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Old Oct 29th 2009, 1:47 pm
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Louiseh86
Easy Off Bam = Cillit Bang
OMO = Persil
Streets = Walls
- cracks me up everytime
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:01 pm
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Thin / thick beef sausage = Pedigree Chum
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:06 pm
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Thin / thick beef sausage = Pedigree Chum
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by bcworld
Thin / thick beef sausage = Pedigree Chum
- that is so true.
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:43 pm
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Thin / thick beef sausage = Pedigree Chum
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:47 pm
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Default Re: Same brand, different name...

Originally Posted by emelems
Same here with the Marmite brigade... Mymate = Marmite.. I am a marmite lover all my life and I think that they are exactly the same..

Mind you, I am still Old Skool and think that they have weakened Marmite in the UK over the years.. I remember the time when a jar would last about 6 months in the cupboard and if you spread more than a tiny drop on to your toast, it would take your head off..

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Just as an aside, when I was working in a youth hostel (er, back in my youth, so millennia ago) a bunch of the staff decided to do a taste test with Marmite and Vegemite (both purchased from a local Safeway in Canada) to see which one was the preferred one of people who normally wouldn't touch the stuff. It was something to do on a slow afternoon and might quiet the yeast-based spread rivalry between the Aussies and Brits for a day. So, we made toast, passed around samples to Canadians, Germans, and a Japanese backpacker or two (Aussies and Brits were not allowed to partake, obviously). The verdict...the Marmite won. But that was a dubious distinction as most of the tasters said, "Can I pick neither?"
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 4:06 pm
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Default Re: Same brand, different name...

Originally Posted by Japonica
Just as an aside, when I was working in a youth hostel (er, back in my youth, so millennia ago) a bunch of the staff decided to do a taste test with Marmite and Vegemite (both purchased from a local Safeway in Canada) to see which one was the preferred one of people who normally wouldn't touch the stuff. It was something to do on a slow afternoon and might quiet the yeast-based spread rivalry between the Aussies and Brits for a day. So, we made toast, passed around samples to Canadians, Germans, and a Japanese backpacker or two (Aussies and Brits were not allowed to partake, obviously). The verdict...the Marmite won. But that was a dubious distinction as most of the tasters said, "Can I pick neither?"
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by eurosyl
I never gave this subject much thought, and in NL they do sell Rexona as Rexona and we do have both Omo and Persil as washing powders. I must say that only regarding food I am very particular in what I buy - some stuff certainly does not taste what it should taste (to my Dutch pampered taste buds). For all the other stuff I usually buy what works and is on special (saves heaps of money) or go home brand / no frills whatever.

I did find some funny things that go under a same name but mean something totally different here tho. Here they sell Up & Go as a breakfast product, in NL it is a diaper (nappy-pants).

Oh and the peanut butter sucks. I know that dutchies like a very different kind of peanut butter (no sugar, all peanuts and a little salt, peanuts are roasted a bit more which gives the peanutbutter a nice nutty taste). I used to buy the health section 100% peanuts peanutbutter, but unfortunately last month they took it out of the asortment so that will require some shopping around.

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Old Oct 30th 2009, 10:28 pm
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Bandaids instead of plasters or elastoplast.

'Tasty' is a type of cheese, not necessarily a description.
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Old Oct 30th 2009, 10:45 pm
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Bandaids instead of plasters or elastoplast.

'Tasty' is a type of cheese, not necessarily a description.
Actually...
Cheddar cheese comes mainly in Mild, Tasty And Vintage Styles. Those are the common three that you will find on the Supermarket shelf.
  • Mild - matures for one to three months.
  • Semi-matured - matures for three to six months.
  • Matured or tasty - matures for six to 12 months.
  • Vintage - matures for 12 to 24 months

We have Bandaids and Elastoplast here.
Bandaid at www.chemistaustralia.com.au

Elastoplast at http://www.elastoplast.com.au
 
Old Oct 31st 2009, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Not this one. Weetabix and Weet-Bix are made by two different companies (Weetabix Ltd and Sanitarium respectively).

Weet-Bix is the original product, invented in NSW during the 1920s. Its Australian inventors started a new company for distribution in Britain during the 1930s, where their product was rebadged as "Weetabix". Consequently, both products are Australian in origin.

There's not much to choose between them, but Weetabix seem to be smaller and sweeter.
I think the advertising slogan for Weet-Bix should really be changed to "Weetbix - A cereal that punches well above it's weight!".

Also, given that Britain gave law and order, the Justice System, architecture, about 90% of the place-names and AC-DC to Australia I can't help thinking that we've been short-changed when you think that all Australia has given us in return is Weet-Bix?
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
I think the advertising slogan for Weet-Bix should really be changed to "Weetbix - A cereal that punches well above it's weight!".

Also, given that Britain gave law and order, the Justice System, architecture, about 90% of the place-names and AC-DC to Australia I can't help thinking that we've been short-changed when you think that all Australia has given us in return is Weet-Bix?

and Olivia Newton-John, The Bee Gees and Leo Sayer!!!!
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Default Re: Same brand, different name...

Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
I think the advertising slogan for Weet-Bix should really be changed to "Weetbix - A cereal that punches well above it's weight!".

Also, given that Britain gave law and order, the Justice System, architecture, about 90% of the place-names and AC-DC to Australia I can't help thinking that we've been short-changed when you think that all Australia has given us in return is Weet-Bix?
And the black box flight recorder.
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And the Granny Smith apple. Not sure that's so useful though
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