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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Mini Donuts/ Refreshers Cup Cakes Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Mini Donuts/ Refreshers Cup Cakes
Posted: 13:22 Mon 15-Nov-2004. Price: 1.79/ 12 pack. Location: Tesco, Bedminster. Sub-flavours: Caramel dip and milk chocolate pieces; or Milk chocolate dip and Crunchie pieces (shown here). Nutritional unusualness: 49.8g carbohyrdrate per 100g, sugar component not specified.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: No wonder there's an obesity epidemic, when carb-heavy, sugar-laden snack treats like this go out with packaging which demands "Consume On Day Of Purchase". It's a tall order, too, as these mini "donuts" are bland and rather stodgy on their own, and when dipped in the little pot of thick caramel accompanying them they become heavy going, despite their small size. Your reporter ended up feeding most of the "donuts" and caramel to his pet rats, and scoffing only the contents of the second pot, which contained hundreds of tiny little cubes - about the size of the bits that fall off a Flake when you're eating it - of chocolate. These are really nice, and so small the little tub will last you for ages (because you only need to eat two or three to get a tasty chocolate hit), but it's a heck of an expensive way to buy some Dairy Milk.

...Cadbury's latest confection at last reaches Bedminster (though I have distinct memories of chomping through a box of these on a pre-Christmas cinema trip to see Matrix Revolutions). I'm also a bit surprised that "Stuart" doesn't seem to have spotted the Bassett's and Beyond Refreshers Cup Cakes I saw on sale recenly in my local (London) Sainsbury's (in either "Lipsmacking Lemon" or "Rip-Roaring Raspberry"), which really weren't bad, but still suffered from the classic cup-cake design flaw: the crinkles of the foil base trapping too much of the fondant icing.

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Posted: 18:09 Mon 15-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember having some of these last year. I actually thought they were quite nice, the only thing letting them down being the actual doughnuts. 79528 6
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