Friday, 29 June 2012

Flog It Blog It, Top Ten European Union Daftest Food Rules!

Molly The Wally the chef. A spot of cooking.

My top ten daftest EU food rules.

The euro is in free-fall, the EU is falling apart and yet here the highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worry about such weighty issues as food. The EU reaches a level of mouth-dropping, staggering stupidity that no nation in human history has ever matched! If you don’t believe me try my top ten EU food directives. We know those of you not in the EU are going to be so jealous!

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

Rules banning abnormally bent bananas which must be at least 14cms in length were scrapped after causing international ridicule.

The Eu has ruled that prunes do not have a laxative effect and producers cannot say that they do.

EU tried to ban the selling of eggs by the dozen as they are told us all food must be weighed and sold by the kilo.

It ruled that top-of-the-range cucumbers must bend by only 10mm per 10cm in a directive designed to help packaging and transport.

In another directive it ruled that carrots should be termed as fruits, as the Portuguese made jam out of them.

A threatened European ban on smoky-bacon crisps was averted at the last minute when MEPs forced through amendments after a backlash from the British ­public.

Popular British snack ‘Bombay Mix’ to be changed to ‘Mumbai Mix’.

It looks like jam and tastes like jam but EU food rules say it cannot be labelled as “jam” if it doesn’t have enough sugar and then it is termed a ‘fruit spread’.

An Eu rule, asking that people do not eat their horses resulted in The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spending £45,000 on gypsies who might not have know about the change. Under the move, owners had to sign a legal document promising not to dine on their animals. Refusal meant jail or an unlimited fine.

EU rules for working in Brussels

Never open your office before 10 am
Blame everything on the US
Be happy with your large pay and pension.
Take two raincoats to work, leave one in the office and take the other to your three hour lunch break.
Leave office at 3pm.
Claim every bank holiday for every country in the EU.
Employ your family, friends and pets. 
Make sure any directive is unintelligible, plenty of wiggle room.
Never take credit for any directive.
Never sign anything.

Off to Brussels to get a job and jump on the gravy train!

Molly The Wally & Pippin!

My co founder of the ‘We Love Maj’ fan club Pippinpumpkin has suggested I start a page for my ’Blogger Buddies’. If you want to be included send us a link via a comment to that page with the picture you want us to use. All Furries welcome. We will list by alphabetical order, your picture and a link to your blog.
Talking of food we see Mollie is giving away free treats in a competition if you answer 3 simple questions, posted anywhere in the world. Hey guys free treats, hmmmm 3 questions, hmmmm, no brainer!  Link below and just post answers as a comment. Free Food Yummy!!!!!!

And Molly has another award, the ‘Lovely Blog Award’ and we say a big thank you to Raelyn who can be found at the link below.


  1. What da ya say Miz Molly, how about we forget all this SILLINESS that humans create and start all over again.....BENT BANANAS, JAM vs. FRUIT SPREAD...GOOD GOLLY MIZ MOLLY, what is happening to the simple life?

    I love your little are too cute for words!! Anita

    1. Those are some silly rules! We've got some equally silly ones on this side of the pond!

  2. Those are some pretty crazy rules, but my assistant says she kind of likes the thing about leaving work at 3. Maybe she should suggest this to her employer!

    Have a great weekend!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. I have to say the EU has gotten just a little crazy. Sometimes humans make the most stupid rules and then have to make more rules to help the other rules... then it just gets messier. I think we dogs (and kittehs) should be ruling... 2 bones in every pot.... green grass for everyone!!

    We'd love to be one of your buddies. Let us know if you need anythings special from us!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  4. Bent Bananas Bawhahahha. Crazy just crazy.

  5. Oh, thank you Molly dearest and your human for coming to visit us! Isn't that little boy with the fish so sweet?

    Happy day my friends! Anita

  6. Well they got one thing right; everyone knows it's beer not water that prevents dehydration...hehe! Deccy x

  7. Those are just crazy rules, I don't mind a straight cucumber,it all taste lovely to me. Bet Mum would like to work in Brussels. This world gets more barking mad by the minute. :)That's Humans for you!!

  8. Good to know that weird politics is world wide and not just in the USA. Actually, maybe it isn't that good to know - BOL! All the time and money wasted on silly things sure makes us glad we are dogs!

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  9. Geez! Don't get to fat on that gravy train if you join it! LOL!
    Congrats on your award!

  10. That is cool to know!
    Nice award!!

  11. Can you imagine what kind of idiots actually sit around a table deciding these things - it is frightening.
    Worst thing they ever did creating the eurozone and the euro!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x
    ps congrats on your award.

  12. Carrot jam? Thank you...Now we know why some *jams* are not jams, but fruit spread.

  13. Sometimes you can't believe it's true! How creative these human beings can be! Crazy they are!!!

  14. TomAto Tomahto, its all fruit jam in the end. Some people have too much time on their hands. Molly you and I should make some rules, they couldnt be any worse, right?

    Every Monday is "Dog Day", all dogs will be allowed to go anywhere they please and do whatever they want.

    All other days are "Sleep Days" to rest up for "Dog Day"

    What do you think?

    Loveys Sasha

  15. did you get my comment about being a blogging buddy but not knowing what to do?

    They don't think that prunes make you go to the bathroom? Let 'em eat a few and watch what happens.

    Water doesn't help dehydration? Send 'em over to ME the "Kidney Stone Queen!!"

  16. Wow, they sure do get hung up on the curvature of their banansa and cukes:) BOL

    And yes, of course, we would be honored to see our faces on your Blogger Buddies page. Help yourself:)

    Have a good weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. Molly the Wally....
    You're welcome for the One Lovely Blog Award!! It was my pleasure giving it!! Thank-YOU for becoming both a Member and a Friend!! ;)
    I love your Blog page's dandelion background!! That is my favorite weed!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  18. I would like to apply for one of those jobs. I like long lunch breaks and I know a little bit about fruits and veg...BOL.