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Posted: 15:17 Fri 26-03-2004. Price: 60p. Location: Whitechapel High Street. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Eppy" reports: A miniature size 200ml plastic bottle, attractive shape and colours. The taste is nothing like Maltesers, where is the honeycomb flavour? All I tasted was a rather thickish gooey chocolately flavoured milky liquid. It was gone in a second as the portion is so, shall we say... tiny. The ingredients are in English and Greek! Nice bottle though!

...I just don't know what "Eppy" has got hold of here, but it's all the malt-related excuse I need to mention that I finally got hold of Horlicks Snoozoo Strawberry Flavour Malted Food Drink (99p, 3 x 20g sachets), which is both a) disgusting, and b) seemed largely ineffective against the ever-present modern-day threat of Night Starvation into the bargain. In other dairy deviance: I'm not sure how we missed the launch of Jones' Chocolate Fudge Soda in the US, but - back with the sedatives - Sainsbury's are reported to be taking on Waitrose's Slumber Bedtime Milk with their own Night Time Milk, both of which are claimed to be high in natural body-clock hormone melatonin (obtained by "only using milk produced by cows during the night" - rather than by milking other, more nocturnal mammals such as hedgehogs or bats).


Posted: 17:23 Fri 26-03-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: years and years ago in the states you could get canfield's diet chocolate fudge soda. it was without doubt one of the vilest things i have ever had. looks like it still exists... http://www.beveragesdirect.com/browse/detail/product-468.asp?SOURCE=PRODUCT
Posted: 09:26 Mon 29-03-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Never mind the chocolate fudge soda. Its the Turkey and Gravy soda thats got my attention... Hmmm... maybe we could petition Cybercandy to stock some...
Posted: 12:29 Mon 29-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: it was a ltd edition, "Daveybaby", so apparently quite hard to get hold of nowadays... http://www.jonessoda.com/files/turkey.html
Posted: 09:53 Tue 30-03-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Awww...

And scanning the site further i see no immediate plans to add Liver & Bacon flavour soda.

Still, i guess there's always homemade [searches ebay for a sodastream...]

Posted: 14:04 Mon 21-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: After a long, hot day in London, and a rather good Brian Kennedy concert at the Bloomsbury Theatre, I was in need of refreshment. Unfortunately this purchase didn't fit the bill. For 69p you get a rather indistinct chocolate milk drink, with almost no malt taste, despite malt, and malted milk being listed ingredients. Very disappointing compared to the mighty mars drink.

Anyone know why they stopped doing the fresh mars drink? You used to get in Tescos, in 1 pint cartons.

Posted: 16:17 Mon 21-06-2004 by "alleycat" # permalink comment
Comment: I wasnt aware they stopped the 1 pint mars drinks, but i have seen the cartons of mars drinks around here and there.
Posted: 16:43 Mon 21-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: The fresh ones are very different from the long-life ones you still get. It had a shelf-life similar to fresh milk and was a much thicker, more mars bar like experience compared to the rather water cartons you still get.

I have vague memories of the ad campaign showing them being delivered by a milk man...

Posted: 22:39 Wed 23-06-2004 by "Danielle" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm guessing there is no honeycomb flavour because there isn't any in malteasers? It will be chocolate and malt flavour - similar to the 'hot chocolate' style drink you can buy.
Posted: 21:36 Sun 27-Jun-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: Most chocolate bars these days extend their range into ice cream, cakes, hot chocolate, etc., so it's no surprise to see this expansion of the Maltesers brand. Maltesers hot chocolate was heaven, the ice cream was OK, so what about this? Well, it's another OK I'm afraid. The bottle has the demand "Shake me!" on the side, which isn't the usual practise - that sort of stuff is usually found in small print on the back. It is also low-fat, yay! The drink tastes pleasant, slightly creamy with a malty taste to it ("the unique taste of Maltesers", as it says). It is nothing special, although if you want a low-fat milky drink I imagine this to be a luxury. I much prefer the Mars milk drink though, which is delicious. Did I hear somewhere that they get Cadbury Dream milk in Oz? Now I'd love to see that!
Posted: 11:05 Mon 28-Jun-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Not a big fan of the drink, but the bottle sits nicely in the hand, and does feel like it could be used as a "practice hand-grenade" substitute.


Posted: 22:47 Mon 14-Feb-2005 by "Stephen Craig" # permalink comment
Comment: Coming in a miserly 200ml bottle which urges you to "Shake Me!", this latest confectionary-drink-spinoff is, frankly, a disappointment. Promising to be a "delicious milk drink with the taste of Maltesers", it fails to deliver on both counts.

Tasting vaguely like someone has decided to make a batch of supermarket own brand drinking chocolate and then thought better of it after heaping in half a teaspoon full of powder, the drink itself is possibly one of the blandest milk based beverages I've ever tasted. There is a vague "malty" aftertaste which I imagine fulfils the Maltesers part of the remit, but again, the amount of flavouring used seem far too frugal. I'm not entirely sure why you're instructed to shake the bottle either, as it appears to make relatively little difference to the contents - inducing only a mild froth.

Overall, it's not entirely unpleasant, but that's probably only because it's so ultimately anodyne and comes in such a small quantity. 13780 3 59

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