Chrismas Food Thats Declined Over The Years?

MF-ANDY

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Location
s.e cambs
Always had a Tunis cake at Christmas. Madeira cake covered in chocolate with yellow and pink icing around the edges and 3 marzipan fruits on the top. Last one I saw had very little chocolate on it. Not sure if you can still get them.
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
Mum used to get sugared almonds and chocholate brazils for dad and she all ways had turkish delight covered with icing sugar ,,turkish delight is now on every supermarket shelf but Ive not seen the others for years
 
Celery is the one food that has truly declined from a delicacy to a tasteless stringy waste of time. Todays offerings are a pale green imitation of a treat which was only available for a couple of months a year. Such a shame only needed salt and pepper plus some hot buttery toast
I had a celery last week . Spanish grown . It was wet stringy and pretty well inedible . When celery was grown locally on the moss land , it was always sold blanched with a collar of corrugated paper round it to blanch it . In season the "salit" chap would come round with his pony and cart shouting "Celery - Moss celery " and people would never eat the green bits , equating them to the green on potatoes - poisonous . The one I had last week was nearly all green with a coating of sandy soil on almost every stick . I didn't even put a stick in with the ox-tail I was slow cooking . We had a lad lived in and his way with celery was to fill the groove with butter ! I thought that was a bit much , but I can do with Hellman's mayo down the groove
 

Farma Parma

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Arable Farmer
Location
Northumberlandia
Swede turnips aren't what they were. Footling, insipid little watery things, now. That's definitely a decline.
Do you know why Swedes,Bagies,Turnips aint like what they tasted like some 25years ago for?
The Variety is one reason (Victory) iam sure it was they were called & grew to the size of modern yank sourced Pumpkins we now have for lanterns at Halloween.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
I had a celery last week . Spanish grown . It was wet stringy and pretty well inedible . When celery was grown locally on the moss land , it was always sold blanched with a collar of corrugated paper round it to blanch it . In season the "salit" chap would come round with his pony and cart shouting "Celery - Moss celery " and people would never eat the green bits , equating them to the green on potatoes - poisonous . The one I had last week was nearly all green with a coating of sandy soil on almost every stick . I didn't even put a stick in with the ox-tail I was slow cooking . We had a lad lived in and his way with celery was to fill the groove with butter ! I thought that was a bit much , but I can do with Hellman's mayo down the groove

Sometimes fill the groove with Stilton or soft cheese eg Boursin here. Make an interesting nibble 👍
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
Do you know why Swedes,Bagies,Turnips aint like what they tasted like some 25years ago for?
The Variety is one reason (Victory) iam sure it was they were called & grew to the size of modern yank sourced Pumpkins we now have for lanterns at Halloween.

Wish I knew! The ones on sale are too small to have matured in flavour, and it's debatable whether they've seen a frost, so maybe something there as well? They taste nutritious, but insufficiently so, iyswim. No depth.
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
No-one believes me, but I swear blind that Quality Street used to have a gold bar shaped toffee in it.
What like this??
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Are you sure somebody in your family isn't getting to them first and snaffling them out??
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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