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My daughter (bless her and her bargain hunting ways!), was given the option of whatever she wanted as a treat when we went shopping recently, as long as it cost no more than £1.00. My son of course went for the closest and easiest option, but my daughter decided to search through the shop first before committing to her choice, luckily so too, as she may well have missed this gem!
Although my daughter loves chocolate, she has a real penchant for sweets in the style of love hearts, the crumbling candy type, so when she found this set (being sold for exactly £1.00!), she acted like she was in seventh heaven!
The set in question is called “Keep-it-candy - candy jewellery kit”.
The idea of this set is to make, then eat your own creations of edible jewellery, very much like the candy bracelets and watches that have been around for so many years!
Within the set you get enough plastic coated cord to equate to three medium sized bracelets, or even four small one’s and a ring, and enough ringed candy pieces for said creations.
Also included are three larger sized “clasps”, which are not quite as they sound, with them simply being a piece of candy shaped like a butterfly, flower or heart, that can be almost used to cover up the knotted end of the cord, though the way we managed to knot the cord up even the ringed pieces of candy didn’t cover it!
The candy pieces are in various different colours, pinks, whites, greens and lilacs, with there being a different coloured “clasp” piece of candy for each creation.
To assemble the jewellery it is similar to threading a bracelet with beads, though of course clean hands and not dropping the pieces on the floor is a must, these are expected to be eaten after all!
Once created (which took considerably longer than it took to actually eat it!), you simply knot the cord up then you can wear your creation, whilst eating it too, though do be warned that these are not the easiest things to eat, as once bitten into, the rings very often go flying off in all directions.
Once eaten the cord is left, this is the only un-edible part of the jewellery, and though is non-toxic (luckily as my kids end up chewing this part a lot too), shouldn’t actually be deliberately consumed.
Calorie wise a 10g serving of this candy contains 37 cals, 0g fat, 8.8g sugars and 0g salt, this said however if your child has ever had an effects from E numbers (hyperactivity, etc) this could potentially produce some side effects, though thankfully my kids have never been affected in that way.
Taste wise this is actually quite nice, my daughter insisted that she make me a bracelet from the set, and the taste is very in line with the afore mentioned love heart sweets, a nice fruity taste.
I think this is a fantastic little set, which for the price allows the child to not only have the sweets that they crave (almost on a minutely basis with my two!), but also allows them to create something first, thus meaning that the sweets last ten minutes instead of two!
Once opened the candy should be kept in an air tight container for freshness, and the set has a good shelf life of twelve months, I liked this set so much I actually gave these out as Easter gifts instead of the onslaught of chocolate every child receives.
These sets are available as part of an Asda non branded section in my local store, but can be purchased as a set of 12 for around the £10.00 mark via www.amazon.co.uk, which makes these ideal party bag fillers.