I was pleasantly surprised to find these sweets in Home Bargains, I don’t think I have seen the drink associated with other products before. Kia-Ora are famed for drinks and cordials available in a range of fruit flavours, and I think owned by Coca Cola company. The minute I saw these sweets I had the 1980s advert stuck in my head. “It’s too orangey for crows, it's just for me and my dog”, “I’ll be your dog”.*
Kia-Ora is named after the Maori word for good-health, and just to make sure these sweets have added vitamins so might be helpful to those trying to fend off a cold.
Inside the pack I found the sweets to be consist of very soft jelly sweets, and each one was pleasant but very sweet. There were:
- Orange – Rich full of flavour, very sweet, lovely nice citrus taste.
- Lemon – Mild lemon flavour, could be more zingy but the sweetness over powers it a little.
- Strawberry – Surprisingly natural taste, sweet and almost like wild strawberries.
- Blackcurrant – Good fresh zingy taste, not too sweet this one and my favourite.
*If those two quotes don’t mean anything to you, I’m not mad – here is a link to the original advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvLn9PWln8