Thick white sticky stuff – Bellaugello: Luxury gay bed and breakfast near Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Thick white sticky stuff

Some viscous white liquids are a delight, to my mind thick creamy, sticky and warm ones are the best, and no I am not thinking of condensed milk something far more natural!

But I do abhorr one sticky white thing. The glue the international food manufacturers use to stick their labels to their jars is an utterly annoying product that should never have been invented. We make our own jams and preserves here at Bellaugello.  I buy new jars at the molino in Gubbio, but like to re-cycle other food jars.  But I often wonder if the effort, hot water, time, swearing, stress, and chemicals needed to remove the glue from the jar is worth the effort.  Jam-jar glue used to be water soluble, eco-friendly and easy to remove.  Manufacturers must have traded products with  the motor manufacturing industries as cars now seem to fall apart at the slightest touch and jars refuse to be parted from the white sticky stuff.

Action please!

oh! and whilst on the subject of glue.. Why is it that so called ‘super glue’ tubes now stick to themselves?  They used to stick fingers together but never the tubes.  Now they no longer stick the broken Meissen Figurines but their tubes slowly fuse together.  Might it be because they read of Coleman’s Mustard who made their money by the product not being eaten.  I now regularly throw away stuck tubes that are over half full with nozzles and caps firmly stuck to each other. Aargh!     Enough rants for one day I’m off to cook something nice