Tablet (vs fudge)

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by teuchter, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    If you can't snap it cleanly into two pieces, it's not tablet.

    Agreed?
     
  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

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  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

  5. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    my teeth ache thinking about tablet
     
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  6. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    I love both
     
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  7. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I suppose so. But there's some fudge that is sneakily a bit like tablet in that it's snappable. Bastard! :mad: I have not thought about either tablet or fudge for AGES, and now I want some. :(
     
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  8. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    This snappable fudge. How does it differ from tablet?
     
  9. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    That's it, you see - I don't know. I think I have in mind some sort of thing that is named "XYZ fudge" but it is not quite so fudgey as most fudge. I can't recall its name.

    And the only thing to do, really, is to get together a whole range of fudges and tablets, plus this semi-mythical halffudgehalftablet that I now rather regret mentioning and then we must compare and contrast them all.

    And we would get VERY FAT!

    Ooh, I want some fudge or tablet. teuchter, you will probably burn in hell for being a bad influence.

    (Hmm, I've got some sugar, only got dried milk, and not got any butter, but I wonder if there's any fudge-construction I could do).
     
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  10. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    My grandma made the best tablet in the world until she died. FACT.
     
  11. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I don't believe you. You must send me a sample (BIG sample) and let me form a proper judgement.
     
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  12. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I'm not very keen on fudge. I mean I'll eat it in a sort of half-hearted way if it's sitting there and there's nothing else sweet. Tablet is much better. It's like sugar but with more sugar crammed into it using science.
     
  13. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Ooh, that's good. It's not an indulgence - it's a scientific achievement. I like your way of thinking. :)
     
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  14. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Could be tricky, what with her being dead like.
     
  15. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    You should have kept some in a cupboard or a safe.
     
  16. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Well, my Mum took over the family recipe when Gran died but it's not quite the same. I suspect she holds back on the condensed milk. I keep meaning to make some myself. I'll let you know if I do. :thumbs:
     
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  17. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Scottish science.
     
  19. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Absolutely.

    Nae saft tablet here!
     
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  20. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Tablet is horrible - way too sweet to be fit for human consumption.

    Kendal mint cake is the proper way to have a sugar hit. :cool:
     
  21. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's right, because Kendal mint cake never seems too sweet. :hmm: :D
     
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  22. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Ah, but it doesn't as the minty goodness reduces the sweetness. I can eat a 125g bar in one go, whereas tablet is cloyingly sweet so 0.0000000000001g is too much. :D
     
  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    OK, but what about Strathaven Toffee? Is that tablet or snappable toffee?
     
  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    image.jpeg Strathaven toffee.
     
  25. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Better battery life.
     
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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've never heard of such a thing (I am less than 100 years old) but according to the Herald:

    Behind the counter Suck it and see
     
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  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    My neighbour makes great tablet. She always gives us some at Christmas, usually 3 flavours: a plain one, one with candied ginger, one with walnuts and cherries. Sometimes cardamom instead of ginger. It's really good stuff. (I'm a traditionalist, but the flavoured ones really are great. They won me over).

    Anyway, my granny used to make tablet. I have her recipe, but it never turns out like hers. I know she used to break all the rules, and I suspect she didn't really follow the recipe.

    So, what's your recipes?
     
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  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    All I know is that the tablet you used to get at jumble sales in the central highlands in the 80s/90s was generally the proper stuff.

    Recently I have had many disappointing tablet experiences, generally through purchases not made at jumble sales but within Scotland and the highlands.
     
  29. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    apparently it doesn't taste right or set unless you use a wooden spoon for the cooking and stirring. this is what my ma has tole me anyway

    tablet

    Hmmmm. maybe this something i should be making and flogging at twee farmers markets dahn sarf
     
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  30. crustychick

    crustychick doo-woop-de-doo

    Mmmm tablet.

    A friend of mine has a business making and selling tablet, in all sorts of flavours. It's dangerous! too tasty...
     
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