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I have seven grandchildren, who when they come to visit know where the sweetie cupboard is, and where the sweets are kept.
i recently noticed these Haribo Supermix sweets for sale in my local co-Op for a mere £1.00 for a bag full, containing 235 grams full.
This bag is great for the children because it contains a varied mixture of sweets, contaning milk bottles, jellie babies, and various shaped two toned coloured sweets jelly ones which are great for smaller children too.
They taste really good with nice strong fruity squidgy sweets, and having a different variety there is always going to be one that is a favourite for any child.
These sweets are made with no artificial colours, which is a good thing so children dont get so hyped up.
These sweets are made in Pontefract by Dunhills. You do get a lot of sweets in a bag, you can also see these in your local supermarket in the larger bags, which contain individual little packets inside. These particular ones come in a clear see through bag so you can see which sweets are contained inside.
The children love them because some of the sweets are shaped as little animals shoes or teddy bears and children seem to enjoy sweets that are not boring to look at.
I found that this bag was ample to share between four children and they all had a nice bowl full, kept them quiet for a few minutes. They are not hard to chew and are easy for younger children to eat, they have a really good taste to them and are easy to chew.
I will be looking in the supermarket for the individual bags as well, as they will be handy to pack into my picnic basket when the warmer weather finally arrives.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Just bought this as a treat to my son for doing well in his school report. He seems to have enjoyed them, but I can't say they're anything special. To me, it just seems like another random mix of Haribo sweets geared to make kids want to buy them because they're 'for kiddies', hence the title.
For around £1, you get a 200g bag of sweets, which isn't too bad considering the price of some sweets. Inside, though, I have to say I was alittle bit disappointed with the selection. There are some sweets which I think of as the poor man's jelly babies. They're like small versions of the popular sweet, only less enjoyable. There are also some foam sweets, but again, not of the same calibre as the regular Haribo foam sweets. It's almost as if the whole selection is designed to be a bit smaller per sweet, to point out they are for kiddies whereas the other versions are for either older kids or adults.
There are also the old favourite milk bottle sweets as well, but there were only about 3 or 4 in the bag, and the majority were the other two types of sweet. I can't say I was particularly impressed with them on the whole. I suppose the main thing is that my son liked them, and they did taste okay, I suppose. You definitely get a distinct fruit flavour come through with each sweet, and I found that the blackcurrant flavoured sweets had the strongest flavour. This was okay, as this is probably my favourite flavour of sweet anyway.
The sweets are made using fruit concentrate, as per the majority of Haribo sweets, with glucose syrup and sugar and gelatine forming the majority of the ingredients. If you eat the whole bag, then you're gaining nearly 700 calories (!) so it's probably best not to do so all in one go. I expect the bag will be gone in very quick time with the two of us eating them, but we'll save a few for mummy, of course! The sweets also have a high carb content, with around 160g of carbs for the whole bag.
Overall, I wasn't so impressed with this Haribo product. There are definitely nicer ones out there, and it sort of feels like another excuse just to produce different packaging with the same sweets inside the bag. If I were to take it on the basis of there being no other similar Haribo bags of sweets available, then it wouldn't be too bad, but the fact that it's basically another sales gimmick doesn't really impress me, and I'd rather see them try and give us something a bit different, as opposed to the same style of sweets every time.
I am an avid sweet fan and the Kiddies Super Mix is my favourite of the Haribo range. Haribo are one of the biggest sweet producers with their "Haribo" range and the tasty chewy "Maom" mixes. Each of the main Haribo mixes has a range of around 4 different types of sweets and it is the range in the Kiddies Super Mix that makes it my favourite.
This particular mixture includes "shoes" and "frogs" which have a hard fruity top layer in different flavours and a soft squashy bottom layer (similar to that surrounding an "egg" sweet), milk bottles (though these are normally fairly few in comparison to the rest of the mixture) and mini jelly babies which I like to refer to as "little men", in different colours and flavours. It is the little men that are the main attraction for me. They are similar to jelly babies but smaller, with a harder outer layer and jelly inside. They are so fruity and tasty.
