Kunzle Showboats

Who can forget Kunzle Showboats?

Delicious chocolate shells filled with fondant cream,
sponge and topped with more chocolate or small sweets.

You could buy them individually in sweet shops and
coffee shops. or your mother would buy a box of them
for Sunday tea.

Then all of a sudden, they disappeared from the shops.
What happened?

Well, I have been trying to find out for several years.
The original Kunzle company became the property of
Lyons in the late sixties. Lyons continued to produce
Kunzle Showboats for a while after that.

More takeovers and mergers followed over the years, and
now the Lyons brand is owned by RHM Limited. You may
never have heard from them but they are a giant food
group who are also behind the “Mr Kipling” brand.

Somewhere along the way, Kunzle Showboats got lost.

Why do I care – why should you care?

Kunzle Showboats were a unique (and delicious)
confection. They were also a part of British child hood
for a generation of people. There is nothing else
remotely like them.

When I talk to people, many also fondly remember the
little chocolate cakes. They had so much chocolate,
cream and decoration there was little room left for
sponge – they were sheer indulgence.

I have seen them discussed on the internet, and also
discussed on radio phone-ins. I feel sure that if
enough of us told RHM Limited how we felt – they would
realise that reviving them would be good business for


Bring Back Kunzle Showboats!

We’re going to reap what we sow…

When is a protest vote not a protest vote?

In the recent European Parliament elections, the UK
Independence Party polled a record high and as a result
we are now represented in the European Parliament by 12
MEPs who do not believe in the European Parliament. As
the Americans say “Go Figure!”

Actually, they are down to eleven now – already one of
their number has had to be removed due to fraud allegations

Another is the so-called TV personality, Robert Kilroy
Silk – already discredited when he lost his TV job
after allegations of racist comments. His avowed
intention is to wreck the EU Parliament.

Graham Farage invited a reporter from the Independent
to join him in Brussels to see what he does there. Very little it would

These people are there at our expense. We are paying
for them to represent us in a Parliament that they
don’t believe in – and we foot the bill!

But we only have ourselves to blame – a sobering
thought next time one is thinking of registering a
“protest vote”