How shit is Cadbury chocolate

JackSofty

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Personally, I've reluctantly converted to Vegemite (pron. vedge'emity) following Marmite's stupid decision to reduce the viscosity of their product when they introduced the squirty version. I have no desire to spend longer removing Marmite from my shirt or the floor than I do eating the stuff.
I cannot understant the plastic, 'squirt' bottle jobs at all. Not only are they a pain to use but they taint the flavour of the product especially HP sauce.


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JackSofty

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When I was a kid we used to live just down the street from a big old fashioned sweetshop run by an old couple, the entire back wall behind the counter was jars of sweets with a ladder to get up to the top shelf where the real hardcore was kept, the Pontefract cakes, the real licorice root and the Creamline toffees, they had the old school scales, toffee hammers and 2oz and 4 oz paper bags. I knew every kind of boiled sweet , toffee, choc bar and the merits of flying saucers over pink prawns.

I had eight fillings while I was at school age.
Ah, Warmsley's on Anlaby Common was our childhood local. As well as being serious sweet specialists they supplied me with snuff (introduced to the concept by my Great Aunt Miriam, a towering matron of a lady) and Manikin cigars from about the age of ten.
ETA A few years ago an ex-squaddie opened up a proper sweet shop near the North Bay in Bridlington and I was amazed at what sweets from my childhood were still available and he was always busy. I hope that he is still there and the business survives the current nonsense.


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You just have to eat it, I have a teaspoon full a day for a couple of weeks before going to Scotland.
I think it's got vitamin D in it and the midges don't like it.
It doesn't stop them completely but it certainly seems to help, I've stood round at campsites hardly being affected while non Marmite lovers get chewed to bits.
That's a useful tip and worth a try. I doubt it's vit D though. Yeast extract has vit B, B12 etc. Beer supposedly has B vitamins too but you would have to drink so much of it to get the same amount in a serving of Marmite that you wouldn't be interested in walking around much.
 

TamH70

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That's a useful tip and worth a try. I doubt it's vit D though. Yeast extract has vit B, B12 etc. Beer supposedly has B vitamins too but you would have to drink so much of it to get the same amount in a serving of Marmite that you wouldn't be interested in walking around much.
I doubt Marmite would have been any use in Strone Camp. The midges there had to get take-off and landing permissions from Glasgow Airport as they were that bloody big that they were showing up on radar.
 

JackSofty

War Hero
That's a useful tip and worth a try. I doubt it's vit D though. Yeast extract has vit B, B12 etc. Beer supposedly has B vitamins too but you would have to drink so much of it to get the same amount in a serving of Marmite that you wouldn't be interested in walking around much.
I volunteer to be the guinea (Guinness, perhaps?) pig in such an experiment.
Whatever happened to live culture, bottle conditioned Guinness? The guv'nor at my local some years ago (big ex-RUC sergeant) guarded his stock of "Mey bast Guinness" jealously and it was an indication of being seriously in his good books if one were ever allowed to partake of such.


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I volunteer to be the guinea (Guinness, perhaps?) pig in such an experiment.
Whatever happened to live culture, bottle conditioned Guinness? The guv'nor at my local some years ago (big ex-RUC sergeant) guarded his stock of "Mey bast Guinness" jealously and it was an indication of being seriously in his good books if one were ever allowed to partake of such.


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As I understand it, Guinness yeast was much favoured by home brewers for it's tendency to pack down at the bottom of the bottle, whereas others tended to linger in suspension. That gave the home brewer a cleaner tasting and clearer looking brew. You can imagine how useful that would be to the many microbreweries that started from the 80's onwards. Guinness are basically protecting their assets. Worthington's White Shield was another popular source of yeast for home brewing but I think they put a stop to that too. Happy to be corrected.
 

Kirkz

LE
That's a useful tip and worth a try. I doubt it's vit D though. Yeast extract has vit B, B12 etc. Beer supposedly has B vitamins too but you would have to drink so much of it to get the same amount in a serving of Marmite that you wouldn't be interested in walking around much.
You're probably right, B rather than D which now I think about it mostly comes from sunlight something you don't get a lot of in Scotland.
 
As I understand it, Guinness yeast was much favoured by home brewers for it's tendency to pack down at the bottom of the bottle, whereas others tended to linger in suspension. That gave the home brewer a cleaner tasting and clearer looking brew. You can imagine how useful that would be to the many microbreweries that started from the 80's onwards. Guinness are basically protecting their assets. Worthington's White Shield was another popular source of yeast for home brewing but I think they put a stop to that too. Happy to be corrected.
My only attempt at homebrew was the recipe told to me by a bloke that worked in a brewery, which involved a small bottle of Guineas and double the normal amount of sugar added to a Boots homebrew bitter kit, it exploded half the bottles, and when you opened the cap it poured itself , it tasted like fizzy creosote , after drinking that at work my mate put both legs down one trouser leg trying to change to go home, fell over and smashed his head .
 
My only attempt at homebrew was the recipe told to me by a bloke that worked in a brewery, which involved a small bottle of Guineas and double the normal amount of sugar added to a Boots homebrew bitter kit, it exploded half the bottles, and when you opened the cap it poured itself , it tasted like fizzy creosote , after drinking that at work my mate put both legs down one trouser leg trying to change to go home, fell over and smashed his head .
I would have thought that was worth a few bob..
 

goodoldboy

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I stopped eating Cadbury's chocolate a few years ago because it didn't taste very nice and certainly not like it did. Last week I tried a bar of Dark Milk and it wasn't too bad at all.



So there we are, you now know as much as I do....
 
One of the only treats that hasn't changed ( much ) is Coca Cola , I know its made out of drain cleaning acid and industrial sugar but I've always liked it, I only have one can a week when I go to Aldi as they have it proper cold in the fridge. Its got to drunk really cold like lager or its not worth it.
 

Kirkz

LE
One of the only treats that hasn't changed ( much ) is Coca Cola , I know its made out of drain cleaning acid and industrial sugar but I've always liked it, I only have one can a week when I go to Aldi as they have it proper cold in the fridge. Its got to drunk really cold like lager or its not worth it.
Haven't they tried changing it but had to go back after a massive backlash or was that Pepsi?
 
Think it was using sugars from corn syrup or something instead of regular sugar . I don't drink much of it but think it was pretty rank last time i drank it , like old supermarket brand cola . If you have a can side by side with Pepsi i think most people would go for the Pepsi now , its really noticeable .
 

Kirkz

LE
Yep, Coca Cola did temporarily change the recipe, its actually a lesson taught in business school of how not to fcuk up your own brand.
I thought that was know as The Ratner.
 
6 months ago you say so you haven't rushed out and bought more.
I was offered a piece by someone, which I accepted and enjoyed. When it comes to buying chocolate though, I always tend to buy the same items (four pack of Crunchie, Picnic and Double Decker, or three pack of biscuit and raisin Yorkie. I always go straight to where these are so haven’t actually noticed if this new stuff is on the shelf.

I could be mistaken, but I think what I was offered was a promotional item while the maker decided whether to go ahead with it or not. One of our JTACs won a TV contest that involved baking in Great Britain, and I think it had been sent to her as a promotional gizzit.
 

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