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Bastille Day!

Munchachos Snacks Children: World Curiosity France Bastille Day Parade

What Happened on Bastille Day? 

Nearly 250 years ago, the poor people in France were very angry. On July 14, 1789 they decided to rebel against the king and queen. They entered a prison in Paris called Bastille, stole the weapons stored inside the prison and released the prisoners. This was the start of the French Revolution which lasted 10 years. 

Fun Fact #1: only 7 prisoners were inside Bastille when the prison was raided.


Why Were the Poor So Angry?

The king controlled everything at the time. The king and his friends were wealthy, very powerful and could do whatever they liked. Does this sound fair?

The poor had two big complains:

  1. Taxes were too high because the king had an expensive lifestyle
  2. There was not enough food for everyone

They would chant: “Nous avons faim! Nous ne sommes pas contents!” Who knows what this means?


So What Did They Do?

The poor wanted a democratic government Do you know what a democracy is? After they raided the prison and got the weapons, they decided to fight against the king and his army. The poor were now in charge! They arrested the king and queen of France and their friends. Later the king and queen were executed.

Fun Fact #2: In a democracy everyone has a say on who will run the country and how it will be run. Democracy is a Greek word which means “rule by the people.” Ready for some Take Tzat yet?


Who Celebrates Bastille Day? 

Bastille Day is celebrated by France and by many other French speaking countries. 

July 14th is a national holiday in France. The most famous event on the day is the Bastille Military Parade. The parade first started in 1880. 

Most people also have large picnics, fireworks, music and dance… and some Chomps Elisé, of course!

Munchachos Snacks Children: World Curiosity France Bastille Day

Fun Fact #3: France’s flag was created during the Revolution. The three colors represent liberty, equality and fraternity for all citizen. Design your own French Flag and send it to us here!

Munchachos Snacks Children: World Curiosity France Bastille Day French Flag

How Does This Relate to Who We Are and What We Do?

At Munchachos, we believe that it is important to fight for what you believe is fair. In order to do so though, it helps to be curious to understand what is fair and what you can do to make a change. There is no better way to learn about the world, its people and other cultures than by tasting its flavours and playing fun games. That is why we created Munchachos!


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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Munchachos Snacks Children: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Roasty Toasties

Cheerio Munchachos!

Today we are going to show you how to make our scrumptious lemony chicken. The Munchachos can never have enough of this dish, especially on a winter’s day! 


For this you will need (feeds 4 Munchachos):

4 chicken breasts

1 juicy lemon

4 table spoons of olive oil

2 pinches of salt and pepper

Sprinkle of dried oregano


Now for the fun part:

Turn the oven on to 200 C. While the oven is warming up, let’s get this party started – preparation is everything! Place the chicken breasts in a baking tray. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken breasts and sprinkle them with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. Look outside the window, imagine it is drizzling lemony olive oil, hailing salt and pepper and snowing oregano! Wouldn’t you want to be getting ready to go into a hot oven too?! Now get stuck in there! Rub the seasoning into the chicken breasts and pop the tray in the oven for about 45 minutes. You could spend this time solving the eternal question, “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” Or better yet, you could have fun on our app and beat your top score! 

Finally, serve your chicken for your family or friends to devour – this is the Munchachos’ favourite part! This warm and nutritious meal is the ultimate pairing to our quintessentially British Roasty Toasties Munchables. 


Fun Fact: Chicken is a fantastic source of healthy and lean protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and energy — perfect for growing children. It is an extremely versatile protein that can be turned into a warming bowl of soup, refreshing salad or soothing roast! 


Pro Tip #1: You know your chicken is well cooked when you pierce it with a knife and juices run clear!

Pro Tip #2: Add some chopped carrots and potatoes to your tray to keep your chicken company in the oven. It’s a Roasty Toasties party in there! 


Take a photo of your Chicken, send it to us here and tag us on Instagram (@Munchachos). We cannot wait to see your creations!


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The Patron Saint of England?

Munchachos Healthy Snacks Children: St George and Dragon

Who was he?

Saint George was born in Cappadocia [in what is called Turkey today], more than 1,700 years ago. He was a soldier in the Roman army and eventually became a personal guard to the Emperor of Rome, Emperor Diocletian. I wonder what the Emperor would think of our healthy snack, the Fusilli Ciao Chows?

For refusing to give up Christianity, Saint George was tortured and later beheaded, on the 23rd April 303. 

Saint George was not English and had never been to England, but was adopted by the country because of the story of The Golden Legend – the one in which he slays a dragon. Curious? Read about the legend below!


The Golden Legend

Saint George is most widely known for slaying a dragon. Have you ever seen or slain one yourself?

The legend goes that a dragon used to live in the lake in the city of Silene. The inhabitants of Silene used to feed the dragon one sheep a day to keep it calm. Once the people ran out of sheep, they started sacrificing their children to the dragon. One day, it was the princess’s turn to be fed to the dragon. 

Saint George rode past the lake on his horse just at the trembling princess was about to be devoured. Fearless Saint George made a gesture called the Sign of the Cross, jumped on his horse, injured the dragon and put a lead around its neck. 

Does good always beat evil?

Saint George and the princess took the dragon back to the city. There the saint proclaimed that he would slaughter the dragon if the people of Silene became Christians. The King and 15,000 men obliged, and the dragon was slayed.


Saint George’s Day

King Edward III of England made him the Patron Saint of England and the 23rd April became known as Saint George’s day.


How does the UK Celebrate?

Traditionally, people wear red roses and wave the Flag of Saint George which was introduced by King Edward IV as the flag of England.

Unfortunately, the 23rd April is not a national holiday in the UK and for most people in England, Saint George’s Day is just another working day. 

The Munchachos celebrate with some delicious Roasty Toasties Munchables. Have you tried them? 


Other Fun Facts

  • Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564 and died on the same day in 1616
  • Saint George is also the Patron Saint of a host of countries including Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia
  • Georgia, the country, is named after Saint George. There are 365 Orthodox churches – one for every day of the year except leap years


Fun Activity

Create your own Flag of Saint George, send it to us here and tag us on Instagram (@Munchachos). We cannot wait to see your flags!


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