There is no Great StagnationJanuary 11, 2017 Tim WorstallEconomics18 CommentsCadbury has released an Oreo edition of its beloved chocolate Creme Egg Take that, secular stagnationists! previousIntegrate or no citizenshipnextInteresting argument here 18 thoughts on “There is no Great Stagnation” dearieme January 11, 2017 at 9:03 am Yuck. JuliaM January 11, 2017 at 9:53 am Seconded. Vile things. Mr Ecks January 11, 2017 at 10:01 am The Kraft Corp can stick its Septic “Oreo” flavour up its Septic arse. Am I alone in noticing some rather odd flavours creeping into Cadbury’s Chocolate flavours lately? I don’t mean crap “new” flavours like the shite above but how ordinary Cadbury’s products of long standing taste different -ie not so good. For example the cake/ choc cream bars used to taste very nice–now they don’t. They don’t taste foul but they taste odd and nothing like as good. Several people have told me the same thing. One fellow has even given up on Dairy Milk telling me that it now tastes “odd”. American contacts have told me that Cadburys was /is popular in the US as it tastes far better than shite like Harshey’s Crapola. Some perhaps our Dear Septic pals are trying to “Dumb down” the taste or perhaps just save money by using cheap or substitute ingredients. Were I PM the Chairman–or whoever in Kraft’s gang is responsible–would be invited over on some pretext and then find himself in the midst of an especially nasty black glove interview to the get the truth and dispense appropriate equity. BlokeinBerkshire January 11, 2017 at 10:07 am Cultural appropriation anyone? Andrew M January 11, 2017 at 10:32 am We wanted flying cars, instead we got remixed confectionery. LPT January 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm I always found American confectionary disgusting. Overly sweet and artificial tasting. BraveFart January 11, 2017 at 12:33 pm That repulsive and unconvincing trannie Irene Rosenfeld should be made to subsist on a sole diet of Cadbury’s products for the rest of her life. Flatcap Army January 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm Hey, Tim – the Chronic has a blast from the past for you http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/ever-danced-around-your-handbag-we-look-back-at-bath-nightclubs/story-30046077-detail/story.html#comments Gamecock January 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm Scoff all you want. Kraft/Nabisco sells $5,000,000,000 of Oreos a year. Flatcap Army January 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm @LPT – US confectionary has a very different make up to UK. Hershey’s in particular also dose their chocolate with butyric acid – it’s the chemical that makes parmesan taste “savoury”. It’s also a key ingredient of the flavour of vomit, which is why the choc always smells and tastes like sick Demetrius January 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm Easter eggs? A bit late this year aren’t they? Tim Worstall January 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm Blimey, my brother used to work for Benny for a bit…. Bloke in Wales January 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm Scoff all you want. Kraft/Nabisco sells $5,000,000,000 of Oreos a year. I’d rather not scoff any, thanks. Edward Lud January 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm So that’s why Parmesan always makes me think a little bit of sick. I thought I was just being a philistine. Pcar January 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm @Flatcap Army, January 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm “@LPT – US confectionary has a very different make up to UK. Hershey’s in particular also dose their chocolate with butyric acid – it’s the chemical that makes parmesan taste “savoury”. It’s also a key ingredient of the flavour of vomit, which is why the choc always smells and tastes like sick” Thanks for that info. I’ve always thought Parmesan smelt like vomit and couldn’t understand why others like it. Now I know it’s not me having a dodgy sense of smell. Gamecock January 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm Parmesan sounds like paramecium. DuckyMcDuckface January 11, 2017 at 11:55 pm The bloke in the last picture looks like Howard Jones. Bloke in Costa Rica January 12, 2017 at 1:15 am I like Oreos. Maybe I’ve been in the Greater US Co-prosperity Sphere too long. Cadbury in the US is owned by Hershey, who dropped the cocoa butter content and upped the shea butter. They then sued Cadbury itself to stop them importing UK products. US chocolate is rank. Even Yanks admit as much. As for Parmigiano Reggiano: if you are not freshly grating it you are a fuckwit and of course it will smell like vomit. Also if it isn’t D.O.C. god knows where it’s from. I’m having fettuccine Alfredo tonight with real Parmesan and it will be glorious. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.