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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Captain Cook's Chip Cones
Posted: 13:33 Wed 30-07-2003. Price: 13p, 25g bag. Location: Co-op, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: They're BAKED NOT FRIED.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Proudly emblazoned on the front of these biscuity-type wheat and potato snacks is the legend "Captain Cook travels the world in search of exotic flavours for his delicious baked potato snacks", and he's certainly pulled out the stops for the first in the line - Cheese'n'Onion Flavour. Then again, it says on the back that the good Captain has brought his snacks from the "four corners of the world" (Cap'n! Have you heard the news?), but immediately underneath, his address is given as Middlesborough. Also, despite being called "Chip Cones", they're nothing to do with chips and they're not conical. (They're the rounded-triangle shape of the similar snacks usually found on supermarket own-brand labels in plain salted flavours.) Disgraceful misrepresentation aside, though, they're pretty good, with a sharp taste enhanced by black pepper. Bargain price, too.

...With the news that KP will be reducing the pack size of Hula Hoops Shoks to 39p for 40g (from 47p for 55g), Snackspot wholeheartedly supports the inventiveness of the UK's native snack-producers, in the face of yet another onslaught from Walkers, rumoured to be launching Sensations Nut Clusters in September, in varieties Chilli Spice, Cool Tomato Salsa, and Cream and Onion.


Posted: 13:49 Wed 30-07-2003 by "jake" # permalink comment
Posted: 15:42 Wed 30-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: i see where it says ''Awaiting sightings'' it says soreen ceral bars these have been out months a go at tescos, and tescos have now got a range of U.S. Betty Crocker cakes and Betty Crocker Bacos Bacon Bits and welches purple grape soda
Posted: 16:44 Wed 30-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Well send in a photo then if you're so clever ;) Also, I reckon you've been able to get Betty Crocker Bacos Bacon Bits over here for a while...
Posted: 17:32 Wed 30-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: how do you seen in a picture (by e-mail)
Posted: 17:49 Wed 30-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: You can upload it via the Sightings page: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/submit.php

(I know, I should make this more obvious somehow...)

Posted: 22:09 Wed 30-07-2003 by "Dan" # permalink comment
Comment: Isn't the 'Captain Cook' concept just a direct rip off of the Phineas Fogg idea? Are those snacks still available?
Posted: 18:55 Sun 03-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: snackspot, Hula Hoops are revamping Bacon and Cheese And Onion. These will be Cheese Toastie and Bacon and Ketchup in September. they also have a new look
Posted: 20:12 Sun 03-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Cheers Alex, I'd also heard something along those lines - can't wait to see them.

Also, I hereby encourage all readers to address me as "Snackspot" (or "Mr Snackspot", even), like "Gamesmaster" used to be referred to on the TV.

Posted: 21:13 Sun 03-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot, if you want to see the new names, have a look at the Independant Retail site.

Did you also hear about you were mentioned in Q? As being hot in the hot or not section. Good job!

Posted: 11:00 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Dan" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah - Phileas Fogg...


Posted: 09:41 Thu 09-10-2003 by "Kuzzer" # permalink comment
Comment: Tescos Pembury (Tunbridge Wells)

Tubbed snacks are always a good sign in my experience - but these disappointed. Although crunchiness was 10/10, the Spicy Tomato Salsa falvour was very thin on the ground - hardly there, in fact. £2.99 is a bit steep, but after threee mini snacking sessions in front of The Simpsons on Tuesday night, there's still half the tub left - so that can't be bad.

Posted: 16:18 Sat 11-10-2003 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: That'd be a review of the Sensations Nut Clusters, then... 79856 7
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