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Tyson is an underpaid writer, beer anarchist and cheese addict living in the North West of England.
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Let the Children Speak

Figures published today reveal that 10 and 11 year olds are more familiar with beer brands than cake and other snacks. A study of 400 children showed that 79% correctly identified Carlsberg as an alcoholic drink, compared to only 74% who knew Ben & Jerry’s was an ice cream brand. 
 
Even worse, only a measly 41% picked out Mr Kipling as makers of exceedingly fine cakes. This is in stark contrast with the 79% who recognised the Smirnoff logo and the 75% who recognised the characters from the Fosters adverts.

A spokesman for puritanical, fake-charity Alcohol Concern, who commissioned the research, wagged his finger and prophesised the end of all days. Or something very like that.

Frankly, though, I am shocked by this research. Where are the Mild and Bitters? Real ale doesn’t seem to figure at all. And what, no Brewdog?  At that age, I knew all the local brewers and the ABV of all their products. Where did it all start to go so wrong?

3 comments:

Ed said...

Don't give them ideas or they'll be handing out beer to primary school children as their next publicity stunt.

RedNev said...

As it says in Psalms 8:2, "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings ..."

Tyson said...

I won't rest until they bring back George, the Hofmeister bear.