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      22.04.2010 16:56
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      Not bad for some fun, but better out there!

      I am still at home sick and as a bargaining tool for me drinking my disgusting medicine, my friend promised to go out to buy me some strawberry bootlaces. No, I am not five years old.

      Bootlaces are fantastic - a brilliant piece of childhood nolstalgia. These ones were procured from Tesco, I have no idea how much they are, but my friend came back with 3 packets as they were 3 for a pound. Bargain. A quick check on Tesco tells me that they usually retail at 37p a packet.

      The packaging has changed from the one shown in the picture; it is now pale blue and demonstates a kangaroo skipping with a lace. Humph. This makes little sense to me - a hedgehog I would have understood. The small print also says no artificial colours of flavours. I remain skeptical. All the normal nutritional information, contact info, blah blah is on the packet. These are suitable for veggies, which is a pleasant surprise I was not expecting.

      These come in 75g packs and according to the front of the packet, a portion is 8 bootlaces, which contains 90 calories, 13.7g sugar and 0.7g fat. So, a pretty naughty snack in terms of sugar, especially when I know that I would just eat the whole packet. Oh wait...I have!

      When you open the packet, you are immediately pretty much knocked out by an overwhelming smell of strawberry. I say strawberry; a cross between strawberry ice-cream and strawberry chewits. I call e-numbers! Even though there aren't any. Interestingly, I'd like to know why pumpkins, radishes and tomatoes are ingrediants in these.

      The packet is, annoyingly, only half full. And all the laces are in a huge knot, so you need to spend a lot of time untying them, in order to get a full lace. However, once you finally get one, they aren't too sticky, which is good - I hate it when you get hit with a sticky lace in the face. They are very red - clearly a fake red and very thin. One lace is about 60cm long.

      Taste wise, they just taste like a strawberry chewy sweet. Sweet, slightly tangy and that fake strawberry taste. I imagine kids would love them. The taste doesn't really hang around in your mouth afterwards either and it does seem to fade off the sweet very quickly.

      Now, the all important knot-test. I always find that these seem to taste better when tied into a big knot. Possibly because you're getting the whole punch of strawberry flavour at once. Anyway, these laces are very flimsy and they tend to attach themselves to each other. It took me five minutes to tie a couple into a suitable knot. Not impressed - do Tesco not know that the fun factor is more important than the taste?! And these ones seem to want to tie around your teeth far more than other laces I've tried.

      All in all, these are a fun sweet to take you back to childhood, but there are vastly superior laces out there! Or at least there used to be, in the form of the Woolworths laces (RIP).

      These laces are cheap, buy them for a cheap, childish treat but don't expect much. Now excuse me, I'm slightly tied up.

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        22.03.2010 14:20
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        Go on treat yourself.

        Lots of kids sweets appeal to adults too but there are some aimed firmly at the children and these strawberry laces from Tesco are probably one such item but never the less my wife and I still enjoy them as well as our grandkids.

        The packaging is very attractive to kids and it is sure to get kids saying their favourite saying (I want) it has a purple cartoon monster on the front and the product name takes second place to this.

        The delicious smell of strawberry is very apparent as soon as the packet is opened and inside you get a load of bright red strawberry flavoured laces, the laces are usually stuck together so getting a single one out the pack can be a bit tricky but I eat them in twos or threes anyway so never mind.

        The laces are soft and chewy and very, very tasty but they are also very fattening and I guess not too good for the teeth as they are full of sugar, one packet of these contains just over 320 calories and about a ton of sugar.

        These are priced at 36p par packet but they are always on offer with other sweets in the range at three packs for one pound and some of the other sweets in the range are very good too so go on treat yourself.

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          07.02.2010 01:42
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          Not Exactly Nasty But Not That Good Either

          I have tried the strawberry laces from the other supermarkets but have never got round to buying them in Tesco because they are on the 3 for £1.00 offer and there are always better things to choose. The other day though there was hardly any choice in the kids sweets section but I'd already picked 2 bags up so made this one the 3rd.

          They're nice but I don't think they're all that. They've got a strong strawberry smell that's a bit like the strawberry syrup that you get on your ice cream. That's about it though because the strawberry taste is proper fake and I didn't like how it got fainter and fainter the more I chewed.

