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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Asda Smart Price Midget Gems Confirmed sighting: Asda Smart Price Midget Gems
Posted: 19:30 Thu 10-Jan-2008. Price: 27p for 175g. Location: Asda, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Hello Snackspot viewers! In the hope that it will finally shut the delusional nutters up once and for all and make Snackspot safe for the sane again, know this - after a recent change, Asda's economy-brand Midget Gems are now original Lion Midget Gems, complete with foul liquorice-based black ones. The shapes, distinctive hard texture and taste are completely unmistakeable, and clearly a deal has been done to quietly preserve the old, inferior order for moaning loonies. So now you can take advantage of the extremely bargainous price, enjoy the revoltingly out-of-place taste of liquorice in a fruit gum sweet, and stop trying to ruin the vastly better new version for the rest of us. Everybody wins! Aloha!

...A warm welcome back to one of our most prodigal spotters (though let's not re-open the debate about Maynards Sports Mixtures which kicked off the whole terrifying exchange in the first place). In other own-brand originality: if you're an under-age drinker or just trying to curb your post-Christmas consumption, I can confidently predict that Tesco Mulled Cider (2.99/ 75cl) tastes so strongly of alcopop Lemsip it may be enough to put you off booze altogether - though obviously it's not as unutterably foul as artificially sweetened Magners Light (4.47/ 4 x 330ml bottles, Asda). Plus: I will shut up about New Year reductions very soon, but can completely sympathise with the spicy re-pricing of this battered box of Nestle's (very odd) Black Magic Truffles (99p/ 250g, Tesco) and McVitie's Christmas Jamaica Ginger Cake (69p in Camden Morrisons) - not a patch on the orange ones that they're still selling at 2 for 1.09.


Posted: 18:16 Fri 11-Jan-2008 by "Talk Show Host" # permalink comment
Comment: I have been buying all the Smart Price sweets for ages and like the idea that they are finally getting recognition outside of the 'only sweets affordable on dinner money' bracket.

Whilst the Midget Gems are nice, I must say that the hard gums and jelly babies are the best. There are also Smart Price teacakes that attempt to rip off the classic Tunnocks Teacake. Most of my family love them, but when it comes to teacakes, for me Tunnocks are the be all and end all.

Posted: 10:45 Sat 12-Jan-2008 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: You simply cannot beat the Smart Price Dolly Mixtures Asda sell. At just 31p a bag they are an amazing bargain and taste absolutely delicious. I always grap a couple of bags whenever I pop into Asda.
Posted: 14:44 Thu 24-Jan-2008 by "rob" # permalink comment
Comment: The midget gems are abit different the yellow are lemon instead of pineapple due to there being no artificial flavors
Posted: 18:54 Tue 12-Feb-2008 by "ian connolly" # permalink comment
Comment: thank you lord for asda and midget gems originals from lion,maynard meddlers take note,we the lba lion brand army intend to buy in bulk !!
Posted: 19:08 Mon 21-Apr-2008 by "djboogie" # permalink comment
Comment: the new maynards midget gems, and fruit salad or whatever else they do, arent a PATCH on the lion ones. I actualyl have a box of lion midget gems, sports mixture and fruit salad. Theyre obviously the last of the stored batches of the originals. The problem here is, Maynards said they wouldnt touch the recipe, they were going to continue it.......they lied, and made a far inferior product. Ive also worked for trebor bassets, they seriously dont care about their customers at all.
Posted: 12:51 Thu 20-Nov-2008 by "veroniqueshortfilmchannel4 (at!) aol.com" # permalink comment
Comment: pjp
Posted: 22:40 Fri 21-Nov-2008 by "apple_" # permalink comment
Comment: Smart price midget gems are yummy! The ideal item to have in your fridge to indulge on a few every so often, yet do prove addictive!
Posted: 19:30 Sun 17-May-2009 by "tony martin"
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Comment: asda midget gems remind me of my school days awsome
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