Monday, 1 January 2007

Now and Then


From the Daily Telegraph:

New advertising rules that will officially label cheese as "junk food" were condemned yesterday by the dairy industry as unfair, misleading and counter-productive.

Foods caught by the junk food ban:

Marmite, Flora Lite, half-fat cheddar cheese, Dairylea triangles, bran flakes, camembert, sugar-coated puffed wheat, instant hot oat cereal, Jaffa cakes, reduced calorie mayonnaise, multi-grain hoop cereal, half-fat creme fraiche, takeaway chicken nuggets, potato waffles, Greek yoghurt (sheep), ham, sausages, bacon rashers, low-fat spreads, peanuts, cashew nuts, pistachio nuts, peanut butter, raisins, sultanas, currants, low-fat potato crisps, olive oil, butter, pizza, hamburgers, tomato ketchup, chocolate, brown sauce, cola, lemonade


From Gladstone, by Roy Jenkins:
When the Speaker (Denison) dined with Palmerston in his (Palmerston's) eighty-first year he was much struck by the Prime Minister consuming two plates of turtle soup, a dish of cod with oyster sauce, a pate, two entrees, a plate of mutton, a slice of ham, and a portion of pheasant.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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douglas clark
That Olive Oil is certainly keeping bad company these days. Popeye'll need to rescue her, again.

6 January 2007, 17:35:53 GMT
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Neil Craig
But all organic muttons & oyster sauces etc. Back then everybody bought organic & nobody wore shell suits.

5 January 2007, 18:31:59 GMT
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dave fordwych
Olive oil? 
Shurely shome mistake?

3 January 2007, 10:34:43 GMT
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Sam Duncan
Actually, this looks like a blessing in disguise. If the Officials brand half-fat cheese, bran flakes, ham, peanuts, raisins, and, for pity's sake, olive oil (which features on the diet sheets given to heart patients), "junk" on a par with Sugar Puffs, ketchup and cola, nobody will pay a blind bit of notice to them, and the scheme will fall flat on its face. Good.

1 January 2007, 16:16:41 GMT
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David Farrer
"What was an "entree" back then?" 
I'm sorry, don't really know. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to remember Mr Asquith.

1 January 2007, 15:02:39 GMT
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What was an "entree" back then?

1 January 2007, 13:09:30 GMT