Back in April 2015 I posed the question So who remembers drinking Toby Bitter? thinking that the keg beer Toby Bitter had disappeared from sale into the annals of history. It would seem I was mistaken as when I recently popped into the Rock Point Inn in Lyme Regis I was surprised to see the
When I went into the Nisa convenience store earlier today I had no intention of buying a can of fizzy pop but there in the cooler cabinet was this green can of Fanta with the words “SPECIAL EDITION” and the price of just “59p” emblazoned on it. Looking closer it turned out to be Fanta
I was indulging in a crafty pint the other day when I noticed an old Toby Bitter beer pump fitting sat on the top shelf above the bar. I had not seen or heard anything of Toby Bitter for years. Toby was at one time very widely available in these parts of the West Country.
Remember Pascall Fruit Bon Bons? I seem to recall them being available as one of the sweet selections in Woolworths pick and mix. They were an oblong shaped boiled sweet in a variety of fruit flavours with a soft chewy centre. I had assumed they had disappeared like so many things I remember from childhood.
I dislike the word ‘Artisan’, it smacks of pretension and this colours my view of those small businesses that seem to use it as a badge of honour. It doesn’t only apply to the little guys, the big boys are getting in on the act too, as with the Artisan Boule loaf I spotted in
I fondly remember eating Freddo chocolate frogs made of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate back when I was a kid. All these long years later Cadbury Freddo bars are still on sale. Given how quintessentially British Cadbury Dairy Milk is I just always assumed that Freddo chocolate bars were a British invention emanating from Bournville, the
Confession time, I eat muesli, and I am rather partial to the luxury own brand muesli’s in the shiny packets sold by Lidl as Simply Sumptuous Special Muesli. On the BBC local news programme at 6:30 this evening they had an article on the potential takeover of the Dorchester based manufacturer Dorset Cereals. Watching the
I thought I would share a web site that has been making my mouth water. Puds You Like is a pretty self descriptive title. It is an ever growing collection of pudding recipes accompanied by tempting photographs. Measurements are helpfully given in both metric and imperial units, and the instructions given are comprehensive. How do
Wandering around Weymouth recently I spotted the advertising board pictured below for the Marlboro restaurant and take-away. The thing that caught my eye was the prominence of the offering of ‘Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Mackerel Bap’. I was surprised to see his name being used to promote food all the way over in Weymouth. There seem to