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Scrap triffles

  1. Jul 31, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    Can any one come up with a use for scrap triffle? some times we have to skip upto 12,000 of the things.
     
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    Uhh....mmmmm.......what is a scrap triffle?:confused:
     
  4. Jul 31, 2006 #3

    wolram

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    Jelly, sponge, custard and cream in a plastic pot :smile:
     
  5. Jul 31, 2006 #4

    Moonbear

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    I'm glad larkspur asked first. :biggrin:

    Big triffle party for the whole neighborhood.

    Let them dry up and harden and play hockey with them.

    :uhh: That's all I've got. <---That's just for you and Chi Meson. :wink:
     
  6. Jul 31, 2006 #5

    wolram

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    We used to give some to the sally ann, trouble is they have only 1 or 2 days life left.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2006 #6

    JamesU

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    WTH is this...?
     
  8. Jul 31, 2006 #7

    wolram

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    I have just thought of one use for them, stand still Yom.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2006 #8

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    :rofl:

    I didn't realize they'd still have a few days of being edible left, I thought you meant the bad batches that couldn't be eaten, or had already passed their expiration dates.

    I'm sure stopping by a university with them would make a lot of students happy.

    Bring in a bunch of artists and have them make sculptures from them...and then auction it off for charity (some other sucker can keep your waste triffles beautifully displayed in their home).
     
  10. Jul 31, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    We have cheese cakes as well :smile:
     
  11. Jul 31, 2006 #10

    Moonbear

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    I'll be right over. :biggrin:

    How about using them for skeet shooting? That extra jelly splatter has to be more realistic looking than clay pigeons. :devil:
     
  12. Jul 31, 2006 #11

    Danger

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    And to think that I used to just love you for your body. :biggrin:

    Woolie, you silly bastard... everybody knows what a trifle is. With your spelling, I thought that you were talking about one of John Wyndham's man-eating weeds. :tongue:

    edit: Okay, I'm back. 'House' is on, so I can only type during commercials. Do you have any homeless shelters other than SA? Here, if you have a delivery system in place (such as volunteer drivers), there are thousands of people who need food every day. Calgary has just reached 1,000,000 residents, so I assume that London must have 10 times as many homeless. (Although I don't know if that's within your effective delivery range.)
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2006 #12

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    :blushing: :rofl:

    OH! Trifles! I thought it was some other British word nobody this side of the "puddle" has ever heard of! :rolleyes:

    I was going to suggest something like that, but then was wondering if it is really appropriate to be serving such a sweet dessert in homeless shelters or soup kitchens if there isn't yet enough nutritious food to go around for the main course? Somehow, that old MASH episode kept popping into mind...the one where Winchester gets a big box of chocolates for the kids in the orphanage for Christmas and is chastised for being so concerned about giving dessert to kids who have had no supper.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2006 #13

    Danger

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    I agree with the nutritional issues, Moonie, but any food is better than no food. Regardless of what it's made of, it's still fuel.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2006 #14

    wolram

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    We used to have a (seconds shop) but no way could we sell this many
    to the local population, and to drive them any distance requires a refridgerated wagon, which costs to much.

    Triffids to you Danger :tongue2:
     
  16. Jul 31, 2006 #15

    Danger

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    Sorry, Woolie, I misunderstood. The concept of selling them didn't occurr to me. I thought that they were wasteage, which is given away free of charge here.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2006 #16

    wolram

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    It would be hard on the company to give this much away, no one would buy them, so they end up in the skip, now if some charity could take them that would be fine, but how could they distribute them.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2006 #17

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    I don't know where your plant is, Woolie. I'd assumed that it was within or close to a city with high enough population to have everthing just delivered in vans or small lorries in a couple of hours.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2006 #18
    send them to me, ill eat them, all of them

    (if you dont believe me ill tel you what i just ate)

    how much are you willing to sell them for
     
  20. Aug 1, 2006 #19

    wolram

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    £50 a 1000 :smile:
     
  21. Aug 1, 2006 #20
    il take em all

    PM me for my address
     
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