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Old Sep 4th 2012, 4:13 pm
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just bought these at iceland - how does this price compare to nz at moment?

400g frozen garlic and wine mussels (blue) - one pound fifty

four fillets of cod in bread frozen - 2 pounds!

had them last time and they were delicious.
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Old Sep 4th 2012, 5:27 pm
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iceland is so cheap but i hardly ever go, too far away and i end up coming out with loads of rubbish which im trying to cut out!
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Out of desperation I had to buy some mince at Iceland the other day. Now I am an average cook, but the mince was DISGUSTING. Never again. It was actually chewy.

I would rather chew my arm off than shop at Iceland.
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just bought these at iceland - how does this price compare to nz at moment?

400g frozen garlic and wine mussels (blue) - one pound fifty

four fillets of cod in bread frozen - 2 pounds!

had them last time and they were delicious.
i never shopped at Iceland in the UK and rarely buy frozen food so NZ suits me well as the quality here is particularly low for ready made stuff.

Forget frozen mussells - NZ greenshell fresh mussles are around $2-3 a kilo so that's 1-1.5 quid. very easy to make garlic and wine sauce - and the mussels are enourmous!
Cod is not a big fish over here - fresh taranaki (similar) is about $20-30 a kilo
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I did actually bother to look but couldn't find any frozen mussels in New World which is the closest supermarket to me. I'm aware it may not be the cheapest and doesn't compare to Iceland.

Fresh , live green lip mussels = 3.89kg = 1.94 quid a kg
I agree , garlic/white wine sauce is easy to make & you get to drink the rest of the bottle

Frozen fish - I didn't do so well with a comparison for this either.

6 fillets of breaded Hoki $6.49= $4.33. = 4 for 2.15 quid?

Not my cup of tea as we either buy fresh fish or have fish and chips as a takeaway.

I did buy some fresh Blue Cod as a treat. $11 bucks for just 400g but it is rather yum.
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ah yes - forgot - hoki is the similar one to cod not taranaki. not a massive fish eater apart from salmon and mussels. i did have snapper for the first time ever at lunch on sunday and it was.........well ok......would cook it at home but wouldn't pay $30 for a meal out for it again! gimme a nice steak any day!
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I only chose the Hoki as that was the first one to jump out at me.

We are sometimes given fresh caught snapper by someone we know and I have to say that , grateful as I am, it wouldn't be my choice of fish.

We sometimes go HERE Anatoki and catch our salmon and have it hot smoked there. We then scoff the lot with a picnic.

What I;d really love is some trout but am totally rubbish at catching the wily so-and-so's.
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Looks lovely bev. a little bit far from me though. and I shamefully admit i still haven't tried fishing - i'm waiting for someone with a boat to invite me out to try it!
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Looks lovely bev. a little bit far from me though. and I shamefully admit i still haven't tried fishing - i'm waiting for someone with a boat to invite me out to try it!
That can perhaps be arranged when the weather warms up a tad
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I can't afford to be that snobby since we stepped off the luxury planet and stooped to the depths of Pak n Save.

I certainly wouldn't be chewing my arm off since I found out that they not only sell but will deliver Greggs Sausage Rolls, Cheese and Onion Pasties along with the McCains Petit Pois, Heinz Baked Beans and Vienetta.
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I'm only snobby about meat quality. I'm certainly no brand snob here - I have no real attachment to any particular brands. I will miss Ocado though.
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I go to Iceland very regular - many brand names are cheaper there.
I tend to shop where the offers are.
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Iceland is largely useless for me as the vast majority of things I eat these days are fresh.

Doesn't mean I don't raid them for a Sara Lee cheesecake every now and again though ...
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Iceland is largely useless for me as the vast majority of things I eat these days are fresh.

Doesn't mean I don't raid them for a Sara Lee cheesecake every now and again though ...
You'll be pleased to know we have Sara Lee here too.
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..... I will miss Ocado though.
at times I've thought that I'd bite my own arm off ...
...if only Ocado would deliver to the Coast........
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