It's a curious beast - attempting very hard to replicate the flavour of the Percy Pig gum, but not quite managing it. There's a slight medicinal after-taste here, leaving you feeling a little bit like you've just come back from the dentist.
ANYWAY in case you are unaware of the Percy Pig phenomenon, here's the low-down. There is:
LEMON SHEEP - Lemon and Strawberry flavoured pal of Percy (more on him below)
COLA COW - Cola flavoured pal of Percy (curiously whereas Percy and Lemon Sheep's ears are different flavours to their faces, Cola Cow is all one flavour)
PENNY PIG - Life partner of Percy, lemon flavoured gum
PERCY PIGLETS - Presumably the offspring of Penny and Percy, these are smaller versions of Percy, either entirely jelly gum or foam gums.
Why Lemon Sheep and Cola Cow are not allowed to have Christian names like Percy and Penny has NEVER been fully explained by Marks and Spencer.
In other Percy news, there's a new Percy product - Rosy Noses - marshmallows with jelly topping. Which means you can now enjoy eating Percy's nose, face and tail at your leisure! I look forward to the next body part of a pig that M+S decide to jellify.
More importantly, I've just learned that M+S have FINALLY come to their senses and changed Lemon Sheep. He is now ORANGE flavoured - not much better, but a slight improvement on his bitter predecessor. However, this does mean you can no longer make the Coke and Lemon sandwich. Here's the Coke and Orange sandwich (quite nice).
By the way - NEVER try this:
Percy Pig Ice-Creams, Marks and Spencer, £1.29
Gobble Monkey says: 3 out of 7
To see the EVIL Percy imitators, click here AND here