I look at the masterpieces that wifey loving crafts for our kid’s packed lunches and I am amazed. The variety, the emphasis on healthy stuff (and to a lesser degree, what doesn’t get eaten too), is a complete contrast to what I used to get in my packed lunches.
- Sainsburys wholemeal bread, margarine and Marmite, cut into 4 triangles with the crusts left on and wrapped in cling-film;
- packet of crisps (either Smiths Square Crisps, Monster Munch, Farmer Browns or Walkers French Fries);
- carton of drink- either Um Bongo or 5 A-Live;
- Club biscuit- either mint, rasin or orange.
If the crisps were the right sort, I used to peel my sandwich open and insert the crisps into them, thus making a Marmite and crisp sandwich. It tasted best with salt & vinegar crisps but worked well with ready salted too. While I’m on the subject, this was in the days before Walkers had the dominance in crisps that they seem to now and it was NORMAL for salt & vinegar to be in a blue packet and cheese and onion to be green. I believe we can trace the decline in Western society this his unholy switch between colours.