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Posted: 16:51 Fri 09-Jul-2004. Price: 28p. Location: Newsagents, Wakefield. Sub-flavours: Spearmint, Normal (both "Now More Mintier!"), Citrus Sharp, Sugar Free. Nutritional unusualness: May cause a laxative effect to some people.
"Alex" reports: I think these are the first new variants of normal shaped Polo (I just realised they're not Polo's) since Butter and Citrus. Anyway, these are Sugar Free and only contain two flavours, Strawberry (pink) and what I think is Raspberry (purple). The flavour is quite strong in Strawberry but pretty mild in the Raspberry. They taste quite yoghurty, and you can tell they're sugar free in the flavour. They're pretty nice and I'd probably buy them again.

...I must admit I haven't been keeping up with boiled sweet developments since the heady days of the Polo Smoothies (though would just like to clarify that I now think that Mint Original Source Shower Gel is more like bathing in Kendal Mint Cake than Polos). Still, in other pocket money surprises, "Big Alf" sadly neglected to send a pic of this tragic tale of retro discovery: I was walking through the woods and passed a place where a large bush had been for as long as I can remember. Anyways, someone had removed it, and amongst the old rusted can of Top Deck shandy and wrappers from Wham bars was a nearly perfectly preserved Booty Bag bag, you know, one of the yellow ones that had the stickers in circa 1986. Do they sell these anymore?


Posted: 18:29 Fri 09-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought Nestle or someone owned the Polo brand? Has it changed or something?
Posted: 18:35 Fri 09-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh, yeah you're right - I'll go back and fix it (didn't they used to be bassett's once, or am I confusing them with other mints?)
Posted: 21:16 Fri 09-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I think Trebor make Extra Strong mints and Murray Mints, not sure what else though.
Posted: 17:05 Sat 10-Jul-2004 by "ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: what's a booty bag?
Posted: 13:25 Sun 11-Jul-2004 by "skacorechris" # permalink comment
Comment: perhaps it's a hip-hop thing?
Posted: 14:03 Sun 11-Jul-2004 by "ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: is it like the bags they sell in woolies with some rubbishy pick n mix type sweets, some stickers, colouring in book (complete with 3 primary colour pens) and a bit of plastic jewellery?

maybe not.

Posted: 16:49 Sun 11-Jul-2004 by "alleycat" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone remember jelly Polos? They came in a tray and you could stretch them quite far before they snapped.
Posted: 20:34 Sun 11-Jul-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I do, but I completely forgot about them.

They had orange packaging I think.

Posted: 12:25 Mon 12-Jul-2004 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember Booty Bags they had Trebor stuff in like black jacks, fruit salads, frosties (not the cereal). Used to sell them in sainsburys but not something I look for nowadays.
Posted: 13:56 Mon 12-Jul-2004 by "Luncheon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Whatever happened to the _original_ lemon flavour Polo's is what I want to know. Never really wide spread but actually tased of Lemon (i.e. citric acid). Then they dropped 'em. Replaced with the "Citrus" variety which have no citric acid in at all. Just malic acid, making them taste of fetid Apples...
Posted: 17:36 Fri 16-Jul-2004 by "Bad Joke" # permalink comment
Comment: They dropped acid?
Posted: 14:54 Thu 16-Sep-2004 by "Sam" # permalink comment
Comment: I do!
Posted: 18:11 Thu 16-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Jelly Polos were quite nice - though there wreren't enough in one tray - and is it just me or did they do some sort of lime flavour Polos once?
Posted: 12:04 Thu 28-Apr-2005 by "jojo" # permalink comment
Comment: i would just like to comment on Alex's very interesting and informative update on the new range of berrlicious polos which i have myself become quite fond of. thank you for promoting this quite astonishing and underrated new confectionary.
Posted: 12:10 Thu 28-Apr-2005 by "cheesetring waters" # permalink comment
Comment: i love polos like nothing else in the world. they bring me joy like no other sweet has ever done before and are better than any other mint that tries to compete.
Posted: 13:50 Thu 28-Apr-2005 by "jojo" # permalink comment
Comment: polos are scrummige!!!!! You cannot beat that sharp taste, would not settle for anything apart from the berry with the Hole!!
Posted: 13:56 Thu 28-Apr-2005 by "Cheestring Waters" # permalink comment
Comment: To Ellie, booty bags are not full of rubbishy sweets! They are cool and taste really nice! They are made by bassetts and are full of lollies, black jacks and fruit salads!! You also get stickers and tattoos - Classy!!! I think that people should get their facts straight and try the sweets in question!
Posted: 17:14 Sat 30-Apr-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Thank you jojo.
Posted: 15:05 Tue 14-Jun-2005 by "Brow" # permalink comment
Comment: Any idea what the booty family were called?

I have got: Father Booty, Mother Booty, Cricketer Booty. What was next????

Posted: 15:36 Tue 20-Sep-2005 by "Giggles" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh my... Booty bags. I haven't thought of them for years. Every week, mum used to buy me and my brother a booty bag each and we used to try and make it last for the whole week. Them and Double Dips. *sniff* *nostalgia overload*... In answer to Brow, I distinctly remember there was a baby booty, vampire booty and a football booty - I can't remember any more but there were hundreds!
Posted: 10:37 Fri 24-Feb-2006 by ""the laxative effect""
(apparently posting from hide.beds.e2bn.org) # permalink comment
Comment: yo yo yo polo mofo's ya'll know we b feelin da citrus polo for life... bring dem bak or me hommies iz gunna bust a cap in ur ass... peace out breadbins...xxx
Posted: 08:20 Thu 13-Jul-2006 by "kibrok" # permalink comment
Comment: Can you still buy the citrus (lemon/lime) flavour polos??? I remember buying them a couple of years ago but cannot find them now. Does anyone know please?? 33999 0
Posted: 20:02 Mon 19-Feb-2007 by "Pea" # permalink comment
Comment: I am trying to find Citrus Polo Mints to add to my boyfriends birthday present, because he loves them, but can't find them anywhere - does anyone ACTUALLY know how i can get some?
Posted: 12:30 Tue 20-Feb-2007 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they have been discontinued.
Posted: 12:38 Sun 25-Feb-2007 by "Natz" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi, i LOVE citrus mint polos but i cant find them ANYWHERE! please help as they were my favourite sweet.
Posted: 14:38 Mon 26-Feb-2007 by "leo" # permalink comment
Comment: Bring back the citrus polo's!
Posted: 23:19 Sun 16-Sep-2007 by "James" # permalink comment
Comment: who wants to start a petition to get citrus polos back? email me on herekittygoodkitty (at!) hotmail.com and we will discuss...
Posted: 12:28 Thu 04-Oct-2007 by "Bring 'em back" # permalink comment
Comment: BRING BACK CITRUS POLOS, or at least give us the recipe........
Posted: 12:30 Thu 04-Oct-2007 by "Bring 'em back" # permalink comment
Comment: Me again, add my email and lets start a petition woop woop!!

ki3r4n.j (at!) gmail.com

Posted: 21:52 Sun 04-Nov-2007 by "CITRUS POLO" # permalink comment
Posted: 17:16 Wed 30-Jan-2008 by "dinky"
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Comment: i would love the citrus polos to come back!!

Posted: 12:36 Thu 06-Mar-2008 by "Jim" # permalink comment
Comment: if you would like to compose complaints or try and get a selction of these Polos, try and write to them at:

Nestlé Rowntree PO Box 203 York YO91 1XY

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