“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Candy „
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I have an incredible sweet tooth and regularly buy all manner of snacks and sweeties to cure those cravings!
I usually do my weekly shop at Asda, and enjoy sampling various bags of sweets from their '3 bags for £1' range. As it turned out that I was shopping in my local Tesco supermarket recently though I was dubious about trying their version of some of the sweeties that I have become so fond of over the past couple of years, but I didn't really have any choice seeing as it was all that was on offer.
The range of own-branded sweets was identical in terms of price to the Asda equivalent - 38 pence per 100g bag of sweets, or choose any three bags for £1. Not bad value, really.
One of the three bags from my selection was the 'Teeth and Lips' which are described as being 'Strawberry flavour jelly shapes' on the front of the bag, where there is also a statement informing me that they contain no artificial colours or flavours... this makes a nice change for me personally, considering some of the rubbish that I eat! :-/
Anyway, once I opened the bag I was immediately aware of the strong smell of strawberries coming from the sweets. They did smell quite nice to be fair, but I thought they were very sweet smelling and was worried about them being a bit sickly.
It turned out that this wasn't the case, and I needn't have worried. The little sweets consist of two types - there are red 'jelly' lips which are see-through like a traditional jelly type sweetie such as cola bottles. These are mixed in with the little 'teeth' type sweets which are white and pink in colour and look like little falsers! The teeth are more foamy, similar to a Haribo fried egg or something similar.
The little red lips are quite tasty when eaten on their own, and I find that they taste predominately of strawberry with an undertone of, well, jelly sweets! They are very sweet but not sickly or over-powering and all in all I do find them to be quite delicious.
The little 'teeth' on the other hand were a bit of a disappointment. I found that the texture was very nice and soft and they were nice and chewy, but they tasted of pretty much nothing and this was a huge let down. When they were eaten with the little red lips, I found that I enjoyed all of the sweets. When the teeth were eaten by themselves though, it felt as though I was eating a piece of rubber or something - all I could taste was a bit of a sweetness!
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that the 100g bag of sweets contains 340 calories and 0.1g of fat. I can also see that gelatine is listed in the ingredients list, so these particular sweets would not be suitable for a vegetarian diet.
I probably wouldn't go out of my way too much to buy these sweets again. I have had much nicer ones from the same range as well as from different shops, and I was not all that impressed so will only award them two Dooyoo stars.
I have been hit quite hard as we all have by the credit crunch and have been looking into ways to cut my spending drastically, though sweets for me are one of my weaknesses, I just have to have a nice packet at the weekend along with a DVD. Tesco's Teeth and Lips are available in the 3 for a pound or 39p individually, which is quite a good price for a medium packet of sweets (100g).
These sweets are not like the traditional teeth and lips sweets, as they are all just gummie sweets shaped like teeth and lips instead of being that other dryer substance that I accosiate teeth sweets with, none the less they are really tastey and sweet. These sweets are strawberry flavoured (which with me you cant go wrong with strawberry) though they dont have a very overpowering taste which some strawberry flavoured sweets do, and they are also very sweet and sugary tasting (also a plus for me and my sweet tooth.)
The packaging on these sweets is not unlike other packaging in the Tescos 3 for a pound sweet range, it is brightly coloured with cartoon pictures on it, quite eyecatching and these particular sweets come in pink packaging with a cartoon monkey on the front, I dont know how a monkey relates but im sure it gets the kids attention.
25g of a 100g bag of these sweets contains:
85 calories (which is quite alot)
13.1g sugar (so thats why theyre so sweet)
I guess you get what you pay for though for 39p, lots of sugar filled sweets that are tastey but by the time you go though 1 bag of them youll probably get a bit of a sugar high! I wouldnt say avoid these sweets as they are very tastey, but these would probably be best for sharing (if you can!) and just as an odd treat from time to time.
