Sherbet Dip Dab x10 Packs
About this deal
We are located right in the heart of Bristol, just off St Nicholas Street, the main part of the old city. The Love Hearts dip, made by the same company that made the Double Dip, had three different flavours of sherbet. Sherbet in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries is a fizzy powder, containing sugar and flavouring, and an edible acid and base.
While the baking soda and citric acid react slightly in the powder from the natural humidity in the air, exposure to water in saliva allows the two chemicals to react much more easily, so much more carbon dioxide fizz is released when the powder gets damp. Sherbet sweets are immensely popular retro sweets, and we’ve seen things like Flying Saucers launch themselves from their first production in the 1950s all the way into the 2020s, but there’s no question that Dip Dab sweets are among the most popular ways to eat sherbet. Citric acid and bicarbonate soda are really sour, so sugar adds sweetness to make the sherbet palatable (well, I said “taste nice” to the children).The measured qualities of sherbet include granularity, colour, "zing" (acidity) and flavouring (normally a citrus fruit). It may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Limited prior consent, nor without due acknowledgement. The "new" format only includes a solid liquorice stick, so the sherbet must be licked off that, or eaten directly.
The sugar or flavoring is up to you, but it's worth knowing most flavored drink mixes contain an acidic ingredient, so if you can't find any of the acids, you can simply combine a flavored drink mix that contains one of the acidic ingredients with any of the basic ingredients. The word "sherbet" is from Turkish şerbet, which is from Persian شربت, which in turn comes from " sharbat", Arabic شَرْبَة sharbah, a drink, from "shariba" to drink.Instead of pissing away the money on mono-sherbetic sweets like the Dip Dab, it makes much more financial sense to get a Double Dip instead. Today’s kids are still tipping up packets, coughing as the sherbet goes the wrong way, and delighting in that rush of a chemical reaction turning their mouth into an experience and a half!
The acid may be tartaric, citric or malic acid, and the base may be sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, or a mixture of these and/or other similar carbonates. You could lick the lolly and dip it in the sherbet repeatedly, or – if you were a bit more impatient – scoop up mounds of satisfying sherbet using the lolly like a spoon.A few of us may even have been guilty of tipping the whole packet in our mouths, and then enjoying the sweetness of the lolly after. In the United States, it would be somewhat comparable to the powder in Pixy Stix or Fun Dip, though having the fizzy quality of effervescing candy, such as Pop Rocks.