Whilst I could just purchase little men on their own from a traditional sweet shop or newsagents with jars of sweets, it is nice to have a bit of variety. Haribo Kiddies Super Mix are very widely available in supermarkets, shops and newsagents and are normally reasonably priced provided that you are not buying them at a cinema or other venue where the prices are hiked because of the lack of available competition. You can regularly the normal size packets for £1 or less, which is fantastic value. I even found them for less than 60p in Wilkinsons last week - bargain!
"Kids and Grown-ups Love it So" - this is so true!
If I want a bag of sweets to nibble on while watching a film, then Haribo is ideal for this, as they are tasty and they are easy to share.
Haribo is a popular brand of sweet and there are many different types available, including this "Kiddies' Supermix".
The bag I have just had with the film I was watching was from Tescos and was £1.35 for a 275g bag, which seems quite big, and I think it is value for money.
The bag is large and red, with a window to show which sweets are inside and to tempt you!
The bag contains a few different types of sweets:
- Jelly Babies - these are not really like regular jelly babies. They are much smaller and a lot more jelly like - they come in red, purple, green, white, orange and yellow and the flavours are lovely and quite strong and fruity.
- Shoes - these are a white foamy bottom with a jelly top - these comes with red, orange, green and yellow tops. These are tasty but not as flavoursome as other sweets.
- Frogs - these are the same as the shoes!
- Milk bottles - I love these, they taste quite milky and are nice and chewy.
A 40g serving has 135kcal, which is very high and it is so easy to get through a lot of Haribo in one go!
I never really take much notice with sweets about artificial flaours/colours etc, however, for those that are conscious of it, these contain no artificial colours, which I think is fantastic. The flavours are artificial however.
The sweets are not suitable for vegetarians which is not something I would have known without looking at the packet so I think it is important to know this.
I think these sweets are lovely for watching a film, but definately something to eat in moderation!
Haribo are a popular brand of sweet. They have a variety of sub catagories, for example this super mix being one of them. Within the packet is a selection of different little catagories of sweets. For example jelly babies, mlik bottles, frogs and shoes, which have a soft white jelly foam type substance on them. Haribo are targeted mainly to children; their original product of "Starmix" and their other popular individual sweet "Goldenbears" are available in a smaller more child friendly packet. The rest including this supermix are only often avilable in their largers bags. These are handy if you have a group of friends together and want a more shareable bag.
*** The Facts
The back of the packet proclaims that the product is Gluten, Nut, Milk and soya free. The actual pack contains 516 calories, now considering its very easilty to keep picking at these packets when their are the side of you; you could easily go through all the packet and not realise this.
Hope this helps
We call these 'the sweets that make you angry' in our house.
This is because if we buy a bag of them, the sprog won't rest until the whole lot are consumed, and as a 300g bag of fruit-flavoured jelly sweets is far too much for a four year old to eat at one sitting I usually end up throwing most of the packet into the bin - just for a quiet life.
Still, we got some of these to have on hand in case any guisers / trick-or-treat-ers came round to the house at Halloween (they cost just over a quid for a bag at Tesco). In the event, everyone it seems, stayed home, presumably to watch 'The X Factor' instead - so we were left with a load of these dodgy sweets on our hands.
I ate some and found them....fantastically more-ish. There are ones like little minature jelly babies that come in a variety of mostly idistinguishable fruit flavours (mostly orange ones in the bags we got, for some reason) which are tangy and succulent and wonderful to eat. Then there are weird translucent jelly shapes like loops - which are all right, and least favoured of all these sort of....white foam / jelly hybrid animal-shaped ones that have a most unfortunate rubbery texture and are very difficult to eat.
For the health-conscious - as if anyone buys or eats Haribo sweets fo the good of their health - despite all of the sweets in this particular 'mix' being very luridly coloured indeed, apparently the Haribo Kiddie Super Mix product doesn't contain any artificial colourings - which came as a real surprise to me. They do have artificial flavourings however but at least no artificial sweeteners; clearly they're sugar-packed enough already. I don't know whether they contain preservatives. What I do worry about when eating sweets of this type is the gelatine content - gelatine being an animal hoof and bone-derived product which is integral to the manufacture of these 'gummy'-type sweets. It's not a million years since the BSE / infected bovine spinal cord scares of the 1990s, and frankly I'm still not confident about the safety of eating products which contain a proportion of bone-derived material which may have come from ruminant carcasses.
