I like Turkish Delight
January 10, 2017 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Scottish comedian Limmy took the music from a 1984 Fry's Turkish Delight ad and made a techno remix (soundcloud, 6.20). Original ad (youtube, 1.00).
posted by rollick (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
It IS like eating old woman's perfume!

I love Daft Limmy.
posted by billiebee at 8:00 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Fry's Turkish Delight is pretty rank. i wonder how many people it's put off eating real Turkish Delight?

(The song is great)
posted by DanCall at 8:07 AM on January 10


The Fry's stuff is OK. But it's no match for floral gums in the league of what my wife calls "Granny's neck sweets".
posted by pipeski at 8:20 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Sadly disappointed by the lack of "Kill Jester" and red cola.
posted by Samizdata at 8:34 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Limmy is a prince among men.
posted by Damienmce at 8:35 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Wow, I'd forgotten all about that terrible advert.

The remix is BANGING.
posted by Happy Dave at 8:39 AM on January 10


Nice remix, but I wouldn't betray my brother and two sisters to the White Witch over it.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:54 AM on January 10 [4 favorites]


radwolf76: "Nice remix, but I wouldn't betray my brother and two sisters to the White Witch over it."

Would too. Tell the truth.
posted by Samizdata at 9:09 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Ha! After watching The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe I begged my Mum for Turkish Delight. "You won't like it" she said. "I wiiiiiiiill" I said. She finally relented and I was like "WHY IS IT FLOWERS" and that was the end of that.
posted by billiebee at 9:12 AM on January 10 [5 favorites]


During my visit to London last year I managed to wander into Harrods by accident (dear god.) Since I was already traumatized I decided to buy some turkish delight to bring back to the office.

And ended up eating most of it as my coworkers kept going "OH GOD ROSES PBLAGH!" at me.
posted by endotoxin at 9:24 AM on January 10


I can't say I've had a Fry's Turkish Delight. But it looks like the local version (in Canada) is the "Big Turk" which is one of my favourite bars. The other being "Eat-more".

I am aware that my tastes are considered odd. Given that when most of my friends list their least favourite chocolate bars those two seem to top everyone's list.
posted by cirhosis at 9:37 AM on January 10


it's a further indictment of Edmund's character that he can be seduced by such terrible candy
posted by murphy slaw at 9:37 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


I like Turkish Delight. A friend brought some from Turkey and gave them as a gift last year. They were dipped in dark chocolate. That box was finished so quickly.

For your enjoyment here's some more Limmy's Show: "What's heavier?"
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 10:17 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]


cirhosis, are you a trucker? One of my friends used to work in his family's convenience store and he said that truckers loved Big Turk and Eat More.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 10:20 AM on January 10


Much as I always append the words "not Constantinople" to "Istanbul" every time I hear it, Turkish delight calls to mind a moonlit night.
posted by TedW at 11:31 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


I have a friend who loves Fry's Turkish Delight and thinks Limmy is a tosser. So this is perfect.
posted by lagomorphius at 11:54 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


aw man, I misread this as Stephen Fry's Turkish Delight and kept waiting for him to pop up in the original ad in character as Jeeves....
posted by basalganglia at 6:47 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


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