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Contains essential multivitamins and minerals to help support a healthy and active lifestyle.

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      21.11.2013 12:19
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      The Price
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      I purchased a pack of Bassetts Soft & Chewy Multivitamins from Boots for £4.00 and contained 30 pastilles in one pack. It can also be purchased from Amazon for a slightly higher price of £5.49. It is widely available from most pharmacies and drug stores as well as at supermarkets.




      The Packaging
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      The vitamins come enclosed in a small sized card board box which has information such as flavour, ingredients, dosage etc printed on the front and back. I purchased the berry flavoured vitamins and therefore these came in a pink coloured box.




      Ingredients
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      Maltitol Syrup, Gelatine, Blueberry juice from concentrate (6%), Vitamin C, Colours (Anthocyanins, Vegetable carbon (contains Glycerine)), Tomato lycopene (contains Soya lecithin), Flavouring, Vitamin E acetate, Malic acid, Provitamin B5, Glazing agent (coconut oil, Vegetable fats, Carnauba wax), Riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium, Sunflower oil, Vitamin B6, Sweetener (Sucralose), Vitamin B12 compound (contains Citric acid, Maltodextrin), Vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, Vitamin D3. Contains sulphites.
      Contains naturally occurring sugars


      What Are They For?
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      These pastilles contain Vitamins A, C, D, E, B2, B5, B6, B9, B12 and folic acid.

      Nutritional Information Per pastille %RDA
      Vitamin C 120mg 200%
      Zinc 3mg 20%

      These soft and chewy pastilles contain multivitamins which help encourage a healthy immune system, muscle function and growth, healthy growth of skin, bones, and maintains healthy gums, teeth and eyes.

      They also increase energy levels and metabolism Heart and blood health.

      Contain Natural Colours and flavourings and no added sugar, and they are suitable for adults and children aged 6 and over.




      Put To The Test
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      Each pastille is enclosed in a foil packaging similar to those that hold tablets. A simple push and the vitamins are easy to remove out of the packaging. The packaging keeps them securely store and airtight keeping them fresh and safe from breakage.


      The pastilles are soft and bouncy when pushed down with a finger, and have a nice berry smell that definitely is a plus as smells usually indicates how it will taste. As these are chewable there was no need to have water with these, which is a great as I always seem to have trouble swallowing tablets no matter how big or small, not sure why but they always seem to spend a good minute being lodged at the back of my throat before finally being swallowed fully. Thankfully these wouldn't cause the same problem, and instead I can pop them in my mouth and suck/chew away.

      The taste is actually really nice, they have a sweet berry taste that gives a juicy fruity flavour, the sweetness is not too over sweet instead it has the right balance and is very pleasant to suck and chew. They don't taste artificial and instead have a natural flavouring to them which is probably due to the lack of artificial colours/ingredients.


      The pastilles small in size (approx size of fruit pastille) and are very easy to chew and suck, I personally like sucking then chewing as the taste and flavours are pleasant enough to do so. Once chewed or sucked they are easy to swallow and don't have any weird medicine after taste and instead left with a lift sweet berry after taste.


      The dosage is take one pastille a day for 30 days, which I did happily and found that I did have some improvement is energy levels and also some health benefits as I didn't break out with the flu despite my partner suffering from one.


      Conclusion
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      These are great tasting multivitamins that are easy to chew and suck due to the soft texture and therefore are ideal for both adults and children and are great way of ensuring the family are topped up on their healthy levels of vitamins.

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      14.11.2013 17:34
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      So great, super yummy and your look forward to taking them!!!

      I've seen this alot of times in the shops and thought I loved the idea but there sweets? I mean there for children? WRONG. These ones are for anyone aged 12+ and the information on the back is the RDA per adult!

      30 come in each pack in separate sheets of three. I find these so great as you don't have to carry all them around at once! I usually take one sheet (that contains 10) with my everyday to work and I have it on the train! You can eat these quickly or you can suck on them for a long time! This flavor is raspberry and it's so tasty!! You wouldn't believe that they are filled with goodness!! I've tried previously the BERRY ones and they are a little too intense for me, and I by far prefer these ones!!

      These 'sweets' are labelled as active health, and here are what you get in each tablet!

      VIT A 100%
      VIT C 100%
      VIT D3 100%
      VIT E 100%
      VIT B2 100%
      VIT B5 100%
      VIT B6 100%
      BIT B12 100%
      BIOTIN 100%
      ZINC 30%
      FOLIC ACID 100%

      I bought these at about £4.75? They were actually on offer in superdrug and the second packet was 1/2 price! Even the full price only works out to 16p per tablet!! Super cheap!!