The bottom line, I feel, is that there's no good reason for eating a product such as 'Haribo Kiddies Super Mix.' It's a shame because the sprog likes them but I don't want to buy them regularly, and the alternative of only buying them only sometimes would make them seem like a treat, which I don't think is a good idea for a completely nutrition-free product like this at all. Though I did enjoy some of the sweets I ate myself, as usual I will be putting the rest of them in the bin.
Haribo's Kiddies Super Mix is a great, fun mixture of haribo sweets with more variety in flavour than the ever popular Starmix
Kiddies mix comes in 300g red bags, with a large window for viewing the colourful bundle of yellow, red, green, purple and white sweets inside. The usual friendly Haribo boy is on the front, but sticking with the childish theme, he is on a space hopper. It is a nice colourful bag, though a little large for only a couple of people to eat in one go.
There are 3 textures of sweets contained in the bag (unlike Starmix which only has 2, the gummy and foam gummy)
GUMMIES: 75% of the bag
These are 50/50 foam and haribo fruity jelly and come in a jumble of shapes including shoes, instruments, animals and sports equipment. The jelly tastes sweet and slightly of the flavour suggested by their colours (lemony for yellow, limey for green etc.) the foam is a little chewy, but the jelly is a nice texture to bite into. The colours are lurid, as they should be.
JELLY BABIES: 10% of the bag
These are long, thin looking people-shaped sweets, made of a sort of jelly which is more dense and less chewy than the other haribo sweets, and is slightly crusted on the outside to create a nice texture. It isnt dusty and oversweet like normal jelly babies, and the flavours are more distinct. They come in nice, slightly pearlescent colours, notably purple and white. The flavour of the purple one is deep, like grapes, a brilliant flavour, and the white one is slightly coconutty.
MILK BOTTLES: 15% of the bag
These are opaque cream-coloured sweets in the shape of bottles which are chewy and taste subtely of vanilla and creamy. They are an acquired taste and my least favourite.
Per 100g (a third of the bag):
For a more reasonable serving of 50g, 172 calories isn't too bad for a snack. Unfortunately these sweets are not suitable for vegetarians which is something which I think should be developed.
These are sold at Tesco for £1.32 but are often on offer.
The most varied and enjoyable bag in the Haribo range, and more aggreable than some (such as the sour Tangfastics). I am not sure how tight the "Kiddies" concept is - it seems to relate to the milk bottles/babies/ funny shaped gummies - but it doesn't really matter.
Here I bring you a review on another great Haribo product....Kiddies Supermix! Along with Starmix, & Tangfastics, this is one of the more well known varities made by Haribo. Easily identified by the bright red packaging, Supermix can be found in most supermarkets & newsagents....in fact, anywhere that has a kids sweet section....
Supermix contains a variety of fruity, jelly sweets....there are miniature jelly babies, milk bottles, and 'shoes' & 'frogs' (both of which have a foamy back). The main reason I buy these sweets is for the jelly babies. They beat Bassetts jelly babies hands down. Haribo do actually sell bags of jelly babies on their own, but they are much larger sweets, & in my opinion taste quite different to these smaller counterparts...& aren't nearly as nice. The milk bottles do taste milky & have a nice soft, chewy texture which I like. The shoes & frogs aren't quite as nice, as they are quite tough, but are passable.
All the sweets are free from artificial colourings & do contain fruit concentrates, such as blackcurrant, lemon, mango, orange & passion fruit. They are also gluten, nut, milk & soya free, so should be suitable for most people.
Supermix is available in larger 225g bags for approx £1, & small, individual bags for 10p.
Having just re-stocked my sweetie cupboard with an array of Haribo sweets, I thought I'd treat you all to a review as I munch away on 'Kiddies Super Mix'...
