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“What have you done!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 18/08/2017 by JaylaBarker (1 review written)

These used to be my favourite treat for a weekend, I got a packet last week and thought oh yuck a bad batch but no this weeks are just as bad it's not as if they're a little different they're totally different taste, texture everything they now resemble Maynards midget gems if I'd had wanted midget gems I would have bought midget gems ooooh well on the bright side I will no longer be buying them so will save pounds and lose lb's… Read Full Review

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Kingscouserlives's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2017

You are right they are awful now

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“Another British Confectionery Brand Ruined!”

Written on: 12/08/2017 by HENDJANE (2 reviews written)

I have loved Sports Mix for many years. I've just bight a bag at my local Asia, eaten two and thrown them away! They've turned into wine gums with a different name! Waxy, rubbery, gummy, sticky, greasy... really horrible, but obviously cheaper to produce! Both copiers I tried tasked the same - of nothing. Even the shapes are indistinguishable. Really sick of traditional British confectionery brands being changed and cheapened… Read Full Review

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“Horrible”

Written on: 05/08/2017 by GregBurrows (1 review written)

Iam 57 was addicted to the taste of lions wine gums, and midget gems from childhood, Maynards took over Lions of Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire, and ruined them, the only lions recipe left was sports mix, they have now changed the recipe for sports mix, they are now really horrible soft and have a chemical taste, I must have been eating older stock as it appears by comments the recipe was changed a bit back, bought a packet yesterday, the bin is the only place for them now, bring Lions recipe… Read Full Review

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Kingscouserlives's Response to GregBurrows's Review

Written on: 20/08/2017

Absolutely awful now

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“Yet another thing Mondelez has ruined”

Written on: 29/07/2017 by mcquin (1 review written)

Much softer and tasteless - ruined. I live abroad and bring an empty case back to load up on non-essential British essentials that make living abroad tolerable. Bags Sport Mix has always found their way into the case... not anymore… Read Full Review

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“Why Change the flavour?”

Written on: 16/07/2017 by Buchanan94 (1 review written)

The "New" flavours of my once favourite sweets are now terrible. Why did they change? I will not buy these again… Read Full Review

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“Ruined!”

Written on: 11/06/2017

I have bought sports mixtures for years, preferring them to wine gums and other similar Maynards sweets. Having bought a bag this week, I was shocked to discover that they are no longer recognisable as the same sweets! Do Maynard think we, as consumers, are so stupid that we would not even notice a complete change of texture and flavour. Why not, at the very least, put something on the packaging to explain and warn of a change? (No doubt you would have promoted it as new and improved). We are… Read Full Review

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Kingscouserlives's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2017

Won't be buying again .soft texture awful

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“Whats happened”

Written on: 07/06/2017 by salliejb (1 review written)

What have you done? Why have you changed the flavour??? I have enjoyed these for years - not anymore though. I certainly will not be buying anymore. What a shame to change a classic sweet that has been going for years… Read Full Review

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“Awful. They've changed the recipie. ”

Written on: 27/05/2017 by O'Neil202 (1 review written)

Yuk. The corporate people at Maynard's Bassetts have usurped the Sports Mix brand and inserted rubbery and artificial tasting sweets into the beautiful white bags… Read Full Review

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“Sports mix not inedible wine gums!”

Written on: 19/05/2017 by AlfredoDonahue338 (1 review written)

I have always been a massive fan of Lions Midget Gems and Sports Mixture so imagine my surprise when I grabbed a bag of Maynards Bassetts Sports Mix! The bag looked the same but that was the only similarity....soft chewy almost wine gum like and lacking in flavour and texture! I couldn't believe what I was eating. Very sad to see a classic sweet reduced to this. Sadly I will not be buying them again! I just hope that the the Midget Gems do not suffer a similar fate as no one will buy… Read Full Review

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“Tasteless”

Written on: 16/05/2017 by MariamBlackburn (1 review written)

Another victim of government led targets to reduce sugar, Maynard's have brought this product to its knees. Gone are the rich fruity flavours of old and distinctive texture. Sports mixture used to be a joy to eat years ago now they just taste bland and there is very little difference in taste between different color sweets. They are now much softer and the taste is very bland, like others have said after chewing it leaves an unpleasant menthol like aftertaste. We can only show our… Read Full Review

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“What have you done !!!!!'”

Written on: 12/05/2017 by Uriahn152 (1 review written)

Who's idea was it to change the flavours of Sports Mixtures definitely a big mistake .Used to be our families favourite sweet , not anymore it's like eating perfume , really awful , won't be buying again !!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Ruined a classic. ”

Written on: 11/05/2017

What have you done to Sports mixtures? Like many other classics they've been changed beyond recognition. And are now horrible. Will not be buying again. Thank god I can still get hold of original midget gems… Read Full Review

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“boooooo”

Written on: 12/04/2017 by AlanaEwing239 (1 review written)

used to be great, now they are soft tasteless lumps… Read Full Review

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“What have they done?”

Written on: 26/03/2017 by ladybird1957 (1 review written)

What has happened to my once favourite sweets? They are now tasteless lumps of rubber! I have eaten these since i was a child and I am now 60 years old. Please please please change back to the original recipie as they are truly awful!!… Read Full Review

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“Inedible classic”

Written on: 14/03/2017 by MaximillianRamos73 (1 review written)

How disappointing, i used to come to the UK and take back kilos of these, just come home to live and of course get my favourite sweets, What the heck, I had to check if the pack had been contaminated, these are rubbish and taste of coconut and menthol of mint, there is a definite chemical taste which is a not fruity. Whatever you have done Maynard's, you have made these classic British sweets totally inedible and unpleasant. Don't mess with classics of childhood, you will only fail and I'm not… Read Full Review

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“No no no no ”

Written on: 03/02/2017 by Buddyhewitt1 (1 review written)

Where's the flavour, I loved them once but not now. Horrible, never again… Read Full Review

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“Why why why Maynards”

Written on: 24/01/2017 by Burkey40 (1 review written)

Maynards Bassetts why have found the need to ruin a perfectly good sweet. Did your Mother never tell you "if it isn't broken dont try to fix it".Please revert back to the old recipe.THANKYOU… Read Full Review

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“My all time favourite is now a vile tasteless sweet!”

Written on: 19/01/2017 by CraigB23 (1 review written)

How did this sweet get approved by the board of sweet tasters to be a winning idea? They have taken a tasty juicy loving sweet, and created a vile, tasteless piece of rubber! Maynards, sack your tasters, and go back to making tasty sweets as that is what bring profits, not replacing an ingredient that ruins your product. Read other reviews and make an educated change back!… Read Full Review

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Sarahb392's Response to CraigB23's Review

Written on: 21/01/2017

I agree, I bought a bag yesterday and the flavour and texture has changed, won't be buying again!

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“Maynard Sports Mixture - whats happened?”

Written on: 05/12/2016

Agree with everyone else on here. Used to love these, but now they are just awful. No flavour, just soft chewy gum. Not at all pleasant and I won't be buying them again… Read Full Review

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“The Soft Option”

Written on: 01/12/2016 by Loxian (1 review written)

I could have coped with the change in flavours or colours but not the texture, but these are just too soft now so I have stopped buying them. Plus there seems to be I'd alotof the same colours in a single pack. I'd actually pay twice as much for such a sweet that will last a bit longer. The manufacturers should think about this. It's not all about price. A quality product will sell itself… Read Full Review

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