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Ferrero Rocher

Posted by Big Boo on January 12th, 2011

Ferrero Rocher“Ambassador, with these Rocher you are really spoiling us!”

Any article about Ferrero Rocher would be incomplete without the above immortal line and a picture of a giant pyramid of those golden balls, so I thought I might as well get those bits out of the way to start off with!

Introduced in 1982, and despite (or perhaps because of?) some truly terrible advertising, Ferrero Rocher have somehow managed to become the after dinner party treat of choice, usurping previous king the After Eight mint. If you want to give a little gift to a more discerning person, somehow Ferrero Rocher seem to fit the bill perfectly.

To be fair, they are actually quite nice to eat, with their perfectly roasted hazelnut, crispy outer shell and that lovely gooey creamy stuff in the middle. They do give off a certain air of luxury, especially with their elegant gold foil presentation, but the thought of that TV commercial is still never far away, is it?

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Twister

Posted by Big Boo on January 10th, 2011

TwisterThere can’t be many households that haven’t owned a copy of MB Games’ Twister board game. It was the kind of game that you usually received as a Christmas or birthday gift from a relative when you reached that awkward age where relatives aren’t quite sure what to buy for you any more.

Twister is a simple enough game to play. A plastic sheet with a four by four grid of dots is laid on the ground. The dots are in lines of red, green, yellow and blue. A spinner is also included which when spun instructs the current player which colour dot they have to place a particular hand or foot on.

At first things are pretty easy, but as the game progresses the players end up in a contorted mess of limbs as they struggle to reach the correct coloured dot. If any player falls during all of this, they are out of the game, and the winner is the last one left standing, if standing is the right word to use that is.

Since it becomes pretty near impossible to use the spinner whilst playing, normally one person not taking part in the actual game does all the spinning. Whenever a game of Twister is suggested there is funnily enough never a shortage of people (especially adults) who are more than willing to take on the task of spinning the spinner.

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