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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #175 on: May 12, 2008, 07:55:47 pm »
I like Vimto! I'm drinking it right now. I can never find the carbonated version though.


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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #176 on: May 12, 2008, 08:22:27 pm »
'Tis good stuff, and celebrating it's centenary this year: http://www.vimto.co.uk/

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« Reply #178 on: May 12, 2008, 09:13:08 pm »
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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #179 on: May 12, 2008, 09:54:55 pm »
Talking of drinks, does anyone agree that Root Beer tastes like Germolene smells?

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« Reply #180 on: May 12, 2008, 10:03:08 pm »
Talking of drinks, does anyone agree that Root Beer tastes like Germolene smells?

Yes! Furthermore, the taste reminds me of dental surgeries!

I much prefer Dandelion & Burdock.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #181 on: May 12, 2008, 10:36:35 pm »
Talking of drinks, does anyone agree that Root Beer tastes like Germolene smells?

The smell of Germolene comes from the methyl salicylate it contains (oil of wintergreen).  I have a garden shrub, Gaultheria.procumbens which produces this.

What thread is this?  Are we still on topic ?

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #182 on: May 12, 2008, 11:34:39 pm »
Talking of drinks, does anyone agree that Root Beer tastes like Germolene smells?

The smell of Germolene comes from the methyl salicylate it contains (oil of wintergreen).  I have a garden shrub, Gaultheria.procumbens which produces this.

What thread is this?  Are we still on topic ?

Orlando.


Well, I suppose Root Beer and it's associated smells could technically be an interest of the United Kingdom... but probably not as much as Tea.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #183 on: May 12, 2008, 11:38:11 pm »
Oil of wintergreen is definitely an interest of this UK bod (I have a nice oil/lotion mix which contains rather a lot of it and makes my ankles feel nice in winter, albeit smelling of old ladies). And I get it from the UK, too, so double the interest! (I admint, that is very, very tenuous...)

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #184 on: May 16, 2008, 08:28:12 am »
Talking of drinks, does anyone agree that Root Beer tastes like Germolene smells?

The smell of Germolene comes from the methyl salicylate it contains (oil of wintergreen).  I have a garden shrub, Gaultheria.procumbens which produces this.

Orlando.
Bravo, I applaud you and your knowledge.( Plus I'm glad there's a reason for it. I HATE Root Beer).
But, I still think it's all relevant to the topic.( Even if it's not quite geographical, but there again I was in a different part of the World drinking it) ;D

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #185 on: May 16, 2008, 04:10:12 pm »
I used to fancy the idea of having my own physic garden.

Gaultheria.procumbens

Uses of Oil of Wintergreen - Fatal in large quantities? Didn't Withnail cover himself all over in Deep Heat?

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #186 on: May 16, 2008, 09:59:16 pm »
Manchester/Lancashire, depending on the time of year.

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« Reply #187 on: May 16, 2008, 10:12:30 pm »
Aha! another one!

Us Mancs need a get together.

It's the weekend. who's up for a pint.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #188 on: May 17, 2008, 02:22:22 am »
Would do were I not in the middle of my exam period and nearing the limit of my overdraft. Would definitely be up for something after summer though.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #189 on: May 17, 2008, 10:35:02 pm »
I'm in Belgium, but if you would all allow me to tag along, I'd love to come if there were a meet-up in London.
(I'd need to know well in time though because cheap Eurostar tickets are alas limited)

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #190 on: May 17, 2008, 11:02:57 pm »
You could join us at Kew in August? Kew tube should be around 45 minutes or so from Kings Cross, allowing for interchanges

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« Reply #191 on: May 19, 2008, 09:37:10 am »
I'd love to, do you have more information of the event?


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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #192 on: May 19, 2008, 04:37:53 pm »
You will find everything here:
http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=8138.0;topicseen
& it should be lovely to see you if you can make it!

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #193 on: May 19, 2008, 10:23:36 pm »
Thank you kindly for the link *goes to look*

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #194 on: May 23, 2008, 12:03:12 am »
Gateshead (next to Newcastle upon tyne), although in September I'm off to University in Galashiels and I plan on spending a few weekends in Edinburgh :D

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« Reply #195 on: May 23, 2008, 12:11:04 am »
Gateshead (next to Newcastle upon tyne), although in September I'm off to University in Galashiels and I plan on spending a few weekends in Edinburgh :D

Greetings from the other side of the country - Carlisle.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #196 on: May 23, 2008, 12:35:27 am »
My old Youth leader used to randomly drive my group to the Tesco in Carlise every now and then :)
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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #197 on: May 23, 2008, 08:49:41 am »
Vimto? Doesn't that contain vitamin C and sodium benzoate? Not a happy mix.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #198 on: May 23, 2008, 10:15:10 am »
Vimto? Doesn't that contain vitamin C and sodium benzoate? Not a happy mix.

I believe you are referring to this: Wikipedia: sodium benzoate.
Also see Wikipedia: formation of benzene in soft drinks.

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Re: United Kingdom Register of Interests
« Reply #199 on: May 23, 2008, 12:28:12 pm »
To return to the original topic briefly (although don't let me curtail this discussion, I had no idea Vimto contains benzene and I did A-level chemistry while drinking Vimto), there was a steam-up a few miles away from me last weekend, when I was sitting at home bored, and I had no idea until I saw it written up in the local paper.  People of the UK, check your local papers now to see if you are about to miss a steam vehicle meeting!
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