Super Mix is just one of a vast array of bagged jelly sweets produced by sweet giant, Haribo. This particular variety is just 'plain', i.e. no fizzy or sugary coatings...which could be construed as a bit of a downside as it's very easy to eat lots of them in one sitting!
The packaging is an eye-catching bright red, with a transparent window through which the tempting treats can be viewed. The sweets themselves are classed as 'fruit flavour & sweet foam gums', & come in various guises such as shoes & frogs (both of which are jelly with a foam back), milk bottles (which are softer), & (my fave!) jelly babies. The sweets come in different colours & each has it's own flavour. The fruit flavours are most apparant in the jelly babies however.
Looking at the ingredients, the sweets do contain fruit concentrates such as blackcurrant, grape, lemon, mango, orange & passion fruit. There are however artificial flavourings added also, which is why the packaging doesn't shout about the flavourings within, instead simply highlighting the fact that the sweets contain no artificial colours.
As with any sweets, they're not a healthy option. 100g provides 344 calories, 79g carbs (of which 63.4g are sugars) & 0.2g fat.
Various size bags are available - from the 'kiddie-sized' bags priced at 10p, to the bags I've just bought - 225g. These large bags usually retail around the £1 mark, but can be found at Asda currently for a mere 50p! (Hence the stocking up....!). (Price correct @ July 09).
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now of the fact that I have a huge sweet tooth. Massive in fact. Because of this, I buy lots of different sweeties and chocolates on a regular basis.
One of the most recent victims to be purchased by me was the Haribo 'Super Mix' which is provided in bright red packaging with a see through panel on the front of the bag so that you can quite clearly see the types of sweeties that are contained in the packet.
The mix is indeed a varied one and the bag of sweets contains different coloured 'jelly' sweets that are half jelly and half white foam. These are mostly in the shape of frogs, but there is the odd one that is shaped into something else... I'm not sure what to be honest! These half-and-half sweets in the bag are very sweet and have a fruity taste to them. I find them to be absolutely delicious!
The bag also contains white 'milk' bottles which are also of a slightly foamy consistency, though are still chewy, and have a sweet and quite mild milky taste to them. All of these little bottle-shaped chews are white in colour. Of all the sweets in the Super Mix, these little bottles are my least favourite as I find them to be quite bland in comparison to the other sweets contained in the mix. I usually always leave these till the end of the bag!
My favourite of all the different sweets contained in the Super Mix though, is the little jelly babies that are contained within it. These have quite a hard outer 'shell' and are again very fruity tasting and very sweet. These also come in a variety of colours, from white and yellow to black and green, and I find them all to be delicious!
None of the sweets are over-powering in any way, and I find them all to be quite enjoyable in their own way. My partner and I often share a bag of these sweeties when we are watching a movie or going to the cinema and they are ideal for this as they offer a great choice of sweet when we are eating them.
The packaging is clearly aimed at kids, as there is a bright yellow-coloured teddy bear on the front of the packaging, who seems to be bopping about on one of those 'space hopper' type toys (It's definitely a bear and not a little boy, as shown in the picture on the Dooyoo page). There is also a statement on the front of the bag which proudly informs me that these sweets contain 'no artificial colours'.
The 225g bag of Haribo Super mix cost me 50 pence recently thanks to a special offer in our local Asda, although the usual price is around a pound.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the package informs me that these sweets are gluten and nut free, so if you suffer from these food allergies, these may well be worth checking out!
There is also information that tells me that 100g of these sweets will provide me with 344 calories and 0.2g of fat. The sweets are not suitable for vegetarians due to the gelatine contained in them.
I would highly recommend this offering from Haribo and if you haven't tried it before I would say that the Super Mix is one of the nicest 'mixes' from the Haribo range. I am going to award it four stars, with one knocked off because I find that the little milk bottles don't quite cut it with me...
Other than that though, this mix is brill! :-D
If you have read any of my other reviews, you will realise I have an extremely sweet tooth and I absolutly love anything sugary or anything sweet- wheather it's a chocolate bar, a bowl of ice cream, a bar of fudge or bag of jelly sweeties, I am an absolute sucker. I have always been a big fan of chocolate, but I have always been an even bigger fan of jelly and boiled sweets. One of my favourite brands being the world-famous Haribo.
