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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Nestle Nesquik Fresh
Posted: 11:10 Mon 04-08-2003. Price: 1.29/ litre. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry. Nutritional unusualness: Slightly more fat, sugar than powdered variety.
Snackspot reports: Because what could be fresher than nature's very own powdered Nesquik? Top marks to Nestle for capturing the delicate flavour of artificial strawberries in this new fresh milk format, and also for picturing a long wiggly straw on the front, a clear reference to the nightmarish 1970s ad campaign "Drink more milk, they're on the attack/ Watch out, watch out, watch out, watch out/ 'Cos the Humphries are back".

...In other liquid news: Innocent Smoothies are launching a new range of Juicy Water (from 1.29), hopefully available at their Fruitstock event in London this weekend; Jolt Cola makers Wet Planet have invented an alcoholic spring water; and The Grocer reports similar innovation from companies named in last week's Environment Agency annual report, including Yoplait Dairy Crest ("fined 13,000 for two accidents involving pollution of streams with dairy products"), and Stella Artois brewers Interbrew, fined 10,000 for "polluting a stream with beer".


Posted: 12:13 Mon 04-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry, just found a better link for "There's a Humphrey about" ads: http://www.markmcm2002.verysmooth.co.uk/ads_s-z1.html

(scroll down to "Unigate"). The horror! The horror!

Posted: 13:17 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Adrian Moulder" # permalink comment
Comment: Re: Humphreys (sp?) - their brooding, rarely seen presence, the probing, extensible proboscis - were they the inspiration for HR Giger's creature design in the Alien films?

Also, at my school, Humphreys was a slang term for homosexual, being the character played by John Inman in Are You Being Served.

Posted: 13:56 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot, did you recieve my email recently through submissions, all though it wasn't one?

In other news, Skittles have a slightly new look. Now they display their flavours on the back through picturees of the fruits, and the flavour writing is a little more childish. I think Wild Berry was the first to display. Also, I know it's really old but I haven't seen a mention, there are fruit pastilles dedicated to Blackcurrant. Why, I don't know, but I'd rather see a return of the rare jelly and Ice Cream flavours, despite seeing a whole table full in the Metro's WHSmiths

Posted: 14:15 Mon 04-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Cheers Alex yes I did get your submission, I will contact you directly on the subject - unless you want to "have it out" here.

The all-blackcurrant Rowntree Fruit Pastilles are (I think) a survivor of 1999's "Flavour Craver" experiments which also included Dark Kit Kat ("Have a dark break") and all-orange tubes of Smarties. The "jelly and ice cream" ones, however, sound more like the "Frost Pastilles" trialled over Christmas 2001?

Posted: 15:43 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Can you email me directly please?

And I'm sure they were called Jelly and Ice cream, and they were before 2001. I'm certain, as I wasn't at my current school when I saw them, and I've been in my current school since 2001.

they were short lived

Posted: 21:30 Mon 04-08-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: There were definitely "Jelly And Ice Cream" Fruit Pastilles before the "Frost" versions. And blackcurrant-only ones have been around for years and years and years, though possibly intermittently.
Posted: 08:18 Tue 05-08-2003 by "laurie" # permalink comment
Comment: Juicy Water has been available in Starbucks (Cambridge branch(es) at least) for a while. Mango+passionfruit is nice, although much more watery than most renderings of this flavour - obviously. Probably a good "diet" option if you don't want all the sugar of N fruits squished into a largish bottle.
Posted: 21:10 Sat 25-Dec-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: In the States at the moment they have a 'Double Chocolate' nesquik fresh. Nothing on the packaging explained what was 'doubled', and to me it just taste just like 'single' chocolate. Boring, but a safer experience than my experience with the Hulk milkshake, which I must get round to posting. Ohh.. and merry christmas everyone, and wishing you a successful new year of snack-spotting
Posted: 18:53 Sun 26-Dec-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I never saw the point of double chocolate....just by two of the single ones 44606 1
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