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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Herta Scooters
Posted: 12:28 Mon 24-11-2003. Price: 1.79/ "2 pots". Location: Tesco Express, Caversham, Reading. Sub-flavours: None. Nutritional unusualness: "Tastier all round!".
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: As the pack says "Bitesize (sic) Hot Dog Sausage Balls". So good to see they are making use of more of the parts of hot dogs then! You get 2 pots of round hotdogs that microwave in a minute. Drop a bit of Hellman's spicy tomato sauce in and eat with a cocktail stick (both not included) for a lovely snack.

...Just to continue the Nestle/ Herta double-entendre theme, I'm always amused to see their packs of ham called "Tenderness" in the supermarket, following that flashback episode of Friends in which Monica uses it as a euphemism for penis. In other meat-related misnomers: last Monday's Guardian reported that the name of Sharwoods' new "Bundh" sauces allegedly means "arse" in Punjabi, though a previous version of the story unfortunately also managed to include the popular urban myth about Spanish speakers refusing to buy cars called "Nova" because it supposedly means "Won't go".


Posted: 14:48 Mon 24-11-2003 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Tesco are now selling a 'mega' pot of these balls for £1.79. You get a few extra grams, for the same money. Of course you have to eat them all at once, but this may not be a big problem :-)
Posted: 14:54 Mon 24-11-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Sounds better than Hot Sausage Dog Balls.
Posted: 17:21 Mon 24-11-2003 by "lmv" # permalink comment
Comment: On the unrelated car thing.. the Toyota MR2 certainly raised a chuckle in France. Get a french speaker to read "M R 2" en francais and translate what it sounds like...

Are hot dog balls extraced in the same way as a chicken's nuggets?

Posted: 22:09 Mon 24-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: To be fair on the Guardian, some of the other papers were much worse - I was reading the free London Metro over someone's shoulder on the tube and they had the one about Chinese Coke being called "bite the wax tadpole": http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/tadpole.asp
Posted: 11:09 Sun 18-Jul-2004 by "sezzo razzo" # permalink comment
Comment: i would like to know where they are selling these products in which shops may they be obtained????? 52727 6 37
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