Well it is British summer, which means that it is also Wimbledon season, and rain is expected! The official snack of Wimbledon is fresh strawberries and cream, and it also a traditional British favourite at this time of year. Haribo have taken the idea and represented it in their latest Limited Edition sweets – Strawbs & Cream. They already make a sweet called Strawbs so it isn’t a totally new concept, just a bit of a Summery novelty.
I tipped a few of the sweets out and was a bit surprised by what I found. If I am completely honest I was expecting the whole bag to be filled with Strawbs & Creams, but it was actually half and half Strawbs and Strawbs & Cream.
The Strawbs are the regular firm strawberry jellies. They are sweet with a natural taste that is also rather juicy. The Strawbs & Cream are similar but have a white foam base, thus adding in the cream element, although it didn’t seem to alter the flavour significantly. I have to say that the only thing I disliked about the original Strawbs is that they are a bit chewy for me, so the new foam layer in the Strawbs & Cream softened them out nicely. They still deliver all the juicy natural sweet strawberry taste, just with an easy eating finish. I actually really enjoyed munching my way through all these sweets, even though I preferred the new Strawbs & Cream to the original.
If you are looking for the prefect snack to watch Wimbledon in front of the telly, look no further, these will go down a treat! If you are going to Wimbledon though, for goodness sake do it properly and but a bowl of real fresh strawberries!