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  • Message 51

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    Posted by Roxy (U3934048) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Egg, Chips and Beans. Yummy.

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  • Message 52

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    Posted by mobson7 (U2365035) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    I've just remembered - it's called Vienetta! It came in different flavours, vanilla and mint being two.

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  • Message 53

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    Posted by tipsytopsy (U2348087) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Banana and crisp sandwiches

    Queen pudding

    Toasted teacakes with lashings of butter

    Strawberries on meringue casing with a big dollop of ice cream on top.

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  • Message 54

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    Posted by hermeline (U4006263) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Edinburgh Rock

    Yes! Yes! YES!! I was going to mention this but didn't think anyone else would remember it.

    It was more than sugary water - it was sherbety and foamy! Ooh - delicious!smiley - bubbly

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  • Message 55

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    Posted by hermajtomomi (U2692623) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    I have a truly weird comfort treat discovered in fairly early childhood, still enjoyed today. A slice of nice fresh bread - white, brown, wholemeal or granary -soaked in Worcestershire Sauce and buttered.
    The parents tried to stop me eating it, claiming the hot spicy sauce made me bad-tempered - like old colonels who were reputed to become 'peppery' after too many curries eaten while serving in the Raj.
    Recently, just for a laugh and a bit of nostalgia, OH and I had some Heinz spaghetti on toast. It was actually quite tasty. When we were kids it was the only spaghetti we knew, the authentic Italian stuff we all know and love was nowhere to be found.

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  • Message 56

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    Posted by hermajtomomi (U2692623) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008


    I do, molly, weren't they all appalling? Especially if you made a packed lunch of the Energen things with a slightly damp filling, e.g. something 'healthy' like tuna and salad. It was something you only did once! Those Limmits meal replacements were also pretty grim.

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  • Message 57

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    Posted by Roxy (U3934048) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Anyone remember the diet meal replacement sweets called " AYDS "? I see they never made it in to the 1980's with a name like that.

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  • Message 58

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    Posted by hermeline (U4006263) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    I can remember my father coming home from London with the newest product - fruit yoghurt. It was Ski yoghurt and blackcurrant flavour.
    I though I'd never tasted anything so disgusting in my entire little life.

    But later I can remember eating a lemon 'choc top' yoghurt. Can anyone remember them? Consisted of a set fruit yoghurt with a strange chocolate topping. I liked these but they were discontinued - probably because I was the only person in the world who liked them!

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  • Message 59

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    Posted by butterfly (U10650181) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    When i come over for my annual visit to the u.k i HAVE to have chish n fips wiv mushy peas, a ruby murray, and a chinky from each local take away.........not all on the same night of course.smiley - smiley oh and a filled jacket butter with butter, prawns n cocktail sauce served in a polystirene dish with plastic fork in the middle of the town centre on a saturday afternoon by the clock tower........so nostalgic!

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  • Message 60

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    Posted by Rachel (U2375233) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Tea at my paternal grandmother's house was a small salad - lettuce, tomato and cucumber with a slice of ham, some bread and butter and some crisps - followed by a smorgasbord of desserts. There would be a trifle, treacle tart, and all manner of Mr Kipling's cakes. She never made her own.

    The taste that evokes my gran instantly is Battenburg cake!

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  • Message 61

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Butteries, aka Rowies, also very good with lots of butter and marmalade, rather than syrup!

    Was ice cream good with cremola? I seem to remember ice cream sodas with it?

    And what was that frothy pink milk stuff - a cross between jelly and evaporated milk...that was good.

    When my Mum was in hospital having my sister I vividly remember my Dad cooking something made from Spam and eggs in layers. It was so awful I even remember which dish it was in - and I was only 5.

    Corned Beef Hash has to be accompanied by Tomato Ketchup.....ALSO...what about corned beef fritters?!?

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  • Message 62

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    Posted by butterfly (U10650181) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    The taste that evokes my gran instantly is Battenburg cake!>Fe203Girl

    AHHH Battenburg cake!!! does it still exist????

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  • Message 63

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    Posted by Jart (U2565866) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Thank you Herm & ER for Cremola Foam, I have been trying to convince OH that it really did exist and was truly the best thing ever.

    City Bakeries cheese bridies on a Saturday afternoon eaten straight from the poke.

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  • Message 64

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    Posted by Rachel (U2375233) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    Yes, I bought a Lyons battenburg last weekend, and had a nostalgia trough.

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  • Message 65

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    I'm sure I half heard something the other day about Battenburg cake being under threat...really must concentrate more - smiley - yikes

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  • Message 66

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    Posted by Rachel (U2375233) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    You're right - the artificial colours used to achieve that fluorescent pink shade of sponge are being phased out because they make the kiddies go bananas.

