Squashies have been around for a while now, providing us with soft, squidgy version of classic Swizzels-Matlow sweets, much to my delight. Well, now Candy Land are getting in on the action, with these Fruit Salad Softies. These also come in Wham and Refreshers varieties, which is odd, because there's also a Refreshers version of Squashies. Which is superior? I'll have to get back to you on that one, as I only picked up this one bag this time.
These Softies come in two flavours: raspberry & pineapple, and apple & blackcurrant. Raspberry and pineapple is the classic Fruit Salad flavour we all know and love, but in Softie form, it doesn't taste all that much like Fruit Salad. Sure, it's nice, and it tastes like the fruits it's supposed to, but I just didn't get that well known taste from these, perhaps the chewiness of the original sweets helps add to the experience, but I must admit these were slightly lacking on the raspberry side. The apple & blackcurrant ones are very nice, bold fruity flavours that complement each other very nicely. The texture is great on these, they don't have those slightly crunchier edges like some of the Squashies do, and they're all nice and chewy. These Softies may not be exactly like Fruit Salad sweets, but they're still very tasty. I'm looking forward to trying out the other varieties.
My rating: 4/5