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Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2015
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Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I do vaguely recall Five Boys. There was also the Milky Bar Kid whose bespectacled face did appear on the wrapper of Milky Bars (white chocolate). You can still get Milky Bars, now made by Nestlé...
Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I used to love the interplay between Johnners and Fred Trueman on Test Match Special, whilst this was later than the 1950s it was often about eating - eating the cakes sent in by listeners :).
Forum: The lounge 22nd December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I miss blancmange. Can you still buy it anywhere? Used to come as a powder in cardboard packets I think. We used to have it for pud after Sunday lunch :).
Forum: The lounge 22nd December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Actually, animal fat isn't bad for you any more (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-science-of-saturated-fat-a-big-fat-surprise-about-nutrition-9692121.html) :)....
Forum: The lounge 21st December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Mars bars were 4d when I first ate one, and Milky Ways were 3d. A price hike to 6d for the Mars was a bit much! They were huge back then - or perhaps my mouth was smaller :).
Forum: The lounge 21st December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember those aeroplane fireworks now you mention it. The H&S police would have a fit nowadays! It was Horace Batchelor on Radio Luxembourg; he used to advertise his "infra-draw method" for...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember Vesta curries - and they're still available but either my memory is playing tricks or they're not as good as they used to be. Our radiogram had a "magic eye" tuning indicator.
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Forum: The lounge 18th December 2015
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Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Forum: The lounge 17th December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Aha! The Ivalek :). We had one of those, possibly an earlier model as it had a second smaller knob to adjust the "cat's whisker". We could never get it to work so father took it to a radio shop...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Could be worse, they might have been feeding cats with it ...

When I lived in Hemel Hempstead my favourite curry house was busted because of the number of rodents in the kitchen. They did the...
Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,113
Posted By Otto
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Out here in the sticks we don't have mains gas so I still buy Ovoids for my stove. I don't know how they're produced these days but they chuck out a lot of heat and are reasonably smokeless. The...
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