boys were ecstatic to be reviewing sweets; especially sweets they thought were
freshly made by no less than Willy Wonka himself!
Eldest absolutely loves Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory; so getting eye-catching colourful and crazy tasty sweets to sample is
pretty awesome. Most of his friends
were at a birthday party that day (it is completely understandable parents
cannot invite everyone), but thankfully no sad face in our house, Wonka came to
We had the nerds, the boys loved these crunchy little tiny
pieces and begged for more. Trying to
avoid a sugar rush I let them sample them in moderation. There is no danger of me hogging them to
myself in a late night session whilst the boys are in bed, as sweets are not my
indulgence of choice. I am definitely a
cake, chocolate and biscuit kind of girl.
However they might have to watch out for hubbie, he was very much taken
by them (and the other two boxes provided for our review).
Original Spree had a really powerful flavourful kick when you bite into
them. Eldest thought “POWW!” they were
Gobstopper (£2.59) layered with different colours and flavours is quite
interesting. Hubbie did keep most of
these to himself (he said for health and safety reasons… but I know it was
because he wanted them all in his own tummy!).
He said they last a long time and the core is particularly appetizing!
the packets they do mention that some of the ingredients might have an adverse
effect on activity and attention in children (good on them for actually owning
up to that!). For this reason I do
think they need to be controlled, I would not leave them to go wild with a
packet, but rather give them a small selection to savour. With the tiny amount I gave them they both
seemed fine (or no worse than normal anyway haha!).
Nerds sprinkled on top of natural yoghurt might help balance out the
naughtiness for your children. You
might get them to eat pretty much anything with some of these for decoration!!!
Candy is available nationwide, including department stores and specialist stores.