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Great for children and adults too!
Star mix are jelly sweets made by Haribo. The bag is blue coloured, and comes in a variety of sizes. There are a mixture of shapes of sweets included - cola bottles, rings, fried egg shapes, hearts and teddy bears. They are all fairly small, each one around 1cm - 2cm in size. They are available pretty much everywhere, certainly all your usual supermarkets, and corner shops etc. With a variety of different sized bags available.
My children love these sweets. Of course, they are as bad for your teeth as any other sweets are, but these are a definite favorite for the times when sweets are allowed. I usually have a bag in the kitchen cupboard, and must also admit to enjoying them myself too, I often find myself dipping in to the bag for a sneaky treat while making the dinner. I Think I love them as much as the children do really.
These are also great fillers for children's party bags. The small bags are available at around 10p per bag, or the larger 250g size can usually be found for £1 or so as they always seem to be on offer somewhere nearby. I usually put a bag or two of the smallest size in with whatever party bags I am making up. They seem to be a favourite with all children really, not just mine. If you haven't tried them, do, you will be addicted very quickly. Love them.
I have enjoyed Haribo sweets since i can remember, but unlike when i was a child, there are many many sweets to choose from these days. Haribo have been around for years, which makes them a credible company in my eyes.
I have never been a fan of chocolate, so instead of being bought selection boxes at Christmas and Easter eggs for Easter, i was bought sweets instead, which is probably where my love for Haribo first started!
Haribo star mix has lots of different sweets in them, my favorite being the cola bottles! But in them you also have eggs, love hearts, jelly rings and teddy bears. Some of the stories with the jelly rings are very funny. I heard of one story, where a man wanted to marry his girlfriend, but could not afford a real ring, so he actually proposed in the middle of the street with a Haribo jelly ring! Very "sweet" story if you ask me haha! On a positive note she said yes, which is wonderful.
Haribo star mix is available to buy from thousands of shops such as garages, super markets, local news agents and many many more. Haribo offer a range of sizes too. These are available in fun size bags, so kids can have a small packet instead of eating a huge bag, or they come in the standard size bad, which is the one we get.
For any sweet lover out there, who likes a great tasty treat, these should be on the list. I think there original, and the best!
---Why I Bought This---
I get quite nostalgic for these old types of sweets and find them very attractive and aromatic. Starmix are readily available in most outlets and I got mine at our local service station.
Starmix is made by Haribo, a German firm that was founded in the 1920s by Hans Riegel - from where the name drived (HA-RI- BO - first four letters from his name last two from the city of Bonn). They tend to be the main supplier of these jelly and foamy type sweets.
Attractive Union Jack on bag.
Plastic bag where the bottom section is transparent to allow a view of the sweets inside plus an image of a spaceship with a Gummi Bear inside.
Gluten free, Nut free, Milk free, Free from artificial colours
Long shelf life - mine up to May 2013.
Made by Dunhills, Ponefract.
Store in a cool dry place.
---Varieties in Bag---
Gelatinous red hearts with white foam backing - 6
Gelatinous yellow eggs with white foam 'whites' - 2
Clear gelatinous rings with a red 'stone' - 6
Gelatinous red rings with a yellow 'stone' - 6
Brown and clear gelatinous cola bottles - 8
Small gelatinous Gummi Bears:
*Red - 10
*Yellow - 4
*Green - 8
*Orange - 5
£1 for 160 grams.
Lots of other sizes available from tiny little 10p bags to huge plastic tubs more suited to parties.
Well as you can see above the bags of sweets contain eggs, cola bottles, rings and Gummi Bears - not in equal amounts though - which means you do not get many fried eggs, which I think are the most attradtive.
The bag has a lovely sweet and fruity aroma as soon as it is broken open, and with about 55 sweets for £1 the bag can last quite a while - so long as you do not go too mad.
The cola bottles have a lovely smell and the rings have a strong fruity aroma.
Being made with gelatine these are really chewy sweets - something I am not too keen on is gelatine, but I am pleased to see that they do now made vegetarian options as well.
