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    Are you a sweet or savoury person?

    When I was a nipper we always had a main meal and dessert at lunchtime but nowadays I tend not to eat as many sweet dishes unless I'm on a cruise of course. Got me thinking what my proportion of sweet food consumption is these days as I now seem to prefer savoury meals like roasts and curries instead. I'd say I'm a 90% savoury to 10% sweet myself onshore and 70/30 when onboard ship.

    How would you score yourself?

    #2
    90/10. Even on a cruise I usually finish dinner with cheese or Zero Zero iced dessert if I want something sweet.

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      #3
      Me? I used to love stodgy sweets, but now I'm more into savoury. But still like the very light desserts such as Creme caramel and Creme brulee plus cheese and grapes etc. So ... 80/20
      Now... OH just adores any of the stodgy puds. Jam roly poly, syrup sponge and custard, Sticky toffee pudding ... and custard... in fact anything you can put custard on ... So ... 40/60 for him

      It's sooooo difficult to feed him at home. But he is such a 'sweetie' I pamper to his every whim
      Last edited by Calgray, Yorkshire; 13th June 2013, 06:44 PM.
      sigpic*Carol M*

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        #4
        Ashore 75/25 in favour of savoury. I am a typical Scot - sweet tootth.
        On board 90/10 in favour of savoury.

        I make better desserts ; on my last cruise I was even writing out recipes for fellow diners. Also there are no sweetie shops on board I am sure that is why I have lost weight on 5 out of 6 cruises.

        Annie

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          #5
          I have a really sweet tooth which I try not to indulge at home but give full rein whilst cruising. I'd say 99:1 savoury to sweet at home but on a cruise much more 70:30.
          Cruising my way through life!

          Sue

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            #6
            I have a very sweet tooth and would rather eat dessert than dinner. I have been known to eat two puddings and no dinner. Which is not good so I try not to do it all the time!............................................. .........................................Carol

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              #7
              Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
              I have a very sweet tooth and would rather eat dessert than dinner. I have been known to eat two puddings and no dinner. Which is not good so I try not to do it all the time!............................................. .........................................Carol
              Carol - I am sure you are not alone

              However cruise line desserts have always disappointed me.

              If you are ever in London you should try the restaurant in the crypt at St Martin in the Fields. Very many years ago, they developed what I christened the 'comfort menu' - soup and a pudding but you can always have the crumble and custard on its own or even a plate of custard.

              Annie

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                #8
                Very much a savoury person! Cheese is a large part of my diet and my downfall! Home and away, especially a really good English strong, nutty cheddar or a French cheese such as Époisses, just delicious!

                Desserts, not too bothered, although I can be tempted by Crêpe Suzette cooked in lots of liqueur at the table! At home, not often, mainly just fresh fruit!
                Lizzie sigpic

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                  #9
                  95/5 - ideal dessert after a good savoury dinner is lemon sorbet (having troughed mountains of cheese (stilton, reblechon, dolcelatte and wensleydale) to accompany the bottle of wine first!)

                  Follow that with an espresso Martini (coffee but not to keep you awake at night) and a cigar whilst watching the ocean go by and the sun setting over the sea - cannot beat it.
                  Last edited by SteveH2508, London; 13th June 2013, 08:28 PM.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                    Carol - I am sure you are not alone

                    However cruise line desserts have always disappointed me.

                    If you are ever in London you should try the restaurant in the crypt at St Martin in the Fields. Very many years ago, they developed what I christened the 'comfort menu' - soup and a pudding but you can always have the crumble and custard on its own or even a plate of custard.

                    Annie
                    Hi Annie,
                    That sound like my type of place. I got in from work at 7 tonight and had crunchy nut corn flakes and syrup sponge and custard. I'm only working for 4 hours tomorrow, so will eat properly.......................................... .........Carol

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                      #11
                      100% sweet toothed as in chocolate and sweeties.

                      as for desserts I am quite fussy. I love ice cream [as long as it is a good Italian ice cream], meringue type desserts, home made baked rice, sorbet etc. I do not like sponge type cakes that they seem to have on all ships at lunchtime and evening. I am also not keen on puddings with custard unless it is maybe and apple pie/crumble but only in the winter.
                      don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                        Ashore 75/25 in favour of savoury. I am a typical Scot - sweet tootth.
                        On board 90/10 in favour of savoury.

                        I make better desserts ; on my last cruise I was even writing out recipes for fellow diners. Also there are no sweetie shops on board I am sure that is why I have lost weight on 5 out of 6 cruises.

                        Annie
                        Annie Celebrity sells chocolate and sweets in their shops. but sweet toothed as I am I never buy any as they also have peanut M&M's, jelly babies, mallows etc for free at their free ice cream bar.

                        I usually ask for a scoop of sugar free ice cream and a scoop of sorbet with sprinkles then ask for a bowl of M&M's.........................as they say 'every little helps'!!!! LOL
                        don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                          #13
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                          As I've got older my palate has tended to prefer savoury to sweet tastes (I think it's an age thing), but if Bread & Butter pudding or Manchester tart is on the menu, I can always find a space for a portion.

                          Cheers OSD
                          Our cruising days are over now.................

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                            #14
                            Savoury, so no puds apart from Crêpes Suzette, flambéed at the table.

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                              #15
                              Soda scones,treacle scones,potato scones and barn biscuits,on my last cruise the deserts were so poor that I had ice cream every night followed by the cheese board,plus I like savourys as well.
                              Slightly overweight and diabetic,BUT I do enjoy life.

                              Jim
                              Last edited by jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe; 14th June 2013, 10:34 AM.

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