4 October 2017

Maynards Bassetts Wine Gums Tangy (WH Smiths) By @SpectreUK

These new Maynards Bassetts Wine Gums Tangy are the usual fruit flavoured gums, but they have a sour sugar coating. There are five flavours to choose from in the packet with different gummy shapes. I started with orange, which was very fruity and had a decent sourness to it. Next came the yellow almost white coloured lemon flavour, which was a little sourer than the orange, but a little less fruity. I wasn't surprised at that, as orange can have a stronger flavour and lemon gummies usually have a sourness of their own, even without the sour sugar coating. The green coloured gummies were next, which had a juicy apple flavour with a light sourness to them. All three flavours had been great so far, but I already had a preference for the orange gummies, which was a pity as I couldn't see anymore in the packet. I do have a 'thing' where I like equal shares of coloured sweets in packets. I'm sure this is difficult on big production lines, but it can't be just my preference alone? The red coloured gummies were next, and they packed quite a sour punch. Raspberry flavour if I'm not mistaken, thankfully not cherry, and they were fruitier and sourer than the orange gummies. Having said that, the black coloured blackcurrant gummies were by far the fruitiest, but the reds were the most sour. The reds for me had the most balanced fruitiness and sourness in the packet. There were lots of reds and also black gummies, with fewer greens and yellows. Somewhere out there I'm sure there's a packet full of orange gummies…

Information on the packet;
The 165g packet contain suggested four gummy services which had 88 calories, 0.1g of fat, 16g of sugar, and 0.01g of salt. See photograph for ingredients.

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