Move over, Proust! Rafael Nadal killed it on Facebook today:
“Have you tried these kind of biscuits (salty) called Quely? I was today at the factory since I signed with them an agreement. I eat them since I was a little kid. I know all this sounds very commercial but I really mean it.”
Rafa’s memories of salty biscuits past were prompted by his visit to the Quely bakery in Inca, a town on his home island of Majorca on Monday. If you don’t know Quely – “a family run company founded in 1853 that manufactures biscuits, bakery and chocolate coated products” – you soon will. As of the new year, Rafael Nadal will be Quely’s international ambassador.
Here’s Rafa, embarking on his mission to spread the joy of salty biscuits to the darkest corners of the globe:
All images via Nadal’s Facebook page. (Loving that Rafa’s fingers are all taped up for his cookie eating ease!)
Here are the details of the Nadal/Quely partnership per Rafa’s website:
Rafael Nadal, currently number 2 in the ATP ranking, and, without doubt, the best Spanish tennis player of all time, is to become the face of Quely throughout the world, thanks to an agreement that the tennis player and Quely will be presenting in public at our bakery in Inca this coming Monday, December 21st.
For Quely, a family run company founded in 1853 that manufactures biscuits, bakery and chocolate coated products, it is a source of pride and satisfaction to be able to count with the assistance of Rafa Nadal for these ambitious plans, a new stage in which we hope to publicise our products with the aid of the best person to recommend them, a champion with great human and sporting qualities perseverance, tenacity, respect, hard work, and humility, someone who has consumed our products ever since he was a little kid.
Both Rafa Nadal and the team at Quely would like you to be able to share with you what will definitely be a very special moment in the history of Quely.
Count me in on your cookie quest, Rafa! It doesn’t hurt that the word “Quely” sounds like something I want to wrap my arms around and nuzzle. Kind of like. . .oh, never mind.
Miri at NadalNews posted these videos. Rafa’s great, but I’m just a sucker for factory footage.
I’m having flashbacks to Mr. Rogers and the crayon factory!
Here’s some sweet to Rafa’s salty.