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pacharan
3rd May 2012, 22:43
Another great British company in foreign hands.

Link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/03/chinese-food-firm-wolfs-down-weetabix)

Do you prefer yours with hot milk or cold milk?

wim121
3rd May 2012, 23:14
I believe they also bought Thames Water as well or at least put in a bid.

Considering their economy, how much US debt they own, their attempts to loan the EU money, purchases in the UK and the exploitation of African countries leaving many countries looking like new Hong Kong instead of employing natives more and their rise in intellectual export along side their manufacturing exports, now is the time to learn Chinese.

I'm just debating whether Cantonese or Mandarin will be more useful?

fullyautomatix
4th May 2012, 07:20
If all the UK companies like M&S and Tesco would stop importing cheap tat from China because it is ten times cheaper and lasts 2 months, I reckon China would not have that much cash to go buying things. It really is a win win for all. A gadget used to last a lifetime because companies cared about reputation but now it has become a profit metric. The consumers have been now brainwashed into thinking anything you buy lasts just a few months and then a new "version" will come anyway allowing you to upgrade.

EternalOptimist
4th May 2012, 08:15
weetabixes are ok

but half an hour after you had one, you fancy another



:rolleyes:

Platypus
4th May 2012, 08:15
Cantonese.

Like the food.

fullyautomatix
4th May 2012, 08:20
Considering how adept the new owners are at making fake versions of foodstuffs that are toxic, I think I'll stop eating Weetabix forthwith.


Why ? Eating lots of it might give you wings.

like Redbull

darmstadt
4th May 2012, 08:22
I feel like a tank in Tianamen Square, I could murder a Weetabix...

BrilloPad
4th May 2012, 08:23
Another great British company in foreign hands.

Link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/03/chinese-food-firm-wolfs-down-weetabix)

Do you prefer yours with hot milk or cold milk?

Cold milk! Surely no-one likes hot milk on Weetabix! That sounds disgusting.

darmstadt
4th May 2012, 08:25
Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons finely shredded fresh ginger
1 pound live razor clams
1 1/2 tablespoons sa cha sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon thinly sliced red bell pepper
2 green onions, cut into thin strips
3 Weetabix

Directions

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir the ginger into the hot oil, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the razor clams in their shells, and cook until all of the clams have opened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sa cha sauce and water, and bring to a boil. Toss with the bell pepper and green onions to serve over lightly toasted Weetabix.

Footnotes

Cook's Notes
Put the clams in salt water for at least 15 minutes to take away the sand. Then drain the water and set aside.
Lightly sprinkle milk on the Weetabix and toast in the oven under a low heat for 10 minutes

TimberWolf
4th May 2012, 08:29
Hope they aren't going to be covered in noodles and soy sauce. Anyway, "basics" are cheaper and taste same.

EternalOptimist
4th May 2012, 08:31
Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons finely shredded fresh ginger
1 pound live razor clams
1 1/2 tablespoons sa cha sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon thinly sliced red bell pepper
2 green onions, cut into thin strips
3 Weetabix

Directions

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir the ginger into the hot oil, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the razor clams in their shells, and cook until all of the clams have opened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sa cha sauce and water, and bring to a boil. Toss with the bell pepper and green onions to serve over lightly toasted Weetabix.

Footnotes

Cook's Notes
Put the clams in salt water for at least 15 minutes to take away the sand. Then drain the water and set aside.
Lightly sprinkle milk on the Weetabix and toast in the oven under a low heat for 10 minutes

:eyes

EO's - Delight. a recipe

12 cans of fozzies
1 pckt cheese and onion crisps
1 delivery lamb tikka jalfrezi
3 weetabix


quickly drink the fozzies untill well cooked
heat jalfrezi in the microwave for 5 minutes, serve on a bed of pilau rice and eat
throw the weetabix in the bin





:rolleyes:

Alf W
4th May 2012, 08:41
Waiter, this breakfast cereal is rubbery.

EternalOptimist
4th May 2012, 08:44
oi, have got any pigs feet ?
aahh, yes, we have velly good pigs feet
well trot over there and get me a weetabix

TimberWolf
4th May 2012, 08:54
Weetabix, or as will be re-branded, menu number 9 :igmc:

TimberWolf
4th May 2012, 08:59
Was it a takeover or a takeaway?

Diver
4th May 2012, 08:59
Weetabix, or as will be re-branded, menu number 9 :igmc:

Did they also buy "Not Made From Wheat Made From Oats Instead-Abix". :smokin

nomadd
4th May 2012, 08:59
Weetabix, or as will be re-branded, menu number 9 :igmc:

Actually, I think it's Veetabix from now on.

Velly sorry.

TimberWolf
4th May 2012, 09:01
Once can imagine what Prince Philip will be grumbling about over breakfast.

TimberWolf
4th May 2012, 09:03
Did they also buy "Not Made From Wheat Made From Oats Instead-Abix". :smokin

Another one? The Chinese are starting to sound like cereal killers :igmc:

Scrag Meister
4th May 2012, 09:32
Actually, I think it's Veetabix from now on.

Velly sorry.

:spel solly

amcdonald
4th May 2012, 09:43
women are ok

but half an hour after you had one, you fancy another



:rolleyes:

FTFY

xoggoth
4th May 2012, 09:56
Bah! Now it will be full of ground up tigers.

vetran
4th May 2012, 10:19
Bah! Now it will be full of ground up tigers.

does that mean they will have "stiff" competition?

BrilloPad
6th May 2012, 05:19
It's China's mass market that offers the best opportunities - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/tom-stevenson/9247958/Its-Chinas-mass-market-that-offers-the-best-opportunities.html)

It's China's mass market that offers the best opportunities

One of the things which surprised me as I walked round a WuMart supermarket in Beijing recently was the number of Western brands on the shelves. Pampers, Quaker Oats and even Blue Nun wine at an eye-watering £18 a bottle jumped out.

With that fresh in my mind, I was not remotely surprised last week when Bright Food, one of China's largest food groups, snapped up 60pc of Weetabix – the Chinese appetite for Western products is far from restricted to luxury brands.