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Posted: 20:20 Sat 18-Dec-2004. Price: 99p/ 200g. Location: 99p Shop, Swindon. Nutritional unusualness: Added Vitamin C.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: This reporter made a semi-profound realisation on his recent Snack Trek to a grey, drizzly Swindon, and it was this: pound shops are the last bastion of individuality left on the High Street. Every other store in Swindon town centre was an exact clone of its equivalent in Bath and every other town, village and city in the country, but Poundland, 99p Shop and all their brethren plough their own furrows, each offering an eclectic and unpredictable range of goods - even compared to other branches of the same chain - which makes visiting them an Aladdin's cave of budget-priced wonder. 99p Shop brought your intrepid correspondent many treasures, including what must be the nation's last stocks of the incredibly short-lived Spooky Spice Skips and this snack fan's own Holy Grail, the majestic Dutch imported Bassett's Wine Gums in giant 400g bags. But most exciting of all was the discovery of another addition to the burgeoning Fox's Glacier family. These deep red bags conceal a mix of three flavours, irritatingly unidentifiable within identical wrappers as is the current misguided way of Fox's.

...Space constraints mean you'll have to View comments for "Stuart's" full verdict on these, though I think we can just squeeze in "Nebbish's" news that Sainsbury's is to begin selling super-sized blueberries - aka "Nebbish's" "favourite fruit. Yum."


Posted: 20:31 Sat 18-Dec-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: You get cranberry-blackcurrant, cranberry-raspberry and cranberry-apple, with apple finally being recognised with equal billing after its many years of uncredited service to fruit-sweet flavouring. The tart taste of cranberry is an interesting choice for Glacier's, one of the sugariest sweets around, but it works well, especially with the apple. There's never any danger of any of the flavours nearing "sour" territory, but the cranberry softens and lightens the borderline-sickly Glaciers nicely. It's only a shame they didn't go the whole hog and include the citrus fruits too.
Posted: 15:39 Fri 24-Dec-2004 by "magnetic ham sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: These very tasty sweets are selling at 59p per bag in branches of Heron supermarkets across Yorkshire / Lincolnshire. They also have the still popular Liquorice & Aniseed flavour for sale at the same price, but not the short lived Menthol Eucalyptus flavour in the pale green bags. If you want those, there are stocks in Home Bargains. Heron also had the new coconut flavour Poppets at 6 boxes for £1 by the way. I like the way all these tiny supermarket chains get hold of stock that passes the big national chains right by.
Posted: 19:30 Thu 10-Feb-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: After initally being quite hard to track down, now the Cranberry Glacier Fruits are suddenly appearing everywhere. Standard price in Woolies, but head for Iceland [or a Littlewoods food hall if that's more convenient for you] to get the packs at a bargain 99p for 2. They really are lovely and fruity even if all 3 flavours taste very similar.
Posted: 22:27 Mon 11-Apr-2005 by "Peppy" # permalink comment
Comment: Just discovered these - in the Wooies. Now truely addicted and on a mission to get others to fall in love with them as well. They are really juicy and refreshing and have added vit C and no artifical colours (so I con myself into thinking they are better than other sweets)! Also, the packaging is great. I loved the new Fox's branding - think it was launched a couple of years ago. It works particularly well in the new red Cranberry packs.
Posted: 19:26 Sun 24-Apr-2005 by "me" # permalink comment
Comment: mmm they are yummy!! 96410 5
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