Pan Yan Pickle

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Pan Yan Pickle

Post by Licks » Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:19 pm

Why, oh why have they discontinued Pan Yan pickle? The perfect accompliment to bubble and squeek or any other cold meat dish.


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Post by Picks » Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:02 pm

Absolutely agree. Bring back Panyan. When they discontinued ut, (they being Nestle some years back) I complained to them. They told me that there was no demand. I replied that I was asking for it and I was sure I was not alone. No other pickle is the same. It gets worse. I even kept the last jar I had with a scraping on the bottom of it in the hope that I could either replicate the recipe or get it replicated. Eventually I reluctantly ditched it. What can we do?

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Pan Yan Pickle

Post by The Roosta » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:03 pm

Piks, you were too hasty in dispensing with your jar. There are laboratories out there that can perform a chemical analysis on anything. In fifty years time Replicators will be able to synthesize any type of organic matter based upon chemical sampling. Is it too late to rescue your jar?

How difficult can it be - peel some Pan Yans and place in a jar of vinegar!

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Post by Guest » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:13 pm

BRING BACK PAN YAN!

Nothing else comes close

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Post by splitpin » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:29 am

I am so pleased Iam not on my own. Bring it Back


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Post by R T Fact » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:59 pm

Yes Pan Yan

In the 60s I worked in a boarding school and the food was so abysmal we used to smother it all with Pan Yan - fish and chips, Shepherd's Pie - the lot. Got through abiout three jars a week between about ten staff.
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Post by Xetal » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:13 pm

Welcome to the boards, R T Fact! Image

Good stuff, but I preferred Haywards Military Pickle (also long gone) probably because that's what my mother swore by, thus always had in the house.

We make do with Ploughman's pickle now, but it's not a patch on either of those old ones....
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Post by dave mc » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:12 am

Wow!... where did all these newbies come from?
Welcome all.

Never heard of Pan Yan's pickle or yours either, Xetal.

I tend to just eat my food without any condiments or relish's (except fish 'n' chips of course)
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:27 pm

You use fish 'n' chips as a condiment?
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Post by dave mc » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:12 am

Mmmmm... lovely, and very filling!
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Post by charliechops » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:03 pm

I remember Pan Yan, it was more finely chopped and sweeter than the old favourite, Branston.

Apparently Nestle sold Pan Yan Pickle to Premier Foods along with some other lines a few years ago, and then they eventually discontinued it due to lack of demand. However, they continued to make Pan Yan Piccalili in their factory in Bury St. Edmonds, and it's supposed to be still available, although I've never seen a jar of it.

There's some comments about it on Miles Mendoza's website of the day...er..website, in the archives.
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Post by verytalldave » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:28 am

Hi............I am currently in the process of negotiations to buy the last remaining "new" old stack of original Pan Yan pickle from a food storage facility. If it is successful I will let you all know and the cost and availability. Fingers crossed!
One further point.
Does anyone here know anything about the availability and probable discontinuation of the hot milk drink "BENGERS"?
I would also like to try to find out whether any old stocks remain for limited/selective distribution.
Thanks in advance.

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Post by dave mc » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:25 am

Oooh! pretty serious stuff, verytalldave.

You're going to be popular in here if you do get hold of these bits. :wink:
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Post by verytalldave » Sun May 13, 2007 5:16 pm

Suffice to say, my attempts to secure remaining "old stock" of Pan Yan Pickle failed.

All I can do is offer my apologies to one and all.........

To go some way to redress the situation, I have managed to find a recipe for a pickle what I am assured is VERY similar in texture and taste to our beloved Pan Yan.
Obviously, It might take a few trial runs to get the quantities spot-on and achieve the desired mix........

I havent tried it myself yet as I am hardly South Londons equivalent of Gordon Ramsey. I might have a bash one day............

Apparently, the "secret" and most important ingredient is the curry powder - so even if you dont like curry, it MUST be added to get close to the Pan Yan taste.

To make the pickle, see details below............

Mince or process to the required coarseness - NOT to a mush:

1 lb Hard Green Apples, cored but not peeled
1 lb Green Tomatoes
1 lb Dates
1 lb Sultanas
2 cloves Garlic
1 Med Onion
1 Dessertspoon Coarse Pickling Salt

Stir all together and put in a colander in the sink to drain for 10 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a large saucepan (not aluminium) and add 1 1/2 cups of malt vinegar, 1 lb soft brown sugar, and 2-3 level teaspoons of Madras curry powder.

Bring to a hard boil for 15 minutes. Stir throughout to avoid sticking. Decant into heatproof jars (Kilner or similar) filling to within 1/8" of the top and screw the lids on tight.

Store in a cool place and eat within 6 months.

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Post by Xetal » Sun May 13, 2007 8:15 pm

The large saucepan is presumably called a yan pan. :D

Thanks for that, VTD!
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