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Soreen

Postby Mick F » 18 Aug 2013, 6:14pm

Soreen malt loaf has been described as "rocket fuel" by one or two people on here, and I don't disagree.

They sell a larger loaf for £1 every now and again, but usually the "standard" size is £1.25 or thereabouts.
I've got to the point of refusing to buy the standard loaf at the standard price, and when I see the large loaf for £1, I buy two of them.

Am I being conned?
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Re: Soreen

Postby thirdcrank » 18 Aug 2013, 6:26pm

I've a good recipe for malt loaf (Delia S IIRC) . I can't imagine Chris Froome would climb as fast with a couple of well-buttered slices in his back pocket but it's satisfying to eat.

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Re: Soreen

Postby fossala » 18 Aug 2013, 7:00pm

Vegan as well (just the banana)!

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Re: Soreen

Postby fausto copy » 18 Aug 2013, 7:48pm

Bought one of the mega versions in Morrisons t'other day pending a visit from our 3 year old granddaughter.

She loves 'em and the rate she's growing, Mick had better look out. :D

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Re: Soreen

Postby geocycle » 18 Aug 2013, 8:14pm

I look out for the sliced version. The standard is good but I invariably forget my penknife. I did once use a gear cable as a cheese wire on it to good effect!

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Re: Soreen

Postby Mick F » 19 Aug 2013, 6:48am

We've got to the point of NOT buying it at the full price for a small loaf, and only buying the bigger loaf at a quid.

You couldn't make one for that price.
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Re: Soreen

Postby ferrit worrier » 19 Aug 2013, 4:32pm

geocycle wrote:I look out for the sliced version. The standard is good but I invariably forget my penknife. I did once use a gear cable as a cheese wire on it to good effect!


What do you need a penknife for? just bite a chunk off, I'll eat it with or without butter. Trouble is once you start it's difficult to put down :oops:

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Re: Soreen

Postby geocycle » 19 Aug 2013, 4:42pm

ferrit worrier wrote:
geocycle wrote:I look out for the sliced version. The standard is good but I invariably forget my penknife. I did once use a gear cable as a cheese wire on it to good effect!


What do you need a penknife for? just bite a chunk off, I'll eat it with or without butter. Trouble is once you start it's difficult to put down :oops:

Malc


The penknife is to kill it first of course! I imagine it is a sort of a vegan relative of the haggis.... I've been down the chunk biting road which works well but there comes a point when it is hard to move your jaw!

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Re: Soreen

Postby simonineaston » 19 Aug 2013, 4:46pm

I've seen it on shelves, but... what is it? And why the allusion to rocket fuel? Is it flammable?
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Re: Soreen

Postby geocycle » 19 Aug 2013, 4:59pm

simonineaston wrote:I've seen it on shelves, but... what is it? And why the allusion to rocket fuel? Is it flammable?


Not sure, but you could probably use it as a tyre boot...

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Re: Soreen

Postby bikepacker » 19 Aug 2013, 5:41pm

Coop near my son's had them on 2 for £1 last week. I got a couple.
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Re: Soreen

Postby ferrit worrier » 19 Aug 2013, 6:03pm

simonineaston wrote:I've seen it on shelves, but... what is it? And why the allusion to rocket fuel? Is it flammable?


WHAT is it? goodness me I thought everybody knew what Malt loaf is. Simon, next time you see it on sale grab one and have a chunk thick with butter, tis awesome, I doubt you will be disappointed. (mind you I shouldn't say too much I've only just tried my first Burrito :oops: )

See viewtopic.php?f=7&t=78922
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Re: Soreen

Postby shouldbeinbed » 19 Aug 2013, 7:44pm

or don't bother with the butter, let the wonderful gooey stuff delight and tantalise you with its own flavours unblunted by spreadable additives.

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Re: Soreen

Postby ferrit worrier » 19 Aug 2013, 8:07pm

shouldbeinbed wrote:or don't bother with the butter, let the wonderful gooey stuff delight and tantalise you with its own flavours unblunted by spreadable additives.


Can't argue with that :D :D :D
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Re: Soreen

Postby Merry_Wanderer » 20 Aug 2013, 10:55am

I've been a malt loaf addict for many years now, both for cycling and mountaineering and I need to add butter to enable me to lubricate my jaw sufficiently so that I can chew it. Have you tried the Plum loaf? Awesome!