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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Wonka Fruity Wobble Drops Confirmed sighting: Nestle Wonka Fruity Wobble Drops
Posted: 22:33 Fri 01-Jul-2005. Price: 39p. Location: Woolworths, Plymouth. Nutritional unusualness: 185 calories per bag.
"Magnetic Ham Sandwich" reports: These sweets are not a good idea. The pack contains an even mixture of chewy fruit sweets coated in either milk chocolate or a sort of white chocolate (they actually call it caramel candy). The fruit/ chocolate combination doesn't work at all well - it's like having two sweets in your mouth at once as the chocolate coating instantly separates from the fruit drop. And although supposedly there are 5 flavours of fruit drop (strawberry, orange, blackcurrant, lime and lemon), they all have the same bland not fruity at all sugary taste. And they stick to your teeth.

..."Magnetic Ham Sandwich" returns with this bizarre concoction which sounds (to me) like nothing so much as Mars' ill-judged Harry Potter Every Flavour Chocolate of a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, in somewhat less child-friendly fare, "Pzazz Fiend" initially rages (then seems to calm down): Can you still buy Cadbury's Wispas or have they been usurped by Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Bubbly? If they have, Cadburys are [flipping] b@stards. But I will not be fire bombing their offices because Chomps are still only 10p. That's a miracle and I luff them for it.


Posted: 23:22 Fri 01-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I love the name, Fruity Wobble Drops.

""Pzazz Fiend" initially rages (then seems to calm down)"...

Snackspot I just love your commentary!

Posted: 12:12 Sat 02-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried some of the wobble drops today - very weird sweets these are. The caramel ones are coated in Caramac (check the ingredients: they're identical to Caramac). Most of the sweets are rock hard like fruit gums but some of them are soft like jelly tots - the soft ones taste lovely, especially the caramac coated ones.
Posted: 13:18 Sat 02-Jul-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they're nice. Although, they do hurt your tongue.
Posted: 18:37 Sat 02-Jul-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, I have also got Jammy Dodgers with Vanilla, and Vimto(not together!)

Will try and post it later.

Posted: 19:54 Sat 02-Jul-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: no worries A - "Phillerena" just beat you to it...
Posted: 00:35 Sun 03-Jul-2005 by "becca" # permalink comment
Comment: i love scampi and lemon only one i like out of the lot of them
Posted: 12:44 Sun 03-Jul-2005 by "penguin42" # permalink comment
Comment: I haven't been able to find Wispas - they were really nice; and in particular there is now no equivalent of the old Wispa mint, the new cdm+mint crispy bits just isn't the same as the bubbly chocolate and mint layer - and much more chocolatey than the Aero equivalent.
Posted: 12:49 Sun 03-Jul-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: As everyone knows the Cadbury's Wispa has been discontiuned. Cadbury's claim that it has merely been re-branded as Dairy Milk Bubbly. It smakcs of when soaps replace one actor with another one playing the same character. The audience notices. Bring back the Wispa, petition Cadbury's, get Geldof involved.
Posted: 20:13 Thu 07-Jul-2005 by "Becky"
(apparently posting from user-7433.l4.c3.dsl.pol.co.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: I found Wonka bars at http://www.britishcandy.com today
Posted: 19:10 Sun 17-Jul-2005 by "James99" # permalink comment
Comment: Becky, I just ordered a Wonka bar hamper from Britishcandy.com!
Posted: 20:23 Sun 17-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: You poor thing, shall I call a doctor?
Posted: 21:18 Wed 20-Jul-2005 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: I was expecting these to be a hard sweet. They look like "Chewing Nuts". Turns out there like chocolate flavoured Fruit Pastels.
Posted: 17:26 Thu 21-Jul-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: They tasted more like Jelly Tots covered in chocolate or melted caramac. They were stranegly pleasant
Posted: 20:32 Fri 14-Oct-2005 by "careless wispa...." # permalink comment
Comment: the wispa rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hail to the king(of chocolate) baby!! mon the wispas...
Posted: 20:40 Fri 14-Oct-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm assuming you don't know then that Wispa have been discontinued? I agree though, they are amazing.
Posted: 21:07 Fri 14-Oct-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: were amazing, the Wispas were amazing. If it weren't for mega-branding...
Posted: 21:43 Fri 14-Oct-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry yes, were amazing. Didn't notice that...

Were amazing...

Posted: 18:16 Sun 16-Oct-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: What I want to know is *why* Dairy Milk Bubbly doesn't taste as nice as Wispa. It should do, but it doesn't. Odd.

Most of the megabranding made a certain amount of sense, apart from Wispa - it should have stayed its own brand, with the variants... 85266 3 93

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