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    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 15th Nov 17, 9:53 AM
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    Angel Delight: Making a comeback with sales up 30%
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:53 AM
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    Angel Delight: Making a comeback with sales up 30% 15th Nov 17 at 9:53 AM
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/15/angel-delight-sales-mr-kipling-oxo-premier-foods


    Angel Delight is making a comeback half a century after the whipped dessert first hit the shelves.
    Sales of the brand jumped 30% over the six months to the end of September, according to its maker, Premier Foods, as consumers were tempted back by a new ready-to-eat version of the milky dessert, first launched in 1967 by Birds.

    So, aside from the Business Live section calling it "Retro", making me feel old, who here loves Angel Delight? Have you noticed the new ready made versions (I have not!) and have you tried the cheaper own brand alternatives?


    On a related note, what other "Retro" foods would you like to make a comeback. The more obscure the better!
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    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 17th Nov 17, 8:58 PM
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    Er, sugar-free chocolate with a good generous sprinkle of coffee granules added on top
    Makes a change when low carbing, as it is difficult to get a dessert with no sugar in.
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    • chanie
    • By chanie 18th Nov 17, 7:57 PM
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    I didn’t realise it was coming back. I’m pleased I’m ahead of the trend, as my children enjoy it. They call it ‘Pudding’ and we buy it from Lidl.
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    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 19th Nov 17, 7:19 AM
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    Does anyone remember the other product sold at the time, Instant whip.
    Originally posted by MRSTITTLEMOUSE
    Now you mention it, I think that was my favourite. Much better than Angel Delight.
    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 19th Nov 17, 7:59 AM
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    The only angel delight I ever liked was the coffee flavour. It stopped selling in the early 70s.It was silky smooth and tasted so good chilled. Does anyone remember the other product sold at the time, Instant whip. My kids used to be forever mixing a packet up. It did'nt have the density of flavour angel delight had and I always thought it was quite gloopy but kids loved it.
    Originally posted by MRSTITTLEMOUSE
    Angel delight pales into insignificance compared to Instant Whip.

    https://easyontheeye2.wordpress.com/packaging/instant-whip/

    We also used to have Junket, (made with rennet).
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    • lily117
    • By lily117 19th Nov 17, 9:34 AM
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    It's sold in tins of the powder as well as the packets now, works out better value. Home Bargains sell it.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 19th Nov 17, 11:23 AM
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    Angel delight pales into insignificance compared to Instant Whip.

    https://easyontheeye2.wordpress.com/packaging/instant-whip/

    We also used to have Junket, (made with rennet).
    Originally posted by fredandwilma
    We were never allowed Instant Whip as it was apparently 'a bit common' , although Angel Delight wasn't, for some odd reason! I do occasionally eat it now but it's definitely not the same as it used to be. It used to be really, really thick but now it's much thinner and 'foamy'. I still love the butterscotch flavour but I miss the original version.

    I have tried junket a couple of times and I love the flavour (milk and nutmeg, yum) but I do find the texture a bit 'challenging'. It's a shame it's not more well known but I'm guessing that's because of the rennet.
    Last edited by Callie22; 19-11-2017 at 12:26 PM.
    • artyclarty
    • By artyclarty 19th Nov 17, 11:32 AM
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    I used to love the supermarket own brand banana but all of a sudden a couple of years ago they all disappeared from literally! I may still have a few considerably out of date ones hanging about for a rainy day!

    But I absolutely refuse to spend an extra 20p to buy the "branded" for something I will ultimately shovel in my mouth within the space of a minute or so!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Nov 17, 7:27 PM
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    It's sold in tins of the powder as well as the packets now, works out better value. Home Bargains sell it.
    Originally posted by lily117
    Thanks, worth investigating.

    I wouldn't want my niece to miss out on such retro delights as I enjoyed in the 1970s/80s
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 20th Nov 17, 12:13 PM
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    Oh you wicked people I read this thread yesterday and was in home bargs today so just had to get a tub of butterscotch and a tub of strawberry Angel Delight,to complete the going back in time malarkey above them were litre bottles of Crusha milk shake mix strawberry and raspberry so got one of each,feels like being a teenager again
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 20th Nov 17, 12:23 PM
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    Oh you wicked people I read this thread yesterday and was in home bargs today so just had to get a tub of butterscotch and a tub of strawberry Angel Delight,to complete the going back in time malarkey above them were litre bottles of Crusha milk shake mix strawberry and raspberry so got one of each,feels like being a teenager again
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Ah, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • By PLRFD 20th Nov 17, 12:25 PM
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    Ah, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Made me grin
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 20th Nov 17, 2:36 PM
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    Oh you wicked people I read this thread yesterday and was in home bargs today so just had to get a tub of butterscotch and a tub of strawberry Angel Delight,to complete the going back in time malarkey above them were litre bottles of Crusha milk shake mix strawberry and raspberry so got one of each,feels like being a teenager again
    Originally posted by PLRFD

    I'll take my commission cheque now please!


    Also, I loved Crusha!


    *makes another note for next shop*
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    • Elliesmum
    • By Elliesmum 30th Nov 17, 12:17 AM
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    We were never allowed Instant Whip as it was apparently 'a bit common' , although Angel Delight wasn't, for some odd reason! I do occasionally eat it now but it's definitely not the same as it used to be. It used to be really, really thick but now it's much thinner and 'foamy'. I still love the butterscotch flavour but I miss the original version.

    I have tried junket a couple of times and I love the flavour (milk and nutmeg, yum) but I do find the texture a bit 'challenging'. It's a shame it's not more well known but I'm guessing that's because of the rennet.
    Originally posted by Callie22
    we were common then... loved instant whip and yes I'm a junket fan too. Just got some rennet off Amazon and have gone back 40 years to when my Gran made it.

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    • maman
    • By maman 30th Nov 17, 4:42 PM
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    This takes me back.


    I remember as a teenager being taken home for tea by my then boyfriend. I struggled through a bowl of Angel Delight, horrible sloppy stuff, to be polite. At home we always had home made puddings.


    Some years ago I tuned into a WAG version of Come Dine with Me just to be nosey with the tasteless blingy houses. There was a WAG on there and the pudding she made was a disaster so she whipped up some of the stuff, called her French husband for a quick translation and passed it off as Delice des Anges.
    • missprice
    • By missprice 30th Nov 17, 5:29 PM
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    Oh I hadn't had angel delight for decades, then I got into baking cakes and biscuits. For lava cake you need angel delight----other brands available, I did chocolate lava cake with butterscotch AD <<<makes the lava bit
    Lovely. Must now go buy giant tins of it in home bargains and make more cakes, some milk shakes and maybe the actual dessert.
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