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      23.10.2011 22:50
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      Tasty snakes!

      As I know work across the road from a large Asda store I have been very tempted by their own brand range of sweets. They have a large amount in the range and you can pick and mix three packets for just £1.00. This to me is just far too tempting so I have been working my way through the range. One of the first ones I tried was the 'Super Sour Snakes'. The sour snakes come in a small plastic packet which has a black band across the top with the' Asda chosen by you' logo on. The rest of the packet is quite a bright green with a cartoon snake image wrapped around a clear oval window allowing you to see the snake sweeties inside. The sweets are described on the front as being 'fizzy sugar coated fruit flavoured gums'. On the back of the packet you can find the usual full ingredients listings, allergy advice and nutritional information. I was very surprised that when I looked at the back of the packet at the nutritional information (something I usually avoid for unhealthy food, but for the sake of dooyoo) that it stated that there are 6 servings in this 95g packet!! I suppose this is because these sweets are aimed at children and not at full grown adults like me. Also I had already eaten half the packet when I looked at this so that meant 3 servings had disappeared in the space of 2 minutes. The nutritional content per 100g (just slightly more than the whole packet) of these sweets is: Calories (kcal) - 313 Protein - 5.3g Carbohydrate - 72.8g Fat - 0.1g Sodium - trace I did rather enjoy these sweets, they looked very cute when I opened the packet and was nice that they came in different colour combinations. Each snake was made of two colours which seemed to be either yellow/green or red/orange. Each jelly snake was covered in a fine sugar, this was the sour part of the snake. I would not say that the snakes are quite super sour but they certainly have a nice tang to them followed by a fruity taste. I would certainly buy these sweets again, although they contain a lot of sugar they are a nice treat and are also great value.

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        30.04.2010 13:27
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        A good sweet, but could be sourer.

        These are another of the Asda 3 bags for £1.00 sweets, that we always seem to have around Christmas, as our family tradition of each having a goody bag of sweets dictates. My mother in law always purchases the sweets for us and she is an Asda shopper so we all get at least one of these 3 for £1.00 bags. (There are four of us so she has to buy at least 6 bags!) A bag of these is just under 100g I think. I always expect these sweets to be quite long as they are called snakes, but I think they would be better explained as a worm, but then the alliteration wouldn't work would it. The sweets are about 5cm in length and they have a sugary coating, which is supposedly the sourness. They do come in a few different colours, but I never notice any major difference in taste, they are all just fruity flavoured, and the sour sugar tends to overpower the taste a bit anyway. They are quite soft, but not sticky like some jelly sweets. As for sourness, I would not describe these as super sour, they are a bit sour, but nothing major, I would say about the same as Haribo's tangfastics but with bigger sugar granules coating them. I could handle a lot more sour, but I think a lot of it is down to personal preference. After eating these they do leave your tongue a bit fuzzy, which is no major issue, I think you get that from most sour sweets. I would recommend these as they are not as super sour as they make out, and as part of the constant 3 bags for £1.00 offer they are quite the bargain.

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          24.03.2010 14:07
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          A cheap sugary snack which is alright for a nibble

          I am much more of a chocolate lover than I am of sugary sweets like these but I buy them for my other half and can't help but pinch one when the packet is lying about. Super Sour Snakes are from Asda and are available on a 3 for a £1 offer along with other bags of sweets so I usually mix buying these with chocolate buttons for myself! A bag weighs 95 grams and they are described on the package as 'fizzy sugar coated fruit flavour gums.' The sweets are of course shaped very loosely around snakes and come in various bright colours. I am more than happy with how many you get for your money and they make for a good nibble now and again, I can't imagine sitting down and eating the whole packet in one go though! There is definitely a sourness to these sweets, although it isn't as tongue tickling as I would like. With a name like Super Sour Snakes you would perhaps expect something that would blow your head off a little more, but they are very mildly sour. These sweets aren't too chewy though and that's a good thing plus they don't get stuck all between your teeth which is most annoying! This little bag of sugar is nice enough and I will continue to buy them so I can nick a few when they are left within my reach but I wouldn't recommend them if you only want a sweet that is going to be very sour, because these aren't!

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          09.02.2010 13:14
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          Nice for every once in a while, but not going to become a regular snack.