This a well known old brand so when you buy these sweets you know what you are getting.
There is no nutritional value to speak of as they are full of sugar but at least if you buy these for your children you know they are getting something from a reputable firm - I always hated buying these sort of sweets where I did not know who made them - the sort of cheap rubbish that often turned up in son's party bags.
4 - would be five if they did not contain gelatine - but Vegetarian options are now available.
---Would I Recommend?---
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Gelatine, Citric Acid, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Flavourings, Fruit & Plant Concentrates (Apple, Aronia, Blackcurrant, Elderberry, Grape, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Nettle, Orange, Passion Fruit, Spinach), Glazing Agents (Vegetable Oil, Beeswax, Carauba Wax), Invert Sugar Syrup, Fruit Extract (Carob).
I tend to prefer chocolate over sweets but every now and again I do opt for a packet of sweets for a change and Haribo is one of my favourites. Haribo make all different mixes of sweets and one of the most popular is there starmix which is made up of different fruity jellied and foam sweets.
Haribo starmix sweets can be purchased from most supermarkets and come in variety of different bag sizes. The last bag that I purchased was a 200g bag from Asda and cost £1.00. I thought that this was very good value for a large bag of sweets.
The sweets come in a plastic bag which is blue at the top and clear at the bottom allowing you to see the colourful sweets inside. The packging is quite fun in the design with pictures of spaceships, stars and a rocket, I am guessing that this is so that the sweets look even more appealing to children, although the slogan for Haribo which appears on the front on the pack is 'kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of haribo'. On the back of the packet you can find more information about the sweets including, full ingredients listing, company contact details and nutritional information. It also states that the packet is suitable for recycling.
There are 200g contained in this bag of Haribo and on the back of the packet it states that a single serving is 40g. As with any sweets you should eat them in moderation as they are not in any way healthy but as part of a balanced diet they can make a nice tasty treat. A 40g serving of the Starmix contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 138 kcal
Protein - 2.6g
Carbohydrate - 31.6g
Fat - 0.1g
Fibre - 0.1g
Sodium - Trace
Salt - Trace
As I stated these sweets contain a good variety of different jellied and foam sweets which includes:
Personally I like all of these sweets and it is nice to have a good mixture to choose from as it means you do not get bored quickly of eating the same tasting ones. My personal favourites are the fried eggs and the rings which were really fruity.
Overall these are good quality, fun sweets that I think are definitely perfect for both children and adults alike and ones that I would certainly recommend and continue to purchase.
Haribo has played a big part in my life over the last 6 years. Weird opening? Well I suppose it is. I have been a community youth and children's worker for that period and Haribo Starmix minibags make the perfect prizes for games, party bags etc. Individually packaged in bright blue and clear plastic bags with fun designs on, you get about 10 sweets on average in each bag. These are Haribo classics such as the rings (which can also be used for a great party game - try stretching them until they can fit over your wrist, it can be done!) cherries, gummi bears and my favourites the foamy fried eggs and foamy love hearts. All are your basic small jelly type sweet, which taste great (yes I ate my fair share too!).
The pack size s the perfect after school treat and can be brought in multipacks or individually from shops at 10p a bag. The info on the back of the pack says that 100g of Haribo Star mix contains 344 calories and 0.2g fat, but these small bags aren't anywhere near 100g. Can't give you an actual weight as there isn't one on them.
Overall a fun treat for all ages, 5 stars.
Haribo are one of the best mass producers of confectionary sweets in the world, as there is a reason why there are and that is because their sweets taste so good.
In this bag you get a variety of children's favourites including fried eggs, gold bears, rings and cola bottles. All of the sweet are filled with exciting flavours and are so chewy they make your mouth water and want you leaving more as soon as it passes your throat.
The bag is a great size as if you want to pig-out then you can do and feel satisfied after but if you want to share then there is more than plenty to go around.
I have yet to come across a bag of Haribo Starmix that I have been disappointed with. The mix of sweets
always seems to have the right balance between the different types.
