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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Honey Monster Honeycomb Puffs/ Golden Wonder Chip Shop Curry crisps Confirmed sighting: Honey Monster Honeycomb Puffs/ Golden Wonder Chip Shop Curry crisps
Posted: 11:31 Sun 27-Mar-2011. Price: 2.59. Location: Scotmid, Strathaven, Scotland. Nutritional unusualness: "with honey goodness", honeycomb pieces 8%.
Zeddy reports: Tell 'em about the Crunchie, mummy! Yes, Sugar Puffs' new products continue, this one being a Ltd Edition - standard Sugar Puffs and hidden (and I DO mean hidden) throughout fairly sparsely (unless they are sitting at the bottom of the box) are little pieces of cinder toffee aka Crunchie. They are OK but nothing to rush out and buy unless you are a big puff... fan.

...Thanks Zeddy - in other crunchy curiosities: it sounds like "Gourmet" has found a Cadbury Spots V Stripes Big Race bar for 60p in the Church Road Co Op, Northolt, alleging it's: "A light crispy wafer with bubbles of cocoa cream. An unremarkable but not unpleasant experience. Not very Cadbury, more like foreign confection, probably a Kraft influence," while "Father Crispmas" spotted molasses powder, liquorice powder and turmeric powder in the 6-packs of Golden Wonder Chip Shop Curry crisps sold by "Everything's 99p", Southend, adding: "Apparently, this was judged Scotland's favourite flavour by by Scottish TV viewers back in August 2010 (Golden Wonder are sponsoring STV programmes in an attempt to reconnect the brand with its Scottish heritage, and the pack accordingly sports a natty STV logo). Some packs have evidently found their way down south, as I can cheerfully testify with my spicy breath!"

"The promotion clearly wasn't as high-profile as the current Walkers one, and I can't find any details of any other promotional flavours which might have been available, but I'm pleased to say these crisps make a very passable attempt at chip shop curry flavour. The crisps aren't exactly overpowering - I'd have liked a stronger flavour but you also get a good taste of potato, so all in all it's a fairly good representation of dipping your chips into a pot of curry sauce. The nutritional info on the GW site is far more detailed than it is on the packet, and, like most pet food labelling, makes mention of the moisture and ash content, which is slightly disconcerting...


Posted: 12:04 Sun 27-Mar-2011 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Oops, pressed "Publish" too soon there - re Golden Wonder's "Ash content", maybe it's how much ash is left if you burn off the moisture, as otherwise the website implies it's 27.5% of what you're eating..?
Posted: 12:21 Sun 27-Mar-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: It's probably something to do with those Cornershops selling Brimful of Ash(a).

Yep, ok, I'll get me coat....

Posted: 20:45 Sun 27-Mar-2011 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: phew (though 27.5 per 100g still sounds a bit high...)


Almost all dog food contains ash as an ingredient. Sometimes it makes up as much as 14 per cent by weight. I have always thought of ash as being toxic waste, containing all sorts of noxious elements, so why is it added to dog food and what type of ash is it?

• You will be relieved to hear that ash is not added to pet foods. It is a way of describing the mineral content of pet food. The ash you see listed is part of the guaranteed nutrient analysis: legally the pack must state how much of the food is protein, fat, fibre, water and ash.

Ash is measured by heating the pet food to temperatures of around 550 °C, and burning off all the organic components to leave just the inorganic residue. If the mineral content of pet food sounds high, it is important to remember that ...

Posted: 16:40 Tue 29-Mar-2011 by "conor martin" # permalink comment
Comment: has any one seen the blue skittle limited edition packs
Posted: 08:20 Mon 22-Aug-2011 by "Roddy McGibbon Durban South Africa" # permalink comment
Comment: SIMPLE.... The best cerel ever made.
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