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Posted: 23:38 Thu 04-Oct-2007. Price: 2 for 1.50 (for 119g bars). Location: Sainsbury's, Brookwood. Nutritional unusualness: Galaxy smoothness enhanced with real Arabica coffee and delicate Cappuccino crispies.
"lex1977" reports: Saw these today in Sainsbury's and couldn't resist. The cappuccino one didn't last 5 minutes. Not too sweet, with a really good flavour that wasn't too overpowering or artificial. Yet to try the dark one, and didn't buy the nutty one... but would definitely buy the cappuccino one again.

..."lex1977" largely agrees with "Magnetic Ham Sandwich's" views on this apparently exclusive-to-Sainsbury's Galaxy variant (though no news yet on the Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts one that's supposed to round out the range?). Meanwhile, all Cadbury seems to have to offer is their resurrected Wispa "Aerated Milk Chocolate Bar", spotted for 45p(ish) in Sainsbury's, Glasgow City Centre by "jb", who claims: "After internet petitions it has returned and it is exactly like I remember except for the packaging which is more purple than blue. Taste wise it is also like being back in the '90s. Good times, good times... Now bring back the Wispa Gold and Wispa Mint!" - though you have to be slightly more suspicious of "greg's" motives, as he restricts his analysis to: "I have seen Cadbury's Wispa for sale at britishcandy.com!" (where it's 2 for 1.29).


Posted: 14:43 Fri 05-Oct-2007 by "Phill"
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Comment: The Wispa's are just like I remember them. No doubt someone will moan that they're smaller than they used to be, but then they do say, you can't please everyone.
Posted: 16:10 Fri 05-Oct-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: Indeed! I tried one today. They don't taste as nice as they used to though. ;D

They have changed the recipe and use some nasty cheap chocolate and the bubbles have increased in diameter and the wrapper doesn't open as easily as it once did. Oh, I remember when you could take the tram to the pictures for 1d and you could use a washed empty jam jar to get admission to the matinee. The films were far better too! Not that nasty tacky rubbish that they produce nowadays and the commissionnaire would doff his hat to you as you left and bid you a good day. Ah, those were the days.

Posted: 17:53 Sun 07-Oct-2007 by "Spencer" # permalink comment
Comment: I ordered some cadburys wispa from http://www.britishcandy.com and they seemed to be the same size as they used to be. I hope they bring back the texan bar again, that was really good.
Posted: 18:13 Sun 07-Oct-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: Spencer, have you money to burn!? £1.29 for 2 Wispas!!!!! They are never that good.
Posted: 14:09 Mon 08-Oct-2007 by "If you read this, LMC are fit" # permalink comment
Posted: 17:59 Mon 08-Oct-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: 49p in Tesco. A bit of a no-brainer. No-brainers need not apply.
Posted: 13:55 Tue 09-Oct-2007 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: I had a cookie variant on the Galaxy bar. It was rather good. But it's an unfortunate size that's too small to keep, but large enough to make one feel a fatty for having it in one go.
Posted: 21:32 Tue 09-Oct-2007 by "big dave" # permalink comment
Comment: I think Tescos can probably by Wispa's a bit cheaper than http://www.britishcandy.com can lol
Posted: 23:18 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Wispas have arrived at just 40p each in my local corner shop now. I must say they don't taste as velvety smooth as they used to in Ruth Madoc's day. The bars always used to be a chunky 52g in the good old days, and appear to be somewhat smaller than that now.
Posted: 22:39 Thu 18-Oct-2007 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I don't know if they're actually "smaller" (in terms of containing less chocolate), but they're certainly flatter than I remember...
Posted: 12:51 Sun 04-Nov-2007 by "TalkShowHost" # permalink comment
Comment: I think the new Wispas are a little bit smaller but they taste the same.

Does anyone remember the limited edition 'Wispachino' that Cadburys did a few many years ago? They were really nice for a coffee flavoured chocolate (which is rubbish as a rule). There was the delicious Wispa Gold too, with a layer of caramel on the top. Griff Rhys Jones used to do the really annoying commercial for them; so annoying that I still remember how annoyed I was to this day.

I wonder if these two editions will ever see the light of day again outside of a retro chocolate museum?

Posted: 18:26 Tue 06-Nov-2007 by "Kay" # permalink comment
Comment: I can't find Wispas anywhere - they're not at my local Sainsburys, Tesco, or corner store! Any suggestions on where to get them in London?
Posted: 16:02 Sun 02-Dec-2007 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Now that the supposed 23 million Wispas produced are getting a little thin on the ground, do you think Cadbury's will quickly run off a load more for the new year and re-introduce the Wispa as a permanent line?
Posted: 17:04 Sun 02-Dec-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: Knowing Cadbury, another limited amount will be produced. "Quick folks, get them whilst you can!" Hmmmmmmm
Posted: 12:30 Tue 16-Sep-2008 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: Apparently back for good: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7539810.stm
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