Cadbury Adams’ Original Swedish Fish
These aren’t just original Swedish fish, these are THE original Swedish fish! “Soft and chewy candy” fish shaped gummis, there seems to be some sort of nostalgia about these that I’m not quite aware of. I guess that means I can give these an unbiased review if nothing else.
There’s practically no information given on the pack as to what these are, just a very plain and old looking plastic wrapper straight from the 70s and some very disturbing ingredients, basically these are made of sugar and artificial colours and flavourings, mmm…my favourite.
It was at this point I decided to do some research into these, and I found that there are a few other colours and flavours of Swedish fish, including my favourite…salmiak, otherwise known as salted herrings, bleh. They also contain no gelatin, not that I care considering all the sugar, corn syrup and other crap these have inside them.
So let’s just go right ahead with the taste test. The packet opened easily, and inside was a decent amount of little red fish. On one side they had a fish look about them, with “Swedish” printed on, whilst the backside was plain gummy. The taste is hard to describe. They don’t taste like gummi bears, more like red liquorice, only with a distinct lack of flavour.
They look cheap, they taste cheap. These aren’t bad, they’re just not really very nice. There’s no comparison between this and something from RJ’s. I don’t care how original these are, they’re poor. Try harder, Cadbury Adams.