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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Marvel Snerdles Confirmed sighting: Marvel Snerdles
Posted: 10:26 Mon 17-05-2004. Price: 39p. Location: Morrisons, Cribbs Causeway. Sub-flavours: Spiderman and Hulk "flavours".
"Stuart Campbell" reports: These have to be the most artistically-appealing sweets since Juicy Drop Pops. What you get is a fruity chew bar most closely related to the Fruit Winders genre, which tastes (in Spiderman's case) of strawberry despite the only real fruit involved being pear. The bar is then covered in a pebbledashing of little sugar balls in a variety of colours to make up the face of popular comic-book superheroes. On peeling off the intriguing double wrapping, you get a very juicy chew with little crunchy bits, which actually manages to taste almost as impressive as it looks. I'll definitely be looking for these in stockists that aren't 25 miles away. Or buying more than one next time I'm passing through.

...This appears to be a (Swizzels Matlow?) version of a US product that also features the official "Candy Decorated Fruit Snacks" of Daredevil and Wolverine (possibly in some sort of pun on the phrase "Marvel Candy Comic Strip"). In other pink-flavoured news: The Grocer reports that London microbrewery Meantime have launched a Strawberry complement to their Chocolate Lager (apparently now a Sainsbury's "permanent line"), and that Tesco have created a satsuma-sized giant strawberry "at top-secret locations in southern Spain". Nicknamed the "Scarlett Johansson" (after "the tasty Hollywood actress"), there is no word on whether it will now be advertised by Benicio Del Toro tucking into a punnet in a lift.

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Posted: 11:33 Mon 17-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: They could do characters from Watchmen for the more mature (and geeky) sweet enthusiast.
Posted: 11:37 Mon 17-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: bet that "wolverine" flavour is a bit hard on your teeth...
Posted: 11:05 Tue 18-05-2004 by "Fatboy40" # permalink comment
Comment: damn, these have been in a shop round my way for over a week now, I wish I'd taken a picture earlier and sent it in.

There an Incredible Hulk one as awell as Spiderman.


Posted: 11:19 Tue 18-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: what flavour is the hulk? lime? or gamma ray?
Posted: 15:42 Tue 18-05-2004 by "toot!" # permalink comment
Comment: eugh that Del Toro/Johansson story has put me right off my soup...
Posted: 14:26 Fri 28-05-2004 by "hmmisee" # permalink comment
Comment: all hail the snerdles. mm snerdles are the best snack ever, oh so rare though : (
Posted: 21:43 Sun 27-Jun-2004 by "toby" # permalink comment
Comment: I've got a Hulk snerdle bar and half eaten Spidey one. I can say it's one of the most artificial things I've ever eaten. And I once ate a styrofoam cup.
Posted: 16:37 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "cameron" # permalink comment
Comment: Iloveit
Posted: 01:02 Sun 01-Aug-2004 by "littlebattlestar" # permalink comment
Comment: They are fantastic, the only place I've seen them so far is Woolworths. Do you think that Willy Wonka got paid to use his nerds on 'em? i've only seen hulk and spidey, but i think they both come in strawberry and grape.
Posted: 00:30 Thu 16-Sep-2004 by "Kalipha" # permalink comment
Comment: I discovered Snerdles not in a normal store or anything, but in a wholesaler, Bookers. And became addicted. They're so so SO DAMNED GOOD. My (equally dorky) housemates and I buy them in boses of 48. Never seen them anywhere else. If anyone's truely gagging for nerdy Marvel candy, drop me a line at kaliphalinden (at!) hotmail . com, and I'll gladly ship the boxes out. Lest anyone think I'm trying to con people, I'll do it via a buy-it-now ebay auction. LONG LIVE SNERDLES!
Posted: 21:53 Sat 02-Oct-2004 by "stixshizzle" # permalink comment
Comment: yo yo yo snerdles ROCK!!!!!! i can actually feel the power within in me every time i take a bite! i had one at work one day and that was it.... i was hooked for life, now i live in a snerdle mansion like hansel & grettal and eat the snirdles all day! MMMM LONG LIVE THE SNIRDLE THEY AINT FOR THE LIKES OF REGULAR FOLK!! HOLLA!
Posted: 22:02 Sat 02-Oct-2004 by "snirdelmiyster" # permalink comment
Comment: yo yo its the snirdelmiyster here snirldes rock and theyr sooooooooooo cheap. yo yo yo out from the snirdelmiyster peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!
Posted: 22:36 Sat 02-Oct-2004 by "stixshizzle" # permalink comment
Comment: yo yo yo! shout out goes out to my snerdle homeboy honky roberto who recently had a nasty encounter with a snerdle robber tryin to half inch his secret stash, little did the theif know that my main man roberto had earlier been on a snerdle binge and had actually turned into the hulk!!! (this really happened yo) well wot more can i say, the snerdle theif is no longer with us due to roberto/hulk/snerdle holick tore the robbing punk into pieces. please show respect and send on your comments bout roberto,thanx to him the world which snerdles live in remains a safer place. peace, holla, can i get a ree-wind!
Posted: 00:47 Sun 03-Oct-2004 by "wa di tah!" # permalink comment
Comment: can anybody please help me?
Posted: 01:57 Sun 03-Oct-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: It's doubtful.
Posted: 17:07 Mon 04-Oct-2004 by "stix shizzle" # permalink comment
Comment: oh yeah, forgot to mention the snerdles cost 20p round my way!!! woolworth's iS A REET rip off at 39p Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee- eeeeeeeeeeeeeee- eeeeeeee-wind,SElEctA!
Posted: 13:41 Fri 19-Nov-2004 by "porkola" # permalink comment
Comment: Ahoy! Fookin' love de shnerdlez! they are 47p in the shop that stocks them, but they only stocked them once. To woolworths I shall go! x
Posted: 00:14 Sun 28-Nov-2004 by "stix shizzle" # permalink comment
Comment: 47p!!!!! fourty seven english pence!!! wot a rip! if anybody has a daredevil or a wolverine let me know, i can only find the spiderman and hulk ones >:(
Posted: 17:19 Tue 21-Dec-2004 by "James and i like the spiderman ones" # permalink comment
Comment: well there only 15p rounnd near me at HomeBargains in which you can buy them in display boxes of 24 for £3.60, i don't like the Hulk one's much my fave's are the spiderman ones, and yes I HAVe seen the elusive Daredevil snerdles and Wolverine snerdles, in the link from the big bit of text at the top :)
Posted: 15:12 Mon 02-May-2005 by "Adam" # permalink comment
Comment: These taste like shit.
Posted: 17:54 Sun 11-Dec-2005 by "Sam Anderson!" # permalink comment
Comment: OMG WTF PWNT! (Have any of you actually eaten one of theise?) 77352 6
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