Author Topic: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods  (Read 3330 times)

Kim

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2018, 05:18:00 pm »
My recollection is that Minstrels are large. dark brown discoid sugar shells with a milk chocolate centre. I think the shell has a white layer.

That's the ones.  It's a heatproof chocolate delivery system.
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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2018, 07:38:40 pm »
My recollection is that Minstrels are large. dark brown discoid sugar shells with a milk chocolate centre. I think the shell has a white layer.

That's the ones.  It's a heatproof chocolate delivery system.

Aka Treets.
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hillbilly

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 10:36:03 am »
Yup. 

Minstrels are the ones that used to be advertised as not melting in your hand.  When you let the brown exterior dissolve, it revealed a white layer.

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2018, 03:05:47 pm »
Have you looked in a packet of minstrels - they are all colours

Have you?

I am completely wrong! I was thinking of skittles. You are right. Minstrels are Treets aren't they?
I appear to have invented a comprehensive rationale for a sweet brand that never existed. Perhaps I should spend less time with myself.
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hillbilly

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 03:34:40 pm »
Treets and Minstrels are similar but separate brands sold by the Mars Group.  Looking on Wikipedia, they originated from different companies (with Treets being the older brand of the two).

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2018, 04:17:47 pm »
White mallow/meringue covered in dark chocolate confections are known as
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in Denmark...

There is a big ball of chocolate covered meringue that you can buy in any french pâtisserie that used to be called a tête de nègre until some 10 years ago. The cake still exists, but the name has been banned, it's now just a chocolate covered meringue.

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2018, 08:57:11 pm »
When I went to school black Jack's were 8 for 1p  :)

They were 8 for 1d when I went to school...
I remember them being two for a halfpenny, because farthings had gone, but people told me that they'd been a farthing each, & showed me a little brown coin with a wren on the back.

But I didn't like them. I preferred the (supposedly) fruit-flavoured sweets the same size & price.
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hellymedic

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2018, 01:35:21 am »
'Fruit Salad' HTH.

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2018, 07:40:55 am »
Never go to a dessert spot in Russia if you're easily triggered. Chances are they have 'little negro pancakes'. It's because in Russian the word 'negro' doesn't have the western connotations.

hellymedic

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2018, 04:30:43 pm »
Seems chocolate-covered foam caused recent upset in Germany.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44223025

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2018, 11:15:31 am »
Even the company name is embarrassing.

hellymedic

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2018, 11:44:39 am »
Mebbe 'Dick' only means 'fat' and not 'willy' in German but my German O Level is middle-aged and largely unused.

Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2018, 11:47:18 am »
I'm not a royal watcher but judging by the accompanying photo of the couple, if you really wanted to compare her skin colour to a confectionery product, nougat would be more fitting than chocolate.
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T42

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2018, 12:39:20 pm »
Even in English, dick only means cock if you want it to.
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T42

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Re: Politically Incorrectly-Named Foreign Foods
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 07:38:56 am »


Wuff wuff.

(yes, I do know what it really means.)
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.