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Sambucol feedback thread - non-testers: What do you do to support your DCs immunity? £100 hamper prize draw! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Jan-14 10:50:46

This thread is for the 100 Mumsnetters who tested out Sambucol Kids Teddies to leave their feedback.

Here's what Sambucol say, "Sambucol is a great tasting food supplement packed with thousands of Black Elderberries. Black elderberries contain naturally occurring flavonoids. Sambucol also contains Vitamin C, which is well known for its ability to support the immune system. Sambucol is made from Black Elderberries which have twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and more than 50% the overall antioxidant capability of cranberries. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system by helping neutralise the harmful effect of free radicals."

Non-testers: How many episodes of colds and sniffles do you have to deal with in an average year with each of your children? What do you do to help support your DCs immunity?

All non testers who add a comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 hamper of Skin Doctor cosmetics.

Testers: Below are some questions we'd like you to answer but feel free to add any other thoughts you have.

Q1. How old was the child who tried the Teddies? What did they think overall of Sambucol Teddies? Did they like the taste or not?
Q2. What was your overall impression of the product? Did you like it? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q3. Would you recommend Sambucol Teddies to friends/family if it came up in conversation or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q4. Sambucol Teddies' RRP is £12.99 for 60 teddies, do you think you'd be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q5. Any other comments?

All testers who add their feedback to the thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of Skin Doctor cosmetics worth £250.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Rishi79 Thu 06-Feb-14 14:28:33

Q1. How old was the child who tried the Teddies? What did they think overall of Sambucol Teddies? Did they like the taste or not?

It is for DD1 who is 8 years old. The first thing she was impressed with, is the shape - Both the bottle and tablets. even If I forget, she doesn't - also because she wants to empty the bottle soon and use it for her own !!! smile

Taste - It is definitely a mild, good taste, I have a habit of trying myself anything first to have feel of it before giving it to the children, And yes, it was perfect on the taste buds. And DD1 loves them, She is a great Taste tester, If anything is coming to me with loads of affection, then that means it tastes absolutely ridiculous.In this case, After the first one I tried, I am not allowed to take anymore!

Q2. What was your overall impression of the product? Did you like it? If so, why? If not, why not?

Overall, A good product. Good impressive shape attraction for the kids, Tastes nice and hope it works better as well.

Q3. Would you recommend Sambucol Teddies to friends/family if it came up in conversation or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, Ofcourse.

Q4. Sambucol Teddies' RRP is £12.99 for 60 teddies, do you think you'd be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Bit Expensive really. The supermarket tablets and other brands are slightly cheaper. So, Honestly I would buy it when there are deals going on.

Q5. Any other comments?

Honestly, I feel the price might be a check point for these lovely teddies though they look nice and feels nice. I feel Mum's might go for other alternatives and would try to convince the kids for less expensive ones! So, It should be something that should be revised if at all possible!

Wjjkl Fri 07-Feb-14 11:49:41

As I am still breast feeding my son, I make sure I eat healthily with plenty of fruit & veg so I can pass on the health benefits to him

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Feb-14 11:51:24

Thank you everyone for leaving your thoughts on this thread. Congratulations to WingDefence who won the £250 Skin Doctor hamper and to alliswellfornow who won the Skin Doctor hamper worth £100! We'll be in touch shortly. grin

WingDefence Mon 10-Feb-14 12:10:02

Thank you SO much! I've not won anything like this before and as DS is still enjoying having his Sambucol Teddies every morning this is just an amazing added bonus! grin

thanks thanks thanks

Supermam Tue 11-Feb-14 00:08:12

Q1. How old was the child who tried the Teddies?
aged 10
He liked the teddy shape and the shape of the jar, which he wants to keep.

DS really liked the taste and opened the jar himself (!) to get them!

Q2. What was your overall impression of the product?

I liked the idea of the immunity-boosting properties, but to me, they were mostly sugar and bulking product (& flavouring). Not convinced, sorry.

Did you like it? They tasted quite nice- almost like parma violets! Too sweet for supplements, though. See above answer - also you couldn't test their efficacy with such a small amount. We still had horrid colds during the testing period!

Q3. Would you recommend Sambucol Teddies to friends/family if it came up in conversation or not? No - sorry - would try to source a purer form of the elderberry stuff (elderberries?!)
If so, why? If not, why not?
Q4. Sambucol Teddies' RRP is £12.99 for 60 teddies, do you think you'd be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Wouldn't buy - far too expensive
Q5. Any other comments? Too much sugar lowers immunity - these were far too sweet. Thank you for the chance to try them.

xxxkadzxxx Tue 11-Feb-14 22:22:25

NON TESTER:
Our little ones tend to have colds and sniffles about once every 2-3 months. Strangely it seems to alternate as in it will be a bad cold and the other will catch it and then 2-3 months later they will just have a sniffle and its like the cold hasn't properly come out although this usually lasts for about as long as a proper full on cold does! It tends to go in cycles that that!

To support their immune systems i give them a liquid multi vitamin dose in their drinks daily. They also have echinacea and ginseng daily to again, try to boost their immune systems.

I have obviously taught them to cover their mouths when coughing, use tissues with cold and to throw them away etc and also not to get too close to people with coughs/colds and at the same time to keep clear when they are ill to prevent others catching it!

It is a nightmare though when they are young, there is always something going around! sad

WingDefence Tue 18-Feb-14 13:32:32

I received my prize yesterday with so many SD products - thanks once again grin thanks

cashewfrenzy Sun 02-Mar-14 19:47:44

SO sorry, just realised I hadn't responded yet blush

Q1. How old was the child who tried the Teddies? What did they think overall of Sambucol Teddies? Did they like the taste or not?
6 years old - he thought they were a fabulous treat! Loved the taste, he thought they were really fruity.
Q2. What was your overall impression of the product? Did you like it? If so, why? If not, why not?
I like it although I am always a little sceptical of supplements marketed to look like sweets.
Q3. Would you recommend Sambucol Teddies to friends/family if it came up in conversation or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I think so, for someone who already wanted to give Vit C.
Q4. Sambucol Teddies' RRP is £12.99 for 60 teddies, do you think you'd be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Probably not - I think the price is really for the shape/packaging.
Q5. Any other comments?
Overall they were good - accepted readily by the recipient which i guess is the main thing!

Very sorry for the delay, I completely forgot. Slapped wrist!

tigraj Sat 08-Mar-14 23:43:17

Q1. How old was the child who tried the Teddies? What did they think overall of Sambucol Teddies? Did they like the taste or not?
Both of my daughters tried, aged 5 and 7 years old. They loved the taste and texture, and the way the colour goes brighter if you lick the teddy.

Q2. What was your overall impression of the product? Did you like it? If so, why? If not, why not?
Overall impression is really good. Loved the packaging. The shaped teddies.
Q3. Would you recommend Sambucol Teddies to friends/family if it came up in conversation or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would if friend were looking for a vitamin C supplement only.
Q4. Sambucol Teddies' RRP is £12.99 for 60 teddies, do you think you'd be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
There is no way I would buy it for that price as it has only vitamin C in it. There are plenty alternatives at more affordable prices. Don't see how Sambucol's is superior as in quality of an actual vitamin then any other. Not paying a fortune just for the bottle.
Q5. Any other comments?
Did not notice any changes/improvements in children's well-being after finishing the supplement.
Thank you for choosing us to test the product.

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