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Marmalade (Still) In, Marmite Out

September 20, 2007

Orange Bear is relieved to hear that Paddington Bear still prefers his orange marmalade despite recent dalliances with the new, squeezy version of Marmite (see also Top 10 Brand Names of All Time).

In a recent letter to The Times of London, Paddington’s creator, Michael Bond, attempted to allay fans’ fears, even going so far as to reference the current financial crisis: “Although Paddington found the sandwich interesting, bears are creatures of habit. It would require a good deal more than the combined current withdrawals from Northern Rock to wean him off marmalade, if then.”

Sounds like Paddington will be sticking with the marmalade when he makes his big screen debut a few years from now.

“Still, I wonder if he’ll be trading in his Wellingtons for a pair of Crocs,” thinks Orange Bear. “Nah….”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. truce permalink
    September 24, 2007 12:19 am

    everyone should trade in their wellingtons for a pair of crocs, they’re marvellous.

    But then they should go and buy another pair of wellingtons because, frankly, who can do without them?

  2. September 26, 2007 9:46 am

    A bit of a crocs vs. wellies debate rages on in the Crumpet household, but Orange Bear manages to stay above the fray. He prefers to pad about “barefoot.”

  3. Feline Ally Lilly Light permalink
    November 14, 2007 10:23 am

    Well, the Wellingtons and the Crocs are very different. The former seem designed for occasions one might be wading through a foot of water with the intent of keeping it out, whereas the latter are great for allowing the water to pass through. The former seem better suited for cold weather, and the latter for beaching, swimming, whatnot. Different functions altogether. I personally am much more apt to wear Crocs to the gym pool (to prevent little diseases from attaching themselves to my soles) than to don a pair of two foot high moor boots. Perhap I’m just a little eccentric that way. 🙂

  4. November 20, 2007 1:31 pm

    Orange Bear prefers going, er, bare-pawed. “Bear paws have quite nice rubbery soles,” he says.

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