Chrismas Food Thats Declined Over The Years?

bluebell

Member
Got me thinking this christmas about the types of food that was eaten back in my youth, 1960s-70s that arnt so common, popular, dying out? remember dates in a narrow wooden box? nuts nuts, such as brazil nuts, walnuts, celery i remember as kids my uncles loved a nice bit of celery ?
 

Christoph1945

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Location
Cheshire
Way back in the late 40s we roasted chestnuts on an open fire, or in the fireside oven. Other nuts we cracked on the tiles with a flat iron (never even saw a nutcracker) and as for celery, we only ever saw it eaten in the movies and even then didn't have a clue as to what it was.
 

shearerlad

Member
Livestock Farmer
I saw on the BBC website that apparently only a tiny percentage of 18-30s will eat Christmas pudding on Christmas Day!?

However all is not lost for the livestock farmers among us- pigs in blankets get more popular every year and a staggering 70% + of people will eat a cheeseboard after Christmas Dinner.
Seems like pigs in blankets are very popular for all different reasons
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Christoph1945

Member
Location
Cheshire
I can remember my first chicken in the late forties; mother kept half a dozen chickens in the back yard and reared them from pet-shop hatchlings, fed on scraps.

An uncle came in to dispatch the birds at Christmas and I can still remember seeing them hanging from the washing line with their throats cut and their blood dripping down into an old tin bath that we normally kept for bath nights. :(

In amongst the birds was one large cockerel that hated people and would attack anyone who dared go down the yard to outside loo. :(
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
Bought dates in a box this year. It didn't have a little prong inside, but maybe that was to save using plastic.

I couldn't manage cheese or nuts on Christmas Day (went slightly overboard on the main course and desserts), but there were plenty bought, and everyone's been happily grazing. I always buy Brazils (an exception to the general rule of few miles) because the trees are fussy about where they grow. No crop to harvest where the forest has been disturbed. Planted some filberts in a hedge around 5 years ago, which are coming into themselves, so we added what we'd snatched from the squirrels harvested and stored.

Those tubs of Roses and Quality Street are a bigger swindle each year!
 
Grandad used to own a tobacconists and sweet shop, and would bring us each a big bag of different sweets at Christmas. They used to make enormous pink and white nougat bars that were rock hard but would last for months if you sucked them. You would usually find half a bar under the bed in about April, but being a healthy lad, you just wiped off the fluff, nibbled the soft bit and it was good to go.. For more refined eating, the grown ups had Callard and Bowsers nougat in little individually wrapped foil packets.
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
I'm sure Quality Street used to be almost a tenner 25yrs ago, when the tins were probably like a bucket, but I can't remember the weight. In Iceland, etc, this year the plastic tubs which look perhaps just under half the size, were £4.50 for about 650g.
With the prevailing shrinkage in pack sizes in other chocolate bars, and increasing prices, I'm not sure Quality Street have actually gone up much over time
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
What did we do before black truffle flavoured crisps? They haven't yet made it to the bread tin, so I can't comment about how well they taste in a sandwich. Doubt they'd need salad cream, or butter, for that matter, which is what we'd add to plain crisps inna sarny.
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Do people still make crisp butties? A packet of crisps scrunched up used to overflow the bread so you had some left over. Now I can happily eat a Lidls 36 variety pack on the way home in the car. Well not quite, but they don't last long.


Cheese and Onion flavoured crisp sandwich here - viewed with sheer horror by my healthy food eating 22 year old daughter. Total unhealthy bliss is to make it with bland white sliced bread. Especially if that loaf was rescued from the local Co-Op reduced bargain bin. The joys!
 

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