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Friday, January 21, 2005

The Great OXO Shortage

We get a pretty amazing range of foodstuffs here in this town, from all over the world. But for probably the last six months it has been pretty hard to find Beef OXO stock cubes from England.

I'm prompted to write about this earth-shattering topic because BetterArf was speaking to an auld friend on the telephonic communication device yesterday. Auld friend had just had a row with Auld friend's husband. These two have been married for hundreds of years, and arguing does not generally feature in their daily lives. So what brought this on? Auld friend's husband sat down to eat his dinner, pronounced it crap, and went off to the pub.

The reason for its crapness? No OXO!

I must admit I've been hoarding the stuff - whenever I do see it in the shops I'll buy 5 or 6 boxes, and if everyone else does the same that would probably explain why there is always a shortage. But hey, if you ain't got your OXO then you'd have to buy the hideous salt-packed equivalents from Knorr or Maggi.

2 Comments:

Blogger Duffy said...

What is an OXO? In the states they're the makers of can openers, whisks, ladles and the like.

5:36 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Well now, I have no idea what the equivalent would be in USland. An OXO is theoretically a dehydrated lump of meat or vegetable stock. If you ever make real stock, you'll realise that it is nothing of the kind. However, you crumble it into whatever meaty gravy or stew or sauce you happen to be cooking, and it makes it taste good.

6:16 pm  

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