The texture is completely different now. They arent soft and chewy any more and taste like a cheap knock off of original chicos. I jave no idea why they changed the recipe of such a classic lolly. I wish they put a warning on the packet showing that they have changed the recipe. So disappointed.
Purchased in February 2021 for $2.50.
Not the same
Not as good as they were ,taste a lot different, very bland flavour. Not going to be on my favourite list from now on . Need to get back to basics .
Purchased in December 2020 at Coles for $2.90.
A name change to Chico due to racial overtones!
I reckon it's stupid to change the name of a Lollie, it's been called Chicko's since it was first invented leave them the way and the name we know them as. The only thing I see that needs changing is the minds of some of these stupid uneducated snowflakes.
Purchased in July 2020 at Woolworths for $3.00.
Name change due to racial overtones???
What is racist about the Spanish word for boy - Chico. If need to change name consider BLM
Purchased at Woolworths.
Great lolly, about time the name changed.
A perfectly balanced flavour between sugar and cocoa.
I will personally eat more of these to make up for all the boomers. I ask for no recompense, except perhaps bariatric surgery in 5 years' time.
Purchased in March 2020 at Coles for $5.00.
Chicos were probably my favourite lolly growing up. I hadn't had them for a number of years and bought a pack on a whim. I was excited to try them again after so long. The new formula are terrible. Totally ruined. Have gone from a 10/10 to a 1 out of 10. There is no way product testers tried these and said they were better. By 'product testers', Nestle clearly mean 'our desire for lower input costs'. Your customers are your number one product testers and they have spoken.
Purchased in November 2019.
Killer Pythons- What the hell happened to the size of them :/ you have shrunken them so much
Party Mix- You put way too many bananas in them and the teeth are so small now, I used to love your lollies but now they aren’t as good as they were, very disappointed
Purchased in April 2019 at Coles for $5.00.
Horrible and Bitter!!
I was so disappointed and angry. I used to LOVE chicos. Bought two bags and threw the first one out because I thought I got a bad batch. Some tasted good then I’d hit one that tasted like soap!! Super bitter and disgusting. Opened the other bag thinking they’d be fine and ran into the same thing. What the hell is going on with them?? They should all taste the same! Never buying them again. Tasted like some have been laced with something toxic.
This is perfect! Can’t live without it.
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. I’m almost 40 and I don’t remember anything special about what they tasted like before, but I now regard them as one of my favourite sweets. I find many sweets way too sweet and full of artificial tasting fake flavours which leave a bad after taste in the mouth with many getting stuck in the teeth. Some I just get sick of after a while. I really enjoy Chicos for just the right amount of sweetness, cocoa flavouring and ideal texture for easy chewing, but not too soft that it would get stuck in my te...eth and I can easily finish a whole bag without getting sick of them. I’m curious what they tasted like before, but there are a lot of sweets I enjoyed when I was younger, but no longer enjoy, so perhaps I would prefer them as they are now. Long live Chicos.
Chico’s are Dead to me
I have love love loved Chico’s forever but today is a sad day because I have eaten my last. Allen’s have changed the taste so much that they don’t taste like chocolate but nasty soap. I feel like I’ve had my mouth washed out but didn’t do anything wrong to deserve the punishment.
New flavour NEW LIFE in this old favourite.
Never really been a big fan of Chicos, but after buying some on sale the other month I'm now addicted! The new product is nice and firm, with a lot of flavour, the texture is solid, but breaks apart nicely when chewed, with just a little bit of stickiness. The old flavour was ok, and I know a lot of people are upset about the change, but if you weren't a big fan before then perhaps try them out now.
Go back to riginal flavour before its too late
Please go back to the old flavour. The new Chicos have the taste and texture of a barely chocolate flavoured escargot (snail).
Please sack the chico taste tester and return to the original taste and texture before Chicos go the way of Dick Smith.
You killed the chicos
Nestle who did you get as a chicos taste tester to allow you to put out this bland product. I hope you didn't pay them there work is substandard to agree this is an improved flavour. They should be sacked and where would you like me to send my resume to get on this panel of taste testers. Bring back the original flavour
Questions & Answers
As i am 52years old i still remember the powder coated jelly babies as a young boy they were so nice.Are they ever going to make a comeback?
I remember them too and wish they would bring them back, not just because of the flavour though. I have recently become aware that Allens use palm oil in their confectionery to prevent it from sticking together as do other sweet manufacturers I'm sure. The use of palm oil is destroying orang-utan habitat and therefore driving them to extinction. Perhaps the powder they once used for this purpose would be less destructive.
|Release date||Feb 2011|
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