I think there is a fine art to buying pick and mix, I have two rules. Rule number 1. Don't go after any children - Ive seen kids half eat a sweet decide they don't like it and put it back in the tub…. And rule number 2. Pick somewhere busy like the cinema or a busy supermarket, they get emptied and refilled on a regular basis, no stale sweeties for me thank you very much!
I love good quality chocolate and treats but sometimes you can't beat a cheerful (note not cheap anymore! I miss woolworths!!) pick and mix infront of a film.
I've got strawberry, sour lemon and toffee, candy kings are nice and chewy just like a Bon Bon should be!
Chocolate covered fudge
Nice chewy, not great chocolate obviously but goes nicely with the big lump of fudge inside.
Just like Swizzles Matlow squashies but bigger - sweet but sour nice and chewy
Nice but I prefer the strawberry version, I'm not a fan of the artificial cola taste and left this!
One of my favourites, strawberry and cream flavoured chocolate - it's cheap and can get sickly but yummy! I may have purchased a case of just these on amazon….
I never noticed the little pigs had different expressions before! Strawberry flavoured chocolate, actually nicer than the M&S Percy pig egg I reviewed at Easter.
Like giant versions of the jelly sweet in dolly mixtures. Nice soft jelly inside nice flavours too.
Ice cream cones
Same strawberry and cream flavour as the skulls, just smaller. I think the skulls taste better though it must be a psychological thing.
Not a fan of these, a bit too sour for my liking but it does break up the sweetness of my mainly chocolate pick and mix!
Nice runny, jelly centres. Strawberry flavoured filling.
Everyone must have had these before! Nice and crunchy the bigger the better.
Same as the Snowies but just chocolate flavour. Lovely.
Milk chocolate raisins
Actually a surprisingly decent quality considering they're really just filler! They're massive too.
Nice and chewy. Strawberry flavour is OK, makes a nice change to the rest of the chocolate/fizzy/sour sweets.
Mmmmm another of my faves! I think it's probably more nostalgia than the white chocolate taste but I love these!
Aboves little brother! Exactly the same just miniature.
A crunchy chocolate covered fudge as opposed to the chewy chocolate fudge above. Probably my overall favourite, the texture is my idea of perfect. I really need to find a recipe and make these myself.
A fruit flavoured jelly covered with sprinkles. Nice and crunchy and decent fruit flavours.
Just your standard vanilla fudge, I'm pretty sure it's Lonka but if not they must be made in the same factory. A soft chewy fudge but nowhere near as soft as the likes of Thorntons etc.
Same as above just with banana and caramel flavours. They also have a chocolate fudge but I'm not keen on that one.
So I finally got round to reviewing pick and mix! At the time I love it but I always wake up with a sugar hangover the next day, and wishing Id bought a decent box of chocolates to have instead :-P