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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Quaker Oatso Simple Smoothies
Posted: 14:23 Wed 29-10-2003. Price: 1.57 box of 7 sachets. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: 3 x Terrific Toffee, 2 x Very Vanilla, 2 x Super Strawberry. Nutritional unusualness: Typical serving varies from 28g to 30g, depending which flavour you're having.
Snackspot reports: I don't know why PepsiCo subsidiary Quaker are making such a big thing out of their stupid "Baked Apple" flavour Oatso Simple on the TV at the moment, as this "Smoothie" version both tastes nicer and also appears less likely to shoot blobs of what looks like wallpaper paste all over the inside of your microwave. And believe me, thanks to a recent "2 packs for 2 quid" offer at Sainsbury's, I've tried 'em all, from the "Berry Burst" and "Golden Syrup" to the "Fruit Museli with Apple, Sultanas, Cranberries and Raisins". As an added bonus, the Smoothies version comes with fascinating "Vanilla", "Toffee" and "Strawberry" trivia facts on the back of the box.

...Also new at cereals central: that Nestle Fitnesse seems to be an overpriced Special K (1.99 for 375g) and has almost as many calories as a similar serving of Oatso Smoothie; "James" described Kellogg's Corn Flakes Banana Crunch as having Less banana and smaller pieces than the picture on the back. Nice, but I think I'll get normal Corn Flakes and add fruit myself next time; while Odeon Cinemas have announced plans to serve Alcohol, Sambuca and Irish Cream flavoured popcorn at late night screenings of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre this Halloween.


Posted: 16:04 Wed 29-10-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: "Alcohol flavour"...?
Posted: 16:16 Wed 29-10-2003 by "Tondo Man" # permalink comment
Comment: That's a good idea that Odeon Cinemas have come up with. Strangely, my oats tasted creamier whilst watching Kate Beckinsdale in her PVC suit in Underworld, at the cinema recently...
Posted: 17:04 Wed 29-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sounds weird, but that's what Ananova said, Neil:

[first para]: "Alcohol flavoured popcorn is to be sold at late night screenings of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Halloween."

[second para:] "Sambuca and Irish Cream flavoured popcorn *will also be available* [my emphasis] at Odeon cinemas in Kingston-upon-Thames, Newcastle, Leicester, Glasgow, Southampton and Coventry."

- so: presumably you'll be offered a choice of "Sambuca, Irish Cream - or, for the lady, may I recommend the great taste of pure ethanol?"

Posted: 18:02 Wed 29-10-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: blinding.
Posted: 18:14 Wed 29-10-2003 by "Anon" # permalink comment
Comment: also from the Ananova story: "In addition to alcohol popcorn, customers were asked what other flavours they'd most like to try. Among the favourites were fish and chips, pesto, vanilla and strawberry cheesecake flavours"...
Posted: 18:55 Wed 29-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Christ, is it too much effort for some people just to *take a bloody tub of Pesto to the cinema with them*?
Posted: 05:15 Thu 30-10-2003 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Those customers sound incredibly jaded - imagine asking for fish and chip flavoured popcorn. That's the sort of thing that brought down the Roman empire y'know...
Posted: 16:29 Thu 30-10-2003 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: For a short while there was a popcorn shop in Lakeside shopping center in essex. Apparently it sold loads of different flavours of popcorn, kind of like a 'jelly belly' thingy i suppose. Never got to try it as it closed without warning very soon after opening
Posted: 10:12 Fri 31-10-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I love popcorn especially with butter. I was overjoyed when I went to my local UGC and saw they had butter, unfortunatley it was not clean and I had to make them give me another without the butter. In Canada we had this place called Kernals. They sold all different flavours of popcorn. Its so addictive. In the cinemas there you can get the popcorn flavour shakers to shake onto your popcorn. PS How about a friday face off salted vs sweet?
Posted: 11:14 Fri 31-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah good idea - maybe next fri?
Posted: 14:30 Fri 07-11-2003 by "kyndrea foster" # permalink comment
Comment: how many treats can give me 13763 8 62
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