I have always enjoyed fizzy sweets, more than others, because i think they feel really nice on your tongue. Haribo Tangfastics have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. They are similar to the haribo star mix, but fizzy, which i love! The best part about these has got to be the cherries, they make Tangfastics what they are! However, you never seem to get enough cherries in the bad, especially when the kids have been at the bag before you have had a look in! Even if they have their own bag they like to steal my cherries haha!
Haribo is a hugely recognized company, with a brilliant story. Some companies stories i find to be fascinating, how they started out with very little and build there way up to the very top of their market is outstanding.
Haribo was officially registered as a company on the thirteenth of December, 1920, which makes the company over ninety years old! The starting capital was a sack of sugar, a marble block, a stool, a brick oven, a copper kettle and a roller. From there on he built his way to the very top. I think it is really special that, with only very limited resources, he built his way up from nothing. The company had now grown massively, and make millions in revenue each year, just on this type of sweet alone.
This is a brilliant sweet, and a great company to buy from, anyone with a sweet tooth probably already knows about Haribo already, i would be surprised if they did not! These are cheap to buy too. They are a quality product but if you look in the right places, they can be bought for just £1 per bag, or even less if you are lucky enough to find a multi buy deal!
I do sometimes get cravings for chocolate, but give me the choice between a bar of chocolate and a bag of sweets and the sweets always win! I have got a sweet tooth, which I do my best to ignore, but every now and then I give in to my cravings for Haribo Tangfastics, or Haribo tangythings as I usually refer to them! My husband and I were in Farmfoods the other day and he picked two bags of these up because apparently they were on offer, but he doesn't really need much tempting. He knows that I love them and so his excuse was that he was buying them for me, but I know he's got a sweet tooth too, and so you can guarantee he's got another motive!
Availability and price:
These sweets are widely available, in many supermarkets, local shops, petrol stations and discount stores. They can usually be picked up for around the £1 mark, although sometimes they can be priced much higher than this, and sometimes they can be purchased for less when on special offer. The bags my husband picked up have £1 RSP written on them, and I think this is a reasonable price for a 220g bag.
I never normally list ingredients in my reviews, but I thought that maybe I should because it is a food product, so here goes: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelling Agent (Gelatine), Dextrose, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Flavourings, Fruit and Plant Concentrates (Apple, Aronia, Blackcurrant, Carrot, Elderberry, Grape, Hibiscus, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Nettle, Orange, Passion fruit, Spinach), Invert Sugar Syrup, Fruit Extract (Carob). These sweets don't contain any artificial colours.
The sweets themselves:
There are a variety of colours and shapes of sweets in these packs, usually consisting of cola bottles, dummies, cherries and crocodiles, with the dummies and crocodiles having different colours to them. The sweets are chewy, coated in sugar (my poor teeth!) and have a lovely sweet and sour taste to them. They certainly aren't the sourest sweets I've ever tasted, which is good because I find some to be too sour, but they are tangy enough for me. I prefer these Tangfastic sweets to the 'Starmix' variety because I find that without the sweet and sour taste, Haribo sweets are a little bit boring for my liking. The cherries are my favourites, and funnily enough I think most other people also prefer the cherries, and so I would like to know why every pack always seems to contain loads of cola bottles and very few cherries?!
One thing that I didn't realise about these sweets until I opened the pack up and saw some weird triangle-shaped sweets staring up at me, was that they were actually a limited edition pack containing watermelon slices. At first, I thought something had gone wrong with some of the cherries because they are a similar red and green colour! Now I like the taste of real watermelons and these watermelon sweets really do taste like a slice of watermelon, but the combination of the taste of watermelon and the sweet and sour tangy flavour of the sweets mixed together is just weird! I'm not a fan and was not impressed with this limited edition, although my husband thought they were great and so I let him have them all. According to the packet, Starmix packs also have limited edition packs available, offering blue'bear'ies, which are blue bears with blueberry flavour, so watch out! I hope they taste better than the watermelons!
Haribo tangythings are probably my favourite sweets, they taste great, are widely available and can often be picked up on offer. They better not make the watermelon slices a permanent feature though, more cherries instead please!
Sweets are definitely my week spot, and when it comes to Haribo sweets I can honestly have no control over my urges. There a few Haribo sweets that are available but the one that I tend to purchase more often is the Haribo Tangastic flavoured sweets, and is purely because of my love of sourness.
