Saturday, May 23, 2009
Hands up if you remember these little beauties! The originals I mean - from the 1950s! These chubby little red plastic tomato sauce bottles are all the rage again. In fact, Little Rock in Kaikoura sells them by the bucket-load. They're their biggest selling item in the shop and owner Melanie Smith now bys them in lots of 200. She sold six in the 20 minutes I was in the store. I have fond childhood memories of them. I loved filling them. I loved fiddling with them at the table - which often got me into trouble; and I loved unclogging the little stem, where the stuck sauce had 'healed over' and releasing a fresh new torrent onto my plate.