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(Mirror.co.uk)   The quirky chocolate bars cost 99p each in store, but shoppers are a little confused by the idea of them. One person proclaimed: "I don't know how I feel about this"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
    More: Strange, Confectionery, Candy, big fan of chocolate bars, Candy bar, Home Bargains, sweet tooth, Swizzels Drumstick Chocolate, milk chocolate  
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2020-09-23 1:48:40 PM  
Apparently, Brits find the combination of milk chocolate, milky chew, and dried raspberry bits weird and frightening.  Is it just me or does that flavour combination actually sound pretty pedestrian?  Like, at least here in Canada, combining chocolate with a creamy fruity thing in the middle has been around for decades.  I have to be missing something here.
 
2020-09-23 2:22:51 PM  
Chocolate and raspberry together is awesome. I fail to see the problem here.
 
2020-09-23 2:26:54 PM  
Isn't this a flavor in almost every box of chocolates?

I feel like I should buy a box to test my theory.
 
2020-09-23 2:33:59 PM  
Oh, an adverticle.  How pleasant.
 
2020-09-23 2:41:33 PM  

Demetrius: Chocolate and raspberry together is awesome. I fail to see the problem here.


I think, but am not sure, that they are reacting to the term "drumstick", probably thinking chicken legs.

Idk if they have Drumstick ice cream cones over there.
 
2020-09-23 3:08:10 PM  
I don't see this at all, British shoppers are used to Aldi. You literally have to run a gauntlet of cheep and tasty chocolate bars to even get into the store.
 
2020-09-23 3:18:53 PM  
Oh, that's bollock, innit?  Chocolate and raspree?  I'm likely to chuck this in the bin.  That's not meant for prison food.
 
2020-09-23 3:44:45 PM  
Product promotion.   Swiss have had this for decades.  Looks like they are not even the only one in the UK.
 
2020-09-23 3:45:05 PM  

Demetrius: Chocolate and raspberry together is awesome. I fail to see the problem here.


Wegman's used to carry a dark chocolate ice cream with raspberry swirls.  It was soooo good.

That one and their also discontinued lemon blueberry ice cream were my two favorites.
 
2020-09-23 3:55:31 PM  
I used to have chocolate, raspberrry and cantaloupe-flavoured sorbet together. Such a radical combination of elemental opposites would blow the pedestrian British shopper's tiny rodent mind, apparently, if it is possible to believe anything the Daily Mirror has said, ever.

It's Madnesssssssss!
 
2020-09-23 3:55:55 PM  
Don't tell them about the dark chocolate and orange "oranges"...
 
2020-09-23 4:01:05 PM  
I really wish a 99p candy bar was my biggest f*cking problem.
 
2020-09-23 4:04:35 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Oh, an adverticle.  How pleasant.


I'm not sure how I feel about an adverticle!


/I've decided it's not for me.
 
2020-09-23 6:40:41 PM  
They think that raspberry and milk chocolate together is a weird flavor combination, yet they gladly eat Jaffa Cakes that combine milk chocolate with orange, pineapple, strawberry, or red currant without any problems.
 
2020-09-23 7:01:27 PM  

tjsands1118: Demetrius: Chocolate and raspberry together is awesome. I fail to see the problem here.

I think, but am not sure, that they are reacting to the term "drumstick", probably thinking chicken legs.

Idk if they have Drumstick ice cream cones over there.


I swear there was a Candy Of My Childhood called "drumstick" - it was something like toffee covered in finely crushed peanuts, but I can find no evidence :(

although... there's also the vegetal, which is only second to Tindora in my list of favorite dry curries.

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PainInTheASP: Isn't this a flavor in almost every box of chocolates?

I feel like I should buy a box to test my theory.


dadgammit! *shakes tiny fist* on the plus side though, I still have a bit left of this hazelnut dark from ALDI so I'm good until the end of the week!

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xanadian: Don't tell them about the dark chocolate and orange "oranges"...


oh lawd I used to be seriously obsessed with those things! haven't had one in years, but I think I'll have to for xmas. you know, tradition!

