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to ask what did your packed lunch consisted of when you were at primary school?

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blubberball Thu 30-Mar-17 14:25:37

I was at primary school in the early 90s. I don't remember any lunchbox police at all. For years I took in coleslaw sandwiches (I can't stand coleslaw now), a flask of orange squash, a packet of crisps and a kitkat.

WhatHaveIFound Thu 30-Mar-17 14:27:15

Two slices of white bread with fish or meat past and a Penguin biscuit. No drink, i had water at school. (mid to late 80s).

WhatHaveIFound Thu 30-Mar-17 14:27:39


Tobuyornot99 Thu 30-Mar-17 14:28:39

Paste or spam sandwiches, a penguin or club biscuit, a banana that I put in the bin blush late 80s.

itsbetterthanabox Thu 30-Mar-17 14:28:50

.A peanut butter or cheese and pickle sandwich on granary
.Cheese and onion crisps
.Carrot and cucumber sticks
.A satsuma
.An apple
.Bottle of water

Sometimes as a treat I'd have cold oven pizza instead of the sandwich. I loved that!

RegTheMonkey1 Thu 30-Mar-17 14:28:57

Didn't have one. I had school dinners in the canteen.

Melawen Thu 30-Mar-17 14:29:07

Marmite sandwiches, crisps, and a penguin probably! With squash in a flask.

itsbetterthanabox Thu 30-Mar-17 14:29:25

I was mid/late 90s.

IndianaMoleWoman Thu 30-Mar-17 14:30:41

Paste or ham sandwich, carton of drink, Kit Kat or Penguin bar (or a mint viscount if I was especially lucky), packet of crisps, an apple. Late 80s to mid-90s.

watchoutformybutt Thu 30-Mar-17 14:30:43

Sandwich or cheese and crackers, yogurt, fruit and a penguin. Crisps very rarely. That was in the 90's

armpitz Thu 30-Mar-17 14:30:44

Ham sandwich
Banana or apple

BigGreenOlives Thu 30-Mar-17 14:30:55

1970s White bread with jam, lemon curd or marmite. Club biscuit or sometimes a viscount biscuit. I was quite skinny!

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 30-Mar-17 14:31:28

Early 90's cheese and pickle or cheese and coleslaw sandwich, petit filous, Apple or grapes then either harvest bar, trio, cartoonies or club biscuit. Occasionally either a packet of mini cheddars or packet of hula hoops.

Groovee Thu 30-Mar-17 14:31:59

A roll or sandwich with ham or cheese. A packet of crisps and a chocolate. Occasionally a yoghurt. Never fruit. I barely remember us having fruit in the house. My gran supplied me with lots of fruit.

BarbarianMum Thu 30-Mar-17 14:32:02

Sandwich on brown bread, piece of fruit, one other thing (crisps/a biscuit/piece of cake). Water to drink. Early 80s.

LittlePigLittlePigLetMeIn Thu 30-Mar-17 14:33:02

A peanut butter or sandwich spread sandwich.
A yogurt with the foil lid that you had to break with a spoon or pull it open and risk it squirting.
A mint viscount chocolate biscuit or penguin.
An apple.

All in an old ice cream tub.

This was 1970's when bringing a packed lunch was a new idea.

carteblah Thu 30-Mar-17 14:33:56

Cheese/marmite sandwich, a packet of crisps, chocolate bar, satsuma or grapes. Can't remember what else- stuff like cheesestrings maybe? And we were only allowed water.

blubberball Thu 30-Mar-17 14:34:59

A lot of these items wouldn't be acceptable in some schools now would they?

carteblah Thu 30-Mar-17 14:35:17

That was in the early late 90s sorry

MrsBungle Thu 30-Mar-17 14:35:18

White bread sandwich with tuna made with salad cream. A packet of crisps and a wrapped biscuit such as a penguin. Maybe a piece of fruit too. This was mid-80s.

Sparklingbrook Thu 30-Mar-17 14:35:30

Ham or cheese sandwich on white.
Packet of crisps.
Penguin/Taxi/Blue Riband/Trio
Squash in a flask


MsTea Thu 30-Mar-17 14:35:59

Sandwich, yoghurt or mousse, cake and a chocolate bar. A chocolate biscuit for break. I can't remember what I drank, probably squash. Wouldn't be allowed now!

helpmeplease2045 Thu 30-Mar-17 14:36:38

White bread sandwich with either tuna / cheese and cucumber / peanut butter / ham
Carton of juice
Piece of fruit
Some sort of biscuit (e.g. wagon wheel!) or packet of crisps.
This would not pass the lunchbox police in my son's school today as cartons of juice and biscuit/crisps are banned.

Sunnydaysrock Thu 30-Mar-17 14:37:05

School early eighties to mid nineties. Always had either a penguin, trio or united. Sandwiches, often with sandwich spread (yuk now), or jam. Sometimes bought my own lunch on way to school as was dropped very early by my mum on her way to work, if so, i used to get those wafer marshmallow sandwich thingsgrin. Also a yogurt, and squash in the flask that would have matched my ET/my little pony/Goofy lunch box...It always leaked.

helpmeplease2045 Thu 30-Mar-17 14:37:21

This was early to mid 90s smile

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