This post starts out good but I don’t like the end. Writing in detail about sweets is lazy.

Who is the king of the nuts?  Nuts are big here. Huge. Every shop, every supermarket, heck (heck!?) even ever street corner has nuts for sale.  Its pretty simple for me.  The cashew is the nut king.  Servings of cashews in the west tend to be pathetic. A tiny bag with ten nuts for 3 or 4 euro.  Here, although not available loose, the prepacked bags are hefty. Very satisfying. Of course there is competition form the pastachio, but its his insistence of remaining in the shell that takes some points away. Way to much work.

Any small snack that you cant just open the packet and tip directly into the mouth are never going to earn regale status. M&Ms? great. Skittles. Tip the whole bag directly in there yes please. Opal fruits??? Individually wrapped!!!!. Chewits, I love you, but your wrapping is bringing me down.

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4 Responses to This post starts out good but I don’t like the end. Writing in detail about sweets is lazy.

  1. Carl says:

    Sweets are great . How big are the bag of cashews? I’d love a massive bag of cashews they are amazing. They are the king of nuts and dare I say all confectionary. Never seen them chocolate covered though, now that would be too tasty for any human being to experience. I miss super cans by the way. Pepsi max are in super cans here now in some shops though

  2. Jim, Andrews brother and Emigrant says:

    Anthropomorphisising food and giving it a personality based on the manner its consumed? Its not that lazy. Harry Hill did it with cheese all the time. “Ah, Mr. Stilton, how thick your rind.” “Madam Edam, Give my regards to your clogged countrymen”

    • andyrewsmith says:

      I see your point but for me the reason it worked with cheese is because I wasnt really familiar with the cheeses he was mentioning so my brain did the work in fleshing out the personality and the character he was applying. There was something slightly romantic and exotic about them, they could have been characters in a Sherlock Holmes story, elegant London gentlemen or strange north of England hermits. Sweets rely too much on “yeah I know about that I’ve eaten them” comedy of being familiar with something which I hate. Not that I hate observational comedy, Ricky Gervais and Larry David have done pretty well observing small moments that a lot of people can relate to and building brilliance around them, but I think sweets falls too close to “remember school eh” What Harry Hill did with the cheese, and what he always does, is a long long way from that.

      • Jim, Andrews brother and Emigrant says:

        He never covered Easi Singles, though. Easi Singles, eh? Remember those? Sliced cheese in a crisp, cellofane wrapper! Couldn’t get it off without breaking the slice. Not so Easi!

        …yeah, thats lazy.

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