When I was a wee laddie I was fed something so delicious, so delectable, that I believed it to be the food of the Gods,
Yes, it was ambrosia and was made by Smedleys I think.
I am of course talking about tinned strawberries.
Raw strawberries were fabulous in summer but tinned strawberries were amazing all year round. Something happened to the fruit during canning. It softified and got sweeter than sherbet.
It may have had something to do with the fantasticly slurpy syrup the strawberries swam in. It was easily the sweetest, bestest soft drink in the world.
Smedley's tinned strawberries were super-duper on their own but they could be even betterified by adding more gorgeous stuff.
Said stuff could either be:
1. carnation evaporated milk
2. Birds Dream Topping
3. Ice cream
My own favourite was number 1, the carnation milk and strawberry special, the nectar of champions and the only reason for tea time.
Did you like tinned strawberries readers?