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Confirmed Sighting: Mars Bisc& Biscuits
Posted: 18:08 Fri 17-01-2003. Price: 69p (pack of 6). Location: Ireland. Sub-flavours: Mars, M&Ms, Twix, Bounty. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Michael Collins reports these have "been around in Ireland for a while", and goes on to describe them as "Kind of like a flattened slighted more biscuity and caramely Twix with not as much chocolate. Mainly biscuit. Too thin though so they kind of crack and break into sections when you eat them. An impulse buy I won't repeat." The M&M one, disturbingly, resembles a cheap wholemeal chocolate biscuit that someone has sprinkled a few mini M&Ms for a home-made cake stall at a village fete. Note that this also marks the official "retirement" (or should that be triumph?) of the now-withdrawn "Twix Top".


Posted: 19:37 Mon 03-02-2003 by "Conor McNicholas"
Comment: Consisting of two rows of miniture M&Ms arranged on an inside-out Twix, it's a truly surreal confectionary answer to a question no-one asked. Not very tasty, very, *very* sugary and, frankly, a little disturbing.
Posted: 12:17 Mon 17-02-2003 by "Stuart Campbell"
Comment: It's a shortcake biscuit with a very thin layer of the respective treat glued on top - imagine a Fun Size bar that's been cut in half along the Z-axis and steamrollered onto a Malted Milk, basically. (The M&M one is just a chocolate topping with a few M&Ms embedded in it.) At last, Mars scientists have achieved the challenging task of creating a biscuit that tastes every bit as good as a supermarket own-brand knockoff, but costs twice as much. (89p/99p for six, depending where you shop.)
Posted: 15:53 Thu 27-02-2003 by "Snackspot"
Comment: I've been doing blind taste-tests to see if I can tell the difference between the Twix and the Mars one. On the batch I have, the Mars clearly has the darker biscuit and, taste-wise, it does seem to be just about possible to tell them apart: the Twix one doesn't really taste of anything, and the Mars one tastes a bit like a Twix!
Posted: 00:31 Sat 29-03-2003 by "Quaint1"
Comment: Horrible. I tried the M&M's and Bounty varieties because they were on 'special' in my local Sainsburys just after Christmas (69p) but they were equally as dire as each other. Biscuit has the texture of stale cardboard, and the coconut 'filling' on the Bounty version is little more than a thin smear of suspiciously artificial tasting coconuttyness. I didn't even bother with the MArs or Twix versions.
Posted: 09:01 Mon 31-03-2003 by "Jasmina(chocolate fiend)"
Comment: M+M ones..bleugh..dont do it. Bounty ones Mmmmmmmmmmmm very tasty..but you need to eat a whole packet due to the restricted amount of coconut stuff...Other 2...indifferent.
Posted: 16:30 Thu 17-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: As the gloating builds over the "reduced to clear" Walkers Shots http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0304142342cas#20030626153700 may I just mention that I saw the Bisc& biscuits for 20 cents (about 12p) each in a California drugstore (or Cookies& as they're called over there) - and took the opportunity to try the US-only Snickers variety which, to my English eyes, had a really quite alarming "bulge".
Posted: 17:19 Thu 17-07-2003 by "matt" # permalink comment
Comment: here in new york there are cookie and hershey ones there only 34cents each or 4 for a dollar i think its a pound in englan is it
Posted: 21:43 Thu 17-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: snickers mad mix are out superdrug oxford street they are the normal snickers with sunflower seeds 39p each
Posted: 22:16 Thu 17-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: blimey you've been busy. get a picture of it if you can, bob - for all our sakes
Posted: 14:55 Fri 18-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: yes iw will try to get my camera working but you can get a picture from http://www.chromadex.com/SciNews/cheesy_ice.htm and it is the second picture down, i would take my own picture but my camera is not working at the moment
Posted: 15:24 Wed 06-08-2003 by "Adrian Furby (Melbourne, Australia)" # permalink comment
Comment: Amanda and I tried the bisc&Mars. We don't even know how to pronounce it. It is a retangular slab of chocolate biscuit about 12cm long, covered with Mars caramel and chocolate.

It is very ugly, like they've only half thought it through, but it tastes nice. The biscuit has a texture similar to a Speculaa (which is a cinammon biccie from Holland), and has a nice chocolate taste. The "Mars" caramel and chocolate topping doesn't particularly remind us of a Mars Bar, but tastes fine too.

On further reflection we think it may be the ugliest snack treat available. Amanda thinks this may already be available in England as a Bounty, but it's all new for us.

Posted: 15:26 Wed 06-08-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Amanda is confused.
Posted: 15:49 Wed 06-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Adrian, there are also Twix and M and M's
Posted: 16:05 Wed 06-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: speaking of Twix's, Twix Orange is back for 1 month only
Posted: 16:08 Wed 06-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: at asda they have Dairy milk - crispies 1.08p Cadburys Dairy milk - bubbly also 1.08p have a look on the new things at asda click on JT then were your on asda's website click new

Posted: 16:25 Wed 06-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Wow, check out the "Rocky funkifudge 8 pack" and "Foxs - chocolate fudge crunch creams".

But "Sorry, we did not find any products matching Hershey", despite bob's extravagant claims: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0307211736sbc#20030727141700

Posted: 16:36 Wed 06-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: snckspot, i tried to send you a sighting and i could not up loaded it, if i submint it with no picture and i give you the website for the picture will you be able to put the picture with my sighting thanks
Posted: 16:50 Wed 06-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sure JT - i've completely lost track of what product you are talking about but please fire away...
Posted: 20:18 Wed 06-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: asda has got hershey kissies - but only a couple of stores sell them at the moment they are around 1.50 and they come in three diffrent flavours cookies and cream, almond, and almond & caramel
Posted: 20:58 Wed 06-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: OK, this is my fault, and I accept full responsibility - the product is actually called "Hershey's KISSES": http://www.cdf.org/cdf/atissue/vol2_1/hershey/hershey.html

(though I think we're all agreed that "Hershey's Kissies" is really a much better name)

Posted: 01:25 Thu 07-08-2003 by "Adrian Furby" # permalink comment
Comment: Next time I submit something I must remember to check if it hasn't already been submitted. Mea Culpa. Also, just to annoy anyone craving Hershey's Kisses - they've been available here in Australia for ages. I know that would really tick off "bob", but as he appears to be the only person in the UK who can find them, maybe it won't...
Posted: 10:34 Thu 07-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: thet do sell hershey kisses in the uk, i have brought some from asda they are 1.49p for 1 bag and they come in threee diffrent flavours
Posted: 17:15 Mon 25-08-2003 by "josh roulston" # permalink comment
Comment: okay, so the pack claims '2 Crunchy biscuits with Twix topping'. what the hell? it's just really wide flat short twix!
Posted: 09:17 Fri 27-May-2005 by "Proliem bassist" # permalink comment
Comment: Proliem rock! Oxfords finest band, come see us!
Posted: 00:42 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: These are nice and delicious, but bloody overpriced 36792 5
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