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“Poor taste”

Written on: 07/07/2022 by borolad059 (1 review written)

I don’t know what they have done to these sweets, they used to be top notch but now they have no flavour whatsoever, every colour tastes exactly the same, so bland and not enjoyable at al. Last time I will buy them unfortunately… Read Full Review

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“The worst sweet ever”

Written on: 05/05/2022 by ManuelRisk (1 review written)

I thought it was not possible to make a bad gum sweet, but this one has proven me that not only it was possible to make the worst sweet I ever ate but to exceed in doing so (I put in the bin after the 3rd one). I do not understand how this terrible sweet has managed to get on the shelves to terrorise the customers. Well done to the manufacturer quality controllers, you should be fired. Texture and flavors "0"… Read Full Review

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“Why change a fantastic recipe”

Written on: 15/10/2021 by Yeatesy (2 reviews written)

Loved these when I was younger but bought some recently and they were awful. Why change an excellent sweet and make it like a poor wine gum. Very disappointing… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely Rank”

Written on: 27/08/2021 by BronsonShoemaker484 (1 review written)

Taste horrible just bad just awful Not at all like Lions brand so much better 1* was only cos I had to!… Read Full Review

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“What the hell!”

Written on: 18/06/2021 by MerylP (1 review written)

The name ‘Sports Mix’ is synonymous with the delicious Lions product we 70 somethings grew up with. These Maynards version however, is nothing like the original and should not carry the name Sports Mix. Name them ‘Wine Gums’ as that’s what they are like. Soft, tasteless and certainly not something I will be buying again. Yuk!… Read Full Review

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“Tasteless ”

Written on: 28/05/2021 by Fredbasset78 (1 review written)

What has happened? Completely bland. No flavour just slightly chewy rubbish. Ruined an icon… Read Full Review

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“What the hell”

Written on: 18/04/2021 by Gold1965 (1 review written)

Bring back the original Maynards these soft totally different flavour are just like wine gums disgusting… Read Full Review

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“Completely ruined. ”

Written on: 13/06/2020 by Pazza1million (1 review written)

You have destroyed the iconic sports mixture. Soft, bland, tasteless imitation of what the product used to be. Even Aldi’s copycat product are better than these. This recipe is just like a substandard version of Bassett wine gums, which is reasonable product. Very poor decision to change the recipe. I shall not purchase them anymore and will avoid Maynard Bassett products. I never bother reviewing anything - but what you have done is absolutely atrocious to a confectionary favourite… Read Full Review

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Kangarooiom52's Response to Pazza1million's Review

Written on: 16/12/2020

I love these however I have just tasted a red one which I had to get rid of as it was so bitter, never happened before. Bit worried about eating the rest. Had already eaten a few before trying the red.

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Donjess's Response to Pazza1million's Review

Written on: 08/01/2021

Absolutely correct the originals were much harder, made by Lion, these are like jellies almost I felt I could not continue after eating just a few. What have they done to the original I hope the recipe is not lost. Lion wine gums were my favourites though, which I preferred to the original Maynards by far but they have also managed to ruin the original maynards ones too. I agree the Aldi ones are better than these but I would like the real ones back. I think lion did sports mix wine gums and fruit shaped ones but the wine gums were out of this world until these guys took over Cadbury Bassets ?

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“So shocked at the bland taste! Horrible ”

Written on: 03/05/2020 by Daniellepidge123 (1 review written)

What have you done? Will never buy again, taste like sawdust! Not fruity one bit. These used to be my favourite sweets!… Read Full Review

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“Ruined In a Misguided Costcutting Exercise”

Written on: 05/06/2019 by richclark (1 review written)

Now vile. Flavour ruined and texture ruined. No warning on packet. Clearly they are trying to save costs bu producing several different sweets from an identical, disgusting recipe. Once a family favourite, soon to be off the shelves as more people realise… Read Full Review

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“WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE”

Written on: 24/02/2019 by Confectionaryconnersuir (1 review written)

Absolutely loved these until you changed the recipe Stop scrimping and saving and go back to how they used to be I wont buy these or midget gems again.... Massive let down Typical UK industry “never mind customer satisfaction, lets just make more money” Shame on you Maynards Basset… Read Full Review

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“If it ain't broke don't try to fix it.”

Written on: 03/09/2018 by rickeeling (1 review written)

Not bought Sports Mixture for a while, spied a pack on the shelf, treated myself. What a complete let down. It is clear that the recipe has changed. They taste like cheap wine gums, no longer the hard gums I used to love so much. It is all well and good that there are hundreds of complaints below mine on the same topic, but WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. I have not tried the midget gems, but fear they have gone the same way. No wonder the country is in the mess it is in if Sports Mixture… Read Full Review

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“Awful change”

Written on: 22/04/2018 by ozGarcia51 (1 review written)

The recipe has changed, sports mix are now just even softer wine gums with less taste. Pointless… Read Full Review

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“Sports mixture have changed”

Written on: 08/04/2018

Having just finished my annual forty day sweetie fast to indulge in my all time favourite sweets bought for my birthday, am horrified to realise they have most definitely changed. Firm texture and lovely intense flavours gone. Please bring back the original. Pleeeeeeeeeease!… Read Full Review

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“What have they done?”

Written on: 26/03/2018 by arSherwood42 (1 review written)

What have Maynard's done to their Sports Mixtures?? Long time since I tried them, bought them to munch on a long journey home. No flavour, could not tell one flavour from another. No doubt someone is paid a considerable amount of money to change the recipes on such a national treasure of a sweet? Sack them, they know nothing!… Read Full Review

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“Did you think that people would just not realise that...”

Written on: 22/03/2018 by Rowan150 (1 review written)

Did you think that people would just not realise that you turned sports mixture into wine gums? What's wrong with you people? You had a superb product and just changed it into something you already had, I myself will never buy them again and just to give you the heads up Maynard don't take your customers for fools, we're not… Read Full Review

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“Awful!”

Written on: 12/03/2018 by allisonanderson (1 review written)

Since these changed, theyre awful. Like everyone says if we wanted wine gums we wd buy them . People should buy lion football hums now instead theyre like the old brand… Read Full Review

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“So annoyed!!”

Written on: 02/03/2018 by Jaslynd360 (1 review written)

I had to write even though there are numerous reviews making the same points...what HAVE YOU DONE to the recipe??? You have ruined my favourite sweets. I eat very little chocolate and no sweets with the exception of Sports Mix which you have now changed and spoilt my one and only choice of sweet. I am so angry about this. Why would you change something that was perfect as it was. As many others have said, I DON'T WANT wine gums with a different name which is what Sports Mix has now become… Read Full Review

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“What has happened to Sports Mixture?”

Written on: 06/02/2018 by Alandsmyth (1 review written)

Do not buy this product if you're expecting the traditional Lion Sports Mixture. The product is a gummy and tasteless. To use a sporting analagy... a spectacular own goal by Maynard Bassett… Read Full Review

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“Sports Gums and Midget Gums”

Written on: 06/02/2018 by vjTucker289 (1 review written)

Will never buy again. They are nothing like the previous product… Read Full Review

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