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Confirmed sighting: Bob The Builder's Cheesy Toolbag
Posted: 20:20 Mon 07-04-2003. Location: Dorset & Kilburn. Sub-flavours: Onion / Prawn Cocktail. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Stacy Williams reports: "Strange but truely named. Found a multipack of Bob The Builder crisps in London. The corn snacks are tool shaped (spanners etc) and have a similar consistancy to Space Raiders. Cheese flavour was pretty good and the onion variety were a bit like stodgier Mills onion rings and very smelly." OK, this may not be the newest snack on the block, but it's still rare enough to deserve a mention (Stacy didn't provide a pic, so this is an attempt to "enhance" the one found here, like it was grainy footage of the Loch Ness Monster or something). Of course, the "Cheesy Tool Bag" is also notable for setting a new standard in product names which really sound like they ought to be double-entendres, a field previously dominated by the likes of Winnie The Pooh's "Roo Juice" and Mr Funny's Runny Honey.

Add a comment | # Permalink to this page | 22 comment(s) so far: (NB: NO IDENTITIES ARE VERIFIED; ANYONE COULD ACTUALLY BE FROM THE MANUFACTURERS OR COMPETING COMPANIES. ALL CELEBRITY POSTINGS ARE IMPERSONATED ... POORLY)


Posted: 17:45 Tue 08-04-2003 by "Bogwombler"
Comment: Don;t forget the fantastically named effort from Thorntons; "Mr. Tickles' Chocolate Fudge Cubes"
Posted: 19:44 Tue 08-04-2003 by "Adrian Moulder"
Comment: Then there's Ainsley Harriot's Chocolate Heaven, and Strathmore Chocolate Flavoured Water: http://www.expressandstar.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=11&num=23492&printer=1
Posted: 17:48 Sat 26-04-2003 by "Ben Moor"
Comment: Mr Funny's Runny Honey improved on old *unfunny* runny honey by adding the great extra taste of orange, blackcurrant, or strawberry. What next - Mr Bump's Mumpy Lumps?
Posted: 23:03 Mon 28-04-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Great news - the Kentish Town Costcutter on Prince of Wales Road (London NW6) stocks not just individual bags of Bob's Cheesy Toolbag, but also the other flavours - Bob's Pickled Onion Toolbag and Bob's Prawn Cocktail Toolbag - in the range.
Posted: 10:34 Thu 01-05-2003 by "Snoozy"
Comment: Disappointed to discover that the Tesco Extra near Beckton has a censored version of this flavour in the multi-pack. Now merely called 'Bob's Cheesy', along with all the other toolbag-named flavours.
Posted: 16:53 Sun 27-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: they are made by the the no1 irish brand tayto - there brand, we have walkers and they were selling 12 packs for 60p (i think they were out of date) you can buy all the tayto brands from http://www.tayto.com its 10 pounds for 1 box ans 2 pounds p&p
Posted: 20:50 Sun 27-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: JT - you're not related to "bob", are you?
Posted: 15:48 Mon 28-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: no why?
Posted: 10:51 Thu 31-07-2003 by "Phil Widdows" # permalink comment
Comment: New contender for rudest snackfood - "two headed" Sour Brite Crawlers: http://www.boners.com/grub/788829.html
Posted: 18:56 Sat 02-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Phil- those worms are nice.

And JT- I think its due to all your knowledge but no submittings, the price, and how you use no grammar, capitalization or punctuation


Posted: 12:05 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone wishing to sample Bob's Cheesey Toolbag should try the Lincolnshire Echo newsagents on Wragby Road, Lincoln, right next to Tesco. They are in fact a fine purveyor of the 10p crisp range, and their repertiore often includes Tangy Toms (which in the golden days were 5p, but are now 10p), Cheesey Nibbles, Oinks, Petrified Prawns (their petrified-ness runs only as far as the illustration on the packet), and of course the aforementioned Bob's Cheesey Toolbag. I do not recall there being any Transform-A-Snack, though.
Posted: 12:11 Mon 04-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Cheers Mark - Sainsbury's are getting a bit better at stocking the multipack as well
Posted: 12:22 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone wishing to sample Bob's Cheesey Toolbag should try the Lincolnshire Echo newsagents on Wragby Road, Lincoln, right next to Tesco. They are in fact a fine purveyor of the 10p crisp range, and their repertiore often includes Tangy Toms (which in the golden days were 5p, but are now 10p), Cheesey Nibbles, Oinks, Petrified Prawns (their petrified-ness runs only as far as the illustration on the packet), and of course the aforementioned Bob's Cheesey Toolbag. I do not recall there being any Transform-A-Snack, though.
Posted: 12:23 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: Cripes - refreshing page = another post?
Posted: 12:50 Mon 04-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hmm, yeah, if you submit the same form data again (which some browsers do), after an acceptable interval has passed.
Posted: 13:03 Mon 04-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh, sorry, the repetition-catching thing had stopped working. fixed again now.
Posted: 11:19 Thu 16-10-2003 by "mawby" # permalink comment
Comment: anyone heard of a new flavour of cordial Rhubarb????????????
Posted: 18:13 Thu 10-06-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm sure I once ready on nice-cup-of-tea-and-a-sit-down that there used to be "chocolate finger creams" (or something similar) in production.
Posted: 11:08 Thu 05-Oct-2006 by "G" # permalink comment
Comment: Where can I find Tangy Toms from, they use to cost 10p. Classis crisps from my School Years

Any ideas anyone


Posted: 13:48 Thu 05-Oct-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Smaller newsagents usually sell them, although come to think of it I havent seen any for a while either.
Posted: 16:00 Fri 06-Oct-2006 by "John Hoare" # permalink comment
Comment: makro sell them in cases of 48.
Posted: 20:23 Tue 14-Aug-2007 by "tiggy"
(apparently posting from 89.242.54.110: ) # permalink comment
Comment: hi i am so hooked on the bob the builder crisps i even hide them from the kids. but sadly my nearest shop have run out and will not be getting anymore in. does anyone know where i can buy them from i live in lancashire
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