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Does anyone still buy tinned fruit?

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TossDaily Sun 18-Feb-18 21:19:52

I've just had some tinned pears and it felt like I'd gone back in time!

I bought them on a whim - I was brought up on tinned fruit on Sunday evenings, but it's just not something I usually buy these days.

One bite and all the memories came flooding back. Tinned pears with chocolate Angel Delight...tinned mandarin oranges with evaporated milk...fruit cocktail with ice-cream...

I think it's time for a revival.

Perendinate Sun 18-Feb-18 21:21:31

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lucysmam Sun 18-Feb-18 21:21:38

Yep, we always have a selection of tinned fruit in the cupboard!

Most popular atm is pineapple smile

Meandmy4 Sun 18-Feb-18 21:22:56

Meeeee !... peaches,pears and pineapple

GoAndAskDaddy Sun 18-Feb-18 21:23:15

I keep it in for when we run out of fruit.

AnyFucker Sun 18-Feb-18 21:23:27

I love tinned pears

Fresh pears are a faff not worth the trouble. Ditto pineapple.

Minestheoneinthegreen Sun 18-Feb-18 21:23:45

I buy tinned grapefruit. I love grapefruit but they do tend to languish until wizened. Tinned is less effort and have lots of juice.

WindyWednesday Sun 18-Feb-18 21:23:47

Yes, timed pears or peaches and cream is a perfectly acceptable family pudding at the weekend.

implantsandaDyson Sun 18-Feb-18 21:23:56

I never stopped grin We eat a lot of tinned peaches in this house - kids have them for breakfast, sometimes they bring some in for lunches in school. I use tinned pears in salads, mango as well.

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 18-Feb-18 21:24:33

Very rarely but occasionally buy a tin of pineapple to make a kind of crushed pineapple relish to go with gammon. Oh and tinned peach and pineapple crumble is fabulous.
And once a year a tin of raspberries for the truffle at Christmas!

ChishandFips33 Sun 18-Feb-18 21:24:34

Me! I've just tucked in to a tin of pineapple

Always buy in juice not syrup though 😇

CMOTDibbler Sun 18-Feb-18 21:24:56

Yes - I love tinned fruit cocktail, and pineapple, mango, prunes, cherries and peach are very popular here

SnackMaBitchUp Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:09

I love a del monte fruit salad! My kids love tinned peaches and ice cream.

XmasInTintagel Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:12

Yep, handy as it doesn't go off, and available all year :-)

numbereightyone Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:16

I have just started to buy tinned fruit again. It's really good.

TossDaily Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:24

Yes, that's what I thought about fresh pairs. They're always so disappointing.

Fruit in general can be a bit hit and miss when it's fresh. I feel like I've hit on something.

(God, with this and the milk deliveries, I'm turning into my nana).

treaclesoda Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:37

I love tinned pears. They are never too hard or too soft, always just right.

Also love tinned mandarins. And prunes.

I love tinned fruit in general actually, although only individuals fruits, I don't like fruits mixed together...

Namechangedtoscream Sun 18-Feb-18 21:25:49

Yes. I've been living off tinned peaches in syrup due to HG

yorkshireyummymummy Sun 18-Feb-18 21:26:15

Yes! Tinned pineapple is very good and much more reasonable than buying a pineapple and throwing it out three weeks later!
Tinned apricots are lovely for tarts aux (insert fruit name) with a frangipane. Tinned pears are always ripe and YUM!
My mum used to do a pudding with mandarins.........drain the mandarins and put in a soufflé type dish. Make custard with egg yolks, cornflour, sugar and milk. Pour on top of mandarins. Make a meringue with the egg whites and put on top of custard. Bake in medium oven for about 20 mins till golden! Yum yum yum.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 18-Feb-18 21:26:24

Yep - DH is having chemo at the moment and doesn't have much of an appetite, but can always manage a bowl of tinned pears and tinned fruit cocktail with Birds instant custard. He can't have fresh fruit or fresh custard at the moment as he's on a neutropenic diet, so it feels like a real treat to him. It takes me back to being a child at my nan's, we used to have tinned peach slices with evaporated milk for pudding.

strawberriesaregood Sun 18-Feb-18 21:26:49

I always have tinned pineapple for pizza, and for this one Chinese noodle recipe I make sometimes. Fresh pineapple doesn’t work so well.

Ploppymoodypants Sun 18-Feb-18 21:26:52

Oooh yes, tonnes peaches and double cream. Yummy.
Also make a crumble out of tinned peaches if I have run out of frozen summer fruits or apples (don’t like fresh but out of season fruit from supermarket as it tastes hard)

Pumpkinisland89 Sun 18-Feb-18 21:27:33

Love warmed pears with ice cream and cinammon. Yum!

LtGreggs Sun 18-Feb-18 21:28:08

Yes we get them - makes a good pudding (just on its own, or with ice cream if lucky). I also put in to packwd lunches (decant in to single portion tupperware). I shop once a week - good to have for later part of week.

We like pears, apricots, peaches, pineapple.

TossDaily Sun 18-Feb-18 21:28:09

I only go for the ones in juice, not syrup.

I'm excited by the prospect of tinned mango! I adore mango, but it's so often disappointingly hard and dry when it comes prepared in plastic, and fresh ones are such a messy faff.

And, there's the added bonus of being prepared for win!

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