Tuesday, January 16, 2007

[blogfocus tuesday] vital issues

1] Straight into it and L’Ombre is wondering about the discrepancies in Heinz Beanz on either side of the channel:

To go along with the Verizon Maths noted a couple of days ago here we present proof that the English and the French apparently measure/count things differently. In the English ingredients, Beans are 51% and Tomatoes are 33%. In the French version we have only 49% Haricots blancs (beans) and 27% Tomates. I'd be curious to see what proportions are in Heinz baked beans bought in other countries and I'd love to know what the explanation for this state of affairs is.

2] A big welcome to the Norfolk Blogger and to his shocking revelation about Mars Bars:

I always read and hear Tories going on about "the nanny state", but this is obsessive. Having a permit for fatty foods is hardly going to endear Mr Cameron to fish and chip shop owners in Glasgow who have been known to deep fry Mars bars.

3] The Flying Rodent, [and I do like the man’s style], is more concerned with the gruesomely botched executions and offers this:

I'm looking forward to the executions of Chemical Ali and Doctor Germ. With comic book nicknames like that, how can Moqtada's boys resist? I reckon they'll be blindfolded, locked in a room strewn with rakes and left to clatter about smacking themselves in the face for an hour or so, just as an appetiser.

Eleven more bloggers plus the Mystery Blogger here.


Anonymous said...

Permits for alcohol and Mars Bars? Are they crazy?!? This is as stupid as NYC's decision to ban trans-fatty food and LA's decision of possibly doing it. If people took one ounce of personal responsbility, got their fat butts off the couch and exercised, these laws would be viewed ridiculous as they are. Sadly, some people think the government should do everything for them. Pathetic!

james higham said...

You're completely and utterly right but what can be done about it?

Heather Yaxley said...

Interesting thought about Heinz beans, which I now feel compelled to know more about. Although I agree about Tesco being successful because it is popular - I'm still nervous about its dominance in so many sectors and whether the focus on low price should be the prime factor in consumerism (someone somewhere is affected by clothing that sells for less than a tin of Heinz beans).