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02/11/2008 11:19 PM ID: 68415 Permalink   

Blue Smarties Make a Comeback Thanks to Seaweed

 

Abandoned in 2006 due to a movement to rid their products of artificial colors, Nestle Rowntree has announced that they have found a new blue dye for their Smarties.

The new coloring is to be taken from seaweed known as spirulina. Blue Smarties were introduced in 1989 to replace the light brown Smarties.

 
  Source: www.ananova.com  
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  15 Comments
  
  Do You Eat The Red Ones Last?  
 
n/t
 
  by: Zpravodajec     02/11/2008 11:20 PM     
  do you like the white ones  
 
My favorite is the white ones
 
  by: kspendluv   02/12/2008 12:32 AM     
  yay!!!  
 
Smarties are my favorite candy! :D
(yes, white ones own)
 
  by: pariahpoet   02/12/2008 02:35 AM     
  White ones???  
 
Seems we're stilling eating old stock then. We still have blue smarties...

Are the white ones completely white or are you referring to the blue ones with the white centres?
 
  by: Titus8005   02/12/2008 07:23 AM     
  I didn't realise  
 
they'd stopped making the blue ones!

The orange ones are clearly the best though, they are the only ones that taste different (other than the white chocolate ones, obviously!)

All the others are just sugar-coated chocolate, whereas the orange ones have orange flavouring in them. Definitely the best ones (I don't like white chocolate).

Does anyone remember the limited edition alien Smarties? You'd get a standard tube of smarties, but some of them were a weird light green colour, I think they possibly even glowed in the dark (radioactive sweets, eek!!!), not sure, but I think they had little alien faces on them. It was a long time ago, I can't quite remember!
 
  by: TabbyCool     02/12/2008 01:30 PM     
  wait...  
 
Smarties aren't chocolate....
Are you talking about M&Ms?
Smarties are little wafers of fruit-flavored confectioner's sugar.
 
  by: pariahpoet   02/12/2008 02:47 PM     
  ok, now I'm confused...  
 
The source says chocolate too. wtf? Is this some European thing that's different from American Smarties?
 
  by: pariahpoet   02/12/2008 02:49 PM     
  America and Australian Smarties  
 
Are similar to M&Ms but the colouring comes off on your hands. We still have the blue ones on our market though...
 
  by: savagepotato     02/12/2008 03:30 PM     
  REAL Smarties  
 
Smarties are Choclate like M&M's we have them here in Canada .. although I am not sure about the US.

Here is a picture of the packaging:
http://www.nestle.ca/...
 
  by: Daev     02/12/2008 03:45 PM     
  In the UK  
 
they usually come in a tube rather than a box. That's the same style of packaging though, same logo and everything.

Smarties aren't wafers, they are just like chocolate M&Ms really.
 
  by: TabbyCool     02/12/2008 03:50 PM     
  Hmmm  
 
Smarties and M&M's are both chocolate in the UK.

Skittles are the sugar ones.
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     02/12/2008 03:54 PM     
  M&M's V.s. Smarties  
 
Smarties in my opinion taste better than M&M's its a different kind of milk chocolate in the middle and smarties are bigger...don't have them in Connecticut have to go to a special cnady store to find them and Crunchies are good too don't have those here either....
 
  by: dubbc187   02/12/2008 05:17 PM     
  Two Smarties...who knew  
 
I was very confused by many of these comments at first...but now I realize there are two Smarties thanks to handy wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/...
 
  by: gtg833b     02/12/2008 06:19 PM     
  Ok, got it  
 
These are our Smarties- http://www.shopatmoxie.com/...
 
  by: pariahpoet   02/13/2008 12:50 AM     
  @Zpravodajec  
 
I used to like the red ones when I was little, I'd rub them on my lips because it stained them red and looked a bit like lipstick!

The orange ones taste the best though.
 
  by: TabbyCool     02/14/2008 05:13 PM     
 
 
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