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I feel a mild obsession coming on...
Sun 7-Mar-10
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Danny
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Love it, Sarah:

"My name is Sarah and I am an Addict of CFC" [Applause WellDone ]

Class leader: "Oh? Do you mean Chloroform, Formaldehyde, Cocaine?" [Class goes: Oooohh Cry]

Sarah: "No. The stuff you can buy at Tesco."

Class leader: "Oh. So you mean Chocolate, French Fries and Crisps?"

 . . . too tired to carry it on . . . (but it has potential. We need a Dylan Thomas!) Cool Pint Pint Pint

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Mon 8-Mar-10
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Waitrose was distinctly lacking in CFCs today.  Tesco had only small pieces of Grano Padano and at £2.37 for a very small piece, I was not tempted even though I'm on my own tonight and was planning risotto and that would have given it the edge.

I'll try that again!

Mon 8-Mar-10
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Bought half shoulder of lamb on the CFC in Sainsbury's today - £1.50 off - still it'll be nice roasted, and then cold in sandwiches. Yum

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Mon 8-Mar-10
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I made our traditional Sunday dinner leftover pasta dish for dinner tonight with shredded baked gammon, chunky onion, leeks and mushrooms. To cheesy it up I grated in a third of a block of CFC organic parmesan reggiano that was the bargain price of 57p.

I'm going to be garlicking the office up tomorrow!

Mon 8-Mar-10
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I'm definitely addicted to mark down price.We had a new tescos built round the corner from me after being closed for nearly a year someone over estimated the amounts they would need so i ended up comming home with £150 worth of organic beef chicken,pork lots of joints for £12 that's my best bargain to date still I'm waiting for the next one little or large will do me lucky have 2 freezers lol Fiona

Mon 8-Mar-10
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Oh you all make me so jealous.  I can only take advantage of the CFC very rarely.  Cry

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Mon 8-Mar-10
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We stopped at Asda on our way home from work and the first place we pass is the reduced veg section. The only decent bargain they had was a bunch of parsley for 10p. It seemed good value.

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Tue 9-Mar-10
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danast said:Oh you all make me so jealous.  I can only take advantage of the CFC very rarely.  Cry


Just think how badly off our little communities would be if they had a lot of CFC Danast. We should cherish our little shops Cheers

Thu 11-Mar-10
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It's been a good few days so going to return to the co-op cfc counter, just to check. Maybe I'm not obesessed afterall so no need for CFC Addicts class yet Danny! Smile

Thu 11-Mar-10
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Oh, don't count your chickens just yet, Sarah.

I know that I am an addict. It comes and goes in phases. In the darker moments, Fiona gives me grief for filling the freezer with 13 giant packs of discount Yorkshire puddings, They probably cost £10 per month in energy costs just to keep them frozen.

BUT THEY WERE REDUCED FROM £2 A PACK TO £0.20 Doh

I need counselling!

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Fri 12-Mar-10
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Sure do Danny, just think of the consequences of shopping at big stores that operate repressive regimes that don't pay farmers a proper fee and cream all the profits Monster

Thu 18-Mar-10
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Vagabondic said:Am I the only person who feels guilt/shame when everything in the basket is marked down?


That is a really valid comment, Vagabondic.

Michelle's comment is spot on, also. But human nature is human nature. Yes, I too feel a bit squirmy when all the items in my basket are cut price.

But who am I trying to impress? The 16 year old checkout guy/girl?

Despite all the available logic . . . yes, I do feel embarrassed. And I still cannot figure out a logical response to my stupid emotional condition. Doh

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Fri 19-Mar-10
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I have been reading this thread for some time and find it quite amusing, why don't you do as I try to do and buy from your local farmer, cuts out the middle man and you know the food is fresh. Or am I missing the point that the CFC counter is the place to be seen?

Fri 19-Mar-10
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Well, it's certainly not a trendy hangout for me!

It's more a case of trying to stretch my weekly budget and if I can, I will.

My CFC opportunities usually come when I pop in for the usual bread & milk, cannot resist a peruse of said counter - just in case. 

I do feel mildly cheap-skate-ish but if I can pick up a chicken for under £3 when it should've been £6 which needs eating today then I will. Or if there's a few bread rolls for 20p then in they go, I never think 'oh look, I'll have the lot then try cramming everything that's on offer into my basket (which I have seen happen) that's just greedy Doh

We have a market on a Monday, so now between dropping darling son off at nursery and setting off for work I take a trip to the veg stand & buy my weeks worth of fruit & veg, great as nearly everything is individual and covered in soil, so you know it's decent stuff and you pick as much or little as you need, plus all the local farmers wives go there, says it all! You just have to get there early doors.

Sat 20-Mar-10
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I think Tascar it is easier said than done to buy direct from the local farmer in some places, not that it is impossible just not always easy. It is also fair to say that not all farmers have a product that you would want to buy as wel,l especially if it is a big industrial farm, in which case they wouldn't be selling to the likes of you and me anyway Whistle

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