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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Limited Edition Orange Smarties Bar Confirmed sighting: Nestle Limited Edition Orange Smarties Bar
Posted: 08:26 Thu 08-04-2004. Location: Woolworths Southampton. Sub-flavours: Normal Smarties Bar. Nutritional unusualness: 23% smarties and glazing agents include Beeswax.
"Choccieman" reports: Well its been a while since I've done a sighting (and I still have one left over from Chrimbo which I'll get around to soon). Found this in Woolies the other day (for some reason the Smarties bars had been placed on a different part of the aisle from the other countline choc bars). I'm not a big fan of Smarties (or at least not since I was about 12) but had this anyway in the name of research ;-) Tastes exactly as you'd expect, standard Nestle choc. (the kind that sticks to your teeth, tongue, clothes etc.) with orange Mini Smarties. It's orangey but it's so long since I've actually eaten an orange I couldn't tell you whether it bears any relation to the fruit or not. ;-)

...Great to have you back, "Choccieman", however you're getting your vitamin C nowadays. Also, did I see a discussion on your site recently about how the recently nuttified Double Decker used to have raisins in it as well? In other chocolatey countlines: NiceCupOfTeaEtc are now offering a range of Reader Reviews (currently leading with the not exactly up-to-the-minute McVities White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies), plus a typically detailed analysis of the standard Kit Kat (which I think is officially spelled as two different words, though when I did a Google search to check, we - staggeringly - turned out to be the first result).


Posted: 08:47 Thu 08-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh one more thing I forgot to ask - could this offer a solution to the eternal mystery of the orange Smarties themselves: is it just the Smarties (or even just their orange coating?) which are orange flavoured, or does the rest of the chocolate have a hint of citrus too?
Posted: 23:26 Thu 08-04-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Vaguely off topic, in Utrecht (The Netherlands) I spotted an eight finger KitKat in a vending machine for 1!
Posted: 17:51 Sat 10-04-2004 by "choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: I was trying to ascertain whether the orangeyness was confined to the smarties or not. To be honest when eating its too hard to separate the choc. from the smartie. From examining the ingredients and from the comments of others I'm fairly sure the orange is in the glaze of orange smarties.

This might be a daft query, but is a single smartie a 'smartie' or a 'smarty'?

Posted: 17:38 Mon 12-04-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: That's funny Choccieman, coz I've always maintained that the orange flavour is within the chocolate itself. Anyone with insider knowledge of the Nestlé secrets like to step forward?
Posted: 18:14 Mon 12-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i agree with flameproof. would anyone with easter smarties provender care to conduct an experiment thus:


orange smartie(s), functioning palate, small clean dish (not washed with orange washing up liquid), glass of fresh water, notepad and pencil


place smartie in mouth and suck gently until all colour is removed. a slight change in feeling will be noticeable as the glaze is removed and the smartie will become white.

remove smartie and place on dish.

note down flavour in notepad.

cleanse palate thoroughly with water.

reintroduce smartie to palate and chew vigourously.

swallow or use dish as spitoon.

note down flavour in notepad.

*this experiment should not be performed on a smartie with a cracked shell*

Posted: 18:23 Mon 12-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: drink your weak lemon drink now!

seriously, while I admire your experimental attitude, charl, what if traces of the orange flavouring remain inside the sugar shell and thus contaminate the second tasting stage?

for what it's worth, I'm fairly certain that the chocolate is orange flavoured (and it definitely is in these mini Smarties bars, a bit like a milder Terry's Chocolate Orange)

oh and I had some Cadbury's Mini Eggs over the weekend, and they also have a range of slightly different flavours, though in this case I'm inclined to attribute that to their sugary shells...

Posted: 19:01 Mon 12-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: _obviously_ the aforementioned experiment would have to be undertaken on a suitable sample size. but i think the debate was glaze vs. chocolate and not shell. :p

i'm intrigued about the mini eggs. i always liked the brown ones best, do you think the colouring makes a difference?

Posted: 05:02 Wed 14-04-2004 by "NestleChiefTaster" # permalink comment
Comment: It's the chocolate that's got the orange flavour so shut up.
Posted: 12:19 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: Slightly off topic, I got loads of 115gm bags of Smarties Mini eggs for 37p a bag yesterday in sainsburys, even better was the fact that the bbe date is Nov 04!!

From eating coptious amounts of these smartie eggs, I would say that the flavour is in fact in the chocolate, it's easier to tell as they're alot bigger than normal smarties.

Posted: 19:01 Wed 14-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: good thinking saramond! and good deal on the eggs. boots have big eggs half price but they're all the crappy kinnerton-style branded ones, not the nice ones. 21314 4 09
Posted: 12:22 Tue 27-May-2008 by "Jim"
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Comment: Anyone remember those Nestle Smarties solid Milk chocolate bars...the ones with the mini Smarties in...I ate one of them last night :s i find it in my local corner shop..the Best before was stamped 10/08 so im hoping it was ok! Been a long time since I last saw another one though im a tad worried.

Jim http://www.chocolatemission.net

Posted: 16:23 Wed 28-May-2008 by "Jordan Sandland" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh crikey, Jim! They've been discontinued for about 5 years! I will find many more and feed them to my secret family of animal hybrids, inlcuding the CatDonkey, the FishParrot and the ever freaky ZebraAnt!
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