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Posted: 13:27 Tue 01-Mar-2005. Price: 99p. Location: Sweets From Heaven, Chester. Nutritional unusualness: 50g - 11% of the daily value of fat you should have [per box, presumably?].
"Daniel Thornton" reports: A regular browse of Sweets From Heaven is always worthwhile, for there's always something nice and new among those Tootsie Rolls and bags of Beef Jerky. And Nestle Canada provide these. They come in a box (those folk from America and Canada seemingly having some aversion to a sensible tube) with a semi-resealable cardboard flap (it's too loose.) There are loads of the little blighters in there, all uniformly white in colour and with proper tasting UK-style chocolate in the middle. The vanilla flavour? Barely there. The flavour is more like a nicer versions of those cheap market-stall knockoff Smarties clones of the 80s. The important difference is that these are nice, not just tolerable. They don't have that much-debated orangey aftertaste of Smarties proper, nor are they anywhere near as easy to eat in one sitting. They in fact seem to be slightly more filling, if that is possible with Smarties. Like I say, nice and everything, but I can't see it being a variety likely to take off over here if they become official.

..."Daniel Thornton" returns with this nightmare vision of what might happen when they get rid of the Smarties tube (though personally I think they're doing it because hexagonal tubes will tessellate slightly better for storage than cylinders do?). And the Nestle novelty continues, as "jb" located a full-size version of the mythical Nestle Nuts bar for 36p in Glasgow, revealing: I found this is a newsagents across the way from a Farm Foods and then a few days later in a branch of Woolworths. Nestle has confirmed that they are not for sale in Britain but could these be a pre-launch? Taste-wise these were less sweet than Topics. The hazelnuts (whole ones) were embedded in the nougat and tasted as though they had not been roasted. All in all it was a rather nice bar.


Posted: 14:03 Tue 01-Mar-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: As I mentioned in the other Nestle Nuts spotting, I too found a full size bar in WH Smiths in Newcastle: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0304172239sbc#20050220203000

jb - did your Nuts bar have English as the primary language? I'd swear mine was French, but I'd have thought WH Smiths were above such shady grey imports.

Posted: 17:20 Tue 01-Mar-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Don't forget to sign the petition to save Smarties tubes...


Posted: 18:59 Tue 01-Mar-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: My Nestle Nuts bar did not have English as its primary language. I checked the wrapper and it had several languages. It listed contact numbers for the following countries: France, Denmark, Brussels, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain, Holland Slovakia and a few other I could not identify. However the address for complaints etc was in Holland so I presume that my Nestle Nuts was Dutch. I checked the other day and both Woolworth's and the newsagents are still selling them.
Posted: 01:52 Wed 02-Mar-2005 by "jdjs" # permalink comment
Comment: The vanilla smarties are part of one of last year's promo racks (display units that are prepacked with the Nestle hot items." It included Vanilla Smarties, Aero White, French Vanilla Coffee Crisp (or Latte later) and Vanilla Kit Kat. We also had the orange variations and right now are surviving a peanut butter version (Smarties, Smarties Bar, Kit Kat and Caramel Aero - guess peanut didn't seem to work).
Posted: 09:41 Wed 02-Mar-2005 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the Vanilla Smarties and they are lovely. So are the sundae smarties. A very worthwhile purchase.
Posted: 19:27 Thu 20-Oct-2005 by "Mitchell Wright" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey is your smarties suspose to be deformed cuz when i was eating a box i found one so contact me at deathstorm666 (at!) hotmail.com 99046 7 93
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