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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Tip Top Splijies Confirmed sighting: Nestle Tip Top Splijies
Posted: 23:26 Tue 22-Nov-2005. Price: 1.99/ pack of 4. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Chocolate; Vanilla. Nutritional unusualness: "Rich in milk - a good source of calcium"; also 6.8g sugar per 85g serving (vs approx 4.3g sugar in similar volume of milk).
Snackspot reports: Even by the standard of squeezy lunchbox treats, these are "splijing" unusual - though they do taste reasonably chocolatey, and aren't *too* sugar-packed (by confectionery standards).

...And yes, I admit it, they're only here because I don't have a picture for the apparent followup to ASDA Popcorn Flavour Milk - ie, the Morrisons Fresh Ice Cream Flavour Milk which "Jack Malvern" claims to have purchased for 0.97 in Morrisons, Wapping, rejoicing: At last, a product for people who like the flavour of Mr Softee-style ice cream but find the texture too chewy. But even those for whom Haagen-Dazs is a dish best served melted will find this a bit sickly. It is a variant on the sort of gloopy milk drink that Frijj helped to popularise in the mid-1990s and contains those familiar ingredients: milk (92 per cent), sugar, skimmed milk powder and "flavouring" as well as a couple of stabilisers (carrageenan, or extract of seaweed, and xanthan gum). What it lacks is fancy packaging (it comes in a standard 1-litre plastic milk bottle), any variety of flavours and, remarkably, colouring. The lack of artificial colours is one of the 3 selling points on the label, the others being an appeal to the patriot in buyers of sugary drinks ("made with British milk") and its qualities as a good source of calcium. That it may be, but it is also a good source of sugar (109g of carbohydrate per litre) and fat (35g per litre). Indeed, it would seem that this drink is about 10 per cent sugar. An interesting novelty, but it tastes like type-2 diabetes waiting to happen.

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Posted: 07:47 Wed 23-Nov-2005 by "Dan" # permalink comment
Comment: Look forward to trying this out. Haven't seen the "apparent" follow up to Popcorn Flavoured Milk - "Fresh Ice Cream Flavoured Milk" in Morrison's yet, but it sounds tasty.

I am still getting over the fact that Popcorn Milk is no longer available :-(


Posted: 17:24 Wed 01-Feb-2006 by "Jack Malvern" # permalink comment
Comment: My apologies for failing to supply a picture. My local Morrisons has now turned into a Waitrose - a transformation akin to a pox-ridden caterpillar metamorphosing into a particularly charismatic butterfly - so I cannot prove my claim with pictures. The upside is that you can now buy Madagascan vanilla, Columbian coffee and Belgian chocolate flavour milk drinks in Wapping. A Snackspot submission has already been sent. 18345 0
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