Flipz (Formerly Pretzel Flipz) Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels 100g, "Exclusive", £1 In Store And Online At Asda
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Flipz (Formerly Pretzel Flipz) Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels 100g, "Exclusive", £1 In Store And Online At Asda

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Found 29th MayEdited by:"louiselouise"
*Edit 30th May: Made a boo-boo, no White Chocolate variety available - not sure why I was so certain it existed. Gah! I'm really sorry!!*

Am I sad for getting excited that these have reappeared?

I used to buy these around 20 years ago (yep, I am that old) and joked that I thought I was the only person in the UK who bought them. I love the combination of salt and sweet but didn't want to pay "American Candy Store" prices.

These are advertised as "Exclusive" to Asda, so maybe a limited re-release to see how well they sell here - MySupermarket confirms that these are only in Asda at the moment mysupermarket.co.uk/tes…tml
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2946994.jpgThere were also Dark Chocolategroceries.asda.com/pro…798
2946994.jpg2946994.jpgI bought mine from the Asda Robroyston, Glasgow store yesterday.

These are genuine UK stock, as they have a UK and Ireland "Care Line" advertised on the back of the packet

Poundworld sell an American knockoff of these (Toad-Ally Snax Choczels, 85g) but the chocolate is pretty horrible. My sister bunged them in with my Xmas gift last year and I didn't have the heart to tell her I hate them!! ("Chocolate Flavor Coated" is probably why - though they have "Flavor" in smaller font - cheeky).
2946994.jpgI think the regular-size American Flipz packs are slightly bigger at 141g which is a bit of a swizz (eg, amazon.co.uk/Mil…NCA ) but the Milk Chocolate variety tastes as good as I remember!
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The salted chocolate Cadbury version of these could make me very very fat.
These are in Morrisons too, in the World Foods Aisle. Double the price, tho.
anthony21211 m ago

These are in Morrisons too, in the World Foods Aisle. Double the price, …These are in Morrisons too, in the World Foods Aisle. Double the price, tho.



Yeah, they'll be the imported American ones. That's why I'm highlighting these are UK versions (with the UK and Ireland Care Line and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics, address for Snail-Mail advertised on the packs). They've been available to buy on import for years at vastly inflated prices so I rarely bought them.

Edit: Tried my best to flatten out a packet so you can see the "UK and Ireland" blurb:33880276-a65uR.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th May
Fab spot & price!

Not sure if you have *tried* making your own version of these, but grab a massive bag of cheap preztels and coat them with whatever you fancy from 45 secs of melted heaven goodies in the microwave!
Did a bit more digging.

betterbiscuits.com/new…uk/ - news item from 17th May.

These are made in the UK by United Biscuits (circa 20 years ago it was Nestlé) and Flipz were re-released this month, "...will be rolled out across grocery stores from May onwards" (doesn't specify where - and also doesn't mention White Chocolate, which I definitely saw, as I was considering those as well!!)

Weirdly, none of the retailer news items I see on the net mention their first appearance in the UK? Was it all just a dream, like Bobby Ewing coming out of the shower?!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th May
Bought some this week, though not tried them yet.

I didn't realise they existed so long ago, I remember seeing chocolate pretzels in recent years and thought it was a new thing. Though I'd never got around to trying them and then these popped up when I was doing my online ASDA shop.
Bought the dark chocolate ones recently and they were sooooo good. I could develop Pretzel-shaped hips
How exactly is this a deal? They're always in B&M at a lower price?
corin.gillingham14 h, 56 m ago

How exactly is this a deal? They're always in B&M at a lower price?



I'm rarely in B&M because I don't live near one, but I'll try looking soon as I'm caring for my mum atm and nearer one than usual.

Believe me, I love Flipz so much I'd have bought them if I'd seen them (maybe I was just unlucky?) but I do see this HUKD post for a 56g pack for £1 at B&M around 3 years ago - they'll be imports as the UK has only started selling them again hotukdeals.com/dea…865
(Edit: Seems the 56g packs are the "Mini" packs, so not like-for-like).

