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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Unilever Original Beef Bovril Confirmed sighting: Unilever Original Beef Bovril
Posted: 23:05 Tue 28-Aug-2007. Price: 2-ish. Location: Costcutter, Basildon. Nutritional unusualness: Contains Beef Extract again.
In accordance with the official announcement, "Paul Bines" reports: Back in 2004, Bovril was reformulated to a vegetarian ingredients list as a result of the BSE scare causing a ban on the exportation of products containing Beef from the UK. Vegetarian Bovril was little more than Marmite really. Now the ban has been lifted, and the Beef extract has been restored to the Bovril recipe as of August 2007 - it smells and tastes much as it used to before the change. Stocks are only now getting into shops, and some of the Vegetarian recipe might still be on shelves - the difference between the two is that the "Beef" version has "Beef" prominently printed on the label, and the seal around the lid also states "Beef" - the vegetarian version does not.

...In other meaty reminiscences: "What's this? Heinz Beanz with Cumberland Sausages (95p, Morrisons, Leicester), with the label flashed 'New'?" demands "Nick T". "They may have been away, but as Stephen Craig's fine report of 2005 attests, new they ain't. Nevertheless, a welcome return of an old favourite for my gasping, beleaguered arteries." Plus, I personally consider the Burger King Smokey Blue Angus (from 3.79) to be a substantial improvement on the likes of 2003's KFC Smokey Blue Tower Burger, though sadly their "posh" advertising campaign doesn't go as far as the endearingly throne-based packaging of KFC's "King's Feast" Boneless Banquet For One (seen in Edinburgh, 4.69).

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Posted: 19:55 Wed 29-Aug-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: That "boneless banquet" is a load of "horses' piss" as Jim Royle once said. It looks nothing like the pictures on the box and tastes pretty average too. The "restaurant" I visited was a tip too with food on every surface and staff horsing around in the back shop. We need more EU nationals to come and work in these low paid meanial jobs and give us some decent service. ;)
Posted: 09:57 Thu 30-Aug-2007 by "Spoffoth" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree Zeddy. KFC has gone to the dogs in recent years. Same food, now served with extra ineptitude! Zinger tower burgers should not require self assembly.
Posted: 20:51 Sat 01-Sep-2007 by "Phill" # permalink comment
Comment: Sure its nice to get the beefy Bovril back, but the granualated version of it will always make a better drink.
Posted: 07:24 Fri 09-Nov-2007 by "kajir"
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Comment: cant beat bovril on toast for brekkie we all eat it in my house yaaaay bovril
Posted: 17:23 Fri 01-Feb-2008 by "lynn reed"
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Comment: has any body seen any bovril crisps it has been years since i had them and am desperate to taste them again
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