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....in thinking things like this should remain in children's imaginations?

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MarkStretch Fri 15-Aug-08 17:48:29

Or made from cookbooks by children themselves?

it's the roald dahl range currently being sold in tescos

I think it's a shame.

misdee Fri 15-Aug-08 17:50:30

they arent anything like my childhood imagination.

LynetteScavo Fri 15-Aug-08 17:51:27

They won't taste as good as they sound.

AbbaFan Fri 15-Aug-08 17:52:04

Tesco's just can't help themselves - they want a piece of everything!

misdee Fri 15-Aug-08 17:53:59

how can you have fizzy lifting cakes?

i loved the sound of fizzy lifting drink. i always imagined it as a rather sweret lemonade/lime/citrus drink, which didnt have that aftertaste that a lot of fizzy's have.

MarkStretch Fri 15-Aug-08 18:08:07

You see! If I was little I would eat a fizzy lifting cake and be overwhelmingly pissed off and disappointed.

It could ruin your whole life if you were small.

Bloody bastard tescos.

juneybean Fri 15-Aug-08 18:13:42

My mother bought me the fizzy lifting cakes for my birthday and I was .......deeply disappointed (even though I'm 23 lol)

It's got that fizz whiz shit in it thats why its "fizzy" lifting.

wotnopulling Fri 15-Aug-08 18:18:20

i'm no fan of tesco but it's dahl's estate who are cashing in on the merchandising here (as well as tesco, of course). it'd be nice to think they'd be above this sort of cheap trick to make a quick buck (which they can't possibly need). nice, but unrealistic.

ladymariner Fri 15-Aug-08 18:34:53

No, yanbu. Why do they do it? Children need to imagine things for themselves, why do people feel the need to do every little thing for them, including thinking???

MarkStretch Fri 15-Aug-08 18:45:09

That's exactly what I thought.

NoBiggy Fri 15-Aug-08 18:55:23

"fizz whiz shit".

My phrase for the day.

Blu Fri 15-Aug-08 18:56:21

The whole point of wondrous magical cakes is that they are too wondrous and magical to appear in RL.
Let alone a RL on a shelf in Tesco.

I mean, what next, Manna in microwavable sachets??

wotulookinat Fri 15-Aug-08 18:59:42

I don't see the problem.

abbieslife Fri 15-Aug-08 19:46:44

Have you actually tasted them? They're nice!!!!
Know what you mean though, about kids imaginations. A cookbook of them to make with the kids would be fantastic.

Bumdiddley Fri 15-Aug-08 19:49:12

Where's the fucking frobscottle?

FanjolinaJolly Fri 15-Aug-08 19:57:32

PMSL @ Bumdiddley

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Fri 15-Aug-08 19:59:51

i want a giant peach to travel the world in.

Bumdiddley Fri 15-Aug-08 20:01:58

I tried making George's Marvellous Medicine but nobody would drink it hmm

southeastastra Fri 15-Aug-08 20:59:54

are you really worried about this? lol

mamadiva Fri 15-Aug-08 21:01:55

Ooh BFG cakes my mum used to make them well I say make them with me

Buy fairy cakes and put that crackly stuff on the icing LOL.

I was obsessed although I think she only made the cakes about 3 times.

muggglewump Fri 15-Aug-08 21:04:45

We've got a Roald Dahl cookbook. I've never used it though, or the Shrek one come to think of it.
I really must get round to using them

MarkStretch Fri 15-Aug-08 21:04:51

I'm not worried about it.

It just annoys me.

MarkStretch Fri 15-Aug-08 21:05:41

And so you should with a name like that muggglewump!

Bobbiewickham Fri 15-Aug-08 21:06:08

You can get frobscottle.

And the other one, can't remember name.

In long life cartons.

sad

mistypeaks Fri 15-Aug-08 21:07:13

SHIT I've just been outed as a shitty terrible mom then.
I made goggleberry (noddy) muffins with my girls (blueberries obviously). I should have left well alone sad





grin

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