Allsorts and Chocolate Orange in a Baguette? Only in Cardiff…

“They’ll never beat a ham salad” — the shop owner.

Welcome to Cardiff, home of Welsh Rugby, a gorgeous castle and some pretty odd looking lunches…

Yes, those are baguettes with Liquorice Allsorts, Chocolate Orange, and most importantly, no butter!

They’re being sold at Channings Newsagents, Longcross Court, Cardiff and have started to spread across the internet over the past couple of days. I’ve spoken to Phil (the owner of the store), who confirms they’re real, and when asked if they go down well he simply said “well, they’ve sold!” He also, of course, spoke as if it was the most normal thing in the world and like every single newsagent in the city was selling them.

Channings in Cardiff — maps.google.com

It’s not something that they do daily, said Phil, but every now and then he comes up with a completely bizarre lunchtime treat like this “just to add a bit of fun to the shelves”.

Past baguettes have included ‘Marmite & Jelly Beans’, as well as the more recent ‘Liquorice Allsorts’ and ‘Chocolate Orange & lettuce’, which have all flown off the shelves. Phil admits “they’ll never beat a ham salad”, but they don’t taste too bad if you eat them piece by piece.

To Phil and his weird and wonderful sarnies, I raise a glass.