@tinamarie1974 you have to go outside North America to get them. Even when Cadburys were independent I think they had some agreement with Hershey not to enter the US and NA markets; Hershey licensed the right to make chocolate under the Cadbury name over here which is why Cadbury products over here don’t taste right… It’s not Cadbury it’s Hershey in a Cadbury label.
Cant get all the crazy flavours of Kit Kat in the US or the Kit Kat chunky because Hershey licensed the right to make Kit Kats from nestle in the US and won’t let nestle import their more fun varieties. (I think Hershey recently started making their only varieties of Kit Kat now though finally after a few decades).
You can get the imported Cadbury and Nestle chocolates in Cost Plus/World Market sometimes.
@cinoclav@OldCatLady@OnionSoup@tinamarie1974CRUNCHIES! I was in London maybe 15 years ago and had multiple Crunchie McFlurries while there. I’m not saying it’s why I went, but it’s not not why I went. I just looked it up and they discontinued them last year! Guess I’m not worried about being barred from European travel anymore…
@AuntMean67@OnionSoup@tinamarie1974 my wife once got me an assortment from Japan. Included were asahi sandwich (I think; like a Japanese bean based PB&J), rum raisin, and wasabi. Those are the ones I remember, I think there were six varieties. I liked them all, but I really like weird international stuff like that in general.
@AuntMean67@djslack@OnionSoup@RiotDemon we have no big national chain grocery stores around here besides Target, Wal Mart and Aldi. Aldi has v good chocolate. Our big two, Schnucks and Dierbergs are both locally owned.
Then there are Chinese Whispers (yeah, that name probably needs to go), the kids game where one person whispers a message to another person in his or her ear, and that person whispers it to the next… after about 4 or 5 people you end up with a message usually completely different to the original.
@OnionSoup I’ve never heard it called Chinese Whispers… mine was basically the same as @tinamarie1974’s but we just straight up called it Telephone. Apparently it has basically universal appeal as a game and is known under dozens of names, many of which name other languages to denote incomprehensibility or confusion. WP
I remember as a child the “Eenie meenie minee mo” rhyme used the “N” word in my school. Completely white county, not said out of racism… I don’t think I (or my friends) even knew what that word meant or signified at the time.
It wasn’t until as an adult one day hearing kids say “catch a tiger by its tail” that I realised what a horrible rhyme we had been saying as kids, completely unaware of its meaning.
Felt really bad … Still do, even though it wasn’t meant maliciously… I didn’t know any better at the time. Didn’t know the racist origins of that childhood rhyme.
I guess because I grew up with nothing but white people for 100miles in each direction we had no idea that things like “Chinese whispers” and “Eenie meanie” were so bad.
If it were a more multicultural area those terms (I hope) wouldn’t have been used.
Back in my childhood (a bit earlier than most of you), that game was called “Gossip” - which I’ve always thought was appropriate. I didn’t hear it referred to as “The telephone game” until I was an adult - for someone my age, who also remembered the era of “party line” phones. One problem with party lines was that each phone had a distinctive ring, but anyone on the party line could pick up the phone and listen in on a conversation. For a while, my aunt had a “compulsive eavesdropper” on her party line who did not realize that her breathing could be heard on the line when she picked up. So, of course, cousins galore plus friends kept thinking up juicy-but-absurd bits of “gossip” to pass on during phone calls. To our great delight, some of this “gossip” was passed on by the eavesdropper, who invariably got the details muddled and exaggerated what was left. It took her more than a year to finally tumble to the fact that she was being played. Fun times. We really missed her when she stopped eavesdropping.
@tinamarie1974 Not just creepy: tacky, ridiculous, insulting, a little gross. But also amusing (at least to me), and for some reason it inspires a sick sort of nostalgia. For better and for worse, this is one of those taglines that stuck, probably in part because of its absurdity.