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  1. Joll

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    Why does it taste like shit all of a sudden?

    Milky Bar and Smarties used to be really nice - now everything they do tastes bloody awful. Milky Bar, Aero and Smarties all taste like plastic now. :mad:

    I'm angry.
     
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    I have never ever liked nestle just tastes cheap and tacky. If things could taste cheap and tacky :S
     
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    I haven't seen a change with Aero bars lately or Smarties -- maybe UK and Canada are different?
     
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    Must be - they used to be quite creamy and nice, now = awful. :(

    I'll stick to Cadbury, at least until Kraft wrecks them (which they haven't so far, to be fair).
     
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    It's the motion towards a healthier, safer product to ingest. Things like the dye they use to color smarties isn't what it used to be, and in a lot of their other products like ice cream, they use substitutes such as oil instead of cream to get a better nutrition label.
     
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    Ahh ok - cheers Reece. :)
    I wondered if they'd just dropped cocoa butter for sugar or something??
     
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    Might be a substitution of sweeteners or cahnge in the percentage of cocoa. I know what you mean about the Smarties though... I can taste whatever it is they use to give them color. Purple ones taste especially bad to me. :shrug:
     
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    I'm a big fan of Reese products these days..
     
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    Nestle always tasted like wax to me. I prefer Hershey's for plain old chocolate.
     
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    Now I have go out and do a taste test!

    I buy Smarties for the kids all the time - mind, they don't care about flavour that much as long as it seems like chocolate to them.
     
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    When I was a kid smarties were actually coated in carnuba wax until the suits decided that might not be healthy. Probably one more reason why I don't like the flavor anymore.



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    Isn't it because they moved production from York to eastern Europe to save on 'costs'??
     
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    Ever since I have seen The dark Side of Chocolate, I have lost interest in Nestle.
     
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    Joll I read somewhere that chocolate makers have been putting more oil in their products since cocoa prices increased.

    As for Smarties, we've been through this before. The great transatlantic English language candy divide.

    American smarties are different than Brit smarties. American smarties are a tablet kinda shaped fruit flavored candy. NO CHOCOLATE!

    American Smarties

    Smarties®FAQ
    We only sell our brand of Smarties® in the United States. In Canada, our Smarties® candy is known as Rockets®.

    UK/Canada Smarties, more akin to American M&Ms. Chocolate with a colorful candy shell.
     
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    Haven't noticed the difference in the chocolate (Aero, Milky, etc) but the smarties do have weird colours now. The green looks like it was dumped in swamp water lol. :wink:
    Last I heard, it's so that the colours don't get all over your fingers as they did before, which I think was part of the fun. #just saying
     
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    I have an addiction to Nestle
     
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    Lol! I agree - I like them to melt in my hand, not in my mouth. :wink:

    Ohhh! Ok.

    Prolly. :redface:
    I knew Cadbury's had (Buttons - Slovakia?), didn't know Nestle/Rowntrees had. :(

    Did wonder!!
     
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    Still think they make KitKats in York.... Same happened with Terry's, couldn't wait to shut the York factory down!!
     
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    In recent years, there has been a push for manufacturers to stop using palm oil (vegetable oil) in their chocolate. Some companies have already stopped using it, but whether that affects the actual taste or not, I don't know. But it was the first thing I could think of.

    http://www.roamingtales.com/2010/03/19/sustainable-food-web-dust-up-over-nestle-and-palm-oil/

    Chocolate - Ethical Consumer Guide
     
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    I didn't know that! American smarties look rather like our fruit tingles:

    http://images.calorieking.com.au/branding/dc/runtime/portionsense/97.jpg


    Australian Cadbury's did a switch a few years ago that had something to do with palm oil (can't remember if it was a change to or from). Whatever they changed to tasted awful. When people stopped buying Cadbury's, they changed back.


    I haven't noticed any changes in our Nestle products recently. Except that they changed the shape of the chocolate on peppermint crisps :mad:.
     
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