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Phantom

Posted Today, 08:08 PM

 

 

 

Cat, you can still get Curly Wurlys. I believe they tend to be sold in the supermarket as they're classed as "retro" sweets along with wagon wheels and penguins.

They sell them in packs of five in Tesco.  But fuck that shit, I buy a box of 48 from the cash and carry.

They're a lot smaller too from when we were kids. There are a couple of places here where I can buy them

 

To be fair, when you are kids most things look big in your hands........

 

 

It took me a while to find it. but this is the size of a Curly Wurly when I was a kid. it was when I was a kid. Note the net weight on the pack 1oz (or 28.3495g) compared to what you get today which is 26g. Obviously the photos are not to scale, but just the weights are different.

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Sir Creep

Posted Today, 07:34 PM

When I went to the US with work I put onloads of weight because they served Hot Chocolate in all the meetings.

What, no doughnuts?
They would have served donuts, not doughnuts.
They would have served sweet bagels.
These are doughnuts:
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I'll go along with donuts, but sweet bagels? Never heard of them (until now). Dunkin' Sweet Bagels just doesn't have the same ring (no pun intended).
Don't know but that looks like a cultural rip-off of our good Polish folks that once lived in Hamtramck, MI and make Paçzkis by the dozen. It's Mardi Gras everywhere else but in Michigan it's aka Paçzki Day! They're delicious and 500 calories each. Don't waste time w Dunkin Donuts version.
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Phantom

Posted Yesterday, 12:46 PM


 

 

When I went to the US with work I put onloads of weight because they served Hot Chocolate in all the meetings.

What, no doughnuts?
They would have served donuts, not doughnuts.
 
 
On a point of pedantry they wouldn't have served Hot Chocolate either unless Errol Brown et al where in every meeting Bibliogryphon attended. They might have served hot chocolate though.
 
On a different matter something which irritates me is when books are translated into American English for the British market.

I've been in meetings here where there's a choice of coffee (regular and decaf ) and hot chocolate. Mind you it was -30c outside that day. And the company wanted to show their appreciation for so many people turning up early for the meeting. The next day however was even colder.

Toast

Posted Yesterday, 11:43 AM

Oh yes, and going back to the "bathroom" misusage, we call it a bathroom because it's got a BATH in it.  Not a TUB.  

You take a bath, or you have a bath.  You don't take a tub.   smiley-wagging-his-finger-saying-no-emot


Handrejka

Posted Yesterday, 11:10 AM

 

 

When I went to the US with work I put onloads of weight because they served Hot Chocolate in all the meetings.

What, no doughnuts?

They would have served donuts, not doughnuts.

 

 

On a point of pedantry they wouldn't have served Hot Chocolate either unless Errol Brown et al where in every meeting Bibliogryphon attended. They might have served hot chocolate though.

 

On a different matter something which irritates me is when books are translated into American English for the British market.


Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 02:30 AM

Cat, you can still get Curly Wurlys. I believe they tend to be sold in the supermarket as they're classed as "retro" sweets along with wagon wheels and penguins.

They sell them in packs of five in Tesco.  But fuck that shit, I buy a box of 48 from the cash and carry.

Lard you're my favourite person on DL. It's ok I won't embarrass you and tell anyone.
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Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 02:27 AM

When I went to the US with work I put onloads of weight because they served Hot Chocolate in all the meetings.

What, no doughnuts?
They would have served donuts, not doughnuts.
They would have served sweet bagels.
These are doughnuts:
 
doughnut.png
I'll go along with donuts, but sweet bagels? Never heard of them (until now). Dunkin' Sweet Bagels just doesn't have the same ring (no pun intended).
Don't know but that looks like a cultural rip-off of our good Polish folks that once lived in Hamtramck, MI and make Paçzkis by the dozen. It's Mardi Gras everywhere else but in Michigan it's aka Paçzki Day! They're delicious and 500 calories each. Don't waste time w Dunkin Donuts version.
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Magere Hein

Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:39 PM

 

To be fair, when you are kids most things look big in your hands........

They have got smaller. I'll have to find the article that was done a few years ago where some of the leading food and grocery items have been reduced in size or weight, but the prices remained the same or increased.

 


For one type of sweet, the Hershey bar, this has been the subject of scientific research: Philetic Size Decrease in Hershey Bars by Stephen Jay Gould.


Phantom

Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:04 PM


 

 

Cat, you can still get Curly Wurlys. I believe they tend to be sold in the supermarket as they're classed as "retro" sweets along with wagon wheels and penguins.

They sell them in packs of five in Tesco.  But fuck that shit, I buy a box of 48 from the cash and carry.
They're a lot smaller too from when we were kids. There are a couple of places here where I can buy them
 
To be fair, when you are kids most things look big in your hands........

They have got smaller. I'll have to find the article that was done a few years ago where some of the leading food and grocery items have been reduced in size or weight, but the prices remained the same or increased.

Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

 

 

Cat, you can still get Curly Wurlys. I believe they tend to be sold in the supermarket as they're classed as "retro" sweets along with wagon wheels and penguins.

They sell them in packs of five in Tesco.  But fuck that shit, I buy a box of 48 from the cash and carry.

They're a lot smaller too from when we were kids. There are a couple of places here where I can buy them

 

To be fair, when you are kids most things look big in your hands........


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