Thursday, 15 September 2011

Scooby Doo spook-a-licious snacks - Review

Good afternoon

For a while now I've been getting emails asking me to reviews various products. I've mainly said no as I've not been interested in the item or its been something thats mainly for non-UK markets. However a few weeks ago I was approached by a PR company asking if I'd be interested in reviewing and receiving samples of a new range of sweets from the company Swizzels Matlow.  I knew which company they meant and agreed to do this.

Swizzels Matlow have produced sweets for over 80 years and are responsible for some of my favourites - Lovehearts, Drumstick lollies and Parma Violets. I remember my little Grandma coming to visit us when we were small - she always had been into the village shop before hand and came with a bag of sweets for us all. Always inside were LoveHearts & Parma Violets - the smell of these takes me back to my childhood in an instant.  

Swizzels Matlow have teamed up with Warner Bros to launch a new collection of Scooby Doo inspired sweetie snacks.  Again Scooby Doo formed part of my childhood - we'd often watch the cartoons on TV and will Shaggy, Fred, Scooby, Velma and Daphne to outsmart another crook - those pesky kids ;) This show has now being running for over 40 years and is the longest running animation series on TV with over 360 episodes. I know in particular that little son loves this still - if he gets the chance he'll have an SD marathon watching session on TV.
Anyhow - the important part - the arrival of a parcel;


Inside - one of each of the 3 new products - Scooby-Doo Chew Bar, Gruesome Gums and Fiendish Fizzies - along with a rather plush beanie Scooby - I just know he'll disappear into little sons room very soon!

Before the taste testing could begin - a few photos. The Gruesome Gums along with all the products in the range are free from artificial colours and flavours. They are shaped like characters/items from the cartoon. Shaggy and Scooby were particularly tasty ;)


The Fiendish Fizzies were my favourite - like the LoveHearts each sweet is embossed with a symbol/saying from the show.


The taste testers (big son, little son & I) enjoyed all the different sweets and will be looking out for these in the shops near us. I have a feeling that I will be getting my annual visit from 3 small trick or treaters next month and these would make ideal pressies for their treat bags.

Thank you to RMSPR for sending us the samples - we've enjoyed doing our first product review.

xxx Vicki xxx

20 comments:

harmony and rosie said...

I used to love Scooby Doo and LoveHearts when I was little, but never quite so fond of the Parma Violets. My kids are SD crazy too, long live Scooby Doo.

Jane said...

Oh Vicki you lucky lucky thing! I've always loved Scooby Doo, and Love Hearts and Parma Violets too - those Fiendish Fizzies look brilliant - I'm sure we'd have as much fun deciding who to give the messages and pictures to as we still do with Love Hearts! I'll look out for them in the shops.
Jane x

Vintage Jane said...

I used to love Parma Violets but couldn't eat them now! The chewy cola bottles were my faves along with Sherbet Dib Dabs! Lucky you, getting to be a tester. M x

Floss said...

I'm sold! Anything with Scooby Doo (and I mean the proper kind, not all the modern reworkings) is good with me! Am I possibly a bit infantile?

Pretty at Heart said...

Some vintage sweets..............lucky you!

I have often wondered how bloggers get asked to review different things - I guess it is once you have over so many followers?!?

-x-

Bertielove said...

I absolutely love fizzy sweets! Lucky you to get to review them. I would have a bit of a struggle getting Scooby of my son though and he is nearly 15! I never did like parma violets though, I guess they are like marmite - you love them or hate them! Bertie x

Scarlett said...

Getting sent sweets to review - amazing! I have a super sweet tooth so these wouldnt have lasted long in my house :o) Scarlett x

Claire said...

omg i wish companies like that would send me sweeties to review!!

WoodbankCrafts said...

How fab getting sent sweets to review. They would have gone down a treat at our house too. Love the twist on the Love Hearts :) x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

testing food? job from HEAVEN!
fee x

Sara said...

Now I want something sweet, I have to go get something, that jellies look amazing! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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andamento said...

Free sweets, fab. I don't like Scooby Doo though and am trying to eat less sugar so they're not for me, but I can imagine they'd be popular with kids, especially at Halloween time as you say.

Louise said...

Sweetie taster?... Fantastic!! I bet your boys loved that? My boys LOVE Scooby Doo - they are pretty keen on sweeties too actually haha xx

Ellouise88 said...

Ooooh you are making my mouth water! Love Scooby and Parma Violets.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Oooo I am so jealous!! I love Scooby Doo. I will have to track down one of those plush toys too. xx

P.S ....And I would of gotten away with it too if it had not been for those pesky kids !

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I love Scooby Doo movies! They're my guilty pleasure. Isn't Daphne adorable? =)

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Fancy Vintage said...

I have 3 little Scooby Doo fans that would love these!
Becca x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I can imagine these will be especially popular over Halloween. I used to love the fizzy refreshers and the parma violets!
Isabelle x

vintage girl said...

Hello! I am a new reader to your blog! which is lovely, I hope you don't mind me dropping by to say hello. Lisaxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

BIG scooby-doo fans in this house! My boys will go crazy for these I'm sure (I love Love Hearts too) x