Fuel of Britain, isn't it?

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I should imagine most of you will have seen the current Pot Noodle adverts on TV or at bus stops. If not, it's one where you see miners digging for Pot Noodle, making it out to be something we all love to eat and keeps us going to keep the country going.

It did set me thinking though. What would you say is the actual 'Fuel of Britain'? And by this I mean food and/or drink that helps us to wake up in the morning/keep going on a long shift so that the country keeps going.

I personally vote for coffee. Without this, the entire country would grind to a halt. Office workers, drivers, guards, police officers, ticket office staff, catering workers and shop staff (to name a handful) would be unable to focus 100% on the task at hand, or at least would have the groggy feeling that we all get in the morning after a lack of proper durations of sleep.

I hand this one to you guys though, what would you say is the one thing that keeps us going/gets us going in the first place?

I look forward to seeing your replies.
 
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Isn't coffee already fuel of Italy, and maybe even other European countries?

What's wrong with good old "British" tea?
 

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It doesn't have the same ability as coffee in my opinion to keep you going.

I guess you could say coffee is the fuel of the Western World.
 

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I love those adverts, isn't it? :mrgreen:

I like a good breakfast or a cup of earl grey is a good start, if I have time. If not, a Red Bull or something similiar.

As for Britain as a whole, trust me, its coffee!!!
 

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The eezypeazy household starts the day at 7am "three bears"-style, on a good bowl of porrige - not your Redy Brek or instant stuff, the real thing, made from oats and milk, but cooked quickly in the microwave. In my case, this really is "fuel", as I then cycle the seven miles to work in Newcastle, usually in between 29 and 35 minutes. I rarely feel the need to eat again before 1230 lunchtime... this really is "slow release" energy......

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eezypeazy said:
The eezypeazy household starts the day at 7am "three bears"-style, on a good bowl of porrige - not your Redy Brek or instant stuff, the real thing, made from oats and milk, but cooked quickly in the microwave. In my case, this really is "fuel", as I then cycle the seven miles to work in Newcastle, usually in between 29 and 35 minutes. I rarely feel the need to eat again before 1230 lunchtime... this really is "slow release" energy......

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Thats not bad for 7 miles. Took me 42 minutes the other day to cycle 9 miles to the other side of Doncaster.
 

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Its tea here in good ol' wales! (Personally though a good coffee or cappucino for me!)
 

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Yes but those actualy are full of sugar, and not the type of glucose your body needs, in return these give a boost of energy for a short amount of time and from that they actually drop the energy level so that it is less than what was started with. However the actual fuel of Britain is the whole of our diet, in most we are stable and we recieve the energy from Carbohydrate filled foods and starchy foods which give natural sugar. Without this in our diets we would not move so all these other things, i.e. chocolate, coffee and pot noodles etc. are just a small part which we actually think about rather than the energy obtained from other foods we do not think about as much.

So my fuel of britain is a Bannana ! :D

just though i would be blatent and give the actual real answer.

But in your context i will ga for good ol Tea !
 

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I was thinking about Pot Noodle all afternoon after reading this, so when I found out that my local CO-OP was doing 2 for 99p, I just couldn't refuse!

Thats my breakfast sorted! :mrgreen:
 

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Oh thank you so much. Tried to find this for ages. I watched this and nearly pee'd myself laughing. :mrgreen: :lol:
 
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Hmmm! No set answer to this really. If you want be a REAL railwayman you have to drink TEA by the gallon and none of this machine made muck either. As for food well, no contest, Fish and Chips of course.
 
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rmt said:
Thats not bad for 7 miles. Took me 42 minutes the other day to cycle 9 miles to the other side of Doncaster.

Ah but eezypeasy neglected to say that GOING to work is all downhill. Coming back takes him a bit longer
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It doesn't have the same ability as coffee in my opinion to keep you going.

I guess you could say coffee is the fuel of the Western World.

I respect what you say WSX but I must tell you what my heart specialist says as a warning.

Coffee has all the attributes you say it has but I was like you when I was younger and drank coffee by the bucketload. As a result I am no longer allowed coffee OR tea as it gives me heart flutters due to excessive consumption when younger.It is apparently the caffeine in it that is the root of the problem. So by all means drink coffee but moderate it with other liquid intake too, such as fruit juices or milk. You only have one heart so take care of it.
 

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Fair enough that. I don't actually drink too much coffee as it is, but when I do an ALR, I expect to be on a shed load of it, what with the overnighters I have planned to include. Might still be postponed now until 2007 though, as the GY 47s HAVE to be done this year. If I don't, I'll regret it forever, as I still do with Railfest 2004 and Community Railfest 2005. Getting to Anglia is proving difficult to plan, I've currently spent circa 5 hours deciding on routing and pricing (as did FGW's website, which gave me several different ticket availabilities every time I looked at the page for earlier/later trains!), I would wager that time again on booking now.

Good point though HR2 on the coffee thing.
 
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