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Click pic to view comments - International sighting: Picnic Honeycomb International sighting: Picnic Honeycomb
Posted: 07:06 Thu 01-04-2004. Price: $1.20. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Sub-flavours: Picnic, Picnic Rocky Road. Nutritional unusualness: Honeycomb!.
APRIL FOOL! A bit more on that below, but first here's "Adrian" with his all too-real, long awaited sighting of Australia's latest variation on the Picnic bar: Someone mentioned this earlier and I saw it at the supermarket last night, so I thought I should give it a go. It looks like a normal Picnic, although not quite as knobbly, and that's because the honeycomb pieces are where the peanuts would usually be - in the chocolate coating the wafer and caramel. It tastes very nice - there is a definite honey flavour and it goes well with the caramel and wafer. Cadbury could be on to a winner here.

...Cheers for that "Adrian", and I just thought I'd take the opportunity of what is probably Snackspot's first official birthday to thank everyone who's submitted sightings and comments, all of which have helped propel the site to the unlikely position of both a respected international resource and the current top Google search result for everything from Mars Delight to Pringles Dippers, Vanilla Monster Munch and Pot Noodle Seedy Sanchez. Keep, as they say, them coming, and I hope you all continue to find the site as (often unexpectedly) informative and entertaining as I do.


Posted: 07:09 Thu 01-04-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: Ack, Ack

The Poisson d'Avril of the Snackspot nearly made the Kaptain lay a poo in his trousers. He thought Snackspot was a shutting down, the premier source of cake and pie news would be.... gone!

But it was all just a pranking prank, a little fun to test the Kaptain.

Posted: 10:13 Thu 01-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Whilst we're all sucking each other's [lollies], I'd like to add that sometimes Snackspot hits heights of comedy genius and I spend most of a day laughing at a single comment. It's not quite as useful to me as it used to be though since I had to go on a diet *sob*
Posted: 10:27 Thu 01-04-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, we rock. And Nebbish, if the bad diet idea takes hold then maybe Snackspot can be even more useful- weeding out the bad foods and leaving you armed with the knowledge of which 'gold standard' snack products to use your carefully horded calories on?
Posted: 10:44 Thu 01-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: exactly - even i've discovered that i'm eating slightly less sweets now (partly by concentrating on the rarer, more exotic products, and partly due to cybercandy's prices ;)
Posted: 11:32 Thu 01-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Oops - sorry for swearing Snackspot!
Posted: 13:57 Thu 01-04-2004 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: i was just about to reach for my noose and end it all, no more snackspot, what would be my reason to get up every morning? then i realised it wasnt real *phew* happy birthday?
Posted: 23:58 Thu 01-04-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey, I found out I've got the price wrong - at the 7-11 they're $1.80!!! Good gag Snackspot btw. The only April Fool I've ever pulled was to take all the mouseballs out from my department's computers. Strangely people didn't find that amusing and instead of waiting for the balls to reappear, called the Helpdesk and asked for new mice!
Posted: 00:34 Fri 02-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: cheers A - btw, it was actually a "tribute" to a really quite astonishing piece this guy posted to what is (apparently) quite a well-respected software site: http://www.scripting.com/defaultJul29.html

(i haven't quite got to the point where i start posting emails from my "mom" though...)

Posted: 05:34 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: That's a high-risk strategy by that guy - imagine if you left in a huff (taking your bat and ball with you) and no-one gave a stuff?

Can I just say again how great Pocky is (are?)? I just grabbed a box of original Pocky and am munching like crazy. Pocky rocks.

Posted: 10:17 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: I reckon he wrote that drunk. And I reckon he really, really regrets it.
Posted: 10:24 Fri 02-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Man, you can't keep me away from the Pocky when I've had a few pints on a Friday night - everyone else is queueing up for chips and kebabs, and I'm like "Hey, have some of these chocolate covered pretzel sticks!"

Oh, I see, you mean the Scripting News guy. No, I think he's just a bit like that...

Posted: 12:04 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: I reckon he wrote that drunk. And I reckon he really, really regrets it.
Posted: 12:36 Fri 02-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, nothing worse than alcohol for trashing your short-term memory. seriously Nebbish, I realise this is partly the site's fault but I think there must be also something you do to make your comments appear twice (with several hours between them, impressively).

If the "Thanks for your comments" text appears when you press "Publish" that means that they have been successfully added to the site (click the big Snackspot logo at the top again to see them appear in the top left corner section) - otherwise it's possible that you're pressing "Refresh" or "Reload" on your browser and so accidentally resubmitting the form again at a later point (again, try clicking the big Snackspot logo instead...?)

Posted: 15:27 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: It's my browser reloading, though god knows how it happened this time as far as I know I wasn't even logged on. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again *hangs head*
Posted: 06:01 Tue 06-04-2004 by "Liadan" # permalink comment
Comment: I too agree that the Cadbury Picnic (honeycomb variety) is indeed a winner. Often with these types of snacks which are variations on the original, the product seems to only secure business from those who try the product only once and never go back to it again. (Eg. cherry flavoured Coke - who in Australia would go back a second time??!) But with this one, I think they'll get repeat business (they certainly will from me). The flavours mesh well, it's sweet without being sickly, and people who don't like peanuts will appreciate this variation. My only criticism is that the packaging is not different enough from the original Picnic to differentiate it. I think yellow and brown packaging would work well - as these are colours commonly associated with bees, and therefore, honey. What do others think? I would be interested to know. But in summary, I feel this is a snack with a long shelf life. Let's hope it doesn't become a "limited edition" snack. It deserves much more than this.
Posted: 23:07 Tue 06-04-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: What do you mean Liadan? Is Cherry Coke not popular in Aus? It's great! And I don't think its sales are particularly shabby. 7884 2
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