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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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Emilia10 · 19/09/2020 09:19

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Osquito · 19/09/2020 10:07

Fruit roll-ups (the American, lurid ones that cemented your jaws together. Bonus points if it was blue.) Ah, the 90s...

itsonlysubterfuge · 19/09/2020 12:18

I always had chicken and cheese or honey and peanut butter sandwiches growing up. My DD enjoys have nutella sandwiches made with tortillas instead of sandwich bread. My DH loves the banana flavoured Soren when we make packed lunches for travelling.

ConquestEmpireHungerPlague · 19/09/2020 12:40

My mum used to make ace sandwiches - marmite and cress, liver pate, tomatoes with the skins taken off, or lettuce from my dad's allotment with salad cream. They were always a bit limp by lunchtime, which I really liked and is impossible to replicate given that the lunchbox-in-warm-classroom experience isn't part of the equation anymore. She also used to make us little fruit jellies in a pot covered with clingfilm. I'm amazed at the effort she went to with retrospect. At the time, I wanted bags of crisps and chocolate biscuit bars like everyone else.

Tairbear · 19/09/2020 12:59

Ow my absolute favourite as a child was cheese, apple and cucumber cut into little equal sized cubes.

Not sure it would pass the school lunch requirements these days (mine child is 3). Is anyone knows the answer please let me know. Thanks

Boofips · 19/09/2020 14:58

I loved the Trio bars! We used to sing the theme tune at the lunch tables and it was quite a status to have one in your lunch box!

iklboo · 19/09/2020 15:48

Childhood lunchbox was usually when we went on school day trips. It was pretty much always:

Prem (luncheon meat) sandwich & piccalilli on Warburtons toastie bread
Carton of orange squash
Blue Riband or Taxi biscuit (sometimes a Viscount if I was lucky)
Packet of sausage & tomato XL crisps

EasyLifer · 19/09/2020 16:04

At infant and junior school I went home for lunch, as we lived very near to school and most mums didn't work in those days (60s).

In senior school (70s) I remember peanut butter or chocolate spread sandwiches, trio or club biscuit, and those fish and chips shaped snacks in the packet that looked like newspaper. Not a fruit or salad item to be seen!

flowersfromheaven · 19/09/2020 19:43

Jam and peanut butter sandwiches and I still have them for my pack up for work.

HumphreyGoodmanswife · 19/09/2020 20:45

Cheese & crackers, cheese sandwich or just lumps of cheese Blush. An apple, mini popcorn bags and an orange club or trio!

Vinosaurus · 19/09/2020 21:29

Hedgehog Crisps - made with real hedgehogs dontcha know.

Midnight0 · 19/09/2020 22:35

sweetclems, yoghurts and salami, cheese and cucumber sandwich

Snog · 19/09/2020 22:50

Oh my goodness yes malt loaf and a thick layer of butter!
I also liked baguettes with stinky soft cheese but my classmates objected.

Jobseeker19 · 20/09/2020 09:23

capri sun and chocochip go-ahead bars

duggerlugs · 20/09/2020 09:30

I recall soup in a flask, trio, Capri suns, billy bear, luncheon meat or paste sandwiches. Fruit, viscounts or club biscuits..thingie crisps or tangy toms crisps. Raisin boxes and if a school trip maybe a quarter bag of sweets like shebhert pips or cola cubes.

Whatthebloodyell · 20/09/2020 12:23

Hula hoops, dairy lea triangles and a penguin.

Kweenxo · 20/09/2020 22:11

Tuna sandwich, cheese puffs (in those mini packets haha), and sunny delight.

Whenever I have wotsits these days or sunny delight, it always brings back memories.

TheQueenOfTheNight · 20/09/2020 22:31

My packed lunches usually contained sandwiches with Shipham's chicken paste, which came in a tiny glass bottle. I'm sure the ingredients were horrific as it cost pennies! I liked it though.
I'd sometimes get some home baking, a fairy cake or a slice of fruit loaf maybe.

catwithflowers · 21/09/2020 04:06

I lived close to my school so went home for lunch. My favourite lunch, which my mum made me most days, was a Wensleydale, tomato and beetroot sandwich on white Mother's Pride bread and a mint Club biscuit or Breakaway. And Kia Ora orange squash. Eaten whilst watching The Sullivans on the telly 😊

Merryweather80 · 21/09/2020 10:44

I used to have crackers and cheese. Sometimes crisps or a biscuit. Always an apple or banana to eat and squash to drink. I love soreen. We've tried all the new flavours I think the banana and original are our favourites. My family have a slice as a snack after school.

IsoIsobaby20 · 21/09/2020 20:39

White bread roll with with thin ham and salad cream and just a bit of ice berg lettuce I loved salad cream...still do.

KandJblog · 22/09/2020 11:59

Babybels. Or fruit winders!!

Hopezibah · 22/09/2020 22:08

Chocolate spread sandwich was always the treat item if I was lucky! Other than that I would look forward to my apple which always seemed crunchier in those days than they do now.

jellybeanpopper · 25/09/2020 12:52

Hi, @JustineBMumsnet when are you running this prize draw?

JustineBMumsnet · 25/09/2020 12:55

Hi @jellybeanpopper we'll be running the prize draw on this (and a few other) discussions next week Smile

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