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What's wrong with Haribo sweets ??

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mummyloveslucy Sat 01-Nov-08 18:45:07

I've noticed a few times on hear now, people saying things like the dredded Haribos ect.
I just wondered if it's because they're sweets or if they were particulally bad for children? I've always trusted Haribo as it's a very well known brand. If they are much worse than other brands, then I'll stop my daughter having them.
Could someone please let me know. smile

EachPeachPearMum Sat 01-Nov-08 18:46:10

colourings I suppose.
They're v v tasty though grin

EachPeachPearMum Sat 01-Nov-08 18:46:35

M&S do sweets without artificial colourings.

MadameCastafiore Sat 01-Nov-08 18:47:33

They are full of crap and will give your kids super powers like being able to fly, howl and stay up for 24 hours stretches!

We have weirdy non additive jelly sweets in this house for the DCs as they are no where near as bad for you interms of crap contained as Haribo - DS can fly after having those and DD grows fangs and jumps from the roof howling!

Mind you my neighbours son is one of the actors in the ad that is on TV at the moment so I have to pretend they are great!

WhizzzBangWhizzzOOOooAhhhh Sat 01-Nov-08 18:48:01

Well I love them.....never done me any harm .. if you don't want your kids to have them, send them to meeeeeeeegrinwink

PsychoGuyFawkesMum Sat 01-Nov-08 18:50:46

well.....haribo (IME with my children), seem to have some special ingredient that makes them bounce and hit the ceiling.

not sure what thet ingredient is of course, and I often wich I could have it in tablet form for me.......I would LOVE that energy that the children seem to get from haribo.....

PortoTreasonandPlot Sat 01-Nov-08 18:51:59

Like everything else - fine in moderation. And great for bribery purposes if not overused....

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Sat 01-Nov-08 18:52:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

misdee Sat 01-Nov-08 18:53:07

dd1 took great delight in pointing out the 'no artificial colours' label on a mini-bag she got from school. so no more me pinching them off her sad

mummyloveslucy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:16:14

I love them too. grin They don't seem to have ant effect on my daughter, but there must be somthing in them to send other children up the wall. I use them for bribarry mostly too.

AllBuggiedOut Sat 01-Nov-08 19:29:12

They're not vegetarian, and it annoys me that they get handed out to my veggie kids at school/parties/hallowe'en/friend's houses etc etc. And I'd much rather they had a bit of chocolate than sweets anyway!

mummyloveslucy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:32:10

eww, why what's in them ?
you'd think all sweets would be o.k for vegetarians. If you tell me, you'd probubly put me off them. Which wouldn't be a bad thing. grin

nickytwooootimes Sat 01-Nov-08 19:34:16

Bloody gelatine.
In the States you can get Hal al ones which are made with a gelatine substitute and are suitable for veggies,
I want them!

AllBuggiedOut Sat 01-Nov-08 19:34:26

Gelatin. And I think they even helpfully tell you if it's beef or pork. Yum...

captainmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:37:06

I hate haribo just for being sugar-coated sugar bombs but I actually like that tv advert. The little girl is an inspired peice of casting.

'look into my eyes...'

MurderousMarla Sat 01-Nov-08 19:37:40

I ate the bloody things around the clock when I was pregnant, thankfully I can't stand them now.

FlameNPumpkins Sat 01-Nov-08 19:39:01

Haribo aren't as bad for mine as most - the colours are ok, so tis "just" the additive hmm

PuppyMonkey Sat 01-Nov-08 19:39:44

I think hariboos taste horrible.... that should be their new ad slogan.. grin.

You want a chewing nut, that's a proper sweet.

lou33 Sat 01-Nov-08 19:39:55

ooh i like them, especially the sour tasting ones

captainmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:40:41

Toffee Humbugs.

Except got a lot smaller since I was young.

scampadoodle Sat 01-Nov-08 19:40:58

Oh I love Haribos - the sours! yum.

Lapsedrunner Sat 01-Nov-08 19:41:36

DS's doctor used to offer the Gummi Bears (this is not in UK)as reward for injections...all things in moderation and all that...

mummyloveslucy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:42:51

Sorry for being a bit thick, but what exactly is gelatin? I've heard of it. What part of the animal does it come from ?

Spidermama Sat 01-Nov-08 19:42:57

They turn my boys into crazed maniacs. They smell really nasty and they are not food.

I can't even have them in the room with me. They smell horrible.

mynameisluka Sat 01-Nov-08 19:44:14

Sugar generally makes my DC wildly drunk!
But haribos are yummy

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