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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Bassett's Dessert Allsorts Confirmed sighting: Bassett's Dessert Allsorts
Posted: 13:47 Sat 17-Jun-2006. Price: 1.09-1.19. Location: Morrisons, New Swanson, Edinburgh; Morrisons, Byker (Newcastle upon Tyne). Sub-flavours: See below. Nutritional unusualness: 375kcal, 1.9g Protein, 86.9g Carbohydrate, 2.1g Fat, 0.3g Fibre and 0.01g Sodium per 100g.
"Phill" reports: Not as good as the Fruit Allsorts IMO. But the chocolate ones are VERY chocolatey. Worth a try. Also saw the Party Babies, but they didn't look or sound as interesting.

..."Phill" got in first with these (and provided the best photo), including this chart of the 12-flavour "Allsorts Menu", subsequently enumerated by "REDDEV1L", as follows: Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Tart, Lemon Pie, Chocolate Cheesecake, Berry Pie, Strawberry and Vanilla, Strawberry Pie, Lemon Cheesecake, Apple Cheesecake, Summer Fruit Pudding, Chocolate Tart, and Apple and Blackcurrant. Very sweet and sickly tho. Usual shapes and usual layers. Currently B.O.G.O.F - at least narrowing down the options for "bobince's" inquiry regarding "the brown licorice-replacement substance" to either "chocolate", or "pastry"?

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Posted: 16:23 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried these the other day, they were BOGOF - 79p introductory offer at Morrisons. The original Liquorice Allsorts are one of my all time favourite sweets, and these came very close to par with them.

Way better than Fruit Allsorts I'd say, the colours are amazing, the whole bag smells of Digestive biscuits and the Apple Tart one is really nice.


Posted: 22:49 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: thanks gto, i was about to ask *where* these are bogof!
Posted: 23:04 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Now then, these look good, very yummy, i will be trying some of these
Posted: 23:19 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Just had a look at the "Menu" to jog my memory. They're all really good for deconstructing. Thee cheesecake ones peel apart nicely, and the Strawberry & Lemon Pie ones are good if you nibble around the middle bit.
Posted: 23:31 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I never knew there was such a thing as lemon pie or apple cheesecake - I think they invented them just for the sake of these sweets. Also Ive never heard of desserts such as Apple and Blackcurrant or Strawberry and Vanilla.

Dessert Allsorts are nice though, whereas Party Babies are horrible.


Posted: 23:41 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I can't believe I've never examined a packet, but do the Fruity Allsorts have a similar range of exotic recipes?
Posted: 23:53 Sat 17-Jun-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: No, I think fruit allsorts are just "nnon-liquorice". i wouldn't even call them fruity, they were sort of a tester by Bassett's before they had enough balls to move away from the original.
Posted: 09:13 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Fruit allsorts had fruit in the ingredients.
Posted: 10:38 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, fruity allsorts are very limited: lime, lemon, orange and the round ones. nowhere near as avant garde as these sound!
Posted: 12:43 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: The dessert allsorts are very sickly sweet. I just got some from Morrisons on BOGOF and now feel sick.
Posted: 01:15 Mon 19-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, I know what you mean, If there's one thing about food products that I hate it's misleading flavours, They try and make them out to be desert flavoured but really they are just sugar loaded and too sweet, this kind of thing is getting much more common, As I have been saying for months, food manufacturers are putting out products with daft misleading and plain false flavour titles that don't bear the slightest resemblance to the actual flavour or texture of the product, Some examples..

Fox's Bistros Vine Ripened Spanish Tomato and a Hint of Sweet Chilli Mini Tostinis - It's a nonsense to suggest that you can distinguish the flavour of vine-ripened Spanish tomatoes in these gravy granule smelling crackers

Nestle Aero Sticky Toffee - You can not market a bar of chocolate with this name and not include some actual sticky toffee in it, It's a dry chocolate bar with no trace of sticky toffee and just the taste of sugar and smell of burnt toffee

Cadbury Chocolate Brownie Flavour Digestives - It's an inherently stupid idea to make chocolate brownie flavoured digestives, This shows a lack of understanding of food on the part of the food manufacturer, If we want brownies we will buy brownies, can you imagine digestive flavoured brownies?? ridiculous

Burton's Maryland Cookies Fudge Brownie - These have small chunks of fudge but are of no resemblance to brownies

There are plenty more examples of this mis-labelling phenomenon, It's a irritating marketing trick that is designed to attract people to buy the products by making them look posh and gourmet or innovative, but in reality is a scam and is tantamount to the act by many women(and some gay men) of caking their faces in make-up before going out to find someone to have sex with, you're not getting what you think you are getting....


Posted: 10:13 Mon 19-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree with most of what you say polarbear. But then again most things in life are an illusion. I will only buy something if I like it, no matter how it is labelled.
Posted: 11:45 Mon 19-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: funnily, i'm the same
Posted: 20:46 Mon 19-Jun-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree, some of these flavours nowadays are getting pretty ridiculous. Walkers are getting pretty bad, labelling some of their Sensations range "Slow roast Lamb & Mint". How can you possibly distinguish "Slow roast" Lamb in crisp form?

Using one good ingredient as the main flavour is usually the best way to go, those Muller Amore "Greek Honey & Walnut" yoghurts aren't bad, at least they use actual Greek Honey.


