Yes we did Runnybeak - and my father in law still has that now - I have to remember to buy a tin of Carnation whenever they come to stay as he prefers it to cream and ice-cream!
My mum used to make a dessert she called Wotsit. Whip up a tin of evaporated milk till it goes thick and foamy (mousse like) and then stir through about half a fruit jelly (you know - the cubes in a block sort) melted in as little boiling water as you can get away with and leave to set.
I used to think that was really scrummy - especially raspberry or tangerine flavour.
What was the name of the fake cream you got in a packet and made up? We used to have that on top because we were posh
Eeeeh lad - those E numbers never did me any harm.....