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Two little penguins

(40 Posts)
lemongrove Wed 11-Dec-19 21:25:51

Just that really...😁made a cuppa and felt peckish so picked up a penguin, and then another!
It’s this time of night, and they’re very more-ish ( felt justified in having two as they are much smaller than they used to be)
I, on the other hand, am much larger than I used to be.

Doodle Wed 11-Dec-19 21:29:44

You forgot your Ps lemon. It’s ppp pick up a penguin I believe. tchgrin

lemongrove Wed 11-Dec-19 21:38:09

Only if you stutter tchwink

Oopsminty Wed 11-Dec-19 21:40:55

I've not had a Penguin for years

I must buy some tomorrow

GrannyGravy13 Wed 11-Dec-19 21:45:41

Always have penguins in the fridge, but I am not a big chocolate fan......might have to do some “quality control”tchgrintr

Callistemon Wed 11-Dec-19 22:09:26

No, but I had two mince pies this evening after a carol service.
I did miss dinner, my excuse.

I have been told three times this evening that it takes 20 minutes of walking to get rid of the calories in a mince pie.

That upset me so I came home and had a glass of wine

Gonegirl Wed 11-Dec-19 22:11:31

Haven't had a Penguin in years. Might pick up a packet on way back from the voting.

Bathsheba Wed 11-Dec-19 22:12:36

Funny, I have never liked Penguins. Nor, for that matter, any chocolate covered biscuits.

Although I like chocolate and I like biscuits. Just not together grin

Greenfinch Wed 11-Dec-19 22:19:02

lemongrove grin

BlueBelle Wed 11-Dec-19 22:25:19

Not too keen on chocolate things but Belgian buns now that’s another story every now and the. I buy those packs of two to have a few days apart, unfortunately they never like being parted

Marydoll Wed 11-Dec-19 22:59:51

I thought this thread was about the item in the news today about prostitute penguins!
I kid you not! 🤭

Chewbacca Wed 11-Dec-19 23:15:58

Penguins were never my favourite; too much biscuit to chocolate ratio. I always preferred orange or mint Club biscuits. But now the chocolate around them is so measly that I don't like them much any more either. Viscount mint biscuits, in the green metallic wrappers are much better.
wanders off, kitchen bound.

Callistemon Wed 11-Dec-19 23:28:55

I do fancy a Twix

But I have eaten a lot of junk type carbs today.

Callistemon Wed 11-Dec-19 23:29:23

Club biscuits are half the size they used to be.

Chewbacca Wed 11-Dec-19 23:41:36

They are half the size Callistemon! And I'm twice the size, so where's the justice in that?

Callistemon Wed 11-Dec-19 23:48:18

It's just Not Fair!!

Gonegirl Thu 12-Dec-19 14:08:37

shock Sod! I forgot to buy some.

lemongrove Thu 12-Dec-19 15:18:03

Then get your coat on again can’t let another evening go by without eating one or two surely?🤣

Am partial to a Twix Callistemon when needing a sugar fix,
And in the absence of Penguins, it does the job.

Esther1 Thu 12-Dec-19 15:44:11

It goes without saying that these lovely traditional treats, for example, penguins, just aren’t as generous as they used to be which just makes us end up eating more than one, which is not a good thing. As my husband says - you no longer have to ‘grin to get a waggon wheel in!’ (Anyone remember the advert for Waggon Wheels!). I would rather pay a bit more and buy just one glorious treat like they used to be.

Jane10 Thu 12-Dec-19 16:55:57

Tunnocks caramel wafers for me or, drool, chunky Kitcats straight from the fridge. Twix are pretty good too now you mention it though...

TrendyNannie6 Thu 12-Dec-19 16:58:21

Haven’t had a penguin for years .

Gonegirl Thu 12-Dec-19 17:01:25

But lemongrove it hasn't stopped chucking it down here all day. sad

kittylester Thu 12-Dec-19 18:56:03

Here you go!

Smileless2012 Thu 12-Dec-19 19:04:08

They're lovely kittylester last much longer and don't contain any calories[tchsgrin].

sodapop Thu 12-Dec-19 19:11:11

Plain chocolate Hobnobs for me, but can't get them here. I have to settle for a pain au chocolat, life's a bitch

lemongrove Thu 12-Dec-19 19:13:53

Thanks kitty yum, white chocolate are they? tchgrin

Sillygrandma5GK Thu 12-Dec-19 19:32:33

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Doodle Thu 12-Dec-19 19:35:10

Oh Jane how could you! Here I am on a diet and you remind me of those delicious caramel wafers. I could eat a whole packet right now 😱

BradfordLass72 Thu 12-Dec-19 20:01:33

Doodle comfort yourself with reminiscing about Energen Rolls grin remember them?

I was trying to explain to someone just the other day exactly what they were like. They defy description really, 'inflated horse doo-doo' comes nearest.

And I've only just realised that I, and most GN UK have known at least 2 Maori words since the 50s and 60s.

Does anyone recall seeing cinema ads for an orange juice?
"Don't forget the Kia ora, Aurora!" ?

Kia ora has several meanings but this one indicates 'good health' - and was used by an Australian entreprenteur who marketed fruit drinks.

Callistemon Thu 12-Dec-19 20:33:19

Oh dear, H has gone out so I had an orange. Very healthy.

(He's not DH at the moment).

That reminded me that someone gave me a bag of Lindor orange truffles yesterday so I had a couple.

They're very small so I had a few more
Oh dear - 616 calories shock
I need to go for an hour's run.

Callistemon Thu 12-Dec-19 20:34:35

Yes, I just learnt Kia Ora on my recent visit, BradfordLass

Greenfinch Fri 13-Dec-19 19:26:07

I have just come across the Choco Peanut bars in Lidl. So moreish and only 59 p for six . Bargain !

Chewbacca Fri 13-Dec-19 19:41:06

Hmm, they might need to be investigated Greenfinch, nuts, chocolate and biscuit; what's not to like?

I'm quite fond of Aldi Disco bars. Chocolate with smarties on the top. Obviously I buy them for the GC but I had to do a quality test first, didn't I?

annodomini Fri 13-Dec-19 20:52:19

I remember biting all the chocolate off Club biscuits. The biscuit inside wasn't as interesting.

lemongrove Fri 13-Dec-19 23:28:05

Oh poor H Callistemon.......was he a very naughty boy?😁

Callistemon Fri 13-Dec-19 23:29:49

Yes. Not poor H at all, verh grumpy.
But he's been a bit better today so DH again.

lemongrove Fri 13-Dec-19 23:30:51

I am obsessed with Thorntons brazil nut toffee but fear for my fillings made me give it up a year ago.sad
A penguin now and then is a substitute (Snickers are too hard to eat!)

lemongrove Fri 13-Dec-19 23:31:54

Oh dear, he didn’t eat all the newly baked mince pies again?

Callistemon Sat 14-Dec-19 13:17:53

newly baked mince pies
What are they?


Callistemon Sat 14-Dec-19 13:18:39

Oh, those packets freshly baked by M&S!