I read the following on NUFC.com‘s Coxy’s Corner. Bovril (a meat-based hot drink from the UK) is putting little factoids on the back of current jars. One of them was the following:
“In 1994 enough Bovril drink was made to fill 90 million match day mugs.
In the same year Andy Cole became the highest ever premiership scorer with 34 goals in a season for Manchester United.”
Errr, that’ll be Newcastle United actually. Close, but no steaming hot mug of meaty-smelling beverage for the guy in the research department.
Me being me, I emailed Unilever who make Bovril. Sorry to say I don’t have a copy of that mail as it was on a web form. I am pleasantly surprised, though, to say that they replied:
Hello from Bovril
Thank you for your email.
Well done on spotting our deliberate mistake, I have passed your comments
on to the brand managers concerned.
Well done to Unilver for at least making the effort to send me a message back! Let’s see if they recall all the offending jars…