Sayonara Branston pickle

#2
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!
 
#3
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?
 
#6
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!
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.
 
#8
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?
Nearest and dearest. Pledges pickle factory.
 
#9
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.
 
#12
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.
Jobs will be secured in the same way as Cadburys did.
 
#16
Potentially no Branston, this is an end of the world scenario, plant to be kept open for 15 years, heard that before, end of the world I tell you, end of the world.
 
#18
I preferred Pan Yan to Branston's, it was a lot spicier. Can't get it now tho'. :(

Whoo-hoo, found the recipe. Think I'll give it a go. :)

1 lb bramley apple, peeled, cored and minced
1 lb dates, minced
1 lb sultana, minced
3/4 pint malt vinegar
1 lb soft brown sugar
2 -3 teaspoons Madras curry powder
salt and pepper

Directions:
1
Stir all the ingredients together and leave for 24 hours.
2
Put in clean and sterilised jars.
3
Tastes better after 2 weeks storage in a cool dry place and makes about 7 x 1/2 lb jars
 
#19
I preferred Pan Yan to Branston's, it was a lot spicier. Can't get it now tho'. :(

Whoo-hoo, found the recipe. Think I'll give it a go. :)

1 lb bramley apple, peeled, cored and minced
1 lb dates, minced
1 lb sultana, minced
3/4 pint malt vinegar
1 lb soft brown sugar
2 -3 teaspoons Madras curry powder
salt and pepper

Directions:
1
Stir all the ingredients together and leave for 24 hours.
2
Put in clean and sterilised jars.
3
Tastes better after 2 weeks storage in a cool dry place and makes about 7 x 1/2 lb jars
Heres a strange but true and pitiful bit of information that you may not know.

You can't get fresh Bramley apples in Germany

So I can't make that pickle nor a proper apple pie - you heartless beast!
 
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#20
I based my geography O level exam around the fictional town of Branston Upon Pickle.

Sad times.........
 

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