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Do you like Bovril?

  • 19-02-2022 1:55pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭

    Found a jar of Bovril and it reminded me of my dad bringing me to work with him years ago. He was a boilerman at a hospital keeping the heating system running on turf at the time. He'd pop around the wards to make sure all was ok and the matron would give him a jar of Bovril in winter.

    Do you like it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭Dakota Dan

    Putrid stuff from what I remember the smell was enough to keep me away from it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭Ginger83

    Hehe I had a mug of it earlier. Warms you up on a day like today

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭phormium

    No, had to drink it every day in school during winter, the smell transports me right back to being a child sitting in the back of the empty class having my lunch, my mother was the teacher so sat at the desk. I hated the stuff but those days you drank/ate what you were given!

  • Registered Users Posts: 839 ✭✭✭Icemancometh

    It's the business

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,487 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg

    My mother often drank it. I think when she was dieting. The smell put me off!

  • Registered Users Posts: 733 ✭✭✭milehip

    Rank tack all together, the old lad drinks it occasionally, as other posted it's the smell, world's worst Yankee candle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,463 ✭✭✭Wheety

    I have it occasionally. Great in this weather.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,931 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu

    I like it but haven't had it in years. Think I prefer, as mentioned by someone else, an oxo cube in hot water.

    Chicken Bovril is nice, too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭howamidifferent

    I love it as a drink but also spread thickly on bread and butter...nom nom.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭snowgal

    yes this!! Love bovril, perfect winter warming savouriness! and yum on bread too

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭Suckler

    Was just going to say the same. I had always had it as a drink, South African guy I worked with always had it on toast and found it strange to have as a drink

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,931 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu

    I prefer Marmite on toast or bread. Marmite does not make a good drink, though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭lenscap

    Love Bovril as a drink and in some cooking, when a rich beef stock is needed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,687 ✭✭✭Phil.x

    Lovely stuff but now expensive, loved having a small spoon of the stuff.