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Do you like strawberries?
Do you like a hot deal?
If you can answer yes to both these questions then read on....

I was in Asda earlier today checking out the strawberries and alongside the usual British strawberries at the usual high price of £1.68 for 300grams were another batch of British strawberries priced at £1.00 for 454grams. As I picked a punnet up a couple of Asda employees came along and I heard one employee say to the other "There they are, that can't be right can it?" The other (more managerial employee) replied "No, that's definately wrong they shouldn't be that price. It'll be corrected in the morning".

They're British.
They're delicious.
They're an absolute bargain!
Does it get any better!

Edited because I'm told they're not actually a mis-price - just a HOT DEAL!
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#1
Serving suggestion:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk125/nnobster/serving_suggestion.jpg
#2
Not a misprice to be honest.

Strawberrys do not have much of a storage life, and this is the picking time.

They always go to about this price for the next few weeks, normally go to a bogof, or half price.

Selling at £1 a punnet is a good deal, hot even. I love strawberrys, nice healthy fruit.. Now pass the double cream.
#3
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk125/nnobster/label.jpghttp://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk125/nnobster/punnet.jpg
#4
Chiptivo;2492430
Not a misprice to be honest.

Strawberrys do not have much of a storage life, and this is the picking time.

They always go to about this price for the next few weeks, normally go to a bogof, or half price.

Selling at £1 a punnet is a good deal, hot even. I love strawberrys, nice healthy fruit.. Now pass the double cream.
The two Asda employees seemed to think it was a mis-price. I've not seen them this cheap in Asda before. Also, right alongside the mis-priced strawberries were a batch of strawberries picked in Staffordshire that were £1.68 for 300grams.
#5
just saw an ad for this price on the telly so not a misprice, just a good one:thumbsup:
#6
martyj999;2492535
just saw an ad for this price on the telly so not a misprice, just a good one:thumbsup:
Was it an Asda advert?
#7
was in asda today and they had posters up, if it was a misprice..why go to the bother of advertsing them?? great price though!!
#8
MightyHumungus
Was it an Asda advert?


Um, i think so.....
#9
...so you asked the asda staff if the price was right and the reply was 'it must be a mis-price', just goes to show the staff at asda have their finger on the pulse of retail marketing.....:-D
#10
serving suggestion - thats cracked me up - laffing to myself at work.....
#11
so off down to 24hr asda now for strawbs and the half price vino...... hope the creams on offer too!
#12
MightyHumungus
Serving suggestion:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk125/nnobster/serving_suggestion.jpg


Just missing the pint of extra thick double cream on top!
#13
any idea how long this offer is on for? Cant get to our Asda until friday...hope we dont miss it!
voted hot
#14
here you go money spinning ... edited mighty's pic just for you

http://i38.tinypic.com/307n5ue.jpg
#15
morgo444;2492667
...so you asked the asda staff if the price was right and the reply was 'it must be a mis-price', just goes to show the staff at asda have their finger on the pulse of retail marketing.....:-D
I didn't ask them anything, I just grabbed another punnet!
#16
jackt010;2492781
here you go money spinning ... edited mighty's pic just for you

http://i38.tinypic.com/307n5ue.jpg
Now we're talking! ......wait a minute, that's only a puny 300mL of cream :-D
#17
Hot for this...I've started thinking actually that I should be eating mostly in-season stuff, fruit and veg.

I know lots of the people on here would think that's obvious but it's never been part of my 32 years in life ever.
In fact I might start googling now for fruit and veg seasons.
#18
I prefer Strawberries dipped in White Chocolate, served with a bottle of Dom Perignon:thumbsup:
#19
voted hot, saw the advert for it on tv earlier and was jus gonna post :)
#20
MightyHumungus
Now we're talking! ......wait a minute, that's only a puny 300mL of cream :-D


clearist pic i could find..... and i only googled it LOL
#21
Not a misprice, this hot deal was on an advert
#22
My Mrsgot these today in our Asda, I'm not into strawberries but she says they are very nice!
#23
Oh dear, they're Elsanta, so completely tasteless. Not even worth £1 in my view.
#24
i could of told every body this at 6am this morning, was to tired from work tho.... most of our delivery last night were these

o and im sitting here muching them before i go off to work :)
#25
martyj999;2492535
just saw an ad for this price on the telly so not a misprice, just a good one:thumbsup:

PaulsLisa;2492592
was in asda today and they had posters up, if it was a misprice..why go to the bother of advertsing them?? great price though!!

