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  • Premier Icon righog
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    A blatant offshoot from a Hora comment in another Thread.

    My Wife and kids are disgusted that me and my brother would fight over who would drink the water the cabbage was boiled in.

    What foods remind you of your childhood.

    saxabar
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    First thought that comes to mind: liver. Maybe I had it badly cooked, but I doubt I’ll have it again.

    Premier Icon binners
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    That sounds absolutely rank!!!

    I remember my gran cooking these things…

    which apparently still exist. Served with big fat chips, peas and gravy, obviously. Might have to try some of these again 😀

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    Not food, but I’d kill for a bottle of Sang’s Moray Cup fizzy juice.

    Coming in from the beach for lunch and spotting the golden syrup tin on the Aga. Meant only one thing….Rice pudding!

    Pigface
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    Ideal Milk which was either evaporated or condensed, can never remember which.

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    Bloody hell, id forgotten about cabbage water, delicious
    We used to have slices of white bread and hot milk (pobs) for breakfast
    Chips with heinz vegetable soup poured over

    cranberry
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    The Good – My grandma’s chips.

    cooked in a well worn old pan, served with a bit of salt and vinegar. Also anything that she baked; jam tarts, mince pies, cakes, etc.

    The Bad: Tripe.

    My ( probably well meaning ) parents only tried once to feed us tripe cooked in milk, keeping my brother and I at the table for 3 hours trying to get us to eat it, before admitting defeat.

    Premier Icon CheesybeanZ
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    A couple of my favorite’s we used to have as regular meals , pigs trotters and tripe cooked in milk nomnomnom.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Chips with heinz vegetable soup poured over

    Heresy!

    Cream of tomato soup is what you want. In a pique of wanting to be 14 again I had that for tea last night.

    sharkbait
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    Dad used to soak slices of bread in the juice and black bits in the roasting tray after doing a joint of beef – Special Bread.
    Nom nom nom.

    Premier Icon righog
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    – Special Bread.
    Nom nom nom.

    The correct term is, Dippy Bread 😀

    I still do it ( as part of a balanced intake 😉 )

    loddrik
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    St Ivel Gold

    Dunsters Farm and Ski yogurts

    Funny Feet

    loddrik
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    St Ivel Gold

    Dunsters Farm and Ski yogurts

    Funny Feet

    Wham Bars and Gold Bullion toffee bars

    hora
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    Mine are:

    Cornbeef Hash
    Carnation Milk
    Gooseberry pie
    Liver
    and Dixons ice cream.

    Proper old school Yorkshire stuff

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Moray Cup — you can still get it I think unknown..

    Only about 3 things (from childhood) I still can’t eat.
    Liver (as above)
    Marmalade
    Baked Beans

    Other greats — Cremola Foam.
    Bread in milk with sprinkle of sugar

    clubber
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    Arctic Roll! When you got it for school dinners it was like winning the lottery (particularly as compared to the worst options like liver…)

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Tinned mandarin segments with Evaporated milk…

    Ham that comes in a can….

    Corned beef hash

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    White bread spread with dripping and Bovril; heart attack bread 🙂

    Premier Icon ton
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    gypsy toast
    toast toppers
    sugar on bread
    fussells on bread

    Premier Icon binners
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    In a proper trip down memory lane, I cooked corned beef hash the other week. It was absolutely bloody lovely! 😀

    My mum was a brilliant home cook so we often had loads of tasty grub on the go including the best ever pepperoni pizzas, cannelloni, chicken supreme and other 70s/80s classics.

    But when we were totally brassic we’d sometimes have complete cack. I rememeber filling out a Pools coupon one evening then sitting down to:

    Also remember making the batter for these bad boys:

    Sausage plait served with spaghetti hoops was another.

    hora
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    Artic roll at school dinners?

    No! Chocolate sponge WITH chocolate custard

    Or ginger sponge with custard.

    Chocolate sponge though- man that used to light up my day!!!

    clubber
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    Those were good too but c’mon Arctic Roll is ICE CREAM. AT SCHOOL!!! That’s like a birthday!

    DrJ
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    Good:
    Spam fritters
    Exeter shortcake
    Semolina pudding
    Sponge pudding in all its many glorious forms
    Mandarin oranges in green jelly

    Bad:
    Dripping on bread

    corn beef fritters
    camp coffee [ oooerr ]
    sugar butties
    rice pudding with a thicker skin than freddy kreuger
    fruit salad [ bits of soggy fruit in duckhams engine oil ]
    cod liver oil and malt

    mogrim
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    Liver, still can’t eat the horrible stuff.

    Bought a can of tinned ravioli a couple of years ago, that was horrible too. Definitely something best left in the past!

    Most of the rest of my childhood food I still cook every now and then, apart perhaps from 70s classics like cheese n pineapple cocktail sticks, and pineapple sauce on gammon steak.

    marcus7
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    Pizza and chips for dinner, scrape off the topping and eat, then butter the pizza and fill with chips…. amazing. also get a penguin type biscuit and bite off a small piece of the opposing corners use as a straw in a hot drink (when the liquid has made it to the top of the biscuit then consume entire biscuit in one go!)…. go on try it you know you want to… 🙂

    ninfan
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    Potato scallops from the Chippie – Yum!

    braised steak (hated it as a kid, love it now)

    worst of all – this stuff:

    mogrim
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    Angel Delight
    Bad 80’s food

    God, completely forgotten about Angel Delight… Nice link, we really did eat some weird stuff back then!

    Premier Icon righog
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    Mike,is that a picture of the aluminium flavour ? unless my memory is playing tricks.

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    Long hot summers, jumper for goalposts and

    hora
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    Fried Spam anyone?

    On the ice pops- we had those but they had a different name. Gah cant think of it.

    On a recent 28dayslater forum inside an old abandoned building was a can of pop from the 70’s- a weird ring pull one with a white body and a sort of 2lt coke bottle bottom. Anyone remember that?? If you asked me to I’d never know but as soon as I saw the can I thought WOW- it flooded back.

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    righog – Member
    Mike,is that a picture of the aluminium flavour ? unless my memory is playing tricks.

    No idea, thought it was colour not flavours

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    Hora. For the first time on this forum, I am on your wavelength. What was that can?!! We used to buy it at school if I remember rightly.

    johndoh
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    I used to like drinking the vinegar from the bottom of these…

    hora
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    Yep- a weird shape- went slightly wider as it went up. Was the body plastic and the top/ring-pull part metal?

    School food – the good, most puds especially oat tart. The bad, the lamb, makes my shiver to write the word
    Crispy pancakes as above
    Vesta chow mein with soft and fried noodles
    Raw oats and apple slices as a snack at my grans
    School tuck shop – strawberry bonbons, American hard gums, wrigglers and beef and onion crisps
    The standard starters in a restaurant – minestrone, melon or a glass of orange juice
    Beans……

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    +1 for

    Dixons ice cream
    Angel delight
    Findus crispy pancakes (though, I had some about a year ago, they were crap.)

    AdamW
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    Dreem ice cream (I think – a powder mixed with milk and frozen).

    Birds trifle.
    Browis.
    Cheese grated into milk with onion in and grilled, eaten with bread. Nom^10.

    xcgb
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    What were those odd shaped sort of triangular ice lolly type things in cardboard used to get them up north?

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    That’ll be a Jubbly

    xcgb
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    Ah yes Jubblys! although I am of a certain age so looked more like this!

    xcgb
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    I hope you all appreciate you have Maggie Thatcher to thank for Angel delight and soft scoop ice cream!

    she was a food researcher at lyons back in the day

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