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Flanby (often misspelled "Flamby") is a trademark of French caramel custard (Crème caramel) marketed by Lactalis Nestlé Produits Frais, a joint venture between Nestlé and Lactalis agribusiness, and sold in plastic pots.

French president François Hollande is pejoratively nicknamed Flanby.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Daneshkhu, Scheherazade (6 May 2012), "Sarkozy pays price for being crisis president", www.ft.com, Mr Sarkozy has frequently contrasted his own experience, dynamism and firm character with the lack of public office of his rural political rival, nicknamed Mr Flanby after a wobbly caramel pudding with a soft-centre
  2. ^ dos Santos, Nina (17 January 2014), "Opinion: Personal or political, it's time Hollande got his affairs in order", edition.cnn.com, "Flanby," or "milk pudding," is what the French used to call Francois Hollande before electing him president
  3. ^ Erlanger, Steve (13 April 2013), "The Soft Middle of François Hollande", www.nytimes.com, He used to be referred to as “Flanby,” after a brand of wobbly caramel pudding, just one of a string of insulting nicknames for a convivial man considered always at the second rank of politics. He has been called “a living marshmallow” and “Mr. Little Jokes,” and just last year, Martine Aubry, the head of the Socialist Party, described him as a couille molle, a nasty way of saying he has no guts