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Nestle Allens Chicos

Nestle Allens Chicos (page 2 of 3)

1.8 from 46 reviews

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TERRIBLE

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omg....what have Allen's done to the chico babies....brought a pack yesterday for the first times in years and I have to say.....they are horrible.....tastes like something that was made in China out of cardboard....hard and tasteless.......when will companies to realize......when you have a classic product and it''s perfect......DON'T change it.....old saying......if it's not broken....leave it be.....wake up......never going to buy these again.....should send the packet back and ask for a refund plus....disgusting products from Allen's on all their lollies now.....


Why are Chicos now so disgusting???

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Disgusting, I am so disappointed. Chicos no longer have that rich chocolate flavour with a soft texture, they are now hard and taste like sweet plastic. I thought I was eating a cheap rip off, disgusting.

1 comment
Nestle
Nestle C.Nestle

Hi Deb, over the last 12 months there have been some slight changes to CHICOS. We are continuing to work with CHICOS taste-testers to make the recipe our best ever. Thanks for your feedback, we'll pass it along to our team :)

Johnny A

Johnny APerth, WA

  • 2 reviews

YUK

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Bought a bag of Chicos and looked forward to eating them with eager anticipation. What an absolute disappointment. They are positively revolting. Never again. You've ruined them, Nestle. A thousand brickbats to you.

1 comment
Nestle
Nestle C.Nestle

Hi Johnny, over the last 12 months there have been some slight changes to CHICOS. We are continuing to work with CHICOS taste-testers to make the recipe our best ever. Thanks for your feedback, we'll pass it along to our team :)

Katherine L

Katherine LBrisbane

blahh..yuck!

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Not sure who the taste testers were at Allen's but this 'new and improved' has lost me. Once a raving fan, now a disbeliever. If someone would share the recipe, I would be happy to bring them back!


Heather

HeatherAlbury

  • 2 reviews

Lost for words

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Lost for words. We can't believe our all time favourite tastes so bad. Whose big idea was that? Bring back our chico.
Well done on the pineapple.


Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

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New and 'improved' flavour is horrid. I normally love Chicos, but you have ruined them. Please go back to the old recipe.


Bromley

BromleyPerth

  • 2 reviews

What has happened to Chicos

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My 2nd favourite lolly of all time is now disgusting. The aftertaste lingers. Why change the recipe . I now need my favourite lolly of all tic tacs to temove the taste.


MichaelW

MichaelWBrisbane

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Yuck. A change for the worse.

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Chicos used to delicious. They now taste like plastic. Shame I bought 2 bags a day apart not knowing they are now inedible. "Tweaking" the recipe and removing gelatine makes one wonder about Nestlés' research department.
Just horrible. Don't buy.

Bek

BekAdelaide

Used to love them, but what happened to the flavour?!

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These used to be one of my favourites, but whatever has been done with the recipe is terrible. I concur with all the comments below. Please bring back the old recipe!

Kdsauer

Kdsauer

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Please change them back! So disappointing.

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These used to be my all time favourite lolly. They now taste terrible and are the wrong texture. I bought a bag and after tasting them, thought maybe they were old or had gone off, so I tried again recently and nope, same problem. Did some research online and wound up here, after reading they had been changed to be vegan friendly! I'm not sure any vegans even eat these! And why destroy a perfectly good lolly?


Changed For The Worse

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The new Chico babies taste disgusting!!! I used to love these as a kid, now I can't stand them. Nestle, please please please change them back to what they used to be. Surely profits aren't that important, that you have to make your product taste like plastic and rubber! Read the reviews, hell do a nation wide survey - we don't want these! What will it take? A petition on change.org?

2 comments
Nestle
Nestle C.Nestle

Hi Islandgirl, thanks for the feedback. We've passed your comments onto the team in confectionery.

Islandgirl
Islandgirl

Thank you Nestle official... In 2 months I haven't seen any other form of change or response from you as a company. I think I will be starting a petition on change.org to bring this issue nationwide.


samantha

samantha

  • 2 reviews

A Sad Sad Day

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I just bought a pack of these and what the hell has happened to them!!! These used to be my favourite lolly. The flavour is non existent and they have a cheap rubbery texture. I'm so devastated. These were my go to lollies for movies and holidays, I used to buy them every 2 months.


Lolly lover

Lolly lover

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Leave Chico Babies alone

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These were once one of my all time favourite Lollies, until someone decided they needed to be changed. They have hardly any flavour and are like plastic ....don't mess with perfection !!!!!


Chico lollies are all of a sudden totally crap.

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Chico lollies all of a sudden taste like rubbish, they have been my favourite all of my life, whatever you have changed has totally ruined them. No one will buy them unless you change back, they now taste horrible and feel totally wrong to chew on. I call in at every old dodgy service station that has less turnover of stock and buy all of their older chicks packets that do not have the "New Improved " written on the front of the packet and they are the only ones that taste as they should and not the new disgusting flavour.

Mark

Mark

  • 2 reviews

Why lose your fans by changing the recipe?

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I purchased a family packet of Allens Chicos on the weekend and was shocked to find that the both the taste and the texture of my beloved Chico babies had been altered from its winning formula of 40 years.

Let me simply state this - the 'new' Chico babies taste nothing like the original, and the flavour does not inspire you to reach back into the back for a further feed. When chewing them they now stick to your teeth like glue and require the insertion of fingers in your mouth to unhinge them from your molars.

Short answer - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Now disgusting in taste and texture because of recipe change

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Chico has been my favourite lolly for nearly 50 years. The recipe has clearly been changed as the texture is hard and rubbery, no longer chewy and the chocolate flavour has been so diluted as to make it almost tasteless. I thought the packet had gone off until I came onto the forum to check. What a great disappointment. I will no longer be buying from Nestle.


Camper1

Camper1AU

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not liking the formula change

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I love chicko's but I am not impressed with the change in taste or texture. Please bring back the old recipe or improve the taste. PLEASE!


Thumbs down to a change in the recipe!

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They changed the recipe and now they taste rubbery with hardly any flavour. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Don't even bother!


Awful new recipe

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I was surprised recently to find a whole different flavour and texture of my all time favourite lolly ever. I thought it was just a bad batch, but every packet I've retried (about 4), they are all rather tasteless. I'm done with them now, unless the recipe goes back. Sad :(

1 comment
Nestle
Nestle C.Nestle

Sophie H

Sophie H

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

New Recipe- A Disastrous Move

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Questions & Answers

bobgardner

bobgardnerasked

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?

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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.


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