          They take quite a bit of chewing as well because the laces are made out of quite tough jelly. They're not hard exactly but you'll have to chew your jaw off to get through the pack! lol

          The laces are very sweet to start with but like I said once you've started chewing them the taste and sweetness will go..... and then you're stuck with a tough sweet that tastes soooooo boring! When I buy these in Asda I love how the fruity taste lasts for as long as you've got the lace in your mouth for but that doesn't happen with these.

          I wouldn't even say that these have got a very good fruity taste, you can tell it's strawberry but only because it's got the typical strawberry flavour that most jelly sweets have got. But this is even more fake and is more like a mix of fruit flavours and strawberry being the strongest one, that's still probably making them sound more fruity than they are though!!!

          I don't like them and couldn't finish the bag anyway because they're so chewy they made it feel like my teeth were coming loose!

          Not recommended.... a pale inferior version of a strawberry lace!!!

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            26.10.2009 15:02
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            Good taste, good price, good size!

            I often fancy a sweet snack in the evenings to treat myself for being very good and eating all my vegetables up :-) and I am not a chocolate fan so I often pick up some sweets in the supermarket when I am shopping. I never want a large bag of all the same thing (they get too boring) so I often purchase three of the small bags that tesco have in their very good offer of three for one pound.

            One of the bags tesco have in their offer is this bag of strawberry laces, and being one of my favorite it is always one I pick up. The laces come in a tall thin blue / purple bag. They have a cartoony design on the front to attract children, but, adults, dont let this put you off! They have a clear plastic window on the front of the bag so you can see what you are buying before you make the purchase!

            The bag contains lots of thin red long 'laces' they are chewy strawberry flavour very sweet sweets. They are quite siuckly, if you are not into the sugary taste, but they are not sugar coated like some of the thicker laces, do not confuse with them.

            The strawberry taste is quite authentic without being too sickly and manufactured, which you can get with some sweets. Although these are chewy they are not so chewy that you have to crunch them hundreds of times before you can finish them!

            I really enjoy these sweets. I get bored of them after a bag so this is plenty for me. Good size, good taste, good price!

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            18.09.2009 17:36
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            An adequate sweet.

            I did eat quite a lot of these until fairly recently as they are vegetarian but not vegan. I did find them strangely tempting because I do have a soft spot for the kind of sweets I ate as a kid (white mice, flying saucers etc) and laces fall into that category. They are the sort of sweet you eat absent-mindedly whilst reading a magazine or watching television. I did anyway.


            Ingredients
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            Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Dextrose, Antioxidants (Tocopherol-Rich Extract, Ascorbic Acid), Vegetable Oil, Citric Acid, Strawberry Concentrate, Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate, Flavouring, Fruit And Vegetable Concentrates (Apple, Tomato, Radish, Pumpkin), Glazing Agent (Beeswax).

            As for these ingredients, there are a few things of worth in them - a Vitamin E (Tocopherol ) and Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) content and the fact that they do actually use fruit and vegetable concentrates. They are not totally synthetic. There is actually less sugar in these laces than I imagined - 13.7g per serving (what is 'a serving'? A single lace?) and 90 calories per serving.

            The beeswax makes these laces not vegan.


            Packaging and Price
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            This is a long purple packet targeted at children. It has a little window in the packet to see through to the laces (very tempting) and a cartoon character on the front. The laces are situated in the kids' sweets section and cost 37p for a packet - or you can buy three packs for £1.


            Eating the laces
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            This is the fun bit as you are positively encouraged to fiddle with your food when you open a pack of these. You can take out a lace, wrap it around your fingers, tie it into knots, suck it up like a thin snake through your lips - whatever takes your fancy. I suppose it's a good idea to have clean hands for these acticities - especially as the laces are quite slimy in texture. Oh, the bacteria.

            The taste of the laces is not particularly strawberry; they just taste sweet and a bit jelly-textured. This is not surprising when you refer back to the ingredients lists and see that the fruits and veg that go into the laces are numerous! They would be more accurately termed 'mixed fruit and vegetable laces'. Not quite as appetizing I think. I don't think the taste of the laces is particularly Moorish; you certainly don't eat one and think, "That was magnificent". As I mentioned before, it is more of an absent-minded scoffing.


