These caught my eye tucked away on a busy shelf of an independent sweet shop in Cardiff. When I got them home, I had a bit of a google, and these chocs aren’t even mentioned on the Poppets website (yet).
I always get nostalgic when it comes to Poppets, as they are one of the sweets I associate with childhood, but I will try and put aside any bias a little.
The pink box is very bright, and the flavour is that of strawberry milkshake, not just strawberry, which is a little bit of fun. I just can’t believe we didn’t already have a fruit cream Poppet available!
I bit one in half, and discovered that the filling was very pale in colour, which fits with their ‘no artificial colourings’ spiel on the back of the box. I noticed that the sweets had a strange but pleasant texture, they were quite firm but seemed to melt a little as they were chewed. It was a little like a ball of icing or now I think about it Edinburgh Rock. It was a nice texture, but certainly not the soft cream I expected. The flavour was very sweet and shouted strawberries with a nice milky aftertaste. As with all Poppets the coating is a bit basic, it is glazed too so looks shiny. The coating does add a pleasant chocolate tone to the flavour and its combination with the strawberry makes them an enjoyable treat. You just have to remember the target market isn’t the connoisseur it is a pocket money audience, and these chocs do a good job of filling that spec.
If you like your strawberry creams or your retro sweets then this pack will make you smile as you munch. I don’t know how we’ve gone so long without a strawberry Poppet before, it seems such a natural addition to the range and fits in really well with their other products. I do hope it’s a permanent addition!