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by verytalldave
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Lucozade
Replies: 0
Views: 860

Lucozade

YES................I know you can still buy it................ BUT it doesn't taste as yummy as the stuff that used to come in a large glass bottle wrapped in orange coloured film back in the mists of time. The stuff that they now sell in small plastic bottles tastes weak and puny compared to the ol...
by verytalldave
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: I'm a viewer/listener, get me out of here
Topic: All of the "Dance" competition shows
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

All of the "Dance" competition shows

Something I find less interesting than watching traffic lights change.

That includes them all - dancing on ice etc...etc...etc....

I realise that many do derive enjoyment from these shows. But then some people pay to be tied up......................:thin:
by verytalldave
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Shops that have gone
Topic: Threshers Wine shops
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Threshers Wine shops

Another casualty of the recession..............
Most get their vino collapso from the supermarkets now.
by verytalldave
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Shops that have gone
Topic: Woolworths
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Woolworths

Sad and probably inevitable what with internet shopping and the increase of shoplifting.
I saw a group of lads scoop up handfuls of the pick'n'mix sweets and casually walk out with them. Nobody stopped them or even gave them a second look.
by verytalldave
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Pan Yan Pickle
Replies: 27
Views: 13382

Re: Pan Yan Pickle

Pan Yan pickle returns....................... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Its on your local supermarket shelves NOW ! ! ! ! ! ! YES.............THATS RIGHT ! ! ! ! YOU DIDNT GET IT WRONG ! ! ! ! I have just had some fresh bread with some mature chedder - and its DEEEEEEEEEEELIOUS...
by verytalldave
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: Pan Yan Pickle
Replies: 27
Views: 13382

Re: Pan Yan Pickle

An update on where we all appear to be regarding the re-emergence of Pan Yan pickle. Apparently, the original recipe has been sourced and Premier foods in East Anglia have been reported as saying that Pan Yan should be back on our shelves. Although when this might take place they didn't say. I look ...
by verytalldave
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: VESTA Ready Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: VESTA Ready Meals

I suppose you could try buying online, as they don't need freezing or anything, e.g. http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Vesta.html Thanks very much for that link young sir............... Some are now on order. I have set up temporary camp right behind my front door letterbox in anticipation of ...
by verytalldave
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: VESTA Ready Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: VESTA Ready Meals

Mmmm!!!! The best variety was Beef Chow Mein. It had the best crispy noodles. I loved making them, you had to throw them into hot fat and they would instantly puff up and curl. I even remember the squeeks they would let out as they frazzled. So do I. Making my mouth water as I sit here and think ab...
by verytalldave
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Groceries
Topic: Bread brands
Replies: 50
Views: 13009

Re: Bread brands

If you come from the Yarmouth area in Norfolk and you are the wrong side of 40 (?) then you will have fond memories of Matthes bread baked in Gorleston-on-sea. I wouldn't like to say how many times I walked past their factory gates down Englands lane salivating at the aroma of baking bread and cakes...
by verytalldave
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: VESTA Ready Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: VESTA Ready Meals

Yes. I would have said that they were most popular in the '70's - that's before nearly everyone had a freezer. Vesta ready meals were great and if you were REALLY hungry you would do yourself two packets and really pig out. They also did a beef curry flavour, something called chicken supreme (whatev...
by verytalldave
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: What do you miss?
Topic: VESTA Ready Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

VESTA Ready Meals

Recently removed from the shelves of ALL our local supermarkets.
When I asked about them I was told there was very little call for them. And that was the reply I got from them all.
I really used to like the Chow Mein and the Paella.
by verytalldave
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Current Campaigns
Topic: PAN-YAN PICKLE TO RETURN ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

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by verytalldave
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Current Campaigns
Topic: PAN-YAN PICKLE TO RETURN ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

PAN-YAN PICKLE TO RETURN ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Reports in the newspapers today reads.......................added below exactly as printed.............. "MAKERS IN A PICKLE OVER RELISH REVIVAL" A campaign to re-introduce a nostaligic pickle has hit a snag after the company which owns the brand admitted it did not know the recipe. Thousands of pi...
by verytalldave
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Food Not Covered Above
Topic: Fish n chips out of REAL newspaper
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Fish n chips out of REAL newspaper

I know it was supposed to be unhygenic - but who do you know who ever got ill from eating chips out of newspaper? One of the very first "PC" rules that was to sweep along and change our lives - and not always for the better. Apart from the fact you had something to read while you had your tea..........
by verytalldave
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Do you remember?
Topic: The First American Fast Food in Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: The First American Fast Food in Britain

It was around 1974 when Kentucky Fried Chicken opened their first store in the Twickenham. Years before MacDonalds. It was so cool getting our take out in boxes! Not true I am sorry to say. It may have been the first in the London area but the very first one was opened in Fishergate, Preston, Engla...

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