“ Brand: Asda „
I guess if we are going by the rules Asda rainbow buttons are not really chocolate, being that they are white. It seems though that be it chocolate or not that nice sweet white stuff is getting more popular, it is springing up in all kinds of sweets, so arriving as white buttons with hundreds and thousands, and being called rainbow buttons I guess is OK They retail for the modest sum of 39p for a 70g bag but should you in your wisdom decide to buy 3 packs then you get all three for a quid. Also you do not need invest all your pound in one variety there are quite a few to choose from. Including plain white buttons, milk chocolate buttons, Cherry Lips and the like. I normally plump for the three different buttons varieties and I'm never disappointed with my purchase. I think the 70g pack is just about right since any more and you could quite easily make yourself sick and any less and you are begging for more. Each button is yep you've guessed it, button sized and is topped with lots of crunchy hundreds and thousands, they look very pretty and they taste pretty good too. I think if you have kids then you could spend 3 quid and get nine bags which would be pretty much a guarantee to keep them all happy for a long time. There is no way as I said that the white stuff is chocolate but it is both sweet and creamy, not quite as nice a the Nestle milky bar, but then it doesn't cost nearly as much either. I think at 39p they are good value and even at my ripe old age I still like a packet now and then as I watch TV, plus my little doggie is quite partial to them. Yep a good buy.
I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I just love children's type chocolates and jellies and the likes, so asda`s range of their own make sweet products are a big hit with me and none more so than their Rainbow Buttons. These sweets are basically a white chocolate shaped button with many tiny sugar balls on them, the buttons being white chocolate are of course white and the colour comes from the tiny coloured sugar balls that cover each and every button. I remember these as a young girl and they used to be brown chocolate with the coloured balls and were known as skiffle discs if I am not mistaken. The chocolate on those ones and the chocolate in the Asda ones is cheap chocolate, nowhere near as good as Cadbury or the likes but still very tasty and in the case of the Asda ones very creamy too. The packaging for these Asda sweets is very eye catching and attractive (especially to me, being pink my favourite colour) and when you open the packet the first impression you get is from the smell and that is a very pleasant one. The taste is one of a very creamy chocolate with just enough sweetness from the candy balls to give you a little something different. As with any sweets they cannot be classed as a healthy snack and you would not want to give your kids too many but being an adult I can eat as many as I like, so there! Nutritional info per 100g: Calories - 496 Protein - 2.5g Carbohydrates - 71.1g Fat - 22.4g Over all I would say these are a very nice chocolate sweet that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike and at only 35p for a 70g bag they are great value for money, even more so when you consider you can get three bags for a pound and you can mix and match with many other choices of sweet if you do not want just these!
Once again it is a bag of Asda's children's sweets that I am going to review. The bag in particular is rainbow Buttons, which I must admit I really enjoyed eating. Then again there are very few Asda brand sweets that I haven't enjoyed eating. The sweets come in a 70g bag and cost 37p but can be bought with any other 2 bags of Asda's sweets in this range for £1, making them even better value for money. The bag in question stands out quite while and is in my opinion quite funky. It is deep pink in colour and has a picture of a gold pot on the front with rainbow buttons jumping out of it. I suppose this is to signify the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. To reinforce this idea the word Buttons is written in block capitals that are striped like a rainbow. The front of the bag also contains the information that the sweets are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial colours and flavourings as well as hydrogenated fat. The nutritional information for this product is on the back of the packet and is as follows. 100g of the sweets contain... Calories - 496 Protein - 2.5g Carbohydrates - 71.1g Of which sugars - 56.1g Fat - 22.4g Of which saturates - 19.0g OK so these sweets aren't wonderfully healthy but hello what sweets are and do you honestly look for healthy when you're buying a treat. Upon opening the bag you are met by quite a cream smell that is definitely inviting. The bag itself contains a decent quantity of buttons and I was quite impressed by the fact that the majority of them were not broken or misshapen like you often find with cheaper brand buttons. The sweets themselves are truly delicious. Popping a button in your mouth you find that they melt quickly leaving you with a gorgeous creamy taste. The chocolate, which I must add is white chocolate, tastes much more luxurious and expensive than it actually is, which once again impressed me. The candy topping of small-multicoloured balls adds an element of crunch to the sweets, which is a great addition and makes the sweets extremely enjoyable. In my opinion the sweets are brilliant. They are great value for money and the pack size means that they can easily be concealed inside a bag or pocket. Furthermore they are great for filling up sweet jars as they are bound to be well liked by both adults and children alike. Saying this however they do have quite a high sugar content compared to some of Asda's other sweets, although this is simply because they are a chocolate based sweet, and therefore it's probably not a good idea to eat them very often.