colours consists of red, green, yellow, white and pink.
The packaging is fair. The large packets have a large amount of plastic, which is then twisted at both ends and the smaller packets are all paper. However, once they're open, they're hard to re-seal without the odd one or two falling out.
I'd recommend these mainly to mother's, or to those who have sweet tooth's. You can generally find them at any supermarket or corner shop for around 30p-60p. Which on a whole I think is a fair price to pay for a classic Swizzle sweet. It's not one of my favourite, as I'm a Parma Violets lover, but they're unique and handy.
Swizzels Matlow are a brand synonymous with childhood, the fizzers, palmer violets and individually wrapped sour tablets. Love hearts are another of their timeless creations which have survived the times.
Love hearts come in full sized rolls, quarter rolls ideal for wedding favours, minis in a tin, cardboard tubes and even 1D versions this christmas.
The Love Hearts I bought were for wedding favours and have a pink foil paper around them and then a branded wrap with coloured hearts and pink writing.
Love hearts come in a mix of pastel colours such as green, pinks, whites and oranges with a pink heart and a word on one side. It used to be things such as dream boy and your mine but now its text me and wow to keep up with the changing world.
Love hearts are chalky to touch and quite hard. They can be sucked or chewed, when chewed they fizz a little bit like sherbet and taste a little fruity.
I enjoy love hearts and they bring back childhood memories.
Classic little Love Heart sweets are still around, just as they were around when I was a little kid and I used to sneak my best friend the Love Heart that said "I Love You". They work just as well now - although I will sneak one to my partner now and again, or put one on my kids pillows so that they have it waiting for them when they get into bed......I think it's a nice little touch.
The sweets are sherbert flavoured in as much as the kind of fizz on your tongue and are quite sweet. I don't actually love the taste because i find them a bit powdery, but I think the main reason that everyone buys them is for the little messages that are printed on them. The words are always surrounded by a heart and have different sentiments on them that kind of make you go "awwwww" but at the same time make you feel like you're being a little naff and tacky - but who cares, right?
My favourite ones are the ones are:
I Want U
I like how each packet tends not to have any repeats in the sentiments and so you can go through the packet and pick out the ones you want to give to a loved one. They're just fun!
I love sweets and the other day I really fancied a packet of these! I do try to watch though that I don't eat too many sweets mind you cos I may love them but my teeth and hips certainly do not!
It had been years since I had seen these on the market, maybe I just hadn't been looking hard enough but pleased I was and I bought myself a couple of tubes of them!
Made mostly of clear plastic but with a white label around the middle of it there are pictures of what some of the sayings that are on the sweets shown and I am told that they are Love Hearts and that they contain no artificial colours and that they are suitable for Vegetarians, the weight is stated (which in my case is 26g, though other sizes are of course available), ingredients are given and content details for Swizzels are given (the manufacturer of the product).
Small rounds that are not too thick they come in a variety of colours all light and in white, yellow, green, peach and lilac and all have words on them such as I love you, oh boy, my hero, heart throb and my girl. No matter the colour they all taste similar to me and thats of sweet and solid sherbet that melts in the mouth and has a slight fruity taste to them and I love them. They are very sweet, but to me that sweetness does taste natural! They don't fizz as such but do tingle on the tongue and I find them really refreshing!
These are nice sweets and really rather old fashioned and remind me of my schooldays (from yonks ago lol).
These cost about 30p a packet in all good supermarkets etc and come in different sizes too!
These are fruit flavoured fizzy sweets that melt the heart. These sweets are made by Swizzles Matlow and remind me of my childhood. For those of you who haven't tried them they are small round sweets with a love heart outlined on them each containing a love message. For example "Hug Me" and "Be Mine".
They come in a tube shape and wrapped in plastic. Each packet contains approximately 25 sweets. Once you have a sweet you can twist the ends of the tube and eat the others later.
The sweets melt in the mouth with a slight fizzy. I think this is due to them containing sodium bicarbonate. The packet also states that they contain no artificial colours and that they are suitable for vegetarians. As the sweets come in a variety of pastel colours I was pleased to learn that the colours were not artificial. The sweets have a pleasant slightly fruity taste although they are quite sweet and I don't think I could eat a whole packet in one sitting.
If you are looking for a nice little gift for a love one when you have very little money then these sweets fit the bill. I bought mine in Tescos for 30p so I am sure other supermarkets will stock them for a similar price. I have seen very small versions of the normal packet being used as wedding favours so if you are planning a wedding soon look out for those. I also think young teenaged girls might like the "sweet" messages on these sweets. I have sometimes left one on my other half's pillow with a suitable message. Much better than chocolate as doesn't melt.
