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Tesco's Fizzy Multicolour Belts

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Fizzy

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      15.04.2012 21:12
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      I would recommend them hugley!

      I am a lover of all things sour and sweet, and also a long time fan of Tesco's 3 for £1 offer on some packets of sweets. As always I pick up 3 packets of these fizzy belts (mmmm!). They will probably give you bad teeth and if you eat to many, a weird tingly mouth ... but they are worth it!

      The Packaging

      Similar to most Tesco's sweet packaging it has a picture aimed at kids and a little bit of clear packaging so you can peek through and look at these delicious sweets! The picture is pretty sweet, a little spaceman with planets around him. And what are the rings on the planets made of? You guessed it, sour belts! Anyway the packaging is one of those kind of wrappers where I actually have to bit my way into it with my teeth it's so strong a lot of the time (unless you have more brains than me and pick up a pair of scissors that is)! It's all worth it once you get inside though trust me!

      So What's Inside?

      Once you get the wrapper open you can smell the belts straight away. It's a fruity smell, but with a lot of sugar there too, if you get what I mean. In each packet I would guess there is around 10-12 belts probably though I will admit I have never counted.

      The belts themselves are just the kind of sweets I love! They are extremely chewy (and I mean it!) so I wouldn't recommend stuffing the whole thing in your mouth like I do! The taste is hard to explain but it's got a little hint of apple but mostly just fruity to be honest. But the bit I love is the tanginess of the sugar that the belt is coated it. It gives it a real twist. Though if you don't like sour things they really aren't for you!

      Nutrition

      Cal 345kCal
      Fat 0.1g
      Sat Fat 0.0g
      Sugar 55.5g
      Salt 0.2g

      The information is for per 100g but the pack is only 75g I should add.

      Also they contain Gluten, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch & Dioxide.

      If you don't want to buy them in the 3 for £1 offer they cost a tiny 38p (yep just 38p!) each. What a bargain!


      So, would I recommend them? Yes I definitely would! Get buying guys!

      Thanks for reading, please rate and comment!

      @IzzyInTheHouse

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        06.08.2009 12:52
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        A delicious bag of sweets from Tesco, just try to ignore the sugar content!

        Today in Tesco I bought my granddaughters' some sweets from their long running '3 packets for £1' promotion and when one of the girls' failed to turn up for hers I ended up eating them - not to be mean of course, these Fizzy Bands just called to me from the cupboard and all thoughts of loyalty seemed to go out of my head!

        I'm not usually a big sweet eater but found these extremely moreish, so much so that I actually ended up eating the whole packet and feeling rather naughty about it!

        The sweets are long belts of multicoloured jelly which are wide but very thin, this gives them a lovely bendable texture and you can either tear bits off or wrap the whole belt up on itself and pop it all in your mouth. The sweets are very chewy indeed, I have some missing teeth and sometimes feel as though my jaw is going to snap with the effort of chewing them - although this over-chewiness only really happens when stuffing a whole belt into my mouth so I tend to munch it bit by bit instead!

        The flavour I think is predominantly apple, although there is an underlying blend of general fruitiness there too. The belts are quite thickly coated in a fruity and sour sugar which does in fact give them a very fizzy taste. They're sour enough that the sweets made me wince when I first started to eat them today but I soon got used to it and eventually craved the tartness of the sugar on the sweets, which is actually what led me to eat the entire packet when I had only intended to have one or two!

        Five belts will 'cost' you 95 calories and 0.5g fat, which isn't too bad although you'll be shocked (or perhaps not, thinking of how sticky and sugary the sweets are) to hear that these same five belts contain a huge 16.8g of sugar.

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          28.01.2009 12:24
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          Great Value Sweets

          I think that Tescos range of sweets are great value, and I, having a sweet tooth, find it great that they are three packets for one pound.

          Tescos multicoloured fizzy belts are very fizzy, they are multicoloured belts coloured red, yellow, blue and green, covered with a bitter fizzy sugar. They taste really fizzy and almost sour, but I love that taste so thats great for me though others may find these sweets too fizzy and sour.

          There is no added artificial colours to these sweets however their sugar content is high and there is not very much nutritional value (if any) in a packet, so these arent for anyone who is watching their weight.

          These sweets come in an orange packet with some kind of alien on the front, this alien is common to some of the Tesco brand sweets, and each packet contains around 14 belts.

          You basically get what you pay for with these sweets. They taste great in my opinion though others may disagree and though they are high in sugar and dont have much nutritional value, I recommend these as a treat from time to time for those sweetie lovers who like their sweets fizzy.

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            15.07.2008 14:47
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            A great little treat

            I know that I have been reviewing Asda children's sweets lately and this review and the two that will surely follow it, seeing as I purchased three bags, are not the start of a new trend to my eating craze. Quite simply whilst on a trip in town I fancied something sweet and with not an Asda in sight I had to resort to Tesco's own sweets. This bag is called fizzy multicolour belts and to be honest they were extremely delicious.

            The fizzy multicolour belts cost 38p a bag and contains 75g of sweets but like Asda's own sweets can be bought on offer with three bags for £1. The bag in questions is a very eye-catching orange in colour and has a picture of a bouncing blue alien with four eyes on the front. The front if the bag also tells me that the sweets contain no artificial colours and no artificial flavours.

            The pack itself has a sweet fruity smell when opened and is very enticing. The smell itself despite being sweet and a little sugary is not sickly at all. The bag I bought contained 16 fizzy belts, which were about 2cm wide and 15cm long. For the price I thought that this was more than adequate. The sweets themselves are multicoloured, as the name suggest, and are yellow, blue, green, orange and pink. They are also coated in a fizzy and sour sugar.

            The taste however is always the test. For a start the belts are definitely fizzy, which is a positive for me. I can see however how they may be too fizzy for some people and how for this reason you may only be able to eat a couple at a time. The fruit flavour of the belts is also very refreshing although I cannot put my finger exactly on what the taste is.

            ~~~~~Nutritional Information~~~~~
            Calories - 261
            Protein - 0.45g
            Carbohydrate - 64.3g
            Of which sugars - 42.2g
            Fat - 0.23g

            For me these sweets were fantastic and certainly quelled my sugar craving. The pack size makes them great for tucking away in a pocket or handbag and the price makes them brilliant value for money. I know that as a child I loved sour sweets like this, as did my younger brother but some children may not like the tingling sensation that the fizzy sugar can cause. All in all though these sweets are definitely something I will buy again should I find myself craving sweets and out of reach of an Asda.

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