30 April 2014

New Rowntree’s Randoms Tandems (WHSmiths) [By @SpectreUK]

I've always been a big fan of Rowntree's gummies. Cinabar found these New Rowntree’s Randoms Tandems in a shop near her work. Apparently Foodstufffinds has a fan there who saves Cinabar goodies for us to write about (so a quick "hello" and "thank you" from me). These are called "Tandems"because they are both jelly and foam. On opening the bag there was quite a strong strawberry smell. I noticed a lot of the gummy sweets had pink strawberry coloured bases, there were also a few with a white bases. When I tore the attached gummies apart from their bases with my teeth I found that the orange was orange flavoured, and the green gummy was apple flavoured. Whereas light red was strawberry flavoured, and the darker red was raspberry. Dark purple was black currant flavour. The pink foam bases tasted like strawberry, but I noticed that there was no strawberry juice in the ingredients. These gummies had the usual squidgy Rowntree’s texture with natural fruity flavours. The Random shapes were a mixture of hot air balloons, cute turtles, sweets, paint brushes, trees, tennis rackets, chess pieces, and a beat box. The turtles, hot air balloons and trees had the most fruit gum on them. I disturbed Cinabar at one point when I violently tore the head off a screaming Tandem turtle to leave it to "bleed" out on the side! These part gummy part foam Tandems were quite large sweets, and the Random shapes could easily bring the child out in anyone. I thought these Rowntree’s Randoms Tandems were really very tasty, fun to eat, and very moreish. I would certainly have these again.

Information on the bag;
Made by Nestle in York. 150g bag with each two sweet serving containing 50 calories (geez!), with 1% fat (trace) and 8.9g of sugar. The ingredients contained fruit juice, with no artificial colours or flavours. Not suitable for vegetarians as they contained gelatine. Please see photograph for ingredients.
By Spectre

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