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Barrett Frosties are based on one of the all time best sweets out there, the Cola Cube! Barretts are probably best known for there sherbet dips, fruit salads and black jacks. They are what I would class as a traditional sweet maker.
With the number of traditional sweet shops on the decline it is sometimes difficult to get your hands on some of the old school sweets that you used to have as a child. One of my regular sweets was the cola cube. As you cannot just walk in to you local newsagents and get a bag weighed out, the Barrett Frosties are by far the best alternative that you can easily buy today.
The tube packets are not very big, contain around 10 sweets and are about 15p. You can find them in most newsagents and supermarkets, making them easy to come by.
They taste just like cola cubes, but they are not cubed, they are round hard boiled frosted sweets, and have the obligatory sticky centre that always sticks to your teeth just like the cola cubes do.
Sugur, glucose syrup, citric acid, natural flavour, acidity regulator (sodium citrate).
I have to say that I don't eat them all of the time due to the fact that if I eat loads, when I suck them (because of the frosted coating) it leaves my tongue and the roof of my mouth feeing a bit worse for wears, and of course it is not very attractive to be picking the sticky bits out of your teeth when you are around others. But saying this I do really enjoy them when I have a little packet.
Since the demise of my local sweet shops I have very rarely had any hard candy. I know it can still be bought in various places however for some reason I just have never seemed to bother opting for crisps or chocolate instead at treat times. However stuck in a queue in my garage last week I noticed these sweets on the bottom shelf. I hadn't noticed them for years and decided to give them a go.
What are they?
Frosties Sweets are a roll of hard boiled frosted sweets. The roll I purchased had ten sweets in the pack and was cola flavoured. They are also available in fruit flavour. A roll on sweets in my local garage will set you back 10 pence which has to make these sweets one of the best value for money treats around.
Who makes them?
The sweets are made by Barratts. They are a traditional sweet maker brand that was established in 1848. They are famous for their sherbet dips and black jacks. Barratts were taken over by Bassett's in 1966 but they still produce sweets under the Barratts brand.
What's in them?
The ingredients as listed on the pack include sugar, glucose syrup, citric acid, natural flavour and acidity regulator (sodium citrate).
I couldn't believe it when I seen these were only ten pence. I can remember buying them back in the mid 1990s for 10 pence. I was worried that the freeze in prices may have been due to sacrifices made elsewhere i.e. the flavouring. However I needn't have worried as these sweets tasted just as good if not better than I remembered. The flavour I had was cola and it was very tasty. The sweet seems to be covered in a sugar surface which can be sucked away to make the sweet nice and smooth almost glass like. It can then be sucked all the way down giving a very long lasting treat or chewed/broken up. Using the approach reveals a sticky chewy centre which is also very tasty. The flavour of these sweets is very similar to that of cola cubes.
At ten pence these sweets are great value for money. I enjoyed the flavour of these sweets immensely and will definitely be picking them up again in the future. I would definitely recommend these sweets to anyone.