      As I have already said, these ones taste great and theres no added sugar! In case you were wondering what all these Vitamins mean, well the great thing about these packets is that it tells you on the back! Here you can find a break down of what these benefit and which body parts. These are broken into Eyes, Wellbeing, Vitality, Bones, Muscles & Skin, and Immune System!

      They really are fantastic and gone are the days where i've had to swallow horrid pills, OR have to wait for agegs for something to dissolve in water!

      These are great tablets but if you want something for the whole family then check out the range as many go from agegs 6+!

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      08.11.2013 10:29
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      good fun and heathy but expensive

      I have lots of bottles of vitamins in my kitchen cupboard that are half empty, like brewers yeast, vitamin c, multivitamins. I buy them and start taking them and then my conviction or motivation fades and they go out of date.

      But it is made a lot easier if they are flavoured like some vitamin c tablets are or the multi vitamins from Barretts. I think these are aimed at teenagers who stay in their rooms afraid of cutting themselves or being kidnapped by the milkman !
      Because they cannot leave their Playstation or mobile to go outside in the fresh air for two minutes they get unhealthy and these chewy flavoured multivitamins are mostly for them I expect.

      These chewy vitamins come in a range of 4 products - 3 + children , 12 + children , adults and on the go

      You would have to read each more carefully to be sure they were what you wanted.

      These chewy multi vitamin lozenges / sweets from Barretts are for the un motivated, forgetful ( you remember when they are tasty ) or older children.

      Free play centre for children available from this website - you buy the vitamins with the promotion then go to - available until 31/5/2014
      http://www.bassettsvitamins.co.uk/

      They cover all the basic daily recommended levels needed for A,C, D3, E, B2, B5, B6, B12, biotin, folic acid, and also % 30 of your daily zinc.

      A box of these costs about £4.40 at the moment in chemists/ supermarkets unless they are on sale which for these is rare.


      USAGE

      However they can be for anyone with a sweet tooth or who find taking pills a bit tedius and uninspiring. There is a lot more motivation to take things that are tasty and like sweets than if they taste like Brewers yeast tablets which are bitter and foul and leave a nasty taste in your mouth that lasts ages, the powder is even worse.

      These multivitamins come in packs of 30 bright pink/red round tablet / lozenges which are fruit flavoured; not too sweet and fairly strong.

      Quite expensive, but the packs are practical and make them easy to get at. Also the lozenges are tasty and addictive.

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      16.04.2013 21:59
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      Nice tasting multivitamins but kind of expensive

      On my latest supermarket shop I decided that maybe I should get some vitamins as I am a bit of a slacker on the 5 a day side of things. A lot of cereals have vitamins added to them but I only eat breakfast a couple of times a week so I thought I would give vitamin supplements a go.

      After spending a while reading the boxes of all the different varieties available I decided to get a box of these Bassetts Soft and Chewy Active Health Multivitamins with Zinc. This decision was mainly down to the fact that I am not very keen on swallowing big pills and I was not convinced I would like the taste of the tablets which dissolve in water and you have to drink. These pastilles are quick and easy, don't require water and can be taken on the go and are therefore perfect for my needs.

      ~The Target Market~

      According to the packaging "Bassetts Soft and Chewy Active Health has been specifically developed to support the nutritional needs to teenagers and young adults, containing a selection of multivitamins and zinc to help support a healthy and active lifestyle". They are suitable for ages 12 and above and not suitable for children below that age. They are also not suitable for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant as they contain vitamin A.

      ~Vitamin Content~

      If you take the recommended one multivitamin a day you will receive 100% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamins A, C, D3, E, B2, B5, B6, B12, biotin and folic acid and 30% of your daily recommended zinc. They have no added sugars but do contain natural sugars and sweeteners. It may also be of interest to know that they contain something called maltitol which can cause a laxitive effect if taken excessively (hence the one multivitamin a day advice). These pastilles also have bovine gelatine in them so if you are a strict vegetarian then you might want to avoid these.

      ~Packaging~

      These pastilles come in a shiny silver box of 30 and inside they are packaged in sets of 10 in plastic trays covered in foil so you can pop one out at a time. As they are squidgy you can push them out as forcefully as you like - unlike pills where you have to be careful not to snap them in half or caplets where you can dent them and the powder can spill out. The pastilles themselves are deep pink/purple in colour and are slightly smaller than a fruit pastille sweet.

      ~The Taste~

      The pastilles are all raspberry flavoured and are soft and chewy as promised. They are very similar to wine gums in both taste and texture. I was worried that I might not like them as I hate cough sweets and things like that but these are actually really nice. It doesn't matter if you suck on them or chew them, but I think they are nice to chew on. The flavour is quite strong and I have never dared to clean my teeth right after eating one from fear of the dreaded fruit/mint clash. I can't comment on whether that is an issue as I have been taking these in the evening when I get home rather than in the morning before leaving the house instead.

