Monday, January 21, 2013

Cream Wafers

We never buy them, but somehow we always end up with a tin of these at christmas. I was at work and someone was offering their tin around. An Indonesia guy said that they are available in Djakarta. He was asked how much they cost there. He did some rapid mental conversions and came up with the figure of $1.50.  I asked how much are they here? The reply was, $1.50 on special. Could they become a equal value global trading commodity?

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  1. Normally real values are compared between nations via the cost of a Makkers hamburger, which I wouldn't eat if I was starving in a desert. At least the Monetta wafer biscuits taste delicious.

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    1. Hels, each year I forget how tasty they are. Now don't you be inserting your Jewish culture into Maccas, note spelling.

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    2. Not the spelling, no.

      But certainly the idea of not _eating_ MacDonald's mucky stuff, yes. Imagine eating in a place that hires children, doesn't allow unions, sacks workers on their 19th birthday, doesn't pay award wages and fills their hamburgers with goodness knows what :(

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  2. I've never seen a Monetta wafer biscuit Andrew let alone eaten one .... maybe I should go searching in my super-market $1.50 sounds ok.
    I usually like to compare the cost of a cappuccino on the street Usually it's comparable .... Paris- London-New York-Adelaide ....about the same!

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    1. Dianne, we clearly chose the wrong cafe in Paris, near the Louvre, to have coffee. 2008 and it was $7.

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  3. I quite like those, although I don't buy them either. I have in the past, but usually now, I'll walk past and tell myself I'll pick them up later, then I forget.

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    1. Given they are mostly air River, I would never buy them.

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  4. They are more expensive in Singapore

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    1. Michael, I bet they are about AU$1.50 in JB.

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  5. The fact that they are mostly air is exactly why I would buy them Andrew, then I could convince myself that I'm not doing too much damage, two tins merci beaucoup!!

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    1. Good point Grace, I think.

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  6. I do like me some wafer-y biscuits, though I never buy them myself either.

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    1. 'Tis funny how they turn up each year Fen.

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