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Posted: 20:39 Tue 27-Sep-2005. Price: 39p. Location: Woolworths, Leeds. Nutritional unusualness: 24g sugar, 29.2 carbs, 5g sat fat, 0.04g sodium.
"Willow" reports: Only spotted it on the off-chance. But it's quite yummy actually. One I shall buy again. It has nuggets of honeycomb in the chocolate. Recommended.

...And welcome to (I think) first-time spotter "Willow", with this largely-unexpected bar of "Milk Chocolate with Honeycombed Granules" - Cadbury have clearly got the hang of putting bits of stuff in chocolate and making little pieces of honeycomb, so it was just a matter of time before they combined the two. Meanwhile, in other blasts from the past, "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" paid 99p for an 8-pack of Twix White Biscuit Fingers in Woolworths Plymouth, drooling: The delicious "limited edition" Twix White from last year (still available in most Woolworths) has been relaunched in new - also supposedly "limited edition" - packets containing 8 individually wrapped fingers for a bargain 99p. The blend of white chocolate and chewy caramel is as delicious or sickly as before, depending on your point of view. Me, I love them and so now the fact they're selling them in packs of 8 can only be a good thing.


Posted: 10:30 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by "chris"
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Comment: omg this is skank! its hard boring and small all for the price of 47p at mccolls in kings lynn
Posted: 19:05 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: These bars are quite tiny for the money. And they're not even very good - there is hardly any Crunchie element involved, and the 'spacedust' style popping granules are so tame you don't even notice them until they've almost gone. A ropey product.
Posted: 10:56 Sun 09-Oct-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh I didn't even realise this had "popping candy" in it until I checked the packet (after eating an entire bar...)
Posted: 13:02 Sun 09-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: What is your verdict snackspot?

I wasn't impressed myself, thought they were as bland as can be. Would rather an X-ploding Smarties bar any day.

Posted: 08:32 Mon 10-Oct-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: isn't crunchie quite aggressive anyway? it's not the most obvious choice to mix with popping candy because you might not notice it (as per snackspot). unlike smarties, or applesauce.
Posted: 18:13 Tue 11-Oct-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey hey irn have gotten around to reporting this
Posted: 21:18 Sat 15-Oct-2005 by "Ruby" # permalink comment
Comment: Am i the only person who likes these? I found them a bit more substantial than an ordinary cunchie and for that reason i dont think it needs to be any bigger. Could`ve done with a little bit more popping candy though. Cant really comment on the price as i didnt have to cough up for it!
Posted: 15:58 Sun 16-Oct-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: Just to let you know that Cadbury have delisted 'Fuse' at the same time this was launched.

No great loss, as Fuse wasn't great. But then, neither is this.

Posted: 12:38 Mon 17-Oct-2005 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Wow, these are rubbish, aren't they? Sorry Ruby, looks like you are in the minority!

Funny how fads come and go - wasn't Fuse the 2nd most popular chocolate in the UK for a while? (1st, if you favour the 'biscuit' angle in the great "Kit Kat - biscuit or chocolate bar" debate)

Posted: 15:21 Mon 17-Oct-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: I recall an article on the Cadbury's website glorifying the most successful launch ever. It was of course referring to the Fuse. However after the intial big push the Fuse never seemed to be advertised which was a shame as I quite liked them.
Posted: 20:37 Tue 18-Oct-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: I find it odd how many bars which used to have a big media presence are just left to *linger*.

Spira, for instance. How long is it since that had a campaign? It's not even stocked everywhere now. (Mind you, I've never seen the point of it anyway. If I want Dairy Milk, I'll just buy normal Dairy Milk. Having it in two prettily-shaped sticks does nothing for me.)

Posted: 20:03 Sun 06-Nov-2005 by "Gemma"
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Posted: 01:49 Sun 27-Nov-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: BTW, I'll tell you what else has been discontinued by Cadbury apart from Fuse - Spira (pointless), Marble (rubbish), and Dairy Milk Crispies.

I'm upset about the last one. Dairy Milk Crispies are *gorgeous*.

Posted: 11:31 Tue 31-Jan-2006 by "Clarabel" # permalink comment
Comment: Spira were lovely and I could get hold of them until about 2 months ago v upset, they were especially good for using as a straw and drinking tea with ( very quickly obviously due to melting) why keep twirls you cant do ANYTHING with them except eat them)

idol minds need more than just eating the chocolate

Posted: 14:10 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "Hannah" # permalink comment
Comment: Spiras were great. You can still buy them at the Cadbury outlet shop in Portsmouth and also online obviously - try the British Corner Shop.
Posted: 20:47 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: I'll tell you why they kept Twirls and not Spira - Twirls sell about 10 times more at the cash and carry I work at.

Don't know why - Flake Dipped tastes much nicer anyway...

Posted: 21:28 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Does Flake Dipped sell more than regular Flake, clerk?
Posted: 17:04 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope - normal Flake sells far more.

I much prefer Dipped. It tastes nicer, and doesn't make a mess everywhere. But obviously the general public disagree...

Posted: 17:33 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Theyre probably used to the normal one since it has been out longer. Tell the truth, Ive never tried a Flake Dipped.
Posted: 01:09 Wed 05-Apr-2006 by "mr.big" # permalink comment
Comment: flake, flake dipped, flake snow and praline. by bar praline is the best, a little more expensive but worth it
Posted: 04:57 Wed 05-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: omg omg omg i love flake praline and all the others omg they taste WOW! yummy yummy i want some now.........sigh

david, wipe those breadcrumbs from your chin you phillistine.....

Posted: 00:45 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "Mel" # permalink comment
Comment: How did this topic suddenly change from Cadbury Blast to Twirls and Spira's?
Posted: 21:19 Sat 22-Jul-2006 by "Joanne" # permalink comment
Comment: I didn't think they tasted any different to normal crunchies! You really have to concentr8 to realise they POP. Over8ted that's for sure!!!
Posted: 09:43 Mon 24-Jul-2006 by "echelon" # permalink comment
Comment: i think these are yummy - nicer than regular chrunchies, and you do notice the popping candy! Pity they're so small.

oh, and there's an icecream version, which is even tastier and currently on Buy One Get One free at Icelands. 18512 2

Posted: 22:53 Thu 18-Oct-2007 by "Cal" # permalink comment
Comment: Spira were only pointless if you didnt use your imagination. Eg. If you managed to get a good one with holes all the way through, they were awsome to suck hot chocolate through. Also, no other cadbury chocolate has quite the same grainy texture. Maybe not to everyones taste, but at least they stood out. Sorry to see Fuse go :(
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