Camp (coffee)

Angus Henry

Message 58620 · 6 May 2010 05:19:43 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Horrible to drink, but delicious and better than the real thing as a "coffee" flavouring for baking, home made ice cream etc

Angus

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On 06-05-2010, at 12:40 , Moira Theriault wrote:

> I grew up in Scotland, not on tea, which my mother drank in abundance, but
> Camp Coffee, which I thought was coffee but was, in fact, chicory essence.
> I vividly remember the Indian Sikh standing beside the soldier, holding a
> tray. I used to gaze at the label often as a young girl because the soldier
> was the spitting image of a young policeman that my Perthshire policeman
> father worked with and I had a crush on. The present soldier has lost those
> good looks :)
> Here is the article in tomorrow's (Thursday)Daily Mail:
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-404516/Camp-coffee-forced-change-lab
> el-PC-brigade.html
>
>
> Moira Theriault
> Colorado Springs, USA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norma or Mike Briggs [mailto:xxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 7:10 PM
> To: Strathspey
> Subject: Camp (coffee)
>
> This is off-topic, but I thought others might be curious. I have fond
> memories of Camp Coffee. During WWII my parents ran a small cafe in
> England, and Camp was what they used to make coffee for the customers.
>
> Still on the market, apparently, but it's been run through the p.c. mill
> according to Wikipedia:
>
> "The label is rather old-fashioned in tone, consisting of a drawing of a
> Gordon Highlander soldier (allegedly Major General Sir Hector Macdonald) and
> a Sikh soldier sitting down together outside a tent, from which flies a flag
> carrying the drink's slogan, "Ready Aye Ready". This slogan uses the form of
> the
> Scots "aye" meaning "always" so the drink was "Ready Always Ready" to be
> made. Originally the picture depicted the Sikh as carrying a tray of coffee
> -- an intermediate version, with the Sikh standing but the tray missing was
> also used (see the fan site link below for this version of the label) -- it
> is widely believed that this was changed to avoid the imperialist
> connotations of the Sikh as a servant, although the company does not confirm
> or deny this.[3][4] The original drawing was by William Victor
> Wrigglesworth."
>
> Other websites describe it as "glutinous" or as "Scottish goo," so perhaps
> this isn't so far off-topic (we have after all been talking about camp in
> SCD.
>
> Check Uncyclopedia for pix of the original and current labels (the current
> one slightly amended by the author of the website).
>
> Mike
>
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