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to start a thread just to say parma violets are vile?

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lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:18:10

One thread didn't seem enough to get across just how VILE Parma Violets are.

I'd rather eat floury, talc-flavoured, pebbles from the back of my granny's wardrobe.


AnyGhoulKno Wed 28-Oct-09 20:19:17

YABU, I think they're lovely

MaureenMLove Wed 28-Oct-09 20:20:30

They're not so bad! (In a vile sort of way!) They're one of those things I have to keep trying, just to make sure I don't like them!

TheBlairSnitchProject Wed 28-Oct-09 20:21:31

Send them all to me. I love them!

Fleecy Wed 28-Oct-09 20:21:45

YABVU - because you are wrong. They are lovely.

I also like sprouts.

Oh hang on, I should just say YANBU, anyone who doesn't like their parma violets can give them to me.

Go, eat your talc-flavoured pebbles...

MadameDuBain Wed 28-Oct-09 20:22:25

Yes aren't they disgusting. In fact I thought they were, literally, floury talc-flavoured pebbles from the back of your granny's wardrobe.

I remember when I first tasted one as a child and was just horrified that anyone thought that was food. It tasted like soap. Likewise "American cream soda" - tastes like hairspray.

Fleecy Wed 28-Oct-09 20:22:38

Gah! BlairSnitch, you keep beating me to it. I'm hungry!

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:22:43

You like sprouts and you still think you can give other people food advice??


MadameDuBain Wed 28-Oct-09 20:23:04

They have nothing to do with sprouts, which are the food of the gods!

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:24:56

There's some nasty food secrets coming out now...

Someone's going to log in and claim to like tripe any minute. You wait and see..

pipWereRabbit Wed 28-Oct-09 20:27:10

YANBU - they are the foulest, most pointless 'sweets' ever. Specifically designed for elderly female relatives to give to small children in the certain knowledge that said children will be hugely disappointed.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Oct-09 20:28:12

Parma violets smell nice though. Don't eat, just sniff grin

Why is this being discussed just now though... someone been raiding the multipack of rubbish meant for Halloween, by any chance? [stern look]

Fruitbatlings Wed 28-Oct-09 20:28:19

They taste like soap, bleeuughh

Tripe doesn't do it for me either - never had it but I've also never eaten dog poo, doesn't mean I'll like it

My bleugh list:

Parma Violets

differentWitch Wed 28-Oct-09 20:29:16

I love Parma Violets. As well as Dandelion and Burdock, ginger ale and adore sprouts.

Airetauriel Wed 28-Oct-09 20:29:57

YABU. They taste amazing. Love them.

They are the marmite of the sweetie world though I will admit.

Even better are the giant parma violets you can get, oo-er missus. Cheap as chips as well! grin

Fruitbatlings Wed 28-Oct-09 20:30:42

bleugh! Ginger ale can fuck off too
along with pure stem ginger (love ginger nuts though)

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:30:49


You can't not like tea - that's <splutter> impossible!!

Marzipan and licorice are totally bleugh though. Also, caviare. No, really. It tastes like salty mank.

DiamondHead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:31:16

They taste like fossilised rim blocks.

PoisonToadstool Wed 28-Oct-09 20:31:49

Mmmm I love parma voilets.

chickbean Wed 28-Oct-09 20:32:12

I don't think I have ever had parma violets, but I think I wuld probably like them. My favourite sweets are floral gums and cherry lips.

Fruitbatlings Wed 28-Oct-09 20:34:12

Tea is totally pointless....
At least you get a hit from a good cup of coffee grin

hocuspontas Wed 28-Oct-09 20:34:21

Can you actually buy them separately or are they just used for bulk in variety packs?

But YANBU they are disgusting. It's against the Trades Description Act to call them sweets. And children NEVER pick them from the said variety packs and scream if all the others are gone. Poor things sad

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:36:07

Floral gums should be banned under the European Convention. What's the point of having Human Rights if they still sell stuff like that in sweet shops?

MadameDuBain Wed 28-Oct-09 20:36:29

Yes I hate caviare too. It is the fishiest fishy stinky fish taste ever, like a disgusting old rotting dead sardine. How anyone ever decided it was luxurious and worth loads of money is beyond me.

Fruitbatlings Wed 28-Oct-09 20:41:21

I've thought of another seeing as we're on the subject of luxurious foods.......

Anything slimy - like Oysters and Muscles <boak>

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