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Good but quite lot missing
16 July 2011
I enjoyed bits of the history. I was aware of the Marmite story as my family come from the brewing trade in Burton on Trent, it was made of leftovers.
Enjoyed the history of the Battenberg cake too.
It could have done with a more 'Best of British' things such as:
porky scratchings (even in some chainy newsagents, you may be lucky enough to get these still)
gentlemen's relish (you get this from Fortnum & Masons now)/anchovy paste from supermarkets
Bakewell Tarts (and now the Southern version is nothing like the northern one)
Gypsy tart (for us born in Kent (a little lady felt sorry for some gypsy kids and found some things from her larder to make a sweet sticky tart)
Angel Cake (infact, I am eating one now!)
Bourbon biscuits (rock hard but full of memories, I used to eat them when we to watch hunter trials in the field next door)
Those biscuits with 'dead flies' - saw them in a newsagent today, can't remember what they are called G... something.
Milk of Magnesia, a mystery substance in a blue bottle given to kids (probably to shut them up)
Heinz tomato soup (I never could stand it but it seems to go on forever)
Carrs water biscuits (because your mum was slimming it was alway in the larder)
Walls Ice Cream (served in a rectangle cube)
Birds Eye Cod (in a bag) served in white parsley sauce (when your parent in 70s got lazy) (not to mention boil-in-the-bag curries)