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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Yorkie/ Toffee Crisp ice cream bars Confirmed sighting: Nestle Yorkie/ Toffee Crisp ice cream bars
Posted: 18:10 Tue 11-05-2004. Price: (Yorkie) 1.20 for a 95ml bar, (Toffee Crisp) 80p for 70ml bar. Location: Newsagent, Asda, Lower Early, Reading. Nutritional unusualness: (Toffee Crisp) "This product may stain clothing", (Yorkie) "Girls Beware - lifting this bar may break a nail".
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: Well you can tell it's almost those two vaguely sunny weeks that the English like to call summer, as all those new ice creams are being launched. More than 15 years after the launch of the Mars Bar ice cream bar we get the real man's bar - the Yorkie. Chocolate chip ice cream covered in a thick, almost Dove Bar thick, chocolate. Oddly the bar isn't the same shape as the "real" Yorkie bar, and instead looks more like... it's too disturbing to say, but those pictures of the Cadbury fingers come rather close. Nice and filling, but doesn't get very close to capturing the "Yorkie"-ness of the original.

...This new "man-lolly" comes hot on the heels of news that Yorkie chocolate has been (temporarily?) renamed Footie, with slogans written on the side including "No passes to lasses", "It's football, not netball", and "Shhh... I'm watching the game". Nonetheless, "Diarmuid" continued his mission to find choc-ices that every gender can enjoy, describing the Toffee Crisp one thus: Looks surprisingly like the real thing, with crisped rice "nobbling", so to speak, the outside of the bar. Inside is a pale, bland chocolate ice cream. But overall it does capture the essence of the original. Regarding the staining of clothing, all I can say is that the chocolate coating was very crumbly, and so I did end up with half the bar down my shirt.


Posted: 02:48 Thu 13-05-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm looking for an official Lyons Maid website and I can't find one. What manner of evil is this? Please help if you can. I'm trying to find out more about those old Favourite Centres ice creams and there's very little information available.
Posted: 16:49 Mon 17-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't think there is one :-( See http://www.nestle.co.uk/about/sites/

But there are plenty of retro sites: http://www.kzwp.com/lyons/icecream.htm http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/main/merc/card/lyonsmaid/vmlyonsmaid0.html http://www.moviecard.com/misc_l-m/lyons-fam.html

for example.

Posted: 23:52 Mon 17-05-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, yes I see. Well thankyou for that.
Posted: 22:16 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by "John" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know where you can buy "footies" in the US?
Posted: 13:45 Thu 08-Dec-2005 by "deadlt" # permalink comment
Comment: Do nestle still make toffee crisp ice creams. I want one.
Posted: 18:10 Mon 25-Sep-2006 by "daz" # permalink comment
Comment: i am trying to find a "toffee crumble" ice lolly. i'm sure nestle made but not sure. know what they are called?
Posted: 20:32 Mon 25-Sep-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yes, they are called 'toffee crumble' ice lollies. i think morrison's are probably the last place i saw them in stock within the last 2 years or so. 91300 1 30
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