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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Snaps Milk Chocolate Curves Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Snaps Milk Chocolate Curves
Posted: 12:15 Sat 04-Sep-2004. Price: 1.75/ 136g tube. Location: Nottingham Asda; Superdrug, Bath. Sub-flavours: Milk Chocolate, Orange, or Hazelnut. Nutritional unusualness: Milk, gluten, "May contain traces of almond and soya".
"jtn" reports: "Orange Flavoured Milk Chocolate with Crispies". Quasi-Pringle (but somewhat smaller) thin orangey chocolate with crunchy bits on concave side. 136g per packet, "average content 40 curves". Disappeared pretty quickly. No Paprika flavour available yet.

...In fact, I thought these were scarily similar to the Reese's peanut butter flavour Hershey's Swoops I got from the Cybercandy shop a few weeks ago (right down to the curious diamond texture on the underside), with the possible exception of the Swoops' zig-zag pattern on the top (and their advocacy of "a personal signature move"). Anyway, another first time sighting from "jtn" arrives just before that of "Stuart Campbell", who broadly agrees: Or put another way, chocolate Pringles. These are quite weird - they're Pringles-shaped and they come in a tube, but there's nothing other than chocolate holding them in the curvy form. They're smooth on one side, with a quite elaborate diamond/ stippled pattern, while the other side is rough from the inclusion of little Dairy Crunch-style cereal bits. Kinda expensive, and a lot of the space inside the tube is taken up by a plastic tray (you get 40 actual "slices"), but very nice indeed, and an ideal treat for any sophisticated dinner parties you might be having. Or sitting in front of the National Lottery show in your pants. Who am I to tell you how to live your life?


Posted: 18:56 Sat 04-Sep-2004 by "Snakebait" # permalink comment
Comment: Saw these in Woolworths on Edgware Road (London W2) in a great big display bin - orange and hazlenut flavours (they had no plain ones).

They look Pringle-esque from the outside and diligent prodding got us nowhere in terms of calculating size, thickness etc. So we grabbed a packet at £1.79 and raced home eagerly, to find... that the stupid buggers had clearly managed to leave these in FULL SUNSHINE for the entire day.

And the effect of this? The forty delicate thins had merged into four turd-like lumps - complete with hazlenut chippings for that extra-special "Rover's not been too well lately" effect.

The chocolate itself tastes fine, but since, as Kryten says, "the first bite is with the eye", we can't offer anything constructive on the concept.

Posted: 18:03 Sun 05-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I heard 2 women yesterday in Woolies looking at these and debating over whether to get some or not. Eventually they said "We'll get some just to try".
Posted: 19:53 Mon 13-Sep-2004 by "roseanne"
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Posted: 12:02 Mon 20-Sep-2004 by "laurie" # permalink comment
Comment: Found all 3 varieties in our local giant Tesco, and bought the orange one. Best refridgerated, I think, as the curves are properly crisp then. The crunchy bits are OK, although I'd hoped for something more like matchmaker crunchy bits, I think. Orange flavour good, but could be tangier, given the sweet milk chocolate. Had to drink coffee to dilute the sugar effect! Would buy again, unless I saw the price (ignored for this first try), since there weren't many in the packet really.

Interestingly the package wasn't as pringles-like as I had hoped - the little trays not quite as satisfying as a huge long stack in a tube, but perhaps mechanically stronger. None of our curves were broken.

Posted: 14:51 Wed 01-Dec-2004 by "sally" # permalink comment
Comment: hi i love snaps but just theres just one problem - the size. theyre titchy! i was expecting pringle size curves. i suggest giant ones should be made and sold two in a packet. possibly even with marshmallow in between, taco style. yum!
Posted: 19:42 Thu 12-Jan-2006 by "Sarah" # permalink comment
Comment: I found some in wilkinson for 50p, on special offer. At the normal price they're nice but not worth it.
Posted: 20:14 Thu 12-Jan-2006 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: There seem to be absolute montains of the Mint flavour piled up in Wilkinsons right now for 50p, but not of any of the other flavours. 49067 0
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