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Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
Didn't Sobeys buy safe way in BC and the praries?
They did a couple years of ago, they however operate under the Safeway brand


The purchase of Safeway however has not gone smoothly, the changes they have made have not been met with excitement and customers have generally not been happy, and they have also been having a logistics issue.

This article explains some of the issues.

How Sobeys screwed up Safeway in a messy takeover that left empty shelves, massive losses, and drove customers away | Financial Post
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Originally Posted by Freshwhyte
Anyone tried the Lays Cheese and Onion ? They're 1.99 at most places right now and identical to Walkers/Smith's...not surprising I suppose considering they're owned by the same company
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My mother in law bought a bag on Saturday and didn't like them. So I've been nibbling some.

They're okay - and I don't want to sound like one of those who say Cadburys/Heinz/whatever here is not the same - but they're not as I remember them. But then I was never a great fan so maybe I'm just not expert enough.

Nice in a sandwich though
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Darn. I'm quite fond of my Freshco!

What I need is another one of those mental 8kg ham for $14 deals.

Originally Posted by Jsmth321
They did a couple years of ago, they however operate under the Safeway brand


The purchase of Safeway however has not gone smoothly, the changes they have made have not been met with excitement and customers have generally not been happy, and they have also been having a logistics issue.

This article explains some of the issues.

How Sobeys screwed up Safeway in a messy takeover that left empty shelves, massive losses, and drove customers away | Financial Post
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
They did a couple years of ago, they however operate under the Safeway brand


The purchase of Safeway however has not gone smoothly, the changes they have made have not been met with excitement and customers have generally not been happy, and they have also been having a logistics issue.

This article explains some of the issues.

How Sobeys screwed up Safeway in a messy takeover that left empty shelves, massive losses, and drove customers away | Financial Post

Ruined my source for decent sausage rolls.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Inspired by the UK.

My mother in law bought a bag on Saturday and didn't like them. So I've been nibbling some.

They're okay - and I don't want to sound like one of those who say Cadburys/Heinz/whatever here is not the same - but they're not as I remember them. But then I was never a great fan so maybe I'm just not expert enough.

Nice in a sandwich though

Their smokey bacon and their roast chicken aren't too bad either.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Inspired by the UK.

My mother in law bought a bag on Saturday and didn't like them. So I've been nibbling some.

They're okay - and I don't want to sound like one of those who say Cadburys/Heinz/whatever here is not the same - but they're not as I remember them. But then I was never a great fan so maybe I'm just not expert enough.

Nice in a sandwich though
Crisp butty with white bread and lots of butter! Yum!
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Originally Posted by Tootlepootle
Crisp butty with white bread and lots of butter! Yum!
They look at me like I'm mad when I do that here. Of course I have to tell them it's a potato chip sandwich.

Do you press the bread down to hear that nice crunchy sound before eating?
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Something I noticed for the first time in my local Costco - An entire frozen lamb carcass. For $139 if memory serves. Now lamb is horribly expensive here so we rarely eat it & that price for a whole animal is attractive. The mechanics of butchering it while frozen rather escape me though. Turning to t'internet I found some discussion on how old the frozen lamb was (i.e. its butchering date) before you would buy it which is rather off putting. Anyone bought one though?
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Something I noticed for the first time in my local Costco - An entire frozen lamb carcass. For $139 if memory serves. Now lamb is horribly expensive here so we rarely eat it & that price for a whole animal is attractive. The mechanics of butchering it while frozen rather escape me though. Turning to t'internet I found some discussion on how old the frozen lamb was (i.e. its butchering date) before you would buy it which is rather off putting. Anyone bought one though?
I believe dbd buys whole or almost whole but not frozen.

Boneless leg comes around at a not bad price in Superstore occasionally. Big enough for four for $14 or so.
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While searching through the "other" category in kijijistjohns.com, thinking I might be able to help if I could find a supplier of farmgate lamb, I came across this account of Newfoundland pest control. It isn't being posted as an advertisement, for entertainment purposes only.
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Something I noticed for the first time in my local Costco - An entire frozen lamb carcass. For $139 if memory serves. Now lamb is horribly expensive here so we rarely eat it & that price for a whole animal is attractive. The mechanics of butchering it while frozen rather escape me though. Turning to t'internet I found some discussion on how old the frozen lamb was (i.e. its butchering date) before you would buy it which is rather off putting. Anyone bought one though?
YES. I saw that in my Costco this week as well - took a picture as I was completely shocked by it! Check it out.
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
YES. I saw that in my Costco this week as well - took a picture as I was completely shocked by it! Check it out.
Looks like it could be spit roasted, Robin Hood and his Merry Men style.

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Hahahahaha Absolutely!
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Without a bandsaw butchering a frozen lamb would take a bit of work. I've been at a bbq where a whole lamb was roasted, took an insane amount of briquettes.

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Originally Posted by caretaker
While searching through the "other" category in kijijistjohns.com, thinking I might be able to help if I could find a supplier of farmgate lamb, I came across this account of Newfoundland pest control. It isn't being posted as an advertisement, for entertainment purposes only.
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