Following my review of Guzzle Puzzle a friend asked if I’d tried the new Sour Pastilles from Rowntrees. No, but I have now!
These are basically traditional fruit pastilles but with sour fruit flavour instead of sweet fruit flavour. And they’re not bad – they are sour, but not so much you’ll disintegrate the inside of your mouth, you can happily give these to your granny (maybe!). They are still incredibly chewy like fruit pastilles (the challenge of course not to chew) and covered in a lot of sugar – which has also been soured. The flavour is really good – you still get the fruitiness, but there is that tang that I really love with sour sweets.
You can get them in the individual bags or the big sharing bags and the packets say they are 84 calories per seven sweets. You’re not going to eat just seven sweets of course – the little bags contain about double that, and the big bags, well many more! Why do food manufacturers put stupid calorie counts on packaging? Just tell us what’s in the whole bag!
They could be more sour for my taste but they do work. If you like pastilles and sour flavours then I would say give these a try. Don’t forget to comment below with your thoughts!