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Tawny Report 27 Apr 2021 21:44

A takeout in Edinburgh has started selling a cheese pizza topped with chips and curry sauce. I have tried chips, cheese and curry sauce before but have never seen the appeal so I don’t see how adding it to a pizza will help the taste.

What are the most unusual foods you’ve ever eaten or heard of?


Kay Report 27 Apr 2021 23:18

I saw an item on tv a few days ago where they spread a slice of bread with peanut butter, which immediately means yuk to me but they then sliced banana on top of it!!
When I was a child I often ate a "nana butty" with sugar sprinkled on top of it but I don't think I could eat it now, even without the sugar.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Apr 2021 23:36

Kay .........

peanut butter with banana, or with jam is the usual way of eating it in the US..

peanut butter with marmite is not unknown in the UK or here in Canada

Australians & NZ both often have peanut butter and vegemite (a vegetarian version of marmite).

I stop right at peanut butter ...... I can't stand even the smell of it. My poor hard-done-to daughter had to make her own sandwiches from the age of 5 or 6 if she wanted peanut butter!

I think the deep fried mars bar that I first saw in a Glasgow chippie back around 1987 is still my weirdest one, even though I know it even became popular over here.


Kay Report 28 Apr 2021 01:22

Ooooh Sylvia, the smell of peanut butter makes my stomach heave!! My son loves it but I can't be in the kitchen when he's using it. I thought probably it was an American thing with the banana.

Chippies here do deep fried loads of chocolate mars-bars bars, snickers etc. Very popular. I've not tried them and they don't appeal to me but I think a lot are sold. Each to their own!!


Tawny Report 28 Apr 2021 07:03

Mr Owl and I did buy one deep fried Mars bar between us to try. Neither of us found it revolting but it didn’t add anything. We wouldn’t try it again. There is a chip shop on the north side of the city though that as long as you buy the chocolate bar from them will deep fry any chocolate.

Another food that is popular here that I haven’t tried but Mr has is called a Pizza Crunch. A pizza crunch is a deep fried pizza.

Peanut butter I like but not on a sandwich for some reason.

Speaking to a Dutch lady the pizza topped with chips and curry sauce seems to be a version of something that started in the Netherlands called a Kapsalon


nameslessone Report 28 Apr 2021 08:54

I’m feeling queasy just reading this.

But am glad to find that there are other peanut butter leathers out there.


JoyLouise Report 28 Apr 2021 09:16

From summer terms at school (and sorry, folks, sandwiches are still called butties in our house):

Banana and Mars bar butties
Beef crisp butties

and home:

Fried bacon & fried banana butties
Grated dark chocolate butties

Dripping on bread (I know I won't be the only one there!) - the brown bits were the tastiest.

And, when in Oz:

like Sylvia says:

Vegemite and peanut butter butties.

Love asparagus butties sprinkled with white pepper and got to be thickly buttered.

Love beans on toast with vegemite.

Just thinking of what we girls took for summer lunches brings back great memories. Our parents just let us go for it and our imaginations worked fifty to the dozen. <3


JoyLouise Report 28 Apr 2021 10:11

I meant to ask. I have some cashew nut butter that's been in our food store 'out the back' for a couple of months and I have not yet tried it (waiting to finish the jar of crunchy peanut butter first). I bought it because I like cashews.

Has anyone on here tried it? If so, what did you think about i?


Andysmum Report 28 Apr 2021 12:01

I like peanuts, but peanut butter - you can add me to the hate list! When my nieces started school in Newfoundland they were told to bring a "healthful snack" for lunch, such as a peanut butter sandwich.

Banana sandwiches were popular with my sister, but by the time bananas were available after the war, I was considered too old for such things!!

I spent a short time at boarding school, where condensed milk sandwiches were popular, and my sister liked sugar in sandwiches. Both those I found too sweet.


