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Official – Chocolate Is Good For You!

Number of views as of 21st December 2014 = 5640.

My most viewed shot on RB!

Ok. Forget what everyone tries to tell you. It’s official.

Chocolate Is Good For You!

At least according to Tunnock’s, the Scottish family bakers. Thomas Tunnock formed the company in 1890, when he purchased a baker’s shop in Uddingston. Their products have acquired something of a cult status, and are recognisable by their distinctive packaging.

The Tunnock’s Tea Cake is a sweet snack popular in Britain. It consists of a small round shortbread biscuit covered with a dome of a whipped egg white concoction similar to marshmallow. This is then encased in a thin layer of milk or plain chocolate and wrapped in a distinctive coloured foil wrapping.

The name is somewhat confusing as a tea cake is normally a sweet bread roll with dried fruit added to the mix, often served toasted and buttered. A Tunnock’s Tea Cake bears no relation to this product.

Products similar to the Tunnock’s Tea Cake include the Mallowpuff (sold in New Zealand), the Israeli winter confectionary Krembo, the Whippet Cookie and Viva Puff in Canada, the Negerkuss or Schaumkuss in Germany and Mallomars in the United States.

This shot was taken at Crinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Date: 22nd August 2008.

Number of sales = 7.

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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • GlennB
    GlennBabout 6 years ago

    My son cannot see this!

  • All things in moderation of course! Thanks for looking Glenn.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Get me a box quick.
    Great find I love these old advertising plaques

  • Perhaps we should suggest that as a new product line for RB. You could order a box of chocolates or biscuits with your favourite picture on the front! Even a package with a calendar included too – that’s Christmas sorted! I agree about the old advertising plaques – must find more!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    I have a couple but they are not originals , I used to live in a place called Clitheroe and there was a little cafe and they had a Cadbury’s one on the side wall , it was the one with 3or 4 little boys on it , must have been there for donkeys years and it suddenly disappeared overnight. They must have had a ladder because it was really high up.

  • Would this be the one Irene?

    – RedHillDigital

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 6 years ago

    Well thanks now I have to take another shot my sugar climbed sky high, lol

  • What, just from reading about it, or did you raid the secret supply?

    – RedHillDigital

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 6 years ago

    I’ll never tell,lol

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Well I was nearly right ,Fry’s chocholate , yes that is the one , you haven’t got it have you ?;=))

  • No, I haven’t got it – I just ate it. Oh you meant the sign! No, just go on Google and search for Frys Five Boys!

    – RedHillDigital

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 6 years ago

    Tunnock’s are the best … grew up on Caramel Wafers Tea Cakes!! lol
    I love this shot!

  • Hi Jen, pleased this struck a chord with you. Thanks for your comment.

    – RedHillDigital

  • TracyD
    TracyDabout 6 years ago

    Love the old banners great shot!

  • Hi Tracy, thanks for the favourite.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithabout 6 years ago

    Hi Howard although i am a great fan of Cadburys chocolate i have never heard of this on when i get over you will have to let me know where one can buy it and i will give it a taste test

  • Couldn’t tell you Dave, maybe Jen Whyte would know – see her comment above!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Louise Green
    Louise Greenabout 6 years ago

    oh my… what a lovely catch…. tunnock’s caramel wafers…tunnock’s teacakes- you just cannot beat ‘em ..this encapsulates all my favourite things….choccy…tunnock’s at that …AND retro signage…thankyou

  • You’re welcome Lou, thanks for your comment & the favourite!

    – RedHillDigital

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