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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Scotbloc Fizzy Orange flavour "the original" cake covering
Posted: 16:49 Tue 10-02-2004. Price: 1 for 200g bar. Location: Safeway, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: Yes.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: The dedicated snack-treat fan has to search off the beaten track sometimes, but the rewards can be worth it. Browsing in the cake-decoration aisle revealed this fantastic "candy" (ie it's that generic chocolate-texture-but-not-chocolate substance that Americans use the word for) which is obviously meant to be melted onto cakes and Rice Krispie treats and so on but in fact tastes great in its own right. I don't actually like orange-flavoured chocolate - orange just doesn't go with dairy, that's why you don't get orange milk shakes - but this is ace. Not too rich, not too orangey, not too fizzy, just enough to be delicious. And at a quid for a giant bar, it's a bargain too. Plus if we all suddenly start buying it, it'll really freak them out.

...In other fruity fun - The Grocer notes that Wrigley will be adding a range of "Mix and Match" flavours (each featuring two of sour cherry, lemon, sour strawberry and vanilla ice cream, from 57p) in April to their Hubba Bubba range, while Masterfoods is aiming to "create a completely new category" with its sugarfree "hydrating drops" AquaDrops (in Apple or Citrus, 75p).

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Posted: 18:15 Tue 10-02-2004 by "idiotmanchild"
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Comment: scotbloc is the methadone of the chocolate world - It's not so much "chocolate flavoured" as "chocolate-coloured". It's only possible use is to ween chocoholics off their 3kg a day habit. Eating it for any other reason is akin to self-harm in my book.
Posted: 18:49 Tue 10-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: idiotmanchild - *Fizzy Orange flavour* methadone, if you don't mind!
Posted: 20:22 Tue 10-02-2004 by "Dave" # permalink comment
Comment: I was always told not to eat cooking chocolate on its own as it'd make me vomit. I don't know if that was my gran just trying to stop me raiding her larder, but I feel queasy just from reading the description...
Posted: 21:48 Thu 12-02-2004 by "appletizzy" # permalink comment
Comment: Safeway in Reading had shelves full of the stuff reduced to clear about this time last year. We were forced to endure some as my then 3-year old daughter wanted it to decorate a birthday cake for her granddad. It had a disgusting baking-powder and orange refreshers type flavour.
Posted: 15:09 Wed 03-03-2004 by "josey"
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Comment: where and when can we get aquadrops
Posted: 16:34 Wed 03-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: we have them in our English Woolworths over here, though that valubale shelfspace might be given over to hunting, shooting and fishing in the USA...
Posted: 18:29 Mon 08-03-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, the hydrating drops don't make your mouth any moister. They taste like the sweets you get given at the end of the meal in Bella Pasta but minus the exciting fizziness. And the packet doesn't open properly which is annoying. Plus, even if they did work, if you have a dry mouth you really should be getting a drink. Isn't encouraging people to become more dehydrated a bad thing?
Posted: 21:52 Wed 17-03-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I liked the aquadrops, they don't leave a bad sour taste in your mouth after. And the package is meant to open that way, so you only get one at a time. You're not meant to tilt the whole thing into your mouth.
Posted: 17:48 Mon 12-Jul-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I've just bought a bar of this orange Scotbloc for 45p. If I see Snackspotty type things I've not had before for cheap I nearly always buy them. Anyway, it's disgusting. I'm going to have to buy some Rice Krispies to try and use it up.
Posted: 19:33 Mon 12-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I once had some of the white chocolate scotbloc, it was vile on its own, but made a yummy icing for shortbread, when mixed with grated coconut and strawberry nesquik.
Posted: 00:34 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: hmm funny some of the things that pass as snacks on here 86817 3 70
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