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Posted: 18:25 Sun 10-Apr-2011. Price: 1/box of 6x "duo packs" (introductory offer). Location: Tesco, Brent Cross. Sub-flavours: Belgian Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Layer (tested); Belgian White Chocolate and Truffle; Belgian Milk Chocolate and Praline. Nutritional unusualness: 50kcal, 3.4g sugars, 3g fat per biscuit.
Snackspot reports: McVitie's may be rebooting their embattled Boasters brand (now in Belgian Chocolate Chunks or Belgian Chocolate Chunks and Hazelnut), and teaming up with Mars to create Twix Caramel Slices. But all I've seen so far are these intriguingly portion-controlled versions of what I think they put out last Christmas to compete with the Fox's/ Marks and Spencer's-style collections. The ones I tried weren't quite up to that "indulgent" sort of standard and have the lighter texture of meringues or macaroons, but it is odd unwrapping the individual duo packs (which look like something you'd get as part of an airline meal) - shown in the photo here with a 50p to indicate scale.

...Presumably everyone wanted to launch new stuff before this year's ultra-late Easter, but also currently melting on shop shelves are: more Big and Chunky Flapjack Cookies from Maryland; Smarties, Toffee Crisp and Rolo variants of Millie's Cookies; plus Nestle Aero Biscuits, Cadbury BiscBits (in Caramel Crisp, Chocolate Crisp, Honeycomb Crunch or Orange Crunch), and Mars' distinctly European-seeming Balisto bars (in Crunchy, Muesli, or Forest Berries) which have also been on introductory offer in Tesco at 1/pack of 9.


Posted: 19:20 Sun 10-Apr-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Hell mend McVities. I was grief-stricken when they stopped their fruit and chocolate ones. They were the BEST biscuit on the market IMHO and my other half felt the same. We simply do not purchase any of the brand now. I mean, have you tried a Club biscuit recently?
Posted: 19:26 Sun 10-Apr-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Oh! Another thing. Do they have a guillotine at Mars? I say this as they must think there is a market for a slightly fatter Twix. Honestly? Is this the Mars innovation dept's best try?! Pathetic!
Posted: 07:27 Mon 11-Apr-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: That Museli (sic) bar looks like a Rocky and sounds like that revolting Swisskit bar from the 70s. I'll pass, thanks.
Posted: 16:13 Wed 13-Apr-2011 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, the Forest Berries one somehow tastes like it contains artificial sweeteners, even though it doesn't (only 94 calories though, as if that is going to persuade you :)
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