Package, Sunshine Rice Risotto

Production date
1960s
Description
A small cardboard box containing instant rice risotto mix. The box has a large image of the risotto when it is made, detailed instructions on making the risotto on the reverse, and ingredients on the side. The brand name "Sunshine" is printed above the name of the product. The risotto is Savoury Chicken Flavour.
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Production date
1960s
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The brand name Sunshine was best known through the 20th century as a producer of jelly crystals and milk powders, including such appetising flavours as calf's feet! However by the 1960s, Sunshine had branched out to cereals, drinks, canned goods and instant rice based meals, like this instant rice risotto. Sunshine was sold to Bluebird Foods in the 1970s, and then on to Goodman Fielder. However instant rice risottos can still be found in supermarkets, although no longer produced by Sunshine.
Accession number
A87.779
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In searching for a recipe for 'Sweet & Sour Pork' I had cut from the back of a yellow box of Rice Risotto, I found this site with an even earlier version that I remember. What I have at the top of my recipe is Edmonds, but cannot find a reference for Edmonds, and now see it has been branded as Diamond. A fascinating history.

- J R Payne on 26-11-2020 08:35:39

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