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Confirmed sighting: Chupa Chups Crazy Dips
Posted: 17:58 Sat 19-04-2003. Price: 35p for 16g. Location: Spar, Bath. Sub-flavours: Cola.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Bored of ordinary Sherbet Dips? Then why not try one with a sourish cola-flavour lollipop shaped, for some reason, like a bare foot, which you dip in cola-flavoured fizz with big tooth-chipping lumps of popping candy in it? Cleary not aimed at adult sweet fans, because the packet is so tall and narrow, and the fizz so far at the bottom (it starts roughly where the bottom of the "C" of "Cola is on the packet) that it's very nearly impossible for the hands of anyone aged more than five to actually get the lolly into the dip. Nice taste, though, a lot less bland than Chupa Chups' ordinary cola-flavoured lollies. Completing this completely non-seasonal Easter round-up, today's issue of The Grocer magazine also has news of a new "Lemon Mousse" version of Adams Bubbaloo "liquid centre" bubble gum (and/or toilet cleaning tablet, it's not entirely clear from the pic in the advert), plus the limited-edition return of the dark chocolate Mars Midnight, which utilises "vanilla extract, caramel and soft nougat" to deliver a "more sophisticated taste" (if such a thing is possible).
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Posted: 14:07 Sun 20-04-2003 by "Alex"
Comment: Hardly new.
This has been at my local shop for more than two years
Posted: 22:42 Mon 21-04-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Doh, sorry. Stuart's normally very reliable (and technically the site is intended to cover "new *and unusual*" products), but nonetheless this will be referred to the Snack Adjudication Committee to determine whether Campbell must be
ceremonially stripped of his credit for this sighting.
Posted: 18:18 Tue 22-04-2003 by "Stuart Campbell"
Comment: Hey, they were in the "New!" rack. What am I, the Encyclopadia Sweetanica or something?
Posted: 12:34 Fri 02-05-2003 by "Lee Maguire"
Comment: I have a bar of the Limited Edition "Mars Midnight" in my mouth as I type.
No camera at hand at the moment, but as some pathetic way of proof the packaging features a picture of the moon and a dark cloud and says "Mørk chockolade med blød karamel og blød hvid nougat" in some crazy moon language on the side.
Mentally replace ø with an o with a slash through it if html character entities aren't being preserved...
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