Maynards Bassetts Winegums, 1 kg Bag

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Maynards Bassetts Winegums, 1 kg Bag

Maynards Bassetts Winegums, 1 kg Bag

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However, you can consume them in moderation so they easily fit into your healthy diet requirements. You may be wondering, “Do wine gums have wine in them?” Basically, no. They do, however, contain Acetic acid, the acid found in vinegar. Vinegars are often the end-result of wine and some (cheap or spoiled) wines have a vinegary taste. That's close enough for purveyors of wine gums. The recipe for Berrymans Wine Gums is a closely guarded secret but we can tell you that no actual wine is used in the manufacturing process of them. Despite this, we still manage to make them taste amazing. We love wine gums, but we can't decided between us whether we prefer midget gems over them. Both are great retro sweets and compliment each other perfectly.

Well, the idea might have seemed like a bizarre one, but most incredible inventions usually are! Even Maynard's father didn't like the idea of wine gums, but that soon changed when he realised the profitability of these sweets. Wine gums are chewy, firm pastille-type sweets originating from the United Kingdom. All brands have their own recipes containing various sweeteners, flavourings, and colourings. Wine gums are popular in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and many Commonwealth nations, as well as several European countries. Common brands include Maynards, Bassett's, Haribo and Lion. Best of all, with their all-natural colouring and no artificial flavours, our Wine Gums are suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Both those young and old can enjoy the extra fruity flavours on offer from a bag of wine gums. Wine gums are actually relatively easy to make at home, and you don't need any fancy equipment. All you need is some sugar, gelatine, cornstarch, water and your chosen flavourings.

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Gummy bears are softer than wine gums and have a more jelly-like consistency, but they offer a fruity flavour perfect for children. There is an age-old debate on the flavouring of Wine Gum sweets. Despite the strong fruity taste that Wine Gums have, some suggest they loosely replicate the flavours of various wines! The gums come in five shapes: kidney, crown, diamond, circle and rectangle, and are labelled with five names: port, sherry, champagne, burgundy and claret. They don’t now - or have ever - contained wine. As one legend goes, Maynard – a teetotaller – decided to market his sweets, as he wanted to encourage folks to reduce their alcohol consumption and to distract drinkers from the evils of the bottle. This is why the you see “Burgundy”, “Claret”, and so on, stamped onto the gums.

If you'd like to try creating wine gums, the recipe is available here. Making wine gums at home means you can control the amount of sugar that goes into them and use natural flavours instead of artificial ones.While jelly beans are smaller and harder, they still offer intense flavours and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Also, the flavours are exotic, including popcorn, cotton candy and other popular combinations. And if you're still on the hunt for a drink, try out out Pint Pots (Beer Bottles) … Again, they don't contain any actual beer (sorry to disappoint).

While the lighter colours offer a more fruity taste, the darker colours are full-bodied and mimic red wine. We hope you enjoyed this post and that you now know everything there is to know about wine gums. These sweets are delicious, full of flavour and perfect for any occasion. Just remember to enjoy them in moderation! Most products supply right around 90 calories per 28g. Another major brands provide 130 calories per 7-piece serving, which means that a single wine gum contains about 19 calories. Whilst Lion was one of the first confectionary businesses to manufacture and brand Wine Gums; everyone has their take on the classic ‘wine gum’ sweet. For example, Maynards Wine Gums are chewier and more come in slightly different colours and shapes. I suppose it is down to personal preference, but I prefer a harder sweet with a longer-lasting flavour, so Lion’s Wine Gums are my choice.

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Jelly babies are a junior version of wine gums, but they're softer and have a more jelly-like consistency. They're also dusted in starch, giving them their unique appearance. The son of a sweet shop owner, Charles Gordon Maynard, decided to create sweets with a more refined flavour, and people would savour them like traditional wine.

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