The price sometimes though feels a little steep depending on where you buy them from, I've seem some stores sell a bag for £2.20 when others charge £1. As long as the value is no more than £1.50 then I feel it is very good value for money.
Whether for an adult or a child they will thoroughly enjoy them.
We've all seen the adverts and heard the slogan, but do Haribo's really live up to everyone's expectations?
Yes, yes they do!
Haribo was founded in 1920 by Hans Riegel Sr in Germany. The headquarters for the company is in Bonn, and the name HARIBO is an acronym for Hans Riegel, Bonn. Which is actually an incredibly smart idea!
Today, Haribo is the biggest manufacturer of gummy and jelly sweets in the world, with its products mainly consisting of Gummi Bears, other jelly sweets and liquorice. There are five factories in Germany and 13 throughout the rest of Europe, and HAIRBO have sales offices in almost every country in Europe, as well as in the U.S. and Australia.
The price can vary. It's around 9p for a mini-bag of stamix, £1.40 for a 200g bag of starmix, £2.63 for a the mini-packs and £2.49 for a tub of Starmix. These can be bought at more supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's.
The packaging is overall very bright and colourful. Haribo starmix comes in a plastic blue packaging. It has HARIBO in red across the top, starmix underneath, and a rocket blasting off into space on the right. It has a clear plastic window where you can see the product and lot's of useful information on the back. Hairbos come in large packets of 200g and also smaller packets, perfect for lunchboxes.
Sweets yum! It's Haribo Starmixs' 15th birthday, so limited edition very cherry alien sweets have been added to the pack, and i can vouch for them being really yummy! It also contains gummy bears- which come in a lot of different colours and are very fruity and chewey, rings-which are really gummy and similar to the gummy bear taste, cola bottles- which are brown/black and white, and taste like coke, they are lovely, fried eggs- which have a yellow centre then a white surrounding, the white is fluffy and yummy, and the hearts- which are similar to the eggs as they have a white backing, and a red gummy front! Haribo's contain no artifical colours, however the sweets do contain gelatine, which makes them non-suitable for vegetarians.
Although the target market for Haribo Starmix is children, they are perfect for any age group! Even my gran loves them! They are great to keep kids occupied though, my sister enjoys putting on ther ing and pretending she is super famous and is handy for when i'm babysitting. They're also perfect for lunchboxes, parties, cinema trips or even just for overall munching. Haribo have also released various other ranges such as Maoam, Goldbears, Tang-fastic, Sour Cherries just to name a few. They are greatvalue for money, and i would definetely recommend this product! I love them!
"Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo" Well this grown up certainly does, and my two year old daughter is becoming a fan (i say becoming as i rarely let her have any sweets!)
I'm a big sweet fan and have to say that my current favourite is Haribo Starmix, and i really cannot get enough of it at the moment!! Haribo is a very popular sweet maker, and was founded in 1920 in Germany, the name is an acronym of the founder and place: HAns RIegel, BOnn (i never actually knew that until now). Haribo is now the biggest manufacturer of gummy sweets in the world and the main product is gummy bears.
Starmix was launched 15 years ago and is a mixture of the five best selling sweets - gummy bears, cola bottles, heart throbs, friendship rings and fried eggs. Now, i absolutely love them all apart from the fried eggs.....eww! The toffees come in various colours, the bears just seem to come in yellow, orange and green, the rings are red and white, or orange and yellow. The hearts are gummy but on the back of it there is a white foamy type backing, they are just yum!
The sweets are so fruity, colourful, chewy and very very moreish. They are widely available, instantly recogniseable with the bright blue packaging and come in different sized bags, from mini ones at 9p all the way up to big bags that sell at around £1.35. The small 9p bags are great for keeping my daughter occupied when we are shopping in asda - it is the one way i have found that i can keep her quiet while doing the weekly shop!
They can be fun as well as tasty - my little girl loves to wear the rings on her fingers and pretends she is a princess! Also she likes to give the hearts out and say she loves me with it (how cute!), this isn't often as she is sussing out that this means she gets less of the sweets!!
