Groceries

Old May 22nd 2015, 5:05 pm
  #226  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,185
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Londonuck

Mind you this time next week I'll be in a Fullers pub in Clapham Junction with a Dhansak on the horizon. Ah back home.
Oink is offline  
Old May 24th 2015, 8:55 am
  #227  
Just Joined
 
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4
JanieH is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Groceries

Hey everyone I'm a newbie on here, I'm looking to move soon and have been doing a bit of browsing about shopping...any good tips for saving cash? I know shopping in the UK is expensive but I was surprised at how expensive it was to shop in Canada! Buying directly from farms...do many do that? What about beer...to keep the hubby happy?? I need squash and really couldn't find any last time in Canada...my three year old will cry if he can never have apple and blackcurrant again!! 😀 Thanks xx
JanieH is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 2:32 am
  #228  
Proudly Scarberian
 
Pizzawheel's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Scarberia
Posts: 2,196
Pizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

I think it's your husband that will be crying when he sees the price of booze...

They don't really have squash here, they use drink crystals (which are cheap and nasty) though recently these concentrated flavourings have appeared- Mio and the like- which are quite good. I think a lot more pop is drunk.

Originally Posted by JanieH
Hey everyone I'm a newbie on here, I'm looking to move soon and have been doing a bit of browsing about shopping...any good tips for saving cash? I know shopping in the UK is expensive but I was surprised at how expensive it was to shop in Canada! Buying directly from farms...do many do that? What about beer...to keep the hubby happy?? I need squash and really couldn't find any last time in Canada...my three year old will cry if he can never have apple and blackcurrant again!! 😀 Thanks xx
Pizzawheel is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 2:44 am
  #229  
me/moi
 
Shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 24,539
Shard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
I think it's your husband that will be crying when he sees the price of booze...

They don't really have squash here, they use drink crystals (which are cheap and nasty) though recently these concentrated flavourings have appeared- Mio and the like- which are quite good. I think a lot more pop is drunk.
Frozen squash too, like Minute Maid.
Shard is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 7:11 am
  #230  
Proudly Scarberian
 
Pizzawheel's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Scarberia
Posts: 2,196
Pizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Shard
Frozen squash too, like Minute Maid.
I thought that stuff was frozen concentrated juice?

Cutting juice with water is a great Canadian tradition.
Pizzawheel is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 9:28 am
  #231  
me/moi
 
Shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 24,539
Shard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
I thought that stuff was frozen concentrated juice?

Cutting juice with water is a great Canadian tradition.
It is, but isn't that what squash is - some kind of concentrate?
Shard is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 10:21 am
  #232  
Proudly Scarberian
 
Pizzawheel's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Scarberia
Posts: 2,196
Pizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Nah! Squash in my mind is a delicious blend of artificial flavourants and colourings. Only that exotic ones actually contained juice, or more likely, some crushed part of the plant vaguely related to the fruit.

Those little mio things are the same by much more concentrated so you only need a drop.
Pizzawheel is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 10:22 am
  #233  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 52,330
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Have to make do with Rose's Lime Cordial or Ribena.
BristolUK is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 11:12 am
  #234  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Minute Maid is gross... Too many brands of pure juice to buy to ever buy that concentrated stuff.

Have you seen the new 50% less sugar "juice" it's basically 50% juice and 50% water, so they can reduce the sugar on the label, but it tastes like diluted juice and not actual juice.



I went to a local market today because people in this town always proclaim buy local, its better and not any more money which is BS on the money part.

Every meat they had was double or more the price of a normal grocery store, canned pickles were 14 dollars, yep will stick with grocery store pickles at 3 or 4 dollars.

They might be local and very well might be better, however they are no price friendly for those who don't have excess income that allows for such discretionary spending.
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old May 25th 2015, 9:51 pm
  #235  
me/moi
 
Shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 24,539
Shard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
Nah! Squash in my mind is a delicious blend of artificial flavourants and colourings. Only that exotic ones actually contained juice, or more likely, some crushed part of the plant vaguely related to the fruit.

Those little mio things are the same by much more concentrated so you only need a drop.
I know what you mean - I really do!
Shard is offline  
Old May 26th 2015, 6:03 am
  #236  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Too many cookies $15. I'm not buying it.
Attached Thumbnails Groceries-20150526_112148.jpg  
caretaker is offline  
Old May 26th 2015, 6:25 am
  #237  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 52,330
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by caretaker
Too many cookies $15. I'm not buying it.
The Belgian selection at Loblaws/Superstore is a better deal I believe. More biscuits and lower price. But maybe not always available.
BristolUK is offline  
Old May 26th 2015, 7:06 am
  #238  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by BristolUK
The Belgian selection at Loblaws/Superstore is a better deal I believe. More biscuits and lower price. But maybe not always available.
When they sell about 2/3 of these Cadburys and mark the rest down to $10 it will be tempting. My chef friend (a Londoner in Calgary) comes out for the carp fishing each summer and enjoys a proper biccie.
caretaker is offline  
Old May 26th 2015, 8:52 am
  #239  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Qc, Canada
Posts: 3,787
Shirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond reputeShirtback has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

I'm mildly surprised that no one has mentioned that "squash"refers to various members of the vegetable family in Canada ...
Shirtback is offline  
Old May 26th 2015, 10:13 am
  #240  
Proudly Scarberian
 
Pizzawheel's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Scarberia
Posts: 2,196
Pizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond reputePizzawheel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Groceries

Originally Posted by Shirtback
I'm mildly surprised that no one has mentioned that "squash"refers to various members of the vegetable family in Canada ...
We were waiting (politely) for a cradle to come along and tell us that.
Pizzawheel is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.