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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle X-ploding Smarties Bar Confirmed sighting: Nestle X-ploding Smarties Bar
Posted: 13:15 Mon 24-Jan-2005. Price: 50p. Location: The Editor, Bath; Woodhouse Street Post Office, Leeds. Nutritional unusualness: Contains carbon dioxide.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: The Smarties brand may have become horribly diluted over the last year or so, but even the most cynical snack spotter couldn't resist this. I don't think anyone's tried mixing popping candy with chocolate before (except maybe the Roald Dahl-shaming "Wonka" chumps, whose products are generally inedible and hence don't count) [oh and Terry's Chocolate Orange Sparklers - Snackspot], but it's a genius strategy, as the melting chocolate keeps the popping bits trapped in a kind of slow-motion fizz eruption that has your mouth tingling long after you put the chocolate in it. This is a seriously sense-stimulating snack, with only the traditionally icky Nestle chocolate letting the package down a bit.

..."Stuart" got the first sighting in here, but "Phillerena" provided a slightly clearer pic, complete with comments: This is a lot more appetising than the Golden Crumble and tastes better than I expected. The milk chocolate is rather bland as it has always been in the Smarties bars, but the addition of Smarties and popping candy makes it rather tasty. As always with popping candy you get the usual strange crackling sensations in your mouth, plus crunchy Smarties and milk chocolate. It's quite nice, yet at the same time not amazing. Kids will love it.

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Posted: 17:49 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: has anyone here actually lost a filling (or tooth) to popping candy? i made a cake last year with popping candy buttercream which was quite exciting. love that product.
Posted: 20:07 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: a filling... a tooth... or a EYE!?
Posted: 21:55 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: M&M's are far nicer!
Posted: 22:46 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by "Daniel" # permalink comment
Comment: Wouldn't these be essentially the same as the aforementioned Wonka Xploders*? Being made in the same factory and all that.

*Which I just found a picture of on the HD, along with the briefly existing (but enternally pointless) Dairy Milk Quick.


Posted: 08:19 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Popping candy buttercream? Next birthday, can I come to your house?
Posted: 13:47 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i'd make you a 'world of stuart' cake but icing has a tendency to anti-alias successfully... ;)
Posted: 17:12 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Did anyone know that an M&M's bar similar to the Smarties bars exists?:

http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/M-AZING2.html


Posted: 18:03 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yes, i brought some back from the states this month. the peanutbutter one is great!
Posted: 19:32 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I believe there's also a Smarties peanut butter bar in Canada. I wonder if we will ever get peanut butter choccy products over here?
Posted: 20:25 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: you can get reese's cups and nutrageous from woolies, but that's about it as far as i know... i don't think it'll ever catch on to the same extent here. fewer kids grew up on sesame street.
Posted: 21:27 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: Don't forget the late lamented Peanut Lion Bar, which gave any Reese's product a run for its money.

I'm always baffled by the fact that Reese's products are only found in Woolies and fancy Delicatessens. They're great though, the sugar-crammed peanut butter compensating for the fairly awful Hershey's chocolate.


Posted: 17:54 Wed 09-Feb-2005 by "Kim" # permalink comment
Comment: Just had my first taste of the "X-ploding" Smarties bar - it's a very peculiar sensation, what with the mini Smarties AND the popping candy in there, but not completely unpleasant. Also, I'm sure I remember there being a white chocolate popping candy bar around when I was a kid, though I can't remember the name. And I quite often see Hershey's/Reese's products in random newsagents round here - the Cups being my personal favourite; Nutrageous is a bit disappointing.
Posted: 19:11 Thu 10-Feb-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: I really like these bars. My friend gave a chunk of one of these to her dog the other day forgetting that dogs have no concept of 'popping candy'. The poor pooch didn't know what was happening in his mouth and kept licking his lips for the next hour or so.
Posted: 22:27 Tue 21-Jun-2005 by "kathryn" # permalink comment
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