Recently Haribo became free from artificial colours which can only be a good thing - anything to make me think they aren't as bad for me as they actually are.
Other ranges of Haribo include Tang-fastic, Goldbears, Maoam and Supermix, but for me the starmix is the best of all. If you haven't tried them already, why not??? They are delicious but a little too moreish!
Haribo are an internationnal company offering various packets of sweet aimed at children.
Starmix is one of the most popular packs of sweets in the Haribo collection.
The sweets are described as being "fruit flavoured and sweet foam gums". The bag has a mix of jelly rings, bears, fried eggs, foamy lovehearts and cola bottles. There is various coloured and flavoured sweets.
The sweets contain no artificial colours.
The sweets come pre-packaged in a mainly blue plastic bag. There is a clear section near the bottom where you can see the sweets contained inside.
The Haribo Starmix banner is big and noticable. There is a picture of the Haribo character in a rocket ship and this certainly appeals to children. The back of the bag has the ingredients, nutrition and details of how to join the Haribo club at www.haribo.com.
I will mention each sweet individually :
The Fried Eggs - these were popular when I was a child and are the shape and style of a fried egg. The "white" is soft and the "yolk" is slightly firmer.
The Gummy Bears - these are small and various coloured teddy bear. They are quite firm and are of different fruit flavours.
The Rings - think back to your childhood. How many of you can honestly say you didn't kid on propose to your true love in the playground using one of these? 2 coloured and fruity. A ring shape of course with a nice fruity diamond nestled on top.
The Cola Bottles - resembling the Coca Cola glass bottles of the past. These are little, chewy and bottle shaped. They have a quite weird taste.
The Hearts - a foamy and thick base with a light fruity red topping. A perfect resemblence to a love heart and one you could give to the person you love.
Glucose syrup, sugar, dextose, gelatine, citric acid, caramelised sugar syrup, flavourings, fruit and plant concentrate (apple, aronia, blackcurrant, elderberry, grape, kiwi, lemon, mango, nettle, orange, passion fruit, spinach), colours (carmine, copper complexes of chlorophyll, paprika extract), glazing agents (vegetable oil, beeswax, carnauba wax), invert sugar syrup, fruit extract.
*Availability and Price*
Available in small packets around 10p
250g for around £1.30 but I bought my 160g bag from Home Bargains for 49p!
I bought these for my sons party a few weeks ago but ended up bringing them home as all the kids (except my son) were unwell and my sister thought it best they didn't eat junk! It's a party woman!
I used to have these occasionally when I was a child but now I know why my teeth are so bad. They may be ok on the calorie and fat front but at nearly 65g of sugar per 100g, this is tooth rotting awfulness!
So when you open the children-attracting back, there is a sort of plasticy type smell. The sweets are very oily feeling and range from small to a bit bigger.
Starmix are just really a bag full of your childhood favourites. Each sweet has a different texture and taste. The fruit flavours are quite synthetic and fake and don't particularly taste of fruit. They are overly sweet and rather sickly and I started to get toothache after eating a few.
My favourites are by far the fried eggs as I like the softness of them and was always partial to a wee bag when my Papa took me the shop to get a mix up. Ah those were the days! The rings were always a hit at school and every girl had to have one stuck around their wedding finger. Never a Prince Charming there though :(
Haribo are trying to change these so that no artificial colours are used but personally I think they should do something about that sugar figure..nasty piece of yummy work that sugar is. Pffftt
Anyways, not too keen on these as they leave a weird and fake taste in my mouth but kids seem to like them but keep quantities to a minimum.
Thanks for reading
I'm not sure where Haribo sweets sprung up from but they seem to have become one of the most popular bags of sweets now, and I have to admit if I get a craving for some jelly sweets, and I'm not near a supermarket and can get the bargain bags, I would always turn to Haribo.
I think personally the tangfastics are my favourite, but the star mix is definitely a close second.