Overall Ihave given them 3 stars as they make a nice novelty treat although I wouldn't have them everyday.
Love hearts are cute little sweets which come in an array of different colours each with its own special message. I find them adorable and also very sweet to eat.
The sweets come in a tightly bound cellophane wrapper which is twisted at the edges. You get quite alot of sweets on one packet about 25 I think. This adds up to 1p a sweet as they usually cost 25p.
I find the sweets to be very cute. Each sweet is outlined in a heart shape and has a personal message written on it such as Be Mine or Miss You, Blue Eyes. These are all really sweet so share them with someone special. They come in lots of different pastal colours such as pink blue and white. Each one has a slightly different flavour but you can't really distinguish betweeen flavours that much.
The sweets are very sweet and are coated in a light sugar dusting. I really like these sweets as they are great to suck on and last a long time. Some of the sweets can taste a little fizzy. I would recommend brushing your teeth after having these as they aren't very healthy.
Speaking of health the packet displays no nutrition info. There can't be many calories in sweets like these as chocoalte is not one of the ingredients and they are very light. The may not be good for your teeh but it won't make you fat.
Overall a great little snack to keep sucking and adults and kids will both love them!
I really love these little sweets, they are so cute, and I actually included them in my wedding as I think they are so great.
Love hearts come in various packets, but the most common that you can buy from shops is the long packet with the clear wrapper, they cost about 30p and you get quite a few love hearts.
The sweets themselves are fizzy and powdery. They are round with a little heart shape outline printed on them and phrases written on them. Some of the phrases over the years have become a bit outdated and naff, but I think they do update them on a regular basis. I'm sure I have seen ones that say "email me". There are a few different colours, but they don't affect the taste.
I have only ever found an "I love you" love heart a couple of times, they are very rare.
There is a whole website dedicated to love hearts www.lovehearts.co.uk, and you can buy various other types of them. You can get some with names printed on the warppers and all sorts of little gifts.
I used these as my wedding favours by emptying ordinary packets into screw top jars and tying ribbon round the top of the jars with our wedding date printed on. Lots of people have actually still got these, and I was really proud of them as they were a bit different. It was quite cheap to do too, but looked really effective. We were going to get the specially printed packs, but they do work out quite expensive. We also had piles of sweets as centrepieces instead of flowers and it saved me a fortune and looked really great.
I really love these sweets and they are a great little fizzy tangy treat, and it's really fun to see what they all say. They are great for all occasions.
Good old Love hearts. Who doesn't love them or have a story which have love hearts in them? Back in my school days when a small fizzy sweet replaced a cheesy chat up line.
Well since then i had forgotten about them, until i saw a multipack of four full sized packs in Morrisons for half price at 31p so i just had to get them. These size packs can be bought in newsagents and supermarkets for around 20p. The small packs which are shown generally come in multipacks.
If you are not aware of these, they are a thin tube of hard fizzy sweets, about the size of a pound coin i'd say, maybe smaller and each sweet has a cute lovey phrase on it. For example 'Be Mine' or 'Forever Yours'. Although lately i've had some quite weird phrases like 'Me Julie Best Mum' and 'Happy Harry'. They're ok i suppose if you know someone called Julie or Harry.
These sweets are basically hard fizzy sherbert. Not so much when you suck them, but when you crunch them the fizz is released and almost feels like it's slightly foaming in your mouth. Each colour resembles a fruity flavour, although i can't actually tell what them flavours are precisely.
These sweets have become a classic and show up quite regularly as favours at weddings and gifts. The sweet itself and packaging can be personalised aswell as the love heart shape being put onto almost anything.
Check out lovehearts.com for more info on this.
My verdict on Swizzels Matlow Love Hearts are i love them! If you eat too many though they can make your tongue a bit sore from the fizz.
Love hearts are a sweet that I used to get in every single party bag when I was a little lad! At a recent wedding I picked up a pack and was reminded of the great taste.
Love hearts all have happy sayings on them, some examples are; little kiss, love bug, be mine, for ever. They can be given to loved ones as a little gesture too!
They come in a pink foil and have a paper wrapper over that. You can buy them in large packs (which are just like your standard roll of sweets) or you can buy them in mini sizes (which contain around 10 sweets).