Posted: 22:05 Mon 19-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: these dessert allsorts are really really disgusting! curse you all who made me excited.
Posted: 12:08 Tue 20-Jun-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment
Comment: I largely agree with you polarbear but to play devil's advocate, doesn't the lie only apply the first time you buy the product (or, erm, lady)? If you ever buy it a second time then its got to be about the product. Personally what aggravates me is the way things are sanitised, like tortilla chips. Can you buy real ones? rarely. Can you buy flavourless branded substitutes? Yes, always. In that instance 'the public' don't like real tortillas so the food companies put out a watered down version. I'm not sure its the manufacturers who are to blame for that.
Posted: 07:25 Wed 21-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree plop, It does only apply the first time you buy a product but, It still doesn't make it okay, I agree about tortilla chips too, You can't buy decent authentic tortilla chips, you have doritos which have aspartame and msg in them and are generally poor quality, What happened to Philleas Fogg Tortilla chips? a few years ago you could buy them and they were very good, I remember been chilled out at home enjoying habanero flavour tortillas and vanilla coke, both of which are gone, and also my other favourite Kettle Tortillas have been discontinued by Kettle co recently, where you had Louisiana Hot Sauce flavour and the king of all tortillas, Spicy Enchilada flavour, now they really tasted like enchilada, They are among my most missed snacks
Posted: 21:13 Wed 21-Jun-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, so many memories! I do miss Devilishly Hot Phileas Fogg. And there was an acurrate product name!
Posted: 10:28 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: My most missed snack are those Nestle Blue Riband bites they used to make, they came in a sort of box and were waves of wafer covered in white chocolate or milk chocolate. The white choc ones were heavenly. They still sell them in Germany under the name choco crossies.
Posted: 15:25 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I used to have the odd blue riband wafer in primary school
Posted: 17:39 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Today, is a great day, http://www.phileasfogg.com return of the all-time king of snacks!
Posted: 17:48 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: This is BIG in the snacking world, I think it's honeymoon over for mccoys and retirement time for doritos, Phileas Fogg is the holy grail of snacks
Posted: 18:16 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yes, and possibly a more relevant addition to this discussion: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0605241248cas#upcoming

- rather than one about Dessert Allsorts :)


Posted: 18:29 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: just transfer the comments to that thread then if you want?
Posted: 13:59 Sat 24-Jun-2006 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: The Desert Allsorts smell really exciting when you open a packet. They taste pretty good too. It's worth noting though that you don't get all 12 different flavours in each bag unless you're quite lucky. There'll always be one or two missing from the packet. You can have fun making up your own deserts too - by peeling the different layers off and sticking them together yourself. I made myself a giant strawberry, lemon and apple pie at work the other day.
Posted: 19:44 Sat 24-Jun-2006 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Never thought of doing that actually, good idea, will have yo try it next time I get a bag.
Posted: 18:53 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "Yay! Lovely fish!" # permalink comment
Comment: Just been to the shop to buy them...couldn't find them anywhere :-(
Posted: 19:19 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: 1/2 price in asda at the moment (49p).

They should be paying me comission the number of times I've mentioned them on this site...


Posted: 20:32 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Dessert Allsorts contain gelatine, which may I remind everyone is made from boiled animal skin/bones. This has put me off Allsorts.
Posted: 20:41 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes, and that's one of the reasons why i'm vegetarian, gelatine is a monstrosity, just think, a big massive vat of dead animal matter, skin, bones, hooves, gristle, etc being boiled up and simmered for ages until the liquid reduces to a gooey paste and then put into sweets and other foods, abominable
Posted: 19:32 Sat 01-Jul-2006 by "swikedme" # permalink comment
Comment: I loved them!! such a variety of flavours mmm....
Posted: 15:29 Tue 11-Jul-2006 by "a" # permalink comment
Comment: i loveee these there soo yummy but i hate the fruity ones ew.
Posted: 15:39 Tue 11-Jul-2006 by "grin" # permalink comment
Comment: snacks, mmmmmmm i like noodles and teacakes, eat some they taste good an chinky-english
Posted: 18:35 Fri 14-Jul-2006 by "Fiona Corke's wardrobe supplied by Kamizole" # permalink comment
Comment: 2 for 1 at Tesco express now
Posted: 17:29 Fri 01-Sep-2006 by "Who cares" # permalink comment
Comment: I love the smell of these, but they are expensive and all parts other than the gelatin bit are too sweet and grainy. Licorice allsorts are better...
Posted: 01:54 Fri 08-Sep-2006 by "alan" # permalink comment
Comment: these are great licorice allsorts are a bit to grannyish but these are really up to date i love peeling off the layers gives you something to do rather than wolf them down
Posted: 09:33 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "policeman" # permalink comment
Comment: it was nice,,,,,, poo
Posted: 09:39 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "somerandomguyinashed" # permalink comment
Comment: well it wasnt bad.. it made my mouth tingle, and my genetals
Posted: 09:46 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "garrry a dog" # permalink comment
Comment: poop in a shoe 7602 5 63
Posted: 21:47 Sun 31-Dec-2006 by "lover of tortilla chips" # permalink comment
Comment: Quote:

Posted: 21:13 Wed 21-Jun-2006 by "Mr Plop" # permalink comment Comment: Ah, so many memories! I do miss Devilishly Hot Phileas Fogg. And there was an acurrate product name!

I believe they have been selling Devilishly Hot Tortillas in Ireland recently, I just wish they would bring them back to UK. Anybody know whether UB has plans to do so?


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