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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Robinsons Squash For Milk
Posted: 13:19 Thu 11-03-2004. Price: £1.75 for 750ml. Location: Somerfield, Wells. Sub-flavours: Strawberry and Raspberry flavour, Peachy Banana flavour. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: You know how it is. You're running around a quaint cathedral town trying to hunt down a man who sells PCs from out of his dad's garden shed, but he's disappeared and the kindly but alarmingly-disfigured elderly man next door doesn't know when anyone will be back, so you wander off into town to get some snacks for while you're staking the place out in your car, and you stumble across a long-awaited sighting. Happens to us all, right? [Anyway...] Cunningly, Robinsons haven't attempted a head-on challenge to the twin milkshake behemoths of Crusha and Nesquik. The (first) two flavours of Robinsons For Milk eschew the traditional flavour range for a couple of subtle twists on it. Strawberry and Raspberry flavour tastes pretty much as you'd expect - a delicate blend of the sharp tang of raspberry and the sweet juiciness of its chubbier cousin Ė and is gorgeous. Peachy Banana flavour, meanwhile, bucks convention by coming down more heavily on the former of its ingredients, to almost as splendid an effect. Compared, especially, to the spewingly disgusting Lilt variety of nominally the same flavouring, it's some kind of nectar.

...Please View comments for Stuart's full conclusions on this controversial matter - is it really preferable to adding normal fruit squash to milk? (Plus I've tried to digitally enhance the pic as much as possible so you can make out some of the distinctive markings on the side, just like it was a blurry UFO photo or something.)

Add a comment | # Permalink to this page | 41 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: 13:32 Thu 11-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Naturally, as is seemingly the way with all fruit-flavoured drinks, thereís five times as much apple juice as there is of either banana or peach, but the poor old apple gets no front-of-house billing. What IS that all about?

Anyway, these are both fantastic, and hopefully will be a smash hit and provoke lots more eclectic flavours in the future. Worth tracking down, even if you have to go all the way to bloody Wells for them.


Posted: 19:17 Thu 11-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, Snackspot, you tell me where you can find fruit squashes in those flavours (and not full of bastard sweeteners) and I'll answer for you.
Posted: 21:29 Thu 11-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, Snackspot, you tell me where you can find fruit squashes in those flavours (and not full of bastard sweeteners) and I'll answer for you.
Posted: 00:21 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, Snackspot, you tell me where you can find fruit squashes in those flavours (and not full of bastard sweeteners) and I'll answer for you.
Posted: 09:50 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't think he's going to stop until you've answered him, Snackspot!!
Posted: 10:07 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Stupid bloody website.
Posted: 11:34 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Presumably the third one wasn't actually you though, given the URL linked to by your name...
Posted: 11:36 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Sure enough, I only remembered seeing two. What an exciting mystery. Within certain restricted parameters of "exciting".
Posted: 12:05 Fri 12-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: this'll be those "spam comments" the bloggers are always moaning about!
Posted: 12:10 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Neil - I practically pissed myself laughing. Thank you.

But to the matter in hand - there used to be a cafe in Leeds, long shut (and converted into some Starbucks monstrosity no doubt!) that only served pineapple and lime milkshakes, eschewing your usual strawberry and banana. The lime was fantastic.


Posted: 14:21 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Crusha still make lime milkshake syrup, though only in the big bottles which are very hard to find in supermarkets. It's gorgeous.
Posted: 16:50 Fri 12-03-2004 by "Tudor Sykes" # permalink comment
Comment: FYI, Wells is actually a *city* - in fact, the smallest city in Britain.


