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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Fox's Clearly A British Celebration glacier sweets Confirmed sighting: Fox's Clearly A British Celebration glacier sweets
Posted: 18:10 Sun 01-May-2011. Price: 99p in the 99p shop and a bit more than that otherwise. Location: Spotted on a royal wedding tat display at Waterstones.
We've had a bit of coverage of these already, but it was only due to this sighting that I managed to track them down to the Camden 99p store (and also discover that you can identify the flavours without opening them by holding them up to a bright light, or the sun). Anyway, as "yorkhouse" reports, these are: Commemorating the royal wedding with red, white and blue Fox's in raspberry, blueberry and (err?) cloudy lemonade. Wish they'd just bring back the good old red and black Glacier Fruits though.

...Something of a traditionalist's reception there from "yorkhouse" - I haven't seen many post-wedding bargains so far, but Foodstuff Finds has a bit more by way of celebratory confectionery, in the form of Marks and Spencers' white chocolate Jazzies and New Royals (the latter being "strawberries dipped in white chocolate, and made to look like potatoes").

Oh and in other stuff I meant to mention a couple of weeks ago: Flood is the latest berry-flavoured addition to Wrigley's baffling 5 brand; my brother found this Stride Shift Flavor Changing Gum on a recent trip to California, which starts off citrus-y enough but (perhaps thankfully) doesn't get too minty when you hit the microgranules; and we can only assume that Tesco Little Miss Chatterbox and Friends soft fruit flavour gums (currently around 2/2 bags) are meant to arrive stuck together like this, unless it's like that time I got a bag of Haribo Star Mix from a rail station vending machine that had been in the sun all day, transforming the contents into a giant, gelatinous mass of technicolour protoplasm that I did my best to extract recognisable blobs from until I finally got home.

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Posted: 08:38 Mon 02-May-2011 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i took several bags of these out to india and they were a huge hit. i didn't try them though so don't know how nice they were. not a very good review...
Posted: 14:18 Mon 02-May-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought a bag of these about three weeks ago for 92p at the Leicester branch of WH Smith.

They were nice sweets but didn't offer anything special. To answer your question Charl: the blueberry were my favourite containing a nice balance of sweet and tanginess, the lemonade were pleasingly sour, and the raspberry were anonymous but okay.

In all they were just a shameless bit of piggyback marketing and, given that I bought them, it worked.


Posted: 10:28 Tue 03-May-2011 by "conor" # permalink comment
Comment: have you seen the fanta red fruits apple blackcurrant and raspberry ?
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