Harveys Duo Cans

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Post by Cliff Donaldson » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:44 pm

Anyone remember Harveys duo cans.
A remarkable thing sold in the late sixties. A large can with two ends - boiled rice in one end and a beef curry in the other.
Don't know when they went off the shelves - perhaps curry wasn't as populer in those days. Anyway I lived on them.
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Post by mitsy » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:49 pm

Sorry, don't remember them Cliff, but thought I would say Hiya :hello2:

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Post by Kool » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:22 pm

Yes - I remember them! Very tasty - I hadn't realised they'd gone. Easy curry for lazies, even easier than Vesta.
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Post by Xetal » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:19 pm

I remeber them, too - but I don't think I ever tried them
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Post by dave mc » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:56 am

I remember them, too. Typical curry (in a can) flavour. Curries weren't as popular back then, that's probably why they didn't stay around too long.
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Post by pandammonium » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:54 pm

But wouldn't all the stuff fall out the end when you opened the other end? :?
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Post by Xetal » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:13 pm

Welcome back, Panda! Are you married yet, and if so should we call you something different (like Mrs. Rator?) :twisted:

Of course it wouldn't: you'd only open one end at a time. Of course, you'd have to empty that end onto your plate before you turned it over and opened the other end...
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Post by pandammonium » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:01 am

Xetal wrote:Welcome back, Panda! Are you married yet, and if so should we call you something different (like Mrs. Rator?) :twisted:
Thank you :) See the other thread for that answer ;)
Xetal wrote:Of course it wouldn't: you'd only open one end at a time. Of course, you'd have to empty that end onto your plate before you turned it over and opened the other end...
I think it's probably that that made it unpopular, rather than not being popular because of curry not being popular. I don't think it would catch on today.

They did something similar with jars fairly recently, didn't they? Sizzle and stir? Didn't Ainsley Harriot advertise them? Are they still around?
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Post by Xetal » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:17 pm

As I remember the 'both ends' cans (not this product) one of the things one did was cook/heat the stuff in the can - which became uncomfortably hot to hold as you manouevred it, either to turn it onto the plate or just turn it over.
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Post by pandammonium » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:10 am

Nice idea, poorly executed?
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Post by Xetal » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:53 pm

Well, not having to hold a hot can while opening the other end would probably have improved repeat sales... :D
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