US vs. UK round two: the food

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Who makes the better food?

US
27
60%
UK
18
40%
 
Total votes: 45

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 14 Oct 2017, 22:43

- don't forget California has the best fruit and vegetables IN THE WHOLE WORLD
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Stille Baron » 14 Oct 2017, 22:44

COLIN LAND wrote:- don't forget California has the best fruit and vegetables IN THE WHOLE WORLD


Good point.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2017, 23:02

Thang-y wrote:In the UK's favour

- the Quorn range
- the chocolate
- Rayge's cooking (it's fab)
- curries
- proximity to/import of European food and wine
- breads
- the chocolate
- marmite
- teas
- clotted cream (with or without afternoon tea)
- proper (chunky) chips
- pickled onions
- British cheeses (and French cheeses, see above)
- proper cider
- elderflower cordial


And meat! Sausages, pies and roasts are all a hallmark of British cooking.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Robert » 15 Oct 2017, 00:11

The Modernist wrote:
Thang-y wrote:In the UK's favour

- the Quorn range
- the chocolate
- Rayge's cooking (it's fab)
- curries
- proximity to/import of European food and wine
- breads
- the chocolate
- marmite
- teas
- clotted cream (with or without afternoon tea)
- proper (chunky) chips
- pickled onions
- British cheeses (and French cheeses, see above)
- proper cider
- elderflower cordial


And meat! Sausages, pies and roasts are all a hallmark of British cooking.


Yup, there is no other country in the world where they make sausages, pies & roast. 'Kinnel, no wonder the vote fell for out.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Hugh » 15 Oct 2017, 00:15

British chocolate is shit, on the whole. That said, it is a hundred times better than American chocolate.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 15 Oct 2017, 00:18

Hugh wrote:British chocolate is shit, on the whole. That said, it is a hundred times better than American chocolate.


This is true.

UK choc is actually getting worse, too.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Hugh » 15 Oct 2017, 00:20

Hershey’s chocolate actually tastes like vomit. How can this be?

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2017, 00:29

Robert wrote:
Yup, there is no other country in the world where they make sausages, pies & roast. 'Kinnel, no wonder the vote fell for out.


Did I say they were unique to Britain? No different to giving cheese as an example of something Britain does well.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2017, 00:33

Hugh wrote:British chocolate is shit, on the whole. That said, it is a hundred times better than American chocolate.


Yeah I'd never give that as an example. I suppose you could say companies like Cadbury's have been good at inventing successful confectionery brands, but the quality has always been much inferior to France, Belgium, Switzerland etc.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Hugh » 15 Oct 2017, 00:41

We may have moved away from saying that such-and-such a band is music for people who don’t like music but I do think that Cadbury's etc is chocolalate for people who don’t like chocolate. I thought Bournville was sophisticated when I was 8 but it can fuck off now.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Robert » 15 Oct 2017, 13:23

At the end of the day it's a competition who's number 48 and who's 49. :lol:

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Thang-y » 15 Oct 2017, 16:19

The Modernist wrote:
Hugh wrote:British chocolate is shit, on the whole. That said, it is a hundred times better than American chocolate.


Yeah I'd never give that as an example. I suppose you could say companies like Cadbury's have been good at inventing successful confectionery brands, but the quality has always been much inferior to France, Belgium, Switzerland etc.


It's UK -v- US, not UK -v- Europe. So I'll give it as an example. Several times over.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2017, 18:21

I'm not convinced, no matter how large the pictures are!

And beer chocolates..? :?

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 15 Oct 2017, 18:25

Yeah - doesn't sound appetising, does it?

and I don't know what the hell that Boost thing is but it's not yer regular bar. Love the bars tho'
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Butch Manly » 15 Oct 2017, 18:27

Hugh wrote:Hershey’s chocolate actually tastes like vomit. How can this be?


Wow, that's what I thought. I thought it was just me.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Thang-y » 15 Oct 2017, 19:10

The Modernist wrote:I'm not convinced, no matter how large the pictures are!


You prefer American chocolate? :?

The Modernist wrote:And beer chocolates..? :?


I googled Hotel Chocolat (British chocolate company) .. maybe I should have used

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2017, 20:21

Thang-y wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I'm not convinced, no matter how large the pictures are!


You prefer American chocolate? :?


I've not had it, though I might try a Hershey bar just to see if I've got a taste for vomit. :)
I was just saying that it's not something we excel at, but if the point is just that it's better than American chocolate, then, yeah, you may be right.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Copehead » 16 Oct 2017, 00:39

Pat O'Banton wrote:
Hugh wrote:Hershey’s chocolate actually tastes like vomit. How can this be?


Wow, that's what I thought. I thought it was just me.


They started using powdered milk during the war as that was all that was available and this gave it a sour milk flavor that is close to vomit and is exactly like baby vomit, post war it was decided not to switch back as it was cheaper and people had got used to the unique taste of their vomit chocolate.

It isn't just you it is everybody brought up on chocolate made of whole milk who has their first bar of Hershey "chocolate".
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Butch Manly » 16 Oct 2017, 07:39

It is truly vile.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 Oct 2017, 09:16

Pat O'Banton wrote:
Hugh wrote:Hershey’s chocolate actually tastes like vomit. How can this be?


Wow, that's what I thought. I thought it was just me.

Try searching in google. Just typing "hershey's chocolate t" and "tastes like sick" will appear high in the list. Oh, I see Copehead's already followed up on this. never mind.
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