Best food parcel?

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  1. I'm about to send off a food/goody parcel to my brother-in-law out in the sun and sand. It was easier sending parcels out to my husband as he'd tell me exactly what he wanted. 8O

    What are the best and worst things you've received?
     
  2. Sandpit Mk1- a well malleted fruit cake and 6 tubes of toothpaste from a WI in surrey.

    Sandpit MK1- a plastic bottle full of brandy, pity it was an old shampoo bottle. Grown men cried that day.
     
  3. One of baldricks bullets and DVD filth

    Edited to add food stuff Cuppa soups
     
  4. Worst = A creme egg easter egg on telic 1
    Best = A massive selection of top trumps that the makers sent us after a begging letter
     
  5. Yes an old dear sent my husband an Easter egg! Mindyou I bet it was still eaten.

    As for Baldrick's Bullet, my brother-in-law is in the armed forces 'over the pond'... not sure whether it would go down as well with him???
     
  6. Course it would Mouse
     
  7. Always been cake, for me. Large chunks of rich stodgy fruit cake. Nothing like it with a cuppa to make you think, "Home". Bit of a bugger to get there in one piece, I'll admit.

    2nd choice would be fresh ground coffee, but nowadays the Snowdrops will tear the packet apart thinking it's a drugs shipment.

    M&S tinned ham or chicken went down well, as did mackerel fillets in tomato sauce AND they're easy to ship.

    Ingredients are another welcome one. A few herbs and spices in film tubs relieve the monotony of compo, or even just a decent curry powder.

    Basically, anything the recipient likes at home that can be safely posted.
     
  8. Fortnum's afternoon tea hamper dispatched to HQ 1(UK) Armd Div at BLMF for Cuddles by a lady friend. The look on John McColl's (then COS) face as the postie dropped off the wicker hamper at the G3 desk was worth every penny!

    Sadly F&M are not allowed to send alcohol to BFPOs but the whisky marmalade and strawberry and champagne preserve were nice gestures.
     
  9. I do believe I had the best ever one!

    3 tinnes of lager ( the small ones shaped like tins of pop)
    2-3 feet of bubble wrap
    2 * chemical ice packs
    2 packs of crisp

    1 set of written instructions (cos he knows im dim). Place ice packs inbetween tins and wrap the whole thing in bubble wrap place back in the box it came in, i forgot to mention the box it came in. wait 20 min then hey presto....cold booze.

    I was with the Yanks at the time and the booze was a verboten, quality!
     
  10. Thanks all. Think I'll have to buy the fruit cake, I'd have to remortgage to cover the post for one of mine :oops:
     
  11. Polo's. For some reason on Granby, i craved polo's. Those and booze with a nice copy of Escort discreetly hidden.
     
  12. got sent a jiffy bag with some old maccy d's wrappers after the lads had been for a big mac meal, thought they would send me the wrappers to show me what i was missing bless them! :roll:

    I usually send mates parcels with a useful items that they need, but i go round asda or tescos and get some proper pap to help fill the box up and make them wonder what the fook is going on when they open the parcel and get a 3-5 year old toy and some other useless stuff like an egg cup and birthday cake candles etc. food dye is a good one as with the sealed mugs everyone drinks out of these days it easy to slip it in, then watch people walking round with a blue or green mouth going about usual daily stuff, wondering why the O.C was looking at them funny etc.
     
  13. When I was at BAS, I couldn't get my hands on cheese and onion crisps for love nor money, so a few packs of them raised morale for a whole day.

    Shame they got battered so much on the journey, but 10,000 bits of crisp is better than none.
     
  14. Top tip: be very, very careful with anything liquid, sticky, messy, juicy etc. If it bursts open, not only will it arrive in a mess, it will likely ruin just about everything else in the mail bag with it, including everyone elses mail. Pack this type of thing very carefully in waterproof bags and padding (assume that it will break) or better still, send something else less risky.
     
  15. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Does anyone still do those bloody massive fruit cakes with big cherries in them than reeked of rum and were..miracle of miracles...actually in a large round tin?