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Malthus

Great UK regional stuff

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A few examples of great stuff available in Northern Ireland not sold in the rest of the UK 

The nicest bread and crisps ever 

Club Orange is the best fizzy sugar filled drink and has orange bits , looks like Morrisons stock it so give it a go guys ūüĎć

Any examples from the rest of the UK , not just food 

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1 minute ago, swissy_fit said:

Are those foods/drink actually any different, or just different packaging? Would you pass a blind test on this?

Looks like a standard malt loaf, c/o crisps and Orangina to me. Rhetorical question as I wouldn't eat or drink any of them.

Bread and drink probably 50:50 

Tatyo crisps 100% like no other , a friends brother moved to Oz and got them shipped out he missed them so much 

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25 minutes ago, Malthus said:

A few examples of great stuff available in Northern Ireland not sold in the rest of the UK 

The nicest bread and crisps ever 

Club Orange is the best fizzy sugar filled drink and has orange bits , looks like Morrisons stock it so give it a go guys ūüĎć

Any examples from the rest of the UK , not just food 

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Tayto crisps are lush.  Luckily the morrisons has an Irish section and you can pick them up there.

Have you seen that there's a Tayto theme park? It's fucking sureal looking at the website, it's like Father Ted in real life....!

The large Chavda by the man city ground does irish batch bread. It's really solid, making your butties with this or having some as toast for brekkie fills you up!

https://groceries.asda.com/product/white-bread/irwins-irish-batch-white-bread/910000463804

 

 

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4 minutes ago, JFK said:

Tayto crisps are lush.  Luckily the morrisons has an Irish section and you can pick them up there.

Have you seen that there's a Tayto theme park? It's fucking sureal looking at the website, it's like Father Ted in real life....!

The large Chavda by the man city ground does irish batch bread. It's really solid, making your butties with this or having some as toast for brekkie fills you up!

https://groceries.asda.com/product/white-bread/irwins-irish-batch-white-bread/910000463804

 

 

The Tatyo with the theme park is a different company, their cheese and onion crisps are nice but a different flavour 

They also did this beauty 

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Yorkshire. In no particular order:

seabrooks crisps

saveloys (proper ones made by the butcher)

kippers (proper ones, smoked in the smoke house that has been there for over a hundred years)

prok pies (again made by local butcher. Daily) 

fish and chips (only good at the sea side)

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I remember Sunblest and Club Orange everywhere years ago so probably more an all-Ireland thing, like Tayto, than a regional UK thing

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4 minutes ago, UmBongo said:

I actually work on the same commercial/industrial estate that this tasty product is manufactured:

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Also from Norfolk, this bootiful turkey foodstuff:

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You missed out the turkey twizzlers. :Sick1:

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2 hours ago, Fossildog said:

Stottie cakes

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Used to enjoy them stuffed with pease pudding (another North East thing) and ham, bit like this

 

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Used to buy them from Wm Low, when I was in the area, and smuggle them back down south.

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12 hours ago, One percent said:

Yorkshire. In no particular order:

seabrooks crisps

saveloys (proper ones made by the butcher)

kippers (proper ones, smoked in the smoke house that has been there for over a hundred years)

prok pies (again made by local butcher. Daily) 

fish and chips (only good at the sea side)

Henderson's relish.

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36 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Cockles & lavabread - well, lavabread really.

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Wales has some great baked goods. Bara brith for example.

 

In Kent all we seem to have that is unique is Gypsy Tart and cobnuts. I wouldn't say either of them are that amazing.

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Shepherd Neame beers aren't too bad, but you get a bit fed up with them after a while.

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12 hours ago, UmBongo said:

I actually work on the same commercial/industrial estate that this tasty product is manufactured:

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Please ask them next time you see them, why they insist on calling them CHIPS and not crisps. I don't buy them for that reason - my little protest.

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Just now, spunko2010 said:

Wales has some great baked goods. Bara brith for example.

