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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Take One Chocolate Instantly
Posted: 13:00 Mon 08-12-2003. Price: 2.09/ 10 "mug size" sachets. Location: Camden Safeway, London NW1. Sub-flavours: "With the taste of" Tia Maria, Malibu, or Courvoisier. Nutritional unusualness: Suitable for vegetarians, alcohol free.
Snackspot reports: And what better way to introduce youngsters to "the exciting flavour of tropical coconut rum" than by making it available in "an indulgent, sensual chocolate drink, in an instant!". Weirdly, this distinctly pina-colada flavoured instant hot chocolate isn't too objectionable (and, I imagine, an mild improvement on the Kaptain's tactic of adding a teaspoonful of Rum cake flavouring), though it did leave a slightly gritty residue in the cup - next time I'll try the unofficial Cadbury's Break technique of mixing the powder with a small amount of water (or milk) in the bottom of the cup, then adding hot water to make it froth up like a cappuccino.

...In other dairy-related deviance: Hyper Cow is believed to be the USA's "first caffeinated milk beverage" (in Straight Up Strawberry, Chocolate Shock or Mean Mocha Cappuccino); Starbucks UK will no doubt be neglecting to provide nutritional information for their "truly indulgent" Christmas range of Chocolate Mint Bliss, Eggnog and Gingerbread Lattes; while barley water maestros Robinsons will launch Robinsons For Milk, "a newly-developed squash designed for children which is mixed with milk" next March, according to a recent story on Independent Retail News.

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Posted: 11:58 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Are there any other food products that sound a bit like doctor's instructions?
Posted: 12:42 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: it's a bit of a stretch, but my favourite Smells Like Teen Spirit mishearing goes "Here we are now, into Day Nurse [ie, the diurnal equivalent of the similarly pop-commemorated medication "Night Nurse"]/ I've got two pigs - in containers!" http://www.geegaw.com/archives/0007.shtml

But I guess that wasn't really what you were asking for. Fascinatingly, I've subsequently had the opportunity to sample Ovaltine's "Indulgent Irish Cream" Options instant hot chocolate, and am convinced that it's also supposed to taste mildly alcoholic (like Bailey's), an aspect intruigingly played down on the packaging...


Posted: 13:32 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: Vaguely reminds me of the mis-hearing of REM's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as 'Time I had some Tylenol' instead of 'Time I had some time alone' - although it seems strangely appropriate to want to take a painkiller if the world is, indeed, ending. Annoyingly, every time I hear the song now, I think of the mis-hearing.


Posted: 13:33 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Wasn't there some kind of chocolate called "Take Five"? What was the advert with the song, you know the one: "take five, just take five", with the dancers?

Anyway, how about this: http://www.creativechocolatesofvt.com/Products/Aspirin.php3


Posted: 13:40 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Crikey, that chocolate Aspirin is disturbing - reminds me of a "top tip" i meant to send to (or possibly read in) Viz comic: "Can't get your kids to take their medicine in tablet form? Why not sell it to them in the corner of a nightclub for 20 quid?"

Also I think you're thinking of the "Five" bar, Neil, which I vaguely recall had an ad going "5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 blah blah blah blah covered in chocolate 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1"?


Posted: 13:52 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: No, it definitely wasn't that - I'm starting to suspect it was Cadbury's Time Out, maybe? Or even Twirl? It had a kind of jazzy song with "take five" in the lyrics, and some dancing, and a purple motif I think...
Posted: 19:44 Mon 29-12-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Still not seen. but I did pick up White Chocolate hot chocolate. Not to be drunk if you've got a stomach bug.
Posted: 18:05 Tue 30-12-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: No, "Snackspot", the biscuit with the 5-4-3-2-1 ad was actually called "5-4-3-2-1", and the jingle went by the tune of the 60s pop song which I think had the same title and I think was by Manfred Mann. If I sing the ad version to myself I can probably remember most of the five flavour elements, hang on:

"Chocolate flavour coating"... "Light crispy rice"... "Caramel toffee"... "Wafer and [something] too".

Dang.


Posted: 18:25 Wed 04-02-2004 by "Phil" # permalink comment
Comment: I believe it was: "First bite into light, crispy rice" (backing singers: "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). "Then [something something, involving the chocolate coating] (backing singers - "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). "Chew chew chew the caramel topping in:" (backing singers, obligingly - "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). (Barry White voice - "Uh, huh, wafer and fondant too!") (backing singers, loudly: "Fahive, Four, three-ee, two-oo, one!") (Someone goes mad with a kazoo)

"Take Five" was, I think, for Cadbury's Time Out, (and had various hard-working types doing exactly that).


Posted: 19:05 Wed 04-02-2004 by "Phil" # permalink comment
Comment: I believe it was: "First bite into light, crispy rice" (backing singers: "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). "Then [something something, involving the chocolate coating] (backing singers - "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). "Chew chew chew the caramel topping in:" (backing singers, obligingly - "5, 4, 3, 2, 1"). (Barry White voice - "Uh, huh, wafer and fondant too!") (backing singers, loudly: "Fahive, Four, three-ee, two-oo, one!") (Someone goes mad with a kazoo)

"Take Five" was, I think, for Cadbury's Time Out, (and had various hard-working types doing exactly that).


Posted: 22:08 Sat 06-03-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Spotted Robinsons For Milk in Asda today was Strawberry and Raspberry flavour I think. Didn't buy it, sounds revolting.
Posted: 17:01 Sun 07-03-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: they also have them in iceland and the is peach and banana as well £1.19 each - i didnt buy any cause i dont like milk
Posted: 19:58 Sun 07-03-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Neither do I!

Milk on it's own is bad enough, but to add flavours like these to it is just wrong!


Posted: 21:11 Sun 07-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: DAMN THOSE MILKSHAKES! CRUSHA IS THE SPAWN OF SATAN! FIGHT AGAINST THE EVIL OF NESQUIK! Oh, wait...
Posted: 17:13 Sun 08-May-2005 by "becca"
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Comment: will sum1 help me find out wot the song is on the new robinsons sqaush to milk advert ??? plz :)
Posted: 08:11 Tue 10-May-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Try google-ing the lyrics.
Posted: 13:50 Wed 11-May-2005 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: In other comedy-lyric-mishearing-related news, my little sister was convinced, for a really, really long time, that (her hero at the time) Bon Jovi was singing about "living on a prayer mat". She appeared to be under the impression that this was literally possible. bless.
Posted: 19:11 Mon 16-May-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: the new Robinsons ad (with the red syrup, which mentions "no added sugar"?) seems to use "Abracadabra" by The Steve Miller Band ("I wanna reach out and grab ya" etc etc)
Posted: 00:06 Tue 17-May-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, I always think of milkshake when I hear it. You know with the association between the two being so strong (?)
Posted: 18:06 Thu 16-Jun-2005 by "jake " # permalink comment
Comment: thank u lot for telling me that song of the milk shake ad im geting it now heers oh and the milkshake is bloody horriable
Posted: 16:53 Sat 25-Feb-2006 by "joy pye"
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Comment: hi could anyone tell me where i would be able to purchase the (one- chocolate instantly)as i cannot find these in any shops thankyou joy. 2804 7
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