Uses for Gu pud containers?

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Uses for Gu pud containers?

Post: # 76444Post cobnuts »

I've managed to accrue quite a collection of little glass containers from treating myself to the occasional chocolate pudding indulgence! They are effectively small ramekins with clear plastic lids, for those of you who don't know what I mean, far too good to just recycle.
I reuse the pots for the obvious things like storing spices, freezing small quantities of food etc. but does anyone have any more unusual suggestions? I've also used them for jams and jellies but don't know how good the lids are in terms of sealing properly for storing.
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Post: # 76570Post Merry »

Could they be used for making candles? You know - pouring in the wax with a suspended wick.
Or decorated with glass paints for Yule prezzies.

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Post: # 76579Post Shirley »

We've had a few of these in the dim and distant past.... we use them for all kinds of things. My wee boy uses them for snacks, home made individual jellies/trifles, posh homemade pud dishes.

Are they heat proof I wonder.

I don't think the lids are much use really other than to keep dust off.

Hey... just had a quick look at their website. If you reuse your ramekins, take a photo and the best one each month wins some gu goodies. Link
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Post: # 76582Post Stonehead »

I was wondering what a gu pud was, or whether it was a spelling mistake! :mrgreen:

I've obvious not been doing enough shopping.
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Post: # 76600Post the.fee.fairy »

i second Merry's suggestion - i've got a candle at home that's jelly strawberries stacked in the pot with clear jelly wax poured on, so it looks a bit like potted strawberries (not strawberry jam - you can see the individual strawberries). It smells like lovely strawberries too. i
ll see if i can get a pic when i get home

However...my original comment was that you can make these! They were sold with plastic lids on them to keep off the dust.

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Post: # 76677Post jlj »

I use them as tea-light holders

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Post: # 76696Post Pilsbury »

potted shrimp containers for starters?
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Post: # 76702Post ina »

Stonehead wrote:I was wondering what a gu pud was, or whether it was a spelling mistake! :mrgreen:

I've obvious not been doing enough shopping.
It is a spelling mistake - it's gü. And I'd never heard of them, either. I find their website a bit irritating, though...
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