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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012 Confirmed sighting: Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012
Posted: 19:25 Mon 31-Dec-2012. Price: 2.79/750ml. Location: Tesco, Surrey Quays. Sub-flavours: Pink Lady apple; Granny Smith apple; Valencia Orange etc.
Snackspot reports: These Coldpress juices have been kicking around in Waitrose since at least spring, but I was unable to resist them when they also started appearing in Tesco and that giant discount store near Lewisham station. The idea is that they're pasteurised using high pressure rather than heat, and the effect is perhaps as revolutionary as the arrival of not-for-concentrate brands like Tropicana - they actually taste of fresh apples etc, which they flaunt to the extent of having different apple flavours in the range. My prediction: one of the warring giants like PepsiCo/Tropicana/Copella or Coke/Innocent Smoothies will either buy the company, or copy the technique (possibly even including the graduated tint on the bottle which makes you think there's authentic sediment inside).

...Joining Coldpress in my round-up of the best products of the last 12 months, I'd also raise a glass to (and of) Stella Artois Cidre Pear. Other highlights have included Greggs The Baker's pre-baked baguettes, Kettle Tortilla Chips, Cadbury Choc Full Of Popcorn, Dark Chocolate Peanut M and Ms and, for pudding, a tie between Ben and Jerry's Cores and McDonald's Orange Flavour Chocolate Pie. And in the "worst-named" category, Haagen-Dazs Secret Sensations narrowly lost out to Marks and Spencer's "Percy Pig flavour" Hollow white chocolate pig with dried raspberry and strawberry concentrates and decorated with sprinkles.

Just to continue stealing the best ideas from Gobble Monkey (and nicecupofteaandasitdown), Snackspot will be on indefinite holiday during 2013 and beyond. I'll update the right-hand margin with some more blog links for keeping track of the snacking universe, plus you can still comment on stories from the last 6 months here - but, for now, thanks for all the comments and sightings over the last 10 years, and hopefully I'll see you again sometime, on this site or another. - Dave


Posted: 20:05 Mon 31-Dec-2012 by "Choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: Couldn't agree more with the pudding choices (having only tried the mcd's choc orange very recently). If I may be so bold as to add best product ruined by over branding - "Oreo with..." - we've had Milka, then Dairy Milk and I believe Marabou is coming soon if not already available in Sweden! - it's a nice product but really, three varieties that taste almost exactly the same :(

Have yourself a well deserved holiday! Thanks for all your efforts over the years. I've been reading snackspot such a long time (and NTK off and on before that), hope it won't be a long break :)

Posted: 20:40 Mon 31-Dec-2012 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: So long (Dave) and thanks for all the fish. :)
Posted: 18:06 Tue 01-Jan-2013 by "Jim" # permalink comment
Comment: Wow sad times to see Snackspot shut up shop :(

Thanks for the years of work Dave.

Jim http://www.chocolatemission.net

Posted: 16:52 Fri 04-Jan-2013 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks very much for all the snack-related fun over the years.
Posted: 21:33 Fri 04-Jan-2013 by "Yay! Lovely Fish! " # permalink comment
Comment: Hope you come back and get rid of spam (!)... but thanks for the good times... my favourite post ever http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0602281421cpi God bless Polar bear!!!
Posted: 08:17 Mon 07-Jan-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: thanks for all the kind words, and sorry about the sudden rush of unwanted comments - think I have a new solution which I am just starting to test : )
Posted: 10:38 Mon 07-Jan-2013 by "Dave" # permalink comment
Comment: Sad news! I've been dipping in and out of snackspot since I first saw it on NTK. Will you be reposting each entry in exactly 28 years time for people nostalgic for post-collapse flavoured foods?

Thanks for keeping it running all this time, Dave.

Posted: 12:21 Mon 07-Jan-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well, just for the moment, I'm hoping I've stemmed the recent tide of irrelevant messages - let's see how that goes...
Posted: 18:50 Tue 08-Jan-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: sorry, still me - now the comments seem quiet... *too* quiet!
Posted: 13:10 Thu 24-Jan-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: OK, seem to have fixed some of the comments issues - to help celebrate, read this: http://www.theawl.com/2013/01/giant-mcdonalds-times-square
Posted: 13:16 Thu 24-Jan-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: + in the interests of impartiality, free coffees & other offers at Burger King until Feb 24 http://www.burgerking.co.uk/files/documents/voucher/KOTD_Vouchers.pdf
Posted: 22:03 Thu 24-Jan-2013 by [deleted] # permalink comment
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Posted: 07:48 Fri 25-Jan-2013 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Time to close down the ability to post I think Snackspot :(
Posted: 09:31 Sun 21-Apr-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Quick update - all the comments are now switched off, if you want to get in touch try Twitter..! https://mobile.twitter.com/FakeDaveGreen/status/313293238171742210 yeah sorry - I've switched off comments on this story but they should still work on some recent stories (eg the link below), stay in touch : )


Posted: 10:31 Sun 12-May-2013 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: bafflingly, those unwanted comments seem to prefer the most recently updated story - let's see if this helps...

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