Maynards Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies (Halloween Limited Edition) Review

I found these rather ghoulish new limited edition Sour Patch sweets in a local department store recently. They're new territory for the Maynards brand, which have long been associated with Wine Gums and Midget Gems in the UK. They're a variation on regular Sour Patch Kids (which I'm quite a fan of - see my review of Sour Patch Kids Soda Popz here) and contain only orange and blackcurrant flavour gums in head and body shapes. There was a bit of a mismatch between the numbers of each, though, and I ended up with more heads than bodies!

Taste-wise they were very nice - intensely sour but gradually becoming sweeter. I initially thought the combination of orange and blackcurrant was a rather odd choice as they don't strike me as flavours that go together, but in practice they complimented each other surprisingly well. The blacckurrant flavour reminded me of Maynards blackcurrant Wine Gums, which was a nice nostalgia trip as I haven't eaten Wine Gums in years.

Overall, these are tasty sweets which are a nice bit of fun for Halloween, although I do think the concept of severed head sweets is a bit disturbing for young kids!

Price: 55p.
Suitable for vegetarians?: No - contains gelatin.
Allergy Information: May contain wheat.
Nutrition (5 sweets): 80 Calories, 0.1g Fat.

RATING: 7.5 out of 10. 


  1. I tried these and thought they were great fun - I'm a huge fan of Halloween/Limited Edition sweets and chocolates. I admittedly get a bit more excited than I probably should! (I had to seriously hold myself back from buying the Mr. Kipling Winter Viennese Whirls in Asda over the weekend). I thought the orange and blackcurrant was a surprising combination, but I really enjoyed it - it made a nice change!

    If you're looking for a slightly less disturbing Halloween sweet, Marks and Spencers have some lovely little fluffy Vanilla Marshmallow Skulls, Blackcurrant Jelly Cats and texturally interesting jelly Raspberry Skulls - the latter being surprisingly good, firmer around the outside and squishy on the inside (without being a 'liquid' centre).

    1. Haha you're just like me..I had to stop myself getting those Viennese Whirls too! They also do a christmas version too I see.

      I'll definitely check those M&S sweets out, I saw the skulls the other day and they look quite cool! Also there's Milkybar ghosts out but they look quite rubbish.


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