/*whack!*
 
2020-09-23 7:04:47 PM  

eyeq360: They think that raspberry and milk chocolate together is a weird flavor combination, yet they gladly eat Jaffa Cakes that combine milk chocolate with orange, pineapple, strawberry, or red currant without any problems.


Jaffa Cakes are dark chocolate.

/And Ker_Thwap already pointed out this is an adverticle.
 
2020-09-23 7:06:24 PM  
also oblig. heartbrand

Hot Fuzz - Ice cream scene
Youtube wjeiYzkUBQw


/want anything from the shop
//you've just been to the shop
///I was thinking of a different shop?
 
2020-09-23 9:43:23 PM  
But what's the deal with the Mounds bar? I've seen it referred to negatively by Joe on Family Guy, and a Farker posted a similar screed recently saying they're crap.

But in the UK, Mars does the Bounty bar, which is essentially the same thing.

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Maybe it's just down to the marketing campaign that pushed it as an exotic escape from the drudgery of '80s Britain, it was all tropical beaches and sensual cracking of coconuts.

Maybe it's just that Hershey chocolate is crap, and they can't even make something like that taste nice.

/Speaking of '80s advertising, the Cadbury Caramel ads did create furries.
 
2020-09-23 10:11:19 PM  

iron de havilland: But what's the deal with the Mounds bar? I've seen it referred to negatively by Joe on Family Guy, and a Farker posted a similar screed recently saying they're crap.

But in the UK, Mars does the Bounty bar, which is essentially the same thing.

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Maybe it's just down to the marketing campaign that pushed it as an exotic escape from the drudgery of '80s Britain, it was all tropical beaches and sensual cracking of coconuts.

Maybe it's just that Hershey chocolate is crap, and they can't even make something like that taste nice.

/Speaking of '80s advertising, the Cadbury Caramel ads did create furries.


personally it's just stupid US marketing felt the need to offer almonds only with milk chocolate, and dark chocolate only without nuts. where the hell was the porque no los quatros :(

even today, getting cheap crizappy stuff like kitkat dark or mars dark in the US, remains problematic. (so, y'know what, thank you ALDI forced-entrance-aisle for alternate darkness lol)

Almond Joy/ Mounds Commercial (1989)
Youtube QeibzLZn2hU


/oh lawd, I did a GIS for 'cadbury caramel furries'
 
2020-09-23 10:22:19 PM  

tintar: /oh lawd, I did a GIS for 'cadbury caramel furries'


I mean, that was one sexy anthropomorphic bunny.

It's all I'm saying.
 
2020-09-23 10:29:20 PM  

iron de havilland: tintar: /oh lawd, I did a GIS for 'cadbury caramel furries'

I mean, that was one sexy anthropomorphic bunny.

It's all I'm saying.


didn't say I didn't like what I saw.
 
2020-09-23 10:37:12 PM  

tintar: iron de havilland: But what's the deal with the Mounds bar? I've seen it referred to negatively by Joe on Family Guy, and a Farker posted a similar screed recently saying they're crap.

But in the UK, Mars does the Bounty bar, which is essentially the same thing.

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Maybe it's just down to the marketing campaign that pushed it as an exotic escape from the drudgery of '80s Britain, it was all tropical beaches and sensual cracking of coconuts.

Maybe it's just that Hershey chocolate is crap, and they can't even make something like that taste nice.

/Speaking of '80s advertising, the Cadbury Caramel ads did create furries.

personally it's just stupid US marketing felt the need to offer almonds only with milk chocolate, and dark chocolate only without nuts. where the hell was the porque no los quatros :(

even today, getting cheap crizappy stuff like kitkat dark or mars dark in the US, remains problematic. (so, y'know what, thank you ALDI forced-entrance-aisle for alternate darkness lol)

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/oh lawd, I did a GIS for 'cadbury caramel furries'


BTW this is an ad for Bounty chocolate in '80s UK:

(1988) BOUNTY Chocolate Bar "The Taste Of Paradise" ~ TV advert/commercial (VHS archive)
Youtube h8S7B8lnOL4


Definitely aspirational, also suggestive of oral sex.
 
