Fruit Power Pastille
by Kim Eadie for £1.92
30th June 2006
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After three months of head scratching we came up with it! No one has yet to pimp the almighty Fruit Pastille. After hard deliberation and countless tasting sessions the decision was unanimous – large the lime, grow the green, enlarge the emerald – its time to pimp the mighty green one!
Off we headed to the local supermarket with our colossal idea but our minimal budget – (hey come on I’m only 13!). Total spend equalled: £1.91 (is this the cheapest pimp yet? Do we get a badge?)
3 x packs of green jelly £1.14
2 x limes £0.32
500g Granulated Sugar £0.45
Water – FREE (Kindly donated by Thames water but more kindly filtered through a Brita filtering system)
First step – beg, borrow but eventually steal my sister’s casserole dish! (She’s only 22 but has three – what a geek!)
Second step – Oh come on it’s not hard is it – break the jelly up and add 140ml hot water. Hang on wait – it was that hard! Instructions were for microwave preparation only. Suggestions to stimulate the microwave experience included hair drying the bowl, putting it in the oven (quickly discounted that one!) and finally we agreed good old fashioned saucepan and oven hob!
Third Step – Add 3x570ml of cold water – I’m pre GSCE but even I can work out that’s 1710ml (and that’s not even funded education – cha!) (At this point big sis is in confusion over modern day youth slang!)