I eat loads of sweets and one of the best are the Teeth And Lips from Tesco because they're so yummy and the sweets are small so a bag lasts for ages.
The sweets are a mix of foam teeth and jelly lips. I prefer the lips because they have got a wicked strong fruity flavour but I have to make sure I don't eat all them first because I hate being left with the foam sweets! lol
They are proper sweet and I'm glad Tesco only sell them in little bags because I reckon I'd have no teeth left if they come in bigger packs. The sweets are all fruity but the foam ones don't taste as strong as the jelly ones and it's hard to tell what fruit they have been flavoured with. The lips are either cherry or strawberry and they are delish and nice and chewy so even though they're so small I only put on in my mouth at a time.
I think the foam ones have got a bit of a funny aftertaste that I don't like that much but once you've eaten a couple of them that goes away and you don't notice it anymore.
I wish they'd make a bag of just the jelly lips because they're wicked and even though these sweets are dead cheap at about 35p a bag the lips taste like Haribo because the flavour of them is so strong.
These sweets are proper moorish and I can get through a bag in a few minutes and I like it because they are so soft and I can give my baby sister one without worrying about her choking on it.
I live just down the road from a Tesco Express so often do my mini shop there instead of a corner shop chain. I had just come back from the store when I decided to see if I was able to do a review on the sweets I bought. These sweets are of course Tesco Teeth and Lips which are available in a 3 for £1 deal which is a saving of 11p as they come in at 37p per pack. I often look for the deals as you can pick up some great savings on things you may not usually buy if they were not placed there in an offer.
**Teeth and Lips**
These two are both very popular sweets and can be found in many different selections for instance they are found in various pick and mix selections as well as on their own in these kind of bags. These bags have a small see through window at the bottom which shows what the sweets look like. They are red lips and white teeth with pink gums. Opening the bag you see all the sweets jammed together and sometimes they can stick together if they are too squashed but they are easy to break apart.
Now to the all important taste test. Upon putting these sweets in your mouth and taking the first bite you instantly get the strawberry flavour of each of the sweets. There is a little difference between the two tastes. I prefer the taste of the teeth sweets to the lips as they just have a lighter strawberry taste and the lips can be a little sickly in comparison and I find them a little bit hard too which can be annoying when you try them for the first time like I have done today.
**How do they fare?**
Comparing these to other sweets it's clear that these are not the nicest I have ever tasted but they are certainly not the worst either. They are similar to Haribo and for me there is no comparison as I find Haribo to be much better. These are not bad though and will satisfy you for a lot less money for a similar amount of sweets. Having said that I would still pay a little more if I knew I was getting the better quality sweets.
These are tasty sweets which come in at 85 calories per quarter pack but the combination of finding the lips a bit hard and the taste of other sweets on the market I conclude that these are a decently priced treat but there are better options from the likes of Haribo and also some of the other sweets from Tesco as well. I hope you have enjoyed my review. Why not try these and do your own review on what you thought of them.
These sweets always end up in my basket during my frequent trips to Tesco (in fact I bought a bag just yesterday) and have become my unofficial snack on the way home. At 39p (3 packs for a pound), they are cheaper than most branded sweets, such as Haribo or Rowntrees, so handy for long journeys or cinema trips. You get 100g in a bag, which doesn't look like a lot, but the bag is pretty much full and I guess it helps the environment with less packaging.
Described as 'Strawberry flavoured jelly shapes', you get a mixture of red jelly lips, which are delightfully sweet and flavoursome and white and pink teeth, not so nice to look at, but nice and chewy. It's hard to choose a favourite, but I would have to say the lips, and they are nice and sweet. It takes a lot of self control not to chew it straight away, instead of leaving it in your mouth to taste all sweet, strawberry flavours. The teeth, a close second, have a mixture of foamy goodness (think the fried eggs of Haribo Starmix) and jelly, so the best of both sweet worlds.
