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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Kit Kat Orange Kubes Confirmed sighting: Kit Kat Orange Kubes
Posted: 10:54 Sat 08-05-2004. Price: 37-39p (small bag). Location: Surrey Quays Tesco; Newsagent, Asda, Lower Early, Reading. Sub-flavours: Original Kit Kat Kubes. Nutritional unusualness: Orange Oil, Calcium sulphate.
"Alleycat" reports: Tried the Orange Kit Kat Chunky or the Orange Kit Kat snack size bar in the multipacks? Yes? Then you know what to expect. Same taste except in the Kit Kat Kubes format. I'm slightly dissapointed that Tesco had this new product in, instead of the white with lemon one that I was secretly hoping for. Still, this is better than nothing. KitKat Orange Kubes: "Have lots of little breaks". I would except they are always broken up for me. Do they do this on purpose before they leave the factory? I would hope not.

...Another close-run thing here, with "Diarmuid Mallon" getting his sighting mere hours earlier, but apparently having problems with the close-up focus settings on his camera. "Diarmuid" was similarly unimpressed, adding: The only difference between these and the standard Kubes is the orange flavouring. The orange flavouring lacks zing, and after a few Kubes starts to give the Kubes a slightly stale flavour. I wouldn't be in a rush to buy these again. Yet Nestle's appetite for innovation remains undiminished, with the news that they'll be launching premium foil-wrapped chocolates with a hazelnut on top in September, under the potentially unappealing name of Baci.

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Posted: 16:37 Sat 08-05-2004 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: Those Baci things have some really kitsch packaging...
Posted: 17:41 Sat 08-05-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, Baci have been around forever. They're not very nice, but they have little messages in the wrapper about love or whatever.
Posted: 19:29 Sat 08-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I was in such a rush to get the sighting in, in was forced to use my rather old camera phone, hence the poor pictures. I did a mini taste test on a colleague, who was so unimpressed that she refused a second kube. The kubes are still on my desk at work - perhaps the cleaners will be tempted?
Posted: 19:44 Sun 09-05-2004 by "toot!" # permalink comment
Comment: wow, i can't wait till i get to try baci, they sound beautifully naff.
Posted: 19:53 Sun 09-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: just in defence of Kit Kat Orange Kubes - me and 3 of my friends took one of the big bags on what must have been a 10-mile walk yesterday, and they kept us both nourished and occasionally delighted to discover one of the numerous "solid chocolate" blocks in there as well (aka the "Holy Grail" of the true Kit Kat fan)
Posted: 20:25 Sun 09-05-2004 by "papillon" # permalink comment
Comment: I've always liked Baci - the REAL Baci, silver, with a million funky different packages (one of which I kept and used as a candy bowl for ages) and the little sayings inside. I'm not really keen on them stealing the brand and potentially changing it...
Posted: 21:45 Sun 09-05-2004 by "alleycat" # permalink comment
Comment: In other orange news, in Woolworths there are Smarties Orange Bars. The chocolate of the bar is not orange flavoured, only the chocolate inside the smarties. They are nice.
Posted: 21:48 Sun 09-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: come off it "alleycat", that is the most orange flavoured chocolate ever! http://snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0404080826sbc#20040412182300

(or are you claiming it permeates throughout the product over time, like those crisps that say "Keep away from bright light and strong flavours"?)


Posted: 10:28 Mon 10-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope, there still there! And 4 people taking 10 miles of walking to eat a pack? Doesn't that prove my point ;-) I was going to give them a second chance, but some 'kind soul' has half-inched my mug from my desk, and tea is just not the same in plastic cup. The good news is that it gives me a reason to go to Asda to pick up a mug and some of those Milky Bar cakes!
Posted: 15:57 Mon 10-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: I hate the Surrey Quays Tesco. I go when I'm off to the nearby UCI cinema. It's far too big and ever so slightly grotty. Last time when I asked a staff where the crisps were he just shrugged and walked away.
Posted: 16:37 Mon 10-05-2004 by "Truncated" # permalink comment
Comment: How can you need to ask where the crisps are?! They're always down the end, near the booze. That's like having to ask where the fruit and veg is (always right inside the door).

The only thing I can consistently never find is Worcester Sauce.


Posted: 10:08 Tue 11-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, you learn something every day! Though that doesn't change the young man's attitude problem.

And you're right about Worcester sauce. I've also had problems with HP sauce, which my local Sainsburys sees fit to stack on top of the pie freezer.


Posted: 18:05 Tue 11-05-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: soya bacon bits can be a minefield too. are they in the spices section, near the salad or with salad dressings?
Posted: 20:11 Tue 11-05-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Croutons are the same. Are they with the salad, no! Are they with the salad dressings, no! Are they with the soups, no! They are with the worcester sauce. But then the terriyaki sauce is not with the asian foods it above the freezer. We don't have this wierd thing in Canada. Food go where one would think they should go! But don't get me wrong it wasn't until I moved to the UK that supermarket shopping became an adventure.
Posted: 12:09 Wed 12-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Many years ago I used to work in a Co-op in Leeds where anything vaguely unusual got put on the "Continental" aisle. Thats obviously what we need.
Posted: 16:50 Thu 13-05-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Has nobody noticed these are out in "Cappucino" flavour as well? My local Sainsbury's has them, but I didn't buy any as coffee is Satan's bum-jizz.
Posted: 21:16 Thu 03-06-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: Ugh, nothing more foul than coffee tasting chocolate... 45666 6
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