Talk:Bear-shaped honey bottle

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 Definition The plastic container used by many honey producers. [d] [e]

A question for all you non-Yankees out there.

Is honey sold in bear bottles outside of the U.S.? I couldn't figure that out for myself. --Joe Quick 13:23, 11 July 2008 (CDT)

In reply to your question on my talk page - I have not seen honey bears in China. I have seen them in the UK but they are not so common. The a common UK bottle design is a bee hive shape or pattern with rings going round the jar's surface. Derek Harkness 20:16, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
what about rooshia, where the bear is the national symbol? maybe filled with sour cream or caviar instead? Hayford Peirce 20:47, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
I have never seen such a thing in my extensive travels across EU countries, and I am sure that the airport shops would make a big deal out of them if they had any! On the other hand, I never visit the UK, and last lived there in 1993, so you need to check with the over-Americanised British department of the European Union :-) Martin Baldwin-Edwards 21:13, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
Is this an extremely early April Fool's Day 2009 article? --Robert W King 23:22, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
Nope. I just started with a Google search for whatever was in front of me when I decided to start a new article. It was almost corn bread but I figured this would be more interesting. :-) It turned out to be rather hard to uncover much relevant information until I came upon Mr. Gamber's name... --Joe Quick 23:54, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
I have a bottle of the stuff that I use occasionally for various things such as a honey-water syrup for Navy grogs, so it seems pretty relevant to me, hehe.... Hayford Peirce 23:49, 11 July 2008 (CDT)
I'm not a fan of honey so I'm not sure, but the bear-shaped bottle looks ridiculous to me so I doubt I've seen it before. I'll have a look next time I'm in the supermarket. -- Jitse Niesen 17:54, 12 July 2008 (CDT)
I just did a Google Image search in French for "ours" and "miel" - the only bear-shaped bottle that popped up was one made in Canada. I tried some other variables, but nothing showed up with a "Made in France" bear-bottle.... Hayford Peirce 18:26, 12 July 2008 (CDT)
Good idea. I tried Spanish. Nearly all of the results were somehow related to aguardiente, which really ought to be an official libation at the Write-a-thon sometime... --Joe Quick 19:22, 12 July 2008 (CDT)