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What do you still buy that you're convinced no one else still does?

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SomewhereInbetween1 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:21:46

Title may have been a slight exaggeration, but is there anything you continue to purchase ( be it groceries, cleaning products, home bits etc) that is maybe seen as outdated, useless, old fashioned or just generally unliked by the masses , that you continue to buy?

Mine is Fisherman's Friend. I love them but have never found anyone else who still buys them!

Scarlett555 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:25:01

Boil in the bag cod in butter sauce. Don't think anyone else has bought them since the 1970s. They remind me of my mum.

SpinneyHill Tue 15-Oct-19 11:29:13

Another boil in the bag fan here, also love bovril and crispy pancakes

SomewhereInbetween1 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:30:29

Scarlett555 I've not seen them, but they sound delicious!

Rafiple Tue 15-Oct-19 11:30:34

I still buy fisherman's friends! Pretty much always have a packet around.

ladyratterley Tue 15-Oct-19 11:30:49

My DP buys Fisherman's Friend too! Horrible things.

SpinneyHill Tue 15-Oct-19 11:30:50

Lorne sausages(square sausage meat without skin for those who don't know) always get a reaction when I offer them

missmouse101 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:31:05

£10 a month mobile phone top up voucher. Fray Bentos pies. Angel Delight.

Loopytiles Tue 15-Oct-19 11:32:29

Angel Delight still exists?! Must get some to give DC a taste of my childhood!

DH uses hankies and complains they are hard to find.

peachgreen Tue 15-Oct-19 11:32:58

Ooh I've always got a packet of Angel Delight in the cupboard!

Mine is semolina. And I mix it with custard powder to make rice creamola because you can't buy that any more!

FastAway Tue 15-Oct-19 11:36:33

I’ve just bought a salad spinner.

Redshoeblueshoe Tue 15-Oct-19 11:37:48

DH buys Fisherman's Friend. I have a packet of Angel Delight in the cupboard.

SomewhereInbetween1 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:38:28

peachgreen rice creamolina sounds good!
loopytiles I always see hankies in Next!

OverthinkingThis Tue 15-Oct-19 11:40:24

Salad cream
Tinned fruit

Em8725 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:42:02

Tin of spam, I always have one in the cupboard.

My Nan buys fisherman’s friends, always gives me a packet for Christmas 😂

IncrediblySadToo Tue 15-Oct-19 11:43:13

You must have missed the thread about this about a month ago it was really interesting. No idea how to find it now though!

I eat Keto these days, but if I didn’t I’d buy some Findus Cheese things. I lived with a relative when I first went vegetarian and she hated anyone in her kitchen and was a hard core meat eater, so I practically lived on the bloody things 🤣. Haven’t had one in years.

Even after the long list on the other thread, I still can’t think of anything (food or otherwise) that I still buy that’s considered ‘out dated’ 🤔

Wherearemyminions Tue 15-Oct-19 11:43:51

Brasso, Goddards foaming silver cleaner and dried marrowfat peas, all getting harder to find other than online!

suspended Tue 15-Oct-19 11:44:00

Angel Delight

SheSaidNoFuckThat Tue 15-Oct-19 11:44:40

@Scarlett555 I buy the ones in Parsley sauce, don't like the butter sauce

SheSaidNoFuckThat Tue 15-Oct-19 11:46:15

@SpinneyHill I love Lorne sausage, best from a Scottish butchers not the frozen crap though

Scarlett555 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:50:02

@SheSaidNoFuckThat the parsley sauce ones are easier to come by so must be more popular. I only like the butter sauce ones. My mum used to make them for me with mashed potatoes and peas. Ultimate comfort food.

Ohilovedinosaurs Tue 15-Oct-19 11:50:09

@Loopytiles I saw loads of hankies in Debenham last week. DP and I had a conversation wondering who on earth still buys them (and now we know wink) but, in hindsight, I expect they'll be the next eco ethical thing being boasted about by the eco insta huns. Cloth bums, wipes, reusable bags, no plastic, hankies replacing tissues must be next

SpringIsSprung1 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:59:06

I still use gravy browning or gravy salt. My mum made the best roast beef gravy with itsmile

SheSaidNoFuckThat Tue 15-Oct-19 12:01:10

@Scarlett555 Farmfoods and my local Asda sell them both, Asda have their own in butter sauce too

joyfullittlehippo Tue 15-Oct-19 12:01:23

I know I’m not the only one but I feel like no one my age buys bar soap now.

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