Remembering Vi-daylin

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    9 or 10, my classmate Howard was given this stuff daily by his mother. He always appeared rather sickly, so may actually have benefited from it: serious multi-vitamin. Think it contained cod liver oil, for it stank of fish. Palatability for kids was assured by making it very sweet and thick, like honey. Upon his mother's recommendation, I asked my own mother to get me some.

    Be-Geez! Was that stuff awful! "Mouth-feel" was like fish-laced molasses over-sweetened to hide it's worst attributes. The bottle stood in our pantry for years.

    Anyone remember it? Frank

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    I remember cod liver oil, but not that particular brand.
     
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    We never took vitamins, but lived rurally and ate lots of fresh food. I do remember Castor Oil. You got it twice a year just in case you picked up worms.
     
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    My great-grandmother dosed any children who visited with a large spoonful of sulfur and molasses. I'm not sure which was worse, the sulfur or the molasses. Nastyyyyyyyyy….
     
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    @Mary Robi
    Molasses is a wonderful added component, after water, malt, hops, and yeast, in beer-making. Since it contributes sugar, which is fermentable, and nice dark color, I have used it to make my "Bock" beer, but not recently.
    Frank
     
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    I'm sure your Bock beer is wonderful (my father made quite a good Bock), but nothing will change my mind about molasses, with or without sulfur. Blechhhhh.
     
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    @Mary Robi
    True enough, molasses is pretty much not good for anything by itself. I have had some most wonderful cookies as well as other bakery in which a small amount of molasses made for a wonderful flavor!
    Frank
     
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    Yuck the cod liver oil, I had to take for some reason I can't remember....very nasty. Remember taking cod liver oil also to start labor pains. I would just upchuck it.
     
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