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I am never without............. ....??

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DanniRae Sun 17-Mar-19 13:23:46

I grew up in a household that was never without a jar of Branston Pickle and for all of my 49 years of marriage we have also always had a jar of this delicious pickle in the kitchen. (Although my husband can't stand it!)
What food items have you always got in your cupboard or fridge?

BlueBelle Sun 17-Mar-19 13:30:14

Do you know apart from the usual salt pepper butter bread eggs, sbsolutely nothing I ring the changes all the time or I ll be mad about something for a few months then change my interests I can’t think of anything I ve always had

Charleygirl5 Sun 17-Mar-19 13:30:34

Marmalade- I have toast and marmalade for breakfast every day. I love it.

I have never tasted tomato sauce, brown sauce, Branston pickle etc. I suppose because it was never in our house when I was a child.

ninathenana Sun 17-Mar-19 13:31:58

I am currently eating a cheese and Branston sandwich smile and you will always find both in my kitchen.
Ketchup, brown sauce, baked beans, dried pasta, breakfast cereal will be there too along with bread and semi skimmed milk.
Oh, and of course tea and coffee.

travelsafar Sun 17-Mar-19 14:08:08

Peanut butter apples and celery, my lunchtime snack every single day, just love it.

MiniMoon Sun 17-Mar-19 14:27:17

Coleman's English mustard. I always have a jar in the fridge.

Gonegirl Sun 17-Mar-19 14:38:46

Jam. shock

Blondiescot Sun 17-Mar-19 15:02:48

Marmite! No-one else in the family likes it, but it's the one thing I have to have.

Jane10 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:04:45

Fruit!. I've absolutely got to have some sort of fruit to hand at all times.

wildswan16 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:06:46

Marmite and bananas.

cornergran Sun 17-Mar-19 15:22:12

Tea. Can’t imagine my home without it.

pensionpat Sun 17-Mar-19 15:47:58

Butter. Best butter! Not spread that many people refer to as butter.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:53:46

Teabags, milk, butter. Couldn't live without my tea.

EllanVannin Sun 17-Mar-19 16:02:44

Just about everything I can lay my hands on.

Grammaretto Sun 17-Mar-19 16:05:49

Tea and muesli are my go-to foods.
We turned up at a holiday cottage last year on a Saturday to find very little in the cupboard apart from salt and sugar and the only shop, which I was depending on as we'd come by bus, closed for painting.
I had to beg at the hotel for some supplies to tide us over.
They gave me some rice, oats and pot noodles of all things. I was very grateful but was so glad when the shop opened again on Monday.
Wouldn't life as a refugee be awful.

sodapop Sun 17-Mar-19 17:12:00

Definitely for me too pensionpat I love salted butter. Eggs and chocolate have to be there for me,

andycameron69 Sun 17-Mar-19 17:19:52

budweiser and prosecco for my famous candlelit buffets, quite regular and fun

tiredoldwoman Sun 17-Mar-19 17:25:53


Scribbles Sun 17-Mar-19 17:39:51

Marmite, picallilli, tomato purée, ground coffee and cheese

kittylester Sun 17-Mar-19 17:46:43

Most things we use regularly as I have a pantry cupboard and woe betide any one (DH!) who take things put of stock without informing me.

The worst things would be bread, butter, tea, sugar and milk!

showergelfresh Sun 17-Mar-19 18:45:08


Good to see someone else travelling by bus to their hols. instead of loading up a car.

For me tea bags and milk are essential.

annodomini Sun 17-Mar-19 19:01:07

Ceylon leaf tea and Roibos tea bags. The former wakes me up in the morning and the latter sustains me during the day.

tinaf1 Sun 17-Mar-19 19:08:32

Tea Coffee of course but like Jane10 I always have some fruit my go to snack , but I am partial to a ginger nut biscuit 🍪

shysal Sun 17-Mar-19 19:25:35

My cupboards and fridge/freezer are full to bursting so always have lots of staples, including;
Tinned tomatoes, pasta, rice, tinned sardines, crackers, part-baked baguettes, butter, jam, marmalade, soft cheese and hard cheese, eggs, porridge oats, crisps and milk.
I don't drink tea or coffee nor do the close family, so only buy fresh if having visitors.

Grannynise Sun 17-Mar-19 22:21:37

Coffee beans - I'm Mrs Grumpy without coffee at regular intervals.