Have you ever wondered..

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Sharma, Jan 2, 2004.

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  1. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH

    Why the tops of smarties tubes always have letters there?

    What is their purpose, why were they there?

    What made nestlé put them there?
  2. Danya

    Danya Fledgling Freddie

    No, no I haven't. You suck Sharma! :-o
  3. Brannor McThife

    Brannor McThife Fledgling Freddie

    Gawd you must be bored. Do some work!


    And I always figured it's something to do with the batches they were made in.


  4. Brynn

    Brynn Can't get enough of FH

    I think that they have the letters S M A R T I E on them so you can collect them :p
  5. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    As far back as I can remember (which is a long long time :p) these letters have been there. I really don't know why, but I am guessing they were there just so kids could collect them and then put them to some educational use making up words and such.... no doubt the kids of today look for more 'x' and 'z' characters than you would normally find :)

    *thinks about that for a moment*

    I wonder if they'll ever come out with a new age edition of Scrabble with revised numbers of the letters available per box... can you imagine the score you could get for 'Iroxxorzkthxzzbye" :)
  6. Bob007

    Bob007 Prince Among Men

    Hope this clears is up and helps you sleep better ;)
  7. Delket

    Delket Fledgling Freddie

    indeed, i have spent many a restless night pondering the reasoning behind those dastardly letters
  8. Archeon

    Archeon Fledgling Freddie

    Smartie's have lids? If you'l excuse me i've got too take a trip too the emergency ward.
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  9. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    More pure Archeon humour :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Glad to see you here at FreddysHouse old chap :D
  10. Bubble

    Bubble Can't get enough of FH

  11. Gengi

    Gengi Fledgling Freddie

    I am now depressed :( I was sure the entire alphabet was not printed. I had over 300 tops at one time and never a x or a q or even a g. I eventually binned them.

  12. Conchabar

    Conchabar Fledgling Freddie

    hows it funny wats the joke i dont get it
  13. SFXman

    SFXman Can't get enough of FH

    Someone actually like... mailed the company... right. :eek:
  14. Shaeffer

    Shaeffer Dear Little Mite

    hehe, few years back me and my friend had a gorging session on Smarties just so that we could go round with the tubes, apply pressure to the tube near the lid and *ping* <for want of a better word> the lids at each other at a reasonable turn of speed :D

    Got quite accurate with them too :p
  15. Addlcove

    Addlcove Fledgling Freddie

    and people say I need a life :p
  16. Kinag

    Kinag Part of the furniture

  17. Aoln

    Aoln Guest

    I'm going to start collecting !
  18. Shaeffer

    Shaeffer Dear Little Mite


    How long before we see a photo of someones collection :p

    Race ya Aoln :p
  19. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    lo Bob. You bring pie?
  20. Ele

    Ele Fledgling Freddie

    I once did that with a sachet of mayonnaise to a guy in my local bus station, the outcome was erm.....interesting....as it didn't really look like bird poo, which is what I had intended it to look like ><
  21. Archeon

    Archeon Fledgling Freddie

    The general idea was to state that i was too stupid to recognise the difference between a smartie and its brightly coloured container lid. Hence i had a shit load of plastic in my stomach which would probably need to be removed (Hence, the emergency ward)

    Granted, it sounds funnier in me noggin' than on paper... err... screen...
  22. Deacan

    Deacan Fledgling Freddie

    I used to place smartie caps over my eyelids.

    Why? i don't have a clue.

    Random fact: Orange smaties are orange chocolate!
  23. Serbitar

    Serbitar Fledgling Freddie

    I know a lad who goes hyperactive after hes eaten blue smarties cos of one of the additives they use to make the colouring. Tis quite amusing.
  24. BlitheringIdiot

    BlitheringIdiot One of Freddy's beloved

    When my brother was younger he spent a weekend in hospital because of blue, pink and orange smarties. They are not a laughing matter!
  25. Serbitar

    Serbitar Fledgling Freddie

    In some cases; no. In others; Hell Yes
  26. Darksword

    Darksword Can't get enough of FH


    interesting thread :)
  27. Himse

    Himse Resident Freddy

    way to bump it :<
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