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JustineBMumsnet · 01/09/2020 09:29

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The way parents and schools think about the contents of children’s lunchboxes has changed over the years, but the excitement of realising mum or dad has given you a favourite treat remains the same. With that in mind, Soreen would like to hear about the school packed lunch inclusions you fondly remember from your childhood.

Here’s what Soreen has to say: “We all want our children to enjoy their school packed lunch and feel full and energised for the afternoon of learning ahead.

But we know it can be tricky finding that sweet spot– those healthier lunchbox items that you’re happy to give your children but which won’t come home in the lunchbox untouched! Then there are the school food guidelines to think about too!

That’s why we’re introducing Soreen Lunchbox Loaves, the healthier snack that is squidgy and delicious. Each individually wrapped mini loaf contains a source of fibre and is low in saturated fat. They also contain over 50% less sugar and 70% less fat than the average cake bar and are available in 4 deliciously fruity flavours – banana, apple, malt and strawberry. Not forgetting that they’re nut free and suitable for vegetarian diets.

Plus Soreen Lunchbox Loaves are school compliant so will keep the teachers happy too!“

Perhaps you remember homemade treats making you smile? Maybe a slice of malt loaf brightened up your lunchtime? Is there anything you had for school packed lunch that you give to your children today?

Whatever the school lunchbox items you remember being your favourites when you were a child, share them on the thread below to be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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fishnships · 15/09/2020 20:40

Cheese and pickle sandwiches, wrapped in greaseproof paper. Memories of school trips...

vickyors · 15/09/2020 20:47

Ok, this is bad. My family didn't believe in snacks. So I took these rusk dog biscuits. I was teased mercilessly, clearly.
My favourite snack- which we were never allowed- would be cheddars.

Nic165 · 15/09/2020 21:04

Lettuce sandwich with salt and home baked banana bread 😋

nevergoingoutagain · 15/09/2020 22:43

Can't beat a cheese and pickle sandwich!

Elliebobtail · 16/09/2020 06:58

Cheese and pickle sandwiches were my favourite for a while 😋 I really can’t remember getting any treats.
My kids love having anything sweet in theirs. Soreen is always a win.

trytobe · 16/09/2020 08:12

Petites filous yoghurt on a digestive biscuit was my favourite! I taught my eldest this taste sensation! Youngest hates yoghurt!

Rubyduby26 · 16/09/2020 09:16

I used to love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, BN biscuits, the one with the smily face and you could get chocolate or strawberry flavour! Also used to like flapjacks and cheese strings, all really healthy 😂🙈.

My son is 2 so have not had to do proper packed lunches yet but we always take soreen for a picnic, our favourite flavours are the strawberry, banana or the limited edition Easter ones with chocolate chips in!

wedidntstartthefires · 16/09/2020 09:31

Homemade yogurt and a small box of raisins were my favourite.

claza93 · 16/09/2020 15:49

My mums homemade fruit cake with lashings of butter on top!

Coffeemummy123 · 16/09/2020 20:31

A sweet treat at the end of luncheon meat or ox tongue sandwiches and a packet of crisps was the literal cherry on the cake. It was usually an almond slice from the local cake shop (child of the 70s) or a slab of buttered Soreen malt loaf. It was the only thing with dried fruit i would eat as the texture and taste is so yum.

sheepysheep · 16/09/2020 21:51

I was at boarding school so I didn’t have packed lunches but my favourite thing for picnics in the holidays were homemade sausage rolls. I now do a lot of endurance sport so have discovered soreen.... one loaf = 100 miles on the bike! The berry and seed one is the best

RingORingORoses · 16/09/2020 21:55

'potted meat' bought from the deli counter in wax sandwiches on white bread

'cheddarie' cheese spread sandwiches

RingORingORoses · 16/09/2020 21:58

@sheepysheep sorreen in cubes is perfect for long distance me through 2 marathons and the training beforehand......not too sweet but perfect balance for an energy boost. my family thought it was odd to cut into cubes!

theres only so many jelly babies and sports gels you can handle!

sheepysheep · 16/09/2020 22:41

@RingORingORoses I totally agree! I like to eat real food too. It doesn’t make you feel queasy like the gels / cubes / sweets. Plus with Soreen you get to slather it in butter which helps replace electrolytes too, win win!!

TellMeItsNotTrue · 16/09/2020 23:32

We didn't have the mini loaves then but sometimes I'd have 2 slices of a full Soreen loaf with margarine on

Crisps definitely, I've always loved crisps

1969angep · 17/09/2020 14:21

I really don’t remember having a packed lunch. I do remember paste sandwiches on picnics though 🤪

NickMyLipple · 17/09/2020 15:44

I used to love cheese and cucumber sandwhiches. I also remember going on a school trip aged about 10 with a can of Shandy Bass which I chose at the petrol station the night before. What was my mum thinking?!

vickybarnes · 17/09/2020 21:45

Sandwich spread. And to this day even the thought makes me retch a little bit

LaceyBetty · 18/09/2020 16:20

Peanut butter and jelly on crackers! The. Best.

BettySweaty · 18/09/2020 21:05

Salad cream sandwich with home made white bread. An apple with sugar to dip.. A spangles bar..

(And when home for a treat , malt bread under the grill topped with banana and brown sugar.😁)

inchoccyheaven · 18/09/2020 22:19

Tinned salmon and cucumber sandwiches. In a care bear lunch box. Tracker bars and squash in flask that leaked !

ISBN111 · 18/09/2020 23:42

Packed lunches were a big deal in the 1980’s. The school dinners were truly awful. Bussed in from the big school’s kitchen and reheated.

But my family did’nt agree with packed lunches, so it was make your own buttie, no jam allowed only marmite or peanut butter, a piece of fruit and a yoghurt which regularly spilled in my lunch box.

Not sure what was worse, that or the terrible hotpot.

I remember the treats other kids had.. munch bunch yoghurt, hedgehog crisps.

Do you remember that kid who had a packet of crisps at break every day and used to offer them round with her hand closed over the crisps so you might only be able to get one small one?

SeanCailleach · 19/09/2020 07:55

Tomato soup in a flask
Wholemeal soda bread with butter
Treacle flapjacks made thin and crispy
An orange with the peel scored so I could peel it myself

Cherryup · 19/09/2020 08:43

I loved the banana in my packed lunch as my mum would score a different message on the skin each day.

cheekylittledevil · 19/09/2020 08:54

A dark chocolate mint Club biscuit in my Snoopy lunchbox!

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