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Rant warning! Are we becoming a nation of bone idle wastrels.

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Nelliemoser Thu 29-Oct-15 12:53:26

In ASDA this morning. Lot's of the ready prepared chopped up fruit and veg which is going to rapidly deteriorate in terms of vitamin content and quickly become spoilt and thrown out, while the unprepared fruit lasts for days. An expensive waste of good food. There

The ultimate horror was Kingsmill selling white sliced bread with the crusts ready cut off.
£1.25 for a crustless 400 gram loaf.
£1.35 for a crust on 800 gram loaf.

This is an apalling rip off.

rosesarered Thu 05-Nov-15 16:35:33

thatbags that's a helluva trip for shopping!

rosequartz Thu 05-Nov-15 17:38:31

thatbags that's a helluva trip for shopping!
It sounds quite normal to me if I want to avoid Tesco, that is!

Not as long as the lady in the news today who went out on a 6 mile trip to buy a dress, got lost in the fog and spent the next 6 hours driving around, eventually tracked down by the police because her DD had reported her as a missing person.
She didn't find a dress she liked either!

etheltbags1 Mon 09-Nov-15 21:52:55

I find that pre prepared fruit and veg is the best way of buying small amounts when you live alone. I bought a huge iceberg lettuce the other day and I would have taken a week to eat it at every meal. So I buy small prepared salads and sometimes veg but I find prepared fruit is quite expensive.

rosequartz Mon 09-Nov-15 21:54:34

Prepared fruit is expensive, but an occasional treat!
Better for me than eyeing up a pineapple I bought thinking it would be lovely then putting off cutting it up and ending up throwing it out.
(don't tell Hugh F-W!)