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Confirmed sighting: Walkers Shots
Posted: 23:42 Mon 14-04-2003. Price: 34p for about 18g. Location: Newsagents, Bath. Sub-flavours: "Nicely Spicely" flavour, and possibly Barbeque. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Almost exactly like a bag full of all the little bits you get at the bottom of a packet of Monster Munch where their "feet" have broken off, in the standard "generic spicy" Walkers flavour last seen in said Monster Munch (possibly fractionally more peppery this time). I give it two months before they're in the clearance bin for 10p. This is the first in a week-long series of Stuart's reports from the West Country, and is to be commended for both its attractive action photograph and vivid "Monster Munch" comparisons. Nonetheless, there's still a chance to be first with a full flavour-analysis of the "Banging BBQ" variety, or any sightings of the still-mythical Spanish Salsa Pringles.


Posted: 10:53 Wed 16-04-2003 by "Andy Kelk"
Comment: "Banging Barbecue" duly bought from Newsagents in Soho. Disappointingly light bag for 35p. Monster Munch comparisons first thing springing into mind. Barbecue flavour not really conjuring up images of sun-soaked back-gardens. All in all, pretty average.
Posted: 11:07 Wed 16-04-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Intriguingly, Walkers do appear to be promoting it as "The One-Handed Snack": http://walkers.corpex.com/cr15p5/trade/corporate.asp?sectionid=2&promoid=108 . Has anyone had any luck consuming it from one hand while, say, using your mobile phone (or, as Microsoft memorably put it, "training your staff" http://www.ntk.net/2003/02/14/dohhand.gif) with the other?
Posted: 11:19 Wed 16-04-2003 by "Andy Kelk"
Comment: 27p? That's some mark-up they've got going on. I have a nasty vision of choking dramatically on the contents if eaten as suggested on the back of the bag (small icon of a man tipping head right back and emptying contents of packet into throat). I went for the safer option of transferring from packet to hand to mouth.
Posted: 08:41 Thu 17-04-2003 by "Harty"
Comment: They may be small bags but you get hundrends of pieces, many mouthfulls and they actually last a lot longer than you think. Didn't find any problem eating them as suggested, it's just like eating a pack of nuts or M&Ms - they are only tiny balls of corn after all.
Posted: 08:43 Thu 17-04-2003 by "Flameproof"
Comment: Isn't this just a repackaged version of the 'footballs' that are still littering the best-before-end shelves of supermarkets today?
Posted: 00:46 Sat 19-04-2003 by "Segue"
Comment: Nicely Spicely? What a rip off of Nik Naks! Walkers have stooped to new levels with this stunt.
Posted: 22:17 Mon 21-04-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Managed to get hold of these at last, and impressed to see that "swigging" them from the bag is the best (perhaps only?) way to eat them - the bag's too narrow to get your hand in, and if you try and pour them into the palm of your other hand they're too light and inevitably spill everywhere. Following the (mild) success of Solero Shots, Cadbury Shots, those Wrigleys Xcite pellets, and Smarties (arguably the originator of this style), will this mode of consumption become the dominant snack-form of the future?
Posted: 15:37 Thu 26-06-2003 by "Bob" # permalink comment
Comment: "I give it two months before they're in the clearance bin for 10p." LOL, I just searched snackspot for these after finding them reduced to 14p in Safeway. Good call!
Posted: 12:06 Sat 28-06-2003 by "BOB" # permalink comment
Posted: 13:29 Thu 17-07-2003 by "Tyrell" # permalink comment
Comment: On the subject of Walkers 'Shots', our local newsagent is selling them at...wait for it... 5 pence a bag!!! Needless to say, despite the default taste we bought two boxes, that's a whole 40 bags for £2... We now feel a bit sick but I'm sure it's worth it.
Posted: 16:21 Thu 17-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: went to asda and they were selling 5 packs at 10p thats 2p per pack, 50 packs per pound, i were going to buy 100 packs but they are not that nice so i brought 5 instead
Posted: 23:21 Mon 22-09-2003 by "maria74" # permalink comment
Comment: does anyone remember the old nik naks animated advert? the two guys doing nasty things to each other. i think it appeared on MTV, but can't remember what it's called! any help would be appreciated.
Posted: 00:52 Tue 23-09-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: The Nik Naks advert was by Bill Plympton, based on his short film "Push Comes To Shove". You can watch the original (sans Nik Naks) here:

http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/atom_246 10698 0 07

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