Sunday, 1 September 2013

Haribo Fizzy Bubblegum Splats Review


My local Asda have gone a bit mad with new Haribo products recently. They have a massive range of new varieties, but amongst them all these Bubble Gum Splats intrigued me the most as they sounded genuinely different and unique.

I reviewed Haribo Rhubarb & Custard Splats earlier in the year and was expecting something similar from these Bubblegum Splats, and I was indeed correct. Like the Rhubarb & Custard Splats these are sour-flavoured gummy sweets coated in malic acid.


I didn't realize that "bubble gum" was an actual legitimate flavour all of its own - but according to wikipedia it is "the taste of the unflavored gum, made from chemicals such as ethyl methylphenylglycidate, isoamyl acetate, fruit extracts and others, although the exact ingredients were kept a mystery to customers".

Nice to know that a flavour so popular with children is made up of ingredients so artificial they have to be kept secret from customers!


Secret ingredients aside, these sweets had that unique bubblegum flavour I remember vividly from when I was a kid. They were addictive thanks to the sour coating, and quite similar to the Rhubarb & Custard Splats in that respect. The texture was nice and chewy but not overly so. I really enjoyed them and was swept up in a wave of nostalgia, remembering tuck shops and bubblegum machines from when I was a kid. Happy days!

Overall, I thought these Bubblegum Splats were very tasty and reckon they'll be popular with kids and big kids alike. I just wish they didn't feel so unhealthy, although credit to Haribo because at least they contain "no artificial colours".

Price: £1 at Asda.
Suitable for vegetarians?: No - contains gelatine.
Nutritional Information (per 40g): 136 Calories, 31.3g Carbohydrates (24g Sugars), 0.08g Fat (0.04g Saturates).

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