Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets Review | Slimming World

Recently, I was lucky enough to be asked to sample and review these Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets.

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Review
That kind of job is right up my street, so of course, I said yes!

I received a parcel containing a range of the Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets in a range of different flavours. It was like opening a little treasure chest!

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Review

Each flavour comes in a small, brightly coloured cardboard box, illustrated with images of the herbs that are used to flavour the sweets.

The sweets themselves are small, oval shaped, smooth boiled sweets. They’re made using a blend of 13 herbs grown naturally in the Swiss mountains, along with all natural flavours. On average, there are 18 sweets per box.

What do Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets taste like?

Well, where do I start?! The range includes 5 different mint flavours, so I’ll start there!

Fresh Mountain Mint

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Fresh mountain mint

These have a delicious, real spearmint flavour to them, not overpowering, just fresh and clean-tasting – very nice!

Luscious Apple Mint

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Apple Mint

The apple flavour comes over really well in this combination, the mint is hardly noticeable, to be honest. It comes through a little bit at the end, but very pleasant.

Scrumptious Orange Mint

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Orange Mint

Initially, you get a citrus, orangey taste, then the mint starts to come through. Slightly medicinal, but not unpleasant.

My daughter pointed out that these would be great for a sore throat.

Refreshing Lemon Mint

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Lemon Mint

Another citrus flavour, the lemon is refreshing and clean, and the mint doesn’t overpower the lemon.

Not as medicinal in flavour as the Orange Mint option.

Bracing Glacier Peppermint

Cool and refreshing, these have the strongest mint flavour of all the sweets.

Very reminiscent of a Fox’s Glacier Mint! Really good peppermint flavour and one of my favourites.

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Glacier Mint

Having sampled my way through the mint range of flavours, I had a cuppa to cleanse my palate, before moving on to the rest of the range.

The Original

These sweets have a very herbal flavour to them, not unpleasant, but not really my cup of tea.

I couldn’t identify a particular, stand-out flavour, but overall I can only describe it as ‘herbal’.

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Original

This is the only flavour in the range sweetened with Stevia. (The rest of the range are sweetened with either sucralose, aspartame or acesulphame-K.)

Tasty Cranberry

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Cranberry

Initially, you’re hit with a fruity punch, but then it becomes quite an overpowering, artificially sweet flavour. Personally, this flavour wasn’t for me.

Delicious Elderflower

This was the flavour I was looking forward to – I love elderflower! Delicate, sweet and lightly perfumed.

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World Elderflower

I wasn’t disappointed! A really good, elderflower flavour, refreshing and tasty.

How many Syns are in Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets?

The Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets are listed on the Slimming World app at 5.5 Syns per 45g box.

How much are Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets?

The majority of stockists sell these Ricola sweets at £1.30 per 45g box.

They’re currently listed at 65p in Waitrose, (50% off promotion) but we don’t know how long this promotion runs for.

Where can I buy Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets from?

The 45g boxes of these Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets are available from Holland and Barratt, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado and Sainsbury’s, although some stores don’t stock the full range.

Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets | Slimming World

You’ll also find Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets in some independent chemist shops.

Would I buy Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets again?

I wouldn’t buy all of the flavours again, but I’d certainly buy some of them!

My particular favourites were Apple Mint, Mountain Mint, Glacier Peppermint and Elderflower.

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Ricola Sugar Free Swiss Herbal Sweets Review | Slimming World
  • Taste
    7
  • Availability
    8
  • Value for money
    7
  • Slimming World friendliness
    8
The Good

Good variety of flavours

Available from many stockists

The Bad

Some flavours taste medicinal

Excessive consumption may cause laxative effect

7.510
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