      ~Other Info~

      These multivitamins should be stored in a cool, dark place below 25'C and kept out of reach of children. In case we didn't know, Bassetts also remind us that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balance diet and a health lifestyle.

      ~The Verdict~

      Although it is hard to quantify the benefits I have received from these multivitamins, it is obvious that vitamins are good for you and if you don't have a particularly brilliant diet then, in my opinion these can only be beneficial. They taste nice and fruity, are quick to eat and it is a much more pleasant experience than taking a pill (or eating broccoli!). So they get the thumbs up from me.

      ~Price and availability~

      I bought my active health multivitamins from Morrisons for £4.15 which I consider to be reasonably pricey. I was happy to pay more for these compared to multivitamin pills as I prefer the idea of fruit flavoured pastilles. I will use my current box everyday as recommended but I will probably not buy these every single month but just every now and again as I feel like. If they were cheaper I would be more inclined to use them on a more regular basis. So overall I will rate them 4 stars.

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      21.02.2013 21:26
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      A really good quality and enjoyable vitamin

      Just recently I have been really really busy with moving, not just flats but from a town to a city miles and miles away. However my health suddenly decided to play up rather badly. It started with a sinus problem that I feel came from my old flat I have moved out of through its damp and then I got struck by a headache I couldn't shift. Add to that I suffer with M.E and multitude of other illnesses as well I felt that I should take some sort of multivitamin and set about finding me some and I found these and decided to give them a whirl and they come from a Poundland store of all places!

      The Packaging:

      These pastilles come in a really nice metallic berry red coloured box with a picture of people on the front of it playing football and riding bikes and so on and we are clearly told that they are Bassetts & Soft & Chewy' Everyday Health' Multivitamins 'With Blueberry' and that they are suitable for all the family over 6 years of age then other information on the rest of the box includes being told a bit about what the pastilles are good for and a nutritional chart is stated as well as the ingredients and allergy advice being listed with warnings and contact details for the manufacturer being clearly given. Inside my box I have 3 white plastic and silver foil trays containing 10 of the pastilles in each and they are easy to pop out of there and on the foil we are clearly told what they are.

      The Pastilles:

      Well all you have to do to take one of these is take one of the thick dark round and rubbery feeling pastilles and chew one which takes me about a minute or so to do. They taste a blueberries in a sweet but very natural way and I actually really enjoy them and look forward to one of a morning now!

      Not only though are they pleasant tasting they contain lots of vitamins which are vitamins A, C, D3, E, B2 ,B5, B6, B12 and Folic Acid and all quite generously and these vitamins all contribute to giving good wellbeing, bones, muscles and skin, eyes, vitality and are to help boost the immune system. On the back of the box we are clearly told which vitamin is to help with what as well and that information is quite detailed which I really appreciate.

      The question is though do I feel better for taking them and the answer is a big fat yes! I can't say if I haven't caught a cough, cold or flu or something because of these because there was no guarantee I was going to catch one whether I was taking these or not of course but I do definitely feel more alert for longer and less tired so on that score these really came up trumps for me.

      I am more than happy to take these for the foreseeable even if I do have to pay more like £4.35 for a box of 30 of them (in places like Boots) as I really do think that they work for me!

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        11.09.2010 15:18
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        These vitimins are all you need to keep yourself at your healthy best.

        I just brought my second pack of these yesterday and after using them for a month, I would defanatly recommend them.

        Containing 16 different vitamins & minerals, 10 of which are 100% RDA (Recommened Daily Allowence) I think these have defanatly helped me feel more alive.
        Since taking these vitamins, I have felt more active than ever. They help me feel awake for the early start of school and maintain a enegetic state thoughout the day.
        They have helped me maintain a healthy sleep pattern (which has always possed as a problem to me) so i'm recharged in the morning.

        Unlike most vitimin products, these taste amazing. A really nice fruity nutritious taste to them which can actually leave you prone to wanting more! (You have to find the will power!)

        The one major set back of this product is the price. A hefty £3.42/mo. for vitimins is not easy on the wallet, but for me, the positives far outweigh the negitives.

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          06.09.2010 15:12
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          One of the better vitamins out there

          I am not a big vitamin taker, believing that if you have a decent diet then you shouldn't really need to take any. But, every now and then, if I have an unhealthly few days or if Im feeling a bit rundown then I will take a multi-vitamin.

          Many vitamins taste rancid, so I opeted for some nice Blackcurrant flavoured ones from Bassett's. The packet I have looks nothing like the picture above (were Durex involved in the design?) and it has some pictures of blackcurrants on instead - much nicer than the one above!

          The vitamins come in a small cardboard box, with three blister packs full. They are not like tables but are ore like chewy sweets or pastilles and they are bigger than tablets are. They are indeed fairly chewy - a bit like a wine gum - but not stupidly so, but my teeth are in good shape. They would be good if you struglgle to take tablets.

          They do taste a bit like blackcurrant but it's not a strong taste and they don't have a particular smell.

          The vitamins are a multi-vitamin - so they contain a range of vitaimns - from A to E, folic acid and some B vitamins. Obviously it can be dangerous to have too much of one vitamin so I would be careful.

          Do they work? No idea. I'm still alive an fairly healthy I guess, but I don't take them very often and much prefer to get my vitamins from food, not tablets, but they are good to have, just in case. As vitamins go, they are the ones I prefer and I will stick to them.

          They are quite expensive at £3.50 a pack, this is OK for me as I don'tt take them every day but for only 30 vitamins, this would be quite costly if they were for the whole family.

          So pretty good for what they are, but it would be a lot cheaper to eat properly! And nicer too.

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            28.02.2010 22:36
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            nice taste, pricey though

            The packet alarms me. It looks like a little something for the weekend. That would probably put me off buying them in the daytime, but when you can skulk around Tesco at night with nobody prying, these can be picked off the Vitamin shelf with minimal embarrassment.

            A pack of these sweets, sorry vitamins, will set you back about three pounds fifty. That seems dear for a pack of thirty. If you consider you can buy a pack of Tesco vitamins for only a pound, then that is not very good value for money. Inside your pack you will find some vitamins which could be mistaken for sweets. The look and taste of these fellows is very sweet like. It is rather like sucking on a pastille or a travel sweet. The raspberry taste is pretty good actually and you would probably think you're eating a sweet. There is a definite essence of genuine fruity punch cutting through which makes them enticing to eat. Just one a day though.

            The good thing about these is that you can chew them for a while and give the teeth a thorough work out in the process. The vitamins don't seem to get too stuck in the teeth though which is good, because you don't want that first thing in the morning.

            Do they work though? Judging whether a vitamin works is very difficult, all I can grade it on is my overall health, which is usually pretty good anyway. What I can say is that the taste is recommended and the sensation of eating them is a plus. What puts me off is the price tag, as you could save yourself a couple of quid buy buying the Tesco own range each month. The little packet is small enough to take to work though in a handbag or briefcase or you cold slide it into the pocket of a coat, making them travel handy.

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              26.01.2010 04:00
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              Not really sweets, so please keep them out of reach of children.

              Bassetts Soft & Chewy Multivitamins with Minerals - Raspberry Flavour
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              What are they?
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              A pack of vitamin pills...?(!)


              Special Features?
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              Thess contain multivitamins and minerals. Tablets take the form of chewy fruit flavoured gum pastilles, almost like sweets.


              What do I think of them?
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              I think these are fab, I had been looking for a good multivitamin pill for a long time and the ones I had tried were always boring clinical capsules or chalky dry tablets. Although I still took them, as soon as I discovered these, they really appealed. Seeing that they were from Bassetts, a well known home brand, it gave me a piece of mind. I knew that these tablets would definitely encourage me and my family to take them more often as required, whereas before we would often be very lazy about taking them and we would find an almost full pack still in the back of the cupboard one year later.
              Only one is to be taken each day, although it is very tempting to take more as they are very like sweets, therefore these do need to be kept away from a child's reach as it is still considered dangerous consume too much vitamins.

              These particular raspberry flavoured pastilles taste ok, a little on the bland side I think and thankfully not very sweet. The colour isn't very appealing, it's a kind of murky dark pink, so I hope this does deter those who are tempted to take more. The pastilles also used to be quite small, the size of a large pea and recently they have been made into a larger sized tablet. For some reason this has also changed the texture. When they were smaller, they were very chewy but since they become the larger sized sweets they've lost the nice fresh chewy texture. They're feel much softer now and not as chewable, a less nicer texture than before, I feel...

              There are thirty pastilles in the pack and cost about £3.49. I feel this is quite expensive, so I only really bought when they were on promotion ( a 3 for 2 deal).

              Not perfect, but very easy to take without the need for water. A much nicer alternative to the dry chalky tablets or boring capsules.

              Thanks for reading.


              ©Leighsa 2010.

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                20.07.2009 16:24
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                Bassetts Soft & Chewy Multivitamins

                Price: £3.55 (for 30)

                Packaging:

                They come in a small box that was initially a pain in the backside to open! i suppose this is a good thing since you expect medicines and supplements to be sealed and packaged properly!

                The box is grey with a pink and red theme obviously hinting at the strawberry goodness conatined within! Then there is an outline of a figure running to suggest eating these vitamin filled starwberry tablets is good for your health. Buy this! They taste great and will make you fit and healthy!

