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disneymom
07-04-2009, 11:22 AM
We were talking about old sweets that used to be around but are hard to find now like spangles and we got talking about what we used to like or hate in school dinners.

I always liked spangles and sherbet dips :lol: they've just started selling beef monster munch in the old shapes at our local shop too.

For school dinners I used to like sponge pudding with this green mint sauce all over it :lol:

what did you like or hate and do you have any old sweets or lollies you wish you could still get?

Ursula
07-04-2009, 12:04 PM
You will love this site... School Dinners by Becky Thorn...... Google ;)

lisaw
07-04-2009, 12:08 PM
I loved school dinners :D Everyone liked me as they could palm off their cabbage and semolina to me :lol:

The one thing I hated was curried mince with sultanas in it :blech:

All the puddings were fab! Butterscotch Tart, semolina, sponge and custard and loved the pink custard especially the skin :D

I'm lucky now that I work in a school kitchen I get to eat school dinners everyday now although they aren't quite the same now, too healthy :lol:

Tink
07-04-2009, 12:19 PM
I didn't much like our school lunches. :( I remember really hating the one with the two tiny hot dogs with cheese melted over them. :blech:

Sweets? Now that's another story. :D I loved these lemon drops my Grandfather used to have. They were SO sour! You can get lemon drops still today, but they are not the kind he used to have. :sigh:

mumof2
07-04-2009, 02:17 PM
hmmm, lumpy custard and lumpy mash :thumbsdown: spotted dick and the like were yummy though.

Spam fritters - did we have those, i can't remember now?

gosh, i'm trying to think of the sweeties - there were these sort of honeycomb things covered in chocolate that i loved. You could get mint which was green or plain which was white if i remember correctly.

Border eggs, like creme eggs but with a tartan wrapper and chocolate fondant inside - yum.

Lord Toffo (i think) ice cream lollies.

spangles and sherbert dips as you say, what else? my brain doesn't work!

mumof2
07-04-2009, 02:20 PM
ewww i just remembered - sago pudding.....ick ick ick :nono:

Taja
07-04-2009, 02:27 PM
Not a fan of school lunches when I was young, either. Too much mystery food and very little good veggies and fruit! :rolleyes: What little veggies/fruit they served was canned--and I'm still not a fan of those! :lol:

Hmmm...In high school they had really good brownies! When I was in school through fifth period and actually had a lunch break (I usually took three classes daily and was gone before lunch--already completed the curriculum and that was the minimum to remain an active student so the school could receive funding), I usually carried my lunch but purchased a brownie once a week! :D My friends thought I was crazy--they ate so many sweets my teeth hurt! :lol:

Ursula
07-04-2009, 03:05 PM
I loved school dinners :D Everyone liked me as they could palm off their cabbage and semolina to me :lol:

The one thing I hated was curried mince with sultanas in it :blech:

All the puddings were fab! Butterscotch Tart, semolina, sponge and custard and loved the pink custard especially the skin :D

I'm lucky now that I work in a school kitchen I get to eat school dinners everyday now although they aren't quite the same now, too healthy :lol:

Ooh I loved that curried mince with sultanas... I make that at home now.... takes me right back it does.....

Ursula
07-04-2009, 03:07 PM
Ooh and I LOVED those Lord Toffo ice lollies.... no wonder I'm round :(

Dawn
07-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Spam fritters
Shepherds pie with a really crispy crust
Meat pie

Rhubarb crumble
Rice pudding with a splodge of red stuff
Chocklit sponge


Our school kitchen did wicked dinners - until they switched from a set meal fee to pay for each item seperately - then it was all pizza and chips.

Johnie
07-04-2009, 03:48 PM
We didn't have school lunches available when I was young. I went to a private school and we had to pack lunches. My mother was quite adventurous with what she would send sometimes.

Then when I went to public high school, we got home so early, I just ate there.

Now I had the biggest sweet tooth as a child! You used to be able to go to 7-11 and get all sorts of candy for a nickel.

mainecoon lover
07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Semolina and sago :blech:

mumof2
07-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Ooh and I LOVED those Lord Toffo ice lollies.... no wonder I'm round :(


LOL me too!

mumof2
07-04-2009, 05:01 PM
i don't remember what i ate for lunches when i was in high school, probably not very much seeing i was a skinny little rake.......oh how times change!

lisaw
07-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Semolina and sago :blech:

Yum!! :lol:

mumof2
07-04-2009, 06:41 PM
Yum!! :lol:

weirdo! :unsure:

lisaw
07-04-2009, 06:42 PM
:yes: :lol:

mumof2
07-04-2009, 06:46 PM
i do like semolina - it's just the sago.......frog spawn !