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Sod it - a thread about a thread - but lunchbox contents - really??!!

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CateBlanket Wed 30-Apr-14 16:17:57

Is my child the only one who never has any of the following in her lunchbox:

chorizo (have no idea how you pronounce it)
smoked salmon trimmings
a spinach cake
homemade pear and ginger muffin
bagel with pastrami & smoked cheese
Cous cous
minted lamb

any kind of fruit, veg or salad

Please tell me that there are MNetters who send their children to school with a cheese sandwich on white bread, a frube and a Penguin?

And squash (the drink not the veg).

landrover Wed 30-Apr-14 16:19:54

yeeeeep me :-)

ThisIsLID Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:21

Not me but I don't count as I am not British and am yet to get used to sandwiches every single lunch time.

CoilRegret Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:36

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Oldskoolschooluniform Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:41

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TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:43

<puts up hand>

My DCs would think I had take leave of my senses if I have them a spinach cake.

Ds1 is 15. For his lunch today he took 2 ham,cheese and pickle rolls, a chicken drumstick, a chocolate milkshake, a piece of birthday cake, a club, a packet of pickled onion monster munch, a twix and a banana.

landrover Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:57

oop smile went wrong! smile

shakinstevenslovechild Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:59

Sandwich, apple, whatever biscuit is on special offer, some sort of cheese and a yoghurt here. If I'm feeling adventurous I'll fo a cheese or ham wrap instead of a sandwich, that's about as exotic as it gets here grin

dietstartstmoz Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:00

Mine have never eaten anything off the top list and would be horrified at any of those. Mine have sandwich, crisps-yes a whole bag, yogurt, choc bar and some grapes, sliced apple. And squash.

landrover Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:10

Tantrums thats a disgrace wink sounds yummy though!

Heathcliff27 Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:34

Yep me.

Ham sandwich, crisps, frube, banana, mini roll and a fruit shoot. Our school is one of the very few who don't have lunchbox police. We break all the rules and don't give a flying fuckeroo.

TheFantasticMrsFox Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:35

But The Lunchbox Police cate <wrings hands> grin

TBH I guess if you sometimes put in a Penguin bar and sometimes a homemade courgette and artichoke muffin then on a thread you will always mention the latter. I doubt every lunchbox listed on that thread was 100% as it left the house this morning apart from DS's grin

BadRoly Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:48

I will make you feel better - all 4 of my dc generally have in their pack up:
Cheese roll (white) or wrap (also white)
Apple, grapes or melon
Cucumber or carrot
Cheese dipper, baby bel, yogurt or cheese cubes
Mr Kipling Angel cake or mini pack of biscuits

Sometimes they will have a pack of raisins or dried apricot and on a Friday they have a bag of crisps.

None of them like any of your list except dc3 who is a bit partial to bagels with smoked salmon (and scrambled egg so not really practical for a pack up).

Oldskoolschooluniform Wed 30-Apr-14 16:22:57

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MimsyBorogroves Wed 30-Apr-14 16:23:43

Yep, sandwich (though on brown bread wink), aldi version of a frube, 2 pieces of fruit and some sort of a treat here.

SergeantJarhead Wed 30-Apr-14 16:23:57

I don't have children old enough to do packed lunches yet Op but I remember with great fondness cheese and colelslaw sandwiches on WHITE bread, with 'own brand' cheese and onion crisps, a munch bunch yoghurt and SHOCK FUCKING HORROR ... a Greggs cupcake :D ... all in a lurid pink Barbie lunchbox.

Rock on >:}

ProfYaffle Wed 30-Apr-14 16:24:17

hummus/hummous/houmus sandwich is the only kind my dd1 will eat! She has it with a breakaway and a frube though grin

SergeantJarhead Wed 30-Apr-14 16:24:30

In my own packed lunches when I was a kid* fuck sakes. Forgot to add it hehe.

Martorana Wed 30-Apr-14 16:25:16

I don't believe the lunch box police stories

in 18 years as a parent I have never heard of such a thing in real life

Gurnie Wed 30-Apr-14 16:25:17

Funny thread! I like it! I am somewhere in between op but I do appreciate what you are saying and I loathe it when people come on saying "Is this lunch healthy enough? A cube of cheese, pepper and carrot sticks, oat cakes, water, orange, piece of malt loaf" and then other posters come on to critique it!

I live in a sort of "right on" area of a small city and there are loads of olive eating youngsters here, I do love living here but can certainly see the funny side "Of course it's seaweed Wilhem, you've tried it many times" and other priceless comments I've overheard.

SueDNim Wed 30-Apr-14 16:25:27

DD has fruit or veg every day and it comes back untouched 9 times out of 10. I am tempted to starve her into submission, but she probably still wouldn't eat it.

Andanotherthing123 Wed 30-Apr-14 16:26:00

Yanbu - ds age 6 won't let us put a kit kat in his lunchbox cos it's against school rules. Can't stand all that middle class hysteria about what kids eat.

Heathcliff27 Wed 30-Apr-14 16:26:07

Back in the late 70's when I was at primary school I remember a boy took tomato soup in a flask, we thought he was very modern.

Mrsdoasyouwouldbedoneby Wed 30-Apr-14 16:26:26

I will confess to lunch box guilt yesterday. I felt bad about the boring lunch I usually send. So made, yes made, some flat breads for DS's lunch today. He had it with half a pepperoni chopped up and some salad.... Which came about because I had put some peppers and onion on his el cheapo pizza last night and had some left over... Usually it is ham sandwich, yog tube, cheese string, carton of real fruit juice watered down, some kind of snack bar and/ chedders and fruit.

Gurnie Wed 30-Apr-14 16:26:47

Just for info Dd had today a white pitta and a baby bell, pepper sticks, packet of crisps and some orange juice. She barely eats anything at school no matter what I pack anyway.

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