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  • Arran
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    Do many people still have greasy English breakfasts on Christmas day?

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
    Do any UK biscuit manufacture produce sugar free items?
    Probably, look out for the prefix "light"...We seem more pre-occupied with salt intake here in the uk at present

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
    Do any UK biscuit manufacture produce sugar free items?
    I suppose that McVities would be the main one to ask.

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  • Donald the Great
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    Do any UK biscuit manufacture produce sugar free items?

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Interesting that you say that because back in the late 1980s and early 1990s I used to skip breakfast so that I wasn't late for school (five more minutes in bed and all that), and these days, although I have breakfast, I often usually have it later than most other people do. I do have quite a bit last thing at night, and so I suppose that the energy (and fat) created from that lasts me through the following morning.


    I know people/s like nomads , cattle herders etc get up and do a hard days work with no breakfast or even dinner .. .. even warriors and armies went to war on empty tummies ...

    Can you imagine getting up , cooking and eating a full English breakfast only to hear " Come on lads .... CHARGE !!!!


    You guys know do intermittent fasting ???
    Weekdays I get up have no breakfast , go to work , work straight through with no dinner . Have an hours rest but no food .

    Then I eat a normal days amount of food 2000 to 2500 calories between 5pm and 10pm .. a five hour eating window !!

    Always feel amazing !!

    High energy levels from the moment I awake all through the day !

    Hardly ever get ill apart from maybe a dose of Flu when everyone else gets it ..

    The body is an amazing thing !!

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Interesting that you say that because back in the late 1980s and early 1990s I used to skip breakfast so that I wasn't late for school (five more minutes in bed and all that), and these days, although I have breakfast, I often usually have it later than most other people do. I do have quite a bit last thing at night, and so I suppose that the energy (and fat) created from that lasts me through the following morning.
    I saw some crazy stat recently suggesting that before 1900 hardly anybody in the U.K. had breakfast .... ever !?!?

    Maybe the toffs only ?



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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post

    Some recent research studies suggest that you're better not eating until lunchtime and don't "breakfast" when you first wake up !
    Interesting that you say that because back in the late 1980s and early 1990s I used to skip breakfast so that I wasn't late for school (five more minutes in bed and all that), and these days, although I have breakfast, I often usually have it later than most other people do. I do have quite a bit last thing at night, and so I suppose that the energy (and fat) created from that lasts me through the following morning.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Good slogans do often outlive their founders.
    Breakfast , the most important meal of the day .

    That was a slogan dreamed up to kick start Kellogg's advertising campaign about 70 years ago .. as they were struggling badly !!

    It was dreamed up by a high flying Ad Man pinched from the tobacco industry... it was based on ZERO scientific evidence.

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    Some recent research studies suggest that you're better not eating until lunchtime and don't "breakfast" when you first wake up !


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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
    It depends if the "bootiful" adverts slip out of the public consciousness.
    Good slogans do often outlive their founders.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I would have assumed that Mrs Peek was fictitious for the benefit of marketing the product in the same way that Mr Kipling was - no doubt that in decades to come some people might even assume that Bernard Matthews wasn't a real person.

    I would probably go for Asda branded ones as their own brand of mince pies seem to be of great quality and a rival for Mr Kipling.
    I do get suspicious sometimes ... our local outside market has a stall selling the best home made while muffins around , they must sell hundreds of them ( bags of six) but they've recently started selling Aunt Betty's pork pies ...


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  • Richard1978
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I would have assumed that Mrs Peek was fictitious for the benefit of marketing the product in the same way that Mr Kipling was - no doubt that in decades to come some people might even assume that Bernard Matthews wasn't a real person.
    It depends if the "bootiful" adverts slip out of the public consciousness.

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  • Richard1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    https://youtu.be/f4R3fqsyl4k




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    McVitie's now own the Family Circle biscuit brand. It used to confuse me because of the magazine of the same name.

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  • George 1978
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    I would have assumed that Mrs Peek was fictitious for the benefit of marketing the product in the same way that Mr Kipling was - no doubt that in decades to come some people might even assume that Bernard Matthews wasn't a real person.

    I would probably go for Asda branded ones as their own brand of mince pies seem to be of great quality and a rival for Mr Kipling.

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  • tex
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    Morrisons own shallow mince pies are delicious, just the right mince to pastry ratio with a light dusting of icing sugar

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by Arran View Post
    Mrs Peek's was once a big brand of Christmas pudding. It was ubiquitous in the 1990s but I have not seen it around for about 10 years now.

    Mrs Peek was a real person. The wife of one of the founders of Peek Freans biscuits.

    There aren't many pictures of older Mrs Peek's packaging on the internet.
    https://youtu.be/f4R3fqsyl4k




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