Kellie + Paisley;2492882
voted hot, saw the advert for it on tv earlier and was jus gonna post :)

Seany-Boy;2492956
Not a misprice, this hot deal was on an advert
I stand corrected and have edited the Post accordingly. Crackingly hot deal though.
#26
Stompa;2493081
Oh dear, they're Elsanta, so completely tasteless. Not even worth £1 in my view.

not true, ones i have are DRISCOLL SAN JUAN
#27
Stompa;2493081
Oh dear, they're Elsanta, so completely tasteless. Not even worth £1 in my view.
So you think they're completely tasteless? I suggest you have a chat with your doctor. I suspect that you may have something wrong with your taste buds.
#28
Benayoun;2493126
not true, ones i have are DRISCOLL SAN JUAN

Ah OK, I was going by the picture in post #4. Supermarkets generally have Elsanta which are awful. Never heard of DRISCOLL SAN JUAN but worth a try!
banned#29
i work in the fruit bit.

not a misprice.

my stores gettin 1000 in a day then 2000 at weekends!
banned#30
Just go to a Pick Your Own Farm, still open for business.... and don't forget to take a cream can with you :whistling:

"After 40 years of allowing visitors to pick their own strawberries, Hacker’s Fruit Farm near Cambridge has stopped the practice.

The reason? Some customers are eating strawberries on the spot, even dipping the fruit in cream before gobbling them surreptitiously. The greedy miscreants then present only a handful of fruit to be paid for."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/06/20/dl2003.xml
#31
MightyHumungus;2493180
So you think they're completely tasteless? I suggest you have a chat with your doctor. I suspect that you may have something wrong with your taste buds.

If they're Elsanta then I think you'll find it's a pretty common view:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article3916549.ece
The trouble is, the supermarkets tend to do their sourcing according to what lasts well, not what has the best flavour. Hence, the ubiquitous Elsanta strawberry, which successfully tastes of nothing throughout its three-week extended shelf life...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4326444.stm
The Elsanta strawberry is a classic example. While food critics deplore its crunchiness and lack of taste, the Elsanta, developed in the 1960s, is tough enough to withstand weeks in cold storage and emerge looking glossy and firm.

http://www.freshfoodcentral.com/featureview.php?fid=3
Elsanta isn't the nicest tasting strawberry - although it's not a bad one if you grow it yourself. For the supermarkets however, it's grown under hideous polytunnels, coated with chemicals and picked three or four days before they're properly ripe, and that's just disastrous for a strawberry. They remain vibrant looking, all crisp and firm and red, but they taste poor and feel like they're made of rubber. No thanks!

etc........
#32
nice find m8!!
#33
Stompa;2493571
If they're Elsanta then I think you'll find it's a pretty common view:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article3916549.ece
The trouble is, the supermarkets tend to do their sourcing according to what lasts well, not what has the best flavour. Hence, the ubiquitous Elsanta strawberry, which successfully tastes of nothing throughout its three-week extended shelf life...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4326444.stm
The Elsanta strawberry is a classic example. While food critics deplore its crunchiness and lack of taste, the Elsanta, developed in the 1960s, is tough enough to withstand weeks in cold storage and emerge looking glossy and firm.

http://www.freshfoodcentral.com/featureview.php?fid=3
Elsanta isn't the nicest tasting strawberry - although it's not a bad one if you grow it yourself. For the supermarkets however, it's grown under hideous polytunnels, coated with chemicals and picked three or four days before they're properly ripe, and that's just disastrous for a strawberry. They remain vibrant looking, all crisp and firm and red, but they taste poor and feel like they're made of rubber. No thanks!

etc........
Thankyou for your copy & paste opinion.

I agree that three weeks in cold storage will cause any strawberry to lose it's taste. Perhaps the reason that they're more tasty than usual at the moment is because they are in season and are grown in this country, therefore they haven't spent the last few weeks being transported round the planet. I believe that they are as fresh as you're going to get at a supermarket.

Regarding them being coated in chemicals: Due to todays factory farming methods you should wash all fruit & veg before eating.

I suggest that you buy a punnet and try them first hand rather than relying on the opinion of pompous food critics such as those at The Times.

I've just eaten some with my muesli and I can assure you that they are sweet & delicious. The fact that they're only £1 a punnet makes the deal even sweeter.
#34
MightyHumungus;2494573
I suggest that you buy a punnet and try them first hand rather than relying on the opinion of pompous food critics such as those at The Times.

Err, I've eaten Elsanta many times (mainly because it's all the Supermarkets seem to stock these days) and they've always been very disappointing.
#35
hi all I have just come back from my local asda (merry hill) and it has loads of strawberries on offer as well, just incase any one is local to this particular branch and wants to go and get some :-D
#36
Yey! I got some - Very pleased
#37
These are actually really tasty. I was worried 'cos on the packet it says 'a naturally darker berry' hmmmmm 'cos when cut they are white inside as though unripe, but they really are tasty, promise! :)
#38
seen them advertised on tv earlier - hot hot hot
#39
MightyHumungus;2494573
I've just eaten some with my muesli and I can assure you that they are sweet & delicious. The fact that they're only £1 a punnet makes the deal even sweeter.

With your muesli?

You don't wear sandals, have a beard, call everyone "man" and claim the planet's warming up do you?
#40
strawberries! :thumbsup:

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