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Click pic to view comments International sighting: Wrigleys Eclipse Flash Strips
Posted: 21:54 Tue 02-09-2003. Price: around $1.50. Location: Newsagent, New York. Sub-flavours: Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Polar Ice and Winterfresh. Nutritional unusualness: "Not a significant source of other nutrients".
Inadvertent Elton John impersonator "bob" expands on a previously unillustrated sighting in his own admirably direct style: like the UK Thin Ice version but there are more flavored ones, on the box it says "Fresh Breath at the Speed of Light". You can also buy them from www.cybercandy.co.uk but they're around 1.79.

...OK, clearly I should put something to this effect on the Sightings page, but if you are going to the trouble of sending something in, why not include some details about the circumstances under which you bought it, or even how it tastes? (See McSweeney's for, er, rather too many ideas.) Seriously, all sightings are appreciated, even if you don't manage to take any photos or accidentally include products which "may" already be available in the UK - see if you can spot any in this bumper bunch of Amsterdam sightings provided by "Peter" just the other week: Kitkat is being sold in bags in small cube-size (same size as Cadbury's Fruit&Nut etc.) pieces, Magnum is also available as a nutty choc-ice. I didn't spot Pepsi Plus though did see Pepsi Max as per over here. Lipton Ice is very popular, being sold from can to bottle form and everything inbetween. The Dutch are very keen on Paprika-flavoured crisps with all the other flavours coming a distant second. Aero is being sold as Bros and Galaxy's Dove is available in tooth-rotting Caramel. Though I do wish Nestle would introduce the Nuts bar over here as it's gorgeous!

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Posted: 15:41 Wed 03-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I saw Pepsi Plus in Amsterdam
Posted: 17:35 Wed 03-09-2003 by "Mary" # permalink comment
Comment: Americain food: where can i buy it is there any shops in london that sell US food ---NO WEBSITES--- JUST SHOPS
Posted: 21:04 Wed 03-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i am not a 'Inadvertent Elton John impersonator' some one was using my computer!!!!
Posted: 15:41 Thu 04-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: bob- are you 10? Look up inadvertant
Posted: 15:45 Thu 04-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: inadvert*e*nt, Alex - oh, never mind ;)
Posted: 17:23 Thu 04-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: no im not 10 alex, why are you??

anyone do you know any good shops and websites that have US foods (not cyber candy) thanks


Posted: 18:29 Thu 04-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: If you find any, bob, could you let Mary know about them as well? (about 5 comments up from this one)

- looks like she's been using your computer too...


Posted: 21:32 Thu 04-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I have just bought Crazy Sours skittles.

Just the same, but a bit harder


Posted: 22:30 Thu 04-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: yes i know she is my friend!!!! and it is none of your business who is using my computer!!!
Posted: 01:02 Fri 05-09-2003 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm not doubting you Alex, just reporting what I saw over there. Pepsi Max was widely available, though £1.20 a bottle is extortionate.
Posted: 12:03 Fri 05-09-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Elton, Mary and Bob Too!
Posted: 20:40 Wed 08-10-2003 by "michael j. foy" # permalink comment
Comment: Seeing as you lot are addicted to little sweeties, how are you about cinnamon too? New uk site http://www.everythingcinnamon.com
Posted: 16:41 Thu 09-10-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: JUST GOT BACK and i must had eaten 100 packs of these scince i where in the us
Posted: 20:34 Thu 09-10-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Mary the only places I can think of our the Canadian/South African Shop in covent garden sells US foods. Canadian food being generally the same as US foods. You can even get Kraft Dinner there. Or costco sells alot of US type foods.
Posted: 16:06 Fri 10-10-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: wheres cost co and what do they sell
Posted: 21:03 Fri 10-10-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Costco, the one I shop at is in Watford/Bushy. And they sell everything in bulk. You can buy huge containers of sweets, chicken, meat, cleaning products, biscuits, tires (tyres), cakes, fruit, fish, cheese etc. They are a worldwide chain Bob.
Posted: 22:57 Fri 10-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: these "huge containers of sweets, chicken, meat, cleaning products, biscuits, tires etc" - each one contains *just* sweets, chicken etc, right? rather than just being a bizarre "lucky dip"?
Posted: 13:14 Sat 31-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: will there be any new uk flavours of thin ice this year!
Posted: 13:27 Sat 31-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well interesting that you should ask as today's issue of The Grocer predicts that Thin Ice-style "film strips" containing "vitamins, caffeine and even travel sickness medicines" could be on sale "by the end of the year", with the caffeine strips delivering "a quicker boost" than drink-based equivalents...
Posted: 14:58 Mon 23-Aug-2004 by "PETER" # permalink comment
Comment: The flash strips are being made in the USA BioTec Films/bioprogress Tampa,they are making all sorts of different flavours and involved with Colgate and chipped fresh breath strips,"Arthur" vitaman strips for the kids,there is even talk of melt in the mouth strips to give animals thier medicines and today it was announced that they are working on a melt in the mouth nicotin strip. Big secret at the moment,but watch out forhttp://www.bioprogress.com appearing on Nasdaq NEXT MONTH. Next could be Viagra ?? just imagine those direct to the blood stream ?
Posted: 07:13 Tue 19-Apr-2005 by "avon" # permalink comment
Comment: im a sweetie pie and i just love sweets!!! love to all my sugar fairies out there, hugs and kisses xoxoxoxoxox
Posted: 07:19 Tue 19-Apr-2005 by "mannolle pokeeli sabadasheri" # permalink comment
Comment: kudos 2avon i luv all sweetie pies there shud b more of that on this site and where are the suga fairies? i luv all that is sweet! 78363 3
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