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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again) Confirmed sighting: Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again)
Posted: 20:31 Sun 22-Jul-2012. Price: 1.59/126g bag (or currently 2 for 3) on Old Kent Road, for example. Location: Asda. Nutritional unusualness: "Part of the Smarties family".
"Wes" reports: Working in a large supermarket chain has its advantages. As well as the obvious ones, such as discounts and room for promotion, we also get to see what stock is to be sold before it goes on the shelves. Today, I witnessed something special.

Nestle have decided to bring back their Vice Versas sweets, which have previously been discontinued twice. For those of us who don't know (or are too young to remember), Vice Versas were similar to Galaxy Minstrels in size and content, but had an interesting twist. Inside the pack there were milk AND white chocolates in crispy brown and white shells. However, inside the white shells was the milk chocolate, and inside the brown shells was the white chocolate.

No word on prices yet, however I've recently heard they are on sale in Golborne Asda for 89p per bag.

...And if you're wondering, "Wes" is presumably referring to these being discontinued before and after their 2004 relaunch, as there's no firm evidence they ever reappeared in July 2007.

Anyway, in other melty centres: "Allan" didn't submit a picture of the Tango Demolition Balls ("Milk chocolate balls with orange truffle centre and popping candy pieces") he says he saw in Tesco, Hayes; "Yo Snack dude!" began "Jim Chocolate Mission" with the news that he's "reviewing all three of the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Limited Editions made especially for the Olympics"; and I officially apologise for not paying more attention to Dark Chocolate Peanut M and Ms in the past, as I found these (Polish?) Intense 65% Cacao ones in the Peckham Poundland yesterday and they are the best M and Ms I have ever tasted.

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Posted: 03:44 Mon 23-Jul-2012 by "JD" # permalink comment
Comment: I wonder if it had anything to do with the ViceVersas making their Canadian debut this summer as a limited release (along with Orange Aero bars and bites, and Mini KitKat caramel and mint varieties?) I never bothered to look at where they were being made (but I know they weren't Canadian, as they didn't carry the nut free symbol)
Posted: 14:01 Mon 23-Jul-2012 by "gobble monkey" # permalink comment
Comment: read about and see pictures of Tango Demolition choc here: http://www.gobblemonkey.com/2012/04/tango-demolition-balls.html
Posted: 18:12 Fri 27-Jul-2012 by "PC" # permalink comment
Comment: I've seen the Dark M&M's in a jumbo sized bag in a local discount store - what a bargain! They're very addictive.
Posted: 16:03 Sun 29-Jul-2012 by "Dan Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: Yep. Vice Versas are back again, and pleasingly with the original packaging largely intact, though with a quarter of the back of the bag now firmly emblazoned with "Part of the Smarties range" on it, suggesting that this might be part of a more permanent attempt at keeping them around if they can anchor them to an older brand.

Given that when I was younger and thinner, I used to eat far too many of them, now that I am older and fatter I had to buy some. So I did.

They are NOT THE SAME AS THEY WERE. Distressingly free of the colours E-numbers used to provide, we've got a weedily-inked brown shell. Tooth-fans may like to know that they're also significantly crunchier than they once were. Disappointment fans may like to know that the white-shelled ones are fairly flavourless, in that uniquely Nestle "sugar makes up for flavour" kind of a way. The brown-shelled ones, while weedily-coloured do at least taste as they once did, just having earned the appearance of a bar of chocolate left in the sun for too long.

So there.


Posted: 23:48 Sat 06-Oct-2012 by "ange" # permalink comment
Comment: Very disappointing they taste nothing like the old vice versas they are very hard and have no flavour. I use to love these but won't be buying them again.
Posted: 15:01 Thu 01-Nov-2012 by "ADAM LYMES" # permalink comment
Comment: WERE CAN I BUY VICE VERSA
Posted: 12:00 Sat 10-Nov-2012 by "lee coombs" # permalink comment
Comment: IN ASDA! numbskull.
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