21 February 2007

Just a Quick Post


Hi everyone...sorry, I'm not back, not yet. This is just a quick post to let you know that I still exist. It's just that I'm in the alien world of full time workers until the end of next week.
Speaking of which, do you know that Maltesers are medicinal? Yep. I proved it today. At about 2.15 pm I was typing away and literally nodding off (but still typing... get that!). As I jerked and came to, I realised I needed to get something to keep me awake and to help the time pass until 4 o'clock. So...I went to the newsagents next door and bought a small packet of Maltesers. About five seconds after the first Malteser I could feel myself becoming brighter, after about six Maltesers the world was definitely a better place. When the whole packet was demolished, I felt as if I could run a marathon.
Which just goes to prove that Maltesers are medicinal...they are as good as, and could probably be marketed as...amphetamines! After all, there are drugs to make us sleep, why not Maltesers to make us more alert.
However, there is a downside. At the moment Maltesers are relatively cheap, what, about $1.60 for 145g pack? If the street dealers latch on to this and start selling them in nightclubs, we could be paying a fortune for the same sized pack! (Shudder) It doesn't bear thinking about.
I don't indulge in Maltesers very often, not as much as I would like to, but if demand exceeded supply, I'd have to find another chocolate to pig out on...and that could be totally drastic. Just think of all the brands, flavours and packs I'd have to try, it would be an absolute nightmare.
With that in mind, maybe I should wean myself off Maltesers. But...oh,how I'd miss the chocolate melting on my tongue until I reached the lovely malt centre...nah, if the price goes up because the nightclubbers eat all the Maltesers off the supermarket shelf, I guess I'll just have to budget for it.
Have a good week and I'll catch up in the weekend.

17 comments:

Peter said...

A good post about very little Robyn.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Peter: Damn! You caught me out!

Lee said...

Hey there Robyn...an office I worked at for a short while when I was living in Townsville always kept a stock of chocolate bars and lollies/candy in the fridge in the staff room...the stock would be filled up each week by a company that serviced this service. Early afternoon is when we need that sugar boost to keep us going through the afternoon. Good to see you! :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Lee: Good to see you too. Yes, I have worked for companies that have a stash of chocolates. Our practice hasn't got the room! However, we do have charities that put their stuff in and there are often fund raisers for schools that are brought in, too. However, we're in light period at the moment and have to go next door to buy chocolate.

Have a good week.

Kentucky Gal said...

I had no idea what you were speaking of but it sounds very much like what we call "Malted Milk Balls"???
:-D

Liz said...

I was thinking today about getting senile (like the dog). I have always told the children to just put me in a home and forget me. Today I decided they could send me a box of Maltesers at Christmas ... no once a week ... no, every day. A large box. If I'm going to be senile, I might as well be happy!

PEA said...

I never heard of Maltesers but then you described them as being chocolate with a malt center...we call those Malt Balls:-) Hmmm maybe I should go get a big stash of them too...just in case the market explodes and they all disappear! I just don't want to have to go "underground" to get my fix! hehe

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks. That was quite a post considering that you're not back yet.

Mountain Mama said...

Yep, Kentucky Gal is right. We call them Malted Milk Balls here. If they are made with good chocolate and a large enough malt center I like them.

DellaB said...

Robyn, there is a reason that adventurers pack chocolates into their backpacks - so now you know if you ever go rock-climbing or trekking -

I have discovered that what they say about dark-chocolate is absolutely true, it does help you to sleep at night, well, it works for me...

They SELL all sorts of chocolate at my work, fund-raising for the social club, between that and the snack machines, I am too often sorely tempted.

Can't wait till you get back properly... ::smiles::

Gattina said...

He, he you made me laugh with your Malthesers ! I only know Maltheser beer ! So when you bought a packet I thought of 6 beers and of course you felt better after the first one, but then ... I wondered and then I read that it was chocolate ! I am still laughing !

Remiman said...

Robyn,
;-O

rel

TorAa said...

Took me a while to understand what you were talking about. First hand I wondered: Eating warriers.

It's true what dellabs say: from childhood every Norwegians are told to bring some dark chocolate when in the wilderness. It's easy to bring, and take no room. Can safe life.

Have a fun weekend

Nicole said...

So thats what happened to me. I must say that your post explains alot about my obsession with maltesers. I have a bowl of them beside my reading and knitting chair... and when the level gets low... I start to panic. Oh, goodness... I think I am an addict!
xox Nicole

DellaB said...

Saturday morning

Hi puss - just came in to see if you were resting/relaxing...

:-)
Della

Marcia said...

I had to ask my husband what they were. I won't buy any to help keep the price down. . now if I could only keep the price down on dark chocolate.

meeyauw said...

Yes, they are malted milk balls: Whoppers! Except that in wickipedia it says "Maltesers, originally known as Energy Balls, were invented by Forrest Mars Sr. in 1936. [citation needed]The current name is a portmanteau of the words "malt" (one of the main ingredients) and "teasers." The mystery of how the chocolate covers the porous biscuit centre is a closely guarded secret and only vague information on how these are made is known."

It's like when I'm badly in need of a boost at school I have a diet Coke and peanut M&Ms! In fact, those are required to get me through teaching my Tuesday night college class! ;)

Maybe I'll switch to whoppers!