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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Cookies Chunky - Choc and Fruit Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Cookies Chunky - Choc and Fruit
Posted: 10:17 Sun 18-Apr-2010. Price: 1.49. Location: Tesco, Rutherglen, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Milk, white or plain choc. Nutritional unusualness: Milk chocolate 18%, plain choc chunks 11%.
Zeddy reports: There was a time, an age of innocence when McVitie's once made Boasters with raisins (sultanas?) and chocolate. All was right with the world way back when. Then, like all deluded manufacturers, they felt that they had to concentrate on chocolate and nut variety and introduce white choc and cranberry. What for!? The incontinent old geriatrics who hoover up this tat on the supermarket aisles? Have you seen them? Wouldn't touch junk food like chocolate bars but by God, do they fill their baskets with pack after pack of biscuits? Oh, and a little bit of fish for tea, as food's too pricey these days.

Getting back to these cookies. Yes, the title looks somewhat mislabelled but I am only printing what it says on the pack. Don't get me started on the demise of the English language. Where these differ from the Boaster variety is that they have a slathering (I really like that word) of chocolate on their top and chunks included within the biccie too. Not as nice a biscuit as a Boaster texture-wise but still very palatable just the same. I see they are another Burton's Foods product. The fruit incidentally is currants. PS: I miss Nice Cup Of Tea and a Sit Down. They never update their site. They would have reviewed these far better than I.

...Oh I doubt that Zeddy - NiceCupOfTea doesn't even seem to mention the possible 2005 predecessor, Cadbury Cookies. Elsewhere, Foodstuff Finds and Chocolate Mission have been getting stuck into Galaxy Counters, Jaffa Cakes Lemon Cake Bars and Cadbury's plans for a chocolate-themed cafe chain - but only Zeddy braved B and M Bargains, Hamilton, Scotland to try this Nestle Bros bar, resisting the temptation to tell the till-operator: "I owe you nothing, nothing at all! These are Aero-type bars that come from Holland. Similar in size to a small Aero but with 5 rounded top pieces joined together, it has the same bubble design inside as an Aero. They taste very bland, however. It is as if they forgot to include any cocoa in the ingredients. As a result they are sweet and sort of milky but that's it. Not a favourite but I was glad to find some foreign chocolate close to hand. I've broadened my horizons to now be able to say I don't like Dutch chocolate. How's that for a sweeping statement? Definitely not some of the 'good schtuff'."


Posted: 12:18 Sun 18-Apr-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Why, what's wrong with B and M Bargains?
Posted: 16:45 Sun 18-Apr-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot is a snob. He only shops at Netto. (I wish we had them up here, they are doing Dark Magnums for £1!)
Posted: 18:22 Sun 18-Apr-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Ooh la la! Our Netto closed in January and has reopened as a Waitrose. I don't think they do anything for a £1.
Posted: 19:58 Sun 18-Apr-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I don't even think that Waitrose trolleys take pound coins.
Posted: 01:00 Mon 19-Apr-2010 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Those Chunky Cookies look like a ripoff of Fox's Chunkies.

I saw the Bros in B&M too but the thought of them being like Aero put me off. However B&M did do a nice Milka product which was like Malteasers but with a crunchy hazelnut centre.

Posted: 19:32 Mon 19-Apr-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I feel like I'm missing out on this B&M place... :(
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