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A great performer
31 August, 2011

AG Barr's Rockstar range is being extended with the launch of an Xdurance variant "designed to prepare consumers for extreme mental and physical performance".

Bitesize Nibbles
31 August, 2011

New from United Biscuits is the KP Nutty Nibbles range. There are two variants: Hobnobs & chocolate nut mix (honey roast peanuts, mini McVitie's HobNobs and chocolate chunks) and fruit & chocolate nut mix (honey roast peanuts, red tart cherries, cranberries and dark chocolate raisins). Both come in 130g sharing pouches, with a recommended retail price of £2.40.

Give us more Twirls
31 August, 2011

Cadbury Twirl is entering the sharing arena with the launch of Twirl Bites bite-sized chunks of Twirl in a bright purple and yellow bag.

Smarties in the pink
31 August, 2011

Nestlé is launching a selection of chocolate singles in specially-flashed pink packs to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Cup-holder candies
31 August, 2011

CandyDou is a new range of novelty-shaped fruit juice gums and jellies presented in resealable cups designed to fit in-car cup-holders.

A really sweet move
31 August, 2011

Mr Kipling is moving from cakes into ambient desserts with the launch of five microwaveable sponge puddings, which are ready in just 50 seconds. They are: chocolate, sticky toffee, lemon, golden syrup and raspberry.

shop talk
31 August, 2011

Every once in a while, along comes a new product that has your name written all over it. For me that new product is Cadbury Twirl Bites. You see I love chocolate and I particularly love Twirl like a Flake only less messy. So the idea of tiny pieces of Twirl all together in a big bag is heavenly to me. They come in a 165g bag and I paid £1.99 for mine. They are simply gorgeous. The only downside is when you've nearly eaten the whole bag and you notice the 'Be treatwise' message. This tells you (after you've eaten three-quarters of the bag) that there are 220 calories per quarter bag! D'oh! But who on earth could get away with eating only a quarter of a bag? Anyway, in an attempt to distract myself from my 660-calorie intake, I read more of the messages on the bag. One intrigued me. It said: "Product may suffer some scuffing in transit". What on earth is that all about I thought, until I saw the product picture on the front of the pack. It showed smooth Twirl Bites whereas what was inside my bag were more like dull little chocolate lumps it seems my bag had undergone a lot of 'scuffing'. Anyway I don't think the people at Cadbury need worry Twirl fans will be too busy scoffing the Bites to worry about scuffing.

Pure White: the answer to winter gritting woes
31 August, 2011

Nationwide Gritting and Salt Supplies (NGSS)reckons it has the answer to the problems people have clearing their paths and drives of snow.

JPS Tobacco now available in independents
31 August, 2011

Following its launch earlier this year into the grocery multiples, Imperial Tobacco's JPS Tobacco is now available to all UK retailers.

Incredible new Frijj
31 August, 2011

Dairy Crest has extended its Frijj milkshake line up with the addition of a three-strong sub-range of 'superior tasting', premium varieties.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?