Each of the sweets comes in a different colour and they have the writing in a different colour again with a heart round the writing of the same colour. The flavours are sort of fruity and slightly tangy. Each different colour sweet has a different taste, but I find it hard to put my finger on what exactly the taste is. They have a sherbet sort of taste I guess, but then again I can't describe the taste of sherbet! After being in your mouth for a couple of seconds the sweets sort of fizz in your mouth and you notice them more how tangy they can be. If you bite into them you will notice that they taste quite chalky, which I don't like at all, so I prefer to suck them.
The only problem with sucking these sweets is that they are quite rough feeling, so they rub on your tongue and the top of your mouth, this makes my mouth feel quite dry afterwards.
You can also buy personalised love hearts for occasions such as weddings. I think this is a great idea, as you can have the packaging customised to say the date of the wedding and who was in attendance. You can also get them in special wedding favours boxes. You can even buy packets to use as Christmas tree decorations. I was quite impressed with these ideas as other sweets don't offer this and it can add a nice touch to things such as your wedding.
Love hearts are sold in most newsagents and retail for around 30p. I really like eating them, but find that I don't really know why! I am not overly impressed with their flavour, I don't like biting them because they are too chalky and they make my mouth dry....yet whenever I have a pack I can't stop eating them!
Love Hearts are made by Swizzels Matlow whom also makes a huge range of other sweets including Rainbow Drops, Parma Violets, Drumstick lollies and more. Love hearts are hard, fizzy sweets that are about the size of a one pence piece but are slightly thicker. They taste slightly fruity but also have a sherbet taste to them as well. On the front of each sweet is a love-related message which might include any of the following:
* Dream Boy
* Love You
* Lucky Day
* Miss Me
* Ever Yours
* Date Me
* Stay Cool
* Sugar Lips
These are just some of the messages you may find on some of the love hearts but there is a lot more. Each Love Heart is a different colour and these colours include White, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple and Red. Each colour tastes different.
Love Hearts are available to buy from local shops and supermarkets and come in a tube of 20. I have also seen very small packs of these available to buy in some shops as well and you may also find the smaller packs in pick and mix sweet sections in shops. One tube of these will cost about 30-45p and a smaller pack will cost you about 15-25p as you don't get many in the smaller packs.
Love Hearts come in a clear plastic wrapper with paper wrapped around the outside which is bright and colourful. The writing which says 'Love Hearts' is big and written in red. Above and below the writing is a row of coloured hearts. It also has a list of ingredients and other information on the packaging as well. Each love heart is a different colour and each has a different message on the front of them which is inside a heart shape. The back of the sweets have a heart shape but have no writing on the back. The sweets feel smooth when rubbing my finger over them and you can feel the raised writing on the front of the sweet.
These sweets have a long shelf life and the pack I bought has a use by date of March 2011, although I know these will be gone without a few hours!
* White - The White love hearts taste sweet and have a sherbet taste to them. They have a slight after taste of vanilla to them as well.
* Purple - These have quite a strong berry taste to them and they taste quite fruity. They leave quite a strong berry after taste in your mouth as well.
* Green - As soon as I start sucking this sweet I can taste a slight sherbet lime flavour. This definitely isn't one of my favourite flavours in the pack.
* Yellow - This flavour just tastes of sherbet, but does leave quite a sharp lemon taste in your mouth.
* Orange - This is very sweet and you can taste a slight orange sherbet flavour to it.
Believe it or not I didn't have a red flavoured love heart in my pack so I can't actually comment on the flavour of this one. Overall I have to say that I definitely prefer the flavour of the white love hearts as I'm not a fan of lemon or lime flavours. The berry taste of the purple one's are quite nice and sweet but tasted quite strong.
According to information I found from the internet the white is the weakest flavour and the red is the strongest flavour in packs of love hearts.
These take me back to my child-hood, when I used to love these sweets; how-ever I'm not such a huge fan of them now. They are nice to have once in a while when I'm bored of chocolate, but these aren't the top of my list. The smaller packet are great to put in party bags how-ever these do contain quite a lot of E number's due to the colouring in the sweets. These haven't really changed much from when I was a child and they still taste the same as I remember them, especially the white ones. These just didn't do it for me!
(review also on ciao)
Matlows love hearts have been around for a very long time. Everybody has tried them, or at the very least has heard of them.
These sweets are in a clear cellophane tube packet with a white label. The label has love hearts written in red and has images of love hearts too.
Now you can get mini packets too which are wrapped in pink foil style paper, and in my opinion look better. But you do only get about 5-6 sweets in them, so not quite as good as the normal pack holding 20 sweets. They also now sell giant love hearts and large packets, which hold 40 odd sweets.
The brand is also so well known they have their own site selling jewellery and other gifts. You should check it out! Loveheartsjewellry.co.uk
Now love hearts come in 6 different colours, which means 6 flavours too.
