Sayonara Branston pickle

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by BONNACON, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Don't want to hijack the thread but am going to anyway.

    I know it isn't just me but has anyone else noticed that Colemans English Mustard is only a pale imitation of its former nasal passage burning self?

    Have they changed the recipe or sold out to the yanks or something? Even German "scharf" mustard has got more bite than English mustard now.

    Its a disgrace!
  2. It was always better to make your own up from the powder, dunno if it's still available in tins of powder any more though.
    As an aside what was that crap sitcom about a pickle factory?
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  3. And HP sauce is not the same either, far too sour now.
  4. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Powder still available.

    Colman's - Mustard Powder
  5. The wagon-wheels are smaller too - as are the ginger-nuts.

    The bastards must think we all came down in the last shower.

    As you say - a disgrace, indeed.
  6. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

  7. Nearest and dearest. Pledges pickle factory.
  8. Colemans powder is available, I use it to make my own Piccalilli.

    As for the sale, hope it secures the jobs for the future, I know the report says 15 years but what does the future hold. I guess the new owners will target the Far East, quite how you run up debts like that is anyone's guess.
  9. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

  10. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    but may be turning the corner:

  11. Jobs will be secured in the same way as Cadburys did.
  12. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    I bought some jumpers to use as goalposts. They're smaller than they used to be, too.
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  13. Food companies regularly buy and sell brands. Unilever offloaded Bachelors and took on Knorr and Ben & Jerry's. It happens all the time with the big brands.
  14. The jumpers or the goals?