The only other mention for these on HUKD at B&M is when a store had Flipz White Fudge on Clearance for 10p in Jan 2017 - also the American "Flipz Minis" 56g packs, usual price £1 hotukdeals.com/dea…182

Bear in mind the UK/Asda-sold variety is 100g.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th May
Oh love these. Great price. Thanks
White chocolate covered? I don't think they sell that flavour in Asda yet, it's not on the website or in-store

I wish they did since it's my favourite flavour
Edited by: "Norseg" 29th May
Norseg2 m ago

White chocolate covered? I don't think they sell that flavour in Asda yet, …White chocolate covered? I don't think they sell that flavour in Asda yet, it's not on the website or in-storeI wish they did since it's my favourite flavour



I should have taken a picture - and my niece is just back from Asda - argh - I'll try to take one for you tomorrow.
Do you mean white fudge covered? I got some imports from Morrisons the other month. They’re so good. I also remember them from 20 years ago!
louiselouise5 m ago

I should have taken a picture - and my niece is just back from Asda - argh …I should have taken a picture - and my niece is just back from Asda - argh - I'll try to take one for you tomorrow.


Wait so they do sell them? I didnt see any in my local and it's not listed online, strange


Also I think the product is called White Fudge
I've been buying the milk chocolate version of these for the last 2 or 3 weeks from Asda - I too loved them years ago and love the fact they are back again at non-import prices - not seen the white chocolate version back but have seen the dark version. Definitely worth buying
Didn't see white chocolate at our Asda. I remember back in the day the white ones were white fudge?
Flipzing amazing deal!
floz38 m ago

Do you mean white fudge covered? I got some imports from Morrisons the …Do you mean white fudge covered? I got some imports from Morrisons the other month. They’re so good. I also remember them from 20 years ago!


The only ones worth considering says the family!
These are so good. I accidentally ate a whole pack to myself the other day. Prefer the milk chocolate to the dark but they’re both amazing. Last tried them about 20 years ago when I was a stoner kid
About time they came back! Glad you let us know (highfive). So good.. This is gonna hurt my holiday weight control plans
louiselouise2 h, 57 m ago

Weirdly, none of the retailer news items I see on the net mention their …Weirdly, none of the retailer news items I see on the net mention their first appearance in the UK? Was it all just a dream, like Bobby Ewing coming out of the shower?!


Maybe the recent press releases don't mention the earlier UK incarnation because they were owned by Nestlé back then.

Anyway, from Nestlé UK's own website - halfway down the page - this is the pack I remember from two decades ago (I only ever bought Milk Chocolate - don't remember seeing the other varieties years back).33881393-MfUcM.jpgI vaguely remember trying a Cadbury-alike some time ago and wasn't impressed.

I don't know what's so addictive about Flipz, they just seem to ring my bell, for some reason (ooer)!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th May
Flipping good stuff!.
anyone know if the dark choc ones are dairy free??
I’ve tried marks & sparks own brand and they are seriously good and highly addictive. Got some of these last week, the dark choc version and not bad but I think Marks and Sparks own brand just about beat them!
Exclusive!? They’re in B&M and have been for quite some time. I guess what they mean is that these are going to be manufactured in the UK, like those god awful tubes of Oreos (which are nothing like the imported ones in flat packs).
marshall-stephens42 m ago

Exclusive!? They’re in B&M and have been for quite some time. I guess what …Exclusive!? They’re in B&M and have been for quite some time. I guess what they mean is that these are going to be manufactured in the UK, like those god awful tubes of Oreos (which are nothing like the imported ones in flat packs).

The "Exclusive" is that they're newly released in the UK and only in Asda right now (I assume, going by the MySupermarket listing, as I have no insider knowledge).

I think I've covered the brand's short-lived previous UK history and the fact they were vastly overpriced via import for years a few times now.

And I also commented on the B&M version earlier - also imports - smaller packs which are £1 - going by the two HUKD posts about them.

Additionally, I also said the new UK release tastes like the Pretzel Flipz I remember 20 years ago (mentioned in my original post). I wouldn't re-purchase and would complain bitterly if I thought they were a poor substitute.
theone143 m ago

I’ve tried marks & sparks own brand and they are seriously good and highly …I’ve tried marks & sparks own brand and they are seriously good and highly addictive. Got some of these last week, the dark choc version and not bad but I think Marks and Sparks own brand just about beat them!



Didn't know M&S did a version - happy to try them out!!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th May
These are the best, so glad they're back
What is the backstory with US products not being widely available and restaurants not opening up shop here in the UK? i guess some kind of corporate tax? All the aunt jemima, m&ms in coconut flavor etc and Red Lobster, Sweet Tomatoes, In n Out burger that cannot get over here that would make a killing.
Edited by: "jinkssick" 30th May
jinkssick6 m ago

What is the backstory with US products not being widely available and …What is the backstory with US products not being widely available and restaurants not opening up shop here in the UK? i guess some kind of corporate tax? All the aunt jemima, m&ms in coconut flavor etc and Red Lobster, Sweet Tomatoes, In n Out burger that cannot get over here.