                The Product

                Well it must be said, taking vitamins over long periods of time can actually be counter-productive or even harmful according to some studies; It doesn't substitute a balanced diet and you should still be aiming to eat your 5 a day fruit veg and pulses. This should merely be treated as a 'top up'.

                Good.

                Now that's out the way, what about the product?

                The round little red capsule/tablets are fairly soft when I squeezed them between thumb and finger. They do smell surprisingly strongly of strawberry.
                The taste? I was expecting it to taste artifical, but they've actually managed to pull off a product that tastes fairly authentic. Don't expect it to taste like a bowl of strawberrys or a strawberry crumble! But it certainly doesnt taste artificial by any means. Maybe this is due to the total lack of added sugars?
                They certainly taste better than the pills that have that nasty smell and after taste. This is a great product for kids, though i'd be more inclined to find some way of making them eat there vegetables rather than resorting to relying on these for there vitamin intake.

                These puppies contain Vitamins A right through to D and you only take 1 per day. Taking anymore really isn't a good idea...I'd personally only ever take them occasionally, like when I feel a cold coming or if i'm feeling tired, just for that little boost....It doesn't replace a smoothie or bowl of vegetables!

                4/5

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                  We hear so much in the news these days, on the television, magazine articles and such like, about how everyone is lacking in at least one part of their diet. There so many theories about which foods are good for you, which are bad, what the benefits are, and what damage they do to you. With all this, its really difficult to know what really is right for your body.
                  There are the healthy eating theories, whats good for your heart, what will benefit your kidneys etc, and then there's the exercize part, how much should an average female do, what are the advantages of doing the recommended exercize.
                  As well as these to factors however, there is also something else, almost anybody can do to help keep themselves healthy and topped up with the vitamins and minerals that they need to function properly, and to clean up their insides.

                  I had never taken vitamins in my life, that was until I was admitted to hospital early this year. Aswell as being re-fed and re-hydrated, there was something else I was required to do. This came in the form of taking a tub full of pills every morning. (I swear my pill tub was a meal in itself!). Among these were various calcium tablets, iron tablets and the most dreaded one of all; the multivitamin. The first morning, and I was presented with my little container of tablets. The first one I scooped up was a teeny little orange pill, I was confused as to what it was and so I questioned the nurse. I was told it was a multi vitamin and it was essential to my recovery. I doubted this very much but continued to take my pills. However, as the multivitamin was a swallow only pill I found it extremely difficult to consume whole, and so after ten minutes of trying, and about 30 cups of water, I gave up and was told by the nurse she'd try to find a suitable replacement.

                  The next morning, I was alot happier when I recieved my pill container and was this time presented with a purple, thicker, jelly looking tablet. However after asking what it was and being told it was blackcurrant flavoured, I was really annoyed as I clearly stated the previous morning that I disliked blackcurrant flavoured things. However, not wanting to complain any more I proceeded to take the pill. The little jelly pill was delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed taking them everyday. So when I was finally discharged, we were prescribed a years worth of the soft and chewy vitamins to save us on the money front.

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                  '''Packet'''
                  The packet that the vitamins come in, is extremely well thought out, and provides all the information you could possibly want to know.

                  The chewy vitamin tablets come in a deep purple box, a square-ish shaped box. "Bassett's" is written on the front of the box at the very top in white writing, and underneath in wobbly white writing, are the words "soft and chewy". "MULTIVITAMINS" is printed in large write block capital letters underneath the words "soft and chewy" and underneath this, there are two pictures. Each picture is in a glowing circle, one of a mother and daughter looking very happy and very healthy, and the other, is a huge bunch of juicy looking blackcurrants. Underneath we are then told "delicious blackcurrant flavour" and "30 one a day vitamins".
                  Not only is the front of the box very attractive, the two thin sides of the box provide lots of information too. One side provides information about nutrition information, which vitamins etc the tablets contain and the second side provides warnings, side effects and all other things you may be worried about. The writing on the sides of the packet is fairly small, however I didn't need to strain my eyes or anything to read it, and it was extremely well laid out, and written using simple words so it was extremely useful and easy to understand.
                  Turning to the back of the box, I was half expecting to see a table full of nutritional values, perhaps talking about calories etc, however this was not the case. Thankfully, we are given even more information about the vitamins. Why do we need to take them, and so on. Again, the writing on the back of the box is just readable, and doesn't take any peering too close to read. Overall, the packaging was absolutely fantastic, and I don't think there is anything Bassett's could have done too improve the appearence.


                  '''Cost and availability'''
                  Like I mentioned previously, we were given these tablets on prescription are they are neccessary for me, however, normally doctors will not provide these when prescribing you with Multi Vitamins.
                  The vitamins are available at most chemists, such as Lloyds, however price will vary quite a bit from place too place. For example, in Asda, they are currently selling for £1.99 however in most chemists they cost from between £2.29 and £2.79. This means that each multivitamin works out at roughly 10p at the most, so in my opinion they are quite expensive however compared to the awful taste of other vitamin you get on the shelves, these are definitley worth the money.


