Tesco to re-design the croissant

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  1. Clarky

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    Tesco are only going to sell straight croissants because, they say, their customers find it easier to spread jam on them.

    No, it's not 1st of April yet, it was on News at Ten tonight.

    Richard.
     
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    And Tesco's wonder why their customers are turning to Lidl and Aldi
     
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    In case Tesco hadn't realised, the clue to the correct shape is in the name.
    Is it possible that they are really that dim.

    Richard.
     
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    And this on the same day there were stories about selling cucumbers which weren't straight! It's a mad world! :)
     
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    I was going to point that out, you beat me to it :D
     
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    What is so important about the shape?

    Surely it's what they taste like that counts!
     
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    Well, the name means crescent, so one would assume it was crescent shaped! If was straight, I guess it should be called a 'tout droit'
     
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    Tesco also tried to convert the A38 at Trerulefoot...
    That didn't go too well either

    12706784-large.jpg :LOL:
     
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    When I lived in a small village it had a rather good bakers shop. On one occasion the proprietor, Derek, decided to offer croissants and to advertise the fact he created a large poster for the wall behind counter. Across the poster in large letters were the words " Voila - Croissants!". My wife visited the bakers shortly after the croissants became available only to find Derek laughing helplessly. She asked him what had happened and he said one of the locals had just asked him if he could "Try some of them Voylas". I swear it's true.
     
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    So a Baker in a small village shop thought that one of his customers was hilarious because they didn't have any grasp of French and did not know what a Croissant was?
    Wow! Is he still in business?
     
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    I would imagine that the French will get a law passed in the European Parliament that will sate that you may not call it a Croissant if it's not Crescent shaped!
    I thought this sort of silliness was one of the reasons that so many Brits want out of the EU!
    Oh, the Irony!!
     
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    Straight croissant are made with butter, curved ones made with marge in France. As to jam? Sacred bleu!

    Dick
     
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    What next
    The square wheel(y)
     
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    I blame the EU!
     
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    The French made our bread round so why shouldn't we make their croissants straight.
     
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    Square croissants are probably preferred for packaging reasons more than anything else. Whatever the shape, it's still a tasty lump of fat, salt and flour :)
     
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    Your right we said more likely to do with money, can get X number more straight ones on a baking tray or in a box to sell.
     
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    You can make square cucumbers if you grow them in a tube.

    And of course anyone exhibiting runner beans will know they have to straighten them with a damp tea towel!
     
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    It's all about education, the natural sweep of the knife causes an arc so following the shape, perhaps the customers have the ends pointing away, to assist those that are struggling to understand this culinary problem, I have enclosed some helpful diagrams

    backwerk-croissant_tb.jpg right.jpg
     
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