Poll

Which brown sauce is the best?

HP
36 (70.6%)
HP Fruity
2 (3.9%)
Daddies
1 (2%)
Hammonds Chop
1 (2%)
OK (I know you cant buy it in most shops these days but they still make it)
0 (0%)
Some expensive brand that uses orgnic tamarind from named planations
2 (3.9%)
Brown sauce is the work of Stan
9 (17.6%)

Total Members Voted: 51

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Battle of the brown sauces
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:14:11 pm »
Me I like HP (standard not fruity) and Hammonds. Its not a a bacon sarnie without brown sauce.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 12:21:28 pm »
It has to be HP. I don't care if it's made my clog-wearing, edam-munching Dutchies these days. It's got Parliament on the front and frankly, given the current crop of dullards that inhabit it, it's the best thing about our Parliament.

Oh, and none of that fruity nonsense.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 12:25:51 pm »
It has to be HP. I don't care if it's made my clog-wearing, edam-munching Dutchies these days. It's got Parliament on the front and frankly, given the current crop of dullards that inhabit it, it's the best thing about our Parliament.

Oh, and none of that fruity nonsense.

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I tried boycotting it for a while after they moved the production, but that really wasn't working for me.  (Principles.... errr... :-[ )
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 12:32:34 pm »
Shame there's no double vote, HP Fruity and Hammonds Chop (which according to my old man is getting harder to find, but that could just be where the OAP's shop :) )
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 12:34:19 pm »
Shame there's no double vote, HP Fruity and Hammonds Chop (which according to my old man is getting harder to find, but that could just be where the OAP's shop :) )

I would vote for HP standard and Hammonds if I could vote twice.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 12:45:33 pm »
None of the above.

I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 12:47:14 pm »
I rarely use a brown sauce anymore as I quite like the taste of food without it. I've never tried 'Daddies' but the branding leaves me a bit meh. What's going on with the name? Is it from the Yorkie-not-for-girls school of marketing?
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 12:50:26 pm »
I've never tried 'Daddies' but the branding leaves me a bit meh. What's going on with the name? Is it from the Yorkie-not-for-girls school of marketing?

I doubt it since the product was launched in 1904. Given the state of Edwardian advertising it was probably something horribly sickly sweet.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 01:11:44 pm »
Daddies always sounds like the sort of product used by people who you wouldn't let babysit your kids.

My only problem with HP is that it makes my head sweat which allegedly isn't a good look.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 01:31:41 pm »
HP is default but Daddies will do at a pinch. I am even happy with the generic stuff that greasy spoons serve up with snout tubes.

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 01:48:52 pm »
Work of Stan.  End of.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 01:52:18 pm »
HP of course. Although I did rather enjoy Daddies when I went for tea at some of my poorer school friends (Council) houses....
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 02:28:25 pm »
How can you eat a cornish pasty without brown sauce?  And it has to be HP (notwithstanding that those are my RL initials, leading to MUCH hilarity, obv)

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 06:29:37 pm »
There can be only one!

Having asked for HP sauce, almost apologetically at a Texan airport, and ending up with A1 steak sauce (poor substitute), imagine my delight in Toronto airport asking the same question, to be met with "of course we have honey, bee right back"

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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 06:59:11 pm »
Generally I hated all the ex-pat shit - if you like baked beans that much, stay in Britain. All those whingers going on about things 'not being the same.' There's a fucking obvious solution. HP sauce was the exception though, I would happily pay grossly inflated prices. As would any sane person on discovering the closest US equivalent is the miserable A1 steak sauce (basically it's like cheap HP sauce diluted to almost homeopathic strength).
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 07:32:16 pm »
The drive along the Aston Expressway (A38M) used to be a olfactory treat. You would drive past the Ansells Brewery with its hoppy aroma wafting in the air and then be hit by the exotic, pungent smell of the HP Sauce factory. Ansells was closed when the management orchestrated a strike in the early 80s & HP Sauce is now made in Holland.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 07:39:53 pm »
Yeah, it just smells of petrochemical smog like the rest of Birmingham now.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 07:46:13 pm »
When I was very little, HP was too strong for me so we had Daddies as well, but once I'd grown into it, HP.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2017, 10:02:33 am »
When I was very little, HP was too strong for me so we had Daddies as well, but once I'd grown into it, HP.

Dunno if it's my tongue losing becoming insensitive, but most sauces seem to be losing intensity these days.  My son and I used to have competitions, taking it in turn to drench Chipsters in Lea and Perrins', to see who could take the most without a drink.  Nowadays you could drink the stuff neat.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 10:21:51 am »
When I was very little, HP was too strong for me so we had Daddies as well, but once I'd grown into it, HP.

Dunno if it's my tongue losing becoming insensitive, but most sauces seem to be losing intensity these days.  My son and I used to have competitions, taking it in turn to drench Chipsters in Lea and Perrins', to see who could take the most without a drink.  Nowadays you could drink the stuff neat.

..... Still the best favour crisps: plain with worcesesester sauce shaken on 'em

Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 08:44:39 pm »
I didn't like brown sauce when I was small, so haven't bought it since. However, only the other day MrsC mentioned she'd never tried it, so I may acquire a small bottle just to see.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2017, 08:54:59 pm »
HP. Others are fake jus.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 08:59:12 pm »
I,ve switched from brown sauce to Reggae Reggae sauce .... love the stuff
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 10:40:02 pm »
I,ve switched ..

It's made your apostrophe collapse, should have stuck with HP.
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Re: Battle of the brown sauces
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 10:58:09 pm »
I'm surprised HP fruity isn't more popular.
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