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Old Oct 9th 2006, 9:47 am
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Perhaps I should also add that we love it here and my 2 children 15 & 10 do not want to return to the UK now that they have Sugar Puffs & Alpen for breakfast

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Must admit, thought the mayo was a bit of a let down, then discovered the Peri peri . England now has nothing to hold us back, ciao Hellmans.
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I don't miss anything here now, except maybe mushy peas
We even have got used to the mayonaise.
Last time we got sent some bisto gravy granules they tasted really funny to us and ruined our meal so that just about cured us
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I don't miss anything here now, except maybe mushy peas
We even have got used to the mayonaise.
Last time we got sent some bisto gravy granules they tasted really funny to us and ruined our meal so that just about cured us
Have you tried the batchelors mushy peas from Foodtown? They are nice. I also think that Masterfoods mayo is the same or very simular to Hellmans, or maybe we have been here too long and forgotten what Hellmans tastes like!
I agree about the bisto, we cant use it anymore anyway as hubs has to eat gluten free but last time I brought it in UK food shop it wasn't nearly as nice as the homemade stuff I have got used to making now.
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I don't like tinned mushy peas, it's the dried ones that you have to soak that I have cravings for.
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Have you tried the batchelors mushy peas from Foodtown? They are nice. I also think that Masterfoods mayo is the same or very simular to Hellmans, or maybe we have been here too long and forgotten what Hellmans tastes like!
I agree about the bisto, we cant use it anymore anyway as hubs has to eat gluten free but last time I brought it in UK food shop it wasn't nearly as nice as the homemade stuff I have got used to making now.
I spent a fortune when I first arrived buying every mayonnaise brand I could find - then someone told me Best brand mayonnaise is made by Hellmans - haven't looked back since!
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I spent a fortune when I first arrived buying every mayonnaise brand I could find - then someone told me Best brand mayonnaise is made by Hellmans - haven't looked back since!
Thats the one! Its in a jar with a blue and yellow label eh?
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Thats the one! Its in a jar with a blue and yellow label eh?
Yep, around $10 for the 860g size jar - no point in buying the smaller size in this household - in fact, I had some leftover homemade coleslaw from last night's supper for lunch today - makes great coleslaw. MOH went off to work with leftover corned beef - the proper cook it yourself, kiwi corned silverside, not the stuff from a tin - and... you guessed it, mayonnaise!

Anyone know how to cook pickled pork - keep seeing it in the supermarket, but not sure what to do with it?
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I spent a fortune when I first arrived buying every mayonnaise brand I could find - then someone told me Best brand mayonnaise is made by Hellmans - haven't looked back since!
I havent tried the best brand yet, I have tried various ones and find them all grotty...is the best brands low fat one similar to the uk one as I find all the low fat ones sweet and yukky

I like the ranch sauce by Paul Newman better heavenly stuff

and thought I would squeeze this is...I MISS WALKERS CRISPS!!!!
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Yep, around $10 for the 860g size jar - no point in buying the smaller size in this household - in fact, I had some leftover homemade coleslaw from last night's supper for lunch today - makes great coleslaw. MOH went off to work with leftover corned beef - the proper cook it yourself, kiwi corned silverside, not the stuff from a tin - and... you guessed it, mayonnaise!

Anyone know how to cook pickled pork - keep seeing it in the supermarket, but not sure what to do with it?
Yep, same here, my son eats it with anything, then I go to put a bit with my tuna and jacket spud, and find the jar is empty, or there is just a scraping around the egde Kids eh?

I have no idea how to cook pickled pork, sorry. Sounds interesting though, wouldn't mind trying it.
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I havent tried the best brand yet, I have tried various ones and find them all grotty...is the best brands low fat one similar to the uk one as I find all the low fat ones sweet and yukky

I like the ranch sauce by Paul Newman better heavenly stuff

and thought I would squeeze this is...I MISS WALKERS CRISPS!!!!
Best does do a low fat version, but it's the full fat thick stand-a-spoon in it one for me. It is just like Hellmans - like you, all the others were disgusting. In fact I kept saying, this is not mayonnaise, it's salad cream, yuk!!

Will try PN's ranch sauce. Have to admit that I bought a bottle of his balsamic vinaigrette dressing when I was away and self catering - usually I make my own but I flew to Dunedin for a tournament and didn't have the space to take stuff like that - I was really impressed!
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Originally Posted by kwprwn
I havent tried the best brand yet, I have tried various ones and find them all grotty...is the best brands low fat one similar to the uk one as I find all the low fat ones sweet and yukky

I like the ranch sauce by Paul Newman better heavenly stuff

and thought I would squeeze this is...I MISS WALKERS CRISPS!!!!
dunno about the low fat one, but the regular is lovely.

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Yep, same here, my son eats it with anything, then I go to put a bit with my tuna and jacket spud, and find the jar is empty, or there is just a scraping around the egde Kids eh?

I have no idea how to cook pickled pork, sorry. Sounds interesting though, wouldn't mind trying it.
My kids have all grown and flit the nest - have to say, it is glorious being able to put anything in the fridge and know that it will still be there the next morning. Will ask my kiwi friends how to tackle pickled pork - had to ask them about the corned silverside as well.
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Best does do a low fat version, but it's the full fat thick stand-a-spoon in it one for me. It is just like Hellmans - like you, all the others were disgusting. In fact I kept saying, this is not mayonnaise, it's salad cream, yuk!!

Will try PN's ranch sauce. Have to admit that I bought a bottle of his balsamic vinaigrette dressing when I was away and self catering - usually I make my own but I flew to Dunedin for a tournament and didn't have the space to take stuff like that - I was really impressed!
I think we might have to start a recipe thread. I love cooking and as much as poss we try to do it from scratch as hubs is on gluten free diet so some hints and tips would be great. For example, my little daughter has a buscuit for afternoon tea at kindy and has started asking for one at home, I would love to make some, does anyone have a good recipe for buscuits? I was thinking something with raisins/oats.
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I think we might have to start a recipe thread. I love cooking and as much as poss we try to do it from scratch as hubs is on gluten free diet so some hints and tips would be great. For example, my little daughter has a buscuit for afternoon tea at kindy and has started asking for one at home, I would love to make some, does anyone have a good recipe for buscuits? I was thinking something with raisins/oats.

ok i'll look some up i've got loads, just ask i'm happy to help
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