Thursday, 1 July 2010

Dear Time Traveller

I think my time travel short story might be done... Shush! We don't want to disturb it. I'm going to let it stew for another day and have a final read before submitting.

On the subject of time travel, if a hole opened up in the sky above me right about now, I'd instruct it to hoover me back to 1974 so that I could buy 'Rowntrees Tiger Tots', I have a curious craving for them and they disappeared from stores in the late 1970s. Not magically disappeared at least I don't think they did... Ooh, I wonder if future-me went back and emptied the stores.

For the unintiated, Tiger Tots were like Dolly Mixtures (see picture above) mixed with Liquorice Allsorts without the coconut.

A note to the people of the future: (and no I don't mean 'you' next Sunday)

If you ever invent time travel and happen to stumble upon my little blog (I'm assuming it's archived in a Hall of Fame because in your world my books are more popular than JK Rowling's - I know, who's she???) could you please head back to 1974, get me some Tiger Tots, and drop them at my desk (you should have my address - there'll be a blue plaque on it) Friday 2nd July at 3:30 pm. Much appreciated

11 comments:

onipar... said...

I google searched "Rowntrees Tiger Tots" and your blog was the forth entry. :-D

Cate Gardner said...

Success at last. :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ooohh...I love Dolly Mixtures.

Last time I was in the UK I was dismayed that I couldn't find Caramac bars any more. Loved those, even if I may have spelled it wrong...

Cate Gardner said...

Oh, we still have those. I'm sure I've seen them somewhere.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Woot on the story!

I wish soda tasted the way it did when I was a kid : P American soda tastes like a sweaty ballsack these days.

katey said...

I have never had these Tiger Tots, but your post has convinced me I might like some too. And now they are not only extinct, but never even existed on my side of the pond! WAAAAUGH!

Danielle Ferries said...

I'd never heard of Tiger Tots or a Dolly mix. I think we call them party mix over here, not sure. I'm more of a Cheezels/potato chip fan.

Cate Gardner said...

Natalie, I'm lucky, I never have liked soda.

Katey, if I ever time travel, I'll send little you a packet.

Danielle, my tooth is far too sweet.

K.C. Shaw said...

Good luck on the time travel story!

Did you get your Tiger Tots yet? Those future time travelers are such slackers.

I miss flavored Tootsie Rolls from my childhood, but at least they still make them. They're just really hard to find and you have to buy them in expensive packages of mixed candy, then pick out the good stuff.

Cate Gardner said...

Kate :( or maybe :) - because if I did get them, maybe said time traveller made me sign a contract to say I never did.

Rabid Fox said...

I googled "Rowntrees Tiger Tots" for the heck of it, and yours was the sixth hit.

At any rate, I'm saving my time travel technology for Patton Oswalt, so he can go back in time and beat George Lucas to death with a shovel. :)