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I don't know if I am lactose intolerant, only that milk - and by inference cream (iced or not) and anything associated with it gives me the squits. Most severely. Because of that I had orange juice at school in the 50s.
In the 1960s, I used to go to the local chemist with the milk vouchers for Ostamilk and Farley's Rusks. I loved Farley's Rusks, even as a teenager.
Loved rusks in warm milk, , my children 47 and 44 both still do, reference the Virol BTW , today I bought from H & B Potters CLO and Malt butterscotch flavour - not so dense or dark as Virol but passable, tried it a moment ago, not bad at all, an easier way to ingest CLO at least. :strong: PS The orange juice in a bottle concentrated stuff with a blue screw top was NHS provided and it was quite acid, we loved it. :bounce:
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Children at primary and secondary schools in these areas can also receive subsidised milk and yoghurt, organised through the Rural Payments Agency, with Welsh Key Stage 1 children also able to receive free milk via the funds of the Welsh Assembly government. If a family is receiving certain benefits then any children of theirs under seven may also be entitled to free milk, with pupils of special schools able to claim at any age.
And despite all of this, our Great British children will grow up to be dwarfed by their Dutch counterparts.

Somewhere in there is the nucleus of a Brexit metaphor

Along the lines of "Tall, slim, healthy prosperous, liberal and contented? Those Cloggie twats don't know what they're missing" :wink:
400 signatures are hardly likely to scare Fry's into restarting production which is rather a pity. Normally it was the Fry's chocolate cream that we had in house. At Christmas there might be a mint version along with a Fry's Turkish Delight. During the summer holidays the five centres might make an appearance. I liked them all but the five centres was the favourite. I'm grateful that they haven't yet found a way to feck up the chocolate cream but there's probably a team working on it.
I used to love Fry's Turkish delight 'til i tried the real stuff.
Lokum absolute sin,delicious.:p
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Someone suggested 5 Boys earlier but deleted the post before I could comment. He referred to the changing facial expressions. I never knew. Every day...
The Catholic version reads right to left.
Strewth, I was there then, but obviously not on your shift. 16 or 28, 'cos both were there at that time?
'D' Shift 28th Sig Regt (2 Sqn)
And despite all of this, our Great British children will grow up to be dwarfed by their Dutch counterparts.

Somewhere in there is the nucleus of a Brexit metaphor

Along the lines of "Tall, slim, healthy prosperous, liberal and contented? Those Cloggie twats don't know what they're missing" :wink:
Yes our Dutch counterparts are somewhat taller than ourselves, but there may just be a link between the liberal use of growth hormones within the Dutch dairy and pork (farm) industries, or it could just be an increase in disposable income that the Dutch spend on cheese and dairy products rather than ready meals.
'D' Shift 28th Sig Regt (2 Sqn)
NORTHAG relay then. I was a 16 Sigs Cipher Queen upstairs in the combined NORTHAG/BAOR Cipher Office which stayed that way till mid-1963 when a couple of Cloggy SNCOs arrived on the 'Franciscan Axe' side, so we 'Crossed swords' bods had to have a separate office for UK traffic. Then the NORTHAG relay moved to Tongeren so 16 was left in splendid isolation with NORTHAG trib initially at least, combining with 2 ATAF.
If it was Marmite rather than Bovril I would imagine the Virol factory was based there to use yeast from the Guinness Brewery in Park Royal. Maybe they got the malt extract from the brewery mash.
It's a plausible theory, but Virol relocated to their new purpose-built premises at Hanger Lane in 1920. The Guinness brewery in Park Royal didn't start production until 1937. In those days there would have been a fair few other breweries within striking distance. Until the amalgamations and takeovers that took place, especially after WW2, there were breweries dotted around everywhere.

There was another crowd in Watford who made Yeast-Vite which had similar foul tasting properties. Benskins Brewery nearby may have been a source of supply. Interestingly the Yeast-Vite factory was used as one of the hush-hush SOE production sites during WW2. I think they were involved in the packing and dispatch of wireless equipment.
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Never had the real stuff, that looks good. Had a present of some supposed real stuff once, tasted like it had been scrapped of the runway and even the dog spat it out.
Yep. I’m with you and your dog on that one.

Frys TD is (was?) awful (although the TV ads had a certain effect on one TedKid).

They are like trying to suck the fat out of a pigs trotter.

The real stuff covered in talcum powder is not much better.
I came across a warehouse in an industrial estate near where I worked. They were a middle eastern import company that specialised in sweetmeats, nuts etc. I used to come away with boxes of stuff at cost, including locum. They had different flavours; rose, lemon, mint. My old mum used to love it. I used to, but soon found that a little went a very long way.
Has anyone mentioned the milk was in 1/3 pint bottles?
I think the 1/3 pint is a legal unit, weights and measures and all that. Some Hipster pubs now serve beer by the 1/3 pint, or three different beers as a taster, making one pint.

Strong beers and barley wines were often sold in 1/3 pint bottles, sometimes the unit was known as a "Nip".
This we've discussed this before, but from my days of running a University bar I recall the legal measures in England are 1/3, 1/2 & multiples of 1/2 pint.

Most CAMRA beer festivals now have 1/3 & 1/2 glasses, and pint glasses lined at 1/3 & 1/2. I always buy the last so I can drink small measures without anyone thinking I'm a lightweight when in fact I'm just trying to get to sample more beers!

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