These sweetie fish are actually a rather sizeable shape, but one bite in and I already know what these are.
Imagine if Jelly Tots had a love child with Fruit Pastilles. Then make those sweets much larger, so the chew goes on for much longer. Bam. You’re there.
Well alright, you’ve got to add sour sugar, but that’s not really a mental stretch.
Unfortunately the flavours fell a bit flat for me.
- Strawberry: The acid sharpness of the sour sugar is surprisingly punchy, but that causes a bit of a problem with the strawberry sweet. It obscures the flavour quite substantially.
- Blackcurrant: Usually one of my favourite flavours, Maynards have managed to make this one taste medicinal. Think along the lines of blackcurrant flavoured cold medicine and you’re there.
- Lime: Not bad, but a bit like the flavour tastes like it’s coming from the skin of the fruit rather than the fresh, juicy centre.
- Orange: Similar to the lime flavour, this one makes me think of the skin from big fat and juicy oranges. They don’t taste like pith, but there’s something not quite “bursting with freshness” about them.
This is a product I can do without. Sorry Maynards Bassetts!
Ingredients: Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Starch, Acids (Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid), Colours (Vegetable Carbon, Anthocyanins, Paprika Extract, Curcumin), Flavourings, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Hydroxide)
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