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            There are worse things to eat on the sweetie aisle - but there are also probably nicer things to eat. Giving up eating these (because they are not vegan) was not too great a hardship for me. Let's put it this way - if I was in Tesco's during the final countdown (4 minute warning until obliteration) I wouldn't rush up to the strawberry laces, rip packets open and cram them into my mouth.

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              20.07.2009 17:06
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              A sweet & tasty old-school classic :o)

              I have a sweet tooth, so anything sugary and I'll be snacking on it. I know it's bad for your teeth, but it's like re-living a bit of your long-lost childhood when opt for some old-school sweeties like strawberry laces.

              Tesco Strawberry laces are found amongst the other sweets and chocolate, obviously within a Tesco store as these are their own make. They don't particularly stand out with packaging that's average, but in my local Tesco these are the only strawberry laces to choose from hence why they end up in my basket every couple of weeks.

              These are sold in a 75g plastic bag which is purple in colour, though I'm pretty sure it used to be red. The new design has an alien on the front, with a see through centre so you can see the pretty red laces lying inside, waiting for you...

              Currently, these cost 37p which is an average price for a similar supermarket own-brand product. They're on offer for 3 for £1, so you can mix and match with another 2 bags of Tesco sweeties if you're tempted.

              Each serving, which I believe would be about ¼ of the packet but don't quote me on it, contains 70 calories and 0.7g fat. As expected, these are very sugary, hence they calorie content and the warnings from dentists to avoid such foods. Spoil sports.

              How do they taste? They're quite chewy as you'd expect, and get stuck in your teeth very easily. The flavour is a fruity, sweet strawberry and they smell quite appealing too. The only problem is they can be quite difficult to pull apart, especially if they haven't been kept in a cool place. Sometimes, on opening the packet, the whole lot of the laces will be amalgamated into a huge clump, taking you forever to pull one off without it breaking.

              Some will stretch like rubber, others will snap quite easily, so they're not the easiest of things to get at in order to eat them. But when you manage to pry a few away, they taste sweet and chewy and for under 40p I would recommend these for something to nibble on.

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                15.07.2009 09:17
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                Oh, my secret addiction! If there's one type of sweets that I could never resist than it would be strawberry laces; so sweet, so strawberry, so great to play with!

                The packing looks quite nice and is obviously designed to attract children; it's purple with a little blue 'Monster' and a small window through which you can see the laces.

                Don't even try to get a single lace out of the pack, they all stick together and the best is to open the pack and take all of them out. They are quite thin and really stick together (which gives you the perfect excuse to eat more than one at once).

                As soon as you open the pack you'll smell a quite intense and sweet scent which is not instantly recognisable as strawberry but it's nevertheless very pleasant. However, the laces definitely taste of strawberry! Of course it's not comparable to fresh strawberries, it's more like strawberry mixed with this rubber flavour that goes along with this kind of sweet. But that makes the taste even more pleasant and reminds me of all these childhood days playing with strawberry laces.

                The texture is lovely, not too soft so you can really chew the laces - I say laces as they are quite thin and several together are a lot easier to eat.

                Don't expect anything too healthy here, one pack of 75g contains 300calories which is not too bad for a sweet treat I guess. But for me they never last long and I could easily eat the whole pack in one day.

                They are on offer at the moment, buy 3 for 1pound, or if you just want one pack you'll have the pay around 37p (I say 'around' as prices at Tesco's change pretty quickly).

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                  07.06.2009 07:30
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                  Tesco Strawberry Laces are another Tesco sweet that I can't really understand the popularity of. They are obviously very cheap at only 37p for a 75g packet, or they can be bought as part of a long-standing three for £1 offer from across the range.

                  The texture of these laces is decent enough. They're stringy, chewy and great for fidgeting around with. I can see school kids in particularly really loving all the fidgeting that can be done with these!

                  The flavour isn't so hot though. It's definetely strawberry flavour, but it takes a few minutes for it to register that it is. The flavouring is really very mild, and the laces don't really smell of anything much unless you have a sniff right up close. So there's nothing to really make your mouth water.

                  The texture when I'm eating them is the only thing I really like about these. I like that they're a good, chewy sweet as this works up the juices in my mouth which in turn enhances the strawberry flavour. This only works if I eat a couple of laces at a time though, it doesn't work if I just try to eat a single lace as I find it too hard to chew well on one single, skinny lace.

