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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Freddo Dairy Milk With Caramel
Posted: 13:29 Thu 12-02-2004. Price: 10p. Location: School canteen, Wakefield. Sub-flavours: Normal Freddo, not including the vast Australian range. Nutritional unusualness: Glucose-fructose syrup.
"Alex" reports: I know these are just a rebranding of the Taz range, but this would be my first sighting with my own picture, so I've got to include it. Described as "Dairy Milk Milk Chocolate with Soft Caramel Centre" this is just a minature Cadbury Caramel bar shaped as a frog. I recommend it heartily! 3 bars, for 30p would be more than a normal Caramel. And the caramel is just as sticky. (Not a lot of detail, but you know what a Caramel tastes like, and I'm waiting for my Drink Selection to come from Cybercandy, and I'm debating whether to get Every Flavour Beans - a bit expensive at 21 and the 7 bag doesn't guarantee all the flavours - including Vomit, Grass, Bogey, Dirt, Ear Wax and Sardines.)

...In other toffee-centred tomfoolery: pointless gadget specialists Firebox are selling this Silver My Last Rolo for a mere 39.95, but it seems like there's been hardly any other special Valentine's products this year, with the possible exception of Tesco's "Down With Love" bag of Pink Lady apples, and this irresistible-sounding Bendicks Mingles night at the British Library.

Add a comment | # Permalink to this page | 31 comment(s) so far: (NB: NO IDENTITIES ARE VERIFIED; ANYONE COULD ACTUALLY BE FROM THE MANUFACTURERS OR COMPETING COMPANIES. ALL CELEBRITY POSTINGS ARE IMPERSONATED ... POORLY)


Posted: 12:57 Fri 13-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: this artical taken from the website below says that diet coke with lime will be out within the uk . a couple of months! Diet Coke announces changes to brand structure... (posted 19 Jan) Coca-Cola has announced further changes to it's brands after much success with Diet Coke with Lemon and Diet Coke with Vanilla. As well as toning down the lemon flavour in Diet Coke with Lemon which some consumers dubbed as 'too strong', Coca-Cola will also launch the brand new 'Diet Coke with Lime' in the next few months. Already being sold in a few tester areas in the US, the drink is said to be a certain money spinner for Coca-Cola. Concentrating on advertising and marketing at big events such as the Sundance Film Festival, the company will undoubtedly see as much success as with previous drinks. http://www.retailmoves.com/retailnews.php
Posted: 13:04 Fri 13-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: Stars Wars trilogy soon to be on DVD... (posted 11 Feb) To the applause of millions of fans, the Star Wars trilogy will finally appear in stores on DVD in September, both in the US and Canada. International releases will follow shortly thereafter. A bonus disk will include special features, but the films will only be available as the full trilogy set. Producers have been working long and hard to digitally remaster and restore the films.

Asda heads to court over mangoes... (posted 10 Feb) The supermarket chain Asda faces court after council trading standards officers decided that the health benefits advertised for its mangoes crossed the line. Asda has labelled the mangoes as having a multitude of health benefits, among them anti-cancer properties. Strict regulations are in effect which prohibit stores from touting health and disease prevention benefits of its products. The court hearing is scheduled for next month. Asda said it was upset by the ruling and would defend its position.

Fourwalls.co.uk revamps website... (posted 09 Feb) Fourwalls.co.uk, the popular DIY website, has done a little redecorating itself. The site has been rebuilt and expanded, and will now include groceries. The website lists more than 200 home-related e-retailers, and the list expands as customers recommend favorite sites. In addition to groceries, the site will also now make available home-related insurance.

Whittard to expand in the US... (posted 06 Feb) Whittard of Chelsea, the specialist tea and coffee retailer, intends to increase its presence in the US market after succesful trials with Target. Whittard already has two concessions in Marshall Field's stores, and has three more planned for this year. Sales were up 15.8 per cent for the six months to November 30.

Thorntons concludes it will not go private... (posted 05 Feb) Poor sales during last summer's heat wave prompted talks of a takeover, but all discussions have now ended. It was determind that none of the proposals received would have represented a fair value for shareholders. Thorntons operates 388 of its own stores, in addition to its franchises. They also produce Thorntons-branded products for several other retailers, indluding Tesco.

