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Confirmed sighting: Panda Raspberry flavoured bar
Posted: 19:36 Wed 27-Jul-2005. Price: 35p or 2 for 59p. Location: Holland and Barratt. Sub-flavours: These were alongside the Panda liquorice range. Nutritional unusualness: "Made from all natural ingredients".
"G" reports: Panda make excellent liquorice, as I have bought it many times before from H and B. However, it is packaged in exactly the same packaging as this monster. It comes in a multiple tube-like formation, much like a straw, and it has the exact same properties and characters as liquorice. But it ain't liquorice... Slightly disturbing is "Raspberry flavoured" bar's list of ingredients. Paramount being Molasses syrup, followed by Wheat flour, citric acid and finally "Natural flavour".
The back of the pack contains an illustration of the bar, which indicates a shade of pink similar to the one pictured... I don't think so. The actual colour is that of very weak coffee, and the resulting bar actually looks like a piece of Laboratory equipment. The taste isn't bad, very natural flavour, but bear in mind it IS mostly made from sugar.
...First-time (I think) spotter "G" provides another fruity alternative to liquorice, continuing: Out of curiosity, I heated a piece of this beast in the microwave. Seeing no physical change after 10 seconds, I removed it (thinking even though it was sugar, 10 seconds won't have heated it too much), oh was I wrong. It had nonchalantly turned into a super-heated piece of sugar foam, with just enough "give" to break and then fuse itself to my tongue. My advice, stick to the liquorice, it's awesome.
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Posted: 17:25 Sun 31-Jul-2005 by "Mike Gray"
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Comment: No relation to Panda Pops are they?
Posted: 18:09 Sun 31-Jul-2005 by "GTO"
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Comment: No I don't believe so. Panda Pops apparently have their own website, and the Panda liquorice people's logo is different. Plus The Panda liquorice brand is Finnish - http://www.panda.fi/
Posted: 18:11 Sun 31-Jul-2005 by "charl"
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Comment: hahaha, i doubt it. panda liquorice is 'natural' and 'healthy' and sold in health food stores. panda pops are created from chemicals in laboratories by crazed scientists. panda liquorice has been around since i was a kid and was given carob as a 'treat'.
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