Sweet Stim Munch Baits

Munch Baits Sweet Stim Review

In this review, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Munch Baits Sweet Stim Range. This is one of the baits from their Visual Range and one with which I’ve had the most success in the past few years.

What’s So Great About the Sweet Stim Range from Munch Baits?

The Sweet Stim Range from Munch Baits has many different aspects that, when combined, create a powerhouse of attraction that carp can’t seem to resist. Not only is it visually appealing, but the carp also love the flavour. Once they find it, they stick around until it is gone. I like that Munch Baits produces boilies in the range plus Wafters, Stick Mix, Syrup and Pop-Ups.

I have used this bait for over a year and watched carp feed for hours on my underwater camera. Below I shall detail how to use this bait effectively and what I’ve observed and learned in hopes of aiding others who wish to test this bait out for themselves.

Sweet Stim Boilies

I find the boilies from Munch Baits to be some of the best quality carp baits on the market today. I am always impressed just how soft they are straight out of the bag; it’s hard to believe they are a shelf life boilie. They crush between the fingers very easily and almost feel as though they are still moist, a quality which most other shelf-life boilies lack. I believe this is due to the high-quality ingredients Munch Baits uses.

Munch Baits Sweet Stim
Sweet Stim 14 MM Boilies
ScentSweet and Creamy
TextureSoft – Easily Chopped or Crushed
Sweet Stim Boilie Characteristics

Packaging – The seal on the older bags from Munch Baits used to fail most of the time. I’m happy to report they have come out with new packaging that is thicker and better quality, which keeps baits in excellent condition for a longer duration when resealing.

I’ve used many different brands of boilies over the years, and these are quickly becoming my favourite and “go-to” boilie no matter what season it is.

Sweet Stim Pop-Ups

With most baits I use from other companies, I find the pop-ups are almost identical to the boilies aside from the fact that they float. This is where the Munch Baits Pop-ups vary slightly from their competitors.

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Sweet Stim 14 MM Pop-Ups
ColourSuper Bright White
ScentSweet and Creamy
TextureSoft and Spongy – Cannot Crush with Fingers
VisibilityHigh – Especially in Murky Water
Sweet Stim Pop-Up Characteristics

Buoyancy – Super Buoyant – I’ve left these pop-ups in my underwater test tank for 24 days, and they were still as buoyant as they were out of the container.

Overall the Sweet Stim Pop-Ups perform flawlessly. They have an almost solid spongy texture that holds together when pierced with a baiting needle. I’ve used other pop-ups that have crumbled and cracked in the past, but there is no issue with this range. Another great aspect of this texture is absorbing and holding liquids and flavours very well while remaining super buoyant. For those of you that like to boost your hook baits, you must try these.

Sweet Stim Wafters

A recent addition to my bait arsenal. I have had limited experience with these, but they provide a quick way of balancing out rig setups. They are small dumbbell-shaped bait making the perfect topping for a regular or pop-up boilie.

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Sweet Stim Wafters
ColourBright White
ScentSweet and Creamy
TextureSoft Yet Very Dense
VisibilityVery High
Sweet Stim Wafter Characteristics

One thing to note is that they are quite small. If you are going to test out the Sweet Stim Wafters, you will require a very fine baiting needle when baiting your rigs. They tend to crack and crumble quite easily.

Sweet Stim Stick Mix

I find the majority of stick mixes that I use are very dry and powdery. I was shocked to find that the Sweet Stim Stick mix had an almost moist touch straight out of the package. It packs together tightly, almost like a paste, yet crumbles and breaks down underwater like a powder. In my underwater tests, I’ve noticed that the sweet stim stick mix and boilies also contain particles such as hemp seeds to further add to their attraction.

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Sweet Stim Stick Mix
ColourWhite with Black Flecks
ScentSweet and Creamy
TextureSoft and Moist
VisibilityVery High
Sweet Stim Stick Mix Characteristics
  • Packaging – The Sweet Stim Stick Mix has always come in a high-quality package for as long as I’ve used it. I see now that Munch Baits is now using the same packaging for its boilies.

The Sweet Stim Stick Mix has two different properties that I find highly appealing. Not only does it provide a cloudy plume of attraction around your bait and up into the water column, but it also wafts out onto the bottom substrate around your bait, leaving a trail of attraction in the silt and sand for hours after your bait is gone.

Sweet Stim Syrup

This was a product I didn’t intend to use as I’m not usually a big fan of liquids. I ordered some to see how it reacted underwater, and I am glad I did. This is now a staple in my bait bag on the bank. Not only do I use it to boost the sweet stim range, but I also use it for particles and pack baits as well. It has the same sweet and creamy smell as the rest of the sweet stim lineup and pairs perfectly when used in unison with the stick mix and boilies. Munch Baits has hit the nail on the head with this lineup.

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Sweet Stim Syrup
ColourBright White and Milky
ScentSweet and Creamy
VisibilityVery High
TextureDense Yet Oily
Sweet Stim Syrup Characteristics

This is a very dense liquid, and it does separate into two different forms when left to sit for long periods in the bottle. It tends to separate into a white (bottom) and clear (top) liquid but easily mixes into one solid colour when shaken. I think the two different liquids perform differently underwater. The liquid will sink to the bottom below your bait and rise through the water column to the surface, creating a larger attraction area.

Tips to Gain the Most Attraction from the Sweet Stim Range

Don’t be afraid to mix and match with other baits. Sweet Stim pairs perfectly with the Cream Seed range from Munch Baits. The scents are quite similar, but visually Sweet Stim will stand out more than Cream Seed.

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Sweet Stim Mixed with Pink Fruit Stick Mix
  1. Chop Boilies – I like to chop my boilies rather than throwing them in whole; I’ve noticed it takes carp a lot longer to clear them off the bottom when prebaiting an area.
  2. Add Stick Mix to Boilies – If you chop the boiles then put them back in the bag, another quick tip to add more attraction is to mix in a few handfuls of the stick mix. The stick mix will add a nice cloud of flavour around your bait as well as sink into the silt and sand to keep fish coming back even when all the free boilies are gone.
  3. Add Stick Mix and Syrup to Boilies – To ensure the stick mix stays on the boilies until it reaches the bottom. A quick trick in deeper water is to add a couple of glugs of Sweet Stim Syrup to the bag as well. This will cause the stick mix to adhere to the boilies and not wash off as quickly in the water column as it descends.
  4. Add Bread to the Mix – This was a game-changer for me. I just happened to have a tin of breadcrumbs with me one session. When I added them to the mix, not only did it make my sweet stim mix last longer, but it also added another level of attraction. The breadcrumbs absorb some of the sweet stim syrup and slowly release the attraction into the water column instead of it all leeching out at once.
  5. Add Additional Particles – Aside from just breadcrumbs, don’t be afraid to add corn, hemp, tiger nuts or other particles to your sweet stim mix. The additional particles will absorb the flavour from the stick mix and syrup and quickly change the fish’s feeding habits to become accustomed to eating all sorts of different baits.

Sweet Stim Bait Range – Lake Test Review

Check out this YouTube video if you’re still curious how carp will react to this bait underwater in the wild.

I took some out onto the Great Lakes and, armed with my underwater camera, shot some pretty good footage of what happened after placing the bait.