          I'm trying to veer away from eating so much chocolate but at the same time desperately need something to satsify my sweet tooth. While I know the gummy, chewy sweets like these often have a lot of sugar, and are certainly not calorie-free, for me I find that I do much better on a diet if I have something like this to treat myself. Super Sour Snakes are one of Asda's own brand sweets, many of which are permanently on offer for three for £1, or 38p each. I really love sour sweets, and often get let down by things which aren't even vaguely tangy when I try them. However, while not the most eye-watering (America's Warheads have definitely won that award), I find these have a slight sharp edge, which I much prefer to sickly-sweet sweets. Of course die-hard sour fans like myself will always moan they could be sourer, but not bad. Each bag is 95g, which for me while I'm dieting is two servings, roughly between the small packs of sweets you find loose in a newsagents, and bigger packets which hang on a rack. Nutritionally, you could eat the entire bag for roughly the same calories as a large chocolate bar such as a Snickers, although importantly there is only a trace of fat. Needless to say the sugar content is fairly high. These are one of the sour sweets which has a "sour coating" by way of flavouring and sugar crystals on the outside. Each snake is roughly an inch long and while they are chewy, this is without being sticky. I like this especially now as I'm wearing braces, and sometimes the clean-up outweighs any positives of having a snack in the first place! They are different colours, and although some are perhaps supposed to be different fruit flavours, they just taste vaguely "fruit salady" to me. Looking at the ingredients there are some odd extracts, such as nettle, which I definitely didn't detect. Visually, they look more like worms if I'm honest, snake sweets are usually longer and well, more snake-like. But I won't mark them down for not looking life-like! I find that after eating these my teeth feel squeaky and fuzzy, probably because of the sugar coating itself to my teeth, which is quite unpleasant and as such I would only eat these while at home or somewhere I would be able to brush immediately afterwards. This is a shame because they are the perfect size to take on a journey or for a cinema snack. While these were nice for a little treat, I probably would only buy once in a while because of the high sugar content and weird feeling it gave my teeth! They also are not suitable for vegetarians.

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          19.10.2009 12:15
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          Yummy fizzy chewy treat

          Asda Super Sour Snake sweets! I have a terrible sweet tooth and always buy a pack of jelly sweets on the weekly shop as a little treat for myself. Im always trying different sorts of sweets from hard candy to chewy sugar coated gums. **Packaging** These sweets come in a small lime green bag with a picture of a cartoon snake on the front. There is a small clear window on the pack where you can see the sweets inside the pack. (I normally take advantage of this and see what pack has the most red sweets in as there my favourite!). The pack is very easy to open, all it takes is a simple tear to the top of the pack. On the reverse of the pack reads the ingredients and nutrition. **The Product** The sweets themselves are shaped as little snakes which are all different colours. There is a mixture of different fruity flavours, each colour snake has a different flavour. They are quite hard chewy sweets they take a good 20 chews before they will go down. The taste is sharp and fruity but i wouldnt call them sour, they dont make you screw your face like some on the market do! I'd say there more fizzy than sour. These sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours, but they do contain Pork Gelatine so not suitable for vegetarians. Also if your not 100% happy with them Asda will refund and replace the product. Typical values per sweet: Energy 13kcal Protein 0.2g Carbohydrate 3.0g Fat Trace Fibre Nil Sodium Trace **The Price and Where to Buy** These are only available in Asda as there an Asda on brand sweet. You can buy one pack for 37p or they sell them 3 bags for £1. Asda have many different own brand sweets in this 3 for £1 deal e.g Jelly beans, Jelly babies, chocolate buttons etc etc, so you can pick and mix with other sweets or just buy 3 packs of Sour Snakes! **Overall** I think these sweets are a yummy chewy treat at a fantastic cheap price! Go on try a pack!

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          14.07.2009 18:52
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          Super un-Sour Snakes

