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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Rowntree's Sour Pastilles Confirmed sighting: Rowntree's Sour Pastilles
Posted: 19:01 Sun 17-Apr-2011. Price: 50p/48g bar. Location: Budgens, Belsize Park. Sub-flavours: Cherry, Pineapple, Blackcurrant, Melon, Lime. Nutritional unusualness: 25% fruit juice (also includes grape and apple), 84 kcal per 7 sweets.
Snackspot reports: Rowntree's are also believed to be taking on Haribo with sharing bags of Very Berry Jellies, Sour Faces and Jelly Aliens, but these are slightly more Randoms-sized packs of sweets that aren't completely what you'd expect (if you're expecting sour versions of Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles, that is). The lime one's maybe not a wild departure and the blackcurrant's fairly recognisable - they're all loosely shaped like the fruit they taste of, which means the cherry one is like a smaller version of Haribo Sour Cherries. The pineapple (oh those sour pineapples) isn't super-strong but a decent variation - I assumed the other one was peach but apparently it's supposed to be melon, I preferred it when I thought it was peach but nice try nonetheless!

...Haribo are hitting back with 180g bags of Hearts and Rings and Other Nice Things, while in other fruity chewiness: Britvic/ Robinsons have teamed up with Monty Bojangles to produce Barley Sugars Boiled Sweets and Fruit Shoot Juicy Jellies; Mentos have invented a 3 Layer Gum in strawberry, apple and raspberry, or mint, green tea (and presumably another mint layer); while Foodstuff Finds has pics of 2 in 1 Raspberry and Lemon flavour Smints and the Blue Is Here Skittles as briefly mentioned by "conor martin" - the Skittles review containing a spoiler warning if you don't want to know what the blue flavour is before trying it, peach-vs-melon-style.


Posted: 19:54 Sun 17-Apr-2011 by "conor martin" # permalink comment
Comment: the blue skittle is raspberry , blueberry tropical

the lemon smints are nice also i spyed spearmint mentos in budgens in eastcote

Posted: 21:05 Sun 17-Apr-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Doh!
Posted: 18:01 Mon 18-Apr-2011 by "Blackcurrant liker" # permalink comment
Comment: Sour Pastilles are heavenly, but whoever decided to chuck out the strawberry pastilles and replace them with cherry needs a smack.
Posted: 23:08 Mon 18-Apr-2011 by "chester" # permalink comment
Comment: A tiny bag of Hershey's cookies & cream was 99p in sainsburys. Way too expensive, will stick to asda's large range of cheap priced and larger amount of Hershey's chocolate. The big kiss and large bar of regular chocolate are favorites. Most people seem to think it tastes of sick though.
Posted: 13:14 Fri 06-May-2011 by "Archer" # permalink comment
Comment: Sour Pastilles are rubbish. Simply not sour enough. I had to squirt lemon juice up a nostril just to get the sour hit I demanded when eating them
Posted: 17:54 Mon 16-May-2011 by "Shakeel M" # permalink comment
Comment: The sourness is very intense just from touching your tongue and the flavour is very sweet and strong too which makes it the best bag of sweets that I have had in a very long time :-) although they are very chewy and I spent half of my time trying to dig the sweets out of my teeth. 8/10 :-) x
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