Written on: 30/05/2012 by JillS43 (1 review written)
I really prefer the original ones . The new version are ok but do not have the tangyness the old ones had. Now they are gritty and way too sweet. I live in Canada and it is not easy to find refreshers. I fell in love with refreshers the day sugar came of rationing. My mum gave me 3d so spend that day . I went to a couple of sweet shops near my school and I think I paid 2d for a packet of refreshers and I was addicted to them ever since until they got changed and they are not the same. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2011
when I was little you could put a for pack of refreshers in a can of 7up and you'd have a volcano now its just a quite fizzy what have they done to you my childhood friend . and the lolly's didn't return which sucks big time the green one's where the best. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2011
I haven't noticed a change, they are still tangy and fizzy, I eat 2 packs a day. Last week they were 4 for a pound in my local shop, this week they are 50p a pack but I am not happy as I was eating one tonight and there was a hair right through the middle! (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2011
I used to buy a 4 roll of these and would eat them practically all at once. They were pale in colour them and just pure ascorbic acid luxury. Ever since they have put natural flavours and colours there is no taste they aren't morish and a really good classic favourite has become bland and dull. Until they go back to the original recipe I'm staying clear. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
New ones, bland, bland, blah.....no difference in taste betweeen the colours. might as well be eating a spoon of sugar. bring back the old ones please, i'm not bothered if they contained artifical colours and flavours, I loved them. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
Ahhhh refreshers, I have enjoyed these sweets for years, and yes you can't beat the old ones but just having them back is enough for me, I can now enjoy them again, not easy to get hold of but you can buy them online, but yes I am with you the old style ones tasted better....Pleeeeze bring 'em' back!! (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010
I can't believe anyone has given these sweets a 5* review.
As a child, these were my favourite sweets. Tangy, fizzy and pretty damn good. When I started seeing them on the shelves again, I was pretty happy (despite being 30 years older!)
However, I might as well have been buying chocolate such was the difference between the 'new' and poor versions, in comparison with those which I used to love.
They're sweets. I don't want to see 'natural ingredients' or 'no added colour'. If I wanted... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
I was addicted to the old style Refresher, always carried some in the car. Then they dissappeared from the shops for a while, and when they returned some months later, they were different; no fizz and too sweet, not the same sweet at all. Now the've dissappeared again from the supermarket shelves. Been looking for months now. Hope the original recipe returns again some time. Never met anybody who didn't like the old style Refresher. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2010
Refreshers are great. I haven't noticed any change to the taste, just happy they're back. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
The old refreshers used to have a foamy effervescence to it whereas the new sweets are chalky and drab.
Left deflated and disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009
I have to agree with everything I have read. I also have been a fan of Refreshers for years,It was the texture as well as the taste that I loved. The new variety has neither, they're too hard, that melt in the mouth and fizz on the tongue has gone. Bring back the originals, why do they have to spoil everthing. I say lets boycott Refreshers until they get the message! (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2009
Tasty and frsh, they remain one of my favorite sweets, I think 30p a role is a little much though but I still buy them when ever I can - getting hold of them seems to be the problem as very few supermarkets stock them. I only wish they weren't so difficuilt to find in the shops (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009
Well I think the idea of all natural is so kids aren't bouncing off the walls all day, I mean as adults they may taste different yeah, but some parents feed their kids junk all day regardless, so if we can make the junk better for you I guess it's all good....maybe we adults need to stop eating sweets like this then we'd have nothing to moan about? Thank god for caramacs though haha x (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2009
I love these sweets. Perfect sweet to keep in the car and good for vegetarians. Why can't I find them any more? Have they stopped making Bassetts Refreshers? (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009
New Refreshers are dire - texture and taste are all wrong. Add this to the new recipe for sherbet in the Dip Dabs (same company), which is also vile, those few guilty pleasures in life are gone. Disappointed and guarantee that I will not buy again. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009 by CarmelitaV
I really like the Bassetts Refreshers fizz factor! (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2009
I remember picking up a packet today to relive the fond memories of these great sweets. Upon biting the first one I immediately noticed the off taste. Bassetts Refreshers just do not taste right. I'm getting sick of sweets altering recipes to use 'natural' ingredients when all they do is destroy the flavor, which is the POINT of buying them in the first place! If I want all natural I wouldn't be eating sweets in the first place.
