“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cola „
These sweets as most of us know are called cola bottles. I remember them from when I was small child and picking what sweets I wanted from the pick and mix at the local newsagents. At the time they were 1p per sweet. Yeah that's right 1p as you can probably tell most of my pocket money went on sweeties. Now you can buy them for 38 pence for a 100 gram bag.
When you open the bag all you can smell is rather strong sweet and sugary smell. The bag contained 29 cola bottles, which is however good value for money. The sweets themselves are the average size for cola bottles and were a covered in the fizzy just like all the other cola bottle that I have seen.
They don't taste the same as they used to right enough but then again what does. They taste more artificial if that makes much sense to you. They didn't taste just as fizzy but still good in my opinion.
The front of the bag says that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and the back of the pack contains all the nutritional information which I have included below.
Calories - 348
Protein - 5.3g
Carbohydrate - 81.5g
Of which sugars - 57.0g
Fat - 0.1g
****My Overall Opinion****
Great value for money, not as good as they used to be, nice treats for kids, over all still good and would recommend that you give them a go. I would rate them a 7 out of 10.
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I know I've been writing about Asda sweets all day but I thought I'd throw you with a Tesco sweet review now! Actually the Asda reviews were written a couple of weeks ago but I'm still munching on this bag of Tesco Cola Bottles so I thought I might as well carry on the sweet theme today! lol
They're yummy! I'm supposed to be healthy eating for the whole of January but as soon as I saw these in the cupboard I just had to have them, I reckon I'd have died if I had resisted!
They are shaped like any cola bottle sweet, these do seem a bit rounder though but I've not had a cola bottle in ages so that could be just me. They look good with loads of sugar on each sweet and are brown most of the way up with a clear jelly top to make it look like a full bottle of coke.
The taste is definitely cola, it's not as strong as the pick and mix cola bottles that they sell in the shop by me but they've still got a proper nice flavour. The sugar dissolves quick and it's then that the cola flavour comes through the best. These sweets are very soft but they still take ages to chew up, I prefer the harder cola bottles actually because these are a bit too soft and that gives them a bit of a squishy texture when you start chewing.
I love how sweet these are when you first put them in your mouth but once the sugar coating has gone the sweetness goes a bit so that you can enjoy the cola flavour of the jelly without it being overtaken by sugar.
I think these cost 35p and are included in the promotion Tesco have run FOREVER where you can buy 3 bags of kids sweets for £1.00. I reckon these are well worth 35p because you get loads in the bag, the chewy texture makes them yummy to eat and the bag will last you for ages.
In Tesco today I bought some sweets from their 3 bags for £1 range, I am getting back into my Weight Watchers plan tomorrow so I gave a bag of sweets to each of my two older granddaughters and kept these Fizzy Cola Bottles for myself as a treat before getting back to the rabbit food.
You are bound to know what a Fizzy Cola Bottle is, but for the uninitiated this is basically a small jelly sweet shaped and flavoured to be reminiscent of cola. This is then completely coated in a slightly sour sugar which serves to give the impression of a fizzy sweet. You used to be able to buy the non-fizzy Cola Bottles back when 1/2p sweets could be bought but now the only sensible way to get them is in these kinds of bags from the supermarkets.
These Tesco ones are nice, but not the nicest Cola Bottle sweets I've tasted. They are nicely chewy but do tend to mush up to nothing fairly quickly, whereas personally I prefer my jelly sweets to last a little longer. They have a nice texture to start with but the fizzy sugar disappears rather too quickly and then I found I was left with quite a slimy feeling jelly in my mouth which would have been rather unpleasant if the flavour of them weren't so good.
They do taste lovely and are a real nostalgia sweet in my opinion. Unlike most sweet treats these days the sweets are larger than they used to be so one is a nice mouthful and I was able to make the bag last for well over an hour. They have a fairly authentic cola flavour, do not get me wrong as it's not like eating a solidified Coca Cola drink but they taste like a good cola sweet should! The jelly sweet itself doesn't taste overly sugary in my opinion, certainly not as sweet as similar goodies I've tried in the past, although the sugar coating does make it seems rather sweeter initially.