A 275g bag of these costs around £1.35 depending on where you buy it from, they very often have various bags of haribo in places like pound land. I would say a bag this size can last a couple of days, as there are a lot of sweets in there, but me and my husband have eaten a whole bag between us in one go on a few occasions.
In the star mix there are things like cola bottles, fried eggs, cherries, rings, and crocodiles, all made out of that lovely jelly stuff that is incredibly sweet and chewy.
I would say that the flavours of the individual sweets all seem to be very good quality, and the cola bottles are my favourite.
The only one downside to these is that they are harder than a lot of other jelly sweets I have purchased, sometimes if I eat too many of these in one go I tend to get jaw ache. I find that supermarkets own jelly sweets are a lot softer.
I'm not entirely sure these are suitable for vegetarians, but I have never really checked, and I'm sure they have a massive sugar content and are probably really bad for you, but in moderation they are probably fine.
I know I shouldn't but I do love Haribo sweeties, normally I'm more of a Tangfastics fan but at the weekend I treated my nephew to a bag of his favourite sweets which are the Starmix variety of Haribo. Being the little champ that he is, he kindly shared his sweets with me and I have to say I really enjoyed them. I bought the 275g bag of sweets in Sainsburys for £1.00, they normally sell for £1.35 in there but at the moment they are on special offer and this is when I tend to buy them. They are available in loads of places though including supermarkets, Wilkos and Home bargains. Although they do cost a bit more than supermarket own brand equivalent, I would say that the extra cost is worth it in terms of quality.
The Starmix sweets come in an attractive blue bag, with a big red haribo logo and a picture of a small boy in a rocket. I think the packaging is appealing to both adults and children. There is a clear panel on the front of the bag so the coloured sweeties are visible so you can see what you are getting. On opening the sweets my nephew and I were met with a waft of sweet fruitiness, we both delved into the bag to pick out our favourites, everyone always has a favourite don't they?
My favourite is the good old cola bottle, a cola flavoured jelly sweet shaped like a mini cola bottle. When I was younger I used to enjoy biting the top of the bottle and pretending to drink the cola (ok, this sounds a bit weird now). These yummy bottles really do taste of sweet cola and are very chewy. They really give your jaw a good workout. My nephew's favourite is the fried egg which is a sweet, amazingly shaped like a fried egg. It has a round white foam upon which sits its small yellow jelly yolk. Again, there is a lovely contrast between the soft white foam and the chewy yellow jelly. Mrs B's favourite, like many girls is the red and white hearts, so I make sure I always save her one. These pretty looking heart shaped sweets have a strawberry flavoured jelly on their top and white foam on their bottom. You get the chewiness from the jelly and then the softness from the sweet creamy foam. Now that's everyone's favourites sorted it leaves me with the two remaining sweets in the Starmix pack, these being the jelly rings and the jelly bears. The bears are just that, different coloured jellies shaped like tiny bears, so tiny I can eat a few at a time. These are delicious, especially the orange ones though they are quite chewy. Lastly, the two toned ring, I'm sure there are many people including myself who have either tried the ring on there finger (luckily they do stretch) or given it to somebody else to wear. Once you do get round to eating them they give off a tasty fruitiness which is very addictive.
Unfortunately, for any vegetarians these sweets are not suitable. They are gluten free and also free from artificial colours. I won't list all of the nutritional content (nutrition, what nutrition) but suffice to say these sweets, as to be expected are full of sugar, 100g contains 344 calories and 0.2g of fat. Therefore it really is best to share a bag of
these sweets :O)
Haribo Starmixes are the perfect treat if, like me, you prefer to satisfy your sweet tooth with something that isn't smothered in chocolate.
You have the option of purchasing them in either three different sized packets or in what they call a 'drum' plastic container, so as a party bag filler for the kids or something to nibble at the cinema, there is something for every occasion!
The actual sweets you can get in a Haribo Starmix packet varies, my personal favourite being the rings, which are available in various colours relating to their flavour.
