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Thread #75686 Message #1332701
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Nov-04 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
Fisherman's Friends come from Fleetwood, where they have the Fylde Folk Festival, and that's good enough for me.
As for Bovril going beef free, that's nothing to do with that universal Aunt Sally, "political correctness gone mad" - it's simply market forces. Since the Mad Cow Disease people just don't like to risk it - it may be unfair, but you tend to assume that "beef extract" will have been made out of all kinds of scraggy bits of cow you wouldn't fancy eating.
And the taste should continue to be markedly different from Marmite, because to gather they've done taste tests with the new Bvril, and people can't tell the difference from the original, which might look like Marmite, but don't taste the same at all.
Anyway, I'm sure it'll still be a case of "The Bovril's with the gravy".