The packaging of the bag is somewhat childlike, with a cheery and slightly monkey adorning the front, seemingly not doing very much, but don't let this put you off. It's easy enough to get into the bag, a small rip does it, and soon enough you can smell the inviting flavours. The main thing is that there are no artificial colours and preservatives, which is an added bonus. The ingredients include blackcurrant concentrate and carrot extract, which may seem unusual, but I'm not complaining as I guess you need these unexpected things to make them taste so nice.
The annoying thing, which I just realised, is that the nutritional information reveals that a QUARTER of a bag contains 85 calories and 13.1g of sugar. Now if you are a sweet addict like me, it is impossible to just eat a quarter of this 100g bag, especially since it is so small. This means that I regularly consume 340 calories and an awful lot of sugar when polishing off one of these bags, which is slightly misleading if you just glance at the front. I will definitely make an effort to control myself in the future, perhaps I can bring myself to share them with a friend...
These sweets were never going to count as one of your 5 a day, but they are definitely nice as an occasional treat. I would definitely recommend trying them, as 39p is great for 100g of sweet perfection.
These sweets are great. I bought them from Tesco and they cost 38p for a 100g bag, or you could buy 3 bags from the Tesco 38p range for £1.
The bag is a bright pink and it stands out on the shelf. It has a kind of cartoon alien on the front and a small window where you can see the sweets through it. It has the nutritional information on the front as well, so you don't need to go hunting to find out the calorie content in these.
These are a kind of foamy teeth. The pink bit for the gums and the white bits for the teeth and lips, which are cherry tasting jellies that look like lips.
Nutritional information per 25g
The calories seem quite high and 25g doesn't sound like that much out of the bag. Then again I eat the whole bag in 1 sitting and can easily so. The good thing about jelly sweets is that they never seem to have high fat content in them.
On the back of the pack it also has an allergy information panel to say that there is no nuts in these and they were made in a factory where no nuts are used. All sounds good, but they cannot guarantee that these are nut free. They are not suitable for vegetarians, as they contain beef gelatine, but they have no artificial colours or flavours.
These are nice and they taste like cherry and strawberry. I always pick a pack up when i'm in Tesco and I doubt i'd ever get bored of these.
Tesco's Teeth and Lips are another bag from the batch of six that I purchased a few weeks ago whilst I was shopping in my town centre. I must say that they were rather nice and therefore are what I am going to review today.
The Teeth and Lips cost 38p a bag and contain 100g 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 a vibrant pink in colour and is quite eye-catching when it is on the shelf. On the front there is also a picture of a very happy looking green alien with a jet pack strapped to his back. Because the pack is pink I do think that it appeals more to girls but the sweets themselves are definitely suitable for both boys and girls.
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:
Calories - 338
Protein - 6.1g
Carbohydrate - 76.2g
Of which sugars - 58.5g
Fat - 0.1g
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 sweet strawberry scent that really made me want to dive right in. I'll say here that I am a big strawberry addict and so anything that smells like that blessed fruit is a hit with me. The smell however wasn't overpowering and in my opinion Tesco's have got this just right.
The bag itself contains two types of sweet; a red jelly sweet in the shape of a set of lips and a jelly and foam compound sweet shaped like a set of teeth. My bag contained 15 of the sweets shaped like lips and 12 of the sweets shaped like teeth, which in my opinion is quite reasonable for the price
It is of course however the taste that is most important. The 'Lips' sweets have quite a sweet yet refreshing strawberry taste and a chewy texture that makes them quite delicious. The 'Teeth' sweets are much softer and have a less solid texture than the sweets shaped like lips. They also have a strawberry taste but this is less vivid than that of the 'Lip' sweets.
In conclusion for me these sweets are truly delicious. The strawberry taste is just right, not too strong and not too weak and the mix of textures makes them a real pleasure to eat. Furthermore they are great value for money and are therefore brilliant for children. If you haven't tried them yet then maybe it is high time you did.