SheilaWestWilts Report 28 Apr 2021 13:24

I like cottage cheese with strawberries in a sandwich, or Emmenthal and apricot jam.


maggiewinchester Report 28 Apr 2021 13:54

JoyLouise - I love dripping - also. I've found out, does George the cat! :-|

As a child, we used to have margarine or butter and sugar sandwiches, and yummiest of all, condensed milk sandwiches. :-D


Sharron Report 28 Apr 2021 14:33

I like peanut butter and sandwich spread sandwiches with a bit of salt on. Then we coe to peanut butter and Branston. Picallili and Haywards clear pickle sandwiches.

Yes, I know, I am extremely weird!


JoyLouise Report 28 Apr 2021 16:52

Yes, Maggie. We never took those to school but at home we had condensed milk butties and sugar butties. Funnily enough, I could take or leave the sugar ones but the condensed milk ones were, as you say, yummy! :-D

My Mum used to love leftover brussels in a sandwich or on toast. I've tried them and they are quite nice - trouble is if I have leftovers from a dinner I usually have enough to plate another dinner for the following day.

Mum also used to like sliced apple and cottage cheese in a sandwich. <3


nameslessone Report 28 Apr 2021 20:04

I think I must have led a very repressed childhood as I came across very few of the delicacies mentioned here :-(


JoyLouise Report 28 Apr 2021 20:04

You could make up for it now, names. ;-) :-D


nameslessone Report 28 Apr 2021 20:09

Umm. Probably not. :-D


**Ann** Report 28 Apr 2021 20:20

You lost my interest when you mentioned curry sauce :-0 :-0 :-D :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2021 23:44

Sugar butties (bread always buttered first) and condensed milk on bread were 2 of the "treats" when I was young. Sometimes, grandma gave me golden treacle on a slice of bread

Surprisingly I have pretty decent teeth in spite of all that sweetness :-D

I also liked sandwich spread on a buttered sandwich.

I also loved potted shrimp ....... a local fishmonger used to get in small pots of them, probably from Morecambe Bay. One small pot made a lovely sandwich, a great treat!

My dad used to swear his cold treatment, was the best, he swore that if taken as soon as the first symptom was felt, then it didn't develop any further ...................

eat a whole raw onion, preferably a Spanish onion.

A couple of years after we married OH mentioned that his father always put black pepper on strawberries, but he'd never tried it.

So we tried it ......... and sure enough it brought out more of the flavour.


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2021 23:47

I hated the smell of peanut butter ............... I found it so bad that I would try to make daughter's sandwich with my head turned as far away as far as it would go.

OH used to put butter on his bread, and then peanut butter on top of it. It took daughter and I years before we convinced him that the butter was not necessary.

He remembers having peanut butter in England in or soon after WW2. I had never een seen it until we moved over here in 1967.

What about chip butties?


JoyLouise Report 29 Apr 2021 08:03

Sylvia, you are lucky with your teeth, as am I. Did you ever never knock your milk teeth out? I always put my fairly decent teeth down to thefact that I knocked most of my milk ones out when I was about 5 but I now wonder what was in the water :-S

So far, I have only lost four and I rarely need anything doing, thank goodness, probably due to the fact that I have always looked after them as I can still recall going to the dentist umpteen times so he could get all the bits and pieces out and check on everything all those years ago.

Everyone used to like chip butties when I was young but I rarely ate them. I don't know why cos the rest of my family liked them, as did my friends, I rarely have chips even now. I do like fish finger butties though.

By the way, I am with your OH - I like my peanut butter buttie buttered too. In fact, any sandwich ought to have butter on it as far as I am concerned and the more the better. There are people of my acquaintance (see how polite I can be!) who would never dream of having a bacon buttie with the bread buttered! What's that all about - the heathens!!! :-D

I take it back now because I'm thinking of my lovely mother-in-law who never buttered a bacon buttie and she was defo not a heathen. <3

I may try a cashew nut butter buttie today. :-D