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Re: Beverages

Postby Renee » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:11 pm

Now I do love coffee ice cream! I used to buy this in Villers-sur-Mer in Normandy at a small place. Delicious!

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Re: Beverages

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:04 pm

I'm off the hard stuff at the moment and yesterday my daughter served me Fevertree Mexican Lime Soda. It's absolutely lovely (but difficult to find). The Yuzu really adds something.

https://fever-tree.com/en_GB/products/mexican-lime-soda

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Re: Beverages

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:10 pm

I think Yuzu is a wonderful ingredient. I never think to make posh drinks just for myself and in these times visitors are scarce! It sounds lovely.

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Re: Beverages

Postby Pampy » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:11 pm

Ocado sells it. Sounds nice - think I'll have to try it. :D

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Re: Beverages

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm

That does sound nice - I'll have a look
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Re: Beverages

Postby Renee » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:03 am

I would really enjoy that and it sounds so refreshing. Mind you I can buy small bottles of Yuzu, from Waitrose and Booths I think, but I will watch out for it. Thanks for the mention PP.

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Re: Beverages

Postby aero280 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:15 am

In a chance encounter yesterday, I was reminded of a beverage that I haven’t seen in years. Instant Postum.

It was a regular in our house when I was at school. Is it still around?

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Re: Beverages

Postby karadekoolaid » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:11 pm

Instant Postum

What on earth is that??
Sounds like a way of making a marsupial from nothing. :gonzo :gonzo

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Re: Beverages

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:21 pm

:lol: :lol:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postum# ... introduced.

I'd never heard of it either. Those who abstained from drinks containing caffeine in my childhood tended to drink watery cocoa. Later, Barleycup fitted the bill.

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Re: Beverages

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:45 pm

I remember trying Barleycup when I was avoiding caffeine because of migraine, yuk, I'd guess Postum is fairly similar

Instant carob was quite OK though (I couldn't have chocolate either)

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Re: Beverages

Postby Renee » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:57 am

I had heard of Instant Postum, but had never tried it. I can remember Bournvita from my childhood and Horlicks. I used to like Horlicks tablets.

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Re: Beverages

Postby Sakkarin » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 am

I thought they still did Bournvita!

At £32.98 a pack, it's gone up a bit since my day:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283468356693?c ... UsEALw_wcB

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Re: Beverages

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:13 am

Nestlės Milo is quite similar to Bournvita iirc, and you can still get it it in shops and even mainstream supermarkets catering to African and Caribbean communities

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Re: Beverages

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:23 am

I seem to remember Milo being popular in Australia and a returned relative being very disappointed when it disappeared from supermarket shelves here. She was pleased when it reappeared in some places.

I drank Barleycup for ages but don't like it now. Luckily, I don't mind caffeine!

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Re: Beverages

Postby Renee » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am

Yes, but Sakkarin, it says "Used condition". :lol: :lol: I just can't believe that they're asking that price unless it's an antique?

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Re: Beverages

Postby WWordsworth » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:39 pm

I remember Bournvita.

In my 20s I had friends who were publicans.
I used to go down for the weekend and help. We regularly had a Bournvita in the early hours.

I used to like Horlicks tablets too.
I bought a jar of the stuff a couple of years ago but I really didn't enjoy it.
Much prefer Ovaltine if I'm looking for a soothing evening beverage.

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Re: Beverages

Postby Renee » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:35 pm

If you look at the Horlicks ingredients, the main one is wheat flour. :o

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Re: Beverages

Postby halfateabag » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:15 pm

looked for a gin thread, could not find 1 so am posting here...

I bought a bottle of rhubarb & custard gin..... just opened the bottle. very nice with schweppes tonic especially as the day is a lovely warm sunny 1. washing and ironing all done. pizza & chips for lunch. oven is full and solar panels are giving us free tricity. :thumbsup

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Re: Beverages

Postby karadekoolaid » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:41 pm

I bought a bottle of rhubarb & custard gin


Wow! How times have changed! In my day, it was Gordon´s, or Tanqueray! :gonzo :gonzo :gonzo

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Re: Beverages

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:35 am

Or Booth's, which was slightly yellow

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