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Apology from Bitesize Irish Garlic

Irish Garlic
Home grown Irish Garlic by Tina on Flickr

Limerick, April 1 2016 – Bitesize Irish Garlic would like to apologise to all our customers.

It’s come to our attention that there’s been wide-spread confusion, and it’s our fault.

We’re fine purveyors of bitesized Irish Garlic. Organically grown along the west coast of Ireland. We love exporting Ireland’s finest natural resources straight to your home.

Fresh Irish Garlic by Cristina on Flickr

A customer contacted us asking how to learn Irish Gaelic. We don’t know much about that, but we can tell you everything about Irish Garlic.

It seems our name Bitesize Irish Garlic was easily confused, leading many to think we are purveyors of Ireland’s native tongue.

Drying Garlic
Drying Irish Garlic by Rob Larsen on Flickr

What’s the easiest way to introduce Irish Garlic into your day? On Bitesize clove at a time.

We’re sorry again about this confusion, and feel free to leave your reply below to share your frustration.

40 thoughts on “Apology from Bitesize Irish Garlic”

  1. Pól Ó Braoin

    Now that I think of it I’m nearly sure I heard this Garlic being spoken. I remember that it had a certain flavour to it… a sort of blas you could say. 🙂

  2. I cracked up laughing as soon as I saw Garlic in the newsletter and KNEW I had to come check it out 😛

    Much joy and laughter from NZ 🙂

  3. Last year, when I was at the Sgoil Naiseanta (that’s a different sort of Gaelic), my mother sent a message to her sister letting her know that I was “in Melbourne this weekend for the Garlic School”. My aunt wrote back and said, “Just as well I know what you mean… check auto-correct next time.” There were endless jokes about me going to a school to learn to cook French food…

  4. Pádraig McNally

    A case of mistaken identity, Eoin.
    That was not your fault! Very good, I enjoyed reading all the comments from your subscribers. Pádraig

  5. Jamie-Rose Campbell

    Send me two kilos of garlic please. I’m going to make the recipe you posted for the traditional Irish garlic soup…

  6. Jamie-Rose Campbell

    Send me two kilos of garlic please. I’m going to make the recipe you posted for the famous Irsh garlic soup…

  7. Did you never take into consideration that maybe I’m a vampire and you’re therefore tryin’ to feckin’ kill me! I will have satisfaction here!

  8. Of course, there is elephant garlic… which calls to mind a cartoon
    in our daily newspaper for April Fool’s Day:

    Two children are eating breakfast and listening to the radio, “That’s what I always
    hear when you sigh”. Isn’t that the do-be-doo singer Grandma likes? Who’s that?
    Elephants Gerald.

  9. Love this article. And here I was thinking I was gonna learn Gaelic, when I really needed to learn about garlic! Brilliant! Sláinte!

  10. This was the absolute best way to begin my April 1st. Thank you Bitesize Irish Garlic for showing me that the best way to consume Garlic is in little Bitesize portions. You’ve made Ireland’s finest native produce much more palatable. Croí folláin agus gob fliuch!

  11. Christine McLaughlin Burton

    P.S. I have been told by a friend that is studying in Belfast, and learning Gaelic…In his opinion, Gaelic is much more difficult to learn than Latin. which he can speak and write fluently. There you go, if that says anything……

  12. Christine McLaughlin Burton

    Greetings, there is no need for an apology, IMHO. Speaking Gaelic is pretty much a lost art. Be it Irish or Scottish, Brittany, or the Isle of Man,Wales…and portions of the UK…there are so many versions and dialects it boggles the mind!! Many do not understand that fact, thinking that Gaelic is…just Gaelic. In their ignorance(not their fault perhaps) they know no better. JMHO Blessings…

  13. Kristen Hansen

    Normaly things like this would lead to frustration, but taking the date (1. April) into consideration I`m not too upset…

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