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Posted: 20:41 Thu 17-Mar-2005. Price: about 3.50 Swiss Francs for 5. Location: Zurich Airport. Nutritional unusualness: "Funf Chocoballs mit heisser Hasellnuss-Nougat-Fullung".
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: A rather novel product from the land of chocolate. These are a truly bizarre snack. Each Chocoball contains a rather small, but quite tasty dark-ish chocolate filling. What is odd is the coating. Imagine "Happy Shopper" scampi, with the scampi-centre scrapped out, and replaced with Nutella. The coating is way too thick, and too savoury for a dessert. Apologies for the rather out-focus camera-phone pic. I was having a rather serious meeting with colleagues, and had to sneak a photo - and also explain away why I choose a dodgy McD over the other food on offer!

...Snackspot's very own hidden cameraman returns with this surprising Swiss alternative to the annual arrival in the UK of the Cadbury's Creme Egg McFlurry. And in other McDonald's musings, "Dave Brandon" announced that he had "Not so much a 'sighting', as a question" regarding the new 99p McDonald's Curry Chicken Sandwich, theorising: I assume these were created 'cos the [KFC] 99p Chicken Sandwich was cannibalising their McChicken Sandwich and McChicken Premiere business. Do you think they'll do you one of these with mayonnaise instead of curry sauce if you ask for it, thus cleverly subverting their plan..? I know I could just go in and ask. I just wondered if you already had.


Posted: 21:08 Thu 17-Mar-2005 by "maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: i usually hate mcdonald's food (specially after seeing supersize-me) but this one ive got to try,i love nutella!i've always thought nestle should do a nutella kitkat (the hazelnut one tastes a bit like that)
Posted: 11:56 Fri 18-Mar-2005 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: As the tray sheet says "Wenn es wirklich ist unglaublich fein, darf es auch mal etwas Süsses sein" - and you can't argue with that. Btw I feel I showed considerable constraint not adding a line like ' and I asked the guy behind the counter if he had choco-balls and he replied "no its just the cut of my trousers"' ,
Posted: 12:09 Fri 18-Mar-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: "If it is real unbelievably finely, may it also times something sweet be", according to http://world.altavista.com/tr :)
Posted: 21:58 Fri 18-Mar-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: the weirdest thing I've ever seen at mcdonalds is the "Emu Burger" while on vacation. Strange name because it contained absolutely no emu (they're endangered)
Posted: 23:17 Mon 21-Mar-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmm shame. Quite like my weird foods. This christmas I had alligator kebabs, kangaroo steak and ostrich burger. It was a little pink in the middle but I'm still alive so it's all good. Venison salami is good, as are wild boar sausages.

McDonalds is where I draw the line though.

Posted: 00:13 Tue 22-Mar-2005 by "maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: mmm i once had ostrich ravioli, alligator steak and bear steak. oh and i had some fried silk worms and sauteed scorpions in china
Posted: 01:56 Tue 22-Mar-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: How do ostrich burgers taste? like chicken?
Posted: 08:48 Tue 22-Mar-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: Like sausages, actually. I'd imagine it would make good ravioli.

Ostrich is better than Kangaroo (too stringy), but not a patch on Buffalo, Reindeer or Elk.

Posted: 11:00 Tue 22-Mar-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: How chewy is Reindeer? :D
Posted: 12:41 Sat 26-Mar-2005 by "nik" # permalink comment
Comment: emu's are endagered. They raise them by the thousands in get rich quick schemes all the time
Posted: 01:01 Mon 28-Mar-2005 by "chris" # permalink comment
Comment: I heard when you eat reindeer your nose turns beet red and glows
Posted: 20:51 Wed 20-Sep-2006 by "Pronking" # permalink comment
Comment: Were these inspired by the Japanese megapornstar Chocoball Mukai? 10845 9 58
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