Rainbow Drops

Rainbow Drops

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gelatine Free
  • No artificial colours

£2.27 for 10 bags

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Rainbow Drops - Remember these? They take you right back, don't they? Sugar coated, brightly coloured puffed rice, that taste of long hot summers, and playing on your chopper bike. Priceless!

Each bag weighs 12g



Sugar, Maize Starch, Rice, Glucose Syrup. Colours: Beetroot, Copper Chlorophyll, Lutein, Paprika Extract, Allergens: May Contain traces of GLUTEN

This item contains the following per 100g:

Energy (kj): 1566
Energy (kcal): 370
Fat (g): 0.5
Saturated Fat (g): 0
Carbohydrate (g): 88.7
of which Sugars (g): 64
Protein (g): 2.8
Salt (g): 0

Are Rainbow Drops Vegetarian

Yes, there's no gelatine or any other non-vegetarian ingredient in this sweet.

Are Rainbow Drops Vegan

Yes, there are no ingredients in this sweet which are derived from animals.

Are Rainbow Drops Gluten Free

No, this sweet contains gluten and is not suitable for people with Coeliac or Celiac Disease.
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Travel back in time with these retro classics - these rainbow-coloured; sugar-coated treats take you back to your childhood! 

The classic sugar-coated Rainbow Drops come in many colours - including yellow, purple, green, pink, and orange. Rainbow Drops are free from artificial colouring and come in a range of different-sized bags. When was the last time you had a bag?

The History of Rainbow Drops
First produced by Swizzels Matlow over 90 years ago, they were one of the first confectionary inventions by the retro sweet legends, Swizzels. Rainbow Drops were invented before the Second World War and have been a childhood, sweetshop favourite ever since. And now, thanks to AQuarterOf.co.uk, they're available online, making it easier than ever to sample this British cult classic today.

Back in the 1930s, Rainbow Drops were sold loose and you could simply scoop a paper bag full for just 1d, that's just a penny in today's money! Today, Rainbow Drops some in the classic blue bag but taste as good as ever.

It is one of life’s greatest mysteries to know how many Rainbow Drops you get in each bag, but these vibrant maize puffs are the perfect low-calorie sweet treat, totaling around 37 calories per 12g bag. Whilst these taste amazing, they're a fantastic treat if you want to watch the calories.

How are Rainbow Drops made?
Interestingly, the colourful drops are manufactured by heating naturally coloured rice and maize powder and the heat makes them pop into drops!

Every year, Swizzels Matlow makes enough Rainbow Drops to fill 25 Olympic-sized swimming pools! It would be quite fun to swim in that! 

Are Rainbow Drops Vegan?
As well as amazingly having no artificial colouring, Rainbow Drops are also gelatine free which means that they are vegetarian and vegan friendly! Along with Love Hearts and Parma Violets - Rainbow Drops are a vegan confectionary staple.

Rainbow Drops Recipes!
You can get creative as there are endless ways that you can brighten up your culinary creations with the use of these colourful drops! 

Decorate your baked goods such as buns and cakes - this is great fun for the kids (and adults). You can get creative with all the colours of the rainbow or even impress your friends and family with a showstopping rainbow drop cake. If you love a chocolate brownie, you can also add Rainbow Drops into a brownie mix or some marshmallow snack bars for an extra colourful surprise. 

Some people even go the extra mile and add milk to enjoy their Rainbow Drops as a very sweet cereal-style treat! Would you give this a go? Of course, you can just eat them straight out of the bag, which is just as fun,  but the possibilities are endless!

Rainbow drops are colourful, fun, light and so tasty. There is nothing else quite like a Rainbow Drop! Best of all, because they are so low on calories, why not treat yourself to an extra bag (or two). <-- new -->

Rainbow Drops: A Sweet Treat That Will Take You Back In Time

Rainbow Drops are a classic British sweet that has been around for over 90 years. They are small, puffed maize and rice confectionery that are coated with a sugary coating in orange, pink, green, and yellow colors. Rainbow Drops were first produced by Swizzels Matlow over 90 years ago. They were one of the first confectionary inventions by the retro sweet legends, Swizzels. Rainbow Drops were invented before the Second World War and have been a childhood favorite ever since.

History of Rainbow Drops

Rainbow Drops were first produced by Swizzels Matlow over 90 years ago. They were one of the first confectionary inventions by the retro sweet legends, Swizzels. Rainbow Drops were invented before the Second World War and have been a childhood favorite ever since.

Flavour Profile of Rainbow Drops

Rainbow Drops have a unique flavour profile that is hard to describe. They are sweet with a slightly crunchy texture that is similar to cereal. The sugary coating adds an extra layer of sweetness that complements the puffed maize and rice centre.

Popularity of Rainbow Drops

Despite their simple flavor profile, Rainbow Drops remain a popular sweet in the UK. They have become a part of British culture and are often associated with childhood memories. Many people enjoy the unique flavor and appreciate the nostalgia that comes with eating them.

How Are Rainbow Drops Made?

Rainbow Drops are made from a combination of maize and rice that is puffed to create a light and airy texture. The colorful coating is made from sugar, glucose syrup, and natural colors. The maize and rice are mixed together and then heated to create a puffed texture. The puffed mixture is then coated with the sugary coating to create the iconic rainbow colors.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Rainbow Drops

Rainbow Drops can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are some creative ideas:

  • Use them as a topping for ice cream or yogurt.
  • Add them to your favourite cereal for an extra crunch.
  • Use them as a decorative element in your home by filling a vase with Rainbow Drops.
  • Crunch them down and use them as sprinkles on cakes.

Other Retro Sweets by Swizzels Matlow

Swizzels Matlow has been producing retro sweets for over 90 years. In addition to Rainbow Drops, they also make other classic sweets such as:

Are Rainbow Drops Healthy?

Rainbow Drops are not considered healthy due to their high sugar content. However, they can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. They're a treat... and everyone needs one of those once in a while!

How Many Calories in Rainbow Drops?

A small bag of Rainbow Drops (25g) contains approximately 123 calories... so not huge!

Do They Make Rainbow Drops Cereal?

Rainbow Drops cereal is not currently available in stores... yet... but no doubt it's only a matter of time. So you'll need to get creative with your Rice Krispies or other puffed rice cereal!