Yellow - lemon flavour, Although the flavour is not very present in this one.
Green - Lime flavour, you can taste this one.
Red/pink - Cherry flavour and oh yes this one has taste! It's probably the one with the most flavour.
White - Does it actually have a flavour? I mean does sherbet count as a flavour?
Purple - Erm yeh, its purple. Flavour wise I have no idea.
Orange - Well its orange.
Each love heart has an embossed heart shape with a message written on it. The messages can vary from "be mine", "Kiss me" , "I want u". But they have updated themselves and now include "text" speak. I feel this is a bit of a shame really as they have gone away from what love hearts are or were.
Love hearts just bigger than a 5p piece and about 2-3 times as thick. They are tangy sherbet like sweets, which will and can crumble when you chew them and you may also notice a little fizz from them.
You can buy love hearts from any news agents or sweet shop, and you should. They are great! A little bit of the past has been updated but they still taste the same and almost cost the same!!
A great sweet. Go on try it or buy some now.
To me Love Hearts are solid sherbet, they're not majorly fizzy but have got a wicked tang to them that doesn't come out until you've had the sweet in your mouth for a few seconds.
Love Hearts come in a roll and are quite thin round sweets that have been embossed with a heart on one side and inside the heart there is a little saying that used to be based on love and romance but now your just as likely to find one saying 'Text Me'!
I remember when I was in junior school me and my mate always used to give the 'I Love You' one to Dean Sayers because we were both madly in love with him. I should have asked for them back when I saw him the other day though because he's a proper minger now he's all grown up! lol
The sweets are different colours and they do taste different. The taste is hard to describe because they're not fruity in flavour or anything like that, they're just fizzy and tangy and so addictive that once I start on them I can't leave the sweets alone until I've eaten them all!
Love Hearts make my mouth very dry and I have to have a drink afterwards, that's probably because of how chalky they are when you bite into them. The fizziness doesn't make them refreshing like you think it will, but you have to watch out if you've got a sore tongue or anything like that because it will deffo make it more sore!
The mini packs in the picture that Dooyoo have got only come in the multipack bags of sweets but you can buy bigger tubes for about 20p, these are about the size of a tube of Polos and will keep you going for a bit.
I recently bought a bumper bag of sweets for £1, and included in the bag was a packet of these sweets. Swizzels Matlow probably isn't a name that a lot of people would recognise, but they are basically the main company for sweets such as these, as well as the parma violets and other similar sweets.
The Love Hearts are a gimmicky sweet, essentially a kind of mild, hard sherbert. In essence, there shouldn't really be anything special about them, but each individual disc shaped sweet is emblazened with a slightly ridged heart. The disc itself is white, and the hearts are various colours, pale but visible, and within each heart is a message, one or two words, such as 'Love you' or 'Be Mine'.
Naturally, these are not likely to be the first sweet of choice for those of you looking to maintain a certain amount of machismo - they're more for the romantics among you, and no doubt aimed at the teenager who likes sweets and is just finding their emtions.
They taste quite nice, quite sugary and solid enough that you can break them by biting. They take a while to dissolve if you just suck them, and the sugary taste is accompanied by a bit of sherbert effect on the tongue.
You can also get your own personalised Love Hearts, if you really want to, and get your own small message written on the packet. This is another clever gimmick from Swizzels, and one that no doubt boosts their sales.
Love Hearts usually come in an 18g roll, with a dozen or so discs/tablets per roll. This will give you 63 calories and a whole bunch of E numbers, so it's probably not the best thing to give your hyperactive kids. We let our son have one every time we have a packet, and usually just the one is enough to have a noticeable change in energy levels! The sweets do have slight individual flavours, with orange, lime and cherry included in amongst the various different ones there are. Most of them are nice, none of them are overpowering in their taste.
I recommend these sweets. They are nice to have, a bit soppy maybe, but it's a quirky thing to read your sweet before you eat it, and I always give my wife the one that says ' I heart you'. Sickening, isn't it!!! I don't know how much they cost individually, but Swizzels do a brilliant bumper selection of sweets including the drumstick sweets, refreshers, love hearts, and other sweets in the selection, and these are quite nice to get on occasion.
Production of Love Hearts first began in 1933 when Swizzels Ltd. formed, they were initially produced in London but in 1940 production relocated to a disused textile mill in New Mills, Derbyshire, where Love Hearts are still made nearly 70 years later. Love Hearts have a website: www.lovehearts.com which shows the different products but doesn't actually explain what love hearts are. I would describe love hearts as hard tablet shaped sweets which come in 6 different colours.
