Sunday, 1 March 2009

Barack O-Bamba

This is a packet of Bamba. Bamba, for the uninitiated, is a peanut butter-flavoured snack, much beloved of small children across Eretz Israel. If you're British, think Wotsits with more Peanut and less Cheese.

(The Small Noisy One, if allowed, would eat Bamba morning noon and night. He would also take a packet to bed with him, along with his guitar. But that's another matter altogether)

This is Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America. You may have heard a bit about him recently.

So, what's the connection between the leader of the free world and a bag of crisps? According to an acquaintance, a small child of six or seven had heard a lot of talk about the new president of the United States, and was curious enough to want to know more. So she approached her mother and asks:

Ima, tigidi li al ha Adon Barack Obamba - Mum, please tell me about this Mr Barack Obamba.

I like it :-)

I moved to Israel two years ago today. Time flies when one is having fun, no?


Anonymous said...

mmmmm they used to sell bamba at walmart, i was so happy when i found some of that peanut butter goodness in such a surprising place.

Goy said...

mmmmm indeed! Allegedly, they're healthy too. Not that such trifles ever bothered me...

MMM said...

they are grim. Give me wotsits anyday.