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Old Jul 2nd 2017, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by bats
No, why? In the grand scheme of things why? It's not as if we need to preserve eggs for food so just why?

As you can tell the only food I like pickled is beetroot. The rest is an abomination.
Once in a while pickled egg is okay but pickled onions are a different kettle of fish.

You can't have a ploughman's lunch without pickled onions.

Scotch eggs are very nice too, but they should make them without the egg as the best bit is the outside.
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Scotch eggs are very nice too, but they should make them without the egg as the best bit is the outside.
That's called sausage
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I like sausage rolls.
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Old Jul 2nd 2017, 10:55 pm
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I like sausage rolls.
Oh yes. They were only just invented in the US I read a few days ago but they called them puff dogs.
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We have been doing most of our shopping at Costco lately as they seem to have better prices on most produce, but had to go to No Frills today.

$55.53 in total. Just food to make lunch and snacks for work.

Rice $2.77

Bottle of water $2.17

Plain yogurt $3.47

Shredded cheese $5.47

3lb organges $4.97

2lb carrot $2.97

Grape Tomatoes $5.97

Kiwi fruit 2lb $4.97

1lb strawberries $2.97

5lb bag of apples $5.97

1lb ground turkey $6.97

2 chicken breasts $6.36

GST/PST 0.11, eco fee 0.04, deposit 0.05.


If I was still eating junk food and frozen dinners, probably could have gotten 2 weeks of food for the same price, fruits and veggies are not cheap.
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Old Jul 3rd 2017, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Rice $2.77
How much did you get for that? Walmart does an 8kg bag for $8.97.
We used to buy Superstore's No Name equivalent but now go for either the India Gate or Sitara @ $13/$14 for 4.5kg.

Still good value, lasts a long time. (I order on line from time to time and get free delivery rather than go there)

Bottle of water $2.17
Perrier? Or big bottle of ordinary stuff?
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1 liter of regular. Its for work. Bottles get lost at work easily so better to use the disposable variety.

Rice is a small bag 750g.

Wal Mart is a pain to get to so I tend to stick to whats close to home.

We also have a small place with limited space so a big bag of anything takes up valuable space. The small bag will last a while as we only eat small amounts of rice.




Originally Posted by BristolUK
How much did you get for that? Walmart does an 8kg bag for $8.97.
We used to buy Superstore's No Name equivalent but now go for either the India Gate or Sitara @ $13/$14 for 4.5kg.
https://i5.walmartimages.ca/images/L...g?odnBound=460
Still good value, lasts a long time. (I order on line from time to time and get free delivery rather than go there)

Perrier? Or big bottle of ordinary stuff?
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Old Jul 7th 2017, 4:10 am
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It's not often I get much from PC points, what with their general habit of putting points on products when they are a much better deal when the price is reduced by a bigger value than the points. Which is most of the time.

But today was an exception with $10 worth of points for $100 spend, points that effectively made Häagen-Dazs half price and Deli cheese 25% off.

I've never had Häagen-Dazs ice cream before so this was a good opportunity to try it. Plus the Craic Irish extra mature and British Reserve was half price too.

I bought Sumatra Coffee pods, bog rolls, Pam olive oil spray, Butter, the ice cream, oven fries (great for the Actifry), bottle of wine, onions, cherries, Tomatoes, a chicken, 4 Chicken Kiev portions. Only the Pam and onions were the 'normal' price.

Full price of everything $182, I paid $133 and it gave me $21 worth of points, so $182 worth was effectively $112.
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I shop the sales a bit, stock up a bit, (though space is limited). When Giant Tiger had a bin of Maple Leaf bacon on for .75 I bought a stack of it. I got a family pack of burger at No Frills today and split it into 4. this past week cukes were 2 for $1.50 and I still have some. Five or six large pink gins with a cucumber wedge garners you a full serving of vegetables, as laid out in Canada's Food Guide.
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...Giant Tiger had a bin of Maple Leaf bacon on for .75...
That must be the bargain of the century.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
That must be the bargain of the century.
On the verge of expired but so full of nitrite that it's very forgiving, once frozen it keeps really well. I bought 13 and have been going through it, but we sometimes get $1.50 or $2 bacon (Campfire or Spaulding) at Wholesale Club and No Frills.
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On the verge of expired but so full of nitrite that it's very forgiving, once frozen it keeps really well...we sometimes get $1.50 or $2 bacon (Campfire or Spaulding) at Wholesale Club and No Frills.
We freeze it too.
Walmart had something for 97c a pack once which was as good as ML but anything less than $2.50 is generally about two-thirds fat and shreds when you try to pull the slices apart.

You bought 13? Did you walk under any ladders on the way home as well?
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I *think* I finally worked out the PC points system (load your offers weekly, people ).

Having said that, my offers/possible points are frequently screwed for weeks at a time after my ~monthly trip to chez daughter where I usually do a grocery run for her & buy stuff for her household that I don't need/wouldn't dream of buying for myself. Right now I have amazing offers for nappies, pasta and frozen juice. None of which I need/consume.

All the other offers this week for points which I'm interested in, are on special at the next-door establishment, cheaper (even taking points into account).

I used to work (briefly) for Haagen Daz, put me off most ice-cream for life .
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All the other offers this week for points which I'm interested in, are on special at the next-door establishment, cheaper (even taking points into account).

I find that to be the case 90% of the time including the same store, different week.

PC black tin coffee, if not on offer is around $15 or $16.

On offer it's anything between $8 and $11 and that's at least once a month, with the local Shoppers also having it for $8 once a month.

The $2 worth of points when there's no offer isn't too appealing in comparison.

I have a rough idea when I may need to restock so I just look for a good price when I'm down to the last half a tin.

But they've had such great offers on the pods lately - including the absolutely heavenly PC Sumatra - that I have about 8 boxes (12s) to fall back on in the event I misjudge when I run out.

I used to work (briefly) for Haagen Daz, put me off most ice-cream for life .
I don't think anything can put me off ice cream. Want to try?
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I don't think anything can put me off ice cream. Want to try?
No, Not at all! & I have no dastardly revelations about HD.

It was a side effect of serving ice-cream, teaching people to serve ice-cream, being surrounded by ice-cream, inventorying ice-cream, lugging ice-cream around, all day & half of the night then shutting up shop & starting again the next morning
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