August 1, 2006

What It Was Being...

A salute to "Ad Hominem" and the handful of others who determined that What May It Be was one of the holes in a TWIX COOKIE. I'm surprised and comforted to know that I'm not the only one out there who ever felt the need to know what was going on inside a Twix.

For the rest of you who never bothered, I give you the following naked Twix cookie -- lovingly extracted by yours truly...

The holes don't go all the way through. They're more like little pockets to house some of the candy's caramel.


- Twix was introduced in 1979.

- It was called Raider in several European countries for many years before its name was changed in 1991 (2000 in Finland) to match the international brand name.

- This name change was met with scorn in Germany. The slogan "Raider heißt jetzt Twix, ... sonst ändert sich nix" ("Raider is now called Twix, ... nothing else changes") has become a metaphor for botched attempts to make something look more modern by giving it a new, cool name.

- In Thailand an Englishman was poisoned by a Twix that Tesco staff had doctored with floor cleaner.

- There was also an orange-flavored Twix (limited edition) available in Europe.

Enjoy your pride A.H.

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