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Confirmed sighting: Intersnack/ Wolf Bergstrasse Goldfischli "The Goldfish Shaped Snack"
Posted: 23:23 Mon 06-Dec-2004. Price: 35p/ 40g bag. Location: Newsagent, Whyteleafe, near Croydon. Sub-flavours: "Cheese Flavour". Nutritional unusualness: See below.
reports: I'd seen ads for these in the trade press, but never witnessed them before first hand - for all the promotion about being a "Unique Goldfish Shaped Snack" (and the reassuringly demented backwards-baseball-cap-wearing mascot - who, according to the Flash-heavy official site, is called "Gofi"), the "Cheese flavour" and "Baked not fried" emphasis are the main clues that these are basically German Mini Cheddars, only slightly thicker. And shaped more like goldfish, obviously. They also seem to be slightly better for you than standard Mini Cheddars (despite mine seeming to have actual salt crystals sticking to each "goldfish"), though this is partly because you only get 40g (compared to 50g of Mini Cheddars) in a standard bag. But what I want to know is: do they bear any relation to the US Pepperidge Farm Goldfish biscuits - and, if not, is this just another example of nature reusing some of its most efficient designs?
...In other crispy crunch-times: The Grocer magazine relates that Jacob's Cracker Essentials (£1.09/ 150g box) are intended as "a bridge between crackers and crispbread"; oriental food specialist Blue Dragon are taking on Jacob's Thai Bites with their own Rice Bites (39p-99p); while Tesco are controversially tackling Walkers Oriental Crackers Sensations with their own "me too" Temptations Crackers (in Plum Sauce or Peking Spare Rib, 95p for 100g).
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Posted: 06:55 Tue 07-Dec-2004 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich"
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Comment: These have been for sale in Wilkinsons stores for the last month or so - 99p for a multipack of 6 smaller 22g bags. They are quite moreish, and have a nice cheesy flavour. Wolf Snacks incidently are the same company that was selling those pepperoni flavour Bugs Bunny, and pizza flavour Tweety Pie shaped potato snacks recently too. Along with their long established Jumpys brand of different flavoured 3D kangaroos they seem to have cornered the market in animal shaped potato snacks.
Posted: 15:13 Tue 07-Dec-2004 by "Phillerena"
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Comment: My friend loves those Bugs Bunny and Tweety snacks. They're quite delicious actually. I've only seen them in Home Bargains so far.
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