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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Basil Brush Crispy Chicken Bites/ Chicken Boom Booms
Posted: 13:48 Wed 17-12-2003. Price: 2.99 each. Location: Iceland, Kingswood. Sub-flavours: "Kievs" with spaghetti, and chicken lollipops. Nutritional unusualness: Added soya protein.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Firstly, a disclaimer. You're supposed to cook these in the oven, but for technical reasons my oven's full of alcopops, so I had to fry them in oil instead. The Crispy Bites are little packets of breaded nuggets (4 in a bag), of which you get 6 bags in traditional crisp flavours - 2 each of Salt 'n' Vinegar, Smokey Bacon and Cheese 'n' Onion. The flavour is quite strong in the case of the bacon, not so much with the salt 'n' vinegar, but the nuggets themselves are rather heavily breaded and hence tend to the over-greasy, like McCain's Micro Nuggets, with the chicken overwhelmed somewhere in the middle. But that might be because I fried them.

...And that's enough for the moment from you, Stu (we did have an unconfirmed sighting of these earlier, as part of a discussion on "aphrodisiac" energy drinks) - please view comments for the full account of Stuart's encounter with Basil's Chicken Boom Booms. In other poultry prospects: KFC UK have begun advertising their Smokey Blue Tower Burger with the thinly veiled threat "If the BBQ sauce doesn't get you, the blue cheese will", though this recent US news story implies it's actually the "trans fatty acids" in most restuarant and fast food that you really ought to be looking out for.


Posted: 14:07 Wed 17-12-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: The Chicken Boom Booms, on the other hand (8 in the pack) are rather like big Curly Wurlys in form, lightly coated in a crispy batter. Thanks to the thin-ness of the batter they were much nicer than the Bites, crisp but succulent and the closest the home-food business has yet come to a Chicken McNugget, and especially lovely with a bit of sweet'n'sour sauce (not supplied). Also, Basil looks really cute in his chef's gear. 29393
Posted: 22:21 Sat 14-Jul-2007 by "basil brush fan" # permalink comment
Comment: does anyone know where to buy an origional basil brush bar?????
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