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(Daily Mail)   Inside the pantry that time forgot. Landlord discovers cupboard that hadn't been opened since the seventies, stocked with vintage food. Do not eat   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-01 01:50:18 AM  

zarker: meat0918: When my grandmother passed in 2005, my father was tasked with this.

He found home preserved peaches from the 70s.  At least that is what the jar said.  It was hard to tell what was in there.

There was even more than that though.  She kept canning for 11 kids even after the last had moved out in the late 70s

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I've only seen the last half of that movie.
 
2014-04-01 01:51:23 AM  
They should ship some of the stuff to the guy who tried to chug a gallon of Tabasco. He'll eat it.
 
2014-04-01 01:51:27 AM  
I'm calling shenanigans.  No 70s pantry would be complete without lots of black-and-white generic food.

(Of which there are sadly few images of on the internet, and most of them are beer cans, which I am guessing is a joke?  Also, maybe that was an American thing?)
 
2014-04-01 01:52:18 AM  

sendtodave: elysive: drinking chocolate

Drinking Chocolate.

The chocolate that was made for drinking.

/this stuff practically writes itself!


They have canned mackerel in the photo too, but I cant think of a slogan. I get stuck between catfood and stinky socks.
 
2014-04-01 01:53:25 AM  

Ringshadow: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 252x326]

/on the job


Ashens would eat the hell out of that pantry, and hate every second of it.
 
2014-04-01 01:54:59 AM  

o'really: e weirdest thing i found was the lysol in a glass bottle


If the bottle was imprinted you really should have save that.

You'd be surprised how collectable some of the glass bottle things of the past are today.
Even old coke bottle from the 50's and 40's. The ones with no paint and raised logo formed in the glass.

static.collectons.com

Bleach bottles with the raised logo in glass are also very rare as when plastic became popular 'bleach' bottles were the first adopters to avoid breakage of bleach for their product: a "Safety Bottle"

Also coke used to sell the their syrup in glass bottles...and people at home would use a soda siphon to make their coke a cola  on demand with the syrup and soda water (which was sometimes brought to the house like Ice or other products and refilled and left on the door step).  People would mix the coke syrup with the soda water for coke a cola...or use the soda siphon for Three Stooges Comedy Routines. ......

Slowly I turn........
 
2014-04-01 01:55:27 AM  
No brown sauce, the sauce that tastes like brown?
 
2014-04-01 01:57:56 AM  

meat0918: zarker: meat0918: When my grandmother passed in 2005, my father was tasked with this.

He found home preserved peaches from the 70s.  At least that is what the jar said.  It was hard to tell what was in there.

There was even more than that though.  She kept canning for 11 kids even after the last had moved out in the late 70s

[media.tumblr.com image 300x170]

I've only seen the last half of that movie.


Eat the peaches
 
2014-04-01 01:58:58 AM  
That pantry reminds me of when my Mom and I were cleaning out my grandparents place after they passed on.  My grandma had a paranoia about running out of food that I figure came from living through the Depression.  They had canned goods that were before barcodes existed and soda that still had the old poptops.
 
2014-04-01 01:59:13 AM  
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2014-04-01 01:59:19 AM  
I'd be sad to find a lostcat in there
Unless it was alive
that would be scary
 
2014-04-01 02:03:11 AM  

optikeye: o'really: e weirdest thing i found was the lysol in a glass bottle

If the bottle was imprinted you really should have save that.

You'd be surprised how collectable some of the glass bottle things of the past are today.
Even old coke bottle from the 50's and 40's. The ones with no paint and raised logo formed in the glass.

Bleach bottles with the raised logo in glass are also very rare as when plastic became popular 'bleach' bottles were the first adopters to avoid breakage of bleach for their product: a "Safety Bottle"

Also coke used to sell the their syrup in glass bottles...and people at home would use a soda siphon to make their coke a cola  on demand with the syrup and soda water (which was sometimes brought to the house like Ice or other products and refilled and left on the door step).  People would mix the coke syrup with the soda water for coke a cola...or use the soda siphon for Three Stooges Comedy Routines. ......

Slowly I turn........


I still have it somewhere. At my dads house i think. His gf looked it up on ebay, said it's not worth much. Mostly interesting for the novelty i guess.

Those bottles remind me of when some men came to our house when i was a kid. It's a Victorian. They asked to dig up a spot in the yard, found a huge stash of little medicine bottles, doll heads, marbles that had been dumped in the outhouse apparently. pretty cool for California, we only have so much history.
 