==WHAT YOU GET==
In the Tangfastics 275g packet you get a mixture of cola bottles, dummies, sour cherries and crocodiles. In my opinion there never seems to be enough of the cherries but always loads of the cola bottles! Maybe this is just because the cherry is my favourite and I end up gulping them down far quicker than the others (I am not greedy...I promise!).
Serving Size: 100g
Total Fat: 0.2g
Price wise these can vary from store to store, but I usually buy these in the standard sized 275g bag for around £1. However I have seen these at rental stores and at cinemas for a hefty price of £2-3 which IS way over priced in my opinion.
Each sweet has their own unique flavour but in general they are jelly sweets that contain a coating of sour sugar and have soft chewy texture. They are nice and sweet which what you would expect from any type of sweet, but the sour tangy flavour is what I love about these.
They are juicy and very soury which for me leaves me craving for more. The cherries seem to be the tangiest out of all of them and is one of the reasons why the cherries are my favourite of the bunch. One slight downside to these is it can be quite a messy affair when eating the sweets, as the sugary outer coating seems to go everywhere and in particular on the fingers, leaving my hands very sticky and need of a good wash. But in my opinion the messier usually means the tastier, and the sticky fingers are something that I don't mind enduring for the irresistible taste.
I am afraid to say that I am slightly addicted to these sweets, which isn't the best thing considering the high sugar and calories content. The great mix of sourness and sweetness and the nice soft texture makes these very more some and highly irresistible. So I would recommend these to anyone that has a love for tangy and sour sweets, and if you have never tried sour sweets, I dare you!
Car!-Many fools buying these sweets, are often mistaken in believing that the supossed "crocodiles" are "crocodiles", but lets be honest here. They aren't reptiles in the slightest, they are in fact auto-mobiles such as a five door car. This may come as shock to many of you sweet eaters out there, but I can assure you that I am correct. If anyone reading this review requires therapy, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.orgYours sincerely Oscar the master. Helped out by Emily Minchin.
I think I have too much of a sweet tooth for my own good, but Haribo is one that verges on an addiction. Despite not liking them at first, Tangfastics are something I've come to like, just in moderation because they can be quite sickly!
Haribo was founded in 1920 & they're a very popular choice of 'kids' sweets. Not just for kids though, as per the adverts, because 'kids and grown-ups love it so'! I trust them to have good quality products, even though I have found some of them to be less than 'fresh' upon opening.
You can get these in the larger 250g bag for around £1.40 (Tesco) though they're also sold in Poundland, as I've recently discovered. You can also pick up mini bags that have miniature Tangfastics in for 10p. They come in an orange coloured plastic bag with Haribo across the top so they're easy to identify. The middle is transparent so you can see what to expect before buying.
What are they? Think regular Haribo (ie. Jelly sweets) but with lots of tangy flavour and a sugar coating. You get a couple of different shapes, and one that has a foam type underneath, making it a bit softer and chewier than the others. Each sweet is bitesized, though I bite them in half; they're very sugary and quite tangy (hence the name) so having too much or too many can be quite sickly.
Tangfastics are gluten, milk and nut free, as well as being free from artificial colours, which is always a good thing. Per 100g, you're getting only 0.2g of fat but 340 calories, which is quite steep. That's because of all the sugar, which also means they're not exactly tooth-friendly.
I like these as a little pick me up because they're sweet and tangy, so just a couple give you a sugar spike. Be warned of their more addictive quality because they can get sickly, but other than that they're fun, fruity tasting and make for a sweet treat every now and again.
Sells for around £1.40 for 250g but they're often on offer for £1, smaller bags also available.
I am more of a chocolate than a sweet person in general but I do enjoy sour sweets and the sourer the better! Haribo are a really popular make of sweets and they do all different varieties but my personal favourite is there Tangfastic sour mix. They are described on the packet as 'fizzy fruit flavour & sweet foam gums'.
I purchased my last bag of Tangfastic from Asda and they cost just £1.00 for a 160g packet. You can also purchase these sweets in tiny individual bags and also larger bags.
The packet is made from a quite think plastic which is predominantly orange in colour but is bright and eye catching. I think the packaging is designed to appeal more to children due to the pictures of the sweets on the packet which are made to look like little characters. But as it says on the packet 'kids and grown up's love it so'! On the back of the packet you can find full ingredients listings and nutritional information.
