Rhubarb and Custard was a favourite cartoon of mine when I was a small boy. Those that know me would find it difficult to believe that I was ever either small or a boy. However they would readily agree that I have the mentality of one. Rhubarb and Custard however had a bizarre surrealistic nature that bestowed on me some of my rather odd present day sense of humour. I did buy a DVD a while ago of all the Rhubarb and Custards ever made and tried to watch them. I sat down thinking; this is going to be great! After a few short episodes back to back I have to say that it certainly was bizarre to the point of madness. A few more episodes and I started to hallucinate. I'm still haunted by the funky theme tune... Nat-ne-na, Nat-ne-na...
Anyway, these Rhubarb and Custard Haribo Splats didn't profess to being good for you, as they are gummy sweets, they didn't even state that they were sour, but they did state "no artificial colours" on the front and a whole heap of fruity ingredients on the back of the packet. These included; aronia, elderberry, grape, blackcurrant, lemon, mango, orange and passion fruit. Bizarrely no rhubarb and yet more bizarrely no custard. The theme tune cracked and stopped in my head (fortunately) whilst I opened the packet. There was a heavy smell of rhubarb from the open packet. I checked the ingredients again. Still no rhubarb. There was a very sugary taste on the first gummy sweet, this sugar turned sour pretty quickly with a slight citrus tang, followed by a full on rhubarb flavour and a creaminess from the custard. I couldn't be bothered to check the ingredients again passed this point. I was just too busy eating them!
Information on the bag:
215g with 346 calories per 100g, having less than 0.5g of fat and 50g of sugar. For the ingredients see photograph.