Queen describes Bloater Paste as 'disgusting'

The Queen described a tin of 1950s Bloater Paste, a herring fish pâté, as "disgusting" on a visit to a replica of the original Sainsbury's store in central London.

Her Majesty was shown shopping baskets which demonstrated how food tastes have changed since Sainsbury's first opened 150 years ago.

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Queen Elizabeth II views goods on display in a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London.
Queen Elizabeth II is shown a modern self service till as she views a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the supermarket chain first opening.
Queen Elizabeth II departs following a visit to Covent Garden, London, where she viewed a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
Queen Elizabeth II departs following a visit to Covent Garden, London, where she viewed a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
Queen Elizabeth II is shown a modern self service till as she views a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the supermarket chain first opening.
Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque during a visit to a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores in Covent Garden, London. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the supermarket chain first opening.
Queen Elizabeth II views goods on display in a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London.
Queen Elizabeth II views goods on display in a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London.
Queen Elizabeth II views a booklet in a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores during a visit to Covent Garden, London.
Queen Elizabeth II is shown an orange during a visit to a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores in Covent Garden, London. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the supermarket chain first opening.
Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores in Covent Garden, London. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the supermarket chain first opening.
Queen Elizabeth II speaks to actors in period costume during a visit to Covent Garden, London, where she viewed a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives for a visit to Covent Garden, London, where she viewed a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
Queen Elizabeth II departs following a visit to Covent Garden, London, where she viewed a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
Queen Elizabeth II talks to Lord Sainsbury and his wife outside a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores at Covent Garden, London.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa, greets Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Covent Garden, London, where she will view a replica of one of the original Sainsbury's stores.
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The supermarket opened its original store in Drury Lane in 1869, selling butter, milk, and cheese.

During her visit, the Queen also got the opportunity to see an original ration book from the Second World War, and reflected on her own experiences of food shortages.

She said: "As a Sunday treat we had some sweeties, but we were lucky we had a farm."

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