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Postby Fossil » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:03 pm

Ok its not in Glasgow but.......
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:12 pm

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Postby Alycidon » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:34 am

Reminds me of a joke we played on a freind. He had a packed lunch in which there was a Tunnocks Tea Cake, when he was out the office we carefully opened the wrapping and made a small hole on the chocolate. We then carefully pushed peanuts through the hole into the mallow before carefully wrapping it up again. His face was a picture when he bit into it! :D
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Postby cheesylion » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:14 am

Alycidon wrote:Reminds me of a joke we played on a freind. He had a packed lunch in which there was a Tunnocks Tea Cake, when he was out the office we carefully opened the wrapping and made a small hole on the chocolate. We then carefully pushed peanuts through the hole into the mallow before carefully wrapping it up again. His face was a picture when he bit into it! :D


His face was a picture as it swelled up to fourteen times it's original size as the poor unfortunate chap suffered the worst case of anaphylactic shock we had ever seen, happy days!!
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:59 pm

When I was kid growing up in Stra'ven, Archie Tunnock used to come to the Annual Exposition (or country show) to hand out prizes. He'd drive round the field in his Rolls Royce, waving like the Queen.

(I'd always wondered why the show was called an Exposition rather than a Fete or Gala or some such. It was apparently because during the second world war such frivolities as Fairs were largely banned, so the farmers just called their show something else to get roon the rules.)
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Postby eltor2ga » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:00 pm

I was in a department store in Madrid a few years ago and they had Tunnocks Teacakes in the posh deli section (along with Heinz soup and HP sauce)
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Postby JayKay » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:06 pm

Quite right.
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Postby brickwall » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:28 pm

eltor2ga wrote:I was in a department store in Madrid a few years ago and they had Tunnocks Teacakes in the posh deli section (along with Heinz soup and HP sauce)


I saw the same kinda thing in Kuwait City. Classy folks them Arabs.
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Postby Josef » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:25 pm

The Arab countries have been one of the main markets for Tunnocks products since at least the seventies.

The Tunnocks were one of the very few points of interest in Uddingston in years gone by. Archie toured the factory almost to the day he died in his motorised wheelchair (or his personalised Roller, as Cyclo2000 mentions - numberplate AT1, as I recall).

He paid for my grandmother's wedding cake in the thirties (she was a neighbour), as he also did for many of his female (they were almost all female) workers.

They were also a useful source of revenue for local kids - they would pay a reward for the return of any wildlife that escaped from their private zoo (as the peacocks did regularly).
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:09 am

Now you mention it, I did see Tunnocks wafers for sale in Tangiers Railway station.
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Postby joemuldoon » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:14 pm

And of course, tunnocks supported Glasgow Zoo in its dying days by offering free labour to fix things up and extra promotion

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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:26 pm

I popped in to Tunnocks cafe for a bacon roll and they deep fried the bacon. Maybe I've led a sheltered life, but I could almost feel my arteries clogging after a couple of bites 8O

Cakes looked good though. :D
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Postby eltor2ga » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:15 pm

Wait til they start deep frying the teacakes 8O
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Postby Josef » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:46 pm

The rhubarb or apple crumbles are rather nice.
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Postby brickwall » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:28 am

Cyclo2000 wrote:Now you mention it, I did see Tunnocks wafers for sale in Tangiers Railway station.


I've noticed them in Africa as well, specifically Nigeria
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