“ Brand: Asda / Type: Mushroom „
I have always had a sweet tooth and I still head for the children's sweet section in the supermarket, much to my boyfriend's amusement, as I prefer kids sweets to the more 'grown up' ones! These sweets from Asda are part of their 3 bags for £1 range, which is very good value and they have a good range to choose from. These mushrooms are, to me, just the right texture for these types of foamy sweets, they are nicely squishy without being too chewy. They have a gorgeous raspberry flavour and they are very sweet - as you would expect! They probably aren't very good for you, they are basically full of sugar and lots of calories etc etc but you know what, we're talking about a bag of sweets here, not a bag of salad! Forget the calories for once and indulge yourself! If it makes you feel better, they are free from artificial colours! Never mind the kids, treat yourself to a bag!! :)
This bag of Asda Foam Mushrooms has been in our cupboard forever, I'm not mad keen on these foamy sweets so haven't bothered with them but today I NEEDED sugar. I'm aware of the huge sugar content of these supermarket sweets so it made sense for me to eat a few. I'm shocked actually by how yummy they are. The mushrooms are very light in texture and sooooo chewy, it's practially impossible to keep one in your mouth long enough to let it start dissolving and going soggy because the fruity raspberry flavour starts bursting out of them as soon as you put a sweet in your mouth. I love the flavour, I never would have thought a foam sweet would have such a strong raspberry flavour because most of the others I've tried have been mega bland. These are majorly fruity, the raspberry flavour is quite natural but a lot sweeter than a real raspberry would be and that's good I reckon because who wants a tangy foam sweet??? lol Under the fruity taste these sweets are a bit milky, the aftertaste of them reminds me of the chewy milk bottle sweets my sister always buys in Sainsburys. This is a lot nicer and more interesting than them though because there is also the yummy fruit flavour. Jeeeeeez, I love them!!! How mad is that??? I've been ignoring them in disgust for weeks when they were sitting in full view in the cupboard and now I can't wait until Thursday when I go to Asda! lol I don't even remember these being brought so don't know the exact price, the packet ties in with the rest of the Asda sweets range though so I reckon they're about 40p a packet. Worth every penny I reckon!
I have sampled a fair amount of confectionary from the Asda own brand so was quite surprised when I came across Asda Chewy Mushrooms as this was a new sweet treat for me to sample and of course review on Dooyoo............ ***Packaging*** The packaging of the chewy mushrooms is brightly coloured but pretty plain in comparison to some of the other confectionary from Asda's range. The bag is bright pink with the Asda brand on the front of the packaging. There is also a plastic cut out window on the front of the packaging so you can see the mushroom sweets inside of the packaging. ***Price*** Asda Chewy Mushrooms are only available in Asda as they are an own brand sweet. Like the other confectionary from the Asda range these are included in the 3 bags of sweets for £1 offer. If you decide to purchase these sweets as an individual bag they cost 39p for a 75g bag. ***Asda Chewy Mushrooms*** When you open the bag the sweets have a pleasant sweet scent to them. I think the sweets have a vanilla type scent to them. The Chewy Mushroom sweets are pink and white shaped mushrooms. The sweets are a squishy type foam texture. As soon as you put the sweets in your mouth you immediately are hit with a very sweet taste. Once this initial sugary taste disappears and you chew the sweet you can taste a light raspberry taste. This has a slight tang to it but is still sweet rather than having a sour raspberry taste. I also felt that as I chewed the sweet and swallowed I was left with a hint of vanilla taste in my mouth. What I did not like about the sweets was just how chewy they were. This does make each sweet last longer but made my jaw hurt as I had to chew quite vigorously through each sweet. The sweets also stuck to my teeth, so for those with fragile teeth it may be worth staying clear of these sweets. The sweets need to be stored in a cool place (not too cool as the sweets go too hard and even chewier). If the sweets are stored somewhere warm this does make them softer and easier to eat as they are less chewy but the sweets stick together in the bag and you are left with a congealed sticky mess in the bag. **Nutritional Information** A 75g bag contains 261 calories 56g sugar 0.1g fat The sweets contain no artificial colours and flavourings. As a treat these are relatively low calorie and low fat as half a bag of these sweets is a decent sized serving however the sugar content is relatively high. So if you don't like visiting the dentist it is worth not eating too many of these. ***Overall*** Tate wise these are a very pleasant sweet. Not my favourites and I won't be rushing out to purchase another bag immediately, but the sweet lightly raspberry flavoured mushrooms do make a nice treat every now and then. I personally found these a little too chewy and hard and after eating 3 or 4 sweets my jaws started to hurt from chewing so much. I suppose this is a work out for your jaw so makes these are more guilt free treat. Although with the high sugar content I'm sure that dentists would not approve.
I remember these sweets from my childhood, I have not had them for a good few years and thought that my daughter picking them out was the perfect excuse to buy them again when we where shopping together in Asda. They are Asda's own brand, they cost 37p for a 75g bag which contains around 20 sweets. They also seem to be on a constant offer of 3 packs for one pound, you can mix and match these with other similar bags of sweets, eg, white mice or flying saucers (another blast from the past). The packaging is a a thick plastic pack that is crimped sealed at each end. When trying to open the pack, I tried to pinch open the bag, like I would with a bag of crisps, but it proved to be difficult, if I tried harder the sweets would probably have ended up all over the floor, so I found it easier to open the bag by cutting a corner off with scissors. The sweets are pink and white shaped mushrooms and quite squishy to touch. The smell is quite overpowering the second the bag is opened and the raspberry smell makes them more appealing. The sweets are nice, juicy and tasty, soft and chewy but not gooey. I think that they are quite sweet though and too many would be sickly. Each 100g contains: 347 kcals 75g sugar 0.2g fat 0.05g salt These sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours. Overall I think these are a nice treat to share and worth the 37p. Give them a try.
