'Jellybabygate' blog discussion

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  • Old_Wrinkly
    Old_Wrinkly Posts: 5,182 Forumite
    I think MSE Guy deserves a 'right of reply'.
  • Smiley_Mum
    Smiley_Mum Posts: 3,836 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    Jelly babies are lovely. Hard to resist when they are right under your nose. On offer at Tesco for 67p a bag too. Percy pigs from M&S are good too but not such a bargain. :-)
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  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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    MSE Guy is entitled to a right of reply - but he's probably too busy crunching kit kats the wrong way :D
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  • Well, it made us giggle in the office! The amount of times I've been sitting on hold for ages to some understaffed call centre and they choose to pick up the moment I stuff my face with something... but national radio - priceless!
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  • bylromarha
    bylromarha Posts: 10,085 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    "But in the same circumstances, with jelly babies under your nose, could you have refused?"

    I truly hope I am never on national radio talking about the chaos caused by a volcano...if I ever were in that situation, I shall try and remember to not have a packet of jelly babies, nor any other tempting sweet within reaching distance.

    Thanks for another piece of sound advice
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  • irrelevant
    irrelevant Posts: 257 Forumite
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    Jelly babies? Nope. Can't resist them.

    My 3yo has left a pack here that her granddad bought her... she's going to have to finish them off real soon or there won't be any left!!
  • DarkConvict
    DarkConvict Posts: 6,338 Forumite
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    So Martin can resist everything except temptation. tut tut...
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  • katthehat
    katthehat Posts: 1,046 Forumite
    lol great blog, i could refuse the orange one's, can't stand any orange sweets and don't know why, they all have a certain taste to them that i find awfull, if all sweets were orange i would leave them alone!! as they're not, i don't, so the answer is NO!!!!
    Kat :money:
  • Yes I could easily have resisted, I'm a vegetarian and jelly babies contain gelatine and cochineal.
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  • MothballsWallet
    MothballsWallet Posts: 15,852 Forumite
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    > In the post mortem afterwards MSE Guy rather churlishly refused to
    > accept responsibility for the entire incident. But in the same circumstances,
    > with jelly babies under your nose, could you have refused?
    Yes, I could have refused - I'd rather have these.
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