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New Products / Moser Roth [Fruit] Panna Cotta
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:38:24 pm »
Available as a "Limited Edition" (from Aldi), but how limited I'm not sure.  Similar to some of the Bellarom stuff you get from Lidl.

Actually a bit fatty and sickly IMO, with the soya lecithin not helping the texture.  And as with all milk chocolate it's definitely best eaten chilled.  (It could work well with a cup of espresso.) 

I suspect the blueberry and raspberry ones will  have the greatest appeal, somehow.

But check it out; it's not your average bland offering from the UK's mainstream manufacturer, that's for sure.  It's adventurous and I give it 5/10.  :)

Old Products / Re: Double Decker Dilemma
« on: May 07, 2013, 10:43:28 pm »
I've just been looking at old choc wrappers on another forum, and, sure enough, there was the original DD wrapper clearly stating that raisins were included.  So it's official.

You know what, looking at the huge variety and innovation of Cadbury's products in the '60s and '70s, then comparing it to what's available now, it's easy to understand how they've gone from being one of Britain's best-loved brands to one of the most hated.

I feel sure that there are more than just market forces at work here.  I suspect they, along with other industries (and government), have been infiltrated by one of these sinister and influential think-tanks that are seeking to destroy this country slowly but surely, step by step.  Dumbing-down is just one weapon in their arsenal.  Take a closer look at Common Purpose or the Fabian Society for starters.

Foreign Products / Re: Attention Marzipan Lovers!
« on: December 06, 2012, 10:06:11 pm »
Well I love marzipan AND pineapple and will be visiting Lidl shortly!  Thanks for the heads up.

So, how was it for you? ;)

Foreign Products / Re: Boci Aero Eperizu Tejcsokolades
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:34:25 pm »
Well, I was around in the '70s too, and I must confess I only remember mint, orange and chocolate Aeros.  (This was long before the individual bars existed.)

Maybe the strawberry and lime versions were limited editions.  Too bad I missed out!

Foreign Products / Re: Attention Marzipan Lovers!
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:28:32 pm »
What is it with yous? ;)

Don't tell me - you peel the marzipan off the Christmas cake and discard?

Me, I just love the Niederegger (especially the long thin rectangular one), plus the Ritter, plus the.....

Foreign Products / Attention Marzipan Lovers!
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:47:36 pm »
There are some pretty nice marzipan bars of various types in Lidl at the moment, to be found with the Christmas chocs.  Particularly the pineapple one.

Unless you are concerned about your weight...


P.S. Beware of the very thin foil!

Foreign Products / Re: American Chocolate
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:33:49 pm »
I guess it depends what the actual products are, but no doubt sooner or later you'll see them on sale here anyway.

For example, Reese's cups and Hershey bars are pretty much mainstream now.  The next step is them being made here under licence (just like beer, in fact).  For me though, when that happens the product loses its appeal - it just doesn't seem authentic if it hasn't made the journey.

I remember decades ago when Ferrero Rocher balls were the height of sophistiaction.  Now they're just plain boring!

Foreign Products / How Do You Define a Foreign Product?
« on: October 23, 2012, 06:52:00 pm »
Just wondering...

Supposing the product is officially on sale in the UK, even if made abroad - does it count as 'foreign'?  And how does one define 'officially'?

Or, must this be limited to items purchased abroad that are NOT on sale here?


Old Products / Re: Classic: Carbury with lemon!
« on: August 08, 2012, 01:06:04 am »
They do a Lemon Cheesecake version in New Zealand which is kinda similar...

New Products / Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:57:38 am »
OK Scarlet,

What you say is absolutely true, only the Extremist has anything going for it IMO and yes, the novelty could soon wear off.

I think we (as a nation) have forgotten what proper chocolate is.

Foreign Products / Boci Aero Eperizu Tejcsokolades
« on: June 24, 2012, 11:34:02 am »
A strawberry Aero made in the Czech Republic, distributed by Nestle Hungaria Kft, Budapest, somehow ending up in my local corner shop!

And it's OK actually, if nothing remarkable...

New Products / Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« on: April 28, 2012, 10:07:21 pm »
Yous've gotta check this out to be sure!  Imagine a choc square, a bit bigger than a Ritter square, with a swirled blend of milk and darc choc, mini-Maltesers and (dry) brownie pieces.  It's pretty good actually, considering it's made in the UK.  (The Maltesers are in this case called "Chocolate Salty Malty Balls"!)

New Products / Re: The ultimate KitKat Chunky
« on: January 21, 2012, 09:14:51 am »
Clearly if you're not on Facebook your opinion doesn't count.

Old Products / Re: Orange Aero returns
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:24:49 pm »
Yeah, it annoys me when they claim a product is "new" when it isn't - clearly they think we were all born yesterday.  Or maybe the kids running the marketing department really were born yesterday and think they really have invented something new!  However, unless the recipe has not been tampered with, I guess they could legitimately say it's a new product.  A bit like "new" Bournville "Old Jamaica" - Bournville with a perfumey overtone vaguely reminiscent of the original.

Old Products / Double Decker Dilemma
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:11:48 pm »
I have a very vague recollection that, many moons ago,  Double Decker used to have raisin in the base layer.  Am I imagining this?

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