Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Symington's Mug Shot

We discovered these last year in Morrisons and found they made quite a good lunch time snack when backpacking. A sachet weighs 68g and provides 301kcal. Empty into a mug, add boiling water and allow to stand for 5 mins (we find a bit longer is required) and we usually add a Butter Bud. We've only tried the Creamy Cheese one, but others are available.


  1. We will give them a try. Thanks for that.

  2. Hi Alan

    Hope you find them acceptable but it's all a matter of taste of course - and how hungry you are! As you may know, Symingtons supplied Scott's Discovery Antartic Expedition with pea flour and when discovered 50 years later, it was still in perfect condition. (

  3. Hi Gibson,
    No i wasn't aware of that fact. Just a couple of weeks would do me. I'm sure they will cope.

  4. Sorry - should be

  5. Hi Gibson,
    Went on the hunt for these today and i found them in Tesco. They were 4 packets for £1.50. So i got 8.
    Cannot grumble at that.

    Thanks again for sharing the info. I will let you know what we thought of them forthwith.

  6. Hi Gibson,
    Well the mug shots proved to be excellent. We had 4 different types and we have no complaints about any.
    Ideal for a quick stop.
    We complemented them with either a few biscuits or a piece of fruit and that was enough for lunch.
    Great stuff. Thanks again.

  7. Hi Alan

    Good to hear that you liked the Mug Shots. I've posted a comment on your blog.