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Old 11-29-2017, 03:49 PM   #3801
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But food companies have to sell what the customer will buy.

The Armed Forces don't have that choice. They have to eat whatever the lowest tenderer has supplied.
Anytime I fly I try to forget...especially after reaching a 30,000-foot cruising altitude...that the only thing holding the wings on are bolts bought from the lowest bidder.

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Old 11-29-2017, 05:10 PM   #3802
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Anytime I fly I try to forget...especially after reaching a 30,000-foot cruising altitude...that the only thing holding the wings on are bolts bought from the lowest bidder.

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Old 11-29-2017, 05:25 PM   #3803
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But food companies have to sell what the customer will buy.

The Armed Forces don't have that choice. They have to eat whatever the lowest tenderer has supplied.
We had this explained to us when I was in the mob.
Many moons later, it was explained to me (by one of the Catering types) that the tests that went on following some 'new' recipe or package proposal, was very thoroughly checked by a number of departments, organisations or whatever (it was not a fast process !) before the price was considered.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:15 PM   #3804
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We had this explained to us when I was in the mob.
Many moons later, it was explained to me (by one of the Catering types) that the tests that went on following some 'new' recipe or package proposal, was very thoroughly checked by a number of departments, organisations or whatever (it was not a fast process !) before the price was considered.
My father was involved with that process for the Royal Navy.

He started during WW2 - he was very involved in the preparations for D-Day. As far as his family were concerned we were Beta-testers. That was very useful during the years of extreme rationing when catering size packs of sugar or one-gallon tins of Golden Syrup had to be tested. We weren't so impressed with 14 lb tins of Brussel Sprouts.

At Primary School we had a Show and Tell Day about cold places. The teachers were very impressed when I produced tins that had been test samples for Sir John Franklin's 1845 NE Passage expedition and a tin of biscuits recovered from Scott's Antarctic Base. The 1845 tins included one labelled Christmas Pudding. One of the theories about the loss of the 1845 expedition was that the tinning process had been flawed and had given the men massive doses of lead poisoning. Tests on the surviving tins in the 1980s showed that although there might have been some lead contamination it wouldn't have been in serious concentrations. The tinning process had been effective but was not intended to preserve food for 100 years. In theory the Christmas Pudding might still have been edible in the 1980s but no one was prepared to risk it. The alcohol content was very high.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:02 PM   #3805
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My father was involved with that process for the Royal Navy.

He started during WW2 - he was very involved in the preparations for D-Day. As far as his family were concerned we were Beta-testers. That was very useful during the years of extreme rationing when catering size packs of sugar or one-gallon tins of Golden Syrup had to be tested. We weren't so impressed with 14 lb tins of Brussel Sprouts.

At Primary School we had a Show and Tell Day about cold places. The teachers were very impressed when I produced tins that had been test samples for Sir John Franklin's 1845 NE Passage expedition and a tin of biscuits recovered from Scott's Antarctic Base. The 1845 tins included one labelled Christmas Pudding. One of the theories about the loss of the 1845 expedition was that the tinning process had been flawed and had given the men massive doses of lead poisoning. Tests on the surviving tins in the 1980s showed that although there might have been some lead contamination it wouldn't have been in serious concentrations. The tinning process had been effective but was not intended to preserve food for 100 years. In theory the Christmas Pudding might still have been edible in the 1980s but no one was prepared to risk it. The alcohol content was very high.
I remember back in the mid-1960s we would get 5# tins of peanut butter at the Boy Scout camp commissary with "Department of Defense" written on them. They were supposedly leftovers from Korea that had been donated.

Once you scrapped the oil off the top the taste wasn't all that bad...and in any case, they made Spam sandwiches much more palatable.

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I remember back in the mid-1960s we would get 5# tins of peanut butter at the Boy Scout camp commissary with "Department of Defense" written on them. They were supposedly leftovers from Korea that had been donated.

Once you scrapped the oil off the top the taste wasn't all that bad...and in any case, they made Spam sandwiches much more palatable.

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Spam and peanut butter!? I'm surprised that Baloo wasn't prosecuted for child cruelty.
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Not a chance! Over the eleven years of summer Scout camp I attended, we learned that peanut butter was the magic elixir for any cooking we did. We even added it to the stew we made with all the leftovers at the end of the week.

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Not a chance! Over the eleven years of summer Scout camp I attended, we learned that peanut butter was the magic elixir for any cooking we did. We even added it to the stew we made with all the leftovers at the end of the week.

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You're thinking of British Scouts. We were always short of food, unlike American Scouts who had food to spare.
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You're thinking of British Scouts. We were always short of food, unlike American Scouts who had food to spare.
Ah; yes, I was a bit confused there.
I've discovered that the little camera I leave in the car does not like the cold, even if the battery is in good condition. This is a bit of a bind.
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Ah; yes, I was a bit confused there.
I've discovered that the little camera I leave in the car does not like the cold, even if the battery is in good condition. This is a bit of a bind.
That's the reason I stopped wearing boxers.
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That may depend upon what or whom is warming the thing up.
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Or you could just sit on an electric blanket.

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Sadly, I have neither a Volvo with heated seats, or an electric blanket.
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I don't do too badly in the cold, though
A healthy shot or two of rum in your tea warms you right up, eh?

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A healthy shot or two of rum in your tea warms you right up, eh?

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A healthy shot or two of rum in your tea warms you right up, eh?

Well, I prefer Rum in theCoffee; I'll have some scotch (grim stuff), in the tea, thanks.

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Thank for the reminder; I must get some for the Xmas holiday.
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Well, I prefer Rum in theCoffee; I'll have some scotch (grim stuff), in the tea, thanks.

Fruitcake ?
Thank for the reminder; I must get some for the Xmas holiday.
And, yes, with a little Rum added.
I remember getting into my grandmother's stash of powdered rum balls when I was maybe 5 or 6. Never caught a cold that winter.

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I remember getting into my grandmother's stash of powdered rum balls when I was maybe 5 or 6. Never caught a cold that winter.

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I used to raid the 'Christmas fruit cake' mixing bowl before it went into the wash.
I loved that mixture !
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Oh, yes. That brings back memories.
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Memories? Who remembers "Stir-Up Sunday"?

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I have no recollection of Stir-Up Sunday. But then, according to my (devout) paternal grandmother, I became an atheist on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the early 1950s.
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I remember my Mum going quietly mad in the kitchen making the Christmas Pud. It was the only time that a great deal of metalwork appeared on the stove, as I recall.
But Christmas pud ? Oh, yes please; with cream !
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