2014-04-01 02:05:37 AM  
Speaking of Ashens . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJWoFReY1j0

(NSFW audio)
 
2014-04-01 02:08:04 AM  
I'm not saying it was Mormons.  But, it was Mormons.
 
2014-04-01 02:09:32 AM  
One time, around 1980, I found a big canister of "survival biscuits" while nosing around in a building that used to be a bomb shelter in Waterbury, CT. figured they were there from sometime during WWII, maybe earlier.
Yes, we opened the can and tried the biscuits. Amazingly, they were sorta not that bad. Not too dry, kinda like a cross between a saltine and a ritz.

Think my dad still has the other unopened canister, you know, just in case.

he's somewhat of a "collector", if ya know what I mean...
 
2014-04-01 02:13:11 AM  
"three day week"?
 
2014-04-01 02:13:58 AM  

o'really: optikeye: o'really:

I still have it somewhere. At my dads house i think. His gf looked it up on ebay, said it's not worth much. Mostly interesting for the novelty i guess.

Those bottles remind me of when some men came to our house when i was a kid. It's a Victorian. They asked to dig up a spot in the yard, found a huge stash of little medicine bottles, doll heads, marbles that had been dumped in the outhouse apparently. pretty cool for California, we only have so much history.


My buddy tells me he searches for gem-quality coprolite.  Maybe that's what they were looking for.
 
2014-04-01 02:18:28 AM  
A person related to me neglected the back foot or so of several cabinets.  So when it came time to bag up stuff in the kitchen in preparation for a fumigation, I found cans, jars, and bottles of stuff dating back to the 1950s.
 
2014-04-01 02:23:22 AM  

knbwhite: o'really: optikeye: o'really:

I still have it somewhere. At my dads house i think. His gf looked it up on ebay, said it's not worth much. Mostly interesting for the novelty i guess.

Those bottles remind me of when some men came to our house when i was a kid. It's a Victorian. They asked to dig up a spot in the yard, found a huge stash of little medicine bottles, doll heads, marbles that had been dumped in the outhouse apparently. pretty cool for California, we only have so much history.

My buddy tells me he searches for gem-quality coprolite.  Maybe that's what they were looking for.


After a quick google search, I cannot believe how much of that shiat is for sale online
 
2014-04-01 02:24:56 AM  
i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-01 02:27:30 AM  

elysive: Canned salmon and drinking chocolate? Partay!


Definitely better than canned chocolate and drinking salmon. The first isn't bad, but the second isn't good, and if you mix them both together (as suggested in the old 1940s Reese's Salmon Cups commercials), then neither one is any good.

/"Heeey! You got your chocolate in my drinking salmon!"
"And you got your drinking salmon all over my chocolate!"
"Oh well. Better throw them both out then."
 
2014-04-01 02:29:42 AM  

dpzum1: One time, around 1980, I found a big canister of "survival biscuits" while nosing around in a building that used to be a bomb shelter in Waterbury, CT. figured they were there from sometime during WWII, maybe earlier.
Yes, we opened the can and tried the biscuits. Amazingly, they were sorta not that bad. Not too dry, kinda like a cross between a saltine and a ritz.

Think my dad still has the other unopened canister, you know, just in case.

he's somewhat of a "collector", if ya know what I mean...


Down near the old "Two Guys" department store on (I think it was) Field street off of South Main. They used to sell Piranha  and baby gators in that store...
 
2014-04-01 02:32:36 AM  

The One True TheDavid: What's unsafe about intact food cans, pasta, sugar and instant coffee? I could live for a month on that stuff.


Please do.
 
2014-04-01 02:36:42 AM  

'No one can throw any light on where it all came from.


Tesco?
 
2014-04-01 02:40:22 AM  

zerkalo: Semprini?


OUT!
 
2014-04-01 02:44:06 AM  
Pantry fails w/o Quisp
 
2014-04-01 02:47:38 AM  

The One True TheDavid: What's unsafe about intact food cans, pasta, sugar and instant coffee? I could live for a month on that stuff.


Little known fact... Canned foods eventually go bad. They go bad in a way that will kill you pretty damn quick if you eat them. That's why the Army switched from cans to the plastic MREs. If you are curious and/or wish to refute my claim, look up botulism and keep an eye out for recent cases involving home canned foods and commercially canned foods--wiki lists one from 2007. Botulism thrives in a 'low oxygen' environment and the spores are difficult to kill with heat, so cases of poisoning typically involves canned foods.

Just assume the food is bad five years after manufacture. Assume it's bad NOW if the can is dented, rusted, swollen...
 
