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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Positively Healthy Cocoa Drink
Posted: 22:12 Thu 09-10-2003. Price: 69p/ 85ml. Location: Safeway, Kensington High St, London. Nutritional unusualness: 0.6g fat, 69 calories, "High in natural cocoa antioxidants - top up your body's defences(TM)".
Snackspot reports: Ah, that's a relief, because I was really worried that my "body's defences" might be low in "natural cocoa antioxidants" and need topping up from this handy not-much-bigger-than-a-Milky-Way sized bottle. No doubt to the disappointment of folks like "Choccieman", this isn't actually that chocolatey, and most resembles a Yakult-sized dose of watery chocolate-flavoured skimmed milk. Well done to the Positive Food Company, however, for devising a product that, volume for volume, is almost 6 times the price of a bottle of Coke.

...In other flavoured beverage news: The Grocer reports the imminent launch of TakeOne granules (1.99 for 10 sachets) - just add hot water for either hot chocolate flavoured with (non-alcoholic) Malibu or Tia Maria, or coffee flavoured with Tia Maria or rapper's favourite Courvoisier. Alternatively, Shannon's Irish Coffee (4.99, includes two glasses) may be the world's first "microwaveable Irish coffee", taking just 45 seconds to deliver a piping-hot alcohol by volume of 11% (claimed to be "twice the strength" of restaurant Irish coffees).


Posted: 14:10 Fri 10-10-2003 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: A "friendly bacteria" related question for any food boffins out there (it's the Yakult connection) - I've started eating bio yoghurt pretty much every evening as a healthy alternative to cakes and sweets, but it seems to be playing havoc with my pooing habits. I get up in the morning fine and couldn't poo if I tried, but by the time I get to work I am running in a very sphincter-tightening manner to the toilet, where the entire world falls out of my arse. Could this be the so-called "friendly" bacteria?
Posted: 15:38 Fri 10-10-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Just had an "I Should Cocoa (TM)" from the vending machine at work which has been mysteriously rebranded as a Positive Food Company machine overnight. You can still get Mars bars from it though, fortunately. The ISC(TM), as it's known, was surprisingly tasty, and antioxidant rich too!
Posted: 12:59 Thu 20-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: without wanting to turn this into a general discussion of gastrointestinal distress, Nebbish has just reminded me of one of the most upsetting medical procedures i've ever heard of - the "stool transplant": http://umed.med.utah.edu/forums/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=18&Topic=181 29570 4 47
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