Sunday, 17 August 2008

Mint O Fruit

Polos are one of the standard British sweets. For those of you who haven't seen them (anyone?) they are a shaped like a disc with a hole in the middle - a bit like a tyre - with the word "POLO" embossed on one side.

Polos have been in the news recently when Poundland started selling multi-packs of Polos at eight packets for a pound, rather than the standard UK price of thirty pence a packet.

The reason these Polos were so cheap was that they were imported in bulk from Indonesia. Apparently it is cheaper to import them into the UK than it is to buy them direct from the Nestle factories here.

It isn't just the multi-packs that they have been importing though. They have also started stocking the fruit and mint flavoured Polo Mint O Fruit sweets.

These are generally only available in Indonesia, and are different flavours to the standard fruit Polos we normally get in the UK. They come in these flavours: Raspberry Mint, Blackcurrant Mint, Peppermint, Lime Mint and Cherry Mint.

These sweets are great! The mix of fruit and mint flavour works a lot better than you would imagine (so far the Raspberry Mint flavour are my personal favourites).

I'm hoping that there is a proper UK release for these at some point.

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