Home/Front page  Cereals, pudding, icecream
Sweets, biscuits, cakes  Drinks and/or alcohol
Crisps and snacks Fast and/or hot food
Recently discussed stories (comments):

Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012 (15)

Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (8)

Kingdom BBQ Meat (1)

Mars Bar Limited Edition caramel (10)

Milka Raspberry Cream (6)

Walkers Deep Ridged (14)

Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again) (7)

GlaxoSmithKline Lucozade Pink Lemonade (3)

Herr's Potato Chips (5)

Ben and Jerry's Winter Berry Brownie Ice Cream (1)

Comments RSS

For external use only:

A Blog About Crisps

Advertising Standards Authority

Airline Meals

Answerbank UK

Bad candy

Ban Trans Fats (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils)

Beer Frame: The Journal of Inconspicuous Consumption

BevNet USA

Boycott Nestlé

Breakfast Cereal (US) Character Guide

Candy Blog (US)

Chilli Source, The (kebabs)

Chocolate Review


Egg, Bacon, Chips and Beans

Fast Food Fever (US)

Fixture Ferrets (offers)

Food Standards Agency

Foodstuff Finds

Gobble Monkey

Guardian "Hard Sell" ad critiques

Independent Retail News

Jim's Chocolate Mission

Junk Food News

Les Cahiers du Burger (France)


McSweeney's reviews

MmmExchange mailing list

Name that (US) Candybar

Nice Cup Of Tea and a Sit Down

Nutrition Action

Packaging Digest

Phoood (US)

Publican, The

RB Offers

Sandwich Selector

Steve, Don't Eat It!

Taquitos.net (USA)

Top Secret Recipes

Urban Legends (Food, Cola etc)

Winspiration tie-breakers

Starbucks Gossip (US)

World's Worst Food

Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Disney Rumbly Tumblies Choc Chip Mini Biscuits Confirmed sighting: Disney Rumbly Tumblies Choc Chip Mini Biscuits
Posted: 11:02 Thu 26-Aug-2004. Price: 87p for 3 lunch box packs (3 x 30g). Location: Sainsbury's, Bedford. Nutritional unusualness: contains Shortbread granules, No artificial colours or sweetners, GM free ingredients.
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: These mini biscuits are really yumming in the tummy. The shortbread granules give a rich, warm, buttery melt-in-the-mouth feel. The choc chips are so mini as to be undetectable by human senses, but this really didn't matter. The packs come with pictures of Pooh, Tigger and Piglet, with the biscuits in the shape of honey pots, pooh and butterflies. Good thing I don't shop at Sainsbury's or else I might start to live off these exclusively - or at least until the scurvy set in.

..."Diarmuid" returns with this timely nutritional warning, though I wasn't so convinced by the "New!" flash on the box of Cadbury Animals Bites he paid 98p for in Asda, Lower Early Reading, commenting: Each bag contains 10 very small dome-like "biscuits" screenprinted with different animal faces (hippo, monkey, lion, elephant...) that have been injected with 40% of their chocolate. The biscuits take blandness to a new level, but at least the chocolate is decent. The scarily addictive Rumbly Tumblies, on the other hand, are clearly the work of evil character licensing masterminds Bon Bon Buddies (also believed to be working on a SpongeBob SquarePants Mini Cereal Bar), while The Grocer reports that Masterfoods are adding Milkybar Way and Snickers variants to their clearly-not-doomed-after-all Mars Bisc& range.


Posted: 12:20 Thu 26-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: in retrospect, I think either I or "Diarmuid" probably meant to capitalise the P in "in the shape of honey pots, pooh and butterflies" (above) - but it's often hard to tell what shape biscuits are supposed to be, isn't it?

(NB I'm speaking as someone who still finds it amusing that there's a Disney product called "My Interactive Pooh": http://www.google.com/search?q=%22my+interactive+pooh%22

...made all the more confusing by the fact that it was "released" - if that's the right word - at around the same time as the famous trademark battle between Ren And Stimpy's "Nutty the Friendly Dump" and South Park's "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo": http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117435386 )

Posted: 16:06 Thu 26-Aug-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Bought all three flavours of the new Walkers - will submit later
Posted: 19:01 Thu 26-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Strange that Masterfoods are adding a Nestle branded chocolate to the Bisc& range, but there you go...
Posted: 19:21 Thu 26-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: duh, should be "Milky Way", fixed it now, sorry - I became confused while searching the site to check if it was one word or two
Posted: 19:28 Thu 26-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: oh and yeah send in the new Walkers please "Alex", I've been hunting high and low for them to no avail
Posted: 17:48 Thu 02-Sep-2004 by "Chester Copperpot" # permalink comment
Comment: Also out are the new Winnie the Pooh caramalised biscuits. And the Noddy range was also out in the aisle marked as new.
(Please scroll up to view earlier comments or click here for top)
  Sorry - comments on this old story are now closed!

display/attempt to resolve my IP (might somehow "prove" who I am)

Please enjoy Snackspot responsibly - offensive, pointlessly argumentative, or otherwise unsuitable comments may be deleted or punished in other ways.

Recently discussed stories (comments):
· Milka Raspberry Cream (398)
· Kingdom BBQ Meat (3)
· Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012 (15)
· Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (8)
· Mars Bar Limited Edition caramel (10)
· Walkers Deep Ridged (14)
· Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again) (7)
· GlaxoSmithKline Lucozade Pink Lemonade (3)
· Herr's Potato Chips (5)
· Ben and Jerry's Winter Berry Brownie Ice Cream (1)

Recently posted stories in this category:
· Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread
· Milka Raspberry Cream
· Maynards Sour Patch Kids/ Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo
· Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee Popcorn
· Mars Bar Limited Edition caramel
· Cadbury Choc Full Of Pretzels
· Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again)
· McVitie's Galaxy Slices Cookie Crumble
· Toblerone Crunchy Almonds
· Dairy Milk Bubbly/ US Dark Chocolate M and Ms

Awaiting sightings:

Raspberry Cheesecake/ Coconut/ Rum and Raisin Carte D'Or

Dormen luxury handmade crisps

Betty Bassett's Red Liquorice Allsorts

Wrigley's Extra Ice Mint tins

Mr Kipling's Big French Fancy

Smarties Party Ice Cream/ Calippo Fizz

Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Ginsters microwavable ready meals

Carte D'Or sorbets/ Raspberries and Meringue Haagen-Dazs

Minara Micro Meals in a jar

Serving suggestions:
(via Amazon UK)

Super Size Me (DVD)

Inconspicuous Consumption: An Obsessive Look at the Stuff We Take for Granted, from the Everyday to the Obscure

Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate

Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

More Top Secret Recipes: More Fabulous Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

Even More Top Secret Recipes: More Amazing Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, & Shakes: Creating Cool Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Drinks

The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes

Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions

All trademarks, names and symbols are acknowledged and used here for editorial purposes only. They do not constitute any form of endorsement of this site or its contents by the rights-holders concerned.

[top]   Advertisement: Fresh handmade chocolates from Paul A Young Fine
Chocolates    [top]