Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

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Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Feb 2015, 7:59pm

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Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Postby Vinko » 16 Feb 2015, 9:14pm

Mick F wrote:We bought a dark chocolate Toblerone yesterday. Nice BIG one at 400g and over a foot long. :D
Just having a chunk with a cuppa.


I had one (original one...not tried the dark chocolate ones....yet! - thanks for suggestion Mick...will do that!) as a Christmas pressie. Delighted that they were just as I remembered them - same packaging, the same foil paper inside and spelling Toblerone along the side of each chunk (oopps...I mean "Alp" :lol: ). Tasted just the same too :D

Unless I am mistaken, Toblerone remains unchanged...well that is going to be my excuse!

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Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Postby drossall » 16 Feb 2015, 11:27pm

Walnut Whips seemed to disappear for quite a while. I bought them as a teenager, and now they're back. So I'll survive the loss of Creme Eggs that are worth eating, quite happily :D

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Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2015, 3:13pm

reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:We bought a dark chocolate Toblerone yesterday. Nice BIG one at 400g and over a foot long. :D
Just having a chunk with a cuppa.


NOOOOO.
The correct term is ALP,you're having an Alp with a cuppa,Chunks are pineapples in a can! :wink:
Where is this laid down that the Toblerone triangles are called Alps?

If my memory serves me correctly, an alp is a flat green place (pasture?) on the side of a mountain. Think of Heidi, or The Sound of Music.

The Alps are a complete mountain range.
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Postby 661-Pete » 17 Feb 2015, 3:44pm

Mick F wrote:Where is this laid down that the Toblerone triangles are called Alps?

If my memory serves me correctly, an alp is a flat green place (pasture?) on the side of a mountain. Think of Heidi, or The Sound of Music.

The Alps are a complete mountain range.
I though the word for a high pasture is "Alm", not "Alp". In Heidi there's a character called "Alm-Uncle" (though it may be different in the original German).

I'm not allowed Toblerone just at the moment :( - whether it be an 'alp' or the entire bar.... ****** diet! :cry:
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Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2015, 3:55pm

A snowcapped mountain
An area of green pasture on a mountainside
Australian Labour Party
Screen shot 2015-02-17 at 15.50.28.png


As a Toblerone isn't green or snowcapped or even connected to the Labour Party in Oz, I reckon my calling bits of it as "chunks" is quite fair. :D
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Postby reohn2 » 17 Feb 2015, 4:21pm

Mick F wrote:A snowcapped mountain
An area of green pasture on a mountainside
Australian Labour Party
Screen shot 2015-02-17 at 15.50.28.png


As a Toblerone isn't green or snowcapped or even connected to the Labour Party in Oz, I reckon my calling bits of it as "chunks" is quite fair. :D


As it comes from Switzerland(not Australia)and is supposed to resemble the Alps,snow capped or not,I think Alp is a fair description of a portion of a Toblerone,Mr Connolly agrees(of course it carries the usual Billy language warning) :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT65nIU6fhc
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Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2015, 5:18pm

(I have my pedantic head on)

The Alps is a mountain range.
Note the capital A and the singular "is".
One mountain in the Alps is not an Alp.
It's like calling a a mountain in the Andes and Ande, or a mountain in the Pyrenees a Pyrenee :lol:
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Postby reohn2 » 17 Feb 2015, 7:04pm

Mick F wrote:(I have my pedantic head on)

The Alps is a mountain range.
Note the capital A and the singular "is".
One mountain in the Alps is not an Alp.
It's like calling a a mountain in the Andes and Ande, or a mountain in the Pyrenees a Pyrenee :lol:


Feeling equally as pedantic,a lot of Alps are termed a 'range' as in Alpine mountain range,and as it's better if only for packaging reasons Toblerone(not ''out on it's own'',remember that one :wink: )is a series of Alpine peaks in a line,ergo one ''out on it's own'' is singular ie;Alp :)
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Postby Vinko » 17 Feb 2015, 7:07pm

So.....therefore....the only way to solve this...

....is.....

.....to....eat the whole bar then!.....Including all of the chunks and or Alps!

:lol:

If that is what it takes to avoid Creme Eggs then I am convinced by either argument :D

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Postby reohn2 » 17 Feb 2015, 7:15pm

Vinko wrote:So.....therefore....the only way to solve this...

....is.....

.....to....eat the whole bar then!.....Including all of the chunks and or Alps!

Which would mean eat the whole range :)
Not a bad idea IMHO,unless you've someone to share your geochocology with :)

:lol:

If that is what it takes to avoid Creme Eggs then I am convinced by either argument :D

I'd stop eating chocolate in it's entirety if it meant I could only eat Cadbury's cream eggs :| YUK!
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Postby Mick F » 18 Feb 2015, 10:32am

Vinko wrote:So.....therefore....the only way to solve this...

....is.....

.....to....eat the whole bar then!.....Including all of the chunks and or Alps!
I'm doing my best.
I've worked my way from the Italian border heading north and I'm approaching Bern. :lol:
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Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

Postby reohn2 » 18 Feb 2015, 5:27pm

Mick F wrote:I've worked my way from the Italian border heading north and I'm approaching Bern. :lol:


Not a bad idea,but do you know you aren't heading south? :?


Sorry,I forgot about the Garmin Montana,which isn't Alpine at all :wink:
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Postby whoops » 3 Jul 2015, 10:58pm

Toblerone . . . Alp!

Chunks of triangle-shaped chocolate often referred to as an Alp, as in a request for a second piece. Said correctly . . . "May I have a second Alpine, because I've consumed the last serving. Usually requested by middle to upper-class children. :? :?

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Postby 661-Pete » 3 Jul 2015, 11:26pm

whoops wrote:Usually requested by middle to upper-class children. :? :?

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I see.

Where does that leave poor Ronnie Corbett than, should he fancy another chunk of Toblerone?
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