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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Burton's/ Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet Spectrum Sweets Confirmed sighting: Burton's/ Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet Spectrum Sweets
Posted: 12:55 Thu 01-Jun-2006. Price: 49p/ 40g bag. Location: Convenience store, near West Hampstead tube. Nutritional unusualness: Top 3 ingredients - glucose syrup; sugar; water.
Snackspot reports: As the TV show used to point out, "Captain Scarlet is indestructible - you are not", but unfortunately he's barely *recognisable* in this latest variation on last year's I'm a Celebrity... Bushtucker jellies (themselves based on Burton's similarly liquid-filled Frooty Frogs?) Maybe it was just the (remarkably overpriced) packet I got, but the only shapes I even attempted to identify were: a green "Mysterons" blob, a couple of red and blue-ish (Bison and Rhino?) vehicles, the giant disembodied head of some old guy - Colonel White? - with confusing jet-black blackcurrant colouring, and a female head I assumed to be "Destiny Angel". They tasted a bit odd as well, but that may have been because some of them escaped their polythene "Skybase" and spent some time in the bottom of my rucksack in the company of a slightly damp cagoule.

...Still, in other fruit-flavoured chews: Swizzels Matlow have enlarged their weird "made from rice and maize" breakfast-cereal alike Rainbow Drops to produce Meteor Crunch, while Cadbury Trebor Bassett are adding both (liquorice-free) Dessert Allsorts and Party Babies to their existing range - the latter hopefully to be advertised by Vince Vaughn in the style of his dialogue from Swingers.

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Posted: 13:52 Tue 06-Jun-2006 by "bobince" # permalink comment
Comment: So what's the brown licorice-replacement substance in the Dessert Allsorts then? Looks potentially a bit eurgh.
Posted: 17:53 Wed 06-Sep-2006 by "abdul tom" # permalink comment
Comment: it's quite eurgh - it's sort of fake chocolatey dolly mixture stuff. Yes, basically brown dolly mixture stuff 72351
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