The following product review is for Allergycare’s Whizzers chocolate beans.
Description on the packaging states Whizzers Chocolate Beans contain no added dairy ingredients: every batch laboratory tested. Chocolate centres in a crisp sugar shell. Chocolate centres contain 56% minimum cocoa solids.
- No Dairy
- No Wheat
- No Gluten
- Free from Artificial Colours or Preservatives
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Mass (26%), Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Gum Arabic, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Natural Colours (Turmeric E100, Copper Chlorophyllin E141, Beetroot Red E162)
Produced in the UK for Lifestyle Healthcare Ltd.
We have also reviewed other allergy friendly confectionery, which you may like to read about in our “Confectionery” category.
The whole family plus 4 of the girls friends (7 kids in total) put a couple of packets of these Whizzers chocolate beans to the test.
Our packet contained 48 pastel coloured chocolate beans.
The chocolate beans look very similar to Nestlé’s Smarties only there weren’t as many colours and they were paler. We were taken by surprise at how crunchy the shell was when we first bit into them as they are crunchier than Smarties but not as sweet. I would say that they are very similar to chocolate m&m’s.
After tasting the first chocolate bean, the kids descended on the bowl like a plague of locusts. They were scrambling and dipping into the bowl containing the rest of the chocolate beans so fast that I had to swat their hands away so that I could try some for myself while there was still some left. It wasn’t long before they had all disappeared, the kids really enjoyed them (as did the adults!).
I went round the table and asked what everyone had thought of them (like I didn’t already know!) the comments I received were, “have we got any more?”, “very chocolatey”, “perfect” and “great”. We unanimously agreed that we preferred these to Smarties.
This is a perfect treat for anyone who can’t eat Smarties or m&ms due to food allergies and other dietary restrictions.
A very enjoyable dairy free chocolate treat for anyone with milk or gluten allergies, also suitable for coeliacs and lactose intolerants.
I will definitely purchase these again.
Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, artificial colours and preservatives but most definitely not free from flavour!
Suitable for : Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free
Allergen Advice: Contains Soya
Price : £0.64 from Goodness Direct
Available from :
Holland and Barrett £0.95
Real Foods £0.64
Please note that this Product Review is based purely on our family’s personal opinions and observations on how these whizzers chocolate beans suited our requirements.
Please make sure you check all ingredients very carefully to ensure that they are suitable for your particular allergy or sensitivity before trying anything we have reviewed on Allergy Friendly Reviews.