Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 8th Aug 18, 9:10 AM
    • 1,444Posts
    • 2,590Thanks
    Zinco
    What item in your Fridge was Never....
    • #1
    • 8th Aug 18, 9:10 AM
    What item in your Fridge was Never.... 8th Aug 18 at 9:10 AM
Page 1
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
    • 904 Posts
    • 1,559 Thanks
    fibonarchie
    • #2
    • 8th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
    • #2
    • 8th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
    probably the water filter jug

    We live in a very hard water area here.
    Signature Removed by Forum Team ..thanks to somebody reporting a witty and decades-old Kenny Everett quote as 'offensive'!!
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 8th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
    • 38,041 Posts
    • 85,381 Thanks
    Fruitcake
    • #3
    • 8th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
    • #3
    • 8th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
    Everything.

    Neither of my Grans had a fridge, although at least one of them had a meat safe.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 8th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
    • 4,841 Posts
    • 13,058 Thanks
    Alikay
    • #4
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
    • #4
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
    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
    • 1,432 Posts
    • 3,511 Thanks
    NaughtiusMaximus
    • #5
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:28 AM
    • #5
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:28 AM
    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
    • 7,976 Posts
    • 14,451 Thanks
    ScarletMarble
    • #6
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:54 AM
    • #6
    • 8th Aug 18, 10:54 AM
    Anything garlic based.
    Curries
    Nutella
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 8th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
    • 1,444 Posts
    • 2,590 Thanks
    Zinco
    • #7
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
    • #7
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
    Anything 'foreign', my Grandma wouldn't even try anything that she hadn't had before.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    • 25,329 Posts
    • 66,446 Thanks
    pollypenny
    • #8
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    • #8
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    Fridge? It was a pantry with a wide stone shelf.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 8th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
    • 5,218 Posts
    • 5,718 Thanks
    ariba10
    • #9
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
    • #9
    • 8th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
    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
    • 39,982 Posts
    • 147,524 Thanks
    Pyxis
    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!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 1:21 PM
    • 904 Posts
    • 1,559 Thanks
    fibonarchie
    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.
    Signature Removed by Forum Team ..thanks to somebody reporting a witty and decades-old Kenny Everett quote as 'offensive'!!
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 8th Aug 18, 2:05 PM
    • 14,938 Posts
    • 28,216 Thanks
    onlyroz
    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
    • 4,805 Posts
    • 9,879 Thanks
    Exile_geordie
    Thai curry paste is all i can think of off the top of my head
    Dont rock the boat
    Dont rock the boat ,baby
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 8th Aug 18, 2:34 PM
    • 904 Posts
    • 1,559 Thanks
    fibonarchie
    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?

    Signature Removed by Forum Team ..thanks to somebody reporting a witty and decades-old Kenny Everett quote as 'offensive'!!
    • pumpkin89
    • By pumpkin89 8th Aug 18, 2:50 PM
    • 185 Posts
    • 349 Thanks
    pumpkin89
    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
    • 14,938 Posts
    • 28,216 Thanks
    onlyroz
    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
    • 2,738 Posts
    • 43,924 Thanks
    izzy65
    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
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Aug 18, 6:04 PM
    • 39,982 Posts
    • 147,524 Thanks
    Pyxis
    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.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • motivated
    • By motivated 8th Aug 18, 6:13 PM
    • 2,310 Posts
    • 4,744 Thanks
    motivated
    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
    • 1,605 Posts
    • 1,586 Thanks
    z1a
    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?
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,429Posts Today

6,428Users online

Martin's Twitter