This afternoon we experienced the limitations that rationing brought to Great Britain during the war. Meat, sugar, flour and butter were rationed. People were allowed only one egg per week and if you ran out of cereal you were encouraged to cube day old bread, dry it out in the oven and use it for your cereal. The most surprising and frightening fact that we learnt today was that if you didn't finish your plate you could be sent to prison.
The Ministry of Food convinced children that a carrot on a stick could be as tasty as an ice cream, that carrots would help you see in the dark during a blackout and that Dr Carrot would make everything alright.
Carrots are naturally quite sweet so they were used as a substitute for sugar.
A pinch of cinnamon can add extra flavour.
Sorry no photos!
We're a class of year 3/4 children from Kenninghall in Norfolk.