Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Haribo Starmix with Blue'Bear'ies (Limited Edition)
As well as Tangfastics with watermelon slices, Haribo have also launched these new Limited Edition Starmix with "Blue'Bear'ies" as part of their "Flavours of Summer" range. They are basically regular Starmix jelly sweets with the addition of blueberry flavoured gummy bears, hence the terrible "blue'bear'ies" pun.
Whilst the addition of watermelon slices was a great idea for Tangfastics, unfortunately blueberry flavoured gummy bears isn't quite so exciting for Starmix. The bears have quite an artificial blueberry flavour which I didn't find particularly tasty.
I don't really understand why they went for blueberry as a flavour, to be honest - it's a flavour that's hard to get right in sweets and doesn't strike me as particularly "summery". I think passionfruit or mango would've tasted nicer and fit the summer theme much better. Maybe Haribo just really wanted to use the word "blue'bear'ies" as a pun? Or perhaps blueberry is a flavour the public has been desperately crying out for all this time?
Either way, I'm not a fan of these but I commend Haribo for doing limited edition flavours of such popular sweets. The Tangfastics with watermelon slices are a particularly good idea and I hope to see more limited edition flavours from Haribo in future!
Price: 72p at Sainsbury's Local (special offer), £1 at Poundland.
Ingredients: Contains gelatine - not suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy advice: Gluten free.