We got home last night, very tired after a day of non stop rush photocopying jobs, it was hard to keep our eyes open, but when we got through the front door there was a small packet on the mat addressed to us in what we instantly recognised as George’s handwriting.
George (who has been adopted by Jackie and Lewis) had been on holiday in Ireland and had sent us a very romantic postcard showing pictures of the various Celtic Railways …
He had also enclosed a packet of a confectionary type nature, suggesting that as we are now regarded (highly) as connoisseurs of the sweetie bag, we might like to do a review.
The sweets in question were Guzzle Puzzle by The Natural Confectionary Company and their unique quality is that they fit together in a number of combinations to make a different flavours.
This is a totally new concept to us as we have always been taught to put just one sweet at a time in our mouths (including smarties, though we confess to having a rebellious sneaky mouthful on several occasions)
First, we tried each sweet singularly to familiarise ourselves with the individual flavours and then after a swig of water to cleanse our palettes we started to combine them. Nigel and Darrell opted for the orange and banana combo to make bubblegum and I went for lime and cinnamon to experience cola, (the taste of cinnamon makes Darrell heave, so this was a combo he wouldn’t try!)
Then we felt as we had taste buds of a discerning and refined nature, we started experimenting making our own combos, trying three/four sweets at a time with some startling results, we think we made an acceptable popcorn, rhubarb crumble and custard, fig and prune, and beans on toast, which was Nigel’s suggestion, love him!
Nigel also discovered that the sweets with a bobble on the end made an amusingly tasty dummy!
Anyway we liked Guzzle Puzzles enormously and gave them 9 noms. We liked their soft, not too chewy texture, the naturalness of the flavours and the fact that they gave us so much stimulus for intellectual debate when collectively discussing our experiences after experimenting with various flavour combinations. Thank you George for thinking of us and hope you enjoyed our considered review xxxx