                  '''Appearence and Taste'''
                  The vitamins come in two, plastic trays inside, with a foil seal on top. Much like every other pill case you get now a days, you simply push in the foil section of the particular vitamin you want and push up the tablet so it pops out. Each tray contains 15 of the multivitamins.
                  When you pop the vitamin out, you are presented with a rather thick, and rounded shaped tablet. The main colour of the tablets is a deep purple, which in my opinion are sort of see through. Inside the tablet, it often looks like there is a red dye, but looking online it assures me there is nothing to worry about when you see this.
                  There is no real scent coming from the tablets, however when you lift it up to your nose for a little sniff, the sweet smell of jelly sweeties is present, very tempting and extremely promising.
                  Turning to the taste- popping the tablet in your mouth, you are presented with an extremely blackcurrant like taste. The taste is extremely similar to blackcurrant fruit pastilles- however the texture resembles a soft wine gum. There are two possible ways to consume your tablet- either sucking it, or going right into chewing it. I always start off sucking it however like the sweets fruit pastilles, they are almost impossible not to chew after a short while.
                  The taste of the tablets overall is extremely nice. They definitley resemble a sweet more than a tablet, and I quite often find myself wanting to eat another!


                  '''Nutrition"'
                  The side of the box clearly tells us all we need to know about the contents and nutrition of the tablets. Normally, I don't write a huge list of ingredients however as these are tablets, I think it would be quite handy to list them ;

                  "Maltitol syrup, Gelatine, Blackcurrant juice from concentrate (6%), Flavourings, Ascorbic acid, Colour (Anthocyanins), Vitamin E acetate, Provitamin B5, Citric acid, Glazing agent (Vegetable oils, Vegetable fats, Carnauba wax), vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin D3, Riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 compound (contains Maltodextrin), Colour (Allura red AC (contains Sodium chloride, Sodium sulphate)), Folic acid. Contains sulphites."

                  As you can see, the vitamins do contain rather a lot of ingredients, however almost all of these ingredients are good for your body, and will do your body no harm in the slightest. The multivitamins provide you with 100% of your recommended daily allowance in each of the different vitamins and suppliments you need and are included in the tablet;
                  Vitamin A - 800µg
                  Vitamins D - 5µg
                  Vitamin E - 100mg
                  Vitamin C - 60mg
                  Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid - 6mg
                  Vitamin B6, pyrodoxine HCI - 2mg
                  Vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin - 1µg
                  Folic acid - 200µg

                  The side of the packaging also clearly states that the tablets are free from yeast, gluten, lactose and nuts so are suitable for those with nut allergies and such like.

                  '''Warnings and Side Effects'''
                  The next side on the packet provides information about what could go wrong, warnings, and how to take them.
                  We are told that while taking these, no other Vitamin A or Vitamin D suppliments should be taken and if you are pregnant or are expecting to be pregnant in the near futre you should not take these, or if you want too, consulting your doctor is almost 100% neccessary.
                  We are also told that taking these as a food suppliment is not intended and will not give you all the nutrients etc that you need. An overdose in the tablets can result in laxative effects, this is due to the polyol, maltitol which when taken in excessive amounts can lead to terrible, and extremely painful abdomonal pain, and severe diarreha cases.
                  These vitamins must be kept in a cool, dry, place which is below 25 degrees, if not these will either melt or go into a rock solid tablet, almost impossible to eat. Some of the contents of the tablets will also be affected if not kept in the advised storing places.
                  These must also be kept out of reach of children, and are not suitable for children under the age of 6 years old, however they are sugar free which is an up side.

                  **

                  '''Why Do We Need Vitamins?"'
                  The back of the box provides some useful information about why we need vitamins and what they will help with. We are told some basic and obvious facts such as we need vitamins in order for our body to work properly, and in todays society it isn't always possible to eat a varied and balanced diet due to a number of factors. A list is then given about what these multivitamins can help with;
                  *Healthy bones, teeth and gums
                  *Healthy eyes and skin
                  *Healthy immune system
                  *Healthy nervous system
                  *Heart and circulation
                  *Long term health

                  Taking these tablets daily, for a decent period of time, will eventually result in all of these factors being boosted, and leading to a much healthier body!