2020-09-24 1:47:34 AM  
Fark off and give me Goldberg's Peanut Chews
 
2020-09-24 6:18:36 AM  

Psychopusher: Apparently, Brits find the combination of milk chocolate, milky chew, and dried raspberry bits weird and frightening.  Is it just me or does that flavour combination actually sound pretty pedestrian?  Like, at least here in Canada, combining chocolate with a creamy fruity thing in the middle has been around for decades.  I have to be missing something here.


You are. The Mirror was paid to push a product under the guise of an article, and then trawled through thousands of tweets to find a few (and there are always a few) that sound hyperbolic about feeling uncomfortable about them. Most of which is probably just taking the piss anyway. And the tweets were just slapped into an "article" without even showing them, so who knows if they even exist. And it's the Mirror, so I now doubt the existence of chocolate.

You then took the unprompted move of labelling all Brits as finding this combination of flavour as "weird and frightening".
 
2020-09-24 8:53:57 AM  

Ostman: You are. The Mirror was paid to push a product under the guise of an article, and then trawled through thousands of tweets to find a few (and there are always a few) that sound hyperbolic about feeling uncomfortable about them. Most of which is probably just taking the piss anyway. And the tweets were just slapped into an "article" without even showing them, so who knows if they even exist. And it's the Mirror, so I now doubt the existence of chocolate.

You then took the unprompted move of labelling all Brits as finding this combination of flavour as "weird and frightening".


I did, however, say "apparently" in reference to the "article" making it appear that way -- not that I think that myself because I can't even begin imagine why anyone, Brits or otherwise, would find the contents of said chocolate bar strange since those flavour combinations have been around for decades.  That's why I said I must be missing something; it just seemed ridiculous.  It reminded me of those video ads you often see in mobile games and crap with a caption like "I can't pass level fuchsia!" with someone trying to solve some sort of puzzle with a transparently contrived level of absurd ineptitude even a toddler would shake its head at.
 
2020-09-24 10:10:22 AM  

iron de havilland: Maybe it's just that Hershey chocolate is crap, and they can't even make something like that taste nice.


It's shelf-stable because it's curdled with vomit-ene!
 
2020-09-24 2:29:49 PM  
also, paging Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu from t'other one about reeses pieces. just getting a kick 'cos we were at dollar tree and picked up some of these

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but then I was slightly disappointed we got sixlets and I guess the "original" isn't exactly about the malt flavor? boo.

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next week I'ma just buy jolly ranchers and a slingshot. we're kinda-sorta sad about Hallowe'en this year but also fark those kids.

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2020-09-24 4:50:37 PM  

tintar: iron de havilland: But what's the deal with the Mounds bar? I've seen it referred to negatively by Joe on Family Guy, and a Farker posted a similar screed recently saying they're crap.

But in the UK, Mars does the Bounty bar, which is essentially the same thing.

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Maybe it's just down to the marketing campaign that pushed it as an exotic escape from the drudgery of '80s Britain, it was all tropical beaches and sensual cracking of coconuts.

Maybe it's just that Hershey chocolate is crap, and they can't even make something like that taste nice.

/Speaking of '80s advertising, the Cadbury Caramel ads did create furries.

personally it's just stupid US marketing felt the need to offer almonds only with milk chocolate, and dark chocolate only without nuts. where the hell was the porque no los quatros :(

even today, getting cheap crizappy stuff like kitkat dark or mars dark in the US, remains problematic. (so, y'know what, thank you ALDI forced-entrance-aisle for alternate darkness lol)

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/oh lawd, I did a GIS for 'cadbury caramel furries'


Last Weeks' "The Boys" had a running joke that Almond Joy was one of the worst candy bars, and I was confused because I thought it was fairly popular.  But maybe I'm just remembering those 80s "feel like a nut" ads, myself.

/also mentioned Bit-o-Honey and Charleston Chew
 
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