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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Storck Nimm2 Soft Sour Confirmed sighting: Storck Nimm2 Soft Sour
Posted: 13:03 Sun 17-Oct-2010. Price: 99p/165g. Location: Aldi, Carluke, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Soft (but not sour), plus (presumably) a sort-of boiled-sweet one. Nutritional unusualness: 2% concentrated fruit juices, plus vitamins per 100g (RDA) - Vit C 206%, Niacin 173%, Vit E 206%, Pantothenic acid 247%, Vit B6 150%, Folic acid 200%, Vit B12 220%.
Zeddy reports: Storck, the makers of Toffifee and owners of Bendicks (oh, that it has come to this) are the makers of these new chewy sweets which in my humble opinion are ripping off Tongue Tangles. They are little round balls rather than the lozenge shape of the Starburst and they do burst nicely upon chewing. Apple, lime, cherry and blackcurrant flavours in this pack which are actually pretty sour. I prefer these to the Starburst version, though whether they are a permanent line or just an Aldi special remains to be seen.

My favourite ingredient has to be the emulsifier - polyoxyethylene-sorbitan-monostearate (E435). They are marketed as "The multi-vitamin sweet for the whole family". 35 of these and I am sorted for my fruit and veg for the week then? The pack also states "The quality of nimm2 soft is regularly checked" - by Dr E. Kirchhoff, no less. What's regularly? Hourly? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? When the inspector calls? Still a 165g bag for 99p is reasonably good value and I can see me buying them again.

...A slightly more upmarket bargain-store discovery here than Zeddy has previously specialised in - I'm no expert, but do these also have the right dimensions and burstability to be used as substitute paintball ammo? Anyway, in other fruity mouthfuls: Gu seem to have chosen Asda to launch their slightly-light-on-cherry-pieces Chocolate and Sour Cherry Cookies (something like 1.09/2, also available in Chocolate And Caramel); but I haven't yet had a chance to try Chewits' Halloween Freaky Face (50p in Asda, pictured here with Cadbury Screme Eggs) or, looking further ahead, Cadbury's Sweet Cranberry and Vanilla Merry Mini Rolls (currently 1.34 BOGOF in Tesco, Finchley).


Posted: 19:51 Sun 17-Oct-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember Nimm1 had the texture of pram wheels and were marketed as "the refreshing aniseed 'n' liver taste sensation" ...sadly just in time for E434 to be linked to sudden dandruff syndrome. Even now I can't go out without wearing a helmet.
Posted: 21:06 Sun 17-Oct-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I have now tried the Nimm2 standard variety too. They are: orange, lemon, strawberry and cherry. The popping noise created as you bite into them can be heard by others. The strawberry one is the best tasting with a hint of vanilla there too.
Posted: 14:47 Mon 18-Oct-2010 by "MS Fish"
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Comment: Loving the "X-factor" style percentages on those Recommended daily intakes :D
Posted: 12:00 Wed 20-Oct-2010 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: haha yeah, obviously they don't specify how much of your RDA you get *per sweet* :)
Posted: 18:36 Wed 20-Oct-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Never mind all that Food Standards crap, I want what they are having in the cinema (Dickes Kino)! http://www.dickmanns.de/ A chocolate softee is quite the opposite in my book.
Posted: 21:13 Thu 28-Oct-2010 by "Ms Fish "
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Comment: On the basis of this we got some of the Nimm Sours for train journey down to London; they were a lot of fun, especially the Popping sensation. The Standard ones sound worth a look, especially if they still feature a cherry variant
Posted: 08:41 Mon 01-Nov-2010 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: The voiceover in Dickes Kino absolutely cracks me up. I'm such a child.
Posted: 16:52 Mon 01-Nov-2010 by "Gary Glitter" # permalink comment
Comment: Where do you live, Robertster?
Posted: 17:40 Mon 01-Nov-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: robertster: It's the enjoyment on their faces, that gets me!
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