                  '''Vitamin A'''- Vitamin A, also known as Retinyl is essential in our body. Vitamin A is essential for good eyesight and vision, skin, your immune system and many other parts of your body. Vit A can be found in various food sources including, eggs, brocoli, peas, and liver. The RDA for a female is around 750, and for a male, between 600-900 depending on age. Children only require between 400 and 500 μg per day.
                  '''Vitamin D''' - Vitamin D is also essential for keeping the body healthy.Vitamin D helps with keeping your immune system healthy, and regulates calcium levels in the body. Vitamin D can be found in different types of food, mainly fish, including, catfish, salmon, sardines mackeral and tuna. It can also be found in eggs. Deficiancy in Vit D can lead to Osteoperosis, high blood pressure and restless leg syndrome, amongst various others. The packet of the multivitamins clearly states you shouldnt overdose on vitamin D or take any other Vit D suppliments while taking these. Overdosing in Vitamin D can result in problems with your nervous system and nerves, urinary stones and various other problems.
                  '''Vitamin E'''- Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. It also helps keep your circulation healthy and working properly and helps with blood clotting and healing wounds. Vitamin E can be found in a list of foods, including nuts, seeds, avacado, almonds and asparagus. Excessive Vitamin E in the body can lead to nausea and sickness, and problems with your digestive system.
                  '''Vitamin C''' - Vitamin C can be found in tomatoes, berries, potato skins, citrus juices, citrus fruits and various other food sources. Vitamin C is essential for healthy eyes, teeth, gums and immune system, aswell as various other parts of the body including wound healing powers. The average person should consume around 60mg of Vitamin C a day however smokers lose vitamin C through smoking so should therefor make sure they are having nearer 100mg per day. Lacking in vitamin C can cause a disease called Scurvy however excess dosages can result in vomitting, diarrhea, headaches and many other side effects.

                  **
                  I have been taking the vitamins for around 6 months now, and they have made quite a difference. Although my refeeding programme is the main reasons for my body beginning to work again, the nurse I see weekly tell me that these vitamins contribute largley to my physical recovery. I would definitley recommend these multivitamins for anybody who lacks something in there diet or who are a very fussy or poor eater!
                  **

                  SweetTooth93

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                    10.03.2009 13:31
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                    Easy way to get your RDA

                    These are fab.

                    I have an illness which affects my immune system and need to take several tablets a day, which includes a variety of vitamins and supplements.

                    I particulary like these as i feel they are more like a soft sweet than one of my drugs!

                    When you take as many tablets as I do on a daily basis, any alternative to swallowing down chalky or unpleasant tablets is a welcome one!

                    They are great for all ages, not just kids, as they really do taste rather pleasant. (The blackcurrant taste is not unsimilar to that of a fruit pastille or other soft jelly type sweet.)

                    My fiance swears by these too, as he struggles to swallow the smallest of pills (thank goodness he has better health than I do) and can get some of his recommended daily vitamin allowance by chewing one of these.

                    They work out perhaps a little more expensive than other vitamins and supplements but a box costs around £2.00 and lasts for approx a month.

                    I have tried all types of vitamins, pills, milkshakes, drinks, you name it. And every single time, I come back to these.

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                      Great product for all ages!

                      Tasty..... Soft...chewy..... Delicious....quick....vitamins..... These are the words that come into my head when thinking of Bassets they are one of those products what does exactly what is on the tin well in this case packaging. They provided a good balance of daily vitamins which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Its one of the easy methods to get your children to take in vitamins and they taste great as a young child I used to HATE vegetables and wouldn't eat them also didn't like brown bread or anything which was remotely good for me so my mum always gave me these to supplement my vitamin low diet.

                      They are great your child won't see eating these as a negative. I still eat them now at the age of 16, they taste like sweets but infact are completely sugar FREE! that's got to be a bonus they have a whole range of flavours also available my favourite has to be Strawberry.... mmm just delicious they are nice and chewy and have a very sweet favour and have a strong taste of strawberry and they actually smell like strawberries. I would give the taste 9/10 a lot better then cod liver oil tablets:S.

                      In a standard packet (blister packaging) you will get 30 juicy vitamins of which contain vitamins A,C, D and E they can help to support bones, teeth, gums, eyes, skin and help prevent infection. But be warned if you are pregnant you are not suppose to take vitamin A unless advised by your doctor. These come at a price of around £3.50 for 30 tablets which can be taken by everyone so you can encourage your kids to eat them and get a added vitamin bonus your self. I think they are a great idea and the best tasting vitamins I have ever had.

                      Nutritional Information: Per tablet
                      Vitamin A : 800ug
                      Vitamin B : 60mg
                      Vitamin C : 5ug
                      Vitamin D : 10mg

                      You are not suppose to take more than 1 vitamin a day so best to keep away from children as they may see them as sweets.

                      They are free from sugar, gluten , lactose , Nuts

                      They t should be fine if you need to have a wheat and gluten free diet or can't eat nuts.