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  • Message 67

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    Posted by artistlily (U11263229) on Tuesday, 17th June 2008

    The lemon bit from lemon meringue pie. Pavlova. Ready Brek made really thickly so you can almost use it to cement bricks together.
    Scottish tablet. Chocolate eclairs.
    It's almost unbearable to write all this, as my diet these days contains healthy this, healthy that. I feel like an alcoholic looking in the window of a closed bottle shop.

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  • Message 68

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    Posted by Edinburgh_Rock (U11221983) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    I know how you feel about forbidden fruits!

    As a kid, I loved to suck the cut-off rind from the bacon.

    Now, it's no salt, no fat, no sugar..........t least I can have spices!

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  • Message 69

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    Posted by fairy hedgehog (U1485678) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    < As a kid, I loved to suck the cut-off rind from the bacon >

    My mum used to let me eat the skins from raw sausages. They were lovely. I can't believe how daft she was, letting a toddler eat bits of raw sausagemeat.


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  • Message 70

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    I grew up eating raw bacon, raw stewing steak, cleaning out the mixing bowl (raw egg), drinking unpasteurised milk.....

    I still let the kids clean out the mixing bowl..and leave a bit in there for them.

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  • Message 71

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    Posted by handsomefortune (U2927651) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008


    > I grew up eating raw bacon <

    bet you enjoyed 'the league of gentlemen' then! ;@>

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  • Message 72

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    Sorry handsome - don't know the reference...raw bacon much like parma ham, or serranto ham, or bayern ham actually...or wasn't that the 'gross' bit?

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  • Message 73

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    Posted by handsomefortune (U2927651) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    i'm veggie bear - but tbf - not to worry don't let that bother you!

    'league of gentlemen' were famous for eating raw (human)! flesh that's all! was a good comedy show. ;@>

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  • Message 74

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    Oh sorry handsome....didn't mean to offend.

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  • Message 75

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    Posted by handsomefortune (U2927651) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    don't apologise honestly - i don't care what you eat as long as i don't have to too bear! i doubt you'd enjoy what i eat either! horses for courses etc ;@.

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  • Message 76

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    Actually I think I probably would...as I enjoy most food ......most veggie and vegan food I have tried has been very tasty...though soya mince is a step too far!smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 77

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    Posted by hermajtomomi (U2692623) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    I'm sure you're right about soy mince on its own. I'm only part-time veggie - a fair bit of fish and chicken with red meat only occasionally - but I find soya mince works very well in composite dishes with lots of other ingredients and flavours, like moussaka, chili and a thing we call Argie Pie. It came from a book of recipes from around the world based on potatoes and allegedly comes from Argentina, hence the name. It's basically a shepherds pie but the mince (or soy mince) and veggie mixture is highly seasoned and you alternate it with layers of red cabbage before topping it with mashed spud sprinkled with cheese and bung it in the oven. Seriously yummy, healthy (contains your 5-a-day) and very filling.

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  • Message 78

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    That does sound good! Mashed potato and cheese always difficult to beat.....I had a bad experience with a friend's lasagna made with soy mince. I think it has improved a lot since the early days. Do you use much quark or tofu - I am a bit suspicious of them?

    off to investigate the contents of the fridge now....maybe a wee glass of wine...purely on medicinal grounds, counter balance to all that oatmeal and butter lol

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  • Message 79

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    Posted by hermajtomomi (U2692623) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    bear, tofu is one of the things I wouldn't eat if my life depended on it. Don't know why, something about the texture. And as for cottage cheese - it looks like baby sick!
    BTW the spud topping on the Argie pie contains leeks, gently fried in a little butter until soft and then mashed in, butter and all.
    I also notice what wonderful ideas for comfort food all our posters from north of the border (am I right in thinking you are one?) have come up with. I'll have to run some of them past one of my best buddies who also happens to be Scottish to see if they ring any bells with her.

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  • Message 80

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    Posted by Jart (U2565866) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    Cut the tofu into regular size chunks, dip in cornflour. Deep fry till golden and serve warm with soy, sweet chilli or any other dips you fancy - you won't be dissapointed. Agedashi tofu.

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  • Message 81

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Wednesday, 18th June 2008

    Thanks Jart you're on....in my experience anything deep fried will be delicious....squid, socks, mars bars, pizza.....

    Yes, hermaj...I'm a Scot! smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 82

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    Posted by Maidenstone (U10240608) on Thursday, 19th June 2008

    My kids once asked me to make them a small amount of cake mix so they could eat the lot instead of just scraping the bowl. I did, and put it into two little dishes for them, but they couldn't eat much of it - seems we are programmed to only be able to manage a scrapingsworth!

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  • Message 83

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    Posted by albback (U11643252) on Thursday, 19th June 2008

    Cheese sandwiches (with very thick cheese)
    Tuna mayo sandwiches (with lots of mayonaise)
    Chinese takeaway (pretty much anything)
    Trifle (love that cold custard)
    Not chocolate

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  • Message 84

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    Posted by Maidenstone (U10240608) on Friday, 20th June 2008

    School lentil soup (I once ate (drank?) a whole jugfull meant for 8, as no-one else wanted any.)
    School chocolate rice-crispies - mmm

    (Thank you Miss Moore at Ware Grammar School in the 60's!!!)

