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Confirmed sighting: Nestle Smarties Biscuits/ Milky Bar Biscuits
Posted: 20:37 Thu 06-02-2003. Price: 99p. Location: Reading Tesco's. Sub-flavours: Blue, yellow, orange, green, purple. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Daniel Wilson reports: "I picked up a bag of Smarties cookies in Reading Tesco's. Usual Tesco's cookie packaging, except with Smarties logos and a bit more colourful. Not really impressed. Soft cookie, crunchy shells. Reminded me of my mum's chilli con carne the night it rained cockroaches when we were on holiday." Something of a surreal description there from Daniel - until you actually try the things. While the biscuits do look a bit like giant Smarties, they share very few of the same textures, and are coated in what appears to be edible Plasticene. As Daniel says, nice pack design though. Milky Bar Biscuits are a lot more normal ("the perfect combination of shortcake biscuit and delicious Milkybar filling") but, once again, not very much like Milky Bars. Can't imagine either brand extension becoming much of a regular feature.

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Posted: 10:55 Thu 03-04-2003 by "Jez"
Comment: Just horrible. I got some for my kiddie's birthday party and they were roundly reject by roomful of three year olds and all their parents. One of the fantastic things about Smarties is the cruchy-as-a-shiny-bright-beetle shell. The biscuits discard that in favour of playdoh, and the biscuity part ois rubbish too. Gah!
Posted: 02:26 Fri 04-04-2003 by "Yd"
Comment: Milky Bar biscuits seem to only be available in Waitrose (we were feeling rich!) in Reading. They are rather nice, really, and survive a long dunking time in even the hottest of coffee. No playing of Russian Rich Tea Biscuit with these buggers.
Posted: 21:22 Mon 14-04-2003 by "Stuart Campbell"
Comment: Normally even a confirmed sugar junkie like me finds Milky Bar products a little on the sickly side, but these are fab. Soft shortcake biscuit either side of a creamy but quite subtle filling blends together to addictive effect. Also, if it's any recommendation, my normally well-behaved pet rats will practically tear your face off and scurry down your throat to get some. It's probably the only thing they like more than sweet and sour sauce.
Posted: 08:40 Thu 17-04-2003 by "Flameproof"
Comment: The Milky Bar biscuits are so sweet it made it almost impossible to eat without a cup of tea to counter it. I expect they're designed for 3-year-olds, but I couldn't finish the packet.
Posted: 12:05 Thu 08-04-2004 by "liz" # permalink comment
Comment: they taste salty to me- disgusting, and i usually like ANYTHING sweet
Posted: 17:56 Thu 08-04-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: on the topic of smarties does any one remember the cola smarties?. In iceland i borught the new sunny deligt 'sumer fruits' from iceland it was on offer two bottles for £1.70 to me it tastes like a srawberry solero ice lolly. also spotted they was selling of the jaffa cake fruit corners for 18p each in iceland i think it was because they was short dated. my local costcutters is still stocking dasani water. i have noticed that both pepsi products pespsi cola and 7up have had a makeover with there new designs. In sainsburys they have five alive squash, it comes in the three flavours but i have noticed the cranberry splash they are £1.29 for a 1L bottle. In morrisions they have the new flamin hot and mild cheese wotsits. also i have wondered why there is not a diet cherry coke and why you can not buy it in a six pack? They have the new kelloggs light bites in sainsburys wich dont appel to me! and why is it the only place i can find vanilla snack-a-jacks is boots?
Posted: 18:02 Thu 08-04-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: sorry about the spelling mistakes i was in a rush!sorry about the spelling mistakes i was in a rush! so here it is again:

on the topic of smarties does any one remember the cola smarties?. In iceland i borught the new sunny delight 'sumer fruits'it was on offer two bottles for £1.70 to me it tastes like a srawberry solero ice lolly. Also spotted was the selling of the jaffa cake fruit corners for 18p each in iceland i think it was because they was short dated. my local costcutters is still stocking dasani water!. I have noticed that both pepsi products pespsi cola and 7up have had a makeover with there new designs. In sainsburys they have five alive squash, it comes in the three flavours but i have Not noticed the cranberry splash they are £1.29 for a 1L bottle.


Posted: 18:12 Thu 08-04-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: also i have wondered why there is not a diet cherry coke and why you can not buy it in a six pack?

Surely the answer to the first also answers the second?


