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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Lord of the Rings Two Towers Toffee Popcorn
Posted: 18:57 Sat 31-05-2003. Price: 79p for 100g. Location: Nasreen Dar supermarket, Cambridge. Sub-flavours: Different characters on the cover. Nutritional unusualness: Just "normal" toffee popcorn, less toffee than Butterkist though.
"Rachel Coleman" reports: Gratuitous picture of Legolas (which is what first caught my attention in the middle of the crisps section), with background Middle Earth map - copyright New Line Cinema and invitation to join official LotR fan club. Popcorn itself is tasty and quite more-ish. Or that could just be that I need my tea. Good value for 79p, I reckon. (Check out the pained expression on Legolas' face as he tries to remember the Elvish for "popcorn"). Anyway, presumably this was intended to tie in with the cinema release of The Two Towers (or "Der Herr Der Ringe", as that site prefers), but has yet to capture the public imagination like Cadbury Trebor Bassett's Lord of the (Jelly) Rings. Also, not too many new sweets in this week's The Grocer magazine, though they do mention the imminent UK arrival of French lolly-style cheese snack Kidiboo (top site translation there), plus New Zealand imports of Nekta Kiwifruit Beverages and Oreo-style "mini sandwich cookies", Aunty's Wheelies (normal antipodean pronunciation warnings apply).

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Posted: 20:01 Sat 31-05-2003 by "Neil"
Comment: I think "Der Herr Der Ring" is "Lord of the Rings" and "Die Zwei Turme" underneath is "The Two Towers".
Posted: 21:13 Sat 31-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: doh yeah, should have realised. Also forgot to mention CTB's "Fruits of the Shire": http://www.ciao.co.uk/Bassett_s_Fruits_of_the_Shire__Review_5307874 55175 3
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