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Which foods do you have trouble finding nowadays? (No call for it?? We still eat it!!)

edited 14 March at 11:41AM in Food shopping & groceries
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  • StompaStompa Forumite
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    Krakkkers said:
    I can't find Sheild soap anymore, has that gone?
    You mean this:


  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    Asdas redskin peanuts
  • Abbafan1972Abbafan1972 Forumite
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    I have never forgiven Greggs for drastically reducing their cake range. Pineapple creams went years ago, dairy scones and I’m sure they used to do turnovers with fresh cream in them as well. 
    We have no debt! Now to clear the Mortgage - £53,121.38 (due to end Dec 2028)This is the way.
  • NelliegraceNelliegrace Forumite
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    I hate it when ingredients get changed, I am sure these were not in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk in the past. 
     Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea), Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings.
    I’m not buying that. 
    So the popular chocolate bar we knew is no longer available.
  • fatbellyfatbelly Forumite
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    Hunza apricots

    They used to be available, dried, in healthfood shops. Haven't seen them for years
  • edited 15 March at 9:36AM
    MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    edited 15 March at 9:36AM
    I've seen steak & kidney pud on B&M website. Morrisons usually has offal. Try a local butcher, too.

    Irish Spring is the American equivalent of Shield. I buy a pack of 24, which lasts DH a year. 

    Vimto.. no idea but if you want cheap Irn-Bru, B&M is cheapest.
  • edited 15 March at 10:01AM
    dealyboydealyboy Forumite
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    edited 15 March at 10:01AM
    I know I'm stretching 'food' a bit but Stone's Special Reserve ginger wine disappeared from my local Waitrose 2 months ago, now discontinued, it cannot be found. This of course is in addition to the Crabbies green ginger wine which disappeared from supermarkets about 3 years ago. Aldi's Church's ginger wine is out of season (Christmas only).

    I'm off to the next town this morning to try to pick up some Morrisons own label green ginger wine, which isn't bad.

    Two things:
    - standard grain whiskies need it for the 'Whisky Mac'
    - Stone's standard ginger wine is ubiquitous and horrible
  • arnoldyarnoldy Forumite
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    I used to like the "Birds appeal" or "Rise and Shine" powdered orange juice drink. Very tangy and refreshing.
  • A._BadgerA._Badger Forumite
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    baser999 said:
    A._Badger said:
    As I've mentioned before, pease pudding. You can get all manner of foreign foods in the supermarkets but good old, British pease pudding is very hard to find. Not impossible...just very scarce.
    Doesn’t it come in a blue tin with swirly writing on it? 
    It does, when you can find it! The Foresight brand. Once a staple of the North East and also very common in London, usually eaten with gammon/boiled bacon.
  • YoungBlueEyesYoungBlueEyes Forumite
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    As kids we used to call s+k pudding snake and pygmy pudding :D 

    I've seen pease pudding in either B+M or Home Bargains. It's those wee round tubs that sandwich stuffs come in. Lovely in a ham sandwich. Yum. 

    I used to love beef Frisps. I'd give me eye teeth for a lovely big bag of them.
    Life doesn't have a remote control, you've got to get off your bum and change it yourself.
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