The sugar is a little strange on these. It has the texture and taste of simple granulated sugar (albeit in smaller grains) but mixed in with the sugar is some kind of sour sugar (is there such a thing?) which gives an almost sherbet flavour. This adds such an interesting dimension to the sweets and makes them extremely moreish as sometimes I couldn't munch the jelly sweet quick enough to start on the next one as the sugar has an addictive quality that I couldn't get enough of!
These sweets are amazingly cheap, as are the rest of the Tesco own brand sweets. This 100g bag will ordinarily cost just 37p or you can do as I did and take advantage of their 3 for £1 promotion which makes it even cheaper. Thinking about it, when you are buying your little ones a treat you could do much worse than purchase these sweets are there is quite a wide range and 37p is much cheaper than buying them a bar of chocolate, most of which cost around 60p nowadays!
Looking at the ingredients I see nothing to worry me, the sweets do contain pork gelatine so obviously they are unsuitable for vegetarians but apart from that there is nothing sinister used in the creation of these sweets. Well, the calorie count is rather worrying as each bag contains 350 calories which isn't good although the overall fat content is only 0.5g. For the purpose of this review (and my dieters sanity!) we shall ignore the 66g of sugars that this 100g bag contains - although perhaps I shall leave off taking my blood sugar reading for an hour or two as I don't think there is room on the strip for the amount of sugar in my blood stream at the moment. My diabetes nurse would be so cross!
It was just the other day I picked up three of these Tesco's Fizzy Cola Bottles because they were on offer - 3 for £1. I have always been a fan of sweets, and cola bottles are one of my favourites! I'd never tried these before so I thought I'd give them a go.
They came in an off brownish colour, which didn't look very appealing to me. There was some sort of strange alien creature next to it. It came in an 100g pack.
The actual fizzy cola bottles look like any normal ones, maybe a bit more squidgy and a little larger than the average cola bottle.
I have to say, I really didn't like the taste of these. It doesn't really taste of anything at the start then you get a bit of cola flavour coming through. The texture is really gross, like jelly. Also they leave a horrible taste in the back of your mouth afterwards. I really wouldn't like to try these again.
I definitely wouldn't purchase these again. They were a waste of my money, don't taste like normal cola bottles at all. My daughter didn't like them either ; and she normally likes sweets like this.
My final Tesco sweets review, at this moment in time anyway. This is my third review of Tesco sweets after purchasing three bags when fancying a burst of sugar and being miles from an Asda.
These sweets are called Fizzy Cola Bottles and cost 38p a bag but can be purchased on offer with two more bags for £1. The sweets come in a 100g brownish bag of which I must say I'm not particularly fond of. The bag has on the front a blue and pink alien creature trying to drink from a cola bottle. To be brutally honest looking at the bag in front of me I know that if I had just picked up the sweets solely by looking at the bag designs then I would not have chosen this one, as it does not make the sweets seem appetising.
The front of the bag does however tell me that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and the back of the pack contains all the nutritional information I could need.
Calories - 348
Protein - 5.3g
Carbohydrate - 81.5g
Of which sugars - 57.0g
Fat - 0.1g
The sweets obviously aren't healthy but who looks for healthy really when buying a sweet? Comparing the nutritional data with those of Asda's fizzy cherry cola bottles I can however tell you that these sweets contain more calories, more protein, more carbohydrate, of which more also sugars and more fat. Based on this therefore I would definitely purchase Asda's variety. But would these taste any better?
I'm afraid the answer is no. On opening the bag you are hit with what in my opinion is a rather overpowering sweet and sugary smell. The bag contained 29 cola bottles, which is however good value for money. The sweets themselves are the average size for cola bottles and were adequately covered in the fizzy sugary substance.
The taste however was not great. Now I'm not saying they were disgusting, far from it but they simply weren't what I expected. They weren't really fizzy and had a cola taste that was far too strong for them. They were edible though and I did finish the bag, with my brother's help of course. :)
The bag size is small enough to conceal in a pocket or a handbag and the price does make the sweets of decent value especially for filling up sweet jars. Despite this however I would not really consider purchasing these sweets again.
In conclusion therefore I would advise against the purchase of these sweets as in comparison Asda's cola bottles are much better value, not only do they taste better but the pack is more appealing and they are better for you.
How will Tesco fair in the great fizzy Cola bottle face off?