Monday, 2 September 2013

Gabrovian chocolate

People of Gabrovo (Central Bulgaria) are a topic of many jokes. In jokes they have the reputation of being stingy, bargain-loving and overly practical, similarly to, e.g., people of Scotland.

Yesterday in Veliko Tarnovo (also Central Bulgaria) I found this Gabrovian Chocolate. Essentially, it's just pressed smoke-dried black plums, although healthy and tasty.

Actually, it is more expensive than real chocolate. Perhaps it's time to change the brand.

Another popular joke about people from Gabrovo: they cut tails of their cats so that they loose less heat in the house when the cat leaves/enters through the door (a tail-less cat slips through the door faster). Image (c) Ivan Kutuzov,
   Text and the top photo (c) Agne Drumelyte, 2013.

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