Taste of Ilford glue

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  1. mcfactor

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    This is a silly quesiton, but why does the glue on some rolls of ilford 120 film taste like mint while on others it does not? It seems that HP5 and Pan F sometimes taste like mint, but other times they do not, while Delta 100 never does (by way, my girlfriend has confirmed this, isnt not just my imagination or something i ate before).
     
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    How old is your HP5?

    I recall this from the past, but the brick of HP5 (marked Harman Technology) I have is not tasting that breath-fresh. Nor is my FP4.
     
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    We had covered this in a previous thread. It's basicaly Ole's fault. :smile: He is alergic to the scents. Ilford will not use "tastes" in their glue because of it.

    Now how will photographers get that minty fresh breath?
     
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    According to another thread, the mint has been removed from new film.

    I am starting a new pressure group LICFILM (the Local and International Campaign to Flavour Ilford Labels Mint) to force a re-think on Ilford's part...

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Sign me up, Bob!
     
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    Can I suggest that each film have a different flavour. HP5+ should be strawberry, (my favourite), delta 100, mint (I like it when I'm in the right mood,) SFX should be Marmite (some love it, some hate it) etc....


    Rob
     
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    Chocolate......must have chocolate...
     
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    Had to look that one up. At first, I thought you had a thing for marmots or something...

    - Randy
     
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    Is that like Vegimite?
     
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    The flavors ought to be distinctively British. Perhaps Devon cream for fp4+ and Cornish pasty for hp5+? I realize that would make two flavors from the west country, so perhaps Yorkshire should supply the flavor for Pan F.
     
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    Fish and Chips for Delta 3200 films?
     
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    Sounds about right.
     
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    --- like onion and vinegar chips... :rolleyes:
     
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    Excellent suggestion, although I would have preferred Bass ale. :smile:
     
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    Well, if you are going British, how about Ale or single malt?
     
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    As I said on the other thread, I'd very happily settle for mint being reintroduced.

    This is endangering the whole future of traditional after-dinner photography!
     
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    Simon don't lose that number

    Me too, though I'd love Space Dust flavour-you know, that lurid orange stuff that was probably made from recycled plutonium and just exploded into a thousand expolding stars on your tongue man:D :D :tongue: :wink: :cool: :cool:
     
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    Pan-F: Haggis. It's an acquired taste, but it's good for you and keeps you going.
     
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    C'mon guys, would you rather Ilford spent their RnD pounds/dollars on new films or new flavours?

    It could take years to get the taste of black pudding just so, or the texture smoked kippers really nailed down.
     
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    Cornish pastry?

    So what on Earth would that taste like a couple of years past the expiry date?
     
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    And think of it, Bob - Ilford could do a marketing tie-in with Altoids!

    OMG, the possibilities are mind boggling....


    And, Valerie, not to be denied - I see that here in NYC the good folks at Altoids are marketing a chocolate version. I shudder to think of what it must taste like - but "Leave No Chocolate Lover Behind" is clearly an Altoid policy! :wink:
     
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    That's pasty, not pastry!
     
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    It's only a matter of time before we get film-flavoured chocolate....
     
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    I've seen limited edition Guinness flavoured Marmite advertised recently. Two of my favourite (non-photographic) things combined in one product :smile:

    Promo packs including a jar, three rolls of film, and an SFX filter? :wink:

    Ian
     
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    Altoids! We have a winner!