Like with most sweets they are low in fat but make up for that with the high sugar content. The tangfastic sweets also contain no artificial colours. According to the packaging a 160g bag should contain 4 servings. Therefore a 40g serving contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 136
Protein - 2.5g
Carbohydrates - 31.3g
Fat - 0.1g
Fibre - 0.1g
Salt - Trace
The tangfastic sweet come in all different shapes which makes them a nice variety. Each bag contains cola bottles, dummy's, cherries and foam backed crocodile's all coated in a tangy sugar. My favourite are the cherries as they are still sour but have a nice sweet cherry flavour too. The cherries and the cola bottles have their own unique flavour whilst the other sweets just taste fruity and sour. The sweet are all quite chewy but do not stick to your teeth which is something that I really do not like. Overall I do really like these sweets it is nice to have a good variety in one packet, I would like them to be a little sourer but that is just a personal preference. They do still make my tongue tingle but for me a sweet can never be sour enough! But they are tasty sweets that are a good price and ones that I will continue to purchase.
Every so often I feel the need for a bit of a sugary pick me up and being a sucker for sour sweets, these are one of my favourite choices. Tangfastics are a colourful mix of fruity gummy and foam sweets that are covered in cavity inducing sugar that would be sure to make your dentist mad. The packet tells me that there are no artificial colours but I'm sure they more than make up for this with the flavourings used, nethertheless, they are fantastic in my opinion and I get a bit carried away when I get my hands on these.
Among the shapes are cherries, dummies, and foamy crocodiles. I particularly like this selection of Haribo because they have my childhood favourite; fizzy cola bottles.
I am sure that these are pretty bad for you (as are most things that taste good) and are probably not the best thing if you are trying to look after your teeth. All the same, they really do taste tangy and have that sour edge. They are also very moreish. I normally buy these in 200g bags, when they are on offer for 50p in Asda, but they usually cost around £1.35 and are available in smaller sized bags.
Founded by Hans Riegel Senior in 1920, this popular confectionary brand has taken the world by storm with it's many different jelly sweets, the first of which was the Goldbear. Now Haribo is officially the biggest manufacturer of jelly sweets in the world! The English adverts always have the catchy jingle "Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo", which comes from the German "Haribo macht Kinder froh - und Erwachsene ebenso", meaning "Haribo makes children happy - and adults too". Haribo's best sellers in the UK are Starmix, Tangfastics, Kiddies Supermix, Maoam and Strawbs.
First Impressions (The Packet)
Well the packet itself is brightly coloured and the variety is clearly stated: "Tangfastics", a play on "Fantastic" it would seem. A graphic with text claiming no artificial colours is visible too, along with a bear, cherries, cola bottle, alligator and dummy. The motto "Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of haribo"...but i'm neither kid or grown-up, i'm a teenager, so will I love the "happy world of haribo" or not? Time to find out...
Meet the Tangfastic family:
In my packet I found a larger ratio of cherry to everything else, I'm unsure whether it was pot luck or if Haribo have a set number of each sweet they put in every packet. A rule they follow, so to speak.
One disadvantage of the sweets is that they smell quite chemical and price ranges store to store.
The cherry was my favourite, a satisfactory size, quite sour but very soft and chewy.
Probably the least sour of all, or maybe my taste buds are broken...Tastes as you'd expect...of cola. I don't like the size of this one though, it's quite small compared to the rest.
These come in different colours and flavours, however I couldn't work out the flavours. In my pack there were yellows, reds and greens. Chewy gelatine front, with a soft foamy back. The alligators are an okay size, I would like them a bit bigger though.
The dummy comes in different colours and flavours too, I had green and white, and yellow and orange, but yet again my taste buds fialed me and I couldn't work out the flavours as the sourness was overpowering at the start. A good size, a great idea for a sweet, and you get so tempted to suck it as a dummy.
Nutritional information per 100g
Energy: 1446KJ 340 kcal
(of which are sugars): 59.9g
(of which are saturates): 0.1g
*Caramelised Sugar syrup
*Fruit and Plant Concentrates (Apple, Aronia, Blackcurant, Carrot, Elderberry, Grape, Hibiscus, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Nettle, Orange, Passionfruit, Spinach)
*Colours (Carmine, Copper Complexes of Chlorophyll, Paprika extract)
*Invert Sugar syrup
*Fruit Extract (Carob)
I'm intrigued that spinach is an ingredient, I've never liked spinach but I love Haribo! Gelatine included means that unfortunately, vegetarians won't be able to taste the best sweets in the world. If anyone could tell me what Carob is then I'd be grateful, I've never heard of it before.
