Sunday, 15 May 2016

Percy's Family Mix Review

Sugar is worse than smoking...blah, blah, blah. Okay we probably shouldn't eat too much sugar but sometimes we all need a treat and a packet of Percy Pigs is something that no one can resist. Generally I eat healthily but sometimes I want sweets and only Percy Pigs will do. Having said that I genuinely can't remember the last time I bought Percy Bigs - it must have been a few years - although I'm not sure why as they are utterly delicious and are worth trekking to M+S for them alone.

I had 20% off Colin the Caterpillar and Percy Pigs this week with my Sparks offer so thought it would be a good chance to go back to my teenage years when I practically lived off these. It seems over the year, Percy has expanded - there were rosy noses, fences and friends including jungle animals. In my day Penny Pig was the most exiting addition. Also were these brand new Percy Family Mix taking the piglet and penny additions that one step further.

Essentially it's a mixed bag of your standard Percy Pigs, the lemon penny pigs and then lots of smaller pieces which are the same texture as the parents but in a smaller size and in an assortment of fruit flavours. There isn't much else to say unless you've never had a percy pig before.

Frankly it was a little disappoinitng. The lemon penny pigs, though nice, are not as good as Percys (the cola cow and orange sheep in the farmyard mix are much better) and the piglets again were not as good. The flavours and textures were all there but I prefer the foam face to jelly ear ratio on the standard Percy's.

Don't get me wrong, they were delicious - sweet, fruity and chewy with that 'just one more' addictiveness. But a bog standard bag of Percy Pigs would have been as good, if not better. Maybe I should have got some Colin the caterpillars instead...

Price: £1.50
Bought at: M and S

Score: 7/10


  1. Yes Penny Pigs are a bit naff compared to Percy...I've never much liked them. I think they should do some sort of Apple Percy pig mixture...not sure how that'd work with the branding though.

    1. Well pork and apple sauce are a classic combo - maybe Percy's hog roast where he's been barbecued- probably not very kid friendly though!