Tasted: Rhubarb & Custard sweets by Hope & Greenwood

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By Veggie Tom
The tang of rhubarb, the soft buttery flavour of custard, and that rough sugar coating that entices your teeth. These are as good as you’ll find anywhere.

The product:
Few things can tweak your nostalgia glands like food – and few foods can do it as effectively as sweets. They are childhood in edible form, and the fact that tastes tend to become more savoury as people grow older helps to keep those sugary treats frozen inside a bit of a time capsule. Hope & Greenwood are all about unlocking it, and their inventive, retro-modern style has caught our eye before.

The verdict:
My sweet habit is seriously under control these days, but it was pretty all-consuming as a teenager. Back then I was all about the sherbet lemons, but after cracking open a jar of Hope & Greenwood’s Rhubarb and Custard sweets, I’m baffled as to why it’s taken me this long to fall in love with this classic combo. The tang of rhubarb, the soft buttery flavour of (sort of) custard and that rough sugar coating that entices your teeth. These are as good as you’ll find anywhere.

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Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Colour (E104, E122).

Can you eat it? Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

Barcode: 5060112961731
Hope & Greenwood Rhubarb & Custard Ration Jar
The tang of rhubarb, the soft buttery flavour of custard, and that rough sugar coating that entices your teeth. These are as good as you’ll find anywhere. Tasted by Veggie Tom.

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