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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:39 am

It's P Diddy's new name.

Next week he'll be called Diddy P-Twix.

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Post by ariettyspaghetti » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:33 pm

I had a Wispa today. From now on, the Wispa is my chocolate of choice.
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Post by DefenderOfPants » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:59 pm

mmm. meiji apollo.

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Post by nanski » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:02 am

it's not exactly candy, but do you like pocky, too? i love pocky. i've not tried apollo, and if i don't want to turn into a whale, i probably shouldn't
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Post by Contravene » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:49 am

I'm snacking on dried figs right now, do they count?

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Post by DefenderOfPants » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:28 pm

nanski wrote:it's not exactly candy, but do you like pocky, too? i love pocky. i've not tried apollo, and if i don't want to turn into a whale, i probably shouldn't
yup. except it's not very filling, is it? i like the strawberry ones with bits of strawberry candy in the frosting the most.

i love japanese snacks. with the exception of, maybe, dried omebushi. seymours? (sp?)

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Post by nanski » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:11 am

oh, i totally love seymores. i don't know how to spell it either. i used to spend all my allowance on them. and that was back in the day when a dollar bought 360 yen!

you know, they don't eat those in mainland Japan, or so i've been told. i think they're more Chinese than japanese.
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Post by emml » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:00 pm

Wispas are available here. I've ordered my pack of five!

Don't all rush at once...

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Post by emml » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:32 am

In fact, my local newsagents has them - I bought two last night! They're still as lovely as ever.

Apparently it's only a run of 23 million though, so they won't be around for long.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:34 am

I used to dunk Wispas in tea. That was lovely.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:02 pm

I just ate a "Flake Dark" that I bought at Heathrow last week trying to use up my pounds and it was most disappointing. It wasn't at all dark and in typical Flake fashion it exploded into 8,000 pieces the minute I opened the wrapper and made me look like Cookie Monster stuffing his face in order to get a few of the pieces into my mouth. I'm fairly sure you're only meant to eat a Flake while it's lodged into something else.

So much for my little treat I'd saved for myself. And now the cleaning people in my office will be disgusted with me. And my keyboard will proabably start malfunctioning any moment when the chocolate shrapnel melts. Swell.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:45 pm

Knibbles tried to make Flake Dark one of my reasons for moving to England.

I'm no fan of shrapnel, chocolate or otherwise.

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Post by emml » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:46 pm

I can't get Wispas anymore. They seem to have disappeared as quickly as they arrived.

It was good while it lasted.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:24 pm

The tipping point, in terms of conversation hearts, between delicious and vomit inducing is 57. The one that's pushed me over the edge was a yellow one (normally, the best flavor) that read, "CALL HOME"--appropriately, the least sexy slogan of entire NECCO library.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:38 pm

emml wrote:I can't get Wispas anymore. They seem to have disappeared as quickly as they arrived.

It was good while it lasted.
Oh no! I didn't even get to sample it again because I got all comfortable in the thought that it'd be around forever. I remember when I was at Warwick uni, the chocolate dispenser in the union building used to be broken all the time and it would give you five Wispas for 30p. It was a happy time; I was very popular.

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Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:34 pm

You're still popular! In fact, I bet you're more popular now than you were then. Hands up who likes crystalball!

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Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:04 am

I feel bad because I just bought no less than three different Nestle products. What a sell out scumbag I am. I was tempted by a box of three Kinder eggs promising at least one Spring Bunny in the haul of toys. Amazingly the spring bunny was in the first egg I unwrapped - it's green, sort of felty in texture, and it's doing a handstand - on its ear. Quite spectacular. I also chose a Happy Hippo and a Chocolate snack bar because I'm quite into confectionary with creamy fillings at the moment.

Someone else posted a picture of those wonderful Japanese strawberry chocolate cones - they are so gorgeous and really tiny. It takes a long time to eat the whole box even though it's only 45g. I had mine for about a week. Please don't miss the opportunity to try these!

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Post by Stoof » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:02 pm

My friend gave me some strawberry Pocky on Friday. They are divine. I had to hide them so I wouldn't have to share them with every nosy person who came up to my desk.

She also gave me something looked like a turd hamburger. I did share that one.
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nanski wrote:it's not exactly candy, but do you like pocky, too? i love pocky. i've not tried apollo, and if i don't want to turn into a whale, i probably shouldn't
yup. except it's not very filling, is it? i like the strawberry ones with bits of strawberry candy in the frosting the most.

i love japanese snacks. with the exception of, maybe, dried omebushi. seymours? (sp?)

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Post by DefenderOfPants » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:29 pm

haha. i think you're describing anpan. it's bean paste in a bun.

my mom eats that stuff... for some reason. i think it's disgusting.

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Re: Sweets/goodies, dare I say it - Candy

Post by heypeach! » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:25 am

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I really love red liquorice. The best brand is RJ's from New Zealand. Unfortunately it's incredibly expensive but has such an amazingly unique taste (it's actual liquorice) I can't stop myself from buying it. You can buy it in bars also.

My mum's favourite sweets have always been those pink pick 'n' mix shrimps. They're okay, but I way prefer milk bottles.

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