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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Starburst Tounge Tangles Confirmed sighting: Starburst Tongue Tangles
Posted: 09:01 Sun 30-May-2010. Price: 65p/135g (introductory offer). Location: Tesco, Covent Garden. Sub-flavours: Banana with Mango centre; Blueberry with Lemon; Apricot with Cherry. Nutritional unusualness: Contains "carotenes, vegetable carbon".
Snackspot reports: I don't know who makes up the product names at Starburst (or should that be "Opal Fruits"?) HQ, but it's a bold move not to refer to either of the obvious predecessors of these "Sweet Chewz [with] Sour Ooze" - Starburst Smoothies and Starburst Choozers. Unless of course they're going to be replacing one or both of the earlier brands, in which case Tongue Tangles isn't much more self-explanatory, and could lead to potential confusion when offering them around to people: "Anyone for a... Tongue Tangle?"

...Also on offer in Tesco were these surprisingly non sugar-free Wrigley's Extra Chewy Mints (in authentic Wrigley's Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweetmint and Coolmint, about 50p/38g bag), and I think I've glimpsed something like Mentos Pure Gum in Morrissons, in addition to the Mentos Sugarfree Gum available in Spearmint and probably the other traditional varieties that the all-natural Peppersmith team have come up with so far.

Elsewhere, Foodstuff Finds has been foraging for XXX Mints with a Kick of Chilli - and, back with fruitier infusions, the likes of: England-themed cherry and orange Tic Tac Fruity Limited Edition; Burton's Jammie Dodgers Lively Lemon (a belated followup to 2006's Cheeky Mango?); plus Mr Kipling's Raspberry Ripple Slices and Tuttie Frutti Pies, part of a range that includes Neapolitan Bakewells and replaces the Carrot Cake Slice and Toffee Apple Bakewell, apparently.


Posted: 11:04 Sun 30-May-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Nick, Isn't it sad to see the sad decline of the English language even on this site? ;o)
Posted: 13:52 Sun 30-May-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, indeed. Lounge Tangle I could understand, would quite welcome actually, but never mind. Anyhoo, I'll be in Glasgow in early July on business but shall be taking some time out too. Have you ever been to Peckhams or Heart Buchanan delis in the West End? I'd appreciate your views...
Posted: 14:51 Sun 30-May-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Alas, Nick, the West End is a tad too far away for me to frequent. Therefore, as they say, I couldn't possibly comment.
Posted: 00:09 Mon 31-May-2010 by "Linz"
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Comment: Peckhams is great. There's a few in the west end though, with the one on Byres Road (the most obvious and popular) actually being the smallest and least well-stocked. It's just another Peckhams though, don't you get them all over the UK? I think they are largely the same. I've been to Heart Buchanan as well but only for a coffee and brownie. It's not really a deli, just a coffee shop/mini restaurant type thing. Quite nice nonetheless, but if you're looking for a deli I'd go to the bigger Peckhams or Kember & Jones which is fab. It's on Byres Road. Or if you just wanted coffee and cake you'd be better with Tinderbox (same street) Enjoy! :)
Posted: 10:46 Mon 31-May-2010 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh yeah, I've gone back and fixed it to TONGUE Tangles in the story (though there'll still be some "Tounges" in the other links for a while :)
Posted: 11:35 Mon 31-May-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Thank you Linz for the superb advice. I shall definitely visit Kember & Jones. I wasn't aware that Peckhams was a chain - I'd read about both it and Heart Buchanan in a Speciality Food article. Looking forward to the trip now!
Posted: 13:26 Mon 31-May-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Ooh! I've just learned I might be visiting Glasgow again in September. P.S. I am not the Pope, and you don't have to kiss my ring.
Posted: 14:01 Mon 31-May-2010 by "Peckham's Deli" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi from Peckham's Deli Nick! We hope that you can come and visit us whilst you are in the west end of Glasgow!

We are a Scottish family-owned business and the family are still at the heart of everything we do - like our Managing Director who is just sitting a few desks away from me at Head Office! He opened the first branch in the west end of Glasgow on Clarence Drive in 1982. Clarence Drive Deli is still thriving and Peckham's have kept return local custom at Clarence Drive Deli for almost 30 years!

Our Byres Road branch is an excellent place to find wines to get excited about. Many of our wine suppliers can't supply large enough quantities to provide high street chains and supermarkets and this means we can offer an unrivalled mixture of quality and novelty!

Or if you are a foodie - then we have our own hand-made quiche and tortilla, salads, sandwiches, cakes and muffins from Peckham's kitchen, as well as our own artisan bread range baked in our wood-burning ovens. Plus much more!

Hope to see you in July! Susie McClue & the Peckham's Team

P.S. Thanks for your comments Linz! You can follow our all our news on https://twitter.com/PeckhamsDeli

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