Haribo never disappoints, and I would definitely recommend Tangfastics. If you're not a fan of sour jelly sweets, then consider another Mix, because Haribo is a brand for everyone, and you will definitely find a favourite in the Haribo range.
Oh and I'm loving the Happy World of Haribo!
As a lover of Haribo I feel it is only right that I review my favourite sweets. Haribo is one of the most popular sweet brands known today and there are many diferent types of haribo sweets, including typical penny sweets (cola bottles, eggs, rings) in the Starmix selection, giant strawbs, build-a-burger, gummy snakes, and of course - tangfastics. Tangfastic sweets include sour dinosaurs, cola bottles, sour cherries, and sour dummy rings. Depending on where you buy them typical prices can range from 80p to £1.40 but you can get small packets with about 10 sweets for about 30p. I was lucky enough to get a 2kg tub from Costco for £5. Although I am sure my body wont be thankful for it given that these sweets are crammed with glucose syrup, sugar, gelatine and lots of e numbers.
I personally feel that these sweets are full of flavour, and are very juicy. They taste really good which explains why they are so popular and also rather addicting. They are rather chewy which I think makes the flavour stand out more but they are also quite soft on the teeth so not likely to pull any out.
The packaging is rather vibrant, with colourful orange on the front and the haribo kid on the front also, so they definitely are very attractive on a shop shelf.
Whilst these sweets are popular with kids, they are also popular with adults due to tasting so good. I would definitely recommend these sweets to anybody with a sweet tooth or after a sugary snack. I would avoid them if diabetic or wary of e numbers.
This is definately one of my guilty pleasures, it's definately not just for kids! They are so addictive! They are great for parties, get togethers and also just a nice saturday night in with the family. If you eat a lot your mouth does tend to start feeling a bit numb and your gums feel like they are going to explode!
The tangfastics are your normal Haribo jelly sweets covered in sugar, they have cola bottles, crocodiles, keys & my all time favourite cherries, which I personally think they don't put enough in the pack.
There are no artificial colours in the pack but I'm afraid they are not the healthiest thing for you, they are terrible for your teeth and you are looking at 340 kcal in 100g, the packs are normally 250g so if you share a whole packet with someone then you are eating a hell of a lot of calories.
We try to just have them as a treat once in a while but it is dificult when you see them in a shop begging you to buy them!
Although I am more of a savoury kind of girl, from time to time a big bag of sweets or chocolate is just what you need!
Fo my birthday I got exactly that, a mix of all kinds of chocolates and sweets and in amongst the mix was these Haribo Tangfastics!
Now these are avaliable from most places, including supermarkets, sweets shops and most cinemas.
They are around £1.50 a bag, however are often on offer for £1, or 2 for £2.
The sweets themselves are much the same as any other Haribo sweets, with the normal colours, shapes and sizes, however are coated in lots of sugar and have a sour taste to them.
There are many different sweets, from dummies to cherries and including the classic cola bottle. The sweets themselves have an immediate quite sugary and sour taste. To begin with the sugar does feel quite grainy and rough on your skin, however as the sugar begins to 'melt' the sugar begins to become much smoother and with doing so the sourness of the sweet goes.
After this, you begin to get the taste of the actual sweet, which is quite sweet, my favourite does have to be the cherry, though I wouldn;'t say from sweet to sweet the flavour differs that much, though I do think that the green and white dummy is quite unique.
Overall I do really like these sweets, though they can be quite sour and are sweet, so if you don't really like sweet stuff then these aren't for you!
I'm sure that everyone will have heard of haribo, they originated in Germany and are now very popular in the UK. You can get them in many varieties but I'm talking about the tangfastics variety.
The most popular variety of haribo is the starmix one which is different popular jelly sweets like cola bottles, gummy bears, etc and tangfastics are basically starmix but sour with a sugary sour coating to them. In the packet you get sour cherries, cola bottles, crocodiles and dummies, but there never seems to be a good ratio of sweets as there always seems to be way more of one than the other! My favourite has to be the cherries. Its a nice change to the normal haribo!
You can get them some places in mini bags for about 10p, but I think that the big sharing bags are the best value which you can get just about anywhere - supermarkets, corner shops, the cinema, etc. However they always seem to be on offer in Asda for about 60p, whereas in the cinema they cost £2.75 which is just too much!
In conclusion, these are my favourite sort of haribo but they are quite heavy on the sugar so try not to eat too many at once as they can get quite addictive!
