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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 13th July 2019, 10:29am
  • England
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Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 13th July 2019, 9:58 AM

One of life's little pleasures.
A Sainsbury's mini store by me puts out warm donuts at 8 in the morning.
A lovely treat to eat for breakfast on the way to work.

"Who ate all the pies, who ate all the pi........."

Oops, scrub that

"Who ate all the doughnuts, who ate all the doughnuts **"

**(some of us are British)

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chipolata

  • Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:13am
  • England
  • 29,994 posts

I prefer to think of them by their original name: oilycakes.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:24am
  • England
  • 16,533 posts

For sooth Sire, yesseth. As dosseth is sold at the sign of the 'angin' crape suzetty in Mrs Miggins bakery.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:11pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 818 posts

Clever.Not many could resist that delicious aroma and of course there other things to buy in the shop.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:14am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,057 posts

Which ones are people finding the best for shopping in at the mo? Don't use it much these days but someone gave me the tip that a Sainsbury's store was best to get bog roll from because they'd seen regular deliveries coming in. So I whizzed the ten miles down there to find not a single sheet plus the frozen food aisles very depleted. Got to till and bloke next to me said he'd just seen them refilling the shelves with it, and I was like a rat up a drainpipe.

Another tip I was given by an Asda checkout lady - come before 9 to get any loo rolls, pasta and all the other stuff selling out quick. What I did find no shortage of in either was milk and bread - the two things I always find gone when shopping in late afternoon especially on a Saturday. :S The corona emergency is throwing up some interesting purchase trends. Please post any more you notice and any tips on best shops to get certain supplies.

And if you shop online and are finding all the slots booked up till Xmas I suggest trying Iceland, they have a very good online service I'm told and it won't be used as much as the others, unless you go and tell everyone that is. Ssshhhh!

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chipolata

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:28pm
  • England
  • 29,994 posts

I got some toilet rolls from Aldi yesterday buy it's complete pot luck. You just have to be there when they restock.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:44pm
  • England
  • 1,950 posts

Supermarkets have started helping by only allowing in elderly customers for the first hour but they could do more by not putting out rice and pasta and instead keeping it behind a counter that's handed out by staff. I got lucky by going to a Saunsbury's when they were putting a new delivery out so I got some rice and pasta and with only one mouth to feed it will last a few weeks. I went around a few corner shops near me today and found some washing up liquid and anti bacterial handwash at decent prices. Good to see independent shops are not cashing in by hiking up the prices.

Once during a very hot summer I went in to a shop for a bag of ice but there was no price. When I asked how much they were and was told a kilo bag of frozen water was £2.99 I put them back and never returned. It's only now I realise how I should have returned and stolen a bag of ice. Maybe a few beers and scampi fries as well.