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Crosse and Blackwell Alphabet Soup in a cube

If the bomb dropped, we’d still have Crosse and Blackwell soup to keep us company in the twilight. Indeed, the cubes were so small you could have fitted a couple of hundred in your Anderson shelter Along with Cup-a-Soup, soup in a cube was one of the by-products of the explosion of convenience foods in the 1970s. We often pondered how the Alphabet variety managed to fit all the letters in such a small space, but however they did it, it certainly made for a special treat when off school feeling sick – helping to settle your stomach by tasting of, basically, nothing. Nowadays the cube seems to have disappeared again as a popular form of nutritional storage, even in the form of that football ground favourite, Bovril.

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  1. Arthur Nibble

    August 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Not forgetting…Chef square shaped soups show how a good soup should be!

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