Friday, 14 March 2008

Sugar, Syrup, Treacle

In another life I worked for Tate & Lyle

It was a happy time.

There was a very charming graduate trainee

who impressed young ladies by telling them

that he carved the sharp corners on sugar cubes.


I notice that standards have fallen recently.

13 comments:

Dragonfly said...

I'm just smiling...

MrM said...

I should give MrsM all the credit for rounding the edges of a rather square MrM over the last years. I am now a perfectly rounded person in all respects.

Ali said...

There's something about those lumps - I don't even take sugar, but I have to fight the urge to plop one in my tea.

I do have a strange fondness for the haphazard ones though.

peppermintpatcher said...

He might know my grandfather who convinced us that he got up very early to roll all the little balls of sand left when crabs dig a hole. (Do the crabs do this in the UK too? I'll send a photo if they don't)

We believed him, because grandads NEVER lie!

blackbird said...

heh.

blackbird said...

See? I think it's adorable that MrM comments here.

Anonymous said...

They look like La Perruche pure cane rough cut cubes to me.
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

gms said...

MrsM was brought up to save the holes in Polo mints after she had sucked the outsides off. These were then donated to the fishermen who knitted them together to make their nets. With her siblings it took no time at all to make a significant contribution to the industry, especially after long car journeys

gms said...

As it is some time since i commented ,it might be relevant to say that GMS equals grandfather magpie spotter. We elder generation still have a few things to pass on to the youngsters of today!

. said...

I like the rough cubes, and I also like now knowing what gms stands for!

Fairlie said...

That graduate trainee is probably now running the company!

bluemountainsmary said...

The graduate trainee was not MrM was it ?

A very sweet post!!

Melody said...

This post made me laugh. You have a way with words and photos.