          My cousin hosted a Harry Potter movie night at the weekend in preparation for the sixth film's release at the cinema this week. Being the gracious guest that I am, my husband and I took a trip to Asda beforehand to stock up on sweeties for everyone to share. I already knew that Asda do a selection of cheap sweets as my husband often buys some but I didn't realise quite the amount and selection that they actually have and I was stood there umming and ahhing for quite some time deciding which ones to pick. So the Super Sour Snakes ended up being one of my picks as most people are sure to like these. They are soft fruit flavour gums with a fizzy sugar coating. When opening the pack there's a very sweet and fruity smell and there's plenty of sweets filling the pack up nicely. The sweets are, of course, in the shape of a slithering snake - a long and thin curling line with a bigger round end for the head. They come in a range of different colours and flavours including all the usual ones - strawberry, orange, apple, lemon, etc. Some of the snakes are one single flavour and some snakes are made up of two flavours, the middle being one colour and the head and tail being another, giving a mix of flavours in the one sweet. To be honest I'm not usually keen on sour sweets but I got these as a lot of people are but, a disadvantage for some but an advantage for me, these weren't very sour. Actually they weren't really sour at all. The sugar coating tasted more sweet then sour or fizzy just like it was normal sugar coated on top. The fruit flavours were very distinct and every colour had a different flavour relating to certain fruits. The pink strawberry ones were my favourites but they all had a very pleasant taste and, out of all the packs of sweets we bought, the Super Sour Snakes, or should I say Super un-Sour Snakes, were the ones I was digging around the sweetie bowl for. The snakes come in a small green 95g plastic bag with a picture of a green twisted snake on the front. The pack really is very small but the great thing about these Asda sweet packs is that they are always full to the brim of sweets. However, if you intend to eat them whilst watching a movie or some similar activity, I think they're only big enough for the one person. Or, as we did, you can buy a few packs of a variety of sweets and share them all out. They're 37p each if bought singly but are in an offer of 3 for £1. I think this is a permanent offer as every time I go in Asda the offer is always on. This makes them even better for buying a few packs as they're brilliant value. Per sweet, each snake contains 13 calories, or per 100g (almost one pack) they contain 325 calories and a low 0.2g of fat. Although quite a few calories, they only contain natural flavourings and fruit and vegetable extracts so they're not too bad for you. I've just noticed that they contain pork gelatine so they're not suitable for vegetarians unless, like me who's a non-red meat eater, you can overlook little ingredients such as this. Oops I feel a tad guilty now for overlooking the meat part!! So, if you're a sour sweets fan I wouldn't recommend these, but otherwise these are a very tasty little pack of snakes.

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            24.09.2008 16:29
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            these sweets have a great price, but the sweets themself is a bit of a let down.

            sweets are my massive downfall, and i have to admit i dont mind what they are. Asda's own super sour snakes, or not so sour snakes as they should be called, are tasty , but the are definitly not sour. The price of these are excellent, you get 3 packets for an amazing £1.00, yes that right one whole pound, now tell me really what can you buy for that now adays? you can also, if you wish, mix up the sweets that you want to buy. some of these sweets have two flavours that merge together, and the rest are all one flavour, and are covered in whats meant to be sour sugar, but the name of these should just be not so sour snakes not super sour snakes as thats a bit of an exaggeration. The flavour of these sweets are very good, with one exception, whats meant to be an apple flavour really tastes nothing remotely like it, over all i would say that these sweets are good, but dont go by the name cause they really have no relevence to it.

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              16.06.2008 19:50
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              Still worth it

              Now I must admit I am a sucker for sweets and just lately Asda's own sweets have become a particular favourite of mine. Not only are they great value for but they also contain no artificial colours or flavours and taste pretty damn good. These Super Sour Snakes come in a 100g green packet that has a picture of a snake on the front. The back of the packet contain all the nutritional information you could need - I'll deal with this later. On opening the bag there is quite a sweet fruity smell, which I think is nice. The bag is also rather full, which does make a change and the sweets inside are covered in a lot of the fizzy sugar substance (not good for your teeth but makes them taste sour). Each sweet is a fruit flavoured gum and is shaped like a snake. Its head and tail are the same colour and the main body is a different colour. Upon eating them they do taste quite fruity but unfortunately for me they do not taste too sour in fact not very sour at all, which I was quite disappointed about. Don't get me wrong they are really nice sweets and I will purchase them again but they are certainly not what the pack suggests "super sour". ~~~~~~Nutritional Information~~~~~ Each pack (100g) contains - 325 calories - 4.9g Protein - 73.3g Carbohydrate - 54.2g carbohydrate of which sugars - 0.2g Fat As you can see they aren't the healthiest sweet on the market but every once in a while they can't do any harm. These sweets are obviously purchased from Asda and cost 36p a bag. Any 3 of these sweet bags can also be purchased for £1, which saves you 9p. Despite these sweets not living up to their sour name I would still recommend them. They are great value for children going to the cinema or watching a film at home and are prefect for those grandparents who have sweetie jars. If the sweets were super sour I would have given them 5/5 but as it stands I think 4/5 is generous.

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              Ideal snack for short and long haul flights.