Wrigley launches new kids gum... (posted 05 Feb) The Wrigley Company is launching a new gum, Hubba Bubba Mix & Match, hoping to gain more appeal among children. The company intends to maintain its presence in the industry by introducing new products to their already popular line. Hubba Bubba Mix and Match consists of crunchy balls of gum packaged in a box with two individual compartments, each side containing a different flavor. Wrigley is beginning to market its new product through various channels, including a TV campaign to begin this week.

Per Una start plans for standalone spin-offs... (posted 03 Feb) Starting in Chelsea, M&S are to capitalise further on successful brand Per Una. New standalone stores are being planned in detail, with the TOO LONG!


Posted: 15:42 Fri 13-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: bob- I never knew the Star Wars trilogy was a food!
Posted: 16:30 Fri 13-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: sorry my mistake copied the wrong thing
Posted: 01:28 Sat 14-02-2004 by "Zamez" # permalink comment
Comment: Taz-Freddo are great.
Posted: 16:08 Sat 14-02-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: FINALLY THERE OUT: You can buy virgin sours at morrisions, they are on offer at 65p per 500ml bottle buy one get 1 free. They stock 2 flavours, 'so cheek chillin cherry fizz' - sparkling sour cherry flavour drink and 'so eye squeezin apple fizz - sparkling sour apple flavour drink. i have not got a camera to take a picture sorry and on the bottle it reads, so fizzy, so sour, so dare you!
Posted: 15:07 Sun 15-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I can confirm everything bob has said, except they are also selling the Blue Raspberry flavour. I have got all 3, but have only tried Cherry so far. Very sour, and very cherry. A good effort!
Posted: 20:00 Sun 15-02-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: I wish I was Italian.. if only so that I could try all of the Virgin Colours: http://www.virgindrinks.com/thirst/drinks-colours.htm
Posted: 09:51 Mon 16-02-2004 by "Kev" # permalink comment
Comment: This is an Australian import and predates the Taz by at least 30 years! Kids have been eating freddo frogs since before I was born. There is a huge range and expect them all here soon. May be an Aussie site with all of the flavours listed
Posted: 17:42 Mon 16-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: - smart idea of them to get rid of Taz just before the "Looney Tunes" movie came out, though (or do you think that was part of the deal?)

Cybercandy seem to have the full range of international Freddos, btw:

http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/cgi-bin/perlfect/search/search.pl?q=freddo

1. Giant Freddo (highlight matches)

2. Freddo Blueberry (highlight matches)

3. Freddo - Milk Chocolate (highlight matches)

4. Freddo (Choc Chip) (highlight matches)

5. Freddo - Honeycomb (highlight matches)

6. Freddo - Pine Lime (highlight matches)

7. Freddo - Milky White (highlight matches)

8. Freddo - Peppermint (highlight matches)

9. Freddo - Strawberry (highlight matches)


Posted: 08:57 Tue 17-02-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know if the caramel they use in the freddos is different to the one used in cadbury's caramel bars? I can't stand Cadbury's caramel bars but have been eating the new freddos like they're going out of fashion!

Maybe it's the chocolate to caramel ratio that makes a difference?


Posted: 12:14 Tue 17-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm interested in finding out what "Pine Lime" is...
Posted: 15:47 Tue 17-02-2004 by "Jt" # permalink comment
Comment: Saramond the caramel is more softer and tastey are sticly because freddos are based for childreen!
Posted: 17:24 Tue 17-02-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: I guess so! I bought a box of 60 for my 2 kids from costco, but they haven't had much of a look in!
Posted: 17:30 Tue 17-02-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: I've tried the blueberry one and some weird rainbow one.

You can get loads of different freddos from the Australia shop in Covent Garden. Well worth a look if you're in London, they have loads of Australian chocolate bars and other Aussie stuff too.

http://www.australiashop.co.uk/

BTW - Cybercandy are opening a shop in Covent Garden too


Posted: 13:06 Thu 19-02-2004 by "Luncheon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: On a Cadbury related note, I see the Wispa bar is set for the axe? True?
Posted: 13:37 Thu 19-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: What are you talking about LV? Wasn't the Wispa officially replaced by "Dairy Milk Bubbly" 6 months ago?

http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0308111120sbc

(though I for one have yet to receive a satisfactory answer to my obvious query of the time: "What I want to know is: what's going to happen to all the Wispa spinoffs, like my Ant-and-Dec-endorsed favourite, the Wispa Bite? Will it become 'Dairy Milk Bubbly Bite' instead?")


