Saturday 11 May 2013

Flog It Blog It, But No Nut?

Molly The Wally Nuts About Nuts!

Iam nuts about packing nuts! 

Well the 'Ealth & Safety' boffins have been at it again over here in 'Good Old Blighty'.  Booths' the supermarket chain were ordered to clear their shelf of ‘Whole Hearted Roast Monkey Nuts’ the other week. Why you ask? Were they contaminated? Were they past their sell-by date? No they were ordered to do so as ‘The foods Standards Agency’ said the label did not state that this product might contain nuts. They also went one step further when the ordered that customer notices were to be displayed in stores, alerting customers to the reason for the withdrawal. But was that enough? No. The company was asked to also contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will then tell their members of the withdrawal. And just to make sure all bases were covered they published a guideline which included the advice that customers with an allergy to peanuts are advised not to eat this product but to return it to the nearest EH Booths store for a full refund. We have milk cartons that say may contain milk and tins of tuna that say may contain fish. You couldn't make it up, bangs head against wall in despair! Perhaps the ‘Food Standards Agency’ should have a sign above the door saying ‘may contain nuts’?

A peanut sat on a railroad track,
His heart was all a-flutter.
The five-fifteen came rushing by.....
Toot toot! Peanut butter!

Urgent help requested below re a dumped new born kitty. Can anyone with experience please pop over
and give some guidance. Many Thanks


  1. SHE once got a prescription for sleeping pills that had a sticker stating 'May make you drowzy'. Thought that was the whole point.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  2. Duh. Government silly. Here a great weekend Molly.

  3. We think you "elf & safety" peeps would have a COW if they saw half the stuff that goes on here in South Africa *BOL*
    Wally & Sammy

  4. I AM LAUGHING OUT LOUD SO LOUDLY I fear I will wake up the household. Oh Miz Molly, GOOD GOLLY you are funny. You look rather gorgeous in PEANUTS!!!!

  5. Sadly, these warnings have to be given because 1) some people really are that stupid and 2) the bigger reason, too many people want to get rich on a lawsuit...

    What a world we live in!

  6. Love the Po-eem
    I notified an expert about your link.

  7. Craziness! I think Taryn has a point on #2 reason. BUTT what does it say about us when a company is being sued that the justice system awards them 87 gazillion green papers because "Yes indeed, that coffee is hot and might burn you." DUH, no sugar Sherlock. And it is said the peeps are the intelligent species.

  8. Ha! I love reading your blog Molly! Laughing too about Daisy, Bella and Roxy's comment ...yep, my sleeping pill have that same ridiculous warning! I used to work at the courthouse downtown at a window where all new lawsuits were filed...we got some real winners as you can imagine!! I still don't understand to this day why my kid actually got a ticket and had to do community service because some mean girls where picking on a girl in the locker room who had acne on her back, my daughter told them to knock it off and was sucker punched directly in her face so she hit back, plenty of witnesses told the same story (not like I am a Mom that would have said oh, my kid would never do this or that...sadly, yep, they probably would have :)) but when the principal called I was SHOCKED when she told me WHICH kid was in the fist fight and that the police were called!!!Great lesson too about trying to stop bullying and what happened when my daughter tried! I had to pay a fine too! Now, both girls were banged up a bit but no stitches, etc. and now this other girl is in jail years later for assault. Guess I should have sued the school for having an unsafe environment :). When I asked the principal what did they expect my daughter to have done when she was hit in the face (oh and "knock it off" was verified as the only exchange of words between my kid and the other girl), she said she should have walked away! Umm...pretty sure the girl would have continued to hit my daughter! Sorry but I DID raise my kids to NEVER start a fight but if someone hits you that yes, you better defend yourself! Urrr! For the curious...first and only fight my daughter has ever been in :)

    1. What a tale! Good for your daughter for standing up to those bullies! Kids can be so cruel. And, of course she was right to protect herself.

      Susan (and Wrigs)

  9. Those peanuts are frustrating Molly, they always cling to my fur!!!

  10. And we thought it was snowing on you this morning Molly!

    We love peanut butter so we really loved your poem.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. It is kind of insult to our intelligence that they think we can't figure out that a tin of nuts might actually contain nuts - we think the government boffins are just plain nuts....I wonder if they come with a warning on them?

  12. How nutty!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. lordy, we get tangled in our own silliness too often!

  14. What? Nuts contain nuts? That's nuts. Have a funny saturday and kepp me informed about the nuts :o)

  15. Don't get OUR mom started about all the thingys the Gum Mint keeps coming up to PAWTECT Peeps from being... PEEPS. Sheesh. We are laughin at your poem.

  16. I'm going to make a label for Waffles that says, "May Contain Nuts."
    ; ) Katie

  17. Shake our heads sadly...
    What the heck is the matter with people these days? Are they born with no brain whatsoever?! Do these people just sit around all day stating the obvious and getting paid vast amounts of money for it? We are pretty sure the answer to all these questions is yes.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  18. Oh my! Yeah, I think the nuts aren't the ones we might think of!
    Have a great weekends, away from institutional nuts =^.^=

  19. Oh....very funny! You made me laugh a lot! I love reading your blog!

  20. Dear Molly,

    I do not like peanut butter. Do you like peanut butter?

    Licks (but not licking the peanut butter),

  21. Haha I loved the little rhyme. :) I wish they would label the labels...Caution! You may go brain dead reading this. :)

  22. Molly Molly are you awake? We are so very late getting across the pond but we are LOL/MOL at your picture. Mom love bubble wrap and I love your peanut necklace
    hugs madi your bFFF

  23. OMD - that is just hilarious - stupid peeps again!!!

    Are you all decked out for Mother's Day - that is quite the bonnet you have today:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. Hahaha!! It's probably the EU!!! They are all nuts!!

  25. That photo is just too funny!!! Static cling?

  26. hahahaha!!
    Muito Legal O Post, amei!!!
    Feliz Dia das Mães!!
    ótima semana!!!
    Beijos da Mari, e Lambidas da Mel!

  27. Molly, if only we ran more things, there would be none of this foolishness. We tell it like it is. Poop is poop and it will always be poop!

    Loveys Sasha

  28. Oh nuts to them. Nicky used to like jumping in boxes with packing peanuts and playing with them.

  29. I know every time I come here- that you are so funny- I cannot stop giggling!

  30. Lovely photo, watch out those packing peanuts may make you sick!

  31. If people weren't so litigation happy (and stupid), this wouldn't be necessary. It's just the way of the world these days.

    That's a very creative use of packing peanuts, Molly!

    Susan and Wrigs

  32. Well, that's just plain NUTS (we know, someone else beat us to it, MOL!) Hoping the kitteh finds a home soon! (and we're sooo glad we're back - YAY! Thank you for visiting us when our mommy was crazy-busy!!)

  33. It's hard not to blame lawyers for that one! Rediculous

  34. I'm fairly sure that the Food Standards Agency does contain nuts! So does Parliament.

  35. Well here we have styrofoam coffee cups that say caution hot contents just because some woman was dumb enough to set it between her legs and burned her Hoo Hoo.