Author Topic: Eating Xmas food early.  (Read 1046 times)

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2020, 11:26:59 PM »
I badly badly want to buy a tin of Fox's Chocolate Assortment (or the Aldi Belmont Biscuits version which is exactly the same btw). I'm not usually a biscuit eater but by god they're delicious.

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2020, 08:19:50 AM »
Cadbury reindeer cakes was this week's Christmassy snacks. An acceptable chocolate hit in the form of four rather mean circular cakes, with a white chocolate swirl (much less nice than I'm making it sound), and a little white chocolate reindeer on top. Necessary to eat at least two in a row, at which point half the packet has gone.

Also had a pack of Scotty dogs,which seem quite Christmassy I think? Novelty shortbread shapes? Anyway, they were right tasty.

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2020, 09:30:02 AM »
I badly badly want to buy a tin of Fox's Chocolate Assortment (or the Aldi Belmont Biscuits version which is exactly the same btw). I'm not usually a biscuit eater but by god they're delicious.

I rarely eat biscuits either but these are fire.



Apparently lidl do a knock-off so I'll need to try them out.

Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2020, 11:43:04 AM »
As much as I despise Winter Fest I'd quite happily do in a tray of mince pies.

Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2020, 11:58:56 AM »
Demolishing stollens, speculooses, mince pies, lebkuchens and caramelised nuts the past couple of weeks. Ate a whole packet of gingerbread chocolate digestives last night. Absolutely wolfed. Need to stop this shit now, because I'll have diabetes by January at this rate.

Blue Jam

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2020, 01:09:36 PM »
I love proper Turkish Delight but Aldi’s is horrible. It’s vegan, which is all well and good but it’s slimy cornflour-thickened gloop. Still ate a whole box of it on Friday. Icing sugar everywhere. Everywhere.

Turkish Delight is supposed to be vegan isn't it?

Is it too early for the Minced Pies thread? What about Trimmins?

Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2020, 01:48:28 PM »
Turkish Delight is supposed to be vegan isn't it?

Also, traditional Turkish delight does have cornflour, rather than gelatin, which should make it vegan. Or perhaps the problematic aspect is the white sugar, which isn't always vegan because it may be filtered through bone char: https://www.peta.org/living/food/is-sugar-vegan/

Blue Jam

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2020, 02:14:35 PM »
I don't know about commercially-produced stuff, but I knew Turkish Delight wasn't supposed to contain gelatin. Would be a bit of a problem in Turkey and neighbouring countries. Also I'm pretty sure the recipe for Turkish Delight predates the mass-production methods used to make Haribo and the like out out of abbatoir floor sweepings.

Gurke and Hare

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Re: Eating Xmas food early.
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2020, 02:52:38 PM »
I don't know about commercially-produced stuff, but I knew Turkish Delight wasn't supposed to contain gelatin. Would be a bit of a problem in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

Gelatin doesn't have to be from pigs does it? I thought you could get cow gelatin.

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