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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Mars MaltEaster Confirmed sighting: Mars MaltEaster
Posted: 21:26 Fri 06-Feb-2009. Price: 55p. Location: The canteen. Nutritional unusualness: "No actual Maltesers were hurt during the making of this bunny".
"robertster" reports: Mars have come up with an alternative to the tired egg format for this Easter. The MaltEaster is a "Milk chocolate bunny with a crunchy and creamy Maltesers centre" and it does pretty much what it says on the wrapper. The chocolate is pleasingly thick and the malt flavour of the creamy filling provides a decent accompaniment, giving the whole bar a very smooth taste. The 'crunch' comes from small honeycomb pieces spread thinly throughout the filling.

Thankfully the pieces don't taste like traditional Malteser centres - these provide more texture than flavour - otherwise they would have overwhelmed the smooth flavours of the other ingredients. So, a thumbs up, but sadly it suffers from the same affliction as its egg season-mates and is far too expensive. I'd recommending picking up a load when they drop to half price after Easter Sunday.

...Wise words there from "robertster" - and, speaking of knock-down reductions: it's normally a staggering 3.45 per box in my local multiplex, but "Jamie Simpson" snagged some Nestle's Toffee Crisp Popcorn for just 99p in Home Bargains, Rutherglen, Glasgow, a shop which "seems to have a lot of stock that you can't get anywhere else." Personally, I don't think I'll be buying many more McVitie's Christmas Amaretto Bars or Nestle Black Magic Dark Discovery, even at 69p/5 bars or 99p/6 chocolates, respectively - plus they'll have to bring the price down a bit to get me to sample Gu's Chocolate Truffles or more of Mr Bunbury's "Sincerely Delicious" range, a strategy which worked with Asda's contribution to the growing containers you can eat genre, Extra Special Savoury Pastry Spoons (reduced to 1/box of 8).

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Posted: 21:11 Mon 09-Feb-2009 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I've noticed Nestle Toffee Crisp Clusters are now back after a long absence. Spotted in various Tescos.
Posted: 21:34 Sun 15-Feb-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I didn't think these anything special.
Posted: 16:19 Tue 24-Feb-2009 by "Ali" # permalink comment
Comment: I've just had a Malteaster bunny and it was DELISH! Def going to have a few more before they disappear but at 65p might have to wait for them to hit bargain corner after easter!
Posted: 14:31 Mon 09-Mar-2009 by "Seb" # permalink comment
Comment: yum yum MaltEaster
Posted: 14:47 Mon 16-Mar-2009 by "lauzjp" # permalink comment
Comment: I love these, I work in a newsagents and a supermarket - when these are on the counter we sell loads of them, largely cos I keep telling people how yummy and worth the 59p they are!
Posted: 15:25 Mon 16-Mar-2009 by "beth" # permalink comment
Comment: lovee themmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!! my friend and i share onee everyday in schooll! But thee shop has just ran out an is unable to get anyy more from the wholesaler :'( anyone know where else to get themm?? they are our official religionn and science sweet!


Posted: 11:48 Mon 30-Mar-2009 by "Cattyremark"
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Comment: They are great but maybe a bit overpricey?
Posted: 12:35 Mon 30-Mar-2009 by "Ruby" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought some from tesco and eat them slowly, but I've ran out, and tried to get some more but Tesco is out of stock
Posted: 12:25 Wed 08-Apr-2009 by "kellie"
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Comment: I REALLY LOVE MALTEASTER BUNNIES BUT CANT GET THEM ANY MORE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE TO GET SOME MORE WILL PAY ANY PRICE
Posted: 12:32 Wed 08-Apr-2009 by "SHANNAN"
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Comment: I LOVE MALTEASTER BUNNIES HOPE THEY MAKE SOME MORE EVEN A SQUARE BAR WOULD SUFFICE BEST THING TO HIT THE SHOPS IN A LONG TIME PLEASE MAKE MORE.
Posted: 23:50 Sun 22-Nov-2009 by "Crisp popcorn!" # permalink comment
Comment: does any one have any idea where i can buy the toffee crisp popcorn in store? i've only been able to find it in the vue cinema whilct visiting friends, but would love to be able to buy it for a movie night at home.
Posted: 14:57 Sat 05-Dec-2009 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: On the subject of Easter-related chocolate snacks, I bought a Kit Kat today with a picture of a Bunny Rabbit on the front and the words 'Enjoy your Easter break!' on the side of the wrapper. It was 40p from Spar. The chocolate surrounding the central wafer was unusually thick, so much so I'd recommend eating this one from the side first. Anyhow, I thought it was quite early for an Easter-related snack to already be on sale. Usually they wait until at least Boxing Day to fill the shelves with Creme Eggs and the suchlike.
Posted: 08:25 Mon 07-Dec-2009 by "Chubworth" # permalink comment
Comment: Sure it's not just something left over from Easter 2009?
Posted: 18:04 Thu 10-Dec-2009 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Yo, lard fans. Malteasters are back on sale from December 26th (source: Convenience Store magazine)
Posted: 18:20 Thu 10-Dec-2009 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: excellent observation MHS, though apparently it often depends on how soon Easter will arrive the following year - eg a fairly early April 4 next year, though when it was March (23rd?) in 2008, Easter stuff also started appearing around the preceding Dec 12: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0801242039sbc#upcoming
Posted: 17:08 Fri 18-Dec-2009 by "QE Visitor" # permalink comment
Comment: I've just bought a load ofthese malteasters bunnies for 20p each!!!! Where? At the shop inside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. I'd love to sell them at aprofit somehow but no we'll just eat all 37 by Christmas & Yes they are delicious. Apparently it's a marked price error - I managed somehow to keep a straight face and hide my glee ( I'd already bought two & and came for more) Visitor atEast2A
Posted: 11:47 Sat 19-Dec-2009 by "charl " # permalink comment
Comment: december 26th? they've already been in [a popular high-street chemist whose name has been deleted because it inexplicably attracts spam!] for over a week now.
Posted: 19:04 Thu 07-Jan-2010 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: I prefer the Cadbury's Caramel Bunnies. They're much nicer then the Malteser rabbits in my opinion. You get 2 of them in a pack for 55p [or 2 for £1 as they are right now in WH Smiths] - each one is exactly 100 calories of rabbit-shaped caramel goodness. Just right for sharing with someone special too... Infact the only thing nicer on the shelves right now are the new large size Galaxy Caramel bars......
Posted: 18:09 Sat 23-Apr-2011 by "pls"
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Comment: dont tell me mars hve me "hooked" on their bunnies only for them to disapear after easter? ive only found one sm newsagent selling them and shes sold out!
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