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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 8th Aug 18, 9:10 AM
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    What item in your Fridge was Never....
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    What item in your Fridge was Never.... 8th Aug 18 at 9:10 AM
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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
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    probably the water filter jug

    We live in a very hard water area here.
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    • Fruitcake
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    Everything.

    Neither of my Grans had a fridge, although at least one of them had a meat safe.
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    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 8th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
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    Jam, marmalade, ketchup, pickles and sauces...my nan always kept those bottles and jars in the cupboard.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 8th Aug 18, 10:28 AM
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    Jam, marmalade, ketchup, pickles and sauces...my nan always kept those bottles and jars in the cupboard.
    Originally posted by Alikay
    I still do keep ketchup, jam and marmalade in the cupboard, it hasn't killed me yet.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 8th Aug 18, 10:54 AM
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    Anything garlic based.
    Curries
    Nutella
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 8th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
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    Anything 'foreign', my Grandma wouldn't even try anything that she hadn't had before.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
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    Fridge? It was a pantry with a wide stone shelf.
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    • By ariba10 8th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
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    It was ten years after we married that we had a fridge let alone Grandparents.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Aug 18, 12:45 PM
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    Goodness! loads of stuff!

    Let's see........

    Kefir water, black garlic, opened jars of pasta sauce, Parmesan cheese, chilli humus, a curry and rice ready meal, a bottle of mango and passionfruit coulis.

    Plus, she might have had a jelly in her fridge, but it wouldn't have been a bought ready to eat one in a plastic tub!
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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 1:21 PM
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    I still do keep ketchup, jam and marmalade in the cupboard, it hasn't killed me yet.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Come to think of it, I'm sure mum used to keep Branston pickle, Ketchup, Daddies sauce, and jam in the cupboard. Maybe those products used to come with preservative in them, which would have made storing them much safer.
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 8th Aug 18, 2:05 PM
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    Come to think of it, I'm sure mum used to keep Branston pickle, Ketchup, Daddies sauce, and jam in the cupboard. Maybe those products used to come with preservative in them, which would have made storing them much safer.
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    You don't really need to keep any of those things in the fridge. Vinegar and sugar are both preservatives.
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 8th Aug 18, 2:29 PM
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    Thai curry paste is all i can think of off the top of my head
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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 2:34 PM
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    You don't really need to keep any of those things in the fridge. Vinegar and sugar are both preservatives.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    If sugar's a preservative, how come jam goes mouldy after a while?

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    • pumpkin89
    • By pumpkin89 8th Aug 18, 2:50 PM
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    If sugar's a preservative, how come jam goes mouldy after a while?
    Because modern jam is actually much lower in sugar than traditional stuff. Strawberry jam still doesn't go mouldy as quickly as strawberries, though, so the sugar does work!

    I don't think either of my grandmothers would recognise coconut water. Most other things they would have had.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 8th Aug 18, 2:54 PM
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    If sugar's a preservative, how come jam goes mouldy after a while?

    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    Scrape off the mould and it's fine. Only the surface goes mouldy because it's in contact with the air.
    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 8th Aug 18, 2:59 PM
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    If sugar's a preservative, how come jam goes mouldy after a while?

    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    I always believed it was using a dirty knife and introducing crumbs for instance that made the jam mouldy, I make my jam and it doesn't last one enough to go mouldy
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Aug 18, 6:04 PM
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    Come to think of it, I'm sure mum used to keep Branston pickle, Ketchup, Daddies sauce, and jam in the cupboard. Maybe those products used to come with preservative in them, which would have made storing them much safer.
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    Yes, I think they used to have loads more preservatives in them.

    It might have made storing them out of the fridge safer, due to fewer bacteria, but it might not have made eating them safer, due to all the ghastly preservatives!





    Edit... well, that's interesting....... I didn't realise that some vitamins were preservatives, or that rosemary and oregano were too. Hops are too.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-08-2018 at 6:09 PM.
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    • motivated
    • By motivated 8th Aug 18, 6:13 PM
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    Chocolate

    The only chocolate my gran had was a bar of Ex Lax which my older brother thought hilarious to give us a couple of squares and not tell us what it really was

    Never lived that one down
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Aug 18, 8:15 PM
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    Anything 'foreign', my Grandma wouldn't even try anything that she hadn't had before.
    Originally posted by Zinco
    So she never ate anything ever?
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