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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Galaxy Bubbles/ Snickers More Nuts Confirmed sighting: Galaxy Bubbles/ Snickers More Nuts
Posted: 20:35 Sun 07-Feb-2010. Price: 49p-55p. Location: Northampton University Park Campus Shop; Costcutter, Northolt.
"Like an aero, but not!" says "Heather", and "The texture does not seem bubbly so the experience is like having less dense Galaxy (condensed milkish) chocolate," adds "Gourmet". But the picture comes courtesy of Jim Chocolatemission who, when not breaking the news that Kshocolat has gone into administration and that Thorntons are producing I Love Mum chocolate truffle cups, slams this new Galaxy for having "effeminate pink touches on the wrapper" and its lack of a "long lasting, smooth thick melt" - I haven't seen him this angry since the Cadbury Twisted debacle of a couple of years or so ago.

...Regarding more manly mouthfuls, "Nick T" meanwhile paid 42p for a Snickers More Nuts, sighing: "So there's this film yeah? called Snakes On a Plane right, and it's about some well wicked snakes, and they're on this plane right... wot? no I dunno where it's going. Prob'ly somewhere kickin' like Ayia Napa or Eurodisney yeah? Anyway, right, these..."

Sorry, where was I? Ahem. Now that our dear, dear friends at Kraft are circling the twitching corpse of British mass-market confectionery, what better opportunity is there to revisit the competition. And with prescient timing we have Snickers More Nuts, which is a Snickers but with More Nuts. And if, like me, you stopped taking notice of the modern world in about 1978, a Snickers is like a Marathon but with more sugar and having been given the Wagon Wheel looking-through-a-telescope-the-wrong-way treatment.

Oh it's no good. Look folks, it's the usual lab-factory brown stuff: more fat per 100g than a pork pie, and tooth-bendingly sweet. More nuts means it has a stronger roasted flavour, but before we all get carried away it only has more peanuts because the price of cocoa and sugar has gone through the roof but the price of peanuts hasn't. So these 'specials' are launched at a marginally lower price point than their peers specifically for C2/D mugs like me. Sales get a short term lift and Mars' profit line doesn't suffer. Marketing works like that. And if that doesn't get your hand in your pocket, we'll make another advert with those unconvincing breakdancing bloody babies. If you like sugar and you like nuts, buy one of these and knock yourself out yeah?


Posted: 21:17 Sun 07-Feb-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Are Mars (UK) in terminal decline? Try an American Milky Way (Mars Bar to the uninformed) and be prepared to be blown away. Don't even get me started on UK Milky Ways.....
Posted: 21:48 Sun 07-Feb-2010 by "choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: They do indeed seem to have lost their way somewhat. Sure their dominance of the bag market (minstrels, maltesers, m&m's etc) is assured, but their small bar products are pretty uninteresting now - can't remember when I last bought a Mars bar, only the occasional release of Marks Dark is interesting. Yet as Zeddy has pointed out, when we look to America their version of Mars has far more varieties and now their version of milky way (3 musketeers) is getting a special truffle crisp version. No doubt Kraft's terrible moves will doom us to gradually fewer products and less variety. :-(
Posted: 22:43 Wed 10-Feb-2010 by "Jo" # permalink comment
Comment: Amazing chocolate.. my new favourite treat! I will never buy Wispa again. Galaxy Bubbles are creamy and smooth, Wispa is dry and has a strange aftertaste not withstanding it will soon be owned by a plastic cheese maker that sacks British workers !
Posted: 21:11 Thu 11-Feb-2010 by "SirSmiler II" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree with the previous comment, this is much better then wispa which leaves an after taste in your mouth as if something has died. Just like the Cadbury Company itself!
Posted: 14:24 Thu 18-Mar-2010 by " " # permalink comment
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