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BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril

19 Nov 04 - 08:12 AM (#1332176)
Subject: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: muppett

Hay what do you think to that then


19 Nov 04 - 08:16 AM (#1332181)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Paco Rabanne

The PC brigade have taken over the world muppet. Just been listening to radio 4 and some council wants to ban efigies of Santa Claus, in case it offemds non christians! It all just leaves you speechless! Stand by for beef free beef!


19 Nov 04 - 08:26 AM (#1332195)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: The Beast of Farlington

Radio 4 should be banned next, Ted


19 Nov 04 - 08:27 AM (#1332197)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: GUEST,viglen

They say Bovril will be made from yeast extract from now on - but wait a minute, isn't that Marmite? And as for Santa Clause - he's only very tentatively a Christian symbol if you think he's St Nicholas but I suspect he's been round since pre-Christian times in one form or another. I thought in our post millenium world we were supposed to celebrate diversity, not stifle it.


19 Nov 04 - 08:31 AM (#1332200)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Paco Rabanne

True, unless you are english.


19 Nov 04 - 08:43 AM (#1332214)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Sttaw Legend

What about the fishermen, they go out in boats with pots, and comes back with crabs.


19 Nov 04 - 08:50 AM (#1332226)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: kendall

Gift giving at this time of the year originated with the Romans. Just another stolen ritual that lives today.


19 Nov 04 - 09:01 AM (#1332240)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Sttaw Legend

If a stick insect laid it's eggs in a jar of Bovril will it give birth to a litter of twiglets?


19 Nov 04 - 09:29 AM (#1332277)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Rapparee

I want to know more about those fisherfolk who use pot and get crabs.


19 Nov 04 - 09:35 AM (#1332288)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Strollin' Johnny

Very odd that it's OK to offend Christians, but not OK to offend non-Christians.

My own policy is to offend everybody, that way nobody can feel offended because I've omitted to offend them.

S:0)


19 Nov 04 - 09:36 AM (#1332292)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Sttaw Legend

Apparently you can smoke both but not at the same time. That's pot and crabs not the fishermen. The European Parliament have banned sucking Fishermen's Friends.


19 Nov 04 - 09:37 AM (#1332293)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Strollin' Johnny

What about smoke-free cigarettes Ted? Would they work?? :0)


19 Nov 04 - 09:46 AM (#1332305)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Rapparee

If a fisherman is out in his dinghy, pulling on the oars and casting his nets (or whatever it is one does in a dinghy) and s/he lights up a cig, can s/he be arrested for smoking in a public place?


19 Nov 04 - 09:47 AM (#1332306)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Paco Rabanne

No johnny, the whole point of smoking is to blow clouds of the stuff into the faces of non smokers.


19 Nov 04 - 09:52 AM (#1332313)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: The Beast of Farlington

Yes, Ted - WE KNOW ;-)


19 Nov 04 - 11:30 AM (#1332429)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: GUEST,milk monitor

Bovril, marmite and twiglets are all offensive and deserve to be banned. Closely followed by liqourice and fishermens friends. And all those other mediciney tasting offerings masquerading as confectionary.

It must be a taste bud thing, because if you find someone who likes one of the above, they are normally not too revulsed by the others either. But they are the right sort of person to share a box of chocs with, because they always like the creams.


19 Nov 04 - 11:42 AM (#1332448)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Dead Horse

What about Cowslips?
.......and Horseradish?


19 Nov 04 - 11:54 AM (#1332463)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Strollin' Johnny

Aaaaaaah! You might not believe me Ted, but I'd missed that point completely! (LMAO!!)
S:0)


19 Nov 04 - 01:50 PM (#1332572)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Michael

What has the EU got against sucking Fisherman's Friends? If neither the fishermen or their friends don't mind why should the EU?


19 Nov 04 - 03:55 PM (#1332701)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: McGrath of Harlow

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".


19 Nov 04 - 05:26 PM (#1332798)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Liz the Squeak

Good.. it's the invention of the Devil, along with twiglets.

