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March 29, 2011

Unfortunately named stuff we stock #1: 'Spunk'

We are used to people sniggering when they come into the shop sometimes:  there are quite a few products we stock that may have slightly different meanings in the English language than it does in Scandinavia.

Taking the number one spot has always been:

Spnk
This product from Denmark is a box of salty liqourice.  

Spunk is an old product on the Danish market - from the late seventies.  It was made in homage to Pippi Longstocking; innocently, in one chapter of the Pippi books, she invents a new word and goes searching for something that fits the word.  And that word is spunk.  And so the sweets were named.

Except nobody checked the UK market.

Perfect for leaving on a colleague's desk, bringing to the pub to amuse your mates or offering to people in supermarket queues.

You can buy the product online here for only £1.18 a pack - or pop into the shop and stuck up on Spunk.

Spunk_mellem

 

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