                      There full range and information is available online at:
                      http://www.bassettsvitamins.co.uk/

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                        Fruity and beneficial what more can you ask for

                        --The Basics--
                        Bassets soft and chewy multivitamins help people obtain many vitamins and nutrients that could be missed out of their diet. I personally bought these for my daughter as she's a really fussy eater and hates vegetables. These are excellent because she says it doesn't even feel like its good for you

                        --Presentation--
                        They come in a variety of colours and flavours my favourite is the purple blackcurrant ones. These are soft chewy and easy to consume it almost feels like your eating a sweet. The taste is really sweet and fruity which will appeal to anyones taste buds especially kids that don't want their vitamins. The packet they come in is also very brightly coloured and appealing.

                        --Quality for money--
                        The pack comes with 30 one a day vitamins which will last you near enough a month and with the cost varying between £1.95 + £5 it's excellent value for money

                        -- The Benefits--
                        As well as giving you 100% of vitamins A, D, E, C and more these vitamins are also free from gluten, yeast lactose and nuts making them suitable for a variety of people

                        --Overall--
                        A fruity pastille that won't even feel like taking a multivitamin. Benefits your health and for a very minute price well worth it!

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                        Delicious fruity vitamins with added minerals!

                        For those of you who have read my review about Pityriasis Rosea, you will have read that the skin condition is caused by a virus, which was to do with my immune system.

                        I don't eat terribly well and I certainly don't have my 5 a day and its very doubtful I get all the vitamins and minerals I need either.

                        I contracted a virus which gave me a nasty skin condition and the doctor suggested it was a good idea to take vitamins to ensure I get all the vitamins and minerals I need.

                        ***WHERE TO LOOK/WHAT TO GO FOR***
                        I can't swallow tablets terribly well and even when I do have to take tablets I hate trying to force them down my throat. I had seen Bassetts soft and chewy vitamins advertise on the television many times before and thought I would have a look at these. I had a look on Holland and Barrett and saw these active health vitamins for young adults. They contained all the vitamins I need and were raspberry flavour, my favourite! I decided to give them a go.

                        ***THE RANGE***
                        Bassetts do quite a few different choices of vitamins for all the family. Some of these are listed below.

                        * Bassetts Early Health A-E Vitamins - For Children of 3+ and available in 2 different flavours.
                        * Bassetts Everyday Health Multivitamins - These are berry flavours pastilles for all the family from 6+.
                        * Bassetts Soft & Chewy Omega 3 & Vitamins - Available in 3 different flavours, for age 3+.
                        * Bassetts Vitamin C & Zinc - Orange, sugar free pastilles for adults & children 6+.

                        ***ABOUT THE VITAMINS***
                        Bassetts Soft & Chewy vitamins are delicious raspberry flavour pastilles, which come in boxes of 30 for about £3.42, although prices do vary! They have no added sugar and you only need to take one a day. These soft and chewy vitamins contains a selection of multi-vitamins and minerals to help support a healthy and active lifestyle. These pastilles are also sugar free! The vitamins contain:

                        * Vitamins A, C, D & E - These help to promote a Healthy immune system, Healthy eyes, skin, bones, teeth and gums, Muscle growth, development and function.
                        * B Vitamins - Help to promote Energy, metabolism, Heart and blood health.
                        * Minerals - Helps to Promote Healthy growth and development, Mental and cognitive development, Maintenance of general health.

                        ***PUTTING THEM TO THE TEST***
                        These vitamins come in a silver shiny box and are clearly marked active health multivitamins. Inside the box are 3 foil trays, one's like tablets come in. Simply take out a tray and press the pastille from behind and they will just pop through the silver foil.

                        On appearance they are a nice light red colour, and you can see small bubbles in them, and the centre of the pastille has a tinge of orange colour to it. When gently squeezing them between my fingers they look quite soft and they are about the size of a round wine gum. The smell of raspberries isn't strong but you can smell a hint of raspberry in there somewhere!

                        Here goes . . I popped it into my mouth and sucked on it and more or less straight away I began to taste the gorgeous raspberry flavour. It tasted very fruity and I was quite surprised, I did how-ever think there was going to be a nasty taste any when round the corner! I would have been quite happy to keep sucking the pastille but I thought I'd give it a chew to release more flavours.

                        These are nice and soft to chew and again it tasted delicious and there was no nasty taste. After I had finished the pastille, I could still taste the raspberry slightly and there was definitely no after taste either!

                        ***MY OVERALL OPINION***
                        Every-time I run out of these I buy them again and I take 1 every day, and have been for the past 10-12 weeks. They are not only delicious but they are a great way to get your vitamins and minerals. Especially if you don't eat as often and as well as I do. It does say on the box that these should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

                        I think they are great for people on the go, who can't/doesn't like taking tablets and they are great if you have a busy day and can't eat all the things which give you all the vitamins & minerals you need.. I would definitely recommend these.

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                        Contains essential multivitamins and minerals to help support a healthy and active lifestyle.