11 Sep, 2019 @ 11:38
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Manufacturer admits having ‘no idea’ why zigzag napkins that can’t mop or clean are still popular in Spain

AN EXECUTIVE at a napkin manufacturer has said he has ‘no idea’ why so-called zigzag napkins are still sold in Spain.

Pablo Aguilella, who works for Caricias, was referring to the serviettes typical of Spanish bars, which are wafer-thin and glazed on one side.

The napkins are notorious for performing such a poor job of mopping up mess they are referred to as ‘anti-napkins’ in Spain, according to El Pais.

“Let me tell you right now, I have no idea why these are still sold,” Aguilella said.

ANTI-NAPKINS: The popular Spanish style of zigzag napkins do a poor job of mopping liquids and cleaning up

“There are cheaper alternatives, such as cellulose tissue, which actually dries and cleans.”

Aguilella suggested their enduring popularity was more to do with look, than price or function.

“Each bar personalises the napkins with their own logo, which happens to look better on glazed paper.”

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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