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Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:38:46 pm »
I have to ask what was change to remove that very nice unique taste to the yorkies?

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 06:56:06 am »
Cost. It's as simple as that. Replace more expensive contents with cheaper ones but charge the same price.
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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 11:52:35 am »
I remember when you could break your teeth on a Yorkie. If you put one in the fridge, it would last you a whole afternoon!

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 10:54:53 pm »
I did actually write to Nestle a few years back to express my disgust.  Predictably, they denied having tampered with the original recipe.  Possibly a difference in the milk content and type of emulsifier.  (More research needed and preferably some insight from a Rowntree worker.)

As an aside, I remember that the old (green and white) Southend Pier trains had interior lights that were shaped just like a piece of Yorkie!  :P

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 07:41:31 pm »
I did actually write to Nestle a few years back to express my disgust.  Predictably, they denied having tampered with the original recipe.  Possibly a difference in the milk content and type of emulsifier.  (More research needed and preferably some insight from a Rowntree worker.)

As an aside, I remember that the old (green and white) Southend Pier trains had interior lights that were shaped just like a piece of Yorkie!  :P

I remember those old trains from my visits to Southend in the 1960s. As Londoners, we went to Southend at least twice during the summer - usually on a Sunday afternoon. It was about 1 hour away and Og1 the excitement when we saw the sea! remember Peter Pan's Playpark and the Kurzle too. Happy days!
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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 11:57:32 pm »
That part of town has all been redeveloped, sadly (for various reasons), the trains are now boring diesel and any character (such as Yorkie lights and reversible seats) has gone the way of our chocolate.  (But I'd better not speculate as to whose fault it is! ;))

At the risk of going totally OT, there's a 1960s promotional film called "Sunshine on Sea" (or something like that) on-line at the East Anglian Film Archive.
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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 03:13:52 pm »
I used to like visiting the waxworks at Southend. Remember the one with the pirate and the pendulum at the front? Long gone now...

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 05:06:17 pm »
I used to like visiting the waxworks at Southend. Remember the one with the pirate and the pendulum at the front? Long gone now...

Oh yes! I'd forgotten that!
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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 05:07:52 pm »
I did actually write to Nestle a few years back to express my disgust.  Predictably, they denied having tampered with the original recipe.  Possibly a difference in the milk content and type of emulsifier.  (More research needed and preferably some insight from a Rowntree worker.)

As an aside, I remember that the old (green and white) Southend Pier trains had interior lights that were shaped just like a piece of Yorkie!  :P

I'll check out that film. :)

Such a shame to see childhood memories crushed by the wrecking ball!

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 03:41:36 pm »
I would love to see the recipe of the yokies back in the 1970s and 80s.

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 10:32:06 pm »
Do you really think a switch in the quality of ingredients could have made such a huge change in taste though?

It's barely recognisable from the chocolate I used to buy back when it was only supposed to be on sale to truck drivers.  :D

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 11:08:41 am »
Well, they've added more oil into the mix, hence the fact that the bar is softer. I'm guessing they've reduced the amount of cocoa solids drastically and replaced the gap with sugar.

I can't believe people still eat them.

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 11:44:43 pm »
Well, they've added more oil into the mix, hence the fact that the bar is softer. I'm guessing they've reduced the amount of cocoa solids drastically and replaced the gap with sugar.

I can't believe people still eat them.

I can't eat them any more, and I used to love them.
The last couple I had made me feel really ill, but if they're putting more oil in the chocolate that would explain that.

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2013, 10:32:28 am »
Well, they've added more oil into the mix, hence the fact that the bar is softer. I'm guessing they've reduced the amount of cocoa solids drastically and replaced the gap with sugar.

I can't believe people still eat them.

Can you remember what the old recipe was?

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Re: Yorkie: What was that unique taste
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2013, 05:59:06 pm »
It's quite sad that they've downsized the Yorkie bar. Don't think I've had one for donkey's!