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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Mullerice Winter Fruit Special Edition Confirmed sighting: Mullerice Winter Fruit Special Edition
Posted: 17:03 Tue 23-Nov-2004. Price: 59p/ 200g. Location: Newsagent, North London. Nutritional unusualness: No sugar content specified, though it's the second item in the ingredients.
Snackspot reports: Phew, back after the final exciting domain transfer to Snackspot.org.uk - and you know I don't like to go against "The Kaptain", but "Mullerice" does seem to be the official name for this product, not the "Muller Rice" he so decadently prefers. Anyway, the "Winter Fruit" in question in this case turns out to be nothing more than "Plums (5%)", which was something of a disappointment as I only spotted this about half-way through and thought I'd imagined a hint of nutmeg (and satsumas?) in there as well. You can just about detect the cinnamon listed in the ingredients but otherwise there's nothing particularly "wintery" about this - or do people just not eat plums at other times of the year?

...In other dessert developments: I'm pleased to report that Danone's "indulgent diet yoghurt" Shape Pleasures are a worthy, foully artificially-sweetened rival to Nestle Sveltesse (in Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Pie, or Vanilla and Choc Chip, 1.59 for 4 - I've only tried the Strawberry one in fact, which appeared to contain strawberry-flavoured pieces of Pecan nuts); Haagen-Dazs Cream Crisp (2.50) is the latest entry to the luxury ice-cream sandwich sector (but let down by an oddly gelatinous ice-cream bordering?); and seen - but not yet sampled - in a central London McDonald's... ads for this year's special Christmas Mint Matchmakers McFlurry.


Posted: 19:07 Tue 23-Nov-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: what the hell happened to snackspot.org? it's like a parallel poorly-anti-aliased universe!
Posted: 12:01 Wed 24-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah yes, nothing to do with me any more, sorry - though I must admit I'm intrigued that they've kept the UK "categories"...
Posted: 18:35 Wed 24-Nov-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: Actung Actung screams the Kaptain.

Being a habitant of the outlying wildernlands of Northern Ireland the Kaptain has to search high and low for his sightings.

When he does find new kandy pie konfections the Kaptain is then faced with the dilemma of whether to sample the delicious new pie treat or bring it home and photograph it. So often the lure of the snacking pie is too great for the Kaptain and he will strip back the kolourful wrappings, savaging them such that they could not appear on the pages of the Snackingspot. The Kaptain often buys a little extra, a second snacking pie for later photographings, but he often spies it late in his working day and it too soon dissappears into his mouth.

Such an event happened with the Winter Fruit Mullerice. The Kaptain spied this new pie treat several weeks ago and sampled two tasty pots, sadly though when he returned to gain another for 'reporting purposes' the shelves were bare an have been since. The Kaptain's chances gone, all gone, he krys...

But perhaps there is a solution, the Kaptain is in the mood for kookings and perhaps someday soon will make more kandy pie in the spirit of the Mars Christmas.

Posted: 11:19 Wed 08-Dec-2004 by "Gooner Girl" # permalink comment
Comment: Having tested this festive treat yesterday, it was agreed in the office that it would make a light and tasty Christmas evening snack. About the time when the second Eastenders is on and you're feeling a bit nibbly but not up to the turkey sandwich or Quality Street experience. I shall be heading back to Iceland (the shop as opposed to the place where Santy comes from) to stock up just in case the mood takes me...
Posted: 20:10 Fri 10-Dec-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: "Gooner Girl" reads like a plant. Either that or she has seen too much TV and has now become infected with adspeak. Scary, whichever.
Posted: 20:33 Fri 10-Dec-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain's favouritings of the Mullerice is the Vanilla Kustards, the fruity sauces of the winter pie did not give him the 'taste tingle'.

Finally, the Kaptain needs some ideas for winter time kandy kreation kookings. He does love his kookings.

Posted: 15:11 Tue 14-Dec-2004 by "Gooner Girl" # permalink comment
Comment: Ha ha, sorry syrup, nothing so exciting. Just a tad fond of Mullers and over excited at the propect of another variation! Probably also too much time spent on nicecupofteaandasitdown.com......

I've often wondered about the possibilities of an apple/vanilla custard Muller rice combo? Hmmm....

Oh and by the way, Xmas pudding kitkats? Bleurgh! A complete disappointment.

Posted: 17:27 Wed 15-Dec-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps they should have done a real Xmas pudding with wafer and chocolate in it. Infact I wouldnt be surprised if the chocolate companies plan to start to tap into that market eventually.
Posted: 18:14 Wed 15-Dec-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: Phillerena has given the Kaptain an idea.....
Posted: 08:15 Thu 16-Dec-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: woo hoo! another kristmas klassic on its way - thanks phil!
Posted: 10:13 Thu 16-Dec-2004 by "Gooner Girl" # permalink comment
Comment: Excellent! Out with the old nuts and cherries nonsense and in with a bit of chocolate and wafer. A definite improvement on this festive pudding scoffing torture ritual.
Posted: 21:52 Fri 04-Nov-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Have just tried the apple strudel flavour of Mullerice and it is very, very nice. It has sultanas and apples in it. Yum. And I don't mean to boast but I have gotten my hands on some pumpkin shaped Snickers bars from America. They are a Halloween special edition.
Posted: 23:45 Fri 04-Nov-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Pumpkin SHAPED? I must see them, show them to me. 66497 2
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