Classic from the Mrs! Vol 2

Classic from the Mrs! Vol 2

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psi310398

7,573 posts

180 months

Friday 13th May
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67Dino said:
confusedconfusedconfused
Why did you all think they were called “Wine Gums” then?
Should we eschew Monkey Nuts on that basis, thensmile?

Skyedriver

13,860 posts

259 months

Friday 13th May
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psi310398 said:
67Dino said:
confusedconfusedconfused
Why did you all think they were called “Wine Gums” then?
Should we eschew Monkey Nuts on that basis, thensmile?
laugh

last time i get Monkey's Blood on my ice cream cone as well.

Bannock

651 posts

7 months

Friday 13th May
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Last week I was doing my usual online grocery order, and as usual asked the missus what she wants for the week. Oh nothing she says, I'm going on a fasting diet, just get what you need.

And, of course, I fell for it and did exactly that. Halfway through the week and there wasn't any fresh food left in the house because she'd been troughing it all whilst I wasn't around, evidently calories only exist if someone sees you eat them. Sigh.

When will I ever learn.

AstonZagato

11,006 posts

187 months

Friday 13th May
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wolfracesonic said:
Has anyone got a wine gum to hand to check we’re not having our leg pulled? They’re pretty small and squishy, I wouldn’t have thought you could have spelt ‘champagne’ out on one. I’m going to SainsburysWaitrose this afternoon, may have to check…

Some of them do. However, I'm fairly sure I've seen them without too.

wolfracesonic

5,516 posts

104 months

Friday 13th May
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^thumbup

Mr lestat

3,661 posts

167 months

Friday 13th May
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AstonZagato said:
wolfracesonic said:
Has anyone got a wine gum to hand to check we’re not having our leg pulled? They’re pretty small and squishy, I wouldn’t have thought you could have spelt ‘champagne’ out on one. I’m going to SainsburysWaitrose this afternoon, may have to check…

Some of them do. However, I'm fairly sure I've seen them without too.
Excellent

Caddyshack

4,939 posts

183 months

Friday 13th May
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Mr lestat said:
Excellent
Is that a cock flavoured one above the rum?

Blown2CV

26,038 posts

180 months

Friday 13th May
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so half the threadists thought wine gums were called that because they were full of booze?

vaud

44,078 posts

132 months

Friday 13th May
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Caddyshack said:
Is that a cock flavoured one above the rum?
Hock.

Doofus

19,549 posts

150 months

Friday 13th May
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vaud said:
Caddyshack said:
Is that a cock flavoured one above the rum?
Hock.
And no, because they all essentially taste the same.

hidetheelephants

19,227 posts

170 months

Saturday 14th May
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sociopath said:
Life's too short to give up eating wine gums.

I'm 60 and love them, but only proper yorkshire Lion brand ones, though they're not as good as they used to be before all the good flavourings and additives were banned.
I like Co-Op own brand better than Maynards etc, they're excellently gooey and have a nice flavour.

wolfracesonic

5,516 posts

104 months

Saturday 14th May
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hidetheelephants said:
sociopath said:
Life's too short to give up eating wine gums.

I'm 60 and love them, but only proper yorkshire Lion brand ones, though they're not as good as they used to be before all the good flavourings and additives were banned.
I like Co-Op own brand better than Maynards etc, they're excellently gooey and have a nice flavour.
Socio is right, Lion brand for all your wine gum, midget gems, sports mixture requirements, though they did use to taste better when they had asbestos and creosote in them, before elf an’ safety reared it’s ugly head, Grrrrrr…

SBF

79 posts

22 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’ve just had:

“Stick that up your ass and smoke it”

67Dino

2,987 posts

82 months

Saturday 14th May
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psi310398 said:
67Dino said:
confusedconfusedconfused
Why did you all think they were called “Wine Gums” then?
Should we eschew Monkey Nuts on that basis, thensmile?
Definitely. I’d advise avoiding Fisherman’s Friends too. They don’t call them these things for nothing.



PositronicRay

23,786 posts

160 months

Saturday 14th May
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SBF said:
I’ve just had:

“Stick that up your ass and smoke it”
Are we still on the wine gum conversation?

TorqueDirty

1,347 posts

196 months

Saturday 14th May
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Doofus said:
vaud said:
Caddyshack said:
Is that a cock flavoured one above the rum?
Hock.
And no, because they all essentially taste the same.
So you are saying that all cocks taste the same?

And no, I don't want to know how you know that.

Road2Ruin

4,135 posts

193 months

Saturday 14th May
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Mr lestat said:
HTP99 said:
andburg said:
Just sat with a bag of wine gums and ask the wife if she wants a champagne….

Wife: we haven’t got any
Me: it’s wine gums, this one is champagne
Wife: fk off
Me: is says it on the top
Wife: fk off it doesn’t
Me: it does look
Wife: what? No? You’re having me on
Me: they all have names of wines on them, that’s why they’re called wine gums
Wife: your taking the piss
Me: this one says claret
Me: this one says burgundy
Wife: I don’t believe you

34 years old and didn’t realise wine gums had wine names on them!
47 years old and only just learnt that, not a "Mrs" either!
56 here and the same
I knew, but don't care. Is that the same?

deeen

5,897 posts

222 months

Saturday 14th May
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TorqueDirty said:
Doofus said:
vaud said:
Caddyshack said:
Is that a cock flavoured one above the rum?
Hock.
And no, because they all essentially taste the same.
So you are saying that all cocks taste the same?

And no, I don't want to know how you know that.
According to Not the Nine O'Clock News, the aftertaste kinda lingers...

rossub

3,343 posts

167 months

Saturday 14th May
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Not the Mrs, but a female work colleague…

Robins setting up a nest in her garden…. she thought they were gay robins, as both had a red breast scratchchin

saaby93

30,931 posts

155 months

Saturday 14th May
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'The most common explanation of the name is that Maynard hoped that the sweets would distract drinkers from alcohol, so he called them wine gums and labelled each one with a drink name.'