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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Magnum "Vanity" 7 Deadly Sins
Posted: 10:41 Mon 01-09-2003. Price: 1.30. Location: WH Smiths, Liverpool St station, London. Sub-flavours: The other 6 sins. Nutritional unusualness: Vanilla Ice Cream with Champagne Liqueur Sauce, coated with White Chocolate and Sugar Balls.
Snackspot reports: and so we bid farewell to Wall's experiments in sin with this astonishing confection, previously described by site visitor "Piglet" with the words: Wasn't sure about the balls when I first saw them, but gave the chocolate a lovely crunchy texture. Very nice. I couldn't quite detect the "Champagne Liqueur Sauce" either, but the whole thing had a marvellous Milky Bar aftertaste. Bring on the Magnum Sixties Nine!

...That said, is the apparent success of the Magnum brand leading Wall's to neglect their other ice-creams? "W Flywheel" complains about the "anorexic version [of Wall's Feast] that consumers actually get", claiming: Despite an email to Wall's, they seem unwilling to tell me where I can buy a Feast that looks like the product on their website. Maybe I have been unlucky, and the "contents have settled during transit". I think they ought to rebrand it "Snack" (or "SNAK", as it's a "yoof" product).

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Posted: 12:04 Mon 01-09-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: The Feast situation really is a disgrace, I remember when they used to be as big as my head. Although my head may well have been smaller back then. Their website photo isn't that misleading actually, they've just been careful to photograph it exactly side-on so that you can't tell it's only slightly wider than the stick.
Posted: 15:45 Mon 01-09-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: On a multi-chocolated note, has anyone tried the new cigar-shaped chocolate doughnuts from Tesco? Chocolate doughnut topped with chocolate icing and filled with chocolate... You can actually feel your heart giving up the ghost as you eat them.
Posted: 15:54 Mon 01-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: I've not tried them but i've tried thoose simpson ones from asda - with jelly beans and mashmalows, and has any one tried that ne milky bar with cookies, you can buy them from morrisons they look the same as the one on cybercandy ------Link to cyber candy-------- (http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/search/index1.php/url_indprod?xlc=1155&ltrev=0)
Posted: 15:58 Mon 01-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Not yet bob - we're relying on you or someone else from the "Asda gang" (JT, Alex etc)

Neil, isn't the technical term for a "cigar-shaped" doughnut a "Yum Yum"?


Posted: 16:02 Mon 01-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Those jelly and marshmallow cookies are the best flavour cookies yet.

I rarely go to Asda Snackspot!


Posted: 16:06 Mon 01-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Well count yourself lucky, at least you've got an Asda somewhere near you where you could go if you ever wanted to
Posted: 16:08 Mon 01-09-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: I'd understood a "Yum Yum" to be a small spiral-shaped doughnut... Do you have any documentary evidence of a cigar-shaped one?

These Tesco ones are a good 6 or 7 inches long, and they're just described as "chocolate doughnuts" on the label despite their unconventional shape. I've eaten both of the two-pack and I'm feeling quite ill.


Posted: 17:22 Mon 01-09-2003 by "Bob" # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot: i tried to upload the picture of thoose cookies but it would not let me???, did yo get the sighting with or with out a picture, if you did not you could get one fromhttp://www.asda.com or click this:
Posted: 17:28 Mon 01-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: IGNORE THE ABOVE COMMENT FROM ME Snackspot: i tried to upload the picture of thoose cookies but it would not let me???, did yo get the sighting with or with out a picture, if you did not you could get one fromhttp://www.asda.com then click take a look, then click cakes, then click cookies and there will be a picture of them
Posted: 18:23 Mon 01-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah got the sighting Bob, perhaps it mysteriously rejects pictures which *aren't proper photos but ones that someone's downloaded from the Asda site* ;)

Seriously, does anyone know where there's a decent Asda in the London area? I can't believe what I'm missing!


Posted: 13:23 Wed 03-09-2003 by "choccieman"
(apparently posting from 152.78.0.29: www-cacheb.soton.ac.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: Oh yes Neil those cigar-shaped doughnut/yum yums/whatever are the best. Bit pricey tho at 1.19 for two, tesco ordinary doughnuts are considerably cheaper (altho considerably less satisfying).
Posted: 14:35 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "Katie" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah! At last someone who appreciates the 'yum yum'. I am yet to meet a person who understands the extent of satisfaction a yum yum can bring?!
Posted: 10:23 Fri 08-Apr-2005 by "Serge" # permalink comment
Comment: Is a yum yum a doughnut or a pastry?
Posted: 16:29 Tue 10-May-2005 by "oohivy" # permalink comment
Comment: Yum yums from Thomas the Baker, when they are being sold off in a big bag for £1...all sticky and moist..mmmmmmm!
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