Haribo has released a few updates of it's popular Starmix sweets featuring new flavours and themes recently, such as the Haribo Starmix Frenzy Carnival with tropical flavours. The latest is the Haribo Scaremix which features the usual selection of bears, fried eggs, rings and hearts from the classic Starmix but with new 'Spooky Flavours' and fun scary names. For example the fried egg shapes are now 'Monster Eyeballs' and the rings are 'Dracula Rings'!
There are 9 different sweets in total. The first four are; Blackcurrant & Bubblegum Vampire Hearts, Apple & Blackcurrant Dracula Rings, Toffee Apple Monster Eyeballs and Blood Orange Witches Brew.
Blackcurrant & Bubblegum Vampire Heart: This is a dark purple jelly on top and a bright blue soft foam underside. The bubblegum flavour comes through with a sweet and fruity flavour that is not too overpowering.
Toffee Apple Monster Eyeballs: I really enjoyed this unusual flavour but my kids were not so keen. They have a caramel type sweetness with a hint of fruity apple.
Apple & Blackcurrant Dracula Rings: The classic combination of apple and blackcurrant flavours is delicious here and was my kids favourite overall. It reminded them of a popular apple and blackcurrant flavoured drink!
Blood Orange Witches Brew: These are essentially just orange flavoured soda bottles - it's like a Fanta bottle instead of a cola bottle.
The final five are all fruity flavours: Blackcurrant & Blueberry Dracula Rings, Blood Orange & Apple Dracula Rings, Blood Orange Boo Bear, Lime Boo Bear, and Cherry Boo Bear. Unfortunately I didn't have any of the Blood Orange & Apple Rings in my pack so I can't review that flavour.
Blackcurrant & Blueberry Dracula Rings. This one was the most flavourful in the pack. It has a strong, and surprisingly tart, berry flavour.
Blood Orange, Lime & Cherry Boo Bears: The bears have all been rebranded 'Boo Bears' - as if that makes them more scary. Anyway, the flavours here are all very fruity, especially the Blood Orange which has the strongest flavour of the bunch. The Lime Boo Bear has a distinctive citrus flavour but the sweet Cherry Boo Bear was my favourite overall.
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes - I'll have to buy another pack for Halloween.
Purchased: Local corner shop.
Check out my previous Haribo Halloween Reviews: