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    Another moaning Brexit thread...pink biscuits RIP!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ester-38328388

    More like the old folks that loved them and liked them are dead or near dying. My late mother loved her pink biscuits. Ain't bought a pack since she died.

    A declining market. Like fig rolls, Sanatogen tonic wine, cake stands and cake stand doilies, local evening papers, the pinta on the door step. It ain't Brexit it's that the folks that once bought them is dead!

    There could be a lot of money to be made here. I can seen hoarding and stockpiling and a black market for these things at "Old Folks' Homes" throughout UK.

    End of. Please no controversial replies. This isn't meant to re-start a discussion that's run it's course on here. More a mourning of pink biscuits passing. A teatime treat from a passed time.
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    Question has got to be where are the raw ingredients coming from?
    Could they not be sourced purely in Britain?
    Fair point as to the clientele diminishing - but I still like the occasional pink biscuit (helps me maintain my feminine side!!!!)

    I think a lot of companies will use Brexit as an excuse.
    There could be a lot of money to be made buying up companies that are closing but using materials that could be obtained here.

    I know that technically as an island we were never self-sufficient.
    This should be our chance to limit what is brought in and reboot our flagging (nae virtually gone) manufacturing and innovative design industries - be it in food, technology or whatever.
    Instead everyone's bickering about what Brexit actually means.

    So what if Europe says we can't have this or that.
    Let's show the world but especially Europe that we are still World leaders despite their "intervention"!

    As they say "Necessity is the Mother of all Inventions"

    Rant Over

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    I honestly didn't know you could still get them! That said, even if I had known I doubt I'd have bought them.

    They perhaps should have taken lessons on marketing from Tunnock's or the recent fad for craftsman gins, etc.

    Interestingly I saw that Lego has jumped on the same bandwagon http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/le...-a3420286.html
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    This £ vs Euro stuff is nonsense, if you look at where the £ is today going back to 2009 it is much in the same area....except for the couple of years mid 2014-16 when presumably the biscuit makers were on a pretty good earner?

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    I bought this little book at the station.

    I think it has all the answers - certainly more concrete than the Government's current plan.

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    I bought the one called "The Meeting" a pastiche on the old Ladybird books. Sent it to a friend who worked in local government. As they seem to like meetings in that line of trade.

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    Question has got to be where are the raw ingredients coming from?
    Seemed odd to me. A biscuit is a biscuit. Is it some sort of rare dye or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    This £ vs Euro stuff is nonsense, if you look at where the £ is today going back to 2009 it is much in the same area....except for the couple of years mid 2014-16 when presumably the biscuit makers were on a pretty good earner?
    Yep

    http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?fr...o=EUR&view=10Y

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    Seemed odd to me. A biscuit is a biscuit. Is it some sort of rare dye or what?
    I can only presume it comes from the crushed petals of the Alpine rock-jasmine, harvested by wizened little elves on the upper slopes of Mont Blanc, dried on the roof of a mountain chalet, and then infused in a vial of the finest Génépi before being carefully placed in a leather briefcase and chained to the wrist of Marem Hassler who whisks it to Wigan in her Learjet

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I think that could be it WG.

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