18 May 2011

Rowntree's Sour Pastilles (WH Smiths) [By @SpectreUK]

Once I’d seen the advert on television for these new Fruit Sour Pastilles I just had to go out and buy some. I’ve always been a big fan of Rowntrees’ Fruit Pastilles and generally have a tube in my bag to chew on the train on the way home from work. I find chewing some kind of sweet after a busy day can not only give me a quick energy boost until dinnertime, but also helps to bring out the child in me, especially if it’s been a particularly long day!
It proudly states on the front of the sweet packet that there are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives in these sweets and they contain 25% fruit. There are five different fruit shaped flavours available. The green colour is lime flavour; red colour is cherry flavour; purple colour is blackcurrant flavour; orange colour is melon flavour; and the yellow colour is pineapple flavour. As I chewed on these pastilles, they made me want to suck all the juicy fruity flavour out of them, and at least savour them for a little while until my fingers dived eagerly back into the packet for the next sour pastille. I found these pastilles very moreish. These are pretty sour, but in my opinion not as sour as Maynard’s Sour Gums or Haribo’s Sours, which are for the twistier faced sour connoisseurs. My favourite flavour was pineapple, with blackcurrant flavour a close second. Although the pastille flavours were not counted out evenly in the bag, so it is pot luck what flavours you get. There were lots of greens in both bags. The first bag didn’t have any pineapple flavour in it and the second bag only had one. So I guess I lucked out. I expect there’s a few lucky packets out there with mainly pineapple flavour in them? I’ll have to buy some more to see if I can find any more of the elusive pineapples!
By Spectre


Sakura said...

We had two bagfuls of green ones too! I thought the orange ones were peach, they were my favourite with the pineapple.

cinabar said...

The orange ones do have a sweet fruity flavour, that is similar to peach, but there is no mention of peach in the ingredients list on the back, so I'm pretty sure it is melon. Do know what you mean as the flavours aren't that clear. Have now bought another couple of bags, fingers crossed for one which goes heavy on the pineapple ;-)