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Confirmed sighting: Penguin Splatz
Posted: 18:10 Thu 15-05-2003. Price: 79p/ box of 16. Location: Sainsbury's, Finchley Road, London.
Sub-flavours: Vanilla or chocolate cream, mini child's version also
available. Nutritional unusualness: See below.
reports: McVitie's continue their fight back against the invasion of the Tim Tams with another bizarre innovation (probably from the same R-and-D lab that brought you "Penguin Wing Dings"). Promising "Chocolate flavoured Cream Splattered between two Crispy Biscuits", they're like a cross between giant Bourbons and McVitie's BNs - while, in an interesting example of attention to detail, the number of creamy Penguin footprints on the front of the biscuit seems to vary between 1 and 3. Of course, the "cream" element means they also contain the "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" given as the reason for a recent US threat to sue the makers of Oreos. The guy behind it subsequently withdrew his suit, claiming "everyone in America [now] knows about trans fats", though maybe the news hasn't reached McVitie's yet.
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Posted: 14:33 Mon 19-05-2003 by "Flameproof"
Comment: Very much like BN's- I'm not sure if the flavour is available here in the UK but in France they have a vanilla BN which Splatz are identical to. This is not a great thing, to my mind.
Posted: 11:25 Fri 23-05-2003 by "Perkin Warbeck"
Comment: Our local Sainbury has two shelves dedicated to the new "Penguin" biscuits, none of which seems to have any connection with the original Penguin biscuit. I suspect penguins have seized control at McVities. Since eating Splatz I've developed an uncontrollable urge to slide along in the snow on my stomach. Beware!
Posted: 14:08 Sun 18-Sep-2005 by "jb"
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Comment: According to my local Somerfield these Splatz things are being discontinued along with the Chukkas and the flipper dippers. I hope it ain't true.
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