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Click pic to view comments - International sighting: Haagen Dazs Peppermint Bark International sighting: Haagen Dazs Peppermint Bark
Posted: 14:53 Wed 24-Dec-2008. Price: $3.50 a pint. Location: Safeway, Shoreline, WA, USA.
"Graham" reports: This is about my fifth or sixth tub of this stuff, I ate all the others before remembering to take a photo. I only had peppermint bark for the first time the other week and wasn't too keen, but when you put it in white chocolate ice cream and combine it with peppermint candy pieces it's about as near to mint ice cream perfection as you can get.

...And international greetings to you, "Graham" - now I'm wondering whether that guy who does those scary Bodyworlds exhibitions should do something similar for ice-cream under the new name of Dr Gunther von Haagen Dazs. Personally I've been dissecting plenty of Lyle's Golden Syrup Sponge Ice Cream (currently only 2/litre in Tesco, compared to 1.95/500ml for Ben and Jerry's in Sainsbury, including the new-ish Jamaican Me Crazy and Mango Berry Swirl), mostly to pass the time until the arrival of Unilever's coffee-flavoured drink/ice cream hybrid, Cafe Zero (though I'm unclear if this'll improve on the Original Chino-style machines seen in the Cinnabon shops popping up all over central London).

Continuing the caffeinated theme, those of you old enough to buy what Tesco very nearly calls Gifts for Alcoholics may have already sampled Baileys with a Hint of Coffee as trialled in Asda in the run-up to Christmas, while St Helier are adding a Peach Pear cider to the startling range of fruit flavours already on sale, though I think they'll have their work cut out against the likes of Aspall Perronelle's Blush with a dash of Blackberry Liqueur. And finally, it sounds like drinkers of all ages will be able to enjoy the Juice Brewery's Hoppers soft brew, a non-alcoholic adult drink which "mixes beer ingredients, such as hops and malt, with fruit flavours, [such as] apple, citrus and blackcurrant". Cheers!


Posted: 17:08 Wed 24-Dec-2008 by "James Baker" # permalink comment
Comment: Bring on the fizzy calypos with the high tech ice trapped c02!
Posted: 17:18 Wed 24-Dec-2008 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: you can actually get peppermint bark in crabtree and evelyn of all places in the u.k. how weird.

also SHUT UP ARE THERE CINNABONS IN LONDON. how bloody long have i been waiting for this. oh my gosh. in shock.

Posted: 18:34 Wed 24-Dec-2008 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: My my, look at the time. Happy Christmas one and all! In particular, our doughty comrades Stuart Campbell, Zeddy, Lee Maguire, Robertster, Chubworth, Magnetic Ham Sandwich, Yay! Lovely fish!, Pieter de Waal, Talk Show Host, Mr. Snackspot of course, and sincere apologies to any regulars I've forgotten. My gift to you is the best Christmas song for snacking settee-adhered gutbuckets like you and me, and heck, possibly the best Christmas song anyway. So enjoy, and I'll see you in the cardiac clinic in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg
Posted: 21:09 Wed 24-Dec-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Season's greetings to you to Nick T and to all the regulars.
Posted: 09:34 Thu 25-Dec-2008 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh yeah forgot to mention - Snackspot will return next week with a long-awaited sighting plus a review of 2008, Merry Christmas one and all!
Posted: 19:56 Tue 30-Dec-2008 by "Chubworth" # permalink comment
Comment: thanks for the christmas greetings. Have been laid low with the winter vomiting bug whch inhbits a good snackspotter (what I was spotting was not worth seeing, believe you me) so am looking forward to a new year of great new snacks
Posted: 18:38 Wed 31-Dec-2008 by "Yay! Lovely Fish!" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah me too... I'm gonna make it my new years resolution to be a 'spotter' at least once next year instead of a 'commentator' on other spots...

Wishing you all a healthy (we can be healthy and enjoy our snacks) and very happy new year!

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