Monday, 21 October 2013

Rowntree's Randoms Phantom Mix & ScAero Bubbles - Nestlé's Halloween Editions Review!

halloween themed sweets from nestle rowntree

Whilst in Tesco over the weekend I spotted these new Nestlé Halloween "Special Scary Editions". They're only available at Tesco and Tesco Express, so if you're a fan of stuff like this head there to stock up!

Rowntree's Randoms Phantom Mix:
halloween themed limited edition chewy sweets in spooky shapes

Opening these I was met with a variety of colours and shapes, but I was surprised by just how many white foam sweets there were - they seemed to take up quite a large proportion of the bag:

halloween themed chewy sweets

They were all in ghost shapes...boo!

chewy ghost sweet

Overall I found 8 different jelly shapes in an assortment of colours. The shapes included skulls, spiders, spiders webs, ghosts, monster claws, bats, witches hats and pumpkins. I'm not sure if there's supposed to be more, so if you've found any others please let me know in the comments!

chewy halloween themed sweets

They were very tasty - slightly tangy and with a delicious fruity flavour. I'm not sure how they compare to regular Rowntree's Randoms, because in all honesty I've never tried them! I liked the white ghosts in particular because of their chewy, foamy texture. 

pumpkin jelly sweet

Overall, these are tasty jellies that come in a nice selection of fun Halloween shapes. I think it's great that Rowntree's have put some effort into making the shapes different, rather than just repackaging regular Rowntree's Randoms.

Price: £1 at Tesco.
Suitable for vegetarians?: No - contains gelatine.
Nutrition (per 7 sweets): 69 Calories, 16.1g Carbs (12.9g Sugars), Trace Fat.

RATING: 7.5 out of 10.

ScAero Bubbles:
bubbly chocolates halloween limited edition

When I first saw this bag of ScAero Bubbles I rolled my eyes. Companies are always making tenuous links with Halloween to sell their products, and this seemed like yet another "regular" product merely undergoing a packaging makeover. After photographing the bubbles though I realized they're actually quite appropriate for Halloween, as they almost look like little orange pumpkins!

halloween themed orange bubbly chocolates

I say almost because the layer of milk chocolate ruins this illusion. Why couldn't they have made them all orange, with little green stalks on top? That would've looked so cool!

Taste-wise they were very creamy and sweet tasting, with a nice orange flavour. They reminded me of Terry's Chocolate Orange, but with a creamier taste. It didn't take me long to eat most of the bag...they were terrifyingly moreish!

halloween themed bubbly orange flavour chocolates

Overall, although these are just regular Orange Aero Bubbles rebranded for Halloween, they fit the theme perfectly and vaguely resemble mini pumpkins, so they get a big thumbs up from me!

Price: £1 at Tesco.
Allergy Information: Contains milk.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Nutrition (per 9 Bubbles): 145 Calories, 8g Fat (4.9g Saturates), 16.9g Carbs (16.8g Sugars).

RATING: 7.5 out of 10.

Have you tried these spooky Halloween limited editions from Nestlé? Let me know in the comments! :)

1 comment:

  1. The Aero Bubbles look awesome, but agree with you, they could make them more funkier. Make them into small pumpkins!

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