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The canned foods your grandparents loved

Lovefood Logo By Ella Buchan of Lovefood | Slide 1 of 22: Tomatoes and beans aside, it’s easy to turn our noses up at canned and tinned food. Because, these days, it’s all about fresh, local and seasonal. But our grandparents understood the value of a well-stocked pantry. Tinned foods – from rice pudding to pie fillings – were especially important during the Second World War, when a long shelf-life was crucial. Here’s a selection of some of the best, and possibly worst, from the 1940s into the 1960s.

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Tomatoes and beans aside, it’s easy to turn our noses up at canned and tinned food. Because, these days, it’s all about fresh, local and seasonal. But our grandparents understood the value of a well-stocked pantry. Tinned foods – from rice pudding to pie fillings – were especially important during the Second World War, when a long shelf-life was crucial. Here’s a selection of some of the best, and possibly worst, from the 1940s into the 1960s.
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