Tasted: Hope and Greenwood Afternoon Tea Sweets

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By Veggie Tom
Childhood-friendly sweets in grown-up flavours – these are a treat. Buy them if the price fits.

The product
Hope & Greenwood’s pitch is as a creator of “best of British” sweets – the stuff you remember from childhood, plus some new inventions, made well and sold in dapper retro-inspired packaging. It’s an alluring idea, and it’s taken the brand onto the shelves of Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges and Harrods. Online, you can order from their website or at Ocado.

The verdict
There’s an inventive streak at work behind the flavours in these Afternoon Tea Sweets. Cherry Bakewell has a strong hit of cherry and a touch of something pastry-ish; treacle tart has a lovely hint of darkness to its caramel taste; and lemon meringue has a serious punch of lemon. The sweets themselves are excellent – hard and suckable like a good boiled sweet, but crunchy and chewy if you bite through. All told, it’s a real treat.

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Ingredients: Cherry Bakewell Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Palm Oil, Milk Powder, Natural Colour (Beetroot Red), Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin). Lemon Meringue Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Palm Oil, Milk Powder, Natural Colour (Tumeric), Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin). Treacle Tart Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Palm Oil, Milk Powder, Natural Colour (Burnt Sugar), Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin).

Can you eat it? Veggie-friendly, but not vegan thanks to the milk powder. Also contains soya.

Barcode: 5060112965821
Hope & Greenwood Afternoon Tea Sweets
Childhood-friendly sweets in grown-up flavours – these are a treat. Buy them if the price fits. Tasted by Veggie Tom. 

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