Glasgow got Taco Bell not long ago!!

Not sure I understand your comment, but regarding Pretzel Flipz, seems the British public was confused by the combo of pretzels+chocolate and/or didn't find salt and sweet appealing 20 or so years back.

They didn't sell well then, but they're expected to do better this time around as tastes have changed.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th May
Saw these when i was in the Colchester Asda got the milk chocolate one and they were really good i can remember there was similar stuff in the 90's that i liked, as much as i like pretzels on their own they're a lot nicer covered in chocolate
I’ve been getting too many of these the past few weeks! Too addictive 😬
Sadly they don't taste the same as the imports. The one time you miss American chocolate.
I'm sure I remember having peanut butter and chocolate covered ones of these when in the US many years ago, did I imagine that?
marshall-stephens7 h, 55 m ago

Exclusive!? They’re in B&M and have been for quite some time. I guess what …Exclusive!? They’re in B&M and have been for quite some time. I guess what they mean is that these are going to be manufactured in the UK, like those god awful tubes of Oreos (which are nothing like the imported ones in flat packs).


To be honest although they are UK made the taste is still pretty good. Different to the US ones but definitely worth buying considering there are few options.
jinkssick7 h, 22 m ago

What is the backstory with US products not being widely available and …What is the backstory with US products not being widely available and restaurants not opening up shop here in the UK? i guess some kind of corporate tax? All the aunt jemima, m&ms in coconut flavor etc and Red Lobster, Sweet Tomatoes, In n Out burger that cannot get over here that would make a killing.


I think there are a few problems.

First are food regulations which don't allow certain ingredients to be used in EU food manufacturing.
This is evident with brands such as Cheetos and Kraft Mac & Cheese (Don't buy the UK version, it's rank)

In regards to restaurant brands coming over, there needs to be a market for it. We've been burned by poor imitations such as Deans Diner, Ed's and the like.
Dennys is slowly making a name for itself by opening in Swansea with plans to open further branches in the UK but they need to find partners who will buy and run them.

I'm not a fan of in n Out burger but I can't see a market for it given the abundance of burger chains and independents there are currently.
Edited by: "drasim" 30th May
Gotta try this . Heat
I use to love these. Yep seen them in Asda for £1 )
drasim3 h, 12 m ago

I think there are a few problems.First are food regulations which don't …I think there are a few problems.First are food regulations which don't allow certain ingredients to be used in EU food manufacturing.This is evident with brands such as Cheetos and Kraft Mac & Cheese (Don't buy the UK version, it's rank)In regards to restaurant brands coming over, there needs to be a market for it. We've been burned by poor imitations such as Deans Diner, Ed's and the like. Dennys is slowly making a name for itself by opening in Swansea with plans to open further branches in the UK but they need to find partners who will buy and run them.I'm not a fan of in n Out burger but I can't see a market for it given the abundance of burger chains and independents there are currently.


Thanks. Yeah I have been waiting attentively to news of incoming restaurants. Yeah was happy to learn about Dennys first one in UK. IHOP would be a nice edition as well. Taco Bell was real tasty and slowly opening a few just outside London. A popeyes chicken would be good to see in the UK. Wendy's got burnt in the UK and that was many years before the credit collapsed.
drasim6 h, 24 m ago

I think there are a few problems.First are food regulations which don't …I think there are a few problems.First are food regulations which don't allow certain ingredients to be used in EU food manufacturing.This is evident with brands such as Cheetos and Kraft Mac & Cheese (Don't buy the UK version, it's rank)In regards to restaurant brands coming over, there needs to be a market for it. We've been burned by poor imitations such as Deans Diner, Ed's and the like. Dennys is slowly making a name for itself by opening in Swansea with plans to open further branches in the UK but they need to find partners who will buy and run them.I'm not a fan of in n Out burger but I can't see a market for it given the abundance of burger chains and independents there are currently.



Weird, I thought the US had more finnicky food regulations than us lot, from what you're saying, sounds like I'm wrong.

Don't think I've extensively tried the American Flipz, I'm too tight, so people gift me the US imports now and then.

I still have warm fuzzy memories of the 1998/99 UK Nestlé Pretzel Flipz - wonder if the Nestlé version was also different to the US Flipz? And that's why I can't discern any change with the United Biscuits/UK ones?

Didn't even realise the Nestlé Pretzel Flipz were here for such a short space of time - I bought them regularly and they just disappeared. Nobody else I knew back then bothered with them!

I'll try to take a trek up to Asda later and take a photo of what's on shelves, once mum's stopped ordering me around
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th May
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