Ive had a pack of these in my pocket for about 3 days and its only occured to me now that I want to eat something. So guess thats what they call serendipity, or coincidence, take your pick. They were about 30 to 40 p for the pack of about 8 which isnt too bad to be fair, but are far from a bargain when you can get 50g of Lyons sports mixture for the same price.
So Whethers Original as some will be familiar with are a form of toffee sweets that are often found in the hard variety. These ones however are the softer version, having a more Fudge like consistency than what you would perhaps expect of a toffee sweet.
Coming individually wrapped in a golden paper foil the sweets in my pocket have sadly melted a little bit and the paper is difficult to get off properly. When finally unwrapped the sticky to touch feeling suggests they have been a bit too warm...I cant help being hot ;). But otherwise they are in good condition and totally undamaged. The warmness has however made them easy to squish, something you wouldnt expect of a toffee, not even a soft toffee.
So what do they taste like? Well soft
sweet butter toffee, with it being a Worthers you know your getting a high quality sweet and it shows with a delightfully sweet taste and a smooth flavour. Though the nagging feeling that they seem more like toffee flavoured fudge will bug some to me, a fan of fudge they are great.
To some that have had the original ones this will seem like a drastic change, taking a hard crunchy sweet and turning it into a soft chewy one feels wrong. Imagine someone taking a Crunchie and melting the centre, would just be wrong. However to those who arent fans of the solid hard version of the sweets these are pretty nice by them selves.
Overall a nice sweet which tries to make a toffee an acceptable sweet for those who are perhaps past the age of crunching harder toffees...or not upto that age. For those wanting a bit of a bite in their toffee look else where.
These delicious chewy toffees are a German creation and are named after the little village where they were first made.
I expect many of you are familiar with both the Werther butterscotch type candy and the toffees.
Last year Werther candies were frequently advertised on the television and the advert was so corny it was beyond belief!
A Grandfather was sat with his grandson on his knee and he was extolling the virtues of the divine candy.
Now...my mother always has a little `purseful` of Werther butterscotch candy in her handbag, if Sainsbury`s have run out she then fills that same little purse with Werther toffees.
Needless to say the handbag supply doesn't seem to last long!
For 85p you can have a 100g packet of Werther toffee.
The light plastic bag is traditionally designed, a blue and gold background with `Werther`s Originals` printed on the front along with a pile of the rich chewy sweets, some wrapped, some unwrapped.
Werther`s toffee is an attractive rich golden colour and each square is individually wrapped in a gold and white piece of paper which is twisted at either end to keep the toffee airtight.
As you unwrap the toffee it doesn't stick to the wrapping, it just smells incredibly sweet and as I glanced at the ingredients I noticed that condensed milk is among them which in itself is extremely sweet smelling.
Werther`s claim the toffees are long lasting, I might have to challenge that statement. As you slide the toffee into your mouth the temptation to chew is too much. The combination of cream, butter and treacle make the whole toffee very desirable and to enjoy the flavour to the full you need to let it encompass all of your taste buds, flooding your mouth with a creamy sweet sensation.
Werther`s are keen to tell you that they still use the old family recipe with butter and cream even to this day and I wouldn't dispute that, their confectionery is wonderful.
The toffees contain milk and soya but they are gluten free and vegetarians can enjoy them too.
Just one toffee contains 120 calories and they are packed with sugar.
I have just had a peep on You Tube and have noticed that there were about six television adverts that starred the Grandfather and the Grandson sharing sweeties!
If you cant remember them then take a quick look yourself.
I have noticed that sugar free Werther candy is available but I haven't seen it here in the UK yet, I also saw reference to Werther chocolate caramels which I have never seen here either.
A great sweet, good full flavour, plenty of chew, masses of taste and an enjoyable way to spend 85p
I have loved the taste of Werthers Originals since childhood and so I was very pleased and intrigued when I saw these chewy toffees from Werthers original. As you will probably know Werthers are a German company but you may not know that they are from a small Village called Werther in the region of Westphalia.
...The packet and toffees...
These chewy toffees come in a nice looking oblong packet which has the unique Werthers Original look to it, The yellow wrapping contains a picture of the chewy toffees inside. The packet also shows all the information you would expect from an item like this. The toffees are wrapped in the normal Werthers Gold wrapper.
The toffees are a rectangular shape and are a lot softer than the Werthers original boiled sweets that we all know and love. Generally a lot of toffees are really hard but these are fine and easy to chew. They taste very nice indeed and are one of the nicest toffees I have ever had.
Be warned though as Toffees are made from clotted cream and butter so they are not exactly something that you should eat a lot of regularly. A shame because they are so nice and morish.
...Where to get them...
These are easy to find and will be situated next to the Werthers Original boiled sweets in most supermarkets and newsagents plus anywhere else that sells sweets and confectionary like Wilkinsons. They are typically around 50p for a tube. which isnt bad as most chocolate bars are priced around the 50 pence mark. You can also buy them in the bigger bags just like you can with the hard boiled Werthers Originals.
...Nutrition facts Werther's Original Chewy Toffees...
Serving Size 6 Pieces (37g)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs.
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Glucose syrup, Sweetened condensed skimmed milk, Sugar, Vegetable oil (palm oil and/or sheanut oil), Sorbitol humectant, Whey powder, Cream, Whey, Butter, Salt, Cane Sugar Syrup, Flavor.
*Information from Wethers website*
I would recommend these toffees to anyone who has a sweet tooth. they are very very nice indeed and are quite moreish. Great for a weekly treat for the family as you can get the bigger bags instead of the tubes and share them around. If you havent tried these yet and like Werthers Original boiled sweets then I'm sure you will love these too. Give them a try.
I have a sweet tooth and enjoy various kinds of confectionery, be it chocolate, desserts or even sweet drinks, hot or cold. I also have trouble controlling my weight, so I like to find sweets that I can take some time eating, like hard candy. One variety of sweets that fits the bill are Werthers Original. They are a hard buttery creamy sweet that have a heavenly taste. They come individually wrapped in packets or bags.
Now there is a different way to enjoy tasty Werthers Originals. They now come in a chewy toffee format. All the original (werthers original) great taste, but now the added enjoyment of a toffee too!
The toffee's come in the same sized packets as the original sweets, and also in bags. They are well wrapped and there is no problem getting them out of their wrappers, or problems with bits of paper being left on the toffee.
I really like the taste of the sweets, and I also find them very moreish, which doesn't help with my weight problems. I suppose the are healthier than eating a big slab of cheesecake!
These are totally recommended.