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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby Barlow Boy » 02 Nov 2017, 10:36

When I first left school, I worked in a chocolate factory, Rowntree Mackintosh at the time which is now Nestle, I worked on the After Eight and Toffee Crisp line. When I left, it took years for me to eat one of these products again, and even now it’s generally only at Christmas.
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 02 Nov 2017, 13:22

Can't stand after eight. I'm glad they only become popular at Christmas. :D

Starbar all the way in terms of a chocolate bar. Love the things. Partial to a bit of Galaxy as well.

Like a piece of Carrot cake every now and then. And when it's done properly a piece of Tiramisu goes down a treat when we have a Italian meal.
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby rigger » 02 Nov 2017, 14:59

Starbars are great - so chuffing chewy :D :D :D

I remember going to a game at Goodison and I was feeling a bit peckish after the match - a draw - and as we wandered back to the car, my mate said he was going to nip in to the shop to get something. I followed and it was in a pretty rough part of town so there was a wire grill protecting the staff and you had to point and ask for things, which they then shoved through a slot.
I hadn't seen Starbars for ages so I actually said "Ooh, Starbars !" and asked for one.
The assistant said "Staaaaaahbaaaaaah !?" in an overly Scouse accent and I just burst out laughing ...

.. did I mention I'd had a skinful ??


It was funny at the time, anyway ..
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 02 Nov 2017, 18:08

rigger wrote:Starbars are great - so chuffing chewy :D :D :D

I remember going to a game at Goodison and I was feeling a bit peckish after the match - a draw - and as we wandered back to the car, my mate said he was going to nip in to the shop to get something. I followed and it was in a pretty rough part of town so there was a wire grill protecting the staff and you had to point and ask for things, which they then shoved through a slot.
I hadn't seen Starbars for ages so I actually said "Ooh, Starbars !" and asked for one.
The assistant said "Staaaaaahbaaaaaah !?" in an overly Scouse accent and I just burst out laughing ...

.. did I mention I'd had a skinful ??

It was funny at the time, anyway ..


The only other place I have seen a wire grill was Glasgow city centre many years ago.

You won't to think yourself lucky you wasn't in Wales with that pronunciation. Skinful or not. :D
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby rigger » 02 Nov 2017, 18:24

My pronunciation was my natural accent, which is very flat and neutral. Think RP but not as posh, just "normal" - so I'm difficult to pin down in terms of where I'm from.

Their accent was just comedy Scouse, like something from Harry Enfield. Think of the difference between saying bath or graph in a southern, BBC style accent and then saying it in the northern way - "Barf" down south, "Baff" oop narth - and you're about halfway to how "high" the emphasis on the "aaaaaaaaaaah" part went ;)

I went into a pub in Swansea when I was 18 and asked for a pint in my flat English accent. Everyone in there was speaking English with that taffy twang. The moment I spoke, everybody stopped, looked at me and then started speaking Welsh.

To this day the Welsh are the only nation on earth that I have a prejudiced dislike for along with the Turks.
I know there are some nice people from both places because I've met them, but I'm generally on the back foot whenever I meet either, expecting them to be ... well, you can finish that sentence yourself.
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby johnh » 02 Nov 2017, 19:44

Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:
rigger wrote:Starbars are great - so chuffing chewy :D :D :D

I remember going to a game at Goodison and I was feeling a bit peckish after the match - a draw - and as we wandered back to the car, my mate said he was going to nip in to the shop to get something. I followed and it was in a pretty rough part of town so there was a wire grill protecting the staff and you had to point and ask for things, which they then shoved through a slot.
I hadn't seen Starbars for ages so I actually said "Ooh, Starbars !" and asked for one.
The assistant said "Staaaaaahbaaaaaah !?" in an overly Scouse accent and I just burst out laughing ...

.. did I mention I'd had a skinful ??

It was funny at the time, anyway ..


The only other place I have seen a wire grill was Glasgow city centre many years ago.

You won't to think yourself lucky you wasn't in Wales with that pronunciation. Skinful or not. :D


In the early 1980's I was in Liverpool. I had been invited by relatives for an evening meal so thought it would be nice to take a bottle of wine. I found an off-license on a parade of shops and 'wire grill' doesn't cover it. It was like Fort Knox. Paid my money through a small slot and received my wine via a trough like system which at every step had a thick steel guard between the inside of the grill and the outside.
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby mapperleywhite » 02 Nov 2017, 20:07

Thornton's Continental.

You can keep all your fancy stuff from Belgium and the rest....

They are the best chocolates available on a wide retail level so Mrs MW & I may well be indulging over Xmas.

(I remember, many years ago, tasting some chocolates made with fresh cream in France; topped Thornton's I'd have to say)
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Re: Guilty pleasures

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 02 Nov 2017, 21:08

johnh wrote:
Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:
rigger wrote:Starbars are great - so chuffing chewy :D :D :D

I remember going to a game at Goodison and I was feeling a bit peckish after the match - a draw - and as we wandered back to the car, my mate said he was going to nip in to the shop to get something. I followed and it was in a pretty rough part of town so there was a wire grill protecting the staff and you had to point and ask for things, which they then shoved through a slot.
I hadn't seen Starbars for ages so I actually said "Ooh, Starbars !" and asked for one.
The assistant said "Staaaaaahbaaaaaah !?" in an overly Scouse accent and I just burst out laughing ...

.. did I mention I'd had a skinful ??

It was funny at the time, anyway ..


The only other place I have seen a wire grill was Glasgow city centre many years ago.

You won't to think yourself lucky you wasn't in Wales with that pronunciation. Skinful or not. :D


In the early 1980's I was in Liverpool. I had been invited by relatives for an evening meal so thought it would be nice to take a bottle of wine. I found an off-license on a parade of shops and 'wire grill' doesn't cover it. It was like Fort Knox. Paid my money through a small slot and received my wine via a trough like system which at every step had a thick steel guard between the inside of the grill and the outside.


:lol: Thatchers Britain. And there was me thinking it was all a stereotype in Liverpool :P
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