These are probably my favourite of all the varieties of Haribo sweets.
You get a few different types in the bag. You get cola bottles, the crocodiles with the white foam stuff on the back, cherries, yellow and orange keys, and green and white keys. All with the fizzy sour sugar on them, and all of which are really tasty.
Haribo was founded in Germany, by a man called Hans Riegel, in a city named Bonn. The name came from a mixture of the 3 words. HA (Hans) - RI (Riegel) - BO (Bonn). Clever, huh?
They can be found at just about every food retailer and supermarket. A 200g bag (the standard size hanging bag) costs around £1.10 - £1.20 at Co-Operative, but at the moment they have 250g bags for £1 which is unargueably excellent value.
The nutrition information per each 100g is as follows;
Calories - 340
Protein - 6.3g
Carbohydrates - 78.3g
of which sugars - 59.9g
Fat - 0.2g
of which saturates - 0.1g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - Trace
Salt - Trace
I absolutely love these sweets. They're perfect for a night in with a movie, a night out at the cinema, munching on on a long car journey or just sharing with your friends.
I think of all the Haribo options tangfastics are my favourite. Even though I am a fully grown adult there is still a certain pleasure that I get when the fizz happens on my tongue and the sourness makes my back teeth tingle.
Tangfastics come in 275g bads and cost around £1.35 depending on where you purchase them from, as I have seen lots of Haribo in various discount stores like pound land.
A bag of these really is full to the brim, not like some bags of sweets where it's mostly packaging. You do get a good load of sweets for the money.
The sweets in this bag come in various shapes and sizes but my favourites are the cola bottles and the cherries, these also have the dummy shaped sweets in them.
All the sweets are coated in a sour sugary layer, which does get all over your fingers when your eating them, so I always feel like I want to wash my hands afterwards.
The taste of these sweets is very sweet, but incredibly sour. I find that some of the shapes of sweets are more sour than the other, I think for me the cherries are the sourest. These are proper sour sweets, I have bought supermarkets own sour sweets before now and they are pitiful and not sour at all, but these really do have a good old tang to them, which if you like that sort of thing is brilliant.
I find these a bit softer than the haribo starmix, which I think can only be a good thing, they are still a bit chewy, but don't require nearly as much effort as the starmix.
Nutritional information of these (per 100g) is as follows:
kilojoule / kcal - 1446 kJ/ 340 kcal
Protein - 6.3 g
Carbohydrate - 78.3 g
Fat - 0.2 g
Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
Fibre - 0.5 g
I would highly recommend these if you like sour jelly sweets. They have a real tang to them, and are not too expensive.
Haribo have pretty much cornered the market when it comes to mass producing different types of the same sort of sweet. There are only so many things you can do to sugar coated fruit flavoured chewy sweets, yet idea after idea seems to bring excited buyer after excited buyer.
The Tangfastics that my wife bought yesterday were because of their placing on the shelf - shelf stacking 101 - and because she needed some sweets to pick her up after a crap day at work. So, she returned back with these and a collection of creamy choc desserts. Peeling the lid off a dessert pot and getting a teaspoon seemed like far too much work, so I just opened the bag of these and we got to work!
The sweets come in a very colourful, 200g bag, and are essentially a collection of various shapes of chewy sweets coated in sugar. The shapes range from crocodiles to keys and rings and bottles, among others. Each of them are very tangy, and the sugar is pretty much the dominant thing when you first pop them in your mouth. The flavour only comes through when you first take a bite into them. I tend to suck for a bit first.
Needless to say, we managed to devour the entire packet pretty much without thinking about it. That's probably about 100g each, and when you consider that for every 100g you get 340 calories and 60g of sugar, it's probably not best to eat these on too regular a basis.
The flavours are quite varied, and while some of them are really nice and strong, some are also equally fake and yucky. I'm not a fan of the vherry or the apple, particularly, but the rest are quite nice, an can include various fruity flavours that add to the sweetness somewhat.
Overall, these are sweets that are just as gimmicky as the next bag, and so don't be fooled by thinking they're any different to other Haribo sugr coated chewy sweets - they're not. However, they are rather nice and it's hard to stop eating them. They're well packaged and the sweets are quality - not like some other brands you can get that just fall apart before you touch them or don't seem to have much to them. Haribo do manage to replicate things quite a lot, but at least it's always like to be of a high quality. This bag costs just over £1, but I'm sure that this will vary a bit depending on where you look for it. Recommended.
Sugar coated sour mix jelly sweets.