UPDATE [16:18 - 09/01/2022] - Gemma emailed us more information about the first Blind Test from Dave. Added below.
Splitting/splicing hairs for this Summer Showdown.
KITTY - "It's tastes different to how I remember pine-lime Splice, I think they've changed the flavour."
DAVE - "What's off putting is the new flavouring."
KITTY - "You know what it is, I reckon they've switched to an artificial flavouring because I can taste the artificial in that now."
DAVE - "It's a little bit kind of acid-ie."
KITTY - "Oh, god, I'm going to give it to the Bulla, just on first bite... Ooo yeah, it's creamier."
DAVE - "Oh beautiful, that's great."
WINNER: Lemon-lime Split from Bulla. Hands down.
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Dave - Lemon flavoured french fries from a Chinese grocer
Kitty - "Oo! Oo gee!"
Dave - "What flavour is that?"
Kitty - "Sharp flavour?"
Dave - "Yeah! Sharp, very sharp!"
Kitty - "I think they're quite nice... gee that's a find. Oh! They're starting to taste like dishwashing liquid."
UPDATE: Gemma emailed us with this information about the lemon flavoured fries.
The Minion-wrapped lemon french fry: It is from Japanese snack company KOIKE-YA and flavour is Suppa Mucho Itazura Lemon
This page has plenty of info: MoshiMoshi
Can be purchased here: traveljapanmarketplace.com
Kitty - Smoked Tomato flavoured Chappy's Chip
Kitty - "It's like licking the battery again!... Oh wow that is a strong tasting chip. And I'm not actually tasting the flavour of it, I'm tasting the smoke of the BBQ."
Kitty - "I've licked this chip about four times and there's still a lot of lick is coming off it."
Dave - "That's tomato?!?! Show us that!... Who smokes a tomato? I tell you what they're not bad."
Dave - Banana Kick, artificial banana flavoured puff made by Nongshim
Kitty - "They're an exciting looking puff, and they're kind of shiny! It smells like bubblegum."
Dave - "Very odd."
Kitty - "Round of applause for that one, that was terrific."
Kitty - Dill Pickle flavoured Chappy's Chip
Kitty - "I hope you're enjoying the colour of those... they look like they've gone mouldy."
Dave - "Oh! Eugh! Pesto?"
Kitty - "I don't mind that."
Dave - "They are worth it just for the colour."
Kitty - "Yeah, it looks like you've poured someone a bowl of mouldy chips. I quite like those."
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