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Posted: 19:01 Wed 13-Apr-2005. Price: 42p. Location: McColls Farringdon, London; Vending machine at work (stocked by Bridge Valley in Bristol). Nutritional unusualness: considering they only come in two colours the seven colourings listed seems excessive.
"Leigh O'Riordan" reports: I didn't buy these as I don't want to encourage them to bring out even more Smarties variants (and I wanted a Kit Kat Red Berry Edition instead) so I can't say what they taste like. However a quick look at the packaging (still the old style not the new Hexagonal one I've read about) seemed to suggest they taste the same as regular Smarties. However if you find a coloured one in there you can win a Playstation Portable and considering these are delayed in Europe indefinitely you might be waiting for a while for your prize.

..."Leigh" got the first sighting in for these (despite not buying them), and perhaps only neglects to point out that the prize-winning ones are special multi-coloured Smarties, so you can't just win by sneaking a normal coloured one into one of these tubes. But "Nick" harked back to the US heyday of M and M's Help Find The Colors!, commenting: Taste just the same as ordinary Smarties (except the orange ones). They are tied in with a "Someone's nicked the colour... find the coloured Smartie" competition and have a picture of a burglar on the tube. The best thing about eating them is pretending to be in a 1940s movie.


Posted: 19:13 Wed 13-Apr-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: In honour of the Black and White-ness of these new Smarties I have come up with a list of other black and white sweets through the ages...

1. Everton Mints. Still available if a little more obscure these days. Also related to the black and white stripey mint humbug.

2. Ye Olde English flavour Spangles. You'll have to be over 30 to recall these curious tasting mid 70s sugary tooth assassins - always lurking on the sweetshop shelves after the more popular mixed fruit and cola varieties had sold out.

3. Black and White Minstrels. Not technically a sweet as such, and of course banned nowadays in any case. Infact latest EU research has shown that Minstrels were brown all along anyway, just like Treets.

4. Mars Bars Dark and White variety. Dark brown chocolate not a true black, but a valid effort nonetheless.

Posted: 00:49 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Matt" # permalink comment
Comment: "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" you`re forgetting vice versa from the list!!
Posted: 07:09 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Surely Vice Versas were brown and white rather than black and white ?? I did briefly consider them, but even the packs they came in were brown, pale yellow and red, so they're not a true black and white sweet to my mind.
Posted: 08:11 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Black and white Smarties = pointless. The white ones dont even contain white chocolate. Kids will soon get bored of it. I noticed on Rolos in one shop they're doing a "Gold Rolo" competition, where you can win a gold Rolo. Only worth about £20 or so though.
Posted: 09:06 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "AMoulder" # permalink comment
Comment: caramelised zebra?
Posted: 13:31 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i should imagine my dental work would come to more than £20 if i bit down on a gold rolo.

speaking of rolos, i am noticing a dearth of low carb kit kats and rolos. i think they may have ceased production. anyone know anything about that?

Posted: 18:59 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0503231531daa


Posted: 20:12 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Charl I saw low carb Kitkat being sold for only 15p at Morrisons recently. I think ther isn't an actual Gold Rolo in the packet of Rolos but it was something along the lines of a winning message inside the packet. I know, what a con.
Posted: 23:12 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Sex and chocolate" # permalink comment
Comment: Erm, an associate of mine mentioned, that his girlfriend was recently given a free low-carb KitKat when shopping at Ann Summers. Which sounds quite improbable, but erm... he assures me it's true. So, if you're desperate for one, Ann Summers in Covent Garden.

Anyway, the point I was trying to make while desperately attemping to not incriminate myself was that this was presumably part of a launch promotion?

Posted: 20:15 Fri 15-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: hot dang these smarties are hard to find. i am working on a goth birthday cake and could really have used a couple of tubes, but couldn't find them in sheffield (admittedly was too lazy to try woolie's).
Posted: 20:07 Mon 18-Apr-2005 by "Juankerr" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm loving the two-tone mod retro-vibe of these Smarties. If you weren't hungry you could always bust them out to play an impromptu game of Othello.
Posted: 16:34 Fri 08-Jul-2005 by "sarah" # permalink comment
Comment: i live in cornwall and have won a playstation portable!! thought i'd let you know to give you hope!!
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