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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2017, 11:52:46 AM »
The thing I hate the most is when you have an event where people are asked to bring some food and they bring all that nasty pre made supermarket junk.  Cheap sausage rolls, quiche and cocktail sausages do not count!   Don't bring that junk to my picnic.

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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2017, 01:15:20 PM »
All you Black pudding haters should try it with eggs, get a fork full of black pudding and add a few eggs, eat it all in the same bite. 

Also, Haggis is fine if you eat it like sausage, fried in the morning.  In fact, it tastes a lot like Jimmy Dean sausage!  I'd bet money that Jimmy Dean sausage is full of everything that scared you in Haggis, probably lungs and stomach and butts.

It's the knowing what it is.  I'm sure if I ate it, I'd love it.  Very few foods I don't like!  But mind over matter... can't do it!


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2017, 01:17:48 PM »
It's the knowing what it is.  I'm sure if I ate it, I'd love it.  Very few foods I don't like!  But mind over matter... can't do it!

You would love it. Haggis is awesome. 

Try veggie haggis at least - it will give you a large hint of the awesomeness that is full haggis.   

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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2017, 01:27:23 PM »

Try veggie haggis at least
Do carrots have lungs?

What's in veggie haggis?


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2017, 01:31:57 PM »
And another thing:  I swear malteasers and Whoppers are the same thing!  Next time I go to the states I'm going to do a taste test but there's no way there's a difference.


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
Do carrots have lungs?

What's in veggie haggis?

Apparently Macsweens makes it this way: Oats, Water, Vegetable Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier (E471), Flavouring), Black Kidney Beans (10%), Carrot (5%), Swede (5%), Mushrooms, Red Split Lentils (5%), Rehydrated Onions, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Salt, Ground Spices.

But regular Macsweens haggis is:
Ingredients
Lamb, Beef, Oats, Stock, Onion, Salt, Pepper, Spices.
Contains no artificial flavours or colours.

Hehehe don't tell you what bits of lamb though. But I like offal by itself and haggis is even better!

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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2017, 01:41:42 PM »
Speaking of corn, has anyone else tried this wierd corn pizza at pizza express?

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SPRING SPECIAL: Chicken, hot soft 'nduja sausage, mozzarella, garlic oil and Gran Milano cheese on smoky, creamed corn finished with red Roquito pearls and parsley. Available as Classic or Romana

There's not any pieces of corn visible, but the sauce and base seems to have tons.  It was wierd but I liked it.


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2017, 03:13:29 PM »
Speaking of corn, has anyone else tried this wierd corn pizza at pizza express?

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SPRING SPECIAL: Chicken, hot soft 'nduja sausage, mozzarella, garlic oil and Gran Milano cheese on smoky, creamed corn finished with red Roquito pearls and parsley. Available as Classic or Romana

There's not any pieces of corn visible, but the sauce and base seems to have tons.  It was wierd but I liked it.

I haven't tried it, but it provoked a lot of discussion at our last team lunch at Pizza Express. All my British colleagues had heard of creamed corn, but none of them had ever tried it. It was amusing how many questions they had for me about creamed corn.
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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2017, 04:33:59 PM »

The thing I hate the most is when you have an event where people are asked to bring some food and they bring all that nasty pre made supermarket junk.  Cheap sausage rolls, quiche and cocktail sausages do not count!   Don't bring that junk to my picnic.

You forgot to mention the cocktail sticks of cheese or pineapple sticking out of half a melon and vol-au-vents


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2017, 04:40:26 PM »
Do carrots have lungs?

Plants are the lungs of the Earth.
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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2017, 05:02:09 PM »
The thing I hate the most is when you have an event where people are asked to bring some food and they bring all that nasty pre made supermarket junk.  Cheap sausage rolls, quiche and cocktail sausages do not count!   Don't bring that junk to my picnic.

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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2017, 07:21:24 PM »
oh yeah... veggie haggis is really nice, despite containing mushrooms.


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2017, 08:16:38 PM »

I also dislike Yorkshire pudding, 

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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #73 on: April 11, 2017, 09:14:29 PM »
Sacrilege!   ;)

I'm with Larabee on this!


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Re: UK Foods you have NOT learned to love
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2017, 10:06:16 AM »
Ooo thanks for the info.  I think his aversion to avacados was that he didn't know what he was doing and wasn't letting them ripen.  He used to not like avocado, it wasn't until his latest trip here in Dec that he gave guac a try and decided he like it.

And make sure he doesn't put them in the fridge like my hubby always does (even if I repeatedly tell him not too)  ::)
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