I'm not sure if I'll ever look at a pack of Refreshers in the... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009
Bassetts Refreshers were my favourite sweets and for ages I couldn't find them in the shops. I was so excited to see them back on the shelves, but that soon turned to disappointment once I tasted them. I like the packaging, but thats about it. PLEASE BRING BACK THE PROPER REFRESHERS. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
Bassetts Refreshers are not as good as they used to be - the packaging's poor also, the sweets fall out. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2009
Bassetts Refreshers are flipping awful... what are they thinking? You don't mess with success and Barratt's just destroyed my childhood favorite. Yuck. If they want to make "natural" refreshers why didn't they just name them something else and leave the originals alone. BRING BACK MY REFRESHERS!!! (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2009 by dize
Chalk up another vote to bring back old refreshers! I am so disappointed in the new flavor that I googled "refreshers different taste" and found this long list of similarly minded sweets fans.
They are perfumey and not nearly as fizzy! Yuck! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK THE GROUP IS CALLED
'BRING BACK THE OLD REFRESHERS'
We have a dream, a dream for a world filled with ORIGINAL Refreshers, but we cannot do it alone! WE NEED YOU! We need to invite as many people as possible to join this group, we have heard that Barratts/Cadburys have discontinued other classic sweet lines such as MILK TEETH!
It is our duty to stop them in their tracks, WE WILL NOT LET THEM TAKE OUR YOUTH...WE WILL NOT LET THEM TAKE OUR SWEETS!!!!!
Please invite... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2009 by Jessie92
I used to love Refreshers, but they seem to have taken something out because now instead of the nice unique Refreshers taste, they taste like chalky winegums, and they all taste the same instead of having different flavours. Possibly they've taken out additives because they are 'bad' for you. I'd rather they put them back in. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008
BRING BACK THE OLD REFRESHERS!!!!!!!! I dont know who did the taste test for these new ones but they obviously have no clue. Im really glad there are other refresher lovers out there! (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008 by Nelliexxx
I completely agree with the majority of the reviews here about the new Natural Refreshers. I think they are horrible! I've also been addicted to these yummy childhood favourites and after spending a year in Australia, I was looking forward to my first taste of goodness, but instead all I could find was these impostors! Bring back the old refreshers!! (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2008 by Neil Ives (1 review written)
I was shocked! I don't buy Refreshers often but have enjoyed them for many years. If I cannot get original flavour I will not be buying Refreshers; simple as that! (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
i never knew there was so many bassetts refreshers lovers like myself out there! i feel exactly the same as everyone else! I was horrified when i found the new refreshers, i have been an addict for years now and they are my comfort food! They got me through my GCSEs and AS levels along with bad break ups! now i am in my final Year of A-levels and i just don't know what i am going to do without them, please bring back the old refreshers! (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2008 by yummysweets
Please continue with original refreshers along side Natural ones to give us a choice, i am 34 and eat minimal of 5 packs per day and have been a customer since memories began, please give us the choice, thanks (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2008 by Clipper20
I think the only thing that can be considered good about the new recipe refreshers is the packaging. What is inside however is a terrible disappointment. I actually wrote to the manufacturer to express my disappointment. Bring back the old style refreshers, these new ones taste vile and far too crunchy for my liking. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008 by Refreshers addict
Refreshers have been my favourite sweet since I was a child (now 38). I have been addicted to refreshers (2-5 rolls per day) and love the fruity taste and the chalky texture. I think the new 'natural' recipe is horrible and disgusting, I have tried to like them but they have a funny taste and do not even taste as good as Love Hearts. Surely Barratts did not test the new recipe on Refreshers lovers, I will be surprised if the new 'natural' recipe sells as well as the original. I stocked up on... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008
Refreshers have been my favourite sweet since I was a child (now 38) I was completely addicted to them (2-5 rolls per day). I think the new 'natural' recipe is horrible. They do not taste as fruity and they are hard and not as fizzy, they do not even taste as good as Love Hearts or Fizzers. I stocked up on the old ones but have almost run out. I don't know who Bassetts tested the new recipe on but surely it wasn't Refreshers lovers? I think that Bassetts have made a mistake and will see... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008
My 4 year old grandson adores refreshers until last week when I gave him a pack and his response was 'I don't like these nasty sweets Nanny I want my nice ones'. I had took no notice of the new packaging believing the sweets would taste the same he will not eat them at all and I have exhausted my only supplier of the old ones. Please Please bring back the old ones by all means keep the wrapper but go back to the old recipe in order to make a little boy happy! (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008 by tobytoby
I think the new Refreshers are foul - what does this company think they are doing? Disgusting, hard, bitter - bring back the lovely 'eat a whole packet in three seconds' version NOW! (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008 by Refreshersaddict (1 review written)
I just knew there had to be other Refreshers-lovers out there who share my opinion of the travesty visited upon us in the shape of these new foil-wrapped tubes parading themselves as our beloved sweets.
