Mixed Licorice Bullets - These have to be tried, a mixture of dark and milk chocolate bullets in one bag. These mouthwatering treats are perfect for sharing.
Growing up Licorice has always had a firm place in my heart. My nana always has a jar of licorice in her kitchen, so like me and my cousins and now my children we always make a bee line straight to the kitchen to grab whatever is on offer. Like my mum and aunty licorice can always be found somewhere in the house.
I love bullets and am so happy that are now in a bag as I have only ever found in mixtutes. There is always something so thrilling when you suck on mouth sze bites of chocolate that melts in your mouth and you end up with a licorice treat.
Looking at the bag I felt rather deflated. It doesn't scream out at me and to be honest when looking in the supermarket aisle I would probably have over looked this product (until now). I tried to put my finger on the issue and I think its the top plan colour its just rather boring. The black stands out but the whole bag is not eye popping and looks rather bland.
Opening the bag is extremely easy and can be sealed straight back up. I though initially I would just try a couple but I found straight away that this is impossible and once I started I just could not stop. Before I knew it my one or two turned into about 20 one or twos and I was still wanting more. I loved them. I found the chocolate wasn't as thick as I would like but it still tasted great. It did not matter between the milk or the dark I just loved the taste.
I finally put in the fridge before collecting the girls. Maybe its because we are a family of licorice lovers but both girls sensed something and walked off into the kitchen. In less than a minue being home they had found the bag and both asking to try it. It was no use saying no so I said one each - which ended up being about 4 as one of them worked out there was different chocolate involved and they had to try both, but they forgot which one they had. Both said afterwards they, like me love.
After letting the rest of the bag sit in the fridge over night I do prefer them this way. The chocolate has firmed up so lasts longer in the mouth. It is definitely a flavour we will be having on a regular basis and can see being added to the shopping basket on a weekily occurance. Absolute winner, no doubt about it just pitty about the packaging.
I adore licorice but can eat only small amounts because of the salt content. There are two big advantages to this product. First, it comes encased in a chocolate outer which means that you eat less of it. And second, there are so many bullets in the bag that there is plenty to go round a large number of people.
I had planned to bring the unopened packet with me to share while visiting various friends and relations in Canterbury and Otago, but was given no choice in the matter. Miss Seven and Mr Nine, who love licorice and chocolate equally, pounced on them and asked if they could help me to review them. I explained that this time round I was going to take them to some other children, but that they could open the packet and have a few each if they were not too greedy. Miss Seven needed no second invitation; she opened it and there was nearly an argument as she handed two bullets to her brother. He had wanted to select his own!
Once they had tasted a couple, their reactions were enough for their parents to want to try some too. We ended up taking around six or seven each, so I was amazed to see how many were still left. I resealed the packet so I could take a nearly full bag away with me as planned. Then I asked the four of them what they thought of the combination.
Miss Seven loved them. She likes sweets to the point that they have to put out of sight if she finds one she really enjoys, and these came under that category. She also liked the chewy nature of the licorice pieces because they took her a little while to eat. The chocolate was nice and mild which was perfect with the strong licorice flavour. Mr Nine liked both chocolate coatings but said if he had a choice, he would take the lighter version. The adults both commented on the creamy texture of the dark chocolate and thought the bullet size was perfect.
When I closed the packet, I was pleased to see that there was a good quality ziplock closure. This proved its worth as the open pack survived a long bus trip followed by a flight and then a 300km road trip with the contents being perfectly preserved. There was no trace of melting; the bullets held their shape and were just as good as the first few had been. We shared the rest of the packet on our arrival at our friends' house, and the reactions were all similar - everyone liked them, and the younger ones again made straight for the milk chocolate version! They thought the price was reasonable in view of the amount that was included. I am certain both families (and I) will be purchasing this again.
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