Mourning food from your childhood that you can’t get anymore

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AngeloMysterioso Tue 04-May-21 10:31:48

I’m 10 weeks pregnant and having some very random cravings, unfortunately for stuff it’s impossible to get my hands on now! Specifically Birds Eye boil-in-the-bag chicken and mushroom casserole, Sainsbury’s cucumber relish, and Gino Ginelli tutti frutti ice cream.

Anyone else grieving for the amazing food of their youth that is now a distant memory?

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Aprilshowersandhail Tue 04-May-21 10:35:21

A frozen chocolate individual dessert called a Lovely.. Came in milk or dark chocolate and had a swirl of cream on the top..

dotty12345 Tue 04-May-21 10:37:48

Vesta beef risotto

InsideNumberNine Tue 04-May-21 10:40:01

Quosh Jungle Juice cordial. I can still remember the taste of it.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Tue 04-May-21 10:42:56

Asda used to do these cheese and onion rice cakes about 15 years ago that I loved to devour

SirDidymus Tue 04-May-21 10:44:16

Those hot custard puddings that you sprinkled biscuit crumbs on. Came in different flavours but cannot remember what they were called?

Mochudubh Tue 04-May-21 10:44:21


Vesta beef risotto

I think you can still get that -try Poundstretcher, they definitely do the Chow Mein.

I would bring back Border Creme Eggs, they had a tartan wrapper and chocolate fondant filling.

Thewolvesarerunningagain Tue 04-May-21 11:02:05

Abbey crunch biscuits. I don't know why but no other oat biscuit I've tried has ever tasted the same and I am resigned to never again enjoying an oaty biscuit without a secret melancholy sad

ponderinginpoughkeepsie Tue 04-May-21 11:03:43

Yes to Gino Ginelli Tutti Frutti!

reesewithoutaspoon Tue 04-May-21 11:08:07

yes to a Lovely. so chocolatey and I have mentioned it loads of times over the years and no one remembered them. So nice to see I wasnt dreaming it.

BrownEyedGirl80 Tue 04-May-21 11:09:59

Ready salted chipsticks.God knows why you can only get salt and vinegar.

farmerpalmer Tue 04-May-21 11:16:34

Heinz vegetable salad
Lucozade before they messed with it

And yes to the quosh

Clevs Tue 04-May-21 11:19:16

@SirDidymus Birds Hot chocolate crunch?

ChrissyPlummer Tue 04-May-21 11:21:16



Tulips2019 Tue 04-May-21 11:22:08

Abbey Crunch & Gino Genelli for sure

Aprilshowersandhail Tue 04-May-21 11:22:44

When I was a dc Quavers didn't have onion powder in.. Delicious.. Bloody awful now.

Clevs Tue 04-May-21 11:23:27

Walkers cheese Snaps (you can still get the spicy tomato ones but not the cheese ones).

Birds hot chocolate crunch pudding.

Chicken & bacon Crispy Pancakes.

Sara Lee chocolate gateau.

Super mousses.

Piglet crisps.

Any squash/fizzy drink that had full sugar. Today's versions with artificial sweeteners are 🤮

Apple & raspberry squash.

Cadbury's chocolate that tasted like it used to.

Orangina (I know you can still get it in small bottles at petrol stations but can't seem to find it in 2 litre bottles any more).

YouDoIDo Tue 04-May-21 11:39:36

The shot ice creams like little balls of flavoured ice.
Sunny D not the shite you get today.

emilyfrost Tue 04-May-21 11:40:33

It’s not food but I miss Panda Pops sad I can still taste them!

user1497207191 Tue 04-May-21 11:53:30

Walls sausage balls

idontlikealdi Tue 04-May-21 11:58:31

Oh my god Gino Ginelli!

Safeway used to do a smoked ham and chicken sandwich and it was our Saturday treat, it was so nice. I mourn it regularly.

Tandoori crisps, they were in a purple bag, can't remember the brand.

M&S Chicken tikka sandwich.

smogsville Tue 04-May-21 12:00:46

Sara Lee pecan danish. Great big round pastry from the freezer section with icing all over it. You warmed it through in the oven it had loads of cinnamon it was amazing. I would never make another pudding when we have people round if I could still buy this.

SirDidymus Tue 04-May-21 12:38:26


Oh, how I miss these. I was a child of the 80s so clearly it made a big impression on us all grin

Luckingfovely Tue 04-May-21 12:40:12

Horlicks Tablets

Ice Magic for ice cream

Tang powder for drinks

TheWayOfTheWorld Tue 04-May-21 12:40:15

Cheese and tomato pot noodles. I bloody loved those.

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