People are sharing the food they thought was ‘posh’ as kids – even though it really, really isn’t
My mum let us have a bottle of Five Alive for the wedding of Charles and Diana and that was the highlight of the 1980s for me.
— Sophy Gardner (@sophygardner) August 15, 2019
Ferrero Roche. V posh.
— Safiya Outlines (@SafiyaOutlines) August 15, 2019
Salmon. I was gobsmacked when a woman in halls of residence bought salmon for a weekday tea. Errm, donde esta the fishmongers? Turns out you can get salmon from a supermarket and it’s not £40,000 per kilo as I’d always assumed.
— Dr Kimberly Jamie (@DrKimberlyJamie) August 15, 2019
Didn’t think it was particularly posh but I always thought eggy bread was a special treat – found out not so many years ago that we had it just before pay day when my parents only had stale bread and some eggs in.
— Mr Pete (@PedroCabanna) August 15, 2019
As a teen, the first time I babysat for a neighbour they said “help yourself”. I panicked so much when the coffee didn’t dissolve in the boiling water, I cleared away all evidence and never touched a thing in their kitchen again
— Andrew Disbury 狄士禮 (@Dizzybugspin) August 15, 2019
Babybels. I loved them, but for some reason only had them when we would stay with my Grandma once or twice a year. I kind of assumed they were some rare exotic cheese you could only get in foreign parts (ie, Surrey)
— BoJo Nightmare – Orinoco FC Brand Ambassador 📦 (@mockferret) August 15, 2019
I’ve just recalled Matchmakers, those sticks of chocolate with crystallised sugary mint or orange. I thought they were something rather special, because I only ever saw adults exchanging them at Christmas or on birthdays. I was quite underwhelmed when I eventually tried one.
— Stew (@stewwrites) August 15, 2019
Cheese footballs, Crackerbarrel, and pork pie coz we only had them at Christmas.
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) August 15, 2019
My mother is working class who married posh so in our house it was the opposite as we were never allowed anything “common”. I think she was worried people would “find out”
When I left home I ate a lot of different tins of Pasta shapes in tomato sauce for the first time.
— Learnincurve (@learnincurve11) August 15, 2019
Munchies. I don’t even think they were expensive, but I remember my Nana told me they were “posh chocs.” pic.twitter.com/1xeUvTq6id
— Au Claire est Facere (@Glavlar) August 15, 2019