Posted: 20:28 Thu 08-04-2004 by "HotPhil" # permalink comment
Comment: To continue the slightly off-topic theme - I'm sure there once was a diet cherry coke available in the UK at some point, I have quite a strong recollection of it.....Haven't seen it since I last saw a can of Quattro though...
Posted: 10:45 Fri 09-04-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: it must be that coke cola cherry is not a big seller thaths why it is only avalible in 2L bottles and 750ml bottles
Posted: 11:03 Fri 09-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: cherry coke is still available in 500ml bottles for sure. and the u.s. have diet cherry coke and it's the best thing ever, so why it's not available over here i know not. it's a squillion times better than vanilla or mangy lemon!
Posted: 17:00 Mon 24-05-2004 by "Dave Farrell" # permalink comment
Comment: MilkyBar Biscuits!!! Wow, these things are the greatest!!!! i never thought it was possible to pack so much goodness into such a small packet. An epic design from Nestle, these things are the best!!!!! my love for these biscuits is far more than i ever thought i could get from a packeted food. I want to just take a moment to thank Nestle for their truly wonderful design, they're the greatest!!!!!! Dave
Posted: 16:53 Wed 07-Jul-2004 by "matt"
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Comment: Cherry Coke is the best its still available in 330mls cans in the UK...........Diet cherry coke is available in the UK, but only fromhttp://www.cybercandy.co.uk (expensive US import though)......As far as i know its never been available in the UK!!
Posted: 18:09 Wed 07-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I believe this is usually the cue for "Saramond's" very own "recipe" for "Diet Cherry Coke" ("3/4 diet coke or pepsi max and 1/4 sugar free cherryade" - as posted to almost every other discussion on this topic. It's the new "Pepsi Blue"!)
Posted: 20:32 Wed 07-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Using Robinsons cherry dilute drink is more effective - well, it gives a sharper cherry flavour anyway. Although, I haven't seen Robinsons cherry drink around for a while now, do they still make it?
Posted: 20:41 Wed 07-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Also does anyone remember Cherry 7UP? Is it still made?
Posted: 21:10 Wed 07-Jul-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Cherry 7UP is still made, but only seems to be available in small Newsagents and grocers.

However, I see more nowadays than before.


Posted: 14:13 Sun 28-Aug-2005 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: Whoever decided to put these in with the Smarties brand has quite obviously never eaten Smarties in any of their incarnations because the only resemblance these hold to Smarties as I know them is that they are food and have colours on them. Slightly thin, dulled colours at that. Out is the crisp sugar cell, and in is a soft, coloured candy substance. No milk chocolate either, but instead a dubious lump of chocolate flavoured filling stuck in the middle of a bit of bland biscuit. Against the odds, these are nice but not the kind of things you’d want to buy another bag of. The back of pack features a Where’s Wally style game in which one of the characters appears to be on a scooter atop a surface resembling Buster Gonad’s Unfeasibly Large Testicles (see http://www.gagh.co.uk/packback.jpg ) What were Nestle thinking?
Posted: 10:41 Mon 29-Aug-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Maybe Nestle weren't thinking, or maybe they had just invented this product and had no idea what to call it and so twas dumped in the Smarties superbrand.
Posted: 13:19 Wed 05-Oct-2005 by "jacqueline downings" # permalink comment
Comment: im just wondering if cherry 7up is still on the market as i have tried every shop around where i live and none of them sell the product or can get it from the whole salers i live in eastham london e6 could anyone please help me find out thanks.
Posted: 15:30 Wed 05-Oct-2005 by "Roisin" # permalink comment
Comment: Where have all the white choclate after eights gone?
Posted: 18:25 Wed 05-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they were discontiinued cos they tasted crap and no one was buying them.
Posted: 19:18 Wed 05-Oct-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: They have gone to the great dinner party in the sky...
Posted: 19:00 Fri 21-Jul-2006 by "Barr's D&B" # permalink comment
Comment: Why is this so elusive? easily the Daddy of the D&B's

I thought I had struck gold to find it in my local Tesco's then as quick as it arrived it dissapered 2 weeks later, I was gutted :(


Posted: 19:09 Fri 21-Jul-2006 by "caramel creams" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anybody remember Caramel Creams? they were fairly small and almost oval shaped, wraped in gold foil. You could only get them as part of a pic and mix and usual they were found in Asda or Co-op now they have gone. The chocolate was dark, and inside was just the best caramel centre ever imaginable. I could never find the manufacturer or the distributor but if I could I would live on those for the rest of my life.
Posted: 21:14 Fri 21-Jul-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i don't remember caramel creams but if thorntons still have them (they were limited edition) there's a dulce de leche cream centred chocolate recently that was pant changingly brilliant.
Posted: 09:33 Sat 22-Jul-2006 by "caremel creams" # permalink comment
Comment: nope it wasnt a thornton one it was totally unbranded. 92213 4
Posted: 18:28 Sat 19-Apr-2008 by "lovelovelove" # permalink comment
Comment: Aah I keep telling people about cola flavour Smarties and they look at me as if I am mad. Is it so hard to believe?
Posted: 12:51 Fri 09-May-2008 by "georgina" # permalink comment
Comment: do you sell smartie biscuits in tesco's?
Posted: 12:55 Mon 12-May-2008 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: Er, you're not in Tescos love.
Posted: 13:44 Mon 12-May-2008 by "Jim" # permalink comment
Comment: Georgina - yes we do sell Smarties cookies in Tescos! We also have milkybar ones aswell.
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