'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Conversation about Roses Turkish Delight chocolates

Me: Would you like a chocolate?

Son: Yes, please. Did you know that when ---- worked for Cadbury's she was in charge of the machine that made the marks on the top of the Roses turkish delights?

Me:  Oh really?

Son: Yes.  And one time, after she'd left, she bought a box and the turkish delight had no marks on it and she got really mad and emailed her old work-mates and told them off.  Apparently the machine had been playing up.





12 comments:

  1. Opps sorry YP. It was possibly an accidental click that deleted your comment. Did it go something like:
    "Did New Zealand have the same TV slogan for Roses? "Roses grow on you". The last picture looks like a brown alien with three eyebrows." ?

    My response is: I have no eye-browed-deer if that was the Roses Chockky advert as I haven't watched telly for about 30 years. And yes, it does look like a brown alien with three eyebrows. Sort of. With a stretch of the imagination. And possibly after seven hours home decorating and three Tetley's.

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    1. Boo hoo! My comment has gone! That was the sharpest, wittiest blog comment I have ever composed. How could you Kate? How could you? And just before Christmas too! Boo hoo!

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    2. Just call me Morgana de Fay

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  2. I'd be pretty upset too if I couldn't identify my favourite Roses choccie.

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    1. The Turkish Delight!

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    2. Oh! Now I read your comment differently! :-)

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  3. Too bloody right; a chock without its pattern is a sin (not that I eat chocks).

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    1. Yes Cro, especially if you're our friend - she is very passionate about everything she does. Or, as in this case, everything she did!

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    2. So for you Cro, it's 'Chocks Away'? (laughs at own joke until she chokes on her own spit.)

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  4. When I was a kid, no one in my family wanted the Turkish Delights - so we ended up eating them, against our will, in February when there were no more treats in the house ... but now I actually quite like them.
    Just saying!
    Happy Christmas!!

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    1. Yes, it's an interesting phenomena Brian. We never used to like them either. I can't quite bring myself to like the plain chocolate Roses. 'tho. It seems a swizz to have them in a box when all the others have centres.
      Happy Christmas to you and yours, too!

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