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Old 06-06-2017, 10:23 PM
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Uh, aren't those basically turtles? What sets them apart?
And you're diagnosing that based upon a blurry picture of a box? No, they're not Turtles. And I can't tell you what "sets them apart", because I'm not a goddamned chocolatier, and I haven't had any since I was a kid. They're tasty. Way tastier than Turtles, which I don't really care for. They don't taste like Turtles, they don't look like Turtles, and they don't have the same texture or consistency as Turtles. What they have in common with Turtles is that they are chocolates, and they have nuts. I feel like that covers quite a lot of chocolates.

This is just like when people call Smarties "basically M&Ms". Gets my blood to boilin' every time.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:33 PM
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Uh, aren't those basically turtles? What sets them apart?
A Nutcho doesn't bite.

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This is just like when people call Smarties "basically M&Ms". Gets my blood to boilin' every time.
I seem to recall that Smarties are something completely different in Canada. American Smarties are similar to SweeTARTS.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:53 PM
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I seem to recall that Smarties are something completely different in Canada. American Smarties are similar to SweeTARTS.
Yes, they are, and whenever I tell an describe Smarties to Americans, I get told that they are "basically M&Ms".
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:06 PM
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I dunno, they do kind of look like M&Ms:



Do they taste different?
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:08 PM
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Yes. Yes, they do.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:35 AM
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They really don't. They're more flat, that's about it.

Now, granted, Smarties don't come with peanut-based fillings, so that's a difference.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:37 AM
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The candy shells are totally different - Smarties very much WILL melt, or at least lose their shell colour, in your hand on a hot day. And the chocolate's a lot cheaper.

(Yes, yes, don't take the diabetic's word on this one. For what it's worth, Emma much prefers Smarties to M&Ms.)

(M&M's / Smarties are one of the few candies that Russel Stover doesn't make a reasonable sugar-free equivalent of. Always annoys me.)
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:39 AM
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Emma is wise beyond her years. Certainly wise compared to certain Octopus men who are now dead to me.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:05 AM
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I think she likes them specifically because they melt faster.

Of course, she is now attempting to transition the economy to one using Smarties as a method of barter payment, as I'm pretty sure she tried to tip the waitress at lunch on Saturday with a couple greens.

(I'm old enough to remember when Smarties basically drove every grade schooler into a frenzy by introducing blues.)
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:07 AM
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Emma is wise beyond her years. Certainly wise compared to certain Octopus men who are now dead to me.
Hey man, M&Ms don't recommend the order of the colors I ingest them in!

That is way too much pressure for someone who just wants a handful of candies!
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:45 AM
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Hey man, M&Ms don't recommend the order of the colors I ingest them in!

That is way too much pressure for someone who just wants a handful of candies!
They don't say you HAVE to eat the red ones last, they just ask you if you do.

You do, right? All the cool kids do.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:54 AM
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Oh, hey, I don't think I knew that this thread existed.

I will never pass up a chance to eulogize Nutchos.



God I miss Nutchos. They're nut chocolates that are the most delicious thing ever created, and they haven't been available for at least a decade. Nestle introduced a new chocolate with the same branding ~8 years ago, but they are garbage chocolates for garbage people, so I'm only talking about the original (pictured above). I'm going to die regretting that I never got to taste these again. :-(
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And you're diagnosing that based upon a blurry picture of a box? No, they're not Turtles. And I can't tell you what "sets them apart", because I'm not a goddamned chocolatier, and I haven't had any since I was a kid. They're tasty. Way tastier than Turtles, which I don't really care for. They don't taste like Turtles, they don't look like Turtles, and they don't have the same texture or consistency as Turtles. What they have in common with Turtles is that they are chocolates, and they have nuts. I feel like that covers quite a lot of chocolates.
Why not make your own?
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:07 AM
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I've looked into this before, but none of the recipes that I've found online sound/look correct to me! I think many of them are based on the latter Nutchos re-launch? As to that one in particular, it has both peanuts and peanut butter, but I don't think original Nutchos had either? If they did, it certainly wasn't much, because I've always hated peanut butter, and have only recently broadened my palette enough to find peanuts "pretty okay".
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:41 AM
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For what it's worth, I did look at better reference and descriptions​, and they seem like turtles/nut clusters. Granted, it's no substitute for actually trying one.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:58 AM
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For what it's worth, I did look at better reference and descriptions
Doubtful. I have been entirely unable to find a proper reference to the original Nutcho's outside of that one photo, and I've tried. They're all of the re-launch, which, as I have said, was something entirely different.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:11 AM
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They really don't. They're more flat, that's about it.

Now, granted, Smarties don't come with peanut-based fillings, so that's a difference.
Smarties' shells are too tough, and there's something off about the taste of the chocolate.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:17 AM
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Smarties' shells are too tough, and there's something off about the taste of the chocolate.
Wow, that's what I was gonna say. But yeah, they really do feel like a cheap knockoff of M&Ms.

(Unreal on the other hand are godlike but damn they are hard to come by)
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:20 AM
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Anyone who bought Smarties in the US probably had UK Smarties, not Canadian Smarties, which are again different. Especially if they were in a tube.

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they really do feel like a cheap knockoff of M&Ms.
SMARTIES CAME FIRST

No, no, I'm not doing this again. Deep breaths.

Walk away from the thread, JBear.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:20 AM
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Have we never had a thread like this before? I could swear that I had already talked about how much I pine for the return of Ben and Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream. I miss it so much. And apparently I'm not the only one who does! They claim that it's a supply issue that caused the flavor's demise, but it can't be that hard to find a decent oatmeal cookie, right?

Re: Smarties vs M&Ms, they absolutely do not taste the same. I like them both, although peanut M&Ms are better than any kind of Smartie I've ever eaten. As for American Smarties, those are called Rockets in Canada.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:49 AM
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SMARTIES CAME FIRST

No, no, I'm not doing this again. Deep breaths.

Walk away from the thread, JBear.
LOL Well, if this was in a different thread my mind could have been blown at this revelation, but I guess I can't let that happen in this one can I?

*walks away feeling slightly unsettled at life in general*
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:48 PM
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This is the thing I miss.

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Old 06-07-2017, 03:18 PM
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Doubtful. I have been entirely unable to find a proper reference to the original Nutcho's outside of that one photo, and I've tried. They're all of the re-launch, which, as I have said, was something entirely different.
Ah, well that explains it then.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:00 AM
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Hey man, M&Ms don't recommend the order of the colors I ingest them in!

That is way too much pressure for someone who just wants a handful of candies!
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:50 PM
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This is the thing I miss.
The thing I remember most vividly about that cereal is how all my dad's coworkers started using 'crispy critters' to refer to what was left of people after being hit with napalm/white phosphorus.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:28 PM
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Adults ruin everything.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:34 PM
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...gonna say I like my memory a bit better.
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:13 PM
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This is the thing I miss.

Wow, it's like eating Jimmy Durante!
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:14 PM
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Innnnndubitably
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:23 AM
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...gonna say I like my memory a bit better.
To a five-year-old it was the very height of comedy.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:46 PM
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Whether you like Canadian Smarties or M&Ms better will depend entirely on whether you prefer your chocolate darker (M&Ms) or milkier (Smarties). I hate dark chocolate, so my choice is clear.

This is my most-missed candy:
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