Drumstick Choos are Drumstick lollies but without the stick. It also turns out they are suitable for vegans. So do they bring childhood memories flooding back? Or do they just taste good? We had to open a packet…
It’s been years since a Drumstick passed my lips. The wrapping that the lollies came in wasn’t exactly designed for a thorough examination of the ingredients. In fact, these nearly didn’t make it onto our stock list. Despite hearing rumours that they were vegan the box from the wholesaler was a bit uninformative.
Suitable for vegans?
Even on the individual bags, it states ‘suitable for vegetarians’ on the front, but ‘suitable for vegetarians and vegans on the back’. But let’s not dwell too long on this and rejoice that they are suitable for vegans – and the packet says this at least once!
Now in 5 flavours
It turns out that Drumstick Choos come in 5 double flavours; original raspberry and milk, strawberry and cream, apple and cherry, peaches and cream, and strawberry and banana. That the original flavour was a creamy raspberry was a bit of a revelation. I’d never given much thought to the flavour and doubt I would have been able to pin it down to raspberry.
The wrappers are colour coded to help you select the flavour you want. But the packet doesn’t show you what colour the wrappers are. It just tells you the flavours and shows the unwrapped sweets. This meant that my attempt to use the colour coding was more challenging than I anticipated. I assumed that the red and yellow wrapper would be strawberry and banana. However, it turns out that these were the colours of the original drumstick wrapper so they represent raspberry and milk. Strawberry and banana are wrapped in a slightly paler yellow and pink.
The colours can look quite similar. So if you’re picky about getting peaches and cream rather than strawberries and cream select your chew in bright light.
Quite frankly after extensive testing, I would be happy to eat any of them. You can taste the different flavours well enough but they still all have a tang of the original flavour. Should you need further help I have lined up the wrappers with the flavours below. You’re welcome.
The Vool verdict:
A delicious taste of days gone by at a bargain price. These (and other goodies) are in our online shop now.