In the past couple of weeks I've had quite a variety of different Haribo sweets on different occaisions, though one of my favourites that I hadnt had in a while were _HARIBO KIDDIES SUPERMIX_. These have always been a huge favourite of mine and I'd often choose these over the favourite choice of most people - Starmix. So a few nights ago, I had a massive craving for the haribo and decided to take a trip to the Esso garage over the road and make my purchase.
On arriving in the Esso garage, my face lit up- what a co-incadence. There was an offer on all the Haribo sweets, laying in a basket were a huge variety of large bags of haribo, above the basket a huge yellow sign stated 3 for £2. I was not a girl to pass up an offer and in I dived into the basket, and rummaged about for which ones to choose. STARMIX- everybodys favourite were nowhere to be seen- probably because these are the most popular, however there were bags of Tangfastics, HappyCola, FootBall Mix, Strawbs, and Chamallows, and there burried right at the bottom were my beloved KIDDIES SUPERMIX. I grabbed the bag before anybody else could and began to decided which other two I would buy. I eventually decided on a bag of HappyCola and a bag of Tangfastics, though I knew the ones I'd be consuming that night would definitly be the Kiddies Supermix.
I was quite pleased with the price I was getting these for- glancing up at the shelfs where the regular packets of Haribo hang I was told that 1 bag was £1.09, so this was definitly a bargain and I left the shop with a huge smile upon my face.
I arrived home happily swinging my carrier bag over my shoulder. I hurried into the kitchen, eager and excited to gobble down my sweets. I fished around in the bag and pulled out the three bags, I hid the Tangfastics and the HappyCola in the back of the cupboard (So nobody could find them), and pulled the Kiddies supermix out, and took them through to the living room, ready to tuck in.
It was at this point I decided I could write a review on these little beauties, so I examined the package further.
On first impressions, the bag felt quite heavy and Haribo had been very generous with the contents of the bag- Result! I examined the bag further. It was definitly aimed for kids- the top half and bottom quarter of the bag was an extremely bright red and would definitly stand out on the shelf, not only to kids but to adults alike. In the top half of the packet, on the red background, the word HARIBO is written in bright yellow writing- though it is very easy to read. Underneath the word haribo, KIDDIES SUPERMIX is written in smaller, white writing, again standing out very nicely. As with all haribo products there is a clear "window" in the packet where you can see inside the bag. This one is no different, the clear "window takes up roughly just over a third of the bag, and definitly tempts the buyer. There is nothing much else on the front of the packet, apart from the Trademark Haribo Boy- this time he is sitting on a yellow spacehopper- no relevance at all to the products inside. The bag I purchased was the 225g bag. These are the only size of Haribo supermix you get, apart from the tiny 10p packets which only contain 4 or 5 sweets. The large bags are available in a variety of different places; supermarkets, newsagents, cinemas, airports etc, and are usually situated amongst the other haribo products.
Before tucking into these, I thought it would be best to check the nutritional information on the back of the pack. For some reason Haribo think I want to know the informtaion in various different languages and it did take me a while to actually understand any of it. Nutritional wise- 100g of these conatins 344 calories, 0.2g of fat, 63.4g of sgar and only a trace of salt. So if you were to eat the whole packet of these, you'd have to times it by two, and then add on another quarter of what 100g is. So definitly not the lowest calorie treat and definitly not low in sugar- these will have kids bouncing off the walls. Howver a good thing is that they're low in fat and salt, so all is not lost.
Okay, enough dilly dallying- it was now time to tuck into my sweets. So I wripped open that bag, very easily and poked my nose in for a closer look. Just as I had earlier thought, there was a great quantity inside the bag, and as I glared in my tummy began to shout at me.
The smell of these were quite pleasent- in a weird sort of way. They didn't spell "cheap" or "fake" in any way, though they certainly didnt smell healthy. I did detect a slight hint of a fruity smell, but the most predominant was just that sugar smell that you get off most chewy sweets. Yum!
Now the time had eventually come to tuck in. I decided to try each individual sweet one by one to begin with and get an idea of what my favourites were. The first one I picked out was a milk bottle.
'''Milk Bottle'''- This was the first one I pulled out. It was roughly the same size as the cola bottle you get in Starmix, though it was all white and felt slightly more dense. Im quite a guddle and feel the need to disect all my food and give it a good feel around; so this is exactly what I did with the milk bottle. I squished it inbetween two of my fingers- it was quite tough and only slightly squidgy- just as I had remembered it. Without further a-do, I popped it into my mouth and began to suck. The first thing I tasted was a slight hint of vanilla, when I sucked the sweet, no flavour was really given off, but when I started to chew the vanilla made itself noticable and the slight taste of milk was great with it too.
'''Jelly Babies'''- The next couple of sweets I pulled out were jelly babies. Dont get me wrong- these are not your normal, Bassetts Jelly Babies. No way. They are alot smaller, and alot skinner than the "normal" type. There seemed to be quite alot of these in my packet, which was no bummer as these are one of my favourites. The first one I tried was a red one. I shoved it into my mouth and began to suck. The outer coating was tough like that of a Bassetts jelly baby and had a slight berry taste too it, though I couldnt quite tell which type of berry it was- it was nice anyway. Once I'd sucked the coating for a while i began chewing, and the berry taste was even more delicious. These sweets in particular are very sugary and can sometimes leave a slight gritty feeling on your teeth. Each of the jelly babies in my pack were mainly the same and each only had a slight flavour to it, the main one being sugar. Perhaps these were my favourite ones in the packet.
'''Frogs'''- Now you get these sometimes when you buy mixtures in the newsagents- though the ones in the newsagents are normally only green in colour. However Haribo took it a stage further for there Supermix. They come in a wide variety of colours- green, red , yellow, oraange and the odd purple (I only found one purple in my bag sadly). The frogs are made up of two different substances, a white foamy back and a jelly top. The foam is very similar to that found on the fried eggs in starmix, only firmer. The first one I tried was the purple- and this was my favourite- sadly like I said I only found one in my packet. The taste was definitly that of blackcurrant and once I'd sucked and started chewing it made me want more, and more. This is definitly saying something as I am not usually a fan of blackcurrant flavoured things. The frogs were quite firm in texture and required a bit of chewing, they all had a same-ish flavour, though the orange one was definitly a lot stronger than the others.
'''Lizards'''- Very similar to the the frogs, only in a lizard type shape. Again these come in various colours, and the flavours are almost exact to those of the frogs. Luckily I got 4 of the blackcurrant ones and I was delighted as they tasted very fruity and very nice. I think the foam on the back of these is slightly softer and alot easier on the teeth.
'''Shoes'''- I have to admit I was a bit confsued when the last type of sweet I pulled out was in the shape of a shoe. Now im not sure if it was only my bag- but I actually had two different varities of shoes. The first couple I had were similar to that of the frogs and lizards- jelly ontop and foam on bottom, however towards the end of my packet, I found 2 shoes which were only white. Now it wasnt the same foam used on the bottom of the other sweets, it was alot softer, even softer than that of the Fried Egg in the Starmix packet. I think these were vanilla in flavour, but they werent very nice and I was certainly glad I didnt get more in my bag.
'''5 Sense Summary'''
*Sound- No sound
*Sight- Bright eye catching bag, tempting sweetys
*Touch- Smooth jelly sweets
*Smell- Sugary, slight fruityness
*Taste- Lovely, sugary, slight fruitness, blackcurrant is the best.
Well if you are like me then yes, they are definitly a good purchase- espescially when found on offer. They are extremely versatile as with most haribo products and they will appeal to a wide variety of people and be useful in a wide variety of situations- whether its for an afternoon pick-me-up, a treat, cinema trips, car journeys, a party, or just plain old pig out- these are sure too go down an absoloute treat.
