Yes It’s true – Just about the worst thing that could happen to British cuisine has occurred – the factory that makes Branston Pickle has burned down and will be out of action for a few months.
In short – we’re going to run out.
Over the years I have seen Britain cope with many emergencies such as terrorism, hurricanes, floods and a labour government, and by golly, we’ve risen to the task. This however could be the country’s darkest day since Dunkirk.
I suggest the immediate recall of all British troops from Iraq, as they are needed at home to keep a watch on the Marmite factory and the HP Sauce factory. we couldn’t cope with the loss of these as well.
Rutabaga is American for turnip, is it not?
(Or swede, if you’re a southerner.)
Those root vegetables that are big and round and yellow on the inside, but cream and purple on the outside.
Does it actually say rutabaga on the label? That’s just weird. :eek:
See there when I said southerner - I meant a UK southerner, not a US one.
Athough, I don’t suppose there’ll be too many resident USA-ers opeing a thread about Branston pickle. I could of course, be wrong, but I wanted to head off the WTF posts before they started!!
Seeing as I’m here I’ll post a picture of one, anyway.
This is bad, BAD - how are we supposed to consume mountains of cold meat on Boxing day without Branston’s? - I think a little panic-buying is in order; in cases like this, it’s usually wise to stock up on bread and milk too, just in case.
I’m also prepared to stand guard over the Lea & Perrin’s works, if necessary.
Hold on, owlstretchingtime; did you not just volunteer your mother as an ace pickler. Now as you have unreavelled the mystery of the rutabaga, you should get her on the case. You’d probably get a peerage for your services to the pickle starved populace.
Well, your mother would; you’d be the heir apparent to the pickling peeress.
Pretty comprehensive list, but don’t guard the factory where they churn out ‘Tesco Healthy Living Chiicken flavoured Noodles’ - they taste and smell like wet dog. They can nuke that site from orbit for all I care.