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(Daily Mail)   Parents warned about new junior high fad: smashing and snorting Rockets (Smarties for you Brits). Sadly, unlike the stupid snap bracelet crap, this one has youtube videos   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 124
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2014-01-19 07:55:49 PM

JohnnyRebel88: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 400x267]

THESE are the smarties i grew up with. much nicer than that other shiat.

They look like Spree from the label.  Are they similar?


not at all. they're basically british M&Ms.
 
2014-01-19 07:59:21 PM
This story brought to you by the year 1982.
 
2014-01-19 08:13:30 PM

FlashHarry: not at all. they're basically british M&Ms.


Except they're very little like M&Ms. Much thicker, sweeter shell and -- unusually for a British chocolate -- a much lower grade of chocolate center.

I loved Smarties as a British kid growing up in one of the colonies, and seldom had M&Ms. Then I got a tube of Smarties for my son recently, having not had them in a decade or more, and was quite disappointed.

Sure, they're still nice, but M&Ms are truthfully speaking far superior. That's rare indeed -- I prefer the British variants of most candy / sweets, especially Cadbury's chocolate versus the awful pap Hershey's produces, or even versus Hershey's licensed (but radically different) variant of "Cadbury's" chocolate that's sold in the US. Definitely not the case with Smarties, though.
 
2014-01-19 08:27:19 PM
When I was in grade 1, my older sister said she would give me 50 cents if I downed a bottle of eucalytpus oil. Got half way though, started choking, coughing up bubbles and then projectile puked everywhere.  Its hard to breath when you have puked eucalyptus oil out through your sinuses and every breath delivers burning vapour into your lungs.

Missed a week of school. Two words: Planet Mucous.

/didn't get the 50c either since I didn't finish the whole bottle.
 
2014-01-19 08:29:00 PM

blurr_grrl: [i715.photobucket.com image 157x160]
'When you eat your Smarties
do you eat the red ones last?
Do you suck them very slowly
Or crunch them very fast
Eat that candy and milk chocolate
But tell me when I ask
When you eat your Smarties
do you eat the red ones last?'

Used to go around the house singing that when I was a kid.
One of the best marketing campaigns by a candy company ever.

/not a 'Brit'


We not only ate the red ones last, but got them wet first and rubbed them on our lips to make "lipstick".

/nowadays kids that age have the real stuff
 
2014-01-19 08:36:43 PM
Yeah. I did that crap in Jr High, too. That was the early 80's.

I did the hard stuff though, too. You know, inhaling a shot of Binaca Breath through the nose. My reaction to that was much like those dipshiats eating the hot peppers.

/You totally forgot about Binaca, didn't you...
 
2014-01-19 08:45:04 PM

StrikitRich: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 380x280]

Are Smarties the gateway to snorting Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola?


Hey Mikey!
 
2014-01-19 09:03:16 PM

Nick Nostril: Apparently the Americans? Although I've never heard of Rockets and actually ate some Smarties today.


Nope, subby is just an idiot.

My assumption would be that subby is Canadian (where they are "Rockets") and assumed the Daily Fail was using the British name.
 
2014-01-19 09:05:46 PM

gweilo8888: I loved Smarties as a British kid growing up in one of the colonies, and seldom had M&Ms. Then I got a tube of Smarties for my son recently, having not had them in a decade or more, and was quite disappointed.


Same, I loved Smarties growing up (not quite as much as M&Ms, but quite good), but now I just don't like them (while still loving M&Ms).
 
2014-01-19 09:41:53 PM
This is pure snow!
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-19 09:48:24 PM
Smarties? Whimps. Back in MY day we snorted Altoids.

/ah, the 90s
 
2014-01-19 10:24:15 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Who the fark calls smarties rockets?


This, what country is Subby from? Sure ain't the USA.
 
2014-01-19 10:28:16 PM

sleeps in trees: aimtastic: British Smarties are basically plain M&Ms and nothing like the American Smarties that kids are snorting. Rockets are the Canadian version of American Smarties. The nearest UK equivalent to American Smarties are Fizzers.

Which is just a long way of saying subby is stupid.


OK we have "Smarties" candy coated chocolate and you eat the red ones last and "Rockets" that you usually get on Halloween.  We also have M&Ms but Smarties are the standard.  Is that what you mean?


Are necco wafers a British thing? I like any confectioners sugar candy but I like the necco wafers since I don't need to share them with anyone.
 
2014-01-19 10:31:03 PM
Never mind,  They are American,  but sold in England.   http://www.necco.com/Candy/Wafers.aspx
 
2014-01-19 11:20:27 PM
But "Scarface" is still totes the bomb.  Righ?
 
2014-01-19 11:27:15 PM

TheGogmagog: Never mind,  They are American,  but sold in England.   http://www.necco.com/Candy/Wafers.aspx


Can't say as I've ever seen a NECCO wafer in England. In a specialty / import market perhaps, but I seldom see them even here in the US, let along in the UK.
 
2014-01-20 12:22:32 AM

vodka: This is pure snow!
[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


On a tangent, I am always disappointed that when I propose a plan that we "Go that way.  If something gets in our way, we'll turn" always gets me just blank stares.
 
2014-01-20 12:45:37 AM

miss diminutive: ecmoRandomNumbers: WTF are rockets?

These are rockets:



Also these:
 


Well played.
 
2014-01-20 01:54:25 AM

Old Man Winter: I wonder who comes up with this stuff.  "Hey, Billy, I heard you can get high by stuffing a baby turtle up your ass."


lh6.ggpht.com
 
2014-01-20 08:38:55 AM

parahaps: Relatively Obscure: Won't be long before they switch to the hard stuff

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This was actually popular to snort when I was in high school, 'bout 15 years ago.


It was a thing for a bit when I was in grade school, which was ...  oh.  Oh my God.

Excuse me, I have some clouds to yell at.
 
2014-01-20 09:58:35 AM
They were doing this when I was in High School... 20 years ago...
 
2014-01-20 01:05:20 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-20 02:32:45 PM
Came in for a Modern Problems pic leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-20 05:31:52 PM

gweilo8888: I loved Smarties as a British kid growing up in one of the colonies, and seldom had M&Ms. Then I got a tube of Smarties for my son recently, having not had them in a decade or more, and was quite disappointed.


weird. i always preferred smarties to M&Ms when i was a kid. but i haven't had them in ages. i'll be back in the UK this summer, so maybe i'll sample a tube.

maybe they changed the formula?
 
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