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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Badger's Mate » Sun May 28, 2017 11:12 am

I understand that in the frozen South American aisle they've got some Chileans...

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby jeral » Sun May 28, 2017 1:30 pm

Tee hee.
Maybe everyone should do that mannequin "freeze" in frozen aisles.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sun May 28, 2017 4:44 pm

Jeral, I like the coffee beans from Tesco ... the one that Sakkarin gets and also the Columbian. I do make the effort occasionally to go there. Morrisons is at the other side of Chorley, so I rarely go there, so I have to put up with Asda, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Booths. I don't starve!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:36 pm

The cherries currently on sale at Tesco for £4.00 for a 1 kilo box are gorgeous.

Consequently my cherry stoner has been out for its yearly exercise, there's something satisfying about using it.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Pampy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:16 pm

What a shame - my local Tesco hasn't got them - their offering is £3.00 for 400g.

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Postby Sakkarin » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:55 am

Maybe it's a one-off special purchase, I've never seen anything quite like it. They're packed in a sort of slotted together wooden box. There were more in it than in the pic :yum

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:10 pm

I got some similar dark Spanish cherries from Morrison's, 450 g for about £2.60 in an ordinary punnet. Same colour as my toe nails :D

I've seen other fruit in those mini crates, there's a shop called Fresh and Fruity on Stamford Hill sells the huge quantities of fruit and veg the local Jewish and Turkish families require, seen them there, it's mainly retail but looks like a wholesale warehouse. Seen them in Spain too I think?

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:28 pm

I bought these tomatoes from Asda, which were grown locally and a very good buy. I do wonder how the grower makes any profit.


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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Pampy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:28 pm

Found the cherries in my Tesco yesterday - they are very good value. Haven't found any bad ones and they taste lovely. I'm going away for a few days so I hope they've still got them when I get back.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby jeral » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Is there a good way of keeping fresh cherries if one buys "a lot" pls?

Gently stewing them, with or without sugar, is all I can think of...

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:53 pm

I'm afraid my only solution is to eat them faster :-(

Just had a bowl of my favourite clafoutis.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby jeral » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:41 am

Fantastic find!
Fray Bentos tinned pies on special offer, large size now £1 (half price) at Tesco:
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... y%20bentos

NB: Anyone scooping a dozen up has to admit to it on here :mrgreen:

I have a vague memory that people used to save and reuse the empty tins to make their own deep pies. Probably still sensible as thin tin always makes the best pies, never a soggy bottom.

PS: Crate of cherries are still good to eat surprisingly, despite the 30C+ weather.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Waitrose cherries are on special (not yellow ticket) £4.50 a kg. There were other fruits also reduced.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby jeral » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:49 pm

Magnum lovers: Just spotted them on Waitrose website at 1/3 off most of them:
http://www.waitrose.com/shop/HeaderSear ... earch=None

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:04 pm

That's a good saving, but Asda have the same Magnums on offer for £2, except for the mini magnums.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Pampy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:37 pm

Tesco £4 a kg cherries back in yesterday - but nowhere near as good as the first lot. I found quite a number of bad ones so won't be buying any more.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:04 am

:-(

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 pm

Did well on a quick dash into Morr yesterday
Desi yogurt £1
A stainless steel 30 cm mixing bowl £2.25, really pleased, I'm moving to s/s for big bowls, they don't break and they weigh very little

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Lusciouslush » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:31 pm

Just saw burrata in waitrose - 200g for £2.54 instead of £3.59. :yum

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:47 pm

Isn't it frustrating when you have to Google something and then it gives you an answer which you have to Google again?

"Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream..."

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