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...what have you done to your Liquorice Allsorts?

HO bought a packet to munch on the way home from Skye and they are dreadful. Neutral
Gone is the nice layer of rubbery black liquorice that you could peel off and eat separately - it now seems to be made of a black flour and molasses paste.Rolling Eyes
They just taste of sugar and molasses now which is probably not surprising as the only sign of liquorice in them is some extract about 20 things down the list of cheap ingredients, not much in the way of flavour from the coloured bits either.Blink

One of the joys is peeling each layer apart and making an unholy mess when eating them... we shall be sticking to M&S or RJ's now from the local deli.

Posted at 17th Nov 2018 - 10:41AM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Oh Bertie! Comments: 4

Fennie's Avatar I haven't eaten liquorice Allsorts for ages. Bassetts were probably absorbed into Kraft or Nestlé and reformulated. I used to enjoy them, Liquorice and coconut and interesting 'old-time' flavour. Sad

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Nov 2018 at 11:18AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar We've not had Bassetts for years either, we sometimes have a bag from the Deli but they are made in New Zealand - not good in air miles but much better quality.

They were swallowed up (pun not intended) by Cadbury-Schweppes so are now part of the Modelez/Kraft giant. Nothing they have bought over seems to fare well in the quality stakes. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 17th Nov 2018 at 11:36AM

Camilla's Avatar I used to love buying Liquorice Allsorts years ago in my youth although not had them for ages. Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Nov 2018 at 11:42AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Dislike liquorice and dried coconut!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Nov 2018 at 12:29PM

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