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A thread for products of any category that are still, in defiance of sense or sanity, in production. Proof required, by the medium of links.

I'll kick off with Vesta Curry: https://www.poundstretcher.co.uk/vesta-beef-curry-236g 

Washed down with Harold Wilson's favourite tipple, Wincarnis tonic wine: https://www.ianmacleod.com/brands/wincarnis-wines 

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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2 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

Apparently sales of penny farthings have increased 200% during the pandemic.... 

from 1 to 3?

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Powdered egg, that staple of wartime rationing, has made a return, thanks to health'n'fitness types: https://ccmoore.com/base-mix-ingredients/230-whole-egg-powder 

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2 hours ago, DavidM said:

I wish they still made Texans , I used to love  them as a kid 

They had a limited re-release in 2005. A shop near where I worked at the time got some stock and I bought quite a few of them.

I hate to say this to people that miss them but... they really were as good as I remembered! 

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1 minute ago, Futtocks said:

They had a limited re-release in 2005. A shop near where I worked at the time got some stock and I bought quite a few of them.

I hate to say this to people that miss them but... they really were as good as I remembered! 

I still in a misty eyed but rather silly way look for them in the chocolate aisle ...

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Phonograph Cylinders: https://www.vulcanrecords.com 

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This topic has come up in my circle recently. Someone said they didn't know the last time they saw liquorice torpedoes so I went to the pound shop and bought them a big bag. Someone else said about those sweets called poppets. I got those in the pound shop as well. Discount shops always seem to be the place to find these random, old fashioned food stuffs that you don't realise still exist. One I always think of is Tizer. I know it still exists but I never seem to see it anywhere, though to be fair I don't really look either. 

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That wartime favourite SNOEK.

https://www.cooksister.com/2006/12/snoek_scrumptio.html

  During World War II when everything was scarce, food rationing was rife and cheap sources of protein were few and far between, somebody had the bright idea to catch cheap fish in South Africa, can it and ship it to England.  Suffice to say it did not go down too well over here.  The Web is full of war years recollections penned by people who remember this weird fish with the hugely amusing name arriving and being inedibly bad.  A large proportion of the tins that were imported remained firmly on shop shelves (despite optimistic suggestions from the Ministry of Defence – like Snoek Piquante which seems to have become a kind of shorthand for everything unpalatable about food rationing!).  I must say, I’m pretty sure nobody I know in South Africa eats the stuff tinned (shudder) and general consensus is now that bad canning methods was to blame for much of the snoek’s unintended piquancy…

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Camp essence is still sold.  I bought some for Mrs WWD to use in a recipe quite recently.  As per Futtocks' OP requirement, here is a link:

Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence | Morrisons

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6 minutes ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

Camp essence is still sold.  I bought some for Mrs WWD to use in a recipe quite recently.  As per Futtocks' OP requirement, here is a link:

Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence | Morrisons

A lot of people who like the money they are paid for getting red-faced and furious obediently got red-faced and furious about the change to the label.

"Brigades" were, inevitably, invoked: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-404516/Camp-coffee-forced-change-label-PC-brigade.html

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29 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

A lot of people who like the money they are paid for getting red-faced and furious obediently got red-faced and furious about the change to the label.

"Brigades" were, inevitably, invoked: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-404516/Camp-coffee-forced-change-label-PC-brigade.html

I didn't realise that the Scottish soldier was meant to be a Gordon Highlander.  With a name like 'Camp Coffee', I am sure there is a joke in there somewhere about Gay Gordons, but in the interests of never offending anybody about anything, I will not pursue the point further!

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When I was a kid, me and my sister used Camp Coffee to make quick iced coffees on a hot day. Very simple - a small measure of Camp, topped up with ice cold milk and sprinkled with cocoa - and very refreshing. We're all more sophisticated about coffee these days, and I think it would compare badly with an iced coffee made with a decent Espresso.

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