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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 1:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A slightly tougher one: What is the origin of the nickname "Nestle"?
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I assume this is Nestle (with an accent), the Swiss confectioner, not the verb "nestle", which means something like "to be enclosed in a cozy manner"?

Assuming so, is the name of a particular Nestle product relevant? A slogan of theirs?
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I assume this is Nestle (with an accent), the Swiss confectioner, not the verb "nestle", which means something like "to be enclosed in a cozy manner"? Correct

Assuming so, is the name of a particular Nestle product relevant? No, but... A slogan of theirs? No
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which of the following is relevant:
- the origin and meaning of the name "Nestlé"?
- the spelling?
- the logo of the company? (or the color of the logo?)
- any of their products?
- the location of their headquarter?
- a sports team sponsored by Nestlé?
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Which of the following is relevant:
- the origin and meaning of the name "Nestlé"?
- the spelling?
- the logo of the company? (or the color of the logo?)
- any of their products? "No, but..." to this one. No to rest.
- the location of their headquarter?
- a sports team sponsored by Nestlé?
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Is there something relevant about ingredients in one? or more of their products? Where the products are made?
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are any advertising jingles relevant? Such as "N-e-s-t-l-e-s, Nestle makes the very best...chocolate"?
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Is there something relevant about ingredients in one? or more of their products? Where the products are made? No to all

are any advertising jingles relevant? Such as "N-e-s-t-l-e-s, Nestle makes the very best...chocolate"? No

I only realized this after posting the puzzle statement, but a scrund was involved in the creating of this nickname.
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Is it spelling scrund? A pronunciatin scrund?

Is it a nickname of one of your baseball friends too?

Is it based on any of these: His looks? His ethnic background? His character? His name? Things that he likes/dislikes?
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Is it spelling scrund? A pronunciation scrund? Neither

Is it a nickname of one of your baseball friends too? This one is actually mine, but it was given by my baseball friends.

Is it based on any of these: His looks? His ethnic background? His character? His name? Yope - No to rest Things that he likes/dislikes?
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Is his name Matt?
Matt -> Matterhorn -> Toblerone? (which is actually produced by Kraft-Jacobs-Suchard, not Nestlé)
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Is his name Matt? Yes - remember, this is me.
Matt -> Matterhorn -> Toblerone? (which is actually produced by Kraft-Jacobs-Suchard, not Nestlé) No, but you have the right idea for the scrund.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Recap, please?
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Recap, please? Sure.

Some of my baseball friends gave me the nickname "Nestle" (like the chocolate company). They gave me this because of a scrund they had - they thought that a certain product was made by Nestle, when it actually is not.
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Was the product a chocolate product?

If so, in the form of a:
Bar?

Candy?

Chocolate-covered something (not either of the above)

Chocolate chips? (as in the bits used in cookies/biscuits, etc., the usual definition)

Chocolate chips (aka crisps across the pond...seriously, I've had chocolate that looked like Pringles. I can't remember where it came from, so covering all my bases here)

Hot cocoa powder/drinking chocolate?

Chocolate milk (or chocolate powder used to prepare it)?

Chocolate syrup?

Chocolate ice cream?

Anything else I potentially missed?
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Wouldn't have thought of them if you hadn't said anything, but I remember what you're talking about, Kaylee... They're called Swoops.

Is the product actually made by Hershey's? The Mars Company? Cadbury? (MAN, do those companies make a lot of stuff!) Another confectionary company?

Is the product sweet? savory?

Was the name of the product close to? or an exact? description of some characteristic of you (e.g. Quik [yeah, I know, it's actually a Nestle product] ~ quick)?
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Yeah, Kalira, those would be them! thanks!
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 4:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the product a chocolate product? Yes

If so, in the form of a:
Bar?

Candy? This

Chocolate-covered something (not either of the above)

Chocolate chips? (as in the bits used in cookies/biscuits, etc., the usual definition)

Chocolate chips (aka crisps across the pond...seriously, I've had chocolate that looked like Pringles. I can't remember where it came from, so covering all my bases here)

Hot cocoa powder/drinking chocolate?

Chocolate milk (or chocolate powder used to prepare it)?

Chocolate syrup?

Chocolate ice cream?

Anything else I potentially missed?

Is the product actually made by Hershey's? The Mars Company? These guys Cadbury? (MAN, do those companies make a lot of stuff!) Another confectionary company?

Is the product sweet? savory? I don't know; I don't eat them

Was the name of the product close to? or an exact? description of some characteristic of you Yope (e.g. Quik [yeah, I know, it's actually a Nestle product] ~ quick)?
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- Mars Bar
· M&M's
· Milky Way
· Bounty
· Snickers
· Twix
· Pedigree
· Exelpet
· Uncle Ben's
· Skittles
· Dove/Galaxy
· Juicy Fruit
· Spearmint
· Doublemint
· Freedent
· Big Red
· Extra
· Winterfresh
· Orbit
· Eclipse
· 5
· Hubba Bubba
· Life Savers
· Starburst
· Big League Chew
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(pretend the question marks are there, please...)
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Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shortening list - M&Ms.
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Plain/Milk Chocolate? Peanut? Crispy? Peanut butter? Almond? Mint? Pretzel? Cherry? Minis? Dark? Dark Peanut? White Chocolate? Razzberry (raspberry)? mocha? raspberry almond? triple chocolate? "strawberried peanut butter"? Coconut?

all flavors taken from the M&M's Wiki article, none of them invented by me, lol
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Cropping list - just ordinary M&Ms, flavor irrelevant.
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Is something with the initials M.M. relevant? Maybe even your name? or is Eminem relevant?
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ooh, good suggestion biograd! bet it's your name, Balin, because those are your initials, aren't they?? :-) *remembers*
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Does your middle name by any chance start with an N?
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Is something with the initials M.M. relevant? Yes Maybe even your name? YES! or is Eminem relevant? No

ooh, good suggestion biograd! bet it's your name, Balin, because those are your initials, aren't they?? :-) *remembers* Yes it is!

Does your middle name by any chance start with an N? No, but we have enough.

**********SPOILER*********

In Little League, my nickname was "M&M" for two reasons: those were my initials, and I always somehow wound up on a team with another Matt (so the nickname made it easier to distinguish us). The next team I played on was my first team with crazy people, and when they were supplying nicknames, they asked me for mine - I said "M&M." They thought "Aren't M&Ms made by Nestle?" and started calling me Nestle. In fact, M&Ms are made by Mars Inc.; however, that nickname gave me that scrund until I double-checked it for this puzzle when responding to the first questions on it.

Nice solve - now I have to think of some more of the better nicknames from baseball teams past.

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