2014-04-01 02:51:05 AM  
I used to love these...

static.flickr.com

Sadly now extinct.

Also...

FTA "whoever stocked it up must have spent a fortune."

Especially if they bought it all from Arkwright's.

/Someone British will get that I hope
 
2014-04-01 03:01:05 AM  

o'really: Those bottles remind me of when some men came to our house when i was a kid. It's a Victorian. They asked to dig up a spot in the yard, found a huge stash of little medicine bottles, doll heads, marbles that had been dumped in the outhouse apparently. pretty cool for California, we only have so much history.


Bottle collectors will dig privies and old trash dumps, looking for bottles, as some rare bottles have only survived in dug examples.

Archaeologists also love privies and "middens", as they tell you about what people consumed and what they threw away.  Privies are also interesting because people dropped things while doing their business and frequently used them to hide things they didn't want found (everything from stolen goods to aborted baWIEs).
 
2014-04-01 03:16:31 AM  

meat0918: elysive: Canned salmon and drinking chocolate? Partay!

I think the salmon might have been off.

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I'm most dreadfully embarrassed!
 
2014-04-01 06:49:40 AM  

Olfin Bedwere: Ringshadow: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 252x326]

/on the job

Ashens would eat the hell out of that pantry, and hate every second of it.



And I'd love every every second of it!!

/long time Ashens fan
 
2014-04-01 07:47:41 AM  
Shag and Scoob are always finding food in the cupboards of "haunted" houses that have been abandoned for decades.  They'll eat it as is, or make a giant sandwich.

So it shouldn't be any problem to eat this stuff, either.
 
2014-04-01 08:34:16 AM  
Meh, this is nothing. When we cleaned out a farm house that had been in the family for generations, we found a cellar full of home-canned food that was generations old. I bet the stuff in the dark corners went back at least a century.

Mmmmm.... Sploosh....
 
2014-04-01 08:38:24 AM  

aerojockey: I'm calling shenanigans.  No 70s pantry would be complete without lots of black-and-white generic food.

(Of which there are sadly few images of on the internet, and most of them are beer cans, which I am guessing is a joke?  Also, maybe that was an American thing?)


No joke. I remember them.
 
2014-04-01 08:45:26 AM  

TheMega: This would be a dream find for my mother who thinks anything out of date is better that way... batshiat insane of spoiled food for some damned reason.  "Milks is 5 days out of date and still tastes fine..." then just raises hell when it curdles in coffee. THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS SPOILED!
Hate to visit because tells me to make a sandwich, hands me lunch meat and it looks like a oversized bull blew its nose inside the container it is soooo out of date.  "It's still gooood!"
"Mom, there's purple fur on the crap!"

She'd spend a month or more having a blast testing every item.. no matter how bad it stunk when opened.


/will agree on the coffee possibly still being good; found a vacuum sealed can of coffee in lower cabinet that had somehow been shoved back and hidden.  Was WAAAYYYY out of date (years) but seal still sunk in and good. I was about to toss it out and thought [redacted by the NSA], and opened it. Broke seal like new and aroma was significantly better than the newer ones that have no vacuum seal.  Tried it and wound up drinking entire can (which I also noticed was 13oz bigger than current selling can, too)


Was your mom on one of those Hoarding programs?
 
2014-04-01 09:00:42 AM  
Helped my Dad clean out a pantry closet last year.  My favorite find was a can of Hi-C with Lynn Swann's face on it (probably late 70's).  True to my Mom's upbringing, it was dented, marked down to  29 cents.
 
2014-04-01 09:34:04 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Shag and Scoob are always finding food in the cupboards of "haunted" houses that have been abandoned for decades.  They'll eat it as is, or make a giant sandwich.

So it shouldn't be any problem to eat this stuff, either.


And then they go on to hallucinate bizarre monsters....

Hmm. Anyone got any old food layin' around? Work is kinda slow today.
 
2014-04-01 09:34:39 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Shag and Scoob are always finding food in the cupboards of "haunted" houses that have been abandoned for decades.  They'll eat it as is, or make a giant sandwich.

So it shouldn't be any problem to eat this stuff, either.


where do they get the bread?
 
2014-04-01 09:35:34 AM  
Drinking chocolate?
Washing up liquid?
Man, limeys have always been farked up.
 
2014-04-01 09:40:39 AM  
'Someone had obviously spent a lot of money and were stocking up for some reason.'

