22 February 2011

Sugar Free Traditional Sweets (SweetJunkie.com) [By @Cinabar]

The nice people at Sweet Junkie very kindly sent me this selection of sweets to review. They may look like a very traditional selection, but they are all actually sugar free. Their flavours still filled me with nostalgia and that lovely feeling of spending pocket money on sweets, I just couldn’t wait to tuck in.

Sour Apples
These had a lovely zingy flavour which developed into a decent hit of sour. The sweetness of the apple balanced them so that they were tasty, but thankfully not sour enough to make you contort your face when consuming them.

Chocolate Lime
These had a sweet lime taste, the chocolaty flavour slowly seeped though and mixed gently with its citrus counterpart. A good combination of flavours and a pleasant but gently flavoured sweet.

Striped Mint
This was one of those sweets that just didn’t work for me. The mint flavour wasn’t as strong as it could be and there was this strange chalky, almost soapy, aftertaste. I like my mint quite strong, so would have turned the peppermint volume up on this one.

Aniseed Twist
This was my favourite sweet to look at, the picture doesn’t quite do the lovely pattern on them justice. The flavour is wonderful and spicy, the warmth reminiscent of herbal sweets I used to have as a kid. Such a lovely full flavour, these are absolutely yum and perfect for the current cold weather.

Rhubarb & Custard
What a classic sweet, and a childhood favourite of mine. The rhubarb taste is zingy but sweet with a lovely fruity full flavour. There is a soft vanilla taste for the custard part, and it complements the fruit flavour perfectly.

Would I have known they were sugar free? With the exception of the mint, not at all. If you want to see what the fuss is about, the Sweet Junkie website can be found here: www.sweetjunkie.com

By Cinabar

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