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Click pic to view comments - Semi-international sighting: Cadbury Russian Wispa Semi-international sighting: Cadbury Russian Wispa
Posted: 14:28 Sat 12-Feb-2005. Price: 20p. Location: What, Bath. Nutritional unusualness: Impossible to tell.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: The expansion of the Dairy Milk brand might have put paid to the Wispa name in the mainstream UK, but as ever, our thriving bargain-shop subculture comes to the rescue with this Russian incarnation, found in the curiously-named "What" store on the outskirts of Bath in a five-for-a-quid skip alongside a strange-looking, green-packaged Hungarian Aero. The Former-Soviet Wispa is much odder, though - gone entirely is the milk chocolate, to be replaced by a thin plain-choc coating (on five surfaces only, not including the bottom) with a Milky Bar-style centre. The bitter dark choc complements the sweet white surprisingly well, for an interesting flavour that changes perceptibly as it melts in your mouth. Oh, those Russians!

..."Stuart Campbell" returns with further evidence that stockpiles of Eastern Bloc confectionery continue to find their way onto the streets of the UK, though to somewhat more positive reaction than the Dutch Bassett's Soft Salmiak Liquorice "Phillerena" paid 39p for in his local Home Bargains, Pontefract, noting: The bag contains liqourice shapes of Bertie Bassett, cars, phone boxes and policeman's helmets. The liqourice tastes both salty and sweet, and extremely revolting. I can normally tolerate liquorice, even the salty variety, but these just taste wrong. As my friend said, "sweet and salty don't mix". I'm guessing that it's an acquired taste. They are made in the Netherlands by Cadbury Nederland B.V and we still have practically a whole bag left... anyone interested?

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Posted: 16:29 Wed 08-Mar-2006 by "Rowan Rooke" # permalink comment
Comment: hi,

does anyone else refer to teacake biscuits as policemen's helmets? I am sure thats what they were called when i was a child but no on else seems to think so! 38038 4


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