If I put it all in one place like that, it looks like about as much stuff I have in my cupboards. Also, this was back in the 70s, that's how people shopped back then, making daily trips to the store just wasn't done, but then again, this is the UK so who knows.
 
2014-04-01 09:41:50 AM  

The One True TheDavid: What's unsafe about intact food cans, pasta, sugar and instant coffee? I could live for a month on that stuff.


Canned food is only good for a couple of years, anything acidic (tomatoes, fruit) only lasts about 2 to 3 years because it starts breaking down the can.

I think other stuff only lasts about 5 years.
 
2014-04-01 09:48:38 AM  
www.mattytv.com

There is no God here.
 
2014-04-01 10:28:53 AM  

M Sinistrari: That pantry reminds me of when my Mom and I were cleaning out my grandparents place after they passed on.  My grandma had a paranoia about running out of food that I figure came from living through the Depression.  They had canned goods that were before barcodes existed and soda that still had the old poptops.


My grandma did the same thing, she also got her hands on some K-rations.

She also used to steal sugar packets from diners and convenience stores and hoard them for "when the Russians attack".

/Survived the great depression and WW2 as one of 11 kids
 
2014-04-01 11:38:34 AM  
Damn, reminds me of loot from Gamma World.
 
2014-04-01 12:08:33 PM  
When we were helping my folks clean up their place to move about 8 years ago my brother and I found a jar of Smuckers Goober (peanut butter and Jelly together) It must have been from the 70's by the look of it. We were daring my sister to eat a spoonfull of it. Mom called us sick farks and threw it away. We also found an old can of sterno that turned into liquid.
 
2014-04-01 12:16:59 PM  

o'really: optikeye: o'really: e weirdest thing i found was the lysol in a glass bottle

If the bottle was imprinted you really should have save that.

You'd be surprised how collectable some of the glass bottle things of the past are today.
Even old coke bottle from the 50's and 40's. The ones with no paint and raised logo formed in the glass.

Bleach bottles with the raised logo in glass are also very rare as when plastic became popular 'bleach' bottles were the first adopters to avoid breakage of bleach for their product: a "Safety Bottle"

Also coke used to sell the their syrup in glass bottles...and people at home would use a soda siphon to make their coke a cola  on demand with the syrup and soda water (which was sometimes brought to the house like Ice or other products and refilled and left on the door step).  People would mix the coke syrup with the soda water for coke a cola...or use the soda siphon for Three Stooges Comedy Routines. ......

Slowly I turn........

I still have it somewhere. At my dads house i think. His gf looked it up on ebay, said it's not worth much. Mostly interesting for the novelty i guess.

Those bottles remind me of when some men came to our house when i was a kid. It's a Victorian. They asked to dig up a spot in the yard, found a huge stash of little medicine bottles, doll heads, marbles that had been dumped in the outhouse apparently. pretty cool for California, we only have so much history.


My house is built on old farm land and when i cleared some land I found stashes of old bottles and the like (a farmers trash pit most likely).  Ithought I was rich!  Old glass bottles over a 100 years old, ink wells, clay pipes! I took days, weeks to dig them up.  soon I had boxes of these bottles (and the worst case of poision ivy I ever seen).  I took them down to the local antiques fair, thinking "man, even if I get only $20 a bottle, I've got a score here!!!!"

yea, old bottles are pretty much worth shiat.  Of course I had a dozen "proffesional" bottle washers approach me and offer to clean each bottle for me (about $7 a pop) and then I could sell them! I could 1, maybe $2 a peice for them!

actually one or two were pretty cool, the old rounded bottom soda bottles (torpedoes) and ones with raised lettering from local companies.

/and everyone got antique bottles for christmas that year.
 
2014-04-01 03:02:01 PM  

aerojockey: I'm calling shenanigans.  No 70s pantry would be complete without lots of black-and-white generic food.

(Of which there are sadly few images of on the internet, and most of them are beer cans, which I am guessing is a joke?  Also, maybe that was an American thing?)


It beat the hell out of Billy Beer.

blogofbad.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-01 04:11:56 PM  

ansius: Damn, reminds me of loot from Gamma World.


Whoa..you're the first person in, like, 30 years to reference that game. I still have the original in the box. Mind. Blown.

Good day!
 
2014-04-01 04:16:05 PM  
Oh...apparently Gamma World is a thing sorta current for D&D. I had no idea. I just have my stuff from when I was a kid in the '70's. I was all impressed someone else remembered it. This is Spad's embarrassed face. Sheesh. Anyone else still have the original?
 
2014-04-01 11:49:23 PM  
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