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Posted: 15:13 Sat 28-Aug-2004.
Snackspot reports: Well, the results of last time's debate were almost too complex to readily summarise, with some magnificent cocktail suggestions ("Swamp Water: a mixture of all the flavours of [cinema] soda fountain cola") vying with the "Kaptain's" meticulous ingredient-by-ingredient dissections of everything from Muller Rice to Super Noodles. Anyway, it's probably about time for a special Bank Holiday discussion on a topic tying in with the current extreme weather conditions: Are there foods which you've found are particularly delicious when consumed either hot or cold?

...OK, much of the inspiration for this came after I sampled an unusually deeply refrigerated Lemon and Lime Volvic Touch of Fruit, which transformed it from merely "refreshing" to frankly "irresistible" (and of course the growing - climate-change-influenced? - trend for newsagents to display chocolate bars in the chiller cabinet, which ironically themselves contribute to global warming). Or, following the news that Tesco are to roll out self-serve Starbucks-style Coffee Nation hot drinks vending machines (some Flash, useless "Station locator", sorry) to another 100 or so of their outlets, are there other products which you'd like to see the supermarkets selling hot in this way?


Posted: 15:44 Sun 29-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I do like a lot of dilute drinks hot rather than cold. Ribena, Vimto and Robinsons are good examples. Great for Winter weather.
Posted: 20:42 Sun 29-Aug-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Hot Vimto/Ribena are also good if you have a sore throat. And hot orange squash with some extra sugar in it is an excellent hangover-recovery aid.
Posted: 10:19 Mon 30-Aug-2004 by "Appletizzy" # permalink comment
Comment: Cold Chocolate Ready Brek. Especially if made using evaporated milk!
Posted: 16:10 Mon 30-Aug-2004 by "D Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: Probably going against all that is holy - Paxo placed in a white bap then microwaved for a minute. If they sold this in shops, it would sell. To me, obviously. But possibly to someone else as well.
Posted: 15:52 Tue 31-Aug-2004 by "CotB" # permalink comment
Comment: Cold spaghetti hoops are quite nice. Has to be Heinz, though, for some reason. What about a cooked/raw discussion at some point, or has that been done?
Posted: 18:54 Tue 31-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Hot grapefruit Robinsons is also quite good for sore throats. I had a friend who would eat cold baked beans once, all I can say is yuk!
Posted: 20:24 Tue 31-Aug-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i like cold baked beans too (more flavour). and cold pizza (obviously).
Posted: 05:09 Wed 01-Sep-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: Cold - coffee with milk and sugar and ice. Hot - freshly 'made' McDonalds quarter-pounder w/cheese.

Posted: 11:49 Wed 01-Sep-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I think it's the sugar in Heinz products that makes them delicious hot *or* cold (like a sweet gazpacho pasta pudding, or something)...

and "CotB": this may be the closest we ever get to a "cooked/raw discussion", so feel free to get stuck in

Posted: 13:07 Wed 01-Sep-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: has anyone tried the reduced sugar/salt heinz tomato soup yet? it's got to be a recipe for disaster for the traditional heinz flavour. bet they go for artificial sweeteners...
Posted: 19:09 Sat 04-Sep-2004 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: And what of the recent Heinz rebranding of their famed range of beans?

"Heinz Baked Beanz"

That's not right at all.

Posted: 18:37 Sun 05-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: On a similar note, I noticed that Bassett's have now omitted the plain liquorice pieces from their Liquorice Allsorts. I suppose because they are the ones often left at the bottom of the bag.
Posted: 13:11 Mon 06-Sep-2004 by "CotB" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, come now. Cooked/raw vastly different from hot/cold, surely? Take stuffing. Delicious hot, delicious raw (mmm, herby fishfood), minging when cold. And, er, yes, I eat fishfood, too...
Posted: 17:24 Mon 06-Sep-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: "And what of the recent Heinz rebranding of their famed range of beans? "Heinz Baked Beanz" That's not right at all."

Maybe the beans have been haxx0red by leet script kiddies?

Posted: 21:16 Wed 15-Sep-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: largely for my own reference as much as anything - Guardian article discussing how the flavour of Guinness differs when "Extra Cold arrives in the glass at 3-4C while the ordinary version comes in at 5-6C" http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,,1300670,00.html
Posted: 00:52 Thu 16-Sep-2004 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: That doesn't surprise me - Michael Jackson (the beer hunter, not the singer) has often made many Australian drinkers upset by pointing out that one of the reasons beer is served so cold here is to hide the noxious flavour of beers like Fosters, VB and XXXX. http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001371.html
Posted: 12:00 Thu 11-Nov-2004 by "Mik" # permalink comment
Comment: Ultimate cold can food is Ambrosia Rice Pudding with raisins and and nutmeg (the one in the brown labelled can)
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Comment: i hate your site and i think i fuckin do so piss off and eat sponge bob ha ha ha
Posted: 07:26 Sat 13-Aug-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Why is it that all the people who try to insult the site are illiterate morons? You might hate us, but you're stupid. So what you say doesn't matter. 96109 0 60
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