Howevr on the contrary, if you are given these to your children, as with most sugary things, I'd only reccomend giving them in mdoeration as they will probably send your kids very hyper and once you start you just cant stop.
Haribo is a very well known company worldwide and produce a wide variety of products; including:
*Starmix; The nations favourite ; Jelly teddys, jelly rings, heartthrobs, fried eggs and cola bottles
*Tangfastics; A sour variety; Dummys, cola bottles, cherrys, lizards
*Chamallows; Strawberry and vanilla flavour fizzy marshmallows
*Strawbs; Strawberry flavour sweets in a strawberry shape- also come in a sour version
*HappyCola; Traditional haribo cola bottles - also in a fizzy version
*Maoam Strips; Strips of chewy fruity sweets with real fruity peices
*Maoam Mix; Maoam Strips, Maoam chews, Maoam sticks and pinballs.
These are only the start of the haribo products and for further information you can visit there website; Www.Haribo.co.uk.
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Although not my favourite pack of Haribo by any means this pack actually contains my favourite individual Haribo sweet. The hard jelly men that you get. This pack also contains a few other jellies that seem distinctly average by the side of the sweets in either the Starmix or the Tangfastics bags unfortunately.
This Mix comes in three sizes- 10p £1 and £1.30 I think. Though this would not normally make any discernible difference, in this case the difference is massive. I really like the 10p bags of this Haribo however having bought one of the larger bags, would never buy a large bag again. The sweets in the smaller bags are (shock horror) smaller but more importantly they are significantly harder. On the other hand, the sweets in the larger packets are soft, which makes them horrible to eat because something about the softness seems to make them incredibly sickly.
My advice is therefore to only ever buy the small packets of this Haribo and these are very good and great for wasting 10 pence worth of change. However avoid the large bags, you will probably regret buying them.
My sweet tooth has led me to sit at work munching on a bag of sweets. My chosen delights today are Haribo Kiddies super mix. I only chose them because I love all things relating to Jelly babies and this was the packet that was closest to my jelly baby fix without buying actual jelly babies.
The super mix is packaged in one of Haribo's most basic designs. There is none of the shiny packaging that comes with certain flavours and type of their sweets. This is a plain red packet, with a clear section to be able to see all the sweets through the packaging. I like to be able to see what I am going to be eating so this is nice for me when choosing a product.
My packet was a 175 gram packet and the actual bag was probably filled about half way. I don't understand why companies don't make their packaging smaller instead of trying to fool the consumer that they are getting more for their money when they can see the contents through the packet anyway.
The sweets included in the super mix are three varieties. Fake jelly babies and foam fruit gums, with a spattering of milk bottles. They include a good variety of flavours ranging from peach, apple, orange and more. I rarely have picked out the same flavour twice in a row whilst eating them.
The imitation jelly babies are a lot smaller than the real thing, but they do give off an immense taste of fruit, although synthetic. The foam shapes are a bit more refined and it's difficult to break through the flavour barrier of the foam which takes up over half the sweet to find a fruit sensation.
As the imitation jelly babies are so strong in flavour it's quite nice to follow it with a foam shape and you won't be disappointed with the lack of fruit coming through as there will be plenty of aftertastes left from the jelly baby.
Kiddies super mix boast to having no artificial flavours, which looks good on the outside of the packet but on closer inspection you learn that whilst there are no E numbers there is still plenty of sugar to get the little darlings hyper if they eat enough.
The packet also tells me that these sweets are gluten, nut, milk and Soya free.
I have found after eating a fair few of them that my taste buds are making the edges of my tongue tingle from all that sugar. It has left quite a funny feeling in my mouth that I really feel like I need to wash away.
This is a shame as I have been enjoying the taste of them whilst eating; just the aftertaste is letting them down.
I paid £1.59 for my packet, and they will last me over the course of the day. I don't think they are too expensive for what you get as compared to similar packets the price is on par.
Overall I probably wouldn't choose to buy these again purely because of the after taste I have been left with.
When I was diagnosed with a sugar intolerance a few years ago I nearly cried at the thought of never having Haribo again. There are still times when my husband has to physically restrain me from grabbing a packet when we are shopping. They are the most delicious sweet known to man. It is official and I will not have anyone say otherwise.