 

 

Yes, there was a time when women were judged on whether they could bake a good bara brith or not - well, women judging other women on that basis. Sadly, it is dying out nowadays and baking skills have plunged. I have no idea whether the bake-off TV show has rekindled an interest in baking welsh cakes, bara brith, etc. Teisen Lap is another one - probably rarely made by anyone under 60 these days I suspect.

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1 minute ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Yes, there was a time when women were judged on whether they could bake a good bara brith or not - well, women judging other women on that basis. Sadly, it is dying out nowadays and baking skills have plunged. I have no idea whether the bake-off TV show has rekindled an interest in baking welsh cakes, bara brith, etc. Teisen Lap is another one - probably rarely made by anyone under 60 these days I suspect.

In the tourist traps in Pembrokeshire  they sell bara brith and welsh cakes by the bucket load. I don't know if the average blue collar worker in Tonypandy bothers with them though.

I haven't heard of Teisen Lap!

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13 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

Cornwall

Local bakers producing their own pasties; bought fresh and delicious.

I won't single any out as I have had crackers in every town though they sometimes take some finding.

 

I lost my afinity with Cornish pasties..  

We used to holiday there when I was a kid and one of my fondest memories was eating Cornish pasties on the sea wall.

In those days they were all short crust pastry.

Last time I went back to one of the "traditional Cornish pasties" shops I discovered you couldn't buy authentic ones anymore..  everything was puff pastry.

The sea wall was still the same,  but my pasty was decidedly "gregs"

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1 minute ago, spunko2010 said:

In the tourist traps in Pembrokeshire  they sell bara brith and welsh cakes by the bucket load. I don't know if the average blue collar worker in Tonypandy bothers with them though.

I haven't heard of Teisen Lap!

ladies.

There are a couple of firms who mass produce Welsh cakes and they sell them in vast numbers all across Wales. They sell like, ahem, hot-cakes and on a Saturday if you leave it too late in some shops they are sold out. You can't beat them freshly baked but they are a bit of a dark art in getting right. Older Welsh ladies have very high standards and, as I said above, they seem to judge each other on such things. I have had neighbours knock on my door and offer me delicious Welsh cakes that they have felt not good enough for the local sewing grouup gathering of ladies.

Here is a good of images for Tesisen Lap - looks different dependent upon what tin you place it in. I can recall eaching variations of these when a kid and my Mum baking them, and being disapointed in less than perfection, if they did not come out just right.

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9 minutes ago, Libspero said:

 

I lost my afinity with Cornish pasties..  

We used to holiday there when I was a kid and one of my fondest memories was eating Cornish pasties on the sea wall.

In those days they were all short crust pastry.

Last time I went back to one of the "traditional Cornish pasties" shops I discovered you couldn't buy authentic ones anymore..  everything was puff pastry.

The sea wall was still the same,  but my pasty was decidedly "gregs"

Bakeries rather than just shops.  Offhand there's a great one in Redruth which takes some finding (Berryman's), one at Portreath (surpriisng for such a small place), and another at Hayle (?Phillps), Helston (Horse and Jockey).

I'm not saying that these are the absolute best (and I'm sure that there are equivalents in Liskeard, Bodmin, Snozzle) but they are all cracking and they're still hot from the oven; if in the town or going through it at lunchtime then I'm certainly having one.

Generally the seaside / tourist trap towns don't have these sort of bakeries with outlets; just shops that buy them in and keep them warm.

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22 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

 

I'm not saying that these are the absolute best (and I'm sure that there are equivalents in Liskeard, Bodmin, Snozzle) but they are all cracking and they're still hot from the oven; if in the town or going through it at lunchtime then I'm certainly having one.

My faith is restored Frank..

Certainly in Salcombe authentic pasties seem to have become a thing of urban legend..  glad to hear other areas aren't similarly affected!

 

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6 minutes ago, Libspero said:

My faith is restored Frank..

Certainly in Salcombe authentic pasties seem to have become a thing of urban legend..  glad to hear other areas aren't similarly affected!

 

It's like the best fish and chip shops being on council estates; with virtually no passing trade their selling point is the quality and price of their product.

The best I've found is in Hayle and I still have trouble tracking it down as it's on a big estate nowhere near the front; it's never going to get any tourist trade.

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