I can’t eat a Toblerone without thinking about Billy Connolly. His sketch about eating one is simply the greatest sweet based comedy of all time and if this wasn’t a family website, I’d post the link here. The language is a bit fruity you can Google it if you’re not too sensitive…
It ends (and it’s hard to do it justice on paper) with Billy, imaginary Toblerone peak having pierced the roof of his mouth, exclaiming in his broad Scottish brogue ‘A sweetie that HURTS you’ as the audience fall about clutching their sides.
Anyway… The sketch occurred to me earlier when I had the misfortune of sampling our ‘Mega Sour Apples’. I had two and developed an almost instantaneous mouth ulcer, had a layer of skin removed from my tongue and almost choked as the acid reflux kicked in. Delicious.
That got me thinking about other sweet-based injuries that have occurred over the years – chipped tooth on a giant gobstopper? Yep! Dolly mixture up the nose? 3 hours in casualty. When we asked Twitter about their sweet injuries it was almost as if they weren’t taking it seriously…
‘I actually got hit by a real double-decker once’
‘Once had to have a skin graft after pouring caramel on myself LOL – That kind of thing?’
Oh those Twitter jokers….
Have you ever hurt yourself with a sweet? We’d love to know….