Nutty Euro­peans mess with the Bom­bay mix

Irish Examiner - Supplement - - 60 YEARS OF EUROPEAN UNITY -

In 2006, it was re­ported that “nutty” EU of­fi­cials wanted Bom­bay mix to be re­named Mum­bai mix “to make the snack po­lit­i­cally cor­rect”.

While, of course, the story was com­pletely fic­tional, it has en­dured to be reg­u­larly trot­ted out as another ex­am­ple of EU bu­reau­cratic mad­ness.

Even Boris John­son weighed in on “great war against the Bri­tish prawn cock­tail flavour crisp” at one point.

Bom­bay mix or Mum­bai mix? It’s enough to start a war of words.

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