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Posted: 11:29 Fri 28-05-2004. Price: 78p for a multipack of 4. Location: Asda Chiller Cabinet, Bexleyheath, Kent. Sub-flavours: The Lion King Milk and Cocoa Sponge Snack? (see below). Nutritional unusualness: Contains Vitamins, Calcium and Protein.
"Ellie" reports: 2 slices of chocolate sponge with a thick layer of chocolate flavour cream, around 5cm squared, must be kept refrigerated at 8+ degrees C. This is a strange experience at first due to the dry texture of the sponge mixing in with the cold smooth cream, and tastes of cheap chocolate sponge cake tinged with hazlenut. Quite nice in a non-offensive kind of way, and obviously aimed at children. I found myself eating all 4 in one go due to the relative blandness but needed a drink afterwards due to the strange aftertaste it left in my mouth.

...An impressively temperature-specific sighting there from first-time spotter "Ellie" (is 8 degrees C particularly cold?), merely adding to my puzzlement as to whether this is the same as the similarly continental-tasting Nestle Lion King Milk and Cocoa Sponge Snack they sell chilled 4-packs of in Sainsbury's (I guess it must be - the Lion King one makes more of a virtue of being "Made with Milk and Yoghurt", though I suspect that the "Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil" may also be contributing to that "rich, creamy filling"). Still, it is one way to keep people eating chocolate during the hotter summer months - another apparently being to offer every Sun reader a free Mars Delight bar tomorrow, following on from today's "Day Of Delight" sampling campaign.


Posted: 13:23 Fri 28-05-2004 by "Lunchoen Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Wednesday: "Obesity study... disaster... government should do something... Burger Kings in hospitals... "

Saturday: "Free Mars Delight for every reader"

Posted: 16:44 Sat 29-05-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I have got some Cappucinno Kit Kat Kubes and Bounty Mango and Passionfruit lolly.

I would submit them but at this moment, I just can't be bothered.

Posted: 20:02 Sat 29-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: that's the spirit Alex - seriously, I should be able to get a pic of the Cappucinno Kit Kat Kubes if that's a problem, but is the Bounty Mango and Passionfruit definitely different to the standard Bounty Coconut Mango? http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0404211118cpi
Posted: 21:30 Sat 29-05-2004 by "Psyon"
(apparently posting from host217-43-237-83.range217-43.btcentralplus.com) # permalink comment
Comment: The nesquik snack was out over 2 years ago and back again in the UK about 4 weeks ago - sighted in Asda. Most of your sightings seem to be a few weeks behind the actual release into the shops (I notice this due to the sad fact I get dragged around the supermarkets every week with the wife). Also noticed Nesquik Large chocolate bars - same as Kinder with white 'milk' inside.
Posted: 07:54 Sun 30-05-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope. Aside from Bounty and Mango being in a tube, and Bounty Mango and Passion Fruit being on a stick, the Passion Fruit over powers the Mango so much that it's hard to taste.
Posted: 10:00 Sun 30-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried these last week, and I have to agree with Psyon that these have been out before, as they were very familiar. Ellie didn't mention in here report the vast difference in appearance between the illustration and the real product. In real life there is a good 5mm gap between the end of the filling and the edge of the 'sponge', so the edged of the sponge are all curled up like a BR sandwich.
Posted: 18:28 Sun 30-05-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: So these Nesquik things, are they just flavoured sugar like nesquik milkshakes?
Posted: 20:47 Sun 30-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: They taste a bit like chocolate Nesquik, but the similarity seems to end there (unless it's possible to make a "Light chocolate sponge cake" and "rich creamy filling" out of leftover Nesquik byproducts or something)

+ re: their being "out before" - my one appeared to be a special re-release for (the 10th anniversary of) that notorious "milk and cocoa sponge snack"-enjoying cartoon animal, Disney's The Lion King?

Posted: 15:43 Mon 31-05-2004 by "Ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: If you've seen them before why not send in a sighting yourself? you're obviously concentrating enough to make amental note of when and where you're seeing them so why not spend a few minutes filling out a form?
Posted: 16:17 Mon 31-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: you tell 'em, "Ellie" - seriously, some timing discrepancies will always occur because, unlike films or CDs, new snack products rarely have an official "on sale" date. typically there'll be as much as a month of shipping them out to the various stores before they start advertising them on TV or anything like that - by which time of course everyone here is bored of talking about them but, hey, what can you do?
Posted: 20:13 Tue 01-06-2004 by "Psyon" # permalink comment
Comment: I only came across this site after looking for more details on the Shrek M&M's I had the other week and It caught my eye when I noticed Stuart had posted (I'm a long time console/computer gamer and remember him). I applaud Ellie for taking the time to forward the details as I'm a lazy person who prefers scoffing any junk. I was also looking into why the Hersheys kisses sold in the UK are manufactured in the USA but I've only had the 'sick' Hershey chocolate kisses in the clear bags and can't source the 'UK' ones which I prefer. 39045 3
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