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Confirmed sighting: Maynards Sours, Burton's Frooty Frogs
Posted: 19:52 Tue 13-05-2003. Price: 35p, 99p for 180g bag (respectively). Location: Woolworths, Bath; Booker Cash and Carry, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: I was quite excited about Maynards Sours, hoping for Wine Gums in some cool new "sour" flavours, but in fact they're just Wine Pastilles with the ordinary sugar coating replaced with standard "fizzy" sugar. The only even vaguely interesting thing about them is that there's absolutely no mention of "Wine Gums" anywhere on the packet (the tiny print describes them as Fruit Flavour Pastilles with a Sour Sugar Coating, capitalisation as given). Stuart continues: "A more worthwhile variation on the wine-gums theme comes in the form of Frooty Frogs from Burton's, more noted for expertise in the biscuit corner of the snack field. Perfectly nice soft gums in their own right, in a variety of very elegant and beautifully-defined frog shapes, but with a gooey liquid centre. Much like Rowntrees Bursting Bugs, but with a lot more flavour."
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Posted: 19:12 Wed 14-05-2003 by "Alex"
Comment: I agree. I think new sour sweets should have different flavours, instead of a fizzy coating.
But I did see Wine Gums written on my pack. Hmmm.....
I also found these to be quite sickly if you eat the whole pack in one
Posted: 14:28 Tue 20-05-2003 by "Bob"
Comment: I spotted Maynards sours in a deli in Jesmond, Newcastle. Its a nice deli with lots of slightly unusall stuff (not too keen on quails eggs in brine) at reasonable prices. My impression of maynards sours was of a slighly softer lemmon flavour version of fruit pastilles. Packaging has similar colours and logo but dosn't mention wine gums.
Thumbs up from me.
Posted: 00:04 Thu 05-06-2003 by "charl"
Comment: pah, frooty frogs have been around for aaaaages. woolies stock them along with pop can shape gums with liquid centers (see what they did there etc)...
Posted: 15:28 Thu 26-06-2003 by "Phil Gray"
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Comment: I've put in a request at our works canteen for a supply of Maynards Sours but they're not interested.
Posted: 15:31 Thu 26-06-2003 by "Quentin Blight"
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Comment: Asked for my colleagues in the canteen at work, but they said that none were available?
Where in Berkshire can I purchase a bulk-load?
Posted: 18:35 Fri 27-06-2003 by "Alex"
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Comment: Quentin, if you are talking about Maynard Sours, I seem to find Woolworths as the best suppliers, always having them in stock
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