                  I don't these are the worst take on strawberry laces that I've ever had, but I do think they're pretty bland over all. The texture and the price is good, but they need about twice the flavouring that the currently contain to be anything worth buying.

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                  27.05.2009 09:48
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                  Nice tasting strawberry laces

                  Tesco do an impressive range of sweets. Even in the smaller shops, you can spot a bank of sweets, and part of it is the appeal to kids and the idea of a bit of a sugar rush, particularly those with a sweet tooth. This 75g bag of sweets is available for just under 40p, or as part of an offer of 3 for £1, which also covers a few other items in the same range.

                  I just got this one. The packaging is as you see it in the picture, a purple bag with a funky alien picture on the front, presumably to appeal to kids more. Opening the bag produces a sweet strawberry smell, and the bag contains about 20 or so thin, long strawberry laces. They are jelly based, so you can 'play' with them a bit while you eat them. You could twirl them round your finger before eating it, or pull a bit of with your teeth and eat it bit by bit.

                  Being gelatine based makes it strong enough to play with or twist and scrunch without it breaking, but so so strong that biting some off with your teeth is a problem. Sure, the sugar content, per 100g is just under 50g, and the bag gives you almost 400 calories, but then the nutritional content isn't necessarily the first thing you look at with something like this. Parents will be glad to know that there are no artificial colours or flavourings, something I tend to look for due to a rather hyperactive 5 year old!

                  Taste-wise, there's no mistaking the strawberry flavour. It's rather nice, too, being distinctive enough and having a strong enough flavour without being ove the top and 'fake'. It's easy to eat the whole bag of these without feeling sick, whereas a lot of other sweets do make you feel a bit sickly if you eat them all. Granted, these probably aren't the best laces you're going to get, but they are cheap and do taste very nice indeed. The other sweets in this range are equally nice.

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                    11.04.2009 11:28
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                    I would definitely recommend these for kids and adults alike!

                    I am a big fan of strawberry laces and as I am on a very low budget recently I picked these up on a recent trip to my local Tesco superstore.

                    The laces come in a purple packet which really stands out on the shelf and this makes them very easy for me to find amongst all the other goodies in the sweet aisle.

                    Once opening the packet I was met with a strawberry which was just right and not too overpowering. In the pack there are around 20-25 laces and each is a good 10 inches or so long.

                    The laces are, of course, red in colour and are a little shiny in appearance. The lace is quite chewy when I bite in to it but not so bad that it completely sticks to my teeth, like some other laces, and I can taste the strawberry which is again not too overpowering.

                    I like to make bracelets and various chains with my laces and these do not disappoint as they are strong enough to be pulled around and stretched a little without breaking.

                    There are 347 calories & 1.1g of fat per packet. These are very high in sugar so should definitely be enjoyed in moderation and make sure you brush your teeth well after eating to help keep them protected!

                    These laces are available for 38p per packet or as part of an ongoing 3 packets for £1.00 deal and therefore can be mixed and matched with other items from the Tesco sweet range.

                    I am rating this product 5/5 as it's a great price, decorative packaging, lots of sweets for your money and the taste is very good.

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                      28.03.2009 17:30
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                      A great tasting sweet.

                      I have got my 13 year old granddaughter stopping over with me this weekend, she's so funny, she always gets me to pick her up and we stop over at the local Tesco store, so she can purchase a bag of sweets and goodies to bring along to Nannys house.

                      It varies each weekend she makes her mind up about what she wants once we are at the supermarket, so she is great for testing out any new sweets or any sweets that are on sale.

                      Tesco Strawberry Laces!

                      Part of a buy 3 for £1.00 currently available in store.

                      Taste!!

                      If you like strawberry tasting products they do taste of strawberry but are not too overpowering.

                      Look!!

                      Just like shoelaces, long and thin strands of sweet made of stretchy sweet strawberry tasting candy.

                      Uses!!

                      Obviously you will eat them but my granddaughter has developed a way of platting them together to make sweety bracelets, necklaces and ankle bracelets, she enjoys playing with her sweets and then eating them.

                      Good!!

                      Tesco Strawberry laces are free from artificial colours and flavourings.

                      I'm just laughing at my granddaughter who has currently made a headband out of them.

                      Calories - 90 per lace, 13.7g of carbs which sugars, saturates 0.3g and only a trace of salt.

