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Posted: 20:39 Fri 31-Dec-2004.
Snackspot reports: A significant majority of votes for "European" (ie non vegetable fat-based?) chocolate is just starting to emerge in last month's debate, with Lindt, Swiss Delice, and even "the Alpine milk chocolate from Aldi" being favoured over our own UK-manufactured varieties. Still, with no further ado, it's time to move on to the question we traditionally save for this time of year: What have been your favourite - and least favourite - new snack foods of 2004?

...Looking back, it's been 12 months to rival even the heady days of 2003, tainted by the strange new flavours of Coca-Cola's Dasani (pictured), Ribena Oooohh, Aarghh, Robinsons Squash For Milk, plus the "mid-calorie" soda pioneer Fanta Apple Splash. Confectionery makers were no less prolific, launching the likes of Masterfoods AquaDrops, Bassett's Fruit Allsorts, Nestle Fruity Smarties and Mars Delight, while savoury fans could check the sodium levels in everything from Cheesy Beans Mini Cheddars to Pot Noodle Seedy Sanchez. And of course space restrictions preclude listing this year's many, many varieties of Kit Kat, should they be among your heroes (or villains) of the era. Don't forget you can use the View All option to look back at 2004's more than 250 snack sightings - thanks to everybody who sent them in or posted a comment, and everyone have a "please enjoy in moderation" New Year!


Posted: 22:16 Fri 31-Dec-2004 by "Valvonatron" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi! My favorite new products of the year have been Walker's Medittaranian crisps, Fanta Apple Splash (although it would have been even better if it contained no artificial sweeteners), Kit Kat (Lemon & Yoghurt and Bloody Orange), Walkers Honey Roast Ham crisps and other flavours I forgot about. Anyway, have a happy new year!!!!!! _____________ ' ' {[()]} U Rich
Posted: 10:01 Sat 01-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Gotta love Fruit Allsorts and Irish Cream Rolo's. Special mentions to Very Berry Skittles and Lime Kit Kats...here's to weirder flavours! Those Cheesy Bean Mini Chedders are a crime against flavour.

Oh, and yes this is the same Alex who posted ages ago...I realised I hadn't been on as much or sent in any recent sightings. I'll put amends to that.

Posted: 18:12 Sat 01-Jan-2005 by "alleycat" # permalink comment
Comment: Irish cream rolo's were a pleasent surprise because they were actually very nice! I would like to say well done to nestle for bringing us the many varities of kitkat, all of which were great, except the editions ones which were just too sweet! And Mars Delight's are great too.
Posted: 20:11 Sat 01-Jan-2005 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: well i've been pleased to see more healthy snack foods introduced this year, special k lite bites, ryvita bites, new flavours of thai bites, mini snack-a-jacks and those weight watchers rice stick things. when not being healthy i've loved all things white chocolate, kit kats, strawberry&dream, the chocolate mousse milkybay etc etc. overall a good snackage year
Posted: 13:19 Sun 02-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: The white smarties are also very good but apparently only limited edition.
Posted: 15:02 Sun 02-Jan-2005 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: I was going to mention something about how the nation's "obesity crisis" led to the death of the 'King Size' bars in 2004... except they're still around. And I've recently noticed (new to me) king size versions of Boost and Lion bars - as well as a 3-slug Bounty. Whatever next? "Thrix"?
Posted: 05:49 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: happy new year! i'm in the states and am in the process of packing some snacks, space permitting. i mean my suitcase and not my hamster cheeks of course.
Posted: 20:41 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Favourite - Mars Delight, least favourite - hmm the words 'new' always make up for most disappointments, but lo-carb rolos were rather poor. Also rather confused about the Irish creme rolos, as really you should only drink- sorry eat them, after 6 p.m.?
Posted: 22:44 Mon 03-Jan-2005 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmmm, it's been a pretty *bad* year, with Dasani and Aquadrops. But I loved Mars Delights so much I ate them until I was sick of them, discovered Mini Chicken Griddlers (I don't think i ever Snackspotted them though) and have got through about 4 bottles of Squash For Milk. I never did manage to find a Christmas Pudding KitKat though. Were they really that limited?
Posted: 08:19 Tue 04-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I still see them in Asda. You're not missing much....they taste exactly like Christmas Puddings without icing...which I'm not that keen of.
Posted: 14:27 Tue 04-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes youre not missing anything at all there. All the weird and wacky flavours always sound exciting, then you try them and never want to touch them again.
Posted: 21:45 Tue 04-Jan-2005 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: It was nice to see an all to brief return of Vice Versa, shame they werent' around too long.

Rice Krispies Muddles are absolutely abhorrent. They claim to be "multi-grain", but when you read the ingredients it transpires that have been dusted with multi-grain flour and the amount of sweetners they used on them makes them taste vile, AVOID!!

Recently most of the pound shops have been selling boxes of the Dorito tandoori sizzles with a short shelf date which is an indication of how popular they haven't been.

Posted: 16:23 Tue 11-Jan-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: The vice versas are still around, they have them in a BP garage near Southampton. 95796 9 94
Posted: 22:25 Sat 09-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: And where were the lingering tastes of 2005 snackspot? come on mate, don't let this website die, we have much to discuss after a good years snacking...
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