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Old Jan 18th 2017, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
Could we be about to start paying £3.50 for cucumbers in the UK?

European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices - BBC News

I made myself a Kiwi millionaire meal yesterday, I think this is what you get when you fly Air New Zealand Business Class. I hope the picture uploads.
Looks a bit small...

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$2.49 i paid for one in Countdown the other day, new potatoes are expensive here too!

On the flip though, Sirloin steak at $13.99 a kilo is mega cheap compared to UK!

To be fair, i've found what i expected to find here, i always go for what's on offer at home, and i've done the same here and got some good deals, some things are dearer here (cucumbers lol), but others are cheaper (sirloin, toliet rolls). Swings and roundabouts.
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Old Jan 19th 2017, 9:03 am
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The Cucumber remains sought after due to strong seasonal demand for salad and lack of desire to cook meat and two veg over the holiday period. It seems that despite there being no obvious shortage of cucumbers the product continues to be traded at a premium. The price at Pak n Save remains stable at 2 for $3 or $1.99 each.

The Avocado however does seem to have taken a tumble and recorded a relatively large fall in price, currently as low as 5 for $5
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Old Jan 20th 2017, 1:17 am
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The Cucumber remains sought after due to strong seasonal demand for salad and lack of desire to cook meat and two veg over the holiday period. It seems that despite there being no obvious shortage of cucumbers the product continues to be traded at a premium. The price at Pak n Save remains stable at 2 for $3 or $1.99 each.
Which is sad news as my "worth its weight in gold" cucumber vine has karked it over the past few days due to the weather
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Which is sad news as my "worth its weight in gold" cucumber vine has karked it over the past few days due to the weather
If you use the expression 'kark it' perhaps you have become a kiwi.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 3:29 am
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If you use the expression 'kark it' perhaps you have become a kiwi.
Over my dead body mate.

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Over my dead body mate.

I know how to drive properly ..... My British sense of humour remains intact. .....
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Old Feb 3rd 2017, 7:46 am
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Vegetable rationing in UK Supermarkets - shock, horror. Courgettes, lettuce and broccoli in very short supply. Rioting by by UK vegetarians (OK I made the last bit up). :-)

Is this being censored by Barnsleymat?
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Old Feb 3rd 2017, 9:15 am
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Vegetable rationing in UK Supermarkets - shock, horror. Courgettes, lettuce and broccoli in very short supply. Rioting by by UK vegetarians (OK I made the last bit up). :-)

Is this being censored by Barnsleymat?
Why do you have to exaggerate?

There are a few vegetables in short supply due to bad weather in Murcia......most are for sale as usual.

Does that never happen in NZ?....are no foodstuffs imported?

Don't you think your constant attempts at point scoring are a little childish and pathetic?
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Why do you have to exaggerate?

There are a few vegetables in short supply due to bad weather in Murcia......most are for sale as usual.

Does that never happen in NZ?....are no foodstuffs imported?

Don't you think your constant attempts at point scoring are a little childish and pathetic?
I merely repeat the UK headlines, blame the UK tabloids :-) Isn't it even funnier that a humorous thread suddenly becomes childish and pathetic when it doesn't reflect your narrow opinions.

Actually apples are nowhere to be found in NZ at the moment, not because of limited imports apparently but because the crop was exported overseas.

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Old Feb 3rd 2017, 3:53 pm
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Mustn't just blame the tabloids (or me) even the BBC is reporting 'Vegetable rationing by Supermarkets'. Price of an iceberg lettuce in Lidl £1.19 (up 200%).

Must be hell living in a country that is totally dependant on food imports (that is point scoring if you hadn't noticed Grayling) :-).
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Old Feb 3rd 2017, 5:21 pm
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Mustn't just blame the tabloids (or me) even the BBC is reporting 'Vegetable rationing by Supermarkets'. Price of an iceberg lettuce in Lidl £1.19 (up 200%).

Must be hell living in a country that is totally dependant on food imports (that is point scoring if you hadn't noticed Grayling) :-).
Still cheaper than Countdown!!!!!!
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Mustn't just blame the tabloids (or me) even the BBC is reporting 'Vegetable rationing by Supermarkets'. Price of an iceberg lettuce in Lidl £1.19 (up 200%).

Must be hell living in a country that is totally dependant on food imports (that is point scoring if you hadn't noticed Grayling) :-).
Would that be any worse than living in a country that imports everything else?

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Iceberg lettuce is 60p at asda .... $2.49 at countdown.

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Would that be any worse than living in a country that imports everything else?

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Iceberg lettuce is 60p at asda .... $2.49 at countdown.
Try eating your Honda :-)
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Try eating your Honda :-)
I'd sooner have some Welsh lamb, Cumberland sausage or a Dickens & Morris pork pie thanks.

By the way the UK isnt "toatally" dependant on imports ... only about half is imported.
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