Thursday, 10 February 2011

Blueberry liquorice

No, really!

Panda have brought out blueberry flavoured liquorice.  Seriously!  And it's made with real blueberry purée.  Now, I'm not really a fan of liquorice, but this stuff is quite different.  Yes, it still has a liquorice flavour, but the blueberry stuff is a lot more subtle, does have a taste of blueberry and is really lovely and soft.  They do smell quite a bit like jam and one or two pieces is quite nice.  Any more and, well, I'm just not that keen.  I'm not much of a one for sweets anyway, so I wasn't expecting to like them, but was willing to give them a go.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  I can see that some people will like them.  I'm just a bit "meh" about them.

They're plugging this as a healthy, low-calorie snack, but I'm not so sure with the first ingredient being molasses syrup.  That said, if you're after a sweet taste that's not too hideous or one of those "good for you" things that just taste vile, you're onto a reasonably good thing here.  If you're me, there's no way you're going to scarf the whole pack ;o)


  1. Ooh, that sounds good. I like their raspberry one. I agree it's not exactly "healthy" -- I mean, it's mainly sugar of one kind or another! But for a snack on runs / bike rides etc it's good :)

  2. I have a bit of a Thing for blueberry these days... I'd say it's an acquired taste as I previously found blueberry to be watery and weak flavoured but love it now.

  3. Ooooooo I love liquorice and I love blueberries so I'm guessing this is a winner! x x