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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Tic Tac Cool Cherry/ Sainsbury's 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate and Orange Confirmed sighting: Tic Tac Cool Cherry/ Sainsbury's 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate and Orange
Posted: 09:40 Sat 09-Aug-2008. Price: 50p/ 99p. Location: News 4 U, East Kilbride/ Sainsbury's, Manchester. Nutritional unusualness: Tic Tacs implied to contain 0.5g sugar "per drop".
A pectin-packed double-bill today, as "das" discovered that the Tic Tacs actually: "Taste minty cherry. I would say more minty than cherry. I like them and would probably buy them again." I thought they were like a milder version of Tunes, but fortunately "penguin42" found something genuinely fruitier in Sainsbury's Taste The Difference 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate and Orange, ie: "This is nice dark (70% solids) chocolate with some candied orange peel in; they're small maybe 3mm pieces although there are quite a few of them and they are nice and chewy - although they taste more of being candied than being orange. Not bad for 99p (for 100g), could have been a bit more orangey."

...In other variably vitamin-containing confections: it's a treat when you find a "real" cherry in Kellogg's FruitaBu "Fruit Juicies" (69p per measly 29g bag, Sainsbury's), as they're cleverly concealed among very similar-looking "Jumbo Raisins" - though I did prefer their version of Apple Crisps to the almost completely-unidentifiable selection of mango, pineapple, banana and papaya offered by Humdinger Fruit Crisps Exotic (39p, Tesco). Plus, you can now even get some of your five-a-day from what claims to be "the UK's first ever range of 'fruit' soups" (in Beetroot and Redcurrant or Apple Vichyssoise, 1.39/300g, Waitrose), devised by New Covent Garden "to be eaten cold, either from a bowl or drunk from a mug or glass."


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Comment: Did they help you breathe more easily?
Posted: 20:05 Mon 11-Aug-2008 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I didn't notice any medically significant effect, though really I should have tried ordering a "First Class Dicket de Dottighab", which the old Tunes ad implied was really the ultimate test...
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