Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by ju33les, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. ju33les

    ju33les Member

  2. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I heard about this this morning...shocking!

    But what brilliant advertising, it's been on national news all day. I'm so stupid that I'll buy a packet of smarties when the new packets come out just because it's something new!
    Arhh well, no more firing the lids at people any more :rolleyes:
  3. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    :shock: How dare they im a kid an i like the round ones :shock:
    I better go an buy lots from the shop while theyre still in round tubes the shop guy will think ive gone mad but never mind.
  4. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Just followed your link, when I heard it on the radio this morning I didn't think they meant like that! I thought they meant a flat hexagon that was about 1-2 smarties wrong i was!
  5. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    But then they wuldnt be able to put anything in it
  6. "Mothers also like the new end because it doesn't come off easily and spill the Smarties on the floor."

    They've got a good point with that one, it was annoying! But still!
  7. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Theres a simple answer to that dont turn it upside down :roll: ;)
    Are they gonna make it hexagonified for the big tubes of smarties aswell?
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    No more firing the tops off around the room when the tube is empty then :frown:
  9. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    great to know we have such sensible mature mods on tmp :rolleyes: ;)
  10. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Shocking... really is...

    whatever next eh....

    First they make wagon wheels smaller and smaller... change the names of stuff... and now this...
  11. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member


    first the name of opal fruits change (yes i am old enough to remember them :biggrin: )

    now theyre changing smarties???

    thats wrong!!
  12. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    erm what are opal fruits?
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Today's 'starburst' sweets!
  14. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    oh ok when did they change the name?
  15. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member


    What's wrong with the world? You would have thought Nestle like the fact that kids etc spill them when they take the top off. It means you have to buy another tube. I think a day of mourning will be needed! :(
  16. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    Not only have Nestle wrecked Kit Kats! They're now moving onto smarties! I'm thinking we protest, I mean I still haven't collected the full alphebet (spelt?) in smartie lids!!!!! I can't live knowing my collection may never be complete *runs and sobs in the corner*
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2005
  17. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    opal fruits tasted soooo much better than startburst do and it was a much better name, why did they change it?

    Y do they need to change the packet? Smarties in a hexagonolified box?!?! whatever next? green mars bars?
  18. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    I really wouldn't tempt it.
  19. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    yeah i know wot you mean, these company's come up with some really weird ideas don't they!
  20. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    They're not weird idea's to them, we may think they're weird though.

    *refers to business studies book*

    "company may change it's product in some way (e.g. packaging, variety, slogan, advertisement etc) when it reaches the saturation/decline section of the product life cycle graph"

    See there's method behind the madness....... even though I don't like it!