I only discovered Haribo a few years ago (probably good job otherwise my teeth would have all fallen out before I even reached adulthood!) They are a German company and have been around since 1920.
You can buy Haribo in a variety of different packets and flavours. The most popular and in my opinion the best is the Kiddies Super Mix. The sour ones are also really nice but only for the occasional treat. You shouldn't mess with the best formula. You can buy them in small bags (useless for adults - barely enough for a mouthful!), large plastic bags, or even big plastic tubs. (The plastic tub was my best christmas present of all time and I nearly cried with delight when I opened it!)
There is a big mixture of sweets available in each packet. My favourites are the ones that are backed with a white spongy sweet. This is not as sweet as the jelly half and so balances is out well. Though of course, it is still a sweet and therefore, um, sweet and also packed with sugar. But if you are totally deranged you can convince yourself that the white backing has the same nutritional content as other white healthy things, like milk!
The jelly is quite firm and really packed full of fruity flavour. All have individual flavours and although everyone will have their favourites, they are suitably similar to each other that if you like Haribo, you will like them all. I certainly do!
The big bags are about £1.50
Come on, you knew there had to be one. They are full of sugar and if you eat too many (inevitable because they are delicious), they make you feel sick. They also give you a massive sugar rush so not a great idea for kids, despite the name! With 334 calories per 100g, they are not ideal for those watching their weight.
Only eat it if you have some semblance of self control!
Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!!
It's true, I love Haribo as do most other people I know! What is it about those little gummy sweets that get kids and adult alike so excited?
Haribo is the biggest manufacturer of jelly and gummy sweets in the world! They were founded in 1920 in Germany by a gentleman called Hans Riegel. The name Haribo was devised by using the initials of his name with the initial of Bonn, the location in Germany where they are headquartered, HRB - Haribo!!
Haribo is sold in a variety of different packets/flavours but one of my favourites (ok they are all my favourite but as I had a packet of the Kiddies Super Mix yesterday) the Kiddie's Super Mix is what I am basing my review on. However, watch on for more reviews on all the other flavours as they are all as good as each other.
The Kiddie's Super Mix come in a plastic bag which is see through in the middle so you can see all the lovely sweeties that you are about to eat. The top of the bag is quite a bold red colour, in my opinion to really make the bag stand out on the shelves. Bordering the see through part are little carton pictures of al the sweets that are included in the bag. There is also a cartoon character of a little boy making the packet quite kid friendly in my opinion. There is also a note informing you that the sweets contain no artificial flavours.
I think the reason why people really like Haribo is that there are so many different sweets in each packet. For example, in the Super Kiddie's mix there are milk bottles, mini jelly babies, little jellies in the shape of trainers and little jelly figures in the shape of frogs. With the exception of the milk bottles all the jellies then come in a variety of different flavours and colours such as red, green, purple, orange, yellow etc. This makes each handful different, new and exciting. All the sweets have a nice taste to them and there are none that you wouldn't want to eat.
The bags generally cost anywhere from £1 (in Woolworths) to £2 in some train stations etc. Watch for two for one offers because you can often find these on Haribos sweets quite frequently!
I would say after a while though the sweets do become very sickly as they are so full of sugar. In my opinion it is quite easy to eat a bag in one whole sitting but I do not recommend it as it can make you feel quite sick afterwards!
Now, onto the nutritional values, look away now if you don't want to know! Although these sweets contain a very small amount of fat (only 0.2g fat) a whole bag contains 774 calories!!! If you go back to where I said I could eat a whole bag in one sitting then this is really scary stuff. The bags of Haribo come in a 225g size. The nutritional value is given for 100g which is 344 calories but if you actually calculate that a bag is more than that then it adds up. If however you see Haribo as a treat and just eat it now and again or buy a bag to share with everyone then it is not that bad.
All in all, this is one treat I will not be giving up anytime soon and definitely fun for kids and adults!!
Haribo Kiddies Super Mix Kids Jelly Sweets 12 x 160gm