Refreshers are a tradition we grew up on. We like them as they were, that's why we've stuck with them over the decades.
What justification is there for the new ones??? (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008
I have been a refresher's addict since I was 14 (now 41). Have weaned myself down from a 5 pack a day habit to two packs a day. Usually buy the 5 roll packs in Morrisons, but recently they have been sold out. Today bought one in the new packaging and have just tasted. My long addiction may be over, I'm afraid, as these are just not the nice soft fizzy sweets I'm used to. I used to eat a whole roll at a time, colour ordered! I enjoyed the taste of the different colours of the old... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by refresher lover (1 review written)
Hi everyone sorry to correct some of you but you may be delighted to be reminded that they are actually called barratt and not bassetts. The originals are excellent I have stocked up just in case I do not see them again. I just cannot get enough I prefer them over choccies any day of the week especially the yellow and green as they are soft and then the pink for subtle contrast in flavour. The smell as you open the packet is devine and they pastel colours melt your heart and bring you back... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2008 by smileygirl (1 review written)
Refreshers were the only sweet i bought and sweet shop used to get them in for me. I recently bought the new, Natural version and to my horror it was not what I expected.
I am very disappointed about the new Refresher recipe. I think it tastes disgusting. Fair enough they may need to modify a recipe but I would think they would try to make it taste as close to the original as possible. PLEASE BRING THE OLD REFRESHER BACK!
I will no longer buy this seemingly imposter version of refreshers and... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008 by kdb (1 review written)
My mum has been a Bassetts Refreshers eating fan for over 30 years, she just loves them, however, the new recipe she says is awful. She thinks the taste is entirely different and unless she is able to find the old version... sad to say Bassetts you have lost a loyal customer! (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
These have been my favourite sweets for over 30 years - until the most recent pack I bought. The recipe's changed and I think they're now nothing like the sweet I love.
I won't be buying them any more. A sad loss. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008 by MissPinkie (1 review written)
The new 'natural' Bassetts Refreshers are horrible.
I think they do not taste nice, they are too hard, and the list of ingredients tells you why they are not nice!
Revert back to the old ones! Don't let refreshers go the same way as Smarties. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008
I used to love refreshers, and my local shop got them in especially for me, but for some unknown reason Bassetts have decided to alter the recipe. The new version are horrible, please revert to the original ASAP! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008
The new Refreshers aren't as nice as the original ones, I've tried to like them but have given up, to me they taste like sherbet fruit pastilles! (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008
I loved the old refreshers, I was practically addicted to them, but I am not so fond of Bassetts new Refreshers, they're too hard and crunchy and have a funny first taste when you eat them. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2008
Bassetts Refreshers are really tasty sweets. They taste really good and cool down your mouth. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2008 by theresa21 (1 review written)
There is a hidden treasure in the barras market by the name of the sweetie stall! It stocks refreshers and about a million other old nostalgia sweets! And yes it is the originals, not the cheap knockoffs that are unfortunatly beginning to flood the shelves of supermarkets nationwide! The greatest find I think must be the original chelsea whoppers, just as i remember, same look same taste! If your a fan of old fashioned sweeties get yourself down the barra's. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2008
Better than Love Hearts. The major retailers need to get these back on their shelves!! (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2008
I, like everyone else, have been looking for Refreshers for months. I have just spoken to Cadbury's consumer helpline who told me that the reason they disappeared was the factory was flooded last year. However, they are now back in production and should be reappearing in the shops very soon. Hurray! (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007
Please help me find Bassetts Refreshers. I love them but cant find them. (read more)