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Posted: 13:17 Sun 14-Nov-2004. Price: Free. Location: Peperami "Too Hot For TV" website. Nutritional unusualness: 13g of fat per 25g stick.
"Chris Barnes" reports: Just received my free Firestick from Peperami's "over 18 only" website. The dramatic packaging is let down by its contents, which smell similar to a standard Peperami. It didn't taste spicy on my tongue, although I was left with an unpleasant sensation at the back of my throat afterwards. Happily, this disappeared within 10 minutes. I'm not a big Peperami fan and probably wouldn't pay to relive the experience, but it could have been worse.

..."Chris" here confirms a general consensus that this product is "hot" in an unusual way that goes away almost as soon as you've eaten it, with apparently no longer-lasting side-effects than that. Anyway, by way of contrast to Peperami's "It's a bit of an animal" TV campaign, Sainsbury's now claim to be selling a Living Lettuce, designed to be matured and harvested on a kitchen windowsill (£1.09 - though has anyone else heard the theory that "they put something in the soil" of supermarket herbs sold like this to make them die after just a few days?). Meanwhile, in other meaty mischief, I did enjoy a packet of Frankie Dettori's Wild Salmon Ravioli (also from Sainsbury's) the other week, especially when the blurb on the side explained that, from a young age, Frankie had "two burning passions - fine Italian food and thoroughbred horses". Stop me if you can see this one coming, but let's hope it's just the first of those two interests that's going into his ravioli...


Posted: 23:14 Sun 14-Nov-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: you can get a FREE Peperami Firestick from there websitehttp://www.toohotfortv.co.uk
Posted: 15:29 Mon 15-Nov-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: I had the misfortune to get a piece of my Firestick stuck in my throat. I coughed and spluttered and it burnt a lot afterwards. Can't remember how long for though to be honest.
Posted: 15:52 Mon 15-Nov-2004 by "Greg" # permalink comment
Comment: better than a normal peperami, as the heat gives it something that the normal peperami lacks = taste. Nothing to get overly excited about though.
Posted: 16:55 Mon 15-Nov-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: I wolfed mine down on Saturday in less than a minute. Bit hot, but as said earlier actually had taste. However, was not well the following morning and had the proverbial "ring of fire", nasty, in fact my tummy has only just recovered. Personally, if I want to blow "bum fire" for two days I can think of less excrutiating ways to do it!
Posted: 19:16 Mon 15-Nov-2004 by "deano" # permalink comment
Comment: Far to hot for me,the stray cat that ate the leftovers from my rubbish bin has not been seen for a while though.
Posted: 03:10 Tue 16-Nov-2004 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: sent away for one to be shipped to the US. Anyone actually think it will come? ha
Posted: 12:18 Tue 16-Nov-2004 by "hammy" # permalink comment
Comment: Well it OK for you guys who have got your hands on the firestick, but I live in leicester and we can't find them anywhere.
Posted: 15:09 Tue 16-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey hammy, you should get a free sample sent to you. The link is at the top of the page. And Mike, you never know. My friend applied for a free shoe catalogue to be sent to family in Australia and they did indeed get it.
Posted: 16:19 Wed 17-Nov-2004 by "hammy" # permalink comment
Comment: All 20,000 of the free one are gone and the shops don't seem to have them yet.
Posted: 16:48 Fri 19-Nov-2004 by "Chris" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't think Wayne Rooney should have been substituted !
Posted: 16:53 Fri 19-Nov-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: They're in Asda
Posted: 23:37 Sat 20-Nov-2004 by "Chester Copperpot" # permalink comment
Comment: These are too hot for me.

I noticed your domain SNACKSPOT.ORG has been taken over.

Posted: 09:10 Mon 22-Nov-2004 by "Hammy" # permalink comment
Comment: Spotted and tried they are free in a standard green pack. Softer then the green and red ones and they are hot, this hotness comes up on you after three or four bites. Overall not bad, still canít find any in the shops to buy.
Posted: 18:46 Tue 23-Nov-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: There's in a black pack.

And they're in Asda!

Posted: 12:46 Wed 24-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: consume with caution!

"About those Peperami firesticks. « on: Nov 12th, 2004, 8:53pm » Quote Modify Did anyone else get the runs after eating the Peperami firestick, I did..oh well..at least I have a cure for constipation." - http://forum.moneysavingexpert.com/ [URL display truncated]

...and so on...

Posted: 10:27 Thu 25-Nov-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: please read my previous post. I had botty problems for a while after this "free treat"
Posted: 17:17 Sat 27-Nov-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh my goodness! I couldn't finish eating the firestick. I tried to pawn of the rest on my unsupecting partner, but he wasn't having it. It was too spicy for me and wound up in the bin.
Posted: 22:07 Sun 12-Dec-2004 by "Charles" # permalink comment
Comment: I had mine and it almost set fire to my tung so I drank water but it took three to go out, it was hurting for 1.94 minuites, i almost called the fire brigade- it was great but it makes you go mental and say things like 'i sleep in a drawer' and 'these tar fumes are making me feel dizzy', and 'chicken necks'- Thumbs up!
Posted: 19:55 Thu 20-Jan-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: hey I forgot to say that I did get my crappy "peperami firestick" delivered right to my house in new york, USA. Wonder how much the shipping was......
Posted: 16:23 Mon 07-Feb-2005 by "David" # permalink comment
Comment: Found and bought in Iceland. That's the store, not the country.
Posted: 19:18 Sat 10-Dec-2005 by "nut" # permalink comment
Comment: I liked it. Nice and meaty, as always. Could have been hotter. 7655 5
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