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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Mars Mini Eggs/ Terry's Mini Eggs Segsations
Posted: 16:09 Wed 14-01-2004. Price: Mars - 99p/ 100g bag of 14; Segsations - 99p/ 91g bag of 10. Location: Waitrose and Sainsbury's. Sub-flavours: Segsations - Milk (chocolate) Egg, Crunch (honeycomb bits) Egg, White (chocolate) Egg, Double Egg (see below). Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Snackspot reports: Easter's here at last, with this clutch of new mini-eggs - described as "Milk chocolate with truffle (15%) and caramel centre (19%)", the Mars ones are essentially a cakeless Mars Christmas in mini egg form. The other ones are ovoid Terry's Chocolate Orange Segsations, minus the puffed rice flavour, but plus the "Double Egg" (milk chocolate "encased in a cheeky dark chocolate shell"). Top marks to Terry's for trying a dark chocolate egg, but "could do better" in the value for money dept - if you're buying any new or old mini-eggs this month, please post a comment on how much you paid for how many eggs, and we'll work out which is the "best buy".

...In one final piece of chewy chocolatey news: The Grocer notes that Sara Lee is "racing against time to resume production of its frozen desserts in the UK before stocks run out" (following the closure of the Hibernia Foods factory), and hopes to resume producing the company's double chocolate gateaux and lemon meringue pies "within 90 days" - in order to prevent panic buying from sweeping the nation?


Posted: 08:54 Thu 15-01-2004 by "moggy" # permalink comment
Comment: It is strange to think of the possibility that Sanex is made from the run off products of Sara Lee's cakes (or perhaps the other way around?) much as Pringles are probably made from the run off of Fairy (or is it Persil?) washing up liquid.

Anyway can't stop to comment, I must run out and bulk buy Sara Lee products...

Posted: 10:28 Thu 15-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: since both are from Proctor & Gamble, i'd assumed that the new fruity fairy liquids were an industrial by-product of making Sunny D!
Posted: 11:46 Thu 15-01-2004 by "moggy" # permalink comment
Comment: It's hideously probable that something along those lines is true. The good old chemical giants do tend to be overly zealous when it comes to making money from their by-products. I can just imagine someone at P&G saying "Hmm, if we pound this waste product from the industrial detergents line into thin layers, then put a comedy curve into it, spray it with addictive flavourings and stick it in tubes we could sell it as a tasty snack!" I know that the sedimentary run off from the manufacture of Quorn is used as a base for flavourings because it's so absorbant.
Posted: 17:49 Thu 15-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: cadbury mini eggs 100 gram bag for 79p at the co op
Posted: 18:02 Thu 15-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: How many eggs is that, bob? HOW MANY EGGS?
Posted: 18:27 Thu 15-01-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Has anyone seen JT around recently?
Posted: 19:58 Thu 15-01-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain, in a visit to his local Sainsbury food store spied on offer not only the Mars mini-eggs but also new Galaxy and Milky way mini-eggs. All were priced at 99p for a generous helping (The Kaptain forgot to observe the grammage upon the bag.)

Sadly the Kaptain didn't purchase any 'proofs' that he could have photoed, 99p is afterall the best part of a pound. The Kaptain prefers to spend less than one half-pound on konvenience kandy. Until Easter that is. Then the Kaptain may cut loose up to five pounds on a single chocolegg.

Posted: 21:09 Fri 16-01-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Do we get mini Reeces peanut buttercups here at easter? I hope so.
Posted: 21:03 Mon 19-01-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: I like to imagine bob still counting his eggs, saying the numbers under his breath as he goes.
Posted: 21:19 Mon 19-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: the cadbury mini egg 100g bag contains about 50 eggs or so and i dont usally cunt them like you neil!
Posted: 15:49 Tue 20-01-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: language bob, this is a child-friendly site
Posted: 15:59 Tue 20-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: im really sorry i ment the word 'count'
Posted: 20:35 Wed 21-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: There are so *not* 50 eggs in a Cadbury's 100g bag!
Posted: 16:17 Fri 23-01-2004 by "bob-me-do" # permalink comment
Comment: *under breath* 37... 38... 39...
Posted: 18:31 Mon 02-02-2004 by "Phil" # permalink comment
Comment: At the "G10" shop (don't ask me) on Stonegate here in York, it's a mere 79p for a 100g bag of egg-shaped goodness. There were 32 of the blighters. That's less than 2.5p per egg, which is almost back to old-style penny chew kind of value.
Posted: 21:58 Tue 03-02-2004 by "bob-me-don't" # permalink comment
Comment: "15% extra free" on classic cadbury's mini eggs (at!) 79p from safeway, and there were 37 eggmen present.

That's 2.13p each, and also means that I got not only my 15% extra (which should take me up to 36.8 eggs from Phil's 32) but I got an extra 1/5 of an egg free! (although saying that, one of them had a chip in it, so maybe not)

Posted: 19:48 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "loulou" # permalink comment
Comment: whats all this ? making snacks from biproducts ? sounds disgusting.tell me more.As for the mini eggs,ebay £1.50
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