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Sat 31-Aug-13
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eileen54
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Noncitydweller said:

 

You like Yorkshire pudding then?

we DO like yorkshire puddingbig_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

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wave I have had a look on the site and registered, but have discovered I would have to pay £10.50 for postage, which leads me to ask would it be worth it?

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Is that because of where you live?

I'll try that again!

Sun 1-Sep-13
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It must have gone up, it used to be five pound something. Iwould certainly not consider shopping there with such high postage.

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Just had a delivery it was £5 something. As that is similar to supermarket it is reasonable but £10.50 you would have to do some serious stoking up AND keep the weight below 50kgs which I think if you pass you have to pay more

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Just got my order from AF, well chuffed, really huge bottles of Worcester Sauce, opened the Coffee Milk, and decided to make a Rice pudding there and then, also bought a big bag of Scone mix, which I will share, my daughter always has a houseful of small hungry Boys. She had the best compliment last weekend, when a little Lad came to play with Louis, Louis, had gone to Football, but the wee boy asked if he could stay, anyway!

Tue 31-Dec-13
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Just worked out that you pay extra if the weight is more than 25kgs or the volume will not fit there standard box. So it is not just based on weight. Just shared a delivery with a neighbour she paid me in firelighters for her share of the postage as she did not buy as much as me I only charged her 2 boxs! She buys them in bulk so did not pay me much but I gained more than she gave me. That type of exchange always makes me happy.  

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Sent for an order when I saw bread Mix, for 99 pence 3.5 k, only allowed four packs each, but two for me, two for  Daughter, this is where the big  savings are, never had anything non usable yet.laugh

Tue 31-Dec-13
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I got one unusable unless I can find alternative use. Indian carrot dessert, absolutely disgusting tastes like neat sugar, foulfoul. Any ideas? Maybe I could mix it with something? Disgusting as is!

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If it is so disgusting,  Bin it!  I would.

Tue 31-Dec-13
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I ordered from Approved Food a couple of weeks ago. When it arrived I realised I should have paid better attention to the pack sizes. I bought 3 packs of loose tea, expecting them to be the standard 200 or so gram packs. When they arrived they were something like 500g each. The same happened with tins of apricots which turned out to be twice the size I was expecting.

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You do need to look at the pack sizes Mike, when I first started buying from them, had a couple of things that were actually smaller than anticipated, but have no beefs, find them and their products great.  Have been introduced to things never would have bought, one was an Osem Soup mix, which cannot be bought it seems, except from a Jewish Retailer, yes, I am that sad!  Now although not of that persuasion, am getting Greetings at appropriate times from them.  PS got to order again soon!.smile

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oh yes, another thing is that you can feel compelled to buy multiples of something in order to get eg. 3 for £1. Which is why I ended up with all the loose tea as well as 3 big jars of pickled onions, 5 bottles of lemon juice, etc. I guess I can make lots of drizzle cake with the latter whistle

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Having never heard of Osem soup, I looked it up - here - it doesn't look very nutritious to me...

I'll try that again!

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I use it as a stock, not as actual Soup.

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