Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by NickSCFC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:32 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... ing-spirit

We’ve swapped Rich Tea for Oreos: what happened to the UK’s dunking spirit?

According to retail analyst Kantar Worldpanel, £25.7m has been wiped off the annual sales of everyday biscuits. The nation is turning its back on dunking, and sales of traditional chocolate-covered biscuit bars, such as KitKats and Penguins, are likewise in decline.

But the news that, simultaneously, Oreo’s UK sales have risen by £12m is more difficult to digest. True, this is the year of dim-witted Brits being dazzled by cheap, tacky Americans (look at Farage toadying around Trump), but, in a world where McVitie’s chocolate digestives exist, it is flabbergasting that people are being tempted by the icky, synthetic flavours of the Oreo, that bastardised bourbon.


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A typical modern Brit, according to the Guardian.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:37 pm

Oreos? :dread:

Give me a hob-nob or digestive any day. Good British biscuits*!


* I have no idea if these are actually British anymore, or even if they ever were. :lol:

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:53 pm

Oreos are oreawful. Digestives forever!

Fetch me old brown trousers, bring them to me now, I'll wear them in the rigging as they fire across the bow. Fetch me old brown trousers, I fear we may be hit, for even if they shoot me now, they'll never see me... ;)
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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:05 pm

Oreos are nice but they're not really a replacement for biscuits are they?

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by jawafour » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:16 pm

I've tried a few Oreos in recent years; one of my nephews cannot consume milk and he has Oreos instead of biscuits. Yes... amazingly - even though the packaging shows a splash of milk - Oreos don't contain any! They do seem, to me, to taste - as The Guardians writer suggests - rather synthetic.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 pm

The new girl in the office just asked if we can "touch base"...


I'll take a "rain check" :roll:

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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:21 pm

NickSCFC wrote:The new girl in the office just asked if we can "touch base"...


In appropriate behaviour. Notify HR immediately.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:25 pm

Jenuall wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:The new girl in the office just asked if we can "touch base"...


In appropriate behaviour. Notify HR immediately.


I'll call my LAWYER

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by Vermilion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:30 pm

NickSCFC wrote:oreos


Not in my house! Here we have rich tea, digestives (including the choccy version), custard creams, and ginger snaps.

Also, today i opened a box of these...

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NickSCFC wrote:A typical modern Brit, according to the Guardian.


I think that proves just how out of touch they are.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm

More importantly how are the sales of larger, as in the drink, larger doing?

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by NickSCFC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:46 pm

Jenuall wrote:More importantly how are the sales of larger, as in the drink, larger doing?


Budweiser is now the second most popular supermarket beer

https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and- ... 61.article

Unthinkable a few years ago, but not surprising when you consider there's a tonne of Budweiser advertising in movies, every American bar scene is plastered with the logo.

Their adverts are always memorable too.





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by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Budweiser seems to be the "official sponsor" for everything these days. They seem to have successfully integrated and taken over the football market now, even though nobody would have associated Bud with football at all until recently.

Good marketing I guess?

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by Vermilion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:00 pm

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:02 pm

We've gone from tea and biscuits to Budweiser and Scary Movie, perhaps the US invasion is winning! :lol:

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:11 pm

Budweiser is a marketing machine

I've never bought a single drink of it

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by Banjo » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:14 pm

Worth noting that Oreos have a selection of flavours that gives them diversity over Bourbons, and they're vegan-friendly. I genuinely believe that has helped boost the sales.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by Qikz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:24 pm

Also what philestine doesn't dunk an oreo.

The only reason I don't get them more often is they're expensive price per pack and they're really addictive.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by Starbreaker » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:45 pm

Digestives are slightly sweetened but otherwise unchanged mulched cardboard that has been pressed into a disc and dried. strawberry floating rancid. They have "texture" in the same way a piece of bark does. I'll take sugar filled gunk any day of the week.

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by Spindash » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:54 pm

Jenuall wrote:Budweiser seems to be the "official sponsor" for everything these days. They seem to have successfully integrated and taken over the football market now, even though nobody would have associated Bud with football at all until recently.

Good marketing I guess?


Fairly ill-advised "partnership" with the FA Cup a few seasons ago:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2012/jun/21/budweiser-wembley-fc-sponsorship

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by Tsunade » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:57 pm

I'm not keen on digestives, but at least you can dunk them more than a rich tea bikkie, Peter Kay was right, they are a one dunk biscuit.

I don't find Oreos that appealing, I'll eat them but I don't go out to the supermarket and buy them.

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