Posted: 15:26 Thu 19-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry, not your fault, looks like The Mirror is equally on the button:

http://[URL display truncated]

"BUBBLE BURSTS FOR WISPA BAR Feb 19 2004

By Helen Cook

ONE of Britain's most popular chocolate bars has bitten the dust in a major shake-up.

The Wispa bar was introduced by Cadbury Schweppes in 1983 to compete against Rowntree's Aero.

But the favourite has been quietly axed in a huge brand rethink aimed at reviving flagging sales.

Figures out yesterday revealed Cadbury Schweppes's pre-tax profits plummeted from £830million in 2002 to £564million last year.

Wispa will be renamed Dairy Milk Bubbly to align it with the firm's top Dairy Milk label."


Posted: 15:52 Thu 19-02-2004 by "Luncheon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Indeed. My brain failed to link the two things... Snackspot at the clotting edge, rest-of-world dimly aware of their surroundings.

Does Wispa Caramel become Dairy Milk Bubbly Caramel or Dairy Milk Bubbly _and_ Caramel? Someone's marketing department hasn't thought this through...


Posted: 11:56 Wed 25-02-2004 by "Zamez" # permalink comment
Comment: Grabbed a few Freddos in Asda today, but it wasn't till I ate one that I noticed these are "Freddo Dairy Milk". I was looking forward to the caramel too.
Posted: 17:04 Wed 25-02-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Just to go back to the whole "Diet Coke with lime" controversy (sigh), the original article doesn't actually say it's launching in the UK, and could be read as saying it's just being rolled out in the rest of the USA?:

"Diet Coke announces changes to brand structure... (posted 19 Jan) Coca-Cola has announced further changes to it's brands after much success with Diet Coke with Lemon and Diet Coke with Vanilla. As well as toning down the lemon flavour in Diet Coke with Lemon which some consumers dubbed as 'too strong', Coca-Cola will also launch the brand new 'Diet Coke with Lime' in the next few months. Already being sold in a few tester areas in the US, the drink is said to be a certain money spinner for Coca-Cola. Concentrating on advertising and marketing at big events such as the Sundance Film Festival, the company will undoubtedly see as much success as with previous drinks."


Posted: 17:28 Thu 11-Nov-2004 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: These Freddo's are softer then the original Taz's they need to be thicker chocolate as they break easy.
Posted: 00:18 Wed 26-Oct-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: Freddo Caramel has actually been out of production for a few months now.

What we were told at the cash'n'carry I work at, was that it was due to "long-term production issues" - and that it would return to production in January.

What I've found out since is that Cadbury were making virtually no money out of it - whilst they make quite a bit out of normal Freddo. My source tells me that they wouldn't be surprised if when it returns it's 12 or 15p (with normal Freddo staying at 10p).

Incidentally, it's amazing quite how much we actually sell of Freddo. It's our best selling standard choccie line by *miles*.


Posted: 04:43 Wed 09-Nov-2005 by "sarken" # permalink comment
Comment: i have recently bought a peppermint freddo that was in a peppermint freddo packet and had opend it and aten it finding it was a plain dary milk freddo! and i would also like to complain that on the cadbury website finding there are no places to complain i am appawled by cadbury and i will no longer be purchasing their products if this dose happen again!
Posted: 09:55 Thu 10-Nov-2005 by "Kerrymaid" # permalink comment
Comment: Irish Cadbury chocolate is soooooo much nicer than that in the UK, it is much creamier and really sticks to the inside of your mouth! mmm!
Posted: 14:54 Fri 11-Nov-2005 by " " # permalink comment
Comment: Irish Cadbury chocolate is soooooo much nicer than that in the UK, it is much creamier and really sticks to the inside of your mouth! mmm!
Posted: 14:30 Fri 17-Feb-2006 by "chocolate man" # permalink comment
Comment: its a scam the freddos should still be 10p not 15p.
Posted: 09:55 Tue 25-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: i used to buy these on the way home from school with the change from my lunch........god i miss those days
Posted: 12:55 Thu 11-May-2006 by "Freddo Lover" # permalink comment
Comment: It's just another example of rip-off Britain... a 50% price hike! What do they want next, our babies?
Posted: 22:49 Mon 10-Jul-2006 by "amandamoo" # permalink comment
Comment: the solid choc one will always be the best
Posted: 14:07 Tue 11-Jul-2006 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Taz's were far better! 17380 8 8
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