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Posted: 19:16 Thu 22-01-2004. Price: 5000 rupiah ($1AUD). Location: Denpasar, Bali. Nutritional unusualness: Rice crispies.
"Adrian" reports: Rice cripsies, caramel, wafer, and chocolate. I had my eye on a Beng Beng Bar, but foolishly I didn't try one. Then in the airport the only bar I could find was a Top Bar. It was quite bad. It looks like a Picnic, but instead of peanuts the lumps on the outside are rice crispies. The chocolate doesn't even taste like chocolate, and the whole thing is overpowered by the wafer. It is an awful bar and I can't help feeling the Beng Beng Bar would have been better.

...In other international ingenuity: The Grocer reports that Chupa Chups are launching a sugar-free Cremosa lolly (strawberry and cream flavour, 35p) made from Isomalt, a "natural based" sugar substitute "proven to help protect teeth", and that Werthers Originals' controversial grandfather figure will be returning to their TV ad campaigns; while the ever-astute USA is opposing World Health Organisation plans "to recommend that people limit their intake of sugar and other refined foods", claiming that scientific studies do not "definitively link particular foods, such as soft drinks or juices, or foods high in fat or sugar, to a higher risk of obesity".


Posted: 20:37 Thu 22-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I was looking for the Cremosa one in the shops this morning and found myself idly wondering "I wonder if Chupa Chups will do a special tombstone-shaped lolly to commemorate their founder having died?": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3354509.stm
Posted: 17:59 Fri 23-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: The Cremosa Chupa Chup's are avaliable in Woolworths in Luton, haven't tried them though, too tight to fork out nearly 40p for a poxy lolly!
Posted: 12:09 Sun 25-01-2004 by "Pootle" # permalink comment
Comment: They are 35p- they are sugar free and my kids love them!! As a busy Mum I can now give my kids a treat and be confident they are not damaging their teeth. You should try them- they honestly don't taste sugar free like so many similar products- they are actually nice.
Posted: 10:09 Sat 31-01-2004 by "Alison Scott" # permalink comment
Comment: Cremosa Chupa Chup's available in Walthamstow yesterday -- but I didn't buy it because, well, far too expensive for a lolly. I might though if they're sweetened with isomalt rather than aspartame. Generally we let the ankle-biters have sugar because we'd rather rot their teeth than their brains.
Posted: 13:14 Thu 26-02-2004 by "Rich Cheng" # permalink comment
Comment: They're selling them in the One Stop in Beaconsfield. They taste initially quite nice, surprisingly creamy, but after a while they begin to get a bit manky. Anyhow, here's a pic:


P.S. They *are* sweetened with isomalt. Also with malitol syrup. Yum! No aspartame, though) 39852 2 81

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