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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Fruit Fling Tango
Posted: 17:38 Thu 08-05-2003. Price: 1.29. Location: Morrisons, Norwich. Sub-flavours: No diet version spotted. Nutritional unusualness: Comes in transparent yellow bottle, is itself yellow as well.
"Matthew" reports: Stuart Campbell was right - it *is* more or less Lilt. Like a twist between Lilt and Fruit Twist Fanta, actually. Come to think of it, this does seem like an attempt to muscle in on Fanta territory... It's quite nice, though, and was on a BOGOF offer, so I'll let them off. Oh, and a Fruit Fling is apparently orange, pineapple and passion fruit. So now you know. It reminded me of those pineapple-drops flavoured sodas you used to get (though not necessarily in a bad way), but it isn't a patch on the top-notch "Tropical" Tango. Anyway, in other beverage bulletins: Starbucks have just launched a bunch of new summer Frappucinos; a week of anti-Nestle protests begins this Saturday; and Snackspot regular "Perkin Warbeck" wonders if anyone else remembers "a chocolate milk drink called Mississippi Mud", stocked by Tesco "in the early '90s". "It was in a brown tetrabrick with some southern US style picture on it," Perkin recalls. "Found in the fresh milk section in fairly decent quantities, and regularly sold out if you got there after 5ish. It may have been made by Unigate or some dairy or other. Then one day it was gone... replaced by the infinitely less satisfying Chocolate Frijj."


Posted: 17:54 Fri 09-05-2003 by "Carmen Miranda"
Comment: They were giving out mini samples of the Coconut Creme Frappucino at the Starbucks just behind the Oxford St John Lewis in London, last Saturday.

More cream on top than frappucino to sample, actually, and more coconut (flavouring) than coffee too...

Posted: 00:01 Sat 10-05-2003 by "Burtwood Ratherjack"
Comment: In addition to the Mississippi Mud milkshake extravaganza, Tesco also sold a companion Southern Comfort shake with a nip of the inbred banjo-juice in it. The end result was a beverage you might expect to be marketted under the name 'Baby's First Hard Liquor'. The Mississippi Mud drink was sold in a blue carton, the Southern Comfort in a red one - and they were both jolly nice.
Posted: 14:46 Sat 10-05-2003 by "Swoosh"
Comment: There was Mississippi Mud, Tennessee Toffee & Louisiana Peach - I used to stack them on the shelves at Somerfield! The first two were awesome - they deserve resurrection...
Posted: 14:18 Sun 11-05-2003 by "PuffinRub"
Comment: I agree with Swoosh regarding the Miss. Mud and Ten. Toffee drinks as I also used to stack them on the shelves at my local Somerfield!

I hated every moment at Somerfield, yet somehow managed to get through the day by treating myself to one of the above drinks and a "Millionaire's Slice" from the bakery. The slice is something else that I've seen often immitated but no one managed to get right.

Bring the drinks and the slice back, I say!

Posted: 19:13 Sun 11-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Somerfield still do an unusually thick chocolate milkshake (for a mere 53p), while Sainsbury have added "Mississippi Mud" (light chocolate and vanilla flavour muffins with toffee pieces and plain chocolate chips) to their American style muffins range.

But, I know, it's not quite the same.

Posted: 21:36 Mon 12-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: These sound kind of similar too: http://www.bevnet.com/reviews/hersheymilkshakes/
Posted: 15:03 Fri 16-05-2003 by "Mister Shill"
Comment: Back to the new Tango, in my opinion its just Fruit Twist Fanta for those who can't quite bring themselves to drink anything so incredibly pink.
Posted: 17:09 Sat 21-06-2003 by "glen" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes i remember mississippi mud and like you said it just disappeard just like that, i would love to find out where you can get it from, if they still make it!!!!
Posted: 15:45 Mon 23-06-2003 by "Mr T" # permalink comment
Comment: There is a chocolate spread called Mississippi Mud...haven't had it for a while, but its still on sale in sainsburys

http://www.sainsburystoyou.com/[URL display truncated]

Posted: 16:53 Wed 10-09-2003 by "pie girl" # permalink comment
Comment: waitrose also stocked the holy grail of milk drinks that is mississippi mud, and it's partner in crime, tennessee toffee. all very well reminiscing, but has anyone actually got any leads on finding the luscious stuff???!
Posted: 22:11 Wed 10-09-2003 by "Raoul" # permalink comment
Comment: Maida Vale, London: My dad randomly gave me this Indian bottle of Fanta today, having somehow tricked the shopkeeper into giving it to him with his knowledge of Gujarati. It was in a glass bottle of a slightly unusual shape, with ridges all the way up the conical part at the top. The logo was, disappointingly, not in Hindi. It had one of those tacky and slightly suspicious labels with ingredients on the side. The colour was a bit darker than British Fanta, and it was less sweet. Overall verdict: worth trying, but stick to the UK stuff.
Posted: 20:19 Thu 04-12-2003 by "Aaliya" # permalink comment
Comment: i like it it's hefty and orginal
Posted: 21:04 Sat 06-12-2003 by "Tracey" # permalink comment
Comment: Mmmmmmm... Louisiana Peach milkshake! And the Mississippi Mud, too. I'd forgotten they'd existed, but they were great! I wonder if lobbying for their return would do any good...
Posted: 21:41 Tue 17-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: it looks like tango products are being axed! in iceland tango strange soda is reduced to clear, in saisburys tango fruit fling is reduced to clear, wat products will they bring out to replace them? strawberry tango! grape tango! there my ideas any way!
Posted: 18:29 Wed 03-03-2004 by "Jimnopody" # permalink comment
Comment: Please could someone tell me if they still make Orange and Pineapple Tango. I loved that stuff.
Posted: 00:00 Wed 17-Aug-2005 by "wayne" # permalink comment
Comment: my god i was drinkin a shake today and bang it came back miss mud i loved the stuff.dont panic didnt find any yet but from this day forth i will hunt for that recipe
Posted: 11:12 Wed 10-May-2006 by "billy-hill" # permalink comment
Comment: howdy, i can remember that lovingly smooth mississippi mud chocolate drink stocked in tesco's, as it goes, i still have the empty carton! i e-mail'd tescos about it(sad init!),- their reply - can't rember socking it! thanks a lot tescos! ime really craveing it! a hot summers day, call in, buy 2 cartons drink em, by gosh what an afternoon delight! 40492 5 7
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