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Click pic to view comments Advance sighting: Nestle Kit Kat Kubes
Posted: 00:31 Wed 10-09-2003. Price: "Promotional freebie". Location: Wells, Somerset. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Following one unconfirmed sighting so far - in an unidentified Morrisons - now seems as good a time as any to lead with this semi-advance sighting of Nestle's latest brand extension, passed to "Tom Chiverton" via what he describes as "a friend of a friend of a... who knew I'd be interested". Regarding the "Kubes" themselves, "Tom" enthuses: All the best bits of a KitKat without that tedious mucking about in the middle - 24 or so ends in Hula Hoop sized bag - top!

...Nonetheless, the rest of the confectionery industry refuses to rest on its laurels, as the latest issue of The Grocer reports: Cadbury are launching a Galaxy Ripple-style Flake Dipped next week to simplify "eating on the move"; Australian Jila Mints (and gum) are currently rolling out to branches of WH Smith "and service station chains" (59p and 69p/ box); while Woolworths are due to stock the "Italian confectionery phenomenon" Pop Lights flashing lollies, a continental hit with "children and clubbers alike".


Posted: 20:31 Wed 10-09-2003 by "Nick" # permalink comment
Comment: Re: 'Flake Dipped' Isn't this just a single longer version of Cadbury's 'Twirl'? Or are these no longer available? I have been out of the country for the past year.
Posted: 20:33 Wed 10-09-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: ...there out at tesco all they are is a cadbbury flake (shape as the flake snow) coved in milk chocolate, so its a flaxe sno but with milk chocolate not white!!!....
Posted: 17:06 Thu 11-09-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the pop lights are two quid a throw in woolies and break very easily when knocked to the floor. *ahem* on the plus side they do look rather fab when randomly flashing away next to each other.
Posted: 17:14 Thu 11-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: do they have a battery in them or is it bioluminescence?

at a guess, i reckon it's similar tech to the luminous ice cubes Firebox sell: http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=500

Posted: 20:28 Thu 11-09-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the power source seems to be in the handle. but the in-store flashing seems to come from some kind of tesla-coil-like adjunct in the display box. all seems horribly inefficient.
Posted: 13:33 Wed 17-09-2003 by "Sam" # permalink comment
Comment: Spotted and packet purchased in Bruce Millars, Aberdeen, 41pence they were and lovely two.. no tinfoil to stop you getting to the lovely kubes!
Posted: 16:00 Wed 17-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Honeycombs Terry's Chocolate Oranage's are out.

Also, bob, Flakes have been out as long as I can remember.

Posted: 16:16 Wed 17-09-2003 by "pedant" # permalink comment
Comment: Alex, if you read Bob's comments properly you will notice he was referring to a milk chocolate variant on the cadbury's snowflake, NOT a standard flake which everyone (even Bob) knows has been out for years.
Posted: 12:18 Thu 18-09-2003 by "ChoccieMan" # permalink comment
Comment: Just to confirm the earlier advance sighting of these. They're pretty good. Not much different to the flavour of kitkat chunky, although the chocolate to wafer ratio is higher so those with an aversion to nestle chocolate may not be so keen. The 4 bags inside the box are clearly an attempt to appeal to some peoples guilt about eating a load of chocs in one go (I am fortunate to not be so afflicted so wouldn't surprised if most of the box is gone by the end of the night ;-) Personally I'll probably still stick to Minstrels in the cinema.
Posted: 15:03 Thu 25-09-2003 by "Derek Law" # permalink comment
Comment: Just saw this in the local Post Office, and came here straight afterwards to check on details. The chocolate to biscuit ratio is closer to the holy grail of Kitkat misshapes, the solid chocolate finger.
Posted: 15:57 Thu 25-09-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: These are quite nice actually.

I think about 2 Kubes provides you with the satisfaction of a full bar, so much more is good

Posted: 21:29 Fri 26-09-2003 by "Jonathan Walsh" # permalink comment
Comment: Spotted Kit Kat Kubes in Balfour Newsagents in Owlsmoor Berks. Haven't tried them yet. That is all.
Posted: 23:17 Fri 26-09-2003 by "Tree" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried Kit Kat Cubes sold in Tesco Express in Wimbledon for 39p last weekend. I really like them..they're the chocolately best bit of the Kit Kat without the rest. Still prefer the Chunky Kit Kat above all the rest though, especially out of the fridge.
Posted: 19:48 Sun 28-09-2003 by "Quaint1" # permalink comment
Comment: KitKat Kubes in Sainsbury's Basildon - I bought a bag - they come in a resealable bag, so you don't have to binge them all down in one sitting. Not bad - just very small KitKats - a bit like Munchies but without the caramel.

Au Res., Paul

Posted: 21:56 Mon 29-09-2003 by "Cjw" # permalink comment
Comment: On the subject of kit kats has anyone noticed how there are messages printed on the chocolate now?
Posted: 22:10 Mon 29-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Blimey, what kind of "messages"? Are they like the "Stay asleep", "Marry and reproduce", and "This is your God" instructions they print on the money nowadays?
Posted: 09:41 Tue 30-09-2003 by "choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: lol, and I thought it was just me ;-)
Posted: 13:07 Thu 08-01-2004 by "The packet says 'Nestle Kit Kat (R) Kubes TM'" # permalink comment
Comment: So Nestle are claiming 'Kubes' as a trade mark (though they haven't registered it) ... but Googling for Kubes shows 15,000 results - and only 140 of them are Kit Kat related.

So I'm not sure how happy Kubes Steel or Kubes Reality Inc would be about that, let alone all the people called Kubes.


Posted: 13:48 Thu 08-01-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: is it not a double thingy - the "kit kat" bit is [R] but it's "kit kat kubes" that's [TM] (not that i understand the difference)? and in unrelated turkey soda news: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_853501.html
Posted: 19:11 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by "Katie" # permalink comment
Comment: Seen some kit kats on ebay: http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZtheorangelaptopguy
Posted: 19:29 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: jesus christ "Katie", this (and the other 10 or more identical comments i've just deleted) are some of the most gratuitous link-spamming i've ever seen here. i've left this last one up purely so people know not to buy from you - please do not do this again.
Posted: 19:59 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: OMG they have the Bushtucker jellies on there. Why I ask you? Who would want to buy them?
Posted: 23:50 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: every kit kat thread was pulled up. wow
Posted: 11:51 Wed 06-Jul-2005 by "monica" # permalink comment
Comment: Why is it i cant find KitKat Kubes any where i have tried now for 2 months but nothing have you stop making them???
Posted: 17:35 Wed 06-Jul-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: :D

We don't make them.

Posted: 23:24 Wed 06-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Look in cheap shops and markets you will get about 3 large bags for £1.
Posted: 19:13 Fri 22-Jul-2005 by "monica" # permalink comment
Comment: its a shame all the same i like the kubes better than the kitkat so at the moment im not buying any im trying other makes much be something thats going to be as good out there....somewhere
Posted: 21:07 Fri 22-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Buy a pack of Kitkats and cut them up into cubes.
Posted: 01:53 Mon 25-Jul-2005 by "chris" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm going to london next week - can I still find any lmt edition kit kats in shops in london? 2050
Posted: 19:25 Wed 19-Dec-2007 by "wench"
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Comment: have tried to find jila mints. Where are they?
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