These are a big favourite in our house. At three packs for £1, they offer great value. (You can buy a bag individually too, but as I love these so much I always take advantage of the £1 offer, so I'm unsure what the exact price per bag is!!) The mushrooms are not individually wrapped, and they have a sort of "spongy" texture. When you first open the bag the smell of the sweets is quite strong, but is very pleasant. The taste of the sweets is almost like a raspberry fruity taste and they are very sweet. At a girly day to the local cinema recently I had popped to asda beforehand and purchased several bags of these sweets to hand out to the girls as a treat for throughout the film. Not only were they a fraction of the price of the bags of sweets available to purchase within the cinema, but the girls all loved them and commented on how they were more enjoyable to eat at the cinema rather than chocolate, which they usually have, as they didn't make them as thirsty or have such a "sickly" taste, the way that chocolate does. I always use them for things like kids party loot bags or trick-or-treaters at halloween, as they are very reasonably priced and are always a hit with kids and adults alike! Be warned though, if you open a bag, you'll be hard pushed to resist finishing it off (or is that just me?) :-D
My weakness like many girls is chocolate and sweets especially the penny sweets you used to get when I was younger. Asda do their own branded sweets in 500g bags, which are 39p a bag or 3 bags for 1.00 which is a bargain. The packaging for these comes in a pink bag with funky writing and has the description is small writing on the front. The mushrooms are seriosuly delicious and have a strong flavour to them. The flavour of these particular mushrooms is rasberry and strawberry and they are really juicy and have lots of taste. The texture is also really good as they are really chewy which I like and soft with a slightly hardre outside. These sweets are just as good as I remember from being little, and the price is a bargain for 39p. I usually buy three bags for a pound and mix and match the sweets I buy, but these are defintely my favourite.
When in asda I always buy a selection of soft sweets for my granddaughter, the reason I buy them from asda is the fact that asda do three 500g bags for £1 on various jelly and foam sweets. There is another reason to be fair and that is the fact that they do the best foam mushrooms I have ever tasted. The only place I had ever seen this type of sweet before was when I used to buy mixtures for my kids when they were growing up and I always used to pinch the foam mushrooms before they got them. Asda do a 500g bag for 39p or as I say 3 for £1 which is a great deal. The mushrooms are very nicely strawberry flavoured and have a more chewy texture than the melt in the mouth ones I used to get, they are now my favourite thing to nibble on and my little granddaughter loves them. She can't talk yet (well she only has a few words most of which are made up) she calls these dobo`s for some reason and I now do too, I am always saying Bailie and gran have some dobo`s. Good job nobody can hear me eh?
Back from my International Air Cadet Exchange Trip to Belgium the first thing I noticed on my desk when I walked in was a pile of empty sweet bags with sticky notes stuck to the front of them. These are the remnants of the week before I left for my trip and so today fully recovered from the past fortnights antics I decided it was about time I set to and wrote up the reviews. Asda's Chewy Foamy Mushrooms are another rip-roaring success in my opinion and are definitely one of my favourite sweets in this range. They cost 38p a bag but like all the sweets in this range can be purchased on offer, 3 bags for £1. The bag itself is a blend of pinks and plum colours, which actually make the bag quite eye-catching. The front of the bag also tells me, twice in fact, that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours. The back of the bag then deals with all the necessary nutritional information. The bag itself contains 75g of the sweets and when it is opened gives of a wonderfully fruity aroma that is really appetising. The sweets themselves also look really delicious. They are shaped like small mushrooms with a pink top and white stem and the bag contains 25 of these sweets. The entire sweet is made out of a chewy foamy substance and when it is placed in your mouth and chewed a sweet and delicious raspberry taste hits your taste buds. The fact that all the sweets were raspberry flavoured did not get boring either as the texture of the sweets, which is soft and fluffy, really makes them a delight to eat. ~~~~~Nutritional Information~~~~~ Calories - 260.25 Protein - 3.15g Carbohydrate - 61.5g Of which sugars - 56.25g Fat - 0.15g These sweets are for me a perfect little treat for anyone but are especially suited to young children. The size of the pack makes them perfect for slipping into a handbag or a pocket and because of the price of the sweets they are also brilliant for filling up sweet jars. Nutritional wise the sweets do not contain a lot of fat but the sugar content must of course be watched. One bag however as a treat is not going to do a lot of harm and therefore I would highly recommend these sweets to everyone.
I remember as a lad getting ten pence mixtures from my local post office and in those days you got a fair bit for ten pence and included in every mixture would be a couple of foam mushroom sweets, these were always my favourite out of the bag and sometimes I just used to get ten pence worth of these which was twenty of them then probably about five now. Recently I noticed Asda selling bags of these and just had to try them to see if they were as good as the ones I remembered and the answer was yes, every bit as good and still very inexpensive if bought from Asda. They come in a pink bag with a different shade of pink writing and a small window at the bottom so you can see the mushrooms. The mushrooms themselves are somewhat like marshmallows but chewier, they are very sweet and have a slight fruity taste to them, they claim to be raspberry flavour but they actually taste more mixed fruit to me but either way they are very nice. A 500G bag costs 39p but they are also available on a 3 for £1 offer along with loads of other classic sweets such as Kola cubes, Cola bottles and Strawberry laces. I always buy two bags of these and a bag of cola bottles for my wee boy who loves them. Brilliant sweets at a brilliant price thanks to Asda.