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Treats from my childhood.

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GlobalDisaster Mon 07-Jan-13 11:32:31

When I was a child, my Mom would often take to to the local department store for a special treat in the 50's style cafe.
The treat? Coke float in a sundae glass ,complete with doilly and long spoon; and sometimes an iced bun spread thickly with butter. Delish! Knocks spots off cupkcakes and bottled juice which seem to be today's standard fayre.

soaccidentprone Wed 09-Jan-13 18:18:36

evaporated milk, usually on tinned peaches or tinned mandarin segments.

Fizz bombs - used to make your tongue a vivid colour

Vesta meals (we thought we were sophisticated eating paella)!

Frozen french bread pizza's (exotic)


Tuppence2 Wed 09-Jan-13 19:31:33

Treats from my gran:
A scoop of ice cream in my glass of lemonade
Raspberries with squirty cream zapped in the middle of it
Rhubarb sticks dipped in sugar

Treats from my mum:
Pancakes smothered in lemon curd
Iceberg sundaes from Mark Toney (vanilla ice ream with mint and chocolate sauces, 1 of those spiral wafers with chocolate in the middle and an after eight in the top!)
Angel Delight

GlobalDisaster Wed 09-Jan-13 20:16:21

Vesta mealls. They were vile ,but dad used to buy them from the cash and carry. You were lucky if you got two prawns in the paella.
Fizz boms, yes I remeber them well.
I love tinned mandarins ,with evap. I'm going to get some and make a trifle( with ahmed jelly, I'm veggie
didn'thvae french bread pizza, used to like those ham and cheese escalopes, now what were they called?

Zapotek Wed 09-Jan-13 22:40:32


To those of you who look back with nostalgia at sitting outside pubs in the 70s, you'll probably enjoy some of this thread.

Zapotek Wed 09-Jan-13 22:40:54

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