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Neo Chemical Food

Saturday, November 07, 2009

I was talking to another passenger on the bus this morning, during the course of the conversation, she mentioned taking cod liver oil as a child. I was never given cod liver oil as a child, but my mother gave us something called Neo chemical Food.

For those of you who hae never heard of it before, Neo chemical Food was a thick sticky liquid only slightly more runny than molasses. It was loaded with all knds of nutrients. The joy of it was dipping the spoon into the jar and twirling it around to capture all the drippy stings then quickly putting it into the mouth and slowly sucking the spoon clean.

We always had it just before bed, and I remember that we always had to kiss and hug our dad before our nightly dose because he could not abide the smell of it.

I loved that stuff but over the years, we got away from it and on the vitamin tablets. As a very young 20 something, newly married, I found a jar of NCF on the bottom shelf at the local pharmacy, and introduced my husband to this delight. He loved it. However, when we went to get another jar of it, there was no more to be had.

When I got to work, I googled NCF and although I did not find much, I did find a couple of comments. Apparently others have fond memories of it as well, and seems to have been quite popular in England also.

Have you ever heard of Neo Chemical Food? Did you like it? Or do you have another favorite?

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    Yes, I remember NCF very well. We had it with breakfast every morning in the 'fifties. It was just for us kids. I remember the shape of the jar, and the amazing list of ingredients and vitamins on the label. Used to love Pep cereal too, and it has also disappeared!
    3369 days ago
    Never heard of it! I DO remember giving my children a liquid vitamin, which was sorta orange flavored and was yummy!
    4136 days ago
    We were cod liver oil kids. We actually got it in school every morning. NCF sound like it tasted way better than the fishy capsules we got.
    4137 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2009 3:56:53 PM
  • 4MYPTS
    never heard of it. any product with a the word chemical in it, I tend to steer clear of.... why is it called neo chemical food? what does the neo stand for? what type of chemicals were in it? My interest is piqued.
    4137 days ago
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