However, I love liquorice...... go figure

LTS


19 Nov 04 - 07:48 PM (#1332960)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Herga Kitty

Kevin - but the veggie Bovril might be with the jam?

Kitty


19 Nov 04 - 08:37 PM (#1332998)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: McGrath of Harlow

Better not be. But I doubt it - the thing is, Bovril you mix up with water and make a drink, Marmite you spread on bread. Makes a rotten drink. There's an underlying logic to it...

Farewell to the beef that was once in our Bovril.
That we drank in the night for to cheer oursleves up
Now I wander distracted, for the beef's been extracted.
Farewell and adieu to the cow in a cup.


20 Nov 04 - 02:53 AM (#1333294)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Dead Horse

Aaah, the roast beef of old England.........


20 Nov 04 - 05:13 PM (#1333913)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Tig

What I want to know is since it is now being made at Burton on Trent are they using up the old brewers yeast - the same as they make Marmite with? If so is Bovril now alcoholic??

Personally I spread my Bovril on bread - and I CAN tell the difference!


20 Nov 04 - 08:05 PM (#1334082)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: McGrath of Harlow

Well of course you can tell the difference between Bovril and Marmite, they taste completely different, Tig, even if they look the same. Or do you mean you've got the new version Bovril, and it does in fact taste different from the original?


20 Nov 04 - 08:19 PM (#1334090)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Gurney

Was there ever any beef in Bovril? Apart from the bull on the label? I thought it was always just yeast extract.
They just had to admit it because of Mad Cow Disease.

I may be immune to that, because of an old girlfriend....


21 Nov 04 - 10:02 AM (#1334421)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: Tig

The new version tastes slightly different from the old - despite attempts to make it the same.


22 Nov 04 - 05:58 AM (#1335101)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: The Fooles Troupe

The old version had a jelly like consistency.


22 Nov 04 - 06:41 AM (#1335122)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: GUEST,Mingulay

What's going to happen at footie matches now? The meat pie and mug of Bovril are traditional. How else are we to get food poisoning now? May as well turn to Vegemite, which is made from dead dingos dongers according to the taste.


23 Nov 04 - 06:08 AM (#1336312)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: GUEST,Elfcall

I had not caught up with the beef out of Bovril thing until I saw it here on Mudcat. However I bought a jar about a month ago and noticed the consistency was much 'firmer' more like Marmite than the usual 'go everywhere but the toast' Bovril. I wonder if this is the new Beefless Bovril !!

Elf


23 Nov 04 - 06:26 AM (#1336323)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: George Papavgeris

So sing together one and all
and raise a mug bovine
here's hoping we'll eat meat again
along the road of time

(with abject apologies to Dave Webber)


23 Nov 04 - 08:07 AM (#1336372)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: McGrath of Harlow

I was thinking "There's always 'Oxo Spread'." - and then it occurred to me I hadn't seen that in a long time.   

It looks like that's been discontinued too - but not everywhere. Apparently they still have it in South Africa - Oxo Spread 125g - The South African Food Shop

And while I was about it, I found this site from South Africa with some quite remarkable Wacky Sarnies, from all over the world, including Oxo Spread and Syrup. Though that one is quite conventional compared to this one on that same site: My mother's favourite is mashed sardines on white bread, with condensed milk poured over! " (That's from California...)

That looks a pretty interesting site actually, called Funky Munky. It includes stuff on South African Myths and Legends, and Traditional South African Recipes (including Elephant Stew!)


23 Nov 04 - 09:01 AM (#1336400)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie

Traditional South African Recipes including Elephant Stew

Presumably the first two instructions are:
[1] First catch your elephant, &
[2] get a really big pot....


23 Nov 04 - 01:18 PM (#1336657)
Subject: RE: BS: Taking the Beef out of Boveril
From: McGrath of Harlow

Have a look:

1 Elephant
10 Warthog
100 kilogram tomatoes
half ton potatoes
2 bags onions
100 kilogram salt
1 wheelbarrow onions (heaped)
10 liter vinegar
20 liter chutney
4 Guineafowl...


And that's the ingredients sorted out.