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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Panda Pops Candy Frost/ Morrisons Banoffeeade Confirmed sighting: Panda Pops Candy Frost/ Morrisons Banoffeeade
Posted: 13:08 Wed 14-Jul-2004. Price: 15p. Location: Home Bargains, Pontefract. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Phillerena" reports: A better name for this would be "sugarade", as it tastes like sugar in a fizzy drink form. Panda Pops offer interesting flavours for a small price, compared to other fizzy drinks. I recently tried their jelly and ice cream one, which has a nice tang to it. However, they have somewhat missed the mark with this flavour. It just tastes too sweet. It has a soft pink colour, and does taste sort of candy-flossy, but candy floss doesn't work so well as a fizzy drink flavour. I could almost feel my teeth eroding as I drank it, although not nearly as much as when you drink Coca Cola. Congratulations though to Panda Pops for trying out a new flavour, something the major companies seem to be wary of.

...As if to prove his point, "Phillerena" went on to pay just 35p in Morrisons, Pontefract for 2 litres of their Limited Edition Banoffeeade, which even he was forced to admit constituted: An odd hybrid, combining toffee and banana in a fizzy drink. You would expect a product like this from an attention-seeking drinks company, but no, this is a low-key affair from Morrisons. Morrisons also make Raspberry Rippleade, which tastes better, but is not as eye-catching as this. It tastes a lot like Butterscotch, sweet and almost creamy, with a hint of banana. You wouldn't expect a novelty drink like this to work in practice, but it does. Granted, it doesn't work as well as fruity fizzy drinks, but it is good enough to be in the Vanilla Coke category - pleasant, sweet, unusual, and generally not too bad. Keep an eye out on Morrisons, no doubt they will be rivalling Panda Pops in no time. Anyone for "Liquoriceade"?


Posted: 15:49 Wed 14-Jul-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Is this a new or archive sighting?
Posted: 17:00 Wed 14-Jul-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I loved Candy Frost! It has a subtle menthol-y cool sensation Phillerena didn' mention. Sad to note it isn't properly available any more.
Posted: 17:11 Wed 14-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah yeah, this one is a few weeks old, sorry - but "Phillerena's" sightings are usually so packed full of artificial preservatives that they stay "fresh" for ages, like Twinkies
Posted: 21:17 Wed 14-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: There was no menthol taste in the one I had, but it was very odd, cos with a fizzy drink you expect some sort of tang - but it just tasted sweet.
Posted: 02:43 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: The thing about the teeth eroding is misleading because adding citric acid (or theoretically actual lemon juice though that would never happen) to a drink will make it seem less sweet but not actually reduce the sugar content. And acid erodes your teeth just as much, anyway. Remember that cream soda has been around forever and is a similar sort of taste, so it's not that weird.
Posted: 15:48 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Can people tell us if fizzy drink sightings are loaded with death chemicals (ie artificial sweeteners) or not? I want to know whether to be interested - my disappointment on finding a Fruit Salad flavour drink, only to then notice that it was "sugar free" (ie poisonous) was monstrous.
Posted: 19:10 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Misleading or not, to me it felt like my teeth were eroding - I suspect it to be a mental thing. Regarging death chemicals, the drink did have a nice assortment of E numbers, but are these actually as dangerous as sweeteners?
Posted: 20:39 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't care about E-numbers. I just want to know if there's foul-tasting carcinogens like Aspartame in my tasty beverages or not.
Posted: 20:41 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: and i want to know if there's yucky sugar or lovely sweeteners in drinks!
Posted: 22:13 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Man! You're going to feel really stupid when you've died of Aspartame Cancer and I've still got three weeks to live before my heart gives out.
Posted: 22:48 Thu 15-Jul-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain as well as being a kandy konsumptor also races road bicycles for pain and pleasure. Long hours spent in the saddle require him to konsume powerful karb beverages such as Lucozade Sport, Gatorade and other more complex SiS products. What shocks the Kaptain though is that these karbing source are heavily sweetened with the Aspartames, especially the Lucozade sport.

The Kaptain thinks this is naughty, his body is in a weak state, it's needs to be fueled by karbing juice. But the FLUIDS marketed to HELP the Kaptain, ARE KILLING HIM!

Vibrations of fear all around the Kaptain, he klutchs a banana, his yellow friend, so full of the karbs. Pure, unsweetened, unkhemicalised, but thinks the Kaptain, FOR HOW LONG?

Posted: 16:36 Fri 16-Jul-2004 by "Simon" # permalink comment
Comment: Aspartame cancer!! Since when has someone died of that? As opposed to obesity and diabtetes that sugar causes.
Posted: 18:27 Fri 16-Jul-2004 by "Concerned voter" # permalink comment
Comment: http://www.snopes.com/toxins/aspartame.asp
Posted: 14:34 Sun 18-Jul-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the banoffeeade and raspberry rippleade are both 'no added sugar' i can confirm after a morrisons trip.
Posted: 22:00 Sun 18-Jul-2004 by "Monsanato" # permalink comment
Comment: http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms

Cane sugar tastes so much better anyway.

Posted: 15:48 Thu 22-Jul-2004 by "Concerned voter" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh good gracious, Monsanto, that's such alarmist, fabricated nonsense. Are you posting it to be funny, or do you believe it? I hate artificial sweetners too, but taste is the only reason to use them (okay, diabetes too). Read some of the links from the page I posted. Then find other reasons to worry about your diet. Dying of a brain tumour through consumption of Diet Coke isn't one of them. Time to put this canard out to pasture.
Posted: 20:18 Thu 22-Jul-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: monsanato make aspartame, monsanto make roundup ready.
Posted: 20:29 Thu 22-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Monsanto sold its sweetener business in March 2000 (hmm, wonder why?): http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto/layout/media/00/03-27-00.asp

Still, I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as much as anyone, and it does seem that there were certain "irregularities" in its approval in the US, which we touched on in last year's review of Doritos Chilli Heatwave flavour http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0303182052cas

that said, presumably Darth Rumsfeld couldn't have influenced its acceptability as a food ingredient here in Europe - or could he? (ie does the EU just rubberstamp whatever Americans are allowed to eat - because *clearly it's not doing them any harm*, eh?) 75144 1

Posted: 14:42 Wed 26-Mar-2008 by "hope" # permalink comment
Comment: when are candy flos panda pops coming back to hull
Posted: 21:41 Sun 30-Mar-2008 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: By the way, Morrison's Dr. Pop is my hot tip: it's cheaper than Dr. Pepper obviously, and several DP aficionados have confirmed it somehow manages to be actually nicer. I'm not sure why Coca-Cola haven't sued though.
Posted: 22:48 Thu 03-Jul-2008 by "hope" # permalink comment
Comment: i want candy floss panda pops in hull NOW
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