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Wait a minute, in what universe is 'Gold' spread new?

(38 Posts)
hugoagogo Fri 06-Jun-14 20:46:52

DM used to buy this 20 years ago, until me and dsd petitioned against it, due to toast slimeyness.

It was always horrible stuff, one of the earliest low fat spreads. Yeuch.

I remember it, it was disgusting! Like an oil slick mixed with yellow emulsion [yukfaceemotion]

threepiecesuite Fri 06-Jun-14 20:56:01

I'm testing it for Mumsnet. It's absolutely horrid, even for free.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 06-Jun-14 20:59:25

St Ivel Gold - the taste of shite...

Bunbaker Fri 06-Jun-14 21:00:12

Why do you ask? Has it been relaunched?

No universe. I associate it with grandmas house in the eighties

Mintyy Fri 06-Jun-14 21:03:01

Heh heh!

Mil used St Ivel Gold when I first got together with dh (1991). I shan't be revisiting.

napoleonsnose Fri 06-Jun-14 21:03:02

My mum did Weight Watchers 30+ years ago and she used to buy this. Revolting stuff, made the toast turn into a soggy, slimy mess.

CarpeJugulum Fri 06-Jun-14 21:06:27

Oh god. I hated this stuff...

I actually used stork on my toast in preference to using Gold... <barf>

CakeyCakeyCakey Fri 06-Jun-14 21:08:35

I tested it for mumsnet I liked it...

Yoghurty Fri 06-Jun-14 21:12:36

Ugh, my parents used St Ivel Gold when I was growing up. It claims responsibility for my dislike of all margarines. Blergh.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 06-Jun-14 21:14:25


My mum used to buy Gold too, because she thought buying low fat spread instead of butter would melt the excess stones away. Vile, vile stuff.

ChunkyPickle Fri 06-Jun-14 21:18:21

Ugh.. my nan used to use it. Horrible.
You couldn't get me to have it even if you paid me.

TheAmazingChandler Fri 06-Jun-14 21:18:23

My neighbours had this in the 80s. They lived of that on mighty white bread, ski yoghurts and start breakfast cereal.

Aliceinvodkaland Fri 06-Jun-14 21:22:39

i used to live off vitalite, cos my mum used to like the container after it had been used grin

GatoradeMeBitch Fri 06-Jun-14 22:26:44

Has anyone who ate it in the 80s tried it now? I would say I can't imagine it selling if it tastes as bad as it used to, but it was popular enough back then.

Maybe they were encouraged to come back after Flora started to taste just the same?

Doubtfuldaphne Fri 06-Jun-14 22:40:39

I tested it for mumsnet too and found it salty and greasy. Not very impressed but everyone else in the family liked it.

KatoPotato Fri 06-Jun-14 22:43:48

What about golden -stomach- churn? With it's fancy lid that was done away with after a year or so!

unusuallyboard Fri 06-Jun-14 22:44:31

Wasn't there a full fat version or have I imagined that? I liked it, it tasted like synthetic butter spread confused

Vitalite I disliked. It tasted like grease

VivaLeBeaver Fri 06-Jun-14 22:51:49

The light version was a pale blue lid with a gold cross and there was a full fat version with a darker blue lid and gold cross if I remembered.

I used to buy it as I was the lowest fat spread. Didnt mind the taste, was ok.

squoosh Fri 06-Jun-14 22:55:31

I noticed the new ads and thought 'But hasn't this bum grease been on the market for years?'.

YouaintDolly Fri 06-Jun-14 23:00:59

Anyone else got the vitalight song going through their heads?smile
Mmmmm vitalight....

VivaLeBeaver Fri 06-Jun-14 23:04:02


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