Jelly bears are another form of sweet which you would find in a Haribo Starmix. They are, you guessed it, little sweetie bears made out of jelly, and like the rings they come in a variety of colours.
Additionally in the Starmix there are cola bottles, fried eggs and hearts. As well as having jelly, these two latter sweets both have a white, soft and foamy like sweet, which compliments the jelly, melts on the tongue and leaves you wanting more!
One downfall to mention would be the odd amounts of individual sweets you receive.
You would expect an equal share of each different variety per pack. However, the little sweets are sometimes inconsistent in how much of each appears in a bag, so for instance one time you may have a packet that contains a whole jelly bear army, yet another packet will just have 1 bear on its own, looking sorry for itself.
This isn't such a bad thing if you like all of the sweets the same, yet it could be classed as a disadvantage for the fussy pickers among us.
To conclude, I would most certainly recommend a bag of Haribo Starmix, and at just 10p for a little pack, you really can't go wrong!
Haribo are fantastic little sweeties. There are all sorts of varieties, but Starmix are the ones we most often get.
They are gummy sweets and come in a great range of different shapes - cherries, strawberries, cola bottles, milk bottles. They each have their own distinct flavour, which is nice for this type of sweet as often they are different shapes or colours but all taste the same. There are also different texture - the milk bottles and fried eggs have a softer, almost foamier feel compared to the smooth gumminess of the coloured sweets. They are sweet, but not overly so, so not sickening.
The Starmix come in either a big bag, or in multipacks of little bags. We normally go for this option, as it helps them last longer and provides a bit of portion control (not just for the kids!). The multipack costs about £2 and I would guess there's about 15-20 bags in each one. These are really good for party bags, or for just having in the house for a little treat. We often take some with us when we go out and about, to save spending on treats in corner shops and so on.
Another great thing about Haribo from our point of view is that they are gluten free, so our youngest can still enjoy this little treat. Apart from that, I have no idea how they are nutritionally - they're not going to be good for you, but are really designed as a little treat so it shouldn't matter too much.
Really yummy, fun sweeties.
Apparently Kids and grown ups love it so....well I can vouch that I do (yes believe it or not I am a grown up) and also my girlfriends three year old daughter seems to love it too (as far as I know, she isn't a grown up).
Why do I love it so I hear you ask? Well.... There are a variety of different sweets in this pack, its always fun hunting out your favourite ones before you pass the bag on to share (I personally like the white bears and the white and red rings). Unlike products such as revels you can see what each sweet is too, so if there is one you don't like then you can simply give it to a friend.
You can also play silly games with these sweets as a young child (honestly I don't do this myself) and pretend you're getting married using the ring sweets as wedding rings.
Different sweets in the pack are:
If i've missed any out - sorry! I will thank you in my next speech just like at all the award ceremonies.
I like haribo starmix also because you can buy them in various different sizes. I like the handy "mini's" pack as they can easily fit in your pocket and I can eat them all quick before anybody sees them so I don't have to share them, haha!
Can't argue that grown ups love it so, I know I do.
Can't go in any pound shop without buying some haribo, and it is almost always the starmix. They are just perfect in every way and contain just about every jelly sweet you ever got in a childhood pic n mix.
I particuarly enjoy the gummy rings, and remember always putting them all on and then biting them off, I am sure I am not on my own with that one?
The eggs as well, they are also very nice and a childhood favourite too.
Now if you haven't eaten the Haribo Starmix before, basically it is the most popular withing the HAribo range at the moment, and for all the right reasons.
Each bag of "Starmix" consists of jelly sweets, hearts, eggs, cola bottles, small jelly babies. And more.
They come in a well sealed packet, which ensures freshness at all times.
These are also very reasonable on value, as I always get a large bag from the pound shop
We stocked right up on them at halloween, only to get no trick or treaters, so more for me :-).
The only downside, as with any sweets, is the sugar content, which perhaps they could look at reducing over time,
A selection of the most popular Haribo sweets including cola bottles, Heart Throbs, Friendship Rings, Fried Eggs and Goldbears.