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Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 08:49
rockford

NOM-VOM '23


Those that have been here a while know how this goes.

My wonderful wife always gets me a big box of foodstuffs for Christmas. These foodstuffs are varied and valued, but they're also from alien worlds (OK, they're foreign). Some of them are completely unique and never been seen or tasted by me, some of them are less so. Some are lovely, some are not... Hence NOM VOM. Love or Hate.

Each foodstuff witll get a rating - thusly

NOM NOM NOM - Absolutely fecking gorgeous, I want more
NOM NOM - Nice, but could be better
NOM - OK. I'd have them again
down to -
VOM - Not very nice
VOM VOM - I don't want to eat these
VOM VOM VOM - Pay me a million squid and I still wouldn't touch it again, with someone else's bargepole!

N/V is exactly in the middle - with it's maybe OK, but there's aomething not quite right somwhere.

Anyway the box I got this year appears to be less oriental than others, which is both a blessing and a curse, as some of the packaging on the Asian foods was phenomenal - the foodstuffs within thm, not so much. We've had almost hurlage, I can tell you!

This years box was 18"x14"x7" and was cram packed with goodies - some you may recognise, some you won't.

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I'll try to post two tiems each day, but -

a) I work
b) My memory something something forget. Something.


Kicking things off then (BTW I added a 20p coin for size comparison) -

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Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 09:01
Jayenkai
Tayto are NOT crazy foreign food from far off places!
Although, those are specifically Republic of Ireland Tayto as opposed to Northern Ireland Tayto. (I'm 95% sure they're secretly the same company but don't you dare suggest that to the Irish)
Fun Fact : Most Golden Wonder snacks are now part of the Tayto family.

Not sure I could eat the Lemon biscuits. Can't stand those Lemon Puff biscuits. Looks like a similar crème.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 09:26
rockford
Yeah, I knew Tayto were Irish, but we don't get Tayto around here nowadays, so they're alien. Used to love Tayto Puffs? BITD - they were like shattery hollow tubes of snack (S&V, Ready Salted and maybe C&O?). I just looked on their website - doesn't look like they do them anymore.

The lemon in these biscuits is very different to the Lemon Puffs you're taling about (which I also love); more real lemon flavour than artificial. Love me some lemon. And lime.
Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 09:42
rychan
Tayto puffs were rare to find down here way back when. They were so good though! Ditto that with Brannigans

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Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 10:11
rockford
Brannigans were awesome - again don't see them around here anymore. I loved their Roast Beef & Mustard and Pickle flavours.

|edit| Looks like they were discontinued a couple of years back

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/brannigans-crisps-discontinued-pub-classic-britons-mourning-657852
Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 10:20
rychan
Yeah, I was gutted when they discontinued them
Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 10:21
Jayenkai
Awww

I used to love Seabrooks, (as did our old cat Munchie), but once they started putting them in foil instead of .. .. whatever the see-through stuff was.. the crisps ended up being really greasy for some reason.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2023, 10:44
rockford
Nothing holds up to the "REAL" crisps. Their Roast Ox and Salt & Pepper flavours are to die for! Ultra strong flavours that are very, very moreish!
Wed, 04 Jan 2023, 07:32
rockford
Today's foodstuffs -

Number 1
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Number 2
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Wed, 04 Jan 2023, 07:36
Jayenkai
Oooh, you've had a good day!!
Thu, 05 Jan 2023, 10:33
rockford
Now for today's gourmet goodness(?)

Number 1
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Number 2
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Thu, 05 Jan 2023, 11:46
Jayenkai
Mmm! For both!!
Fri, 06 Jan 2023, 10:22
rockford
Today's tastings

Number 1
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Number 2
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Fri, 06 Jan 2023, 11:30
Jayenkai
First thought...

Not sure on savoury puffs. They'd ruin the milk...

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Fri, 06 Jan 2023, 11:51
rockford
Yeah for a licensed product the artwork was very... shit. But then, so was the product.

I didn't add milk. I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to add milk. I ate them all. They were NOM NOM NOM. Now they're Gone Gone Gone.
Fri, 06 Jan 2023, 16:25
Brice
@rockford You must have a titanium stomach.


Sat, 07 Jan 2023, 02:36
rockford
I do, generally!
Sun, 08 Jan 2023, 06:37
rockford
Today's tasties

Number 1
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Number 2
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Sun, 08 Jan 2023, 07:19
Jayenkai
Mmm...
Perhaps the puffs over-puffed somehow, during transport!?!

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Sun, 08 Jan 2023, 08:57
rockford
Yeah... I doubt that.

BONUS

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Sun, 08 Jan 2023, 09:00
Jayenkai
Mmm, Guarana!! I've had a few of those in my Bolero power drink things.. Incidentally, those are getting SO hard to get hold of, lately.
Grrr..

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Mon, 09 Jan 2023, 09:00
rockford
Monday Morsels

Number 1
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Number 2
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Mon, 09 Jan 2023, 09:04
Jayenkai
Oooh, those waters look lovely!!!
Mon, 09 Jan 2023, 09:13
rockford
They do indeed look fab. They just don't taste fab.

The packaging really does a cracking job of mis-selling what's inside.
Mon, 09 Jan 2023, 10:10
Brice
Herr's!!!!
Wed, 11 Jan 2023, 06:43
rockford
It's Munch time!

Number 1
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Number 2
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