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, http://www.humorhouse.bg/engl/book.html|