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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Werther's Original Chocolate Confirmed sighting: Werther's Original Chocolate
Posted: 10:41 Sun 24-Jan-2010. Price: 1.00. Location: Asda, Hamilton, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Dark or milk chocolate, or milk chocolate filled with caramel.
Zeddy reports: I heard about these a few months ago but it was the first time that I actually saw them. They were stuck on an aisle end with an introductory price of 1. 3 Varieties: milk or dark chocolate "marbled with the comforting taste of Werther's", or milk chocolate filled with soft caramel. I bought 2 varieties. The dark ones and the caramel. The caramel ones are nice and very like Galaxy caramel. Nothing new but nice. The other ones were quite rich and I suppose I could taste the "taste of Werther's". As I am not a fan of the normal hard boiled sweets, I can't say I found the taste too "comforting". The original version reminds me of piss-soaked old geriatrics reminiscing about days of yore when everything was cheaper and society had structure and decent values. Still, the chocolate varieties were nice.

...Thanks for that evocative detail there, Z - though, as someone wrote in The Grocer magazine at the time of those Original Butter Candies ads: "Placing myself at the same age as the grandfather figure, this would make him a young child in the early 1940s. Anyone who lived then would surely know that... anyone caught selling or buying German confectionery would not have been very popular". Elsewhere, Mars presumably doesn't want to end up like Cadbury, and are introducing Wispa-style Galaxy Bubbles (RSP 52p or 1.69/4), reducing saturated fat across their range, and have already launched More Nuts Limited Edition Snickers which, as Foodstuff Finds and Jim's Chocolate Mission have diligently discovered, is Snickers with 10% more peanuts in.

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Posted: 17:08 Sun 24-Jan-2010 by "Malcolm E" # permalink comment
Comment: The sighting above on Werther's Original Chocolate is very offensive to a geriatric gentleman like myself. I never ever reminisce about days of yore! or am I piss-soaked!!!
Posted: 17:49 Sun 24-Jan-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, you're a Tena-Laddie then? ;-)
Posted: 19:50 Sun 24-Jan-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: That's very offensive. Stress incontinence is not to be sneezed at.
Posted: 20:38 Thu 28-Jan-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Now that's what I call chocolate! http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/attraction/world-chocolate-wonderland.htm
Posted: 19:55 Fri 05-Feb-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Galaxy Bubbles are really poor. Wispa urinates all over them. It probably explains a lot about the taste.
Posted: 19:55 Tue 02-Mar-2010 by "tabbitha "
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Comment: i ate Werther's all the time and in school i put chocolate in my mouth with a Werther's n told my friends im gunna write in but i forgot and now there are chocolate werther's, and in my opinion the ones i made were better it tasted more like werthers when theses the milk chocolate i cant taste the Werther and i would rather make my own again.
Posted: 20:36 Tue 02-Mar-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope, got bored half way through that one.
Posted: 22:13 Wed 17-Mar-2010 by "chris smith" # permalink comment
Comment: tried werthers chocolate they are not very good may appeal to sickly american palate but not to british taste at all suggest that they should be dropped asap they actually are so awful that they will spoil werthers image and will reduce overall sales in long run whichever idiot dreamed this up should be sacked
Posted: 16:17 Fri 30-Apr-2010 by "a murray ireland"
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Comment: having trouble finding bags of werthers original butter candies in shops for my 82 yr old mam in law any reason why this?
Posted: 17:33 Fri 30-Apr-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Other 82 yr old mam in laws have been stockpiling?
Posted: 18:33 Thu 06-May-2010 by "70% Club" # permalink comment
Comment: Last night I tried a confection within the Werthers Original speciality line called Werthers Caramelts. After trying them I must say I favor them over everything else in the store.
Posted: 11:54 Sat 15-May-2010 by "A S Barrett"
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Comment: You have advertised "Werther's Original Chocolates... but..I cannot find any in Hitchin, Hertfordshire at "Thorntons" or any other sweet shop
Posted: 10:44 Tue 25-May-2010 by "rneg" # permalink comment
Comment: They just taste like mini Galaxy Caramels, which can't be a bad thing
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