    My mum's fried potato slices sandwiches.

    Hated that jelly/evaporated pudding - we called it Fluffy Duffy. The stuff nightmares are made of.

    My sister's Ricey Scrudge - (her kids' name for it!) a sort of risotto where the rice is fried first until just tinged with brown, fried bacon, stock, tinned tomatoes and chopped red pepper - a lovely smokey, delicious supper - yum.

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  • Message 85

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    Posted by Roxy (U3934048) on Friday, 20th June 2008

    Maidenstone, your mention of Fluffy Duffy brought back horrible memories of school semolina. Those nasty little jelly globules were pure evil.

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  • Message 86

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    Posted by Maidenstone (U10240608) on Friday, 20th June 2008

    Are you sure that wasn't tapioca? which we called Frogspawn? Lovely flavour but the lumps were disgusting, all gluey and chewy. Our school semolina was always nice and smooth, but I hated the teaspoon of jam in the middle, to be stirred in to make a shocking-pink pudding - I always had to eat the jam first and then enjoy the pristine creamy white semolina.

    My friend's mother once gave me banana custard, but I didn't realise she had put walnuts (?!) in it and found hard lumps .... just not what you'd expect in banana custard. I'm hungry now ....

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  • Message 87

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    Posted by Roxy (U3934048) on Friday, 20th June 2008

    Yes, you are right, it was Tapioca!

    Did you go to the same school as me by any chance? Or were all UK schools fed the same peppermint custard, tapioca frogspawn and liver and bacon diet? Was there some central boffin concocting foul things for us schoolchildren to eat - a sort of deranged Jamie Oliver. Perhaps there was a central agency whose remit was to ensure that 87% of the tapioca went out lumpy and gauranteed to make kids puke.

    That custard/walnut experience must still give you nightmares!

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  • Message 88

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    Posted by butterfly (U10650181) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    I reckon there was, Roxy! We definitely had the gross liver n onions............made me shiver then and still does thinking of it. apparently very nutritious tho???
    regarding the semolina slop, we used to put the tiniest blob ( with the jam too) in the middle of the dish and then stir our spoons frantically over it so it then covered the whole dish and looked like we'd finished a very large helping. worked a treat, but where to hide the still full serving bowl????smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 89

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    Posted by Edinburgh_Rock (U11221983) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    At my school, we had to eat everything on our plates.

    I remember being faced with sweet corn which I still dislike, and pushing it around my plate. The housemistress notice this, and rang her bell so that the entire dining-room fell silent.

    '(My Name)' she said 'eat your sweett corn this minute'.. As all the others giggled,I was very embarrassed but had to obey.

    I was 18 years old and in Upper Sixth.

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  • Message 90

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    Posted by butterfly (U10650181) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    WOW!!!! and what century was this in????smiley - biggrin

    at my childrens' 'TagesstadtKrippe' not sure in english, maybe 'all day state nursery?!?' they have a buffet kind of lunch every day and the children are allowed to choose whatever ( if anything!) they want to eat and however much they want. It took me ages to get my head round this philosophy and my 2nd child who is rather 'fussy' with her food just ate bread for months! I was mortified! however, the 'professionals' kept reassuring me it was just a 'phase' best not to push it and to be honest now she does eat well and try new things all on her own terms of course! For me it's a bit like gambling with Steiner schools instead of mainstream........is it really going to turn out rosy without a bit of pushing????

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  • Message 91

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    Posted by TheCatLives! (U12285993) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    I have a weakness for Heinz Sponge Puddings, the golden syrup one being my favourite, especially with an extra spoonful of syrup added. but does ANYONE remember the Heinz Christmas Pudding ...obviously tinned....which came out for christmas 1969?

    This was the BEST Christmas pud ever, but I have not seen it since.

    Dear Mr. Heinz, please if you are reading this please please please please..........put another christmas Pudding in a tin.......

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  • Message 92

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    Posted by Edinburgh_Rock (U11221983) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    ## 90 ##


    This was 1972!

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  • Message 93

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    Posted by bearnecessities (U9745961) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    It was the same at my school - I used to put the stuff I couldn't eat in my blazer pocket...went down a storm at home.

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  • Message 94

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    Posted by Babs (U12089863) on Saturday, 21st June 2008

    I don't have particularly vile memories of school dinners, apart from one notable exception. We had had rat dissection one day, the lesson before lunch.
    Lunch that day was suet pudding - one large pudding served at each dining table.
    When we cut into it, there was a noticeable lack of gravy and a lot of dry, grey meat...which resembled the rats innards so closely, we nearly threw up.


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