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70s Foods - What Did You Eat Back Then? - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

70s Foods - What Did You Eat Back Then?

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Juggler, I too was at collage in the late 70's. If we'd gone to the same one I'd have happily traded with you for the Vesta meal. Perhaps fresh onions for your omlettes?

I also remember loving Dream Topping, a powdered fake cream you mixed with milk; it was a lot cheaper than real cream back then. You can still buy it, but it's now more expensive than the real thing :-???
Anyone remember chicken in a basket? That was a treat when pubs started to serve food, up to that point they only served crisps or nuts.
I remember an American style independent burger place opening up on the Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, before McDonalds (which opened their first UK restaurant in 1974) and venturing to Bradford to one of the very first Indian curry restaurants in what is now the curry capital of the UK.
Hi Scally, whenever we went over to the Isle of Wight for the day (1970/71) we would always complete our walk with a chicken in the basket in Newport before catching the ferry home. When did they fall out of favour? Haven't seen one in years.
Does anyone else remember Camp Coffee? It was like concentrated liquid coffee in a tall skinny square bottle.
When I was a teenager nobody I knew had a jar of proper coffee, but there was always a bottle of Camp available for the "coffee drinkers."
It was vile stuff, especially if made with steralised milk... YUK :pinch: :pinch: :pinch:
Yes, I remember that. Didn't like it as coffee but it was good if you were making a coffee cake or icing.
We ate mountains of processed rubbish when I was a kid, everything came straight out of the freezer or a tin, both my sister and I had a mouthful of fillings by the time we hit our teens. It always makes me laugh when they talk about healthy eating so much these days, we didn't eat anything natural or made from scratch back then (my mum used to make her own cakes but they don't count as healthy food!). One pudding I remember was a mousse that was literally neon pink, goodness knows what kind of additives they put in that to make it glow in the dark. We used to get mix ups from the shop, go in with ten pence and you could pick your own sweets out, they even had half penny ones so you could get twenty sweets with your pocket money and eat the lot. My dad used to let me get a small mix up as a reward for going up the shop to get him his fags, in those days you could buy them if you had a note from your parent! Funny how it's all changed so much, so many more rules and regulations now but are we healthier? I always seem to be reading that we're all overweight, unfit and generally unhealthy, you'd think with all the rules and laws we'd all be positively glowing?
My wife and I vary on food. But we both like curry and my wife recalls she liked the Vesta curries when they came out in the 70s. Still on sale. Even in £€$ shops. I think they are nice with combo of homemade chips. £
Cream soda fizzy drink; a food to a teenager :whistle:

It was the most livid green imaginable. I used to fantasize it had smoke coming of the top, like from a mad professor's laboratory, it was that wonderfully poisonous looking :evil:
Cream soda is now clear like water... BORING!!!

I think it was by a company called R Right's, and there was a kid swinging on a swing on the label. They also sold bottles of dandelion & burdock, which I preferred the taste of, but I liked the lurid green colour of cream soda better, so nearly always bought CS with my pocket money. If you returned the bottles to the shop, the shopkeeper gave you money.
Sajehar wrote:Does anyone else remember Camp Coffee? It was like concentrated liquid coffee in a tall skinny square bottle.
When I was a teenager nobody I knew had a jar of proper coffee, but there was always a bottle of Camp available for the "coffee drinkers."
It was vile stuff, especially if made with steralised milk... YUK :pinch: :pinch: :pinch:
Do I remember camp coffee? I have some in the cupboard in the kitchen, yes you can still buy it, I don't drink the stuff, use it for flavouring in cooking... :lol:
Lyons 'Showboats' - a chocolate shell with crumbled cake in the bottom and some type of creamy stuff on top. They were heaven!

I left home in 1973 when I was 18 and myself and my roommate used to always treat ourselves to a box of those every Friday (pay day!).

Apart from that we mostly ate things out of tins, tinned curry, tinned beefburgers, tinned mince, tinned stew, with almost everything being served with tinned macaroni cheese, tinned baked beans and, of course a slice of white bread and marg. Not a perfect diet but we were slim and full of energy, mind you, we were 18!