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||Nick Parker is absolutely correct in surmising that Bahlsen's Choco Leibniz is named after the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. The Bahlsen company was founded by Hermann Bahlsen, who was a keen student of both philosophy and Egyptology. If you examine the Bahlsen logo, you'll see the small red hieroglyph and the word TET, which stands for everlasting quality. Hermann Bahlsen invented the concept of airtight packaging for biscuits, and thought that the TET symbol would be appropriate to include in the company logo. The "Keks" thing you've actually got the wrong way round - he bought the Hannoversche Cakes Company in 1911 and Germanised the name to Keks. Hence in Germany "Leibniz Butterkeks" are actually biscuits and not cakes at all.|
||When we were growing up we were told that breaking a Ginger Snap with the point of the elbow would bring good fortune - provided the biscuit broke into 3 equal pieces!|
|Nicey replies: Oh yes, that's been mentioned before. Are you related to Donalda Bint? She's from Scotland too.|
In a letter to the editor of a magazine I was reading yesterday, an affronted reader criticised a particular editorial position with the comment, "It really does take the chocolate Hob-Nob."
I was wondering if this is an isolated instance of such specificity, or if there is some kind of established formula for different kinds of outrage warranting the taking of certain sorts of biscuits. Taking the jammy dodger, for example, would seem an obvious choice in particularly egregious instances, whereas perhaps a situation generating merely mild irritation would take only the shortbread finger.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
|When I was in charge of people, as a manager, rather than the contractor I am now, I instituted "Tunnocks Tuesdays", which meant that on a strict rota, staff had to bring in a Tunnocks product for the team to share. (I should add that I took well over my fair share of purchasing)|
The tea-cakes went down a storm, but the most regular purchases were the caramel wafers, so I have to lay claim to adding to the 4m sold every week.
Never got any commission from them though.
I learnt this when I was a junior muncher! I am now nearly 30!
'We just popped 'round this afternoon, Desmond Duck and me
in the hope that you have got, delicious things for tea.
It's not that we are fussy - almost anything will do,
like lots of CAKE, some BISCUITS and a CUP OF TEA OR TWO.
You see we're healthy growing chaps, we need to eat much more,
but if there's nothing going here, we'll just pop 'round next door!'
The Royal Opera House
|Nicey replies: Yay! And a big NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown Hoorah for the Royal Opera House, although I'm sure a theater would be a much sensible place to have a opera than a house.|