Posted: 20:26 Sat 13-03-2004 by "St. Aseph" # permalink comment
Comment: Oi!
Posted: 20:57 Sat 13-03-2004 by "JT says Bye" # permalink comment
Comment: as being a friend of bob i agree with him... That snackspot has gone right down hill! with stupid comments! snackspot you should block all swearing and all them people who right stupid comments like 'my girl freind as a big nose'! this is the lsat time i will be using snackspot untill it is changed! and there should be awaited sites if you havent got a camera which you can fill out! The only desent people on this site are the main users Alex, Neil, Saramond, Charl, Stuart, Adrian, Bob, and Flameproof!
Posted: 21:09 Sat 13-03-2004 by "Last submit from: JT" # permalink comment
Comment: I fort i would tell you at sainsburys they have a new lucozade called berry burst 1 bottle is 59p and a 6 pack it £2 odd!
Posted: 21:36 Sat 13-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: Wow. Bob and JT leave in the same weekend. That's a whole ONE of the regular posters gone. *cry* Come back, JT!
Posted: 21:41 Sat 13-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: stop it, I'm too choked up to discuss this right now (but would anyone be up for a "Who was your favourite - bob or JT?" faceoff next Friday?)
Posted: 22:52 Sat 13-03-2004 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: how sad!
Posted: 00:43 Sun 14-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey, they changed Snackspot. Good work, gentlemen!
Posted: 09:32 Sun 14-03-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: are these milk squashes made with sugar or artificial sweeteners?
Posted: 12:25 Sun 14-03-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: No artificial sweeteners at all, thankfully.
Posted: 15:40 Sun 14-03-2004 by "JT & bob says Bye" # permalink comment
Comment: read the name!
Posted: 18:40 Sun 14-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: This is clearly the longest goodbye ever. And hey look! They're replying together! *surprise*
Posted: 22:33 Sun 14-03-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Personally I would prefer to have bob back. Getting a rundown of the complete ASDA stocklist every couple of days was fantastic. But that JT feller doesn't contribute anything. Meanwhile ... hey Snackspot, where's the Picnic Honeycomb?
Posted: 22:45 Sun 14-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah sorry Adrian, I keep meaning to explain this somewhere, but I try to ration international sightings to about one a week (mainly so we Brits aren't driven mad with envy by tales of the exotic experimentation you Aussies get up to...)
Posted: 23:50 Sun 14-03-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: [clutching his "desent" award] sob... I'd like to thank the academy... Oh and JT. As per usual I could only find one of the myriad of flavours on offer, but the one I tried, Strawberry and Raspberry, was well nice- as Stuart points out they managed a good balance between the two flavours. Iím a bit scared of the thought of Crusha lime if only because even without ever seeing it my eyes are hurting from the luminous green colour...
Posted: 15:09 Mon 15-03-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: mmmmm.... Green milk....
Posted: 15:25 Mon 15-03-2004 by "Snackspot" # permalink comment
Comment: this site will now be closed down!
Posted: 16:06 Mon 15-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: if you can read this, "bob" - someone's posting from your PC again...
Posted: 00:00 Tue 16-03-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmm, so that's 52 international sightings a year. Have you considered rationing the international sightings on a per continent basis eg. one each from Asia, North America, Oceania and Mainland Europe per week? That way the Picnic Honeycomb won't get stuck in the queue behind some crazy Japanese squid-based snack (for example).

Also, just out of interest, how many sightings have been submitted to Snackspot? It would be nice to see some kind of annual roundup and wild extrapolations drawn from the results like 'English people are more adventurous when it come to crisps' or something...


Posted: 19:13 Sat 27-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the Peach and Banana one. These are great. BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY else they'll cease to exist and I'll be upset, dammit.
Posted: 19:20 Mon 29-03-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: Plus, apparently, they're really cheap at Sainsburys. :)
Posted: 16:20 Thu 08-04-2004 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: has anyone else noticed that since the advert for robinsons squash for milk has been showing the (far superior) crusha advert is being shown more frequently ... or is it just me? ahh how i love those singing cats..
Posted: 01:18 Mon 03-05-2004 by "stuart wheatley" # permalink comment
Comment: i think that it is yummy
Posted: 18:24 Wed 02-06-2004 by "nibus" # permalink comment
Comment: God, I'd been after some of this for ages - I even thought about writing to Robinsons in kiddy writing complaining I couldn't find it. The adverts were on weeks before I found it anywhere (Iceland in Slough - the Iceland That Time Forgot). I got the strawb/rasp one which initially smelled of old sweat much like certain other milkshakes, but on first tasting it was quite pleasant but with a bit of tangy aftertaste. That said, I'm going to stick to Crusha.
Posted: 00:46 Sun 05-Mar-2006 by "StuyMac" # permalink comment
Comment: Rather late post but this Robinsons Squash For Milk is the dogs dangly bits! I love my milkshakes and this is by far the best. Peachey Banana is 1st class. Have only seen it once (discounted in Waitrose) and cannot find it anywhere. Probably ended up being the Betamax of milk shakes. Shame!
Posted: 11:16 Sun 05-Mar-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Poundland stores sell them currently.
Posted: 02:55 Wed 05-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: This stuff's pretty average
Posted: 23:57 Sat 16-Sep-2006 by "Aana Mclain" # permalink comment
Comment: Err Peachy Banana! that doesn't sound 2 nice! is it nice? any suggestions? thanx:) 84136 1
Posted: 17:43 Sat 11-Aug-2007 by "formilk finder" # permalink comment
Comment: I have had Major problems finding =Robinsons for milk = flavouring. NO at Tescos, Sainsburys, Iceland, Morrisons, £1 shop.The local "one stop shop", co-op. I did find it, but if I tell you, you will raid my supplier!! The bananna makes milk the nectar of the gods!
Posted: 17:52 Sat 11-Aug-2007 by "formilk finder" # permalink comment
Comment: P.S. to above post. The flavouring can also be used as flavourings in place of Soda-stream ones. I had Major problems finding =Soda-stream CO2 replacement gas cylinder =. NO at Sainsburys, Iceland, Morrisons, £1 shop.The local "one stop shop", co-op. I did find it, but if I tell you, you will raid my supplier!! Tescos had it. :)
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