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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Ski Up And Go Confirmed sighting: Nestle Ski Up And Go
Posted: 17:28 Tue 04-Apr-2006. Price: about 2 for 3 x 250g. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Mixed Berry (tested), Banana and Honey. Nutritional unusualness: 217 kcal per bottle, 15.8g sugar per 100g, 1% wheat and oat flakes.
Snackspot reports: According to a recent piece in The Grocer magazine, Nestle "insists" this is "very different" to the Ski StopGap 24/7 product discontinued within 6 months of its launch a couple of years ago - after all, StopGap was available in Berry Mix, Tropical, and Honey and Banana varieties, and this one has "lower fat" (2.2g per bottle) and "higher fruit content" too. As textured drinking yoghurts go, it's not bad at all - though tests indicated that it's slightly too thick to be compatible with other Nestle "milk modifiers" like strawberry Nesquik Magic Straws and, without wanting to turn Snackspot into some sort of glossary of drug-taking terminology, can be misread as Nestle inviting you to "Skin Up And Go" if you don't read the bottle too carefully.

...And yet the UK still awaits the arrival of a decent Liquid Cereal that you can drink from a can. Anyway, Ski Up And Go seems unlikely to replace my current breakfast addiction to Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Clusters Summer Berries, though it's definitely preferable to either Kellogg's Special K Medley (complete with "oats, raisins, apricot and pear fruit pieces, and almonds"), or BonBon Buddies' Disney Mini Bites, which [my emphasis] "can form part of a healthy balanced diet if eaten in small quantities", you'll be reassured to hear.


Posted: 15:09 Mon 24-Apr-2006 by "w00hoo" # permalink comment
Comment: Bought some of these from ASDA's in Ashford, beside the outlet centre, they had both flavours, I'll get round to tasting them as they're that new. Also had Strawberry Nestle milk straws (the plastic ones with the pink bobbles in.)
Posted: 15:45 Mon 24-Apr-2006 by "w00hoo" # permalink comment
Comment: well excited man, nought beats a good yoghurt
Posted: 10:11 Tue 25-Apr-2006 by "w00hoo" # permalink comment
Comment: Coo, who was that? OK, the Honey and Banana one is alright, the honey flavour dominates which probably makes it feel even thicker than it is. The oatmeal is decidedly token, maybe 6 flakes in the bottle. The Mixed Berry one was a lot more 'mainstream' in taste, predominantly strawberry in flavour (I actually forgot it was mixed berry and not just strawberry while I was drinking it) again oatmeal content is pointless. Mixed Berry wins over Honey for me, but then I prefer fruit to honey.
Posted: 19:38 Sun 30-Apr-2006 by "?" # permalink comment
Comment: sounds nice
Posted: 12:11 Sun 21-May-2006 by "Ash" # permalink comment
Comment: On that Ski up and go commercial, that womans son called Johnny is just a rip off of Bart Simpson, watch the Ski Up and Go advert and ull get ma point

Posted: 09:12 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "dolly pond" # permalink comment
Comment: refuse to try it, just have some fruit, yoghurt and sprinkle some wheat on. cheaper, less sugar and better for you xx
Posted: 23:46 Sat 03-Jun-2006 by "claire carr" # permalink comment
Comment: if you kept the prices low, more people will purchase them. We shop at asda, when they were £1.25 for 3 the shelfs were empty. Now you will not sell as many at £2.09, you can buy cornfakes for a full week and half for that, yes they are quick, easy, but people want to save money. 965 4 43
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