                      The Packet!!

                      The packet has a new design and is different to the picture on Dooyoo, this is a brightly coloured package with a picture of a kangaroo using one of the strawberry laces as a skipping rope. Nice bright appealing pacet containing approximately 50 laces per packet.

                      Allergy advice!!

                      Does contain wheat & gluten, cannot guarantee that they are nut free (like most things!), this also contains fruit & vegetable concentrate (apple, tomato, radish & pumpkin) and my granddaughter poked her tongue out when I read the ingredients to her as the glazing agent was beeswax! Eurgh!

                      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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                        16.03.2009 01:24
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                        My favourite sweets :)

                        Tesco Strawberry Laces are possibly my favourite sweets if all time, they are part of the 3 packets for £1 or sold alone for 38p, and are a great treat for all those strawberry lovers out there or anyone who loves laces sweets.

                        These laces are obviously strawberry in flavour, and over the last year or so have really improved in flavour and general quality. They used to be really greasy and too chewy for laces and all the laces used to stick together in the packet because of this. Now however they are less greasy and taste a lot better and are almost more fresher and nicely textured that make a lot better of sweets to enjoy at a really great price.

                        These sweets also smell amazing, they smell really sweetand stawberry like, and the smell bursts out as soon as you open the packet to make them even more irresitible.

                        100g of strawberry laces contains:
                        347 calories
                        4.3g protein
                        79.9g carbohydrates
                        1.1g fat
                        There is 75g per packet sold.

                        There is a lot of sugar present in 100g of these sweets even though there is a small amount of fat and there is also a high amount of calories, for this reason they may not be advisory to eat on a regular basis and instead eaten as more of a treat.

                        There are no additional colours or flavours in a packet of these laces, which is great news for those parents who dont like their kids eating these hyperactive burst of energy causeing ingredients.

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                          04.12.2008 17:21
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                          A decent sweet that doesn't cost the earth

                          Tesco's Strawberry Laces are a bag of sweets I picked up before I went to the cinema last week. I am rather fond of strawberry favoured sweets hence why I chose them and was pleased with my purchase, as although they're not the best I've ever tasted they were quite nice.

                          The Strawberry Laces cost 38p a bag and contain 75g of sweets. They can however be bought on offer alongside two other bags for £1 giving you a saving of 14p, which isn't massive but is better than nothing. The bag in question is purple in colour and is quite eye-catching when it is on the shelf. On the front there is also a picture of a bright blue alien getting wrapped in the red strawberry laves. The picture is quite cute and would certainly appeal to children.

                          On the front of the pack is the information that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and the back of the packet contains all the allergy advice, ingredients lists and nutrition information you would expect to find. The sweets contain no nuts in their recipe and they are not produced in a factory that handles nuts but the manufacturers cannot guarantee that the ingredients are nut free and therefore I wouldn't recommend these sweets to those with a strong nut allergy.

                          The nutrition information is as follows (100g contains):
                          Calories - 347
                          Protein - 4.3g
                          Carbohydrate - 79.9g
                          Of which sugars - 49.1g
                          Fat - 1.1g

                          Now obviously sweets aren't the healthiest thing in the world but once in a while they can't really do you any harm. These sweets are rather average in their nutritional values and therefore should like all sweets be eaten in moderation.

                          Now to the sweets themselves... opening the pack I was meet by a delicious strawberry scent. The smell was sweet but not sickly sweet and therefore was utterly inviting in my opinion.

                          The bag itself contained 23 strawberry laces. Each lace was between 25cm and 30cm in length and a soft red in colour. The sweets are made out of a jelly compound and therefore did stick together quite a little bit. This meant I had to peel the laces from one another, which didn't ruin them in any way shape or form but was a little time consuming.

                          It is of course however the taste that is most important. Being made from a jelly substance the sweets are quite chewy and stretchy. They are not however break your teeth chewy and do tend to dissolve a little in your mouth. Because of this you can seem to eat them rather quickly without really noticing it. The laces also have a definite strawberry taste that is not subtle but not overpowering. On top of this taste however is a somewhat plastic taste that I personally think seems common to 'lace' sweets.

                          All in all I was quietly impressed by the sweets. They aren't the best sweet in the Tesco range but they aren't too bad either and are definitely one I would recommend, especially for value for money.

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