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Storm in a teacake

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Storm in a teacake

That was the headline for the Tory owner of Tunnock's tea cakes on the Guardian website.
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Scots ( some not all ) have called for a boycott of Tunnock’s after the biscuit company scrapped the image of the lion rampant from the packaging of its iconic teacake in a bid to rebrand the snack as British.
The image of the Scottish lion is missing from a new advertising campaign that appears on the London underground. In the ads, the marshmallow snack is also referred to as “Tunnock’s Great British teacake”.

Now I couldn't care less about how the tea cake is being re branded I just want to know what everyone who lives in England calls a Teacake? is it these?
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/06/tunnocks-teacake-scottish-british-nationalists-...
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/04/storm-in-a-teacake-scottish-nationalists-call-for-boy...
The guardian is certainly plugging them for free advertising lol
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Re: Storm in a teacake

In much of England, 'Teacakes' are these - served toasted (not something to try with the chocolate/marshmallow ones unless you want a very messy toaster): http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/toasted-teacakes.html
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Re: Storm in a teacake

Thanks w23 that basically confirms what I read in the comments of the articles but thought I would check in here for some proper opinion, strange you're just down the road from us yet the teacake has two totally different meanings lol
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Re: Storm in a teacake

Quote from: w23
In much of England, 'Teacakes' are these - served toasted (not something to try with the chocolate/marshmallow ones unless you want a very messy toaster): http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/toasted-teacakes.html

Plus one! Cool
Oops! SWMBO calls the Tunnock ones Chocolate Teacakes, but she is half Irish! Cheesy
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Re: Storm in a teacake

I don't know why these things get so much hype anyway I prefer wagon wheels,  in my opinion they are better than these chocolate covered marshmallow British biscuit things lol
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Re: Storm in a teacake

Haven't had a Wagon Wheel for years.
Used to love 'em back in my school days along with Munchies  Cool
Back in the 70's they were 5p a pack and I'm sure there was more in them Sad

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Re: Storm in a teacake

Must admit i'm a bit partial to tunnocks teacakes... and from my POV thats the only teacake in existence lol.
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Re: Storm in a teacake

never heard of a tea cake that wasn't some sort of fruity bread, round here the packaging always read sweet marshmallow cake (tbh tunnocks might be nice but the shops own was all they stocked)
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Re: Storm in a teacake

I do like the Tunnocks caramel wafer biscuits. Mmmmm!! Smiley Smiley
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Re: Storm in a teacake

Those used to be "Duncan's Caramel Wafers"!
Ah, the good old days of Rowntrees. Wink
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