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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Refreshers Gums
Posted: 13:22 Tue 09-12-2003. Price: 99p for 190g bag. Location: Asda, Longwell Green. Nutritional unusualness: Contain "Apple Jam", which was the name of an old Spectrum game.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: I can see why these [were] on the "Awaiting Sightings" list so long - they're so bland that two seconds after eating one you forget you've ever had them. A completely generic soft gum covered in tasteless fizz, and unlike the Refreshers ice lolly they bear no similarity in taste to their parent sweet. I've only eaten a quarter of the bag, and I tipped the rest in the bin to scan the packet for the pic, rather than finish it. I wouldn't even inflict these on my snack-loving rats.

..."Clive Arnold", meanwhile, was slightly more enthusiastic about the 10p Refreshers Lolly (pic available on Clive's site), reporting: Quite a nice lolly (one is not enough), tastes like Refreshers in a boiled sweet form, while "Mark Thomas" (presumably not "the" Mark Thomas) rounded off this effervescent triple bill by noting: I haven't seen Space Dust in ages! We found this site by accident and there they was... Space Dust! [Rest of email drowned out by mysterious "crackling" noise]


Posted: 15:44 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, the lollies and ice lollies are both pretty good. The gums suck horse balls, though.
Posted: 15:57 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Hang on - isn't Space Dust relatively widely available under its new name, "Popping Candy"?

Now I'm wondering if Mr "Mark Thomas" is somehow not unrelated to his new friends at http://www.britishcandy.com/ - hmmm...

Posted: 16:12 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Clive Arnold" # permalink comment
Comment: ... I have to say I find the 'Naughty Sweets for Adults' on that site a little disturbing, especially the 'Black Beauty' :o
Posted: 16:38 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been seeing these in a big pack for years in Morrisons.
Posted: 16:39 Tue 09-12-2003 by "David Peters" # permalink comment
Comment: Just ordered a load of space dust and WHAM Bars from Britishcandy....woohooo!
Posted: 17:00 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Big packs of 'Black Beauties' in Morrisons?? Are they targeting the more "open minded" supermarket shopper?

Seriously, I never know whether to be more (or less) disturbed by "adult" cakes either (caution, sexual themes and swear words): http://www.occasional-cakes.co.uk/adult2.htm

Posted: 17:07 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Apparently britishcandy.com is "Copyright© MTLMarketing2003"... Hmm, Mark Thomas Limited Marketing?
Posted: 17:17 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Conspiracy! Ah, looking at all those cakes reminds me of the time I made one in the shape of a Glock 9mm automatic pistol for a friend who's "into" the rap music scene. I'll dig out a picture if anyone's interested...
Posted: 17:27 Tue 09-12-2003 by "James" # permalink comment
Comment: I cant wait to see my girlfriends face when she opens up the box of sweets with a Black beauty in with them I've just ordered!

Who cares who posted the site on here anyway, its a good link.

Posted: 18:55 Tue 09-12-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yup, i want to see a glock-cake snackspot. i am off to finish my very tame cake with an icing angel on it.
Posted: 22:06 Tue 09-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ok charl, i'll track it down and scan the little blighter. btw, i've just had an exciting communication live from the Kaptain's Mars Christmas experiments - which, with his permission, I'll post as a proper sighting first thing tomorrow...
Posted: 22:13 Tue 09-12-2003 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain, he say 'Yes!'
Posted: 09:43 Wed 10-12-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Come on then! What's "first thing" in Snackspt time?!?
Posted: 09:49 Wed 10-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah sorry Neil, it's there now (and I haven't even had breakfast yet!)
Posted: 13:44 Wed 10-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Glock 9mm birthday cake, as promised - the bullets are the ends of Cadbury's Fingers, the surface is ordinary icing mixed with grey food colouring, and the handle grip is the textured underside of a Mars bar (oh and the coloured things round the edge are candles - obviously!):

And, yes, people did ask "Is it really appropriate for a birthday?", to which I could only quote the words of Sarah Connor from Terminator 2:

"There is no fate but what we make - into the shape of a fate-shaped cake!"

Posted: 14:29 Wed 10-12-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: that's really rather good snackspot. i like the fact that the cake is too chic to have candles stuck in it, so they're on the board. and the mars handle is inspired. but it raises the question: what is 'ordinary' icing? buttercream or fondant?
Posted: 14:54 Wed 10-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: er, the watery one you make with icing sugar? (i'm a weapons inspector, dammit - not a chef!)
Posted: 20:52 Fri 05-Aug-2005 by "Jackie Bradburn" # permalink comment
Comment: Found a site that makes their own space dust they call it Moon Dust http://www.sweetsforu.co.uk
Posted: 11:11 Thu 11-Aug-2005 by "pc" # permalink comment
Comment: yes it is now called popping candy. they have space dust and many more sweets at http://www.thesweetmaster.co.uk 67287 3
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