**What does a Love Heart look like?**
The sweets are small and circular, approximately 19 mm in diameter, and 5 mm in height, a similar size to a one pence piece. Both sides are embossed with a decoration, the bavk with a large outline of a heart, the front carries the message within an outline of a heart, which are highlighted in red. The main part of the sweet is coloured in one of 6 colours; white, yellow, orange, green, purple or red. The colouring of the sweets is a pastel shade of the mentioned colours and red and purple can tend to look a little blotchy. Each love heart has a message on it there are lots of different messages such as 'Be Mine', 'Hug Me', 'Tease Me', 'Cutie Pie' some more unusual messages are 'Don't Cry', 'Grow Up', 'Take It Easy', and there are loads more. I love reading the different messages and sharing a pack with someone can be fun due to the string of message you can get going for example: Don't cry cutie pie, grow up!
**What is a Love Heart made of?**
A Love Heart sweet is made by grinding granulated sugar to a very fine powder, colours, flavourings and all other ingredients which are all fine powders are then added. To form the sweet the mixture is fed into a tablet machine where it is compressed under high pressure into a tablet. It is at this stage when the message is printed onto the front of the love heart, depending on the mould that is used for pressing. The ingredients of Love Hearts are as follows: Sugar, Acidity Regulators: Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid; Sodium bicarbonate, Stearic acid, Modified starch, E470b, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Carbonate; Flavourings, Colours: E100, E104, E110, E122, E124, E129, E132, Elderberry Extract.
Per 18g Roll:
Love Hearts come in a tubular shape they are covered in cellophane type plastic which is twisted at each end. Love hearts generally come in packs of 20 but there treat sizes are made and occasionally giant packs. The label which is wrapped around the plastic is white in colour, it has 'LOVE HEARTS' printed on it twice in red, this text is bordered by two rows of stylized hearts which carry a message like the love hearts do. There is a barcode and ingredients but no nutritional information which is slightly strange for sweets these days, there is also no information on the love hearts website.
So now for the important part, what do Love Hearts taste like. When you first put the Love Heart into your mouth you get a slightly sweet and fizzy taste from the sugar sweet, you can either let the sweet fizzle slowly on your tongue or you can chomp the sweet. If you chomp the sweet you get a slightly chalky (but nice) texture as the sweet begins to crumble you also get a slight foamy sensation similar to sherbert. The different colours of Love Hearts taste slightly different and have different strengths I will start in order of the weakest tasting sweet. white tastes slightly sherberty with a vanilla aftertaste, yellow again has a sherbert flavour but a lemon aftertaste. Orange is sweet and tastes of orange, green tastes of lime with a sherbert aftertaste. Purple is slightly perfumed with quite a strong berry after taste and red has quite a strong cherry taste. My favourites are white, purple and red.
A giant roll of love hearts generally costs around 35p with the smaller sizes being cheaper they can also be bought in bulk from the internet and supermarkets generally sell them in packs of 5 which are about £1.
I love Love Hearts! They are a fun tasty sweet which can be eaten alone or shared with friends. They are a sweet for all ages and have been around for years so I don't see them disappearing anytime soon. They are other sweets such as fizzlers and refreshers which are a similar taste but not with the fun messages that love hearts have. The fun little message make love hearts great for sharing and can be a good conversation starter. It is also possible to customize Love Hearts online for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays which makes these little sweets even more fun. Merchandise is also sold such as a sterling silver love heart to give to your loved ones and personalized teddy bears. Love Hearts seem to have matched the test of time and appeal to all ages. A fun fab sweety treat!
Matlows love hearts are a fantastic sweet product that I think everyone can remember from their childhood, they not only taste great but each one has a different message on, things like Be My Love, Kiss Me, and some of the more up to date ones like Email Me and text me.
They have been around for quite a while now and although the messages do change from time to time, they are still mainly sloppy love messages on all of them.
These sweets are made out of a fairly hard candy although when you pop them in your mouth they begin to disintegrate and foam up in your mouth and especially when chewed. They are all different colours although to be honest they taste pretty much the same, the messages are in a different colour to the sweet and the writing stands out from the rest of the sweet.
I think this is a great concept for a sweet as these have been going for ages and still going strong whereas if they were just a normal sweet they probably wouldn't anywhere near as popular.
There pretty cheap too, you can get a tube of them with quite a lot in for about 25p from most shops and sometimes only 20p and you cant argue with a price like that.
Sweets manufactured by Swizzels Matlow. The overall flavour is similar to that of sherbet.