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How did you fell afterwards :p
Oh I wasn't foolish enough to actually try it. And there were limitations on both bladder and wallet.
 

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Finished a bar of Old Jamaica that I bought yesterday from Iceland for £1.00. Many many year since my last one, nice but looks and tastes .. sanitised in some undefined way.

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I much preferred the old packaging! They've probably removed sugar, flavouring and any traces of rum that were in the original.
 

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2 oranges.

2 apples.

Dry muesli.

Fresh ginger tea.
 

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Pretend chicken nugget things made of some soya/rubber concoction*, creamed mash, fried eggs, tinned peas, ketchup.

*In breadcrumbs, roasted in the oven. They were very nice. I'm a fan of anything I can lob cheap tomato on.
 

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For the first time in years I bough a small tub of 'Philadelphia Cream Cheese' (this stuff)

And some crackers to eat it on (I'm not a monster).
Anyways.......it is nowhere near as sharp tasting as I remember it. In fact it pretty much has no discernible flavour whatsoever - I could be eating cold, white, putty for all i know!
I swear it has been (as discussed previously) 'reformulated' with a massive reduction of the amount of salt in it which is what used to actually give it any flavour.
I wouldn't be surprised if the stated '0.75g salt per 100g' used to be more like 3g per 100g.
 

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For the first time in years I bough a small tub of 'Philadelphia Cream Cheese' (this stuff)

And some crackers to eat it on (I'm not a monster).
Anyways.......it is nowhere near as sharp tasting as I remember it. In fact it pretty much has no discernible flavour whatsoever - I could be eating cold, white, putty for all i know!
I swear it has been (as discussed previously) 'reformulated' with a massive reduction of the amount of salt in it which is what used to actually give it any flavour.
I wouldn't be surprised if the stated '0.75g salt per 100g' used to be more like 3g per 100g.
It is nice on a toasted bagel :p
 

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But bagels are like eating cardboard doughnuts!
 

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But bagels are like eating cardboard doughnuts!
Toasted with philidelphia and crispy bacon

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Hot chicken flavored Ramen.

It almost knocked me out. I think I''ll remember not to mix in so much hot sauce next time.
Thankfully I knew about a way to cool the tongue, by using milk.

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For the first time in years I bough a small tub of 'Philadelphia Cream Cheese' (this stuff)

And some crackers to eat it on (I'm not a monster).
Anyways.......it is nowhere near as sharp tasting as I remember it. In fact it pretty much has no discernible flavour whatsoever - I could be eating cold, white, putty for all i know!
I swear it has been (as discussed previously) 'reformulated' with a massive reduction of the amount of salt in it which is what used to actually give it any flavour.
I wouldn't be surprised if the stated '0.75g salt per 100g' used to be more like 3g per 100g.

I emailed the manufacturer, Mondelez International, to ask them if the recipe had changed.
After a couple of emails back and forward, with them sending copy & paste replies ((during which they said they couldn't disclose their 'secret recipe', and I then pointed out that not only was I not asking what the recipe was (just whether it had changed), but that by law in the UK they must print on the packet all of the ingredients, greatest first, anyway, so it's not a 'secret recipe')), I eventually got a lovely personal reply from 'Maria' in their Consumer Department.
She tells me that "The recipe on Full Fat Original hasn’t changed in the last 5 years." - so that infers that it HAS changed previously, so I guess I'm correct in thinking that it does indeed taste different.
 

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Good folks, I have a crisis.

I am no longer enjoying Kenco Smooth coffee - it's just too bitter - and struggling to find a replacement.

Gold Blend isn't much better and I've resorted to Maxwell House cappuccino sachets!

Yes, it's that bad...

Any suggestions for a quality, smooth coffee, without the bitterness?

Money no object - this is serious!
 

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Good folks, I have a crisis.

I am no longer enjoying Kenco Smooth coffee - it's just too bitter - and struggling to find a replacement.

Gold Blend isn't much better and I've resorted to Maxwell House cappuccino sachets!

Yes, it's that bad...

Any suggestions for a quality, smooth coffee, without the bitterness?

Money no object - this is serious!
Im a big fan of kenco smooth, but you could try 'Douwe Egberts pure smooth'

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No. I have tried many 'instant' coffees over time.
'Cap Columbie' was my fave for a long time - A nice robust, nutty, strong flavour.
Then I went over to 'Blend 37' which was similar but a bit more 'rounded'.
Then I tried the 'Cafe Espresso' which was proper tasty but IMO too costly.
Finally I have settled on Nescafe Azera Americano. A good, full-bodied coffee with added ground coffee included.
But they usually want a fiver a tin so you have to watch for when it goes onto special offer at £3 a pop, or buy it in a multipack online.
It always makes a decent cup of coffee, which I occasionally whiten with 'evaporated milk' instead of regular 'blue top'.
Mmmmmmm.
 

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No. I have tried many 'instant' coffees over time.
'Cap Columbie' was my fave for a long time - A nice robust, nutty, strong flavour.
Then I went over to 'Blend 37' which was similar but a bit more 'rounded'.
Then I tried the 'Cafe Espresso' which was proper tasty but IMO too costly.
Finally I have settled on Nescafe Azera Americano. A good, full-bodied coffee with added ground coffee included.
But they usually want a fiver a tin so you have to watch for when it goes onto special offer at £3 a pop, or buy it in a multipack online.
It always makes a decent cup of coffee, which I occasionally whiten with 'evaporated milk' instead of regular 'blue top'.
Mmmmmmm.
I would recommend... 'ALCAFE, 4 Italian Blend from ALDI - 100% Arabica Ground Coffee. close to £3.00 for 227g.
 

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Im a big fan of kenco smooth, but you could try 'Douwe Egberts pure smooth'

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I have the Douwe Egberts No.4 at home. I used to have the No.3 but have found it no longer has the depth I need. Probably an age thing!
There is also Douwe Egberts Decaff in the cupboard, bought following advice from the hospital dietician. I tried it, honestly, I did, but it didn’t quite float my boat.
 

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Any suggestions for a quality, smooth coffee, without the bitterness?
Milk, or a smidgen of cold water (I take mine black) before the hot water. Boiling water straight onto the coffee granules makes them bitter.
Mix your granules thoroughly with the milk or cold water before pouring in the hot water.
 

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Milk, or a smidgen of cold water (I take mine black) before the hot water. Boiling water straight onto the coffee granules makes them bitter.
Mix your granules thoroughly with the milk or cold water before pouring in the hot water.
Never make coffee with boiling water, boil the kettle, leave 5/10 minutes leave the metal spoon in the cup and pour over the granuals
 

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There is also Douwe Egberts Decaff in the cupboard


I bought a decaf version of my regular coffee by accident one time and didn't notice until about 3 days later when I was walking around feeling really, really tired most of the day......
I guess that must be what 'normal people' live like.......
 

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I bought a decaf version of my regular coffee by accident one time and didn't notice until about 3 days later when I was walking around feeling really, really tired most of the day......
I guess that must be what 'normal people' live like.......
I once did that after a family catastrophe. We all felt so rough anyway, we didn't notice.
 

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I bought a decaf version of my regular coffee by accident one time and didn't notice until about 3 days later when I was walking around feeling really, really tired most of the day......
I guess that must be what 'normal people' live like.......
My wife changed to decaf tea without telling me once and after 2-3 days I thought I was coming down with flu...
 

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I wonder if suddenly switching to non-alcoholic lager without realising would give you a 'non-alcoholic hangover'?
 
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