Demise of Bovril at grounds

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This must have been @Silly Hat
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Yes….but……. 😐

Disappointing that no context is given to this incident, but I’m thankful that it’s missed out mentioning my red gingham picnic blanket, wicker basket, foldable tartan chair and the flask of Lapsang Souchong. As long as that never enters the public domain, I think I’m safe.
 

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many moons ago at GP a mate of mine use to go with his elderly uncle, always took a flask , one day pouring contents into the cup, you could see the big lumps , made my mouth water, i said to my mate what flavour soup has he got, he said its coffee , he never cleans his flask :sick:
 

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I once visited a Geordie friend in Krakow who asked me to bring some Bovril along for her. We were hand luggage only and the jar of Bovril skirted the mysterious line between solid and liquid leading to some questions at border control. The solution was to edit Wikipedia on my phone declaring Bovril to be a solid and they waved me through. She was delighted.
 
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Tottenham tonite
 

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My son bought one... said it was disgusting and showed me the ingredient list on the side of the cup. Top was salt, then "flavour enhancer", a load of E-numbers and yeast.
 

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My son bought one... said it was disgusting and showed me the ingredient list on the side of the cup. Top was salt, then "flavour enhancer", a load of E-numbers and yeast.

Probably one of the just add water cup ones guaranteed to be crap typical higher league football.

Punjab United is the benchmark for Bovril the spoon almost standing vertically where they put so much in.
 

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My son bought one... said it was disgusting and showed me the ingredient list on the side of the cup. Top was salt, then "flavour enhancer", a load of E-numbers and yeast.
Basically Bovril is pure flavour enhancer. It’s a solution of beef-derived umami. E-numbers just save writing out a long chemical name. They’re not all “artificial”.
 

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Basically Bovril is pure flavour enhancer. It’s a solution of beef-derived umami. E-numbers just save writing out a long chemical name. They’re not all “artificial”.
My son's conclusion was that it didn't taste at all like the Bovril we used to get, just hot brown-coloured salt water. @hobbsy If that's what we're getting, perhaps defibrillators should be on your list of stadium enhancements.
 

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My son's conclusion was that it didn't taste at all like the Bovril we used to get, just hot brown-coloured salt water. @hobbsy If that's what we're getting, perhaps defibrillators should be on your list of stadium enhancements.
Yes, we are getting new Defibrillator signage too. They are already in place but hidden ;)
 

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In the 90's(?), they used to run a series of ads for "Hot, Beefy Bovril" expounding its warming qualities in outdoor settings like football and camping etc.

But when I see it, I still always think of the Not The Nine O'Clock News spoof with Smith and Jones peering out of a tent on a freezing mountain side, as some big woman snuggled in between them - "Stay warm and cosy with Hot, Beefy Avril".

Sorry, terribly dull post.

As you were.
 

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Yes, the really odd thing was that the cup actually had "beefy" as part of the wording while the contents clearly bore no relationship to anything vaguely meat-related.
 

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Yes, the really odd thing was that the cup actually had "beefy" as part of the wording while the contents clearly bore no relationship to anything vaguely meat-related.
From 2004:

Bovril drops the beef to go vegetarian


The hot, gooey drink that claimed to put the beef into Britain delighted vegetarians yesterday by abandoning its most famous ingredient.

The celebrated winter-warmer Bovril has ended more than a century of boiling up beef extract - after rigorous blind-tasting found that savoury yeast went down better with most regular drinkers.

But there has been a steady decline in sales, particularly overseas. Concern about BSE has coincided with a rise in vegetarianism and concerns about the religious dietary requirements.

The Vegetarian Society said it was "simply delighted" to have won over a product that was once so closely identified with meat that it was known in the US as "liquid cow".
 

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From 2004:

Bovril drops the beef to go vegetarian


The hot, gooey drink that claimed to put the beef into Britain delighted vegetarians yesterday by abandoning its most famous ingredient.

The celebrated winter-warmer Bovril has ended more than a century of boiling up beef extract - after rigorous blind-tasting found that savoury yeast went down better with most regular drinkers.

But there has been a steady decline in sales, particularly overseas. Concern about BSE has coincided with a rise in vegetarianism and concerns about the religious dietary requirements.

The Vegetarian Society said it was "simply delighted" to have won over a product that was once so closely identified with meat that it was known in the US as "liquid cow".
So... it's now Marmite!
 

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From 2004:

Bovril drops the beef to go vegetarian


The hot, gooey drink that claimed to put the beef into Britain delighted vegetarians yesterday by abandoning its most famous ingredient.

The celebrated winter-warmer Bovril has ended more than a century of boiling up beef extract - after rigorous blind-tasting found that savoury yeast went down better with most regular drinkers.

But there has been a steady decline in sales, particularly overseas. Concern about BSE has coincided with a rise in vegetarianism and concerns about the religious dietary requirements.

The Vegetarian Society said it was "simply delighted" to have won over a product that was once so closely identified with meat that it was known in the US as "liquid cow".
That's old news, they've reverted back to Beef Extract. There is a a Vegan version on sale at FGR

 

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So now the tastebud crew are raising questions perhaps a shuffle of e e s will help
 

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Bovril should be a football ground staple. But a lot of big clubs fon't have it now. None at Wincanton - Cheddar today.

A decade ago at Frome Town a bloke used to crumble a cube into a mug and then add hot water, coughing and spluttering throughout. Hard to believe how human activity leads to waves of illness.
 
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