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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Cadbury's Heroes Tub
Posted: 19:21 Wed 31-12-2003. Price: Christmas present. Location: Errr, probably a supermarket. Nutritional unusualness: dried whey, butterfat, crispy cereal, "Tiny Little Bits Of Fun".
"Alex" reports: Not technically new, but I think the tub is, and it does involve a newish flavour, Whole Nut. The tub is 1.5kg incl. packaging. The best ones are still Cadbury's Dream - tasting even better in minature form - Caramel and, for a nut hater, Picnic. Crunchie is the only one (apart from Caramel, but pretend this is 6 months back), not using its full product name, being known as Crunchie bites.

...View the first comment for Alex's full account of what those crazy Cadbury's characters get up to on the packaging - there was talk of a range of Heroes cake bars a while ago but I haven't heard any more on that, while the pic shows Casdon's curious (Kerplunk-influenced?) Cadbury Heroes Drop Game. More to the point, has anyone seen any decent post-Christmas reductions yet? This time last year, my "local" was full of knock-down Mince Pies, but this week I have been forced to subsist almost entirely on Sainsbury's Christmas Pork Pie Variety Snack Pack (20p for pack of 4).


Posted: 19:37 Wed 31-12-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: The cover depicts a Caramel in a feather boa, a Twirl hula-hooping, Nuts About Caramel on a bed of some kind, Whole Nut with a hat on, Fudge with sunglasses a la Elton John, Dairy Milk with a crown, Crunchie on a spring, Timeout with a magazine and Picnic with one of those red chequered flannel on a stick, which people use when leaving home.

With all these chocolates, Easter has come early.

Posted: 20:47 Wed 31-12-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Post Christmas reductions- Selection Boxes £1.

Also, in the Easter vs Christmas thread, Mr 2004 comes out with these points.

'but its going to be the best year for new products such as: cadbury five centes, the new design for diet coca cola UK, the launch of apple fanta, the launch of pepsi blue and mountain dew in the UK, the launch of diet coke lime in the US in january and the Uk in may time!!!. and uk stores will soon be full of the worlds sickest chocolate 'hersheys' they will sell products such as hershey bars, kissies, hugs and reeces cups! and what happend to the launch of snickers mad mix! & virgin sours???'

I want to know, how he knows these product launches, and his last point about Virgin Sours is interesting

Posted: 21:24 Wed 31-12-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: The only products, that i belive from 'MR 2004' Are the new design for diet coke, the launch of dite coke with 'lime' and the apple fanta and i agree where is snickers mad mix and virgin sours? and i dont belevie that they will be a mountain dew and pepsi blue in the uk!?
Posted: 00:15 Thu 01-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: HAPPY NEWYEAR 2004
Posted: 21:49 Thu 01-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Post christmas reductions SCANDAL!!!

WOOLWORTHS in MILTON KEYNES have split their unsold selection packs, and are selling the bars individually in tote bins by the checkouts. They are selling the Mars full size countlines (which were in the large Mars selection) at 4 for a pound, and the cadbury 'toffee' bars (curly wurly, chomp etc.) for 10p each.

The promotional point-of-sale signs appear to have been printed properly, so one can only assume this is a practise endorsed by Woolworths HQ. Perhaps this is even being sponsored by Masterfoods themselves?

This sets a terrible precedent for the future of post-xmas snack bargains that are as much a part of the seasonal fun as christmas itself.

Has anyone else conducted on-the-ground recon with regard to this situation? Kaptain, we need your help!

Posted: 00:03 Fri 02-01-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain always feels cheated by his selection boxes at Christmas. This festive yule the Kaptain received two selection boxes from his mummy, both Nestle products.

His first was a 'Winnie the Pooh Selection' (serial number 76739-1 U46415900) containing

1 x Toffee Crisp 1 x Rolo 1 x Jelly Tots 2 x Smarties 1 x Kitkat two finger 1 x Milky bar standard 1 x Milky bar buttons 1 x Milky bar choo

Packaging was in the form of a vacuum formed package with sealed top plastic. On the outside was a Yule scene depicting Winnie, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore playing upon a frozen lake with hand crafted wooden skates. Winnie and Piglet were having fun however Eeyore looked upset and Tigger appeared to be deriving pleasure from rubbing his belly and groin upon the ice.

Quite a nice selection of kandies thought the Kaptain.

The Kaptain also received a Milky Bar Christmas selection containing.

3 x Milky bar standard 1 x Milky bar buttons 1 x Milky bar choo

This again was packaged in the same fashion as above but did not have any comical cartoonery on the exterior for the Kaptain to enjoy. Instead was a puzzle involving the counting of stars, boots and hats on the back of the package. The Kaptain was quite unimpressed with this, it offered few snacks and they were gone very quickly.

The Kaptain has felt disillusioned with the selection box scene ever since and hasn't gone looking for cheap kandy thrills in his local kandy grocer. He has however pruchased a variety of Christmas puddings and Kakes at low low prices. The Kakes must be eaten within short-times but the Puddings are 'rated' until weel into 2005. This means the Kaptain can enjoy a spoonful of his favourite Christmas duff on July 2nd, the holiday of anti-Christmas.

Posted: 02:32 Fri 02-01-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Supermarkets/sweet companies seem to have finally wised up to the folly of making selection boxes that they have to flog off at half-price on Boxing Day. I scoured Bath without success, until hitting the motherlode on Dec 30 in my local Booker cash-n-carry with this range of SBs at too-good-to-be-true prices, ranging from just 29p for the small packs and 69p for the medium ones, to £1.35 for the biggest at centre left (which have nearly a fiver's worth of chocolate in them).


(There are also two 24-bottle cases of Vanilla Coke 500ml bottles in there, at £3.99 a shot, and what must be KP's last batch of lovely Steak And Ale McCoys. And some ace Fruit Salad/Black Jack boiled-sugar lollies, which I hadn't seen before, are they new?)

Posted: 09:02 Thu 08-01-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: My local Safeway has loads of half price selection boxes.
Posted: 19:50 Wed 21-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Some semi-decent reductions at last in my local Sainsbury's: selection boxes from 45p, and - inexplicably - 4 freshly baked Luxury Shortcrust Mince Pies down to 35p. Did someone misread the calendar or something?
Posted: 12:26 Thu 05-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Mars selection boxes now down to 49p in the London Finchley Road Sainsbury's, plus 700g KP Party Pack tubs (eg Peanuts, Raisins and Choc Chips) for 75p.

Also, perusing my notes from that era, Christmas 1998 saw Nestle dabble in the "Toffee, Crisped Rice and *Spicy Fruit* Filled Milk Chocolate" Toffee Crispmas, featuring the reassuring slogan "The special recipe of Toffee Crispmas is enhanced by Nestle's proud chocolate heritage". 95546 2 2 4

Posted: 13:53 Tue 11-Sep-2007 by "hmm" # permalink comment
Comment: hmmm
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