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« Reply #7215 on: March 28, 2013, 07:25:19 PM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

looks like it's a promo gift, every month they have a baking tin, a magnet, ...

On a side note I looove those boxes. When my father had lunch reunions they had those kind of boxes and he brought back a few, they have magnets to keep the lids in place and are perfect size for A4 paper and bits.

OH! Wow! Thank you! ;D

Yes, it seems to be the consistency of a baking tin. Perfect for a small tart type thing.

Of course, being a promo . . . now I want more small tins like these.



(admittedly being stupid, I thought it might be used for a place to rest your utensils while eating, or maybe pour a bit of water in it and use it as a finger bowl. Yeah, I had no clue. ::))



eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content


I love this thread! ;D
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« Reply #7216 on: March 28, 2013, 07:57:07 PM »

eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content

Lol, never knew baking tins were such a touchy item! from the ebay site:
"Unfortunately, access to this particular item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in some countries. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to prevent restricted items from being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of said restrictions because of limitations of existing technology. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay."
I guess they don't ship to France, but still  :o

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« Reply #7217 on: March 28, 2013, 08:15:45 PM »
^ Apparently not to the Continental US either, I got the same message.

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« Reply #7218 on: March 28, 2013, 08:19:58 PM »

eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content

Lol, never knew baking tins were such a touchy item! from the ebay site:
"Unfortunately, access to this particular item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in some countries. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to prevent restricted items from being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of said restrictions because of limitations of existing technology. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay."
I guess they don't ship to France, but still  :o

Oh, my!

I spent some googling time trying to find a similar product to no avail. I did not read the fine print on the site that I posted.

Who would have thought that mini-tart-tins are restricted due to "limitations of existing technology" :o


This might be a topic for the brian-hurty thread. ::)


Thank you, Carotte, for your responses!

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« Reply #7219 on: March 28, 2013, 08:32:43 PM »
And there I was, thinking we had ovens and pastry knowledge in Europe. Or you know, planes and ships to go from one continent to the other...

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« Reply #7220 on: March 28, 2013, 08:35:01 PM »
Not blocked in Canada.

But they don't ship here, so it doesn't matter. How odd!
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« Reply #7221 on: March 28, 2013, 08:42:35 PM »

eta: doing a quick google, this is what her tin looks like, except it's oblong and doesn't have the removable bottom:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Craft-Set-6-Individual-Tartlet-Baking-Tins-/130313734199#vi-content

Lol, never knew baking tins were such a touchy item! from the ebay site:
"Unfortunately, access to this particular item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in some countries. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to prevent restricted items from being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of said restrictions because of limitations of existing technology. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay."
I guess they don't ship to France, but still  :o

Oh, my!

I spent some googling time trying to find a similar product to no avail. I did not read the fine print on the site that I posted.

Who would have thought that mini-tart-tins are restricted due to "limitations of existing technology" :o


This might be a topic for the brian-hurty thread. ::)


Thank you, Carotte, for your responses!

I think the "existing technology" they are referring to is their software that controls the listings you see, not anything related to the product or why it is restricted. I assume their software is supposed to automatically prevent restricted items from showing up as search results in places where the items are restricted. Because their software algorithms aren't perfect (i.e., the "existing technology" that controls the search results isn't advanced enough), it may accidentally prevent you from seeing an item that isn't restricted in your area.

E.g., if mini-tart tins are banned in France, but legal in Switzerland, then someone just inside the Swiss border might be unable to access the mini-tart-tin listing because the software thinks they're accessing the site from France. Or maybe transparent aluminum mini-tart tins have just been made legal in your area while all other mini-tart tins are banned, but the listing is still restricted because that exception hasn't been programmed into the software yet.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7223 on: March 28, 2013, 09:02:41 PM »
I got the link just fine. Expected delivery date is 4-8 business days, from the UK.

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« Reply #7224 on: March 28, 2013, 09:30:42 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

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« Reply #7225 on: March 28, 2013, 09:42:22 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :) 

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« Reply #7226 on: March 28, 2013, 09:52:18 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

DH says:

He's a very area specific hero. His powers are all in the ocean. Which is great if you're in the ocean, but most heroes aren't. So he's generally useless. And that's funny. Like what's he going to do in outer space? Or on a mountain? Or anywhere besides the ocean?
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« Reply #7227 on: March 28, 2013, 09:52:41 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?
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« Reply #7228 on: March 28, 2013, 09:54:54 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?

DH says: Because he's freaking Batman!

I think it's also because his abilities are fighting, crime solving, martial arts, and he has an impressive array of tools. He is very effective in multiple environments. He can fight on land, in the sea, on mountains, in space, etc.
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« Reply #7229 on: March 28, 2013, 09:55:59 PM »
DH adds in that he's amazing, but he has no powers. He's a mortal, but he can take on Superman.

And he's rich. And that's awesome.
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