Thursday, 11 March 2010

An aquired taste

I bought a packet of this organic three grain bread because I remember mum getting something like it sent over in a food parcel from Germany, when I was a mere slip of a girl. It came in a box with a lot of other weird and wonderful food items. Mum was so pleased when it arrived as it reminded her of home. Of course we were excited as well because there was often some German sweeties and chocolate for us to fight over.

We tried everything in the parcel, but weren't impressed with the bread that looked and tasted like cork table mats, so mum always ate the whole packet herself. I wondered if the taste had improved over the years so I got this to try.

On the packet it says it contains rye, oats, and barley, linseed, sesame seed, and apple fibre. It has no preservatives, is low in fat, and high in fibre, and is vegetarian, so it's got to be good for you. So why does it still taste blooming horrible :-0 You'd have thought after all this time, about 50 years to be precise, they could make it a bit more palatable. Never mind, I shall soldier on with it and eat every last crumb, even if I have to force it down my throat. .

I popped in Asda the other day as I was passing, just to check out the 'whoopsies'. For those who don't know what a whoopsie is, it's when their buying department gets in too many of an item and no one wants to buy it so they have to get rid of it at a reduced price or they will be lumbered with it and have to bin it. Whoopsa daisy we have made a cock up here, better get rid quick, ha ha.

Anyway, I bought these two fruits in a bag for 30p. Haven't the faintest idea what they are, I got them because they were cheap. They are quite big, green and red with a smooth skin, and yellow flesh. It tastes a bit like pineapple. Anyone know what they are?

12 comments:

  1. Your mistery fruit is called MANGO. And by looking at it, it might not be ripe yet. You can never truely get fully ripe fruits in the shop. They will have been harvested green and hard, then been possibly injected with some ripening agent, or been places in a closed container that had a spacific gas added to slowly ripen the fruits during transit. Talk about needles food milage and un-known chemicals added. This one deffinately fits that bill.

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  2. Your rhy bread from Germany would have been produced with something called Sourdough. This is what gives it that distinctive taste that you are not so keen on. Sourdough is something I`m familiar with, and just like your mum, I actually love this type of bread. If you are only grown up on and are used to the pasty bread that you buy sliced in shops over here, it`s not surprising you will not like this rhy bread. It has a slight sour taste that most Brits are averse to. This type of bread is far more bowl friendly than the pasty white bread we might buy in Tesco. I often buy rhy flower and bake my own bread if I feel the need to taste something from my home land. My partner who is british would not eat it. I`ts just a matter of taste, I guess.

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  3. Ilona - I have a gluten intolerance so used to eat rye bread when I lived in the UK as it is very low in gluten. It IS an acquired taste, but I found it soooo much better when toasted. I goes kinda crispy round the edges and the butter melts into it a yummy way.

    Mango... mmm. Never get to eat this now that I only buy fruit that is grown locally. My conscience can't cope with supporting all that expensive (to the environment & me!) importing...
    Den from www.full-monte.com/blog

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  4. mango! so so lovely- best eaten in the bath as it is so messy!!! i love the stuff

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  5. WOW 2 Mangos for 30p what a bargain!! mmm yummy!

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  6. They are mangos. Not so keen myself, give me some home grown fruit any day! :-)

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  7. They are mangoes and you better watch out - they are said to be a bit of an aphrodisiac - the rye would have been made with sourdough and yes it is an acquired taste. Love your blog. Jean

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  8. just top that bread with apple sauce, apple butter, jam or peanut butter....it has to make it better then...lol

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  9. Thanks for your comments. I will try some toppings on the bread, and have a go at toasting it, never thought of that :-) I was in Tesco last night, they had masses of mango's at £1.50 for two, so I got a bargain. I won't be buying them at again unless they are very cheap. Shopping when things are getting reduced give me the chance to try things that I wouldn't otherwise buy.

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  10. Some time ago Ilona you were wondering what to call your recycled products and yesterday I heard about 'Upcycling' which is making something old and worn into something new and better and I thought that would be a good name for your own craftwork.

    Skin mangos with a potato peeler and then slice the flesh from the stone into your bowl, but be sure to do the peeling and slicing over the sink! :O)

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  11. Thank you Jane, I like the Upcycling. I have discovered how much juice is in a mango, the first one dribbled down my chin. I will try your method next time.

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  12. And also thanks to Den. I tried toasting the bread, and it's yummy. I might even get some more now :0)

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