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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    In the Birkey, Crosby, on a Friday night this bloke used to come in with a white coat on, and cinema style tray, selling crab sticks, cockles and prawns. It really caused a lot of combustion combined with a pint of Whitbread Mild.
    I've seen that in London pubs as well but going back many years.


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    Another snack was Bacon Frazzles, hanging up on a card behind the bar
    Were they those crisp like things that looked like rectangles of streaky bacon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I've seen that in London pubs as well but going back many years.




    Were they those crisp like things that looked like rectangles of streaky bacon?
    Yes that's them, wonder if they're still around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Yes that's them, wonder if they're still around?
    I doubt it, they seemed horrendously unhealthy to me with lots of salt and oil or fat. It's bad enough playing down to your GP how much beer you drink without also having to own up to getting through half a card of those things every night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Yes that's them, wonder if they're still around?
    You mean these....

    - Did you know your favourite Frazzles have been around since 1975

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/292250078

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    Way before my time - Meredith & Drew's ? I like the look of the Cheddar sandwich biscuit.
    Yep, I remember the sandwich biscuits, used to eat them at times, probably with a pint of Worthington E
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The seafood men were once a common sight in pubs
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    Yes they certainly were and I remember them fondly. You could say "Prawn, but not forgotten"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    My first encounter with pork scratchings was in the mid to late seventies on my first visit to the Black Country,.they were unheard of in London.
    There was a hawker selling fresh ‘pigs toenails’ (in plain paper bags, so not mass produced) on the first day of the Birmingham Christmas Market this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gann View Post
    Yes they certainly were and I remember them fondly. You could say "Prawn, but not forgotten"
    I remember the Cockle Man with cinema-style tray and paper cones of cockles sprinkled with vinegar, but this could have been as recently as the mid-'90s when he used to come into The Holly Bush. I don't remember him coming into any other NW3 pub though.

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    The seafood man always came round the pubs on a Friday night. Trays of cockles, winkles, prawns and whelks along with the crab sticks. Plenty of vinegar and pepper on mine!


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