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Posted: 20:34 Sat 05-Jun-2010. Price: 1/6 x 30g. Location: Asda, Colindale. Sub-flavours: Hobnobs with Raisins and a layer of Milk Chocolate; Digestives with Hazelnuts and a layer of Milk Chocolate; HobNobs with Peanuts and Milk Chocolate Chips.
Snackspot reports: For some reason I expected these to be like a big Hobnob (or Digestive) biscuit, with extra fruit and/or nuts plus a chocolate coating - they're actually a bit less solid than that, like a broken-biscuit cereal bar stuck together with glucose syrup (which is the first or second item in the ingredients on the two varieties I've tried). The chocolate isn't particularly noticeable, and the Digestives with Hazelnuts one was a bit more interesting than the Hobnobs with Raisins, though neither were as revelatory as Kellogg's Dark Chocolate and Almond Fibre Plus bar.

...Just a quick update today as I'll probably be "saving" these Cadbury Shoots (also 1 from Asda) for some sort of World Cup round-up next week. In other chocolate combinations: currently at 2/480ml, Asda's Loaded Black Forest ice cream is a surprisingly credible Ben-and-Jerry-beater that makes me want to try the rest of the range; Foodstuff Finds has a lower-calorie alternative in the form of Le Whif breathable chocolate (via Amazon); and "Lynne" has snagged one of the current offers on Galaxy Counters (ie, 1.50 in Sainsburys, Braehead, Glasgow), calculating: "They are two bags for 3. Basically Minstrels minus their little crispy shells: like the naked Minstrels you get in Revels. I believe they used to be available in the old days so I guess many of you will be happy to see them back."


Posted: 14:41 Wed 18-Aug-2010 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Doh I meant to add a new sighting this week but have been 'out on the road'... That said, it looks like Asda's excellent black forest icecream described above is currently only a pound a tub all over the country..?
Posted: 17:46 Wed 18-Aug-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: That's ok but don't let it happen again.


Posted: 09:07 Fri 03-Sep-2010 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Black Forest icecream update - now only *75p* in the big Asda near Crossharbour DLR, Isle Of Dogs..!
Posted: 11:09 Sat 04-Sep-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: You wot? You wot? You slaaaaag.
Posted: 20:51 Sun 05-Sep-2010 by "alex dekker" # permalink comment
Comment: The hazelnut Medley ["Product contains 25% Digestive Biscuits"] reminds me of caramel digestive biscuits. I think the caramel/glucose syrup aspect is a bit disappointing, and as such I reckon they're going to sink without trace, making a brief final appearance in Home Bargains/B&M/Poundland/et al. If they'd gone for more of a chocolate angle they could have been a real hit.
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