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Old 13th May 2004, 09:16
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Food from the past

Food from the past

After seeing and contributing to threads like Brown v red sauce,Favourite chocolate etc.I have noticed that foods from ones past keep being mentioned.Shredded steak in tins and compo sausages are two just for starters.
It would also be great if ppruners knew if these were still available and where to source them from.

I'll start with
Compo sausages
Tinned steak and kidney puddings..affectionally known as babies heads!
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Old 13th May 2004, 09:18
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Whatever happened to proper cumbrian sausages? Not the pathetic feeble attempts that the supermarkets try and sell us these days, but the ones that were spicy and chunky?
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Old 13th May 2004, 09:52
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Vesta Chinese ready meals...vile really looking back but I used to luv them as a kid...my mum would buy them as a Friday night treat and it was my first taste of foreign (?) food...mind u I prefer to eat packets of soup in powder form just like a sherbet dip

Sugar Puffs?

Golden Nuggets with Klondyke Pete
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:00
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I distinctly remember a kind of hamburger/rissole with thick gravy in a tin. Might have been made by Fray Bentos and was quite yummy. They were around when I was growing up in U.K. but have never seen them in Oz.
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:01
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What's all this "past" stuff? You can still get tinned s&k puds, which are marginally more palatable than tinned pies.

Also Sugar Puffs are alive a well!! I'm sure that Golden Nuggets are still hanging around somewhere, though I could be wrong!
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:02
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Got Sugar Puffs in the cupboard (unless MadsMum's been at them again).

Miss 'loose' Danish butter (carved by hand from a 1cwt block).

Good black pudding, preferably Metheringham's (I know it still exists up North (although not Metheringham's unfortunately) but it's a bit of a long drive for a slice of black pud).

Savoury ducks.
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:06
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Golden Wonder Baked Bean flavour crisps. Only available for a year or so in the early seventies.
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:09
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There was a really yummy breakfast cereal called Shreddies ...
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Fray Bentos still do a steak and kidney pudding in a tin.

I know. I have a weakness for them. And they're microwavable. You zap them, open the top up and pour in a can of marrowfat processed peas.....

My wife is not a fan, so I consume the lot.
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:19
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What oh what has happened? I now know my decision to leave UK was correct. Four years ago I know for a fact that tinned S&K puds (Fray Bentos), Vesta meals, Sugar Puffs, Shreddies were all available in .......wait for it......... TESCOS, and reasonable Cumbrian Sausages as well, in fact a bloody big ring one - hot, for p'r'aps a quid. Tho' the bangers from my local butcher were always the best.

Cheers, Lofty

PS Lasernigel how do u manage 257 posts since April 2004, u must live on the machine
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:23
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Mutton is difficult to obtain these days; savoury ducks are faggots in another size aren't they?

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Shreddies is air force slang for underpants, or did you alraedy know that?!?
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:27
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Mutton is impossible to get as far as I am aware. As is boiling fowl (old chicken). Both admirable foods if cooked correctly (long and slow; ideal for a slow cooker). (A couple of weeks ago my local butchers was advertising Mutton on their board outside so I dashed in to get some only to be told it was beef mutton. Hopes dashed).

The ducks were, indeed, similar to faggots.

And miss chicklings (local name for chitterlings). (Again I know they can be found but rarely and with difficulty).
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:30
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How about that stuff you used to get in a packet that you would sprinkle on your tongue and it would fizz like mad? It was around for a while in the late 70s or early 80s but I think it gave you cancer or something so they had to withdraw it.

I also miss dilutable orange juice that had so much artificial colouring in it that it used to turn your top lip orange.....
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:34
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I used to be able to get a gorgeous herring pate from the supermarket but they withdrew it (obviously, I liked it so they would take it off the shelves) - a Scottish brand, had a castle on the label. Yum - mouth watering at the thought. Why must supermarkets always pull stuff off the shelves just when you've had the chance to get to like it?
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:35
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Hufty,
That'll be sherbet (or coke ).
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:35
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Oh Gawd, Gainesy, no I did not.

The Shreddies to which I refer were small, square pillow-shaped things with a lattice-like appearance. Slightly malted I think.
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Shreddies (the cereal!) are still alive and well-ish. Though you can get them in teeth-rotting (sugar-coated) and chocolate flavours now.
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:43
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Gainesy - this was something far more sinister than sherbet! It came in a sachet and from memory looked like little rock crystals. I don't think there was anything organic in it - I am sure you could have put some on a rock and come back a million years later and it would still look the same
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Gainsey, I think he may well mean Space dust (which I recall exploding quite violently in my mouth) rather than sherbert (which I recall forming a solid lump).

Never thought of Space Dust for a long time and if I had I would have assumed it was defunct until very recently when I read a restaurant review where the pudding was a mixture of meringue, rasberries, cream and space dust. To give it a bit of zing I suppose.

Only problem is if I had some now I would probably end up recovering my dentures from the plaster on the wall.

(Edited to add. And space dust fits Huffy's description perfectly).
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Old 13th May 2004, 10:55
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Can vouch for the availability of Shreddies. Only this morning had to retrive a few dropped on the floor by the sprogs. The cats like to kick **** out of em' until they disintegrate into a fine powder on the kitchen floor.

The Shreddies don't fare well out of the engagement either...
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