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messageFry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Bob Buzzard 31 October, 2019 21:52

My youngest son went out with his friends trick or treating this evening and someone gave him a Fry's chocolate cream! To an 11 year old boy? Who would do that? Surely it's just Haribos and such like tonight?

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by ED Bird 31 October, 2019 22:10

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messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Loutwo 31 October, 2019 22:35

Who cares about Halloween. Americanised commercialism. Bring on bonfire night.

Louisa.

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Angelina 01 November, 2019 07:45

It wasn't originally an American festivity. It is Pagan new year and end of harvest, taken to America by immigrants from Ireland

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Bob Buzzard 01 November, 2019 07:51

Yes, I think marking the passage from light to dark in the Autumn is an ancient festival.

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by diable rouge 01 November, 2019 08:39

Fry's Chocolate Cream points to an OAP, your son had a lucky escape as it could've easily been an invite to come in and sit on Grandad's knee and suck on a Werther's...

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by nxjen 01 November, 2019 08:43

Iím with Louisa. Whatís celebrated as Halloween now has no connection with the ancient pagan festival. Itís more to do with marketing and consumerism than a spiritual connection.

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by diable rouge 01 November, 2019 08:59

You've obviously never sucked on a Werther's...

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Sue 01 November, 2019 09:16

nxjen Wrote:
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> Iím with Louisa. Whatís celebrated as Halloween
> now has no connection with the ancient pagan
> festival. Itís more to do with marketing and
> consumerism than a spiritual connection.


Much like Christmas and Easter then .....

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Spartacus 01 November, 2019 09:27

He's lucky he got that and shouldn't be complaining, if you saw an 11 year old out on the streets begging you would call social services and get him taken away from his parents, yet as part of this commercialisation of an American tradition (trick or treating nor Halloween) you turn a blind eye to him going from door to door begging for "candy" (again an Americanism)

Epic fail Bob in the concept of your thread as you are accepting and trying to gain acceptance to your son being a beggar

How long before he is outside the station asking "any spare change guv for a cup of tea and a heroin fix" ?

1/10

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab 01 November, 2019 12:20

Did Mrs Buzzard enjoy a finger of Fudge Bob?

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by diable rouge 01 November, 2019 13:04

I heard she likes to keep it old school and get her chops around some Old Jamaica...

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by rahrahrah 01 November, 2019 14:26

Fry's Chocolate Cream are great. Knocks Haribo out the park.

I felt that Brexit extension day was too commercialised this year. Feels like it's losing it's magic.

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by dbboy 01 November, 2019 14:45

In the good "old" days kid's would have made a Guy and asked passers on the street for"penny for the guy". You don't see that any more, in fact I've not seen it for years, shame though as another proper UK tradition fades into the abyss.

Halloween is nothing more than yet another americanised commercial money making scheme brought from the US to here, which the UK has unfortunately copied.

I wonder how many used the pumpkin for food before throwing the carcass out the next day??

Well quite frankly they can keep their so called "tradition" of asking for candy, the less we have to do with the US the better, especially when its run by a clown, who opens his mouth before engaging his brain into gear. Pretty much sums up America though.



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messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by pk 01 November, 2019 14:50

in their day. my kids and still today many, many kids have a lot of fun at Halloween

to me, that is a good thing (as their fun doesn't really cause any suffering for anyone else)

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Loutwo 01 November, 2019 14:51

Since when did Brits call sweets ďcandyĒ? Thatís what Iíd like to know. Weíve become such a loser, copy cat, nation of capitalist consumerism. Itís embarrassing. Modern day Halloween can be stuck where the sun doesnít shine, along with all other cringeworthy Americanismís weíve adopted.

Louisa.

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Sephiroth 01 November, 2019 15:23

" where the sun doesnít shine"

wonder what the etymology of this phrase is. I suspect it ain't British

something it shares with that bottle of Malbec

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 01 November, 2019 17:45

Talking of americanisms

Why does a soft drinks brand insist on running adverts saying

"Holidays are coming"

We don't celebrate Thanks Giving so We don't have Holidays in the same way they do

Drives me absolutely bonkers every Christmas !!!

messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by Bob Buzzard 01 November, 2019 22:09

Help-Ma-Boab Wrote:
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> Did Mrs Buzzard enjoy a finger of Fudge Bob?


No, she had a Lotus biscuit instead.



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messageRe: Fry's chocolate cream for Halloween!
Posted by malumbu 01 November, 2019 22:52

Talking about Americanisms it is now Kraft's Chocolate Cream. Although Cadbury's shut the Fry's factory before we became an outpost of Hershey. Hershey Boys, Hershey Boys, lace up boots and corduroys


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