Finest Whole Chicken 'Fed on a corn rich diet' Half Price at Tesco Was £4.08 per kg When it starts 03/12/2009 £2.04 per kg at Tesco - HotUKDeals
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Finest Whole Chicken 'Fed on a corn rich diet' Half Price at Tesco Was £4.08 per kg When it starts 03/12/2009 £2.04 per kg at Tesco

£2.04 @ Tesco
Slow growing breed. Fed on a corn rich diet for a full flavour. Specially selected for texture. Hopefully the chicken police won't shut down my deal, after all this is 'Finest' Quality. By the way…
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Slow growing breed. Fed on a corn rich diet for a full flavour. Specially selected for texture.

Hopefully the chicken police won't shut down my deal, after all this is 'Finest' Quality.
By the way it's not the chicken on the pic.

Starts: 03/12/2009
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#1
Good price ... have some heat!
#2
Must have decided not to charge you for the water....lmao....
#3
Netto chicken £1.61 per kg (permanent). Chickens are from £1.79 for 1.1kg.
#4
pet2000
Netto chicken £1.61 per kg (permanent). Chickens are from £1.79 for 1.1kg.


I'm guessing the finest chicken is free range though, making it a much better deal.
#5
Good price can never get enough chicken. Thanx
#6
as seen free range means nowt, tescos been caught flauting rules many times,the finest range of food is for suckers imo, doesnt taste any better, have compared finest and cheapest, no difference.

tesco n others make biggest margains on the so called premiums lines, says it all doesnt it.
i wont be rushing to buy, will stick with my usually cheap bird, who cares if cooped up 24/7, its cheap and tastes gd:thumbsup:
#7
Hot from me, thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
#8
Good find. Heat added
#9
mamboboy;7062132
Typical ignorant response. I know humans are naturally blindly gluttonous, but surely there must be a tiny part of you that cares for the welfare of the animal you are eating? All those lives lost during your lifetime, on what humans aren't actually adapted to be eating. We don't need meat, but it's just cheap and easy to 'produce'.
It's not just the fact it could be 'couped up' 24/7, but it's also what they are fed and injected with in order to plump them up so quickly. You can tell a cheap bird because of the amount of fat which comes off it during cooking. The easiest sign is the bones, though. If they are a brown colour and break easily then that means they almost certaintly had a very poor quality of life. They go from being born to being dead in a matter of weeks, and a majority of that time they can't physically move, even if they could anyways.
It's OK t'eat fish, 'cos they don't have any feelings?

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#10
In b4 the ' Chicken Police" comment...oh no silly me it's in the opening post....BORING!!!!
#11
"Chicken Police" made me giggle.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#12
"Finest" has the same welfare conditions as Tesco's free-range but has a high maize content feed.

If free range was always around £2 a kilo then there would be no excuse for buying the really dreadful cheap supermarket chicken.
#13
welsh_andy;7061904
as seen free range means nowt, tescos been caught flauting rules many times,the finest range of food is for suckers imo, doesnt taste any better, have compared finest and cheapest, no difference.

tesco n others make biggest margains on the so called premiums lines, says it all doesnt it.
i wont be rushing to buy, will stick with my usually cheap bird, who cares if cooped up 24/7, its cheap and tastes gd:thumbsup:


Personally I can spot a non free range chicken in its packaging (and most intelligent folk can)! Look for the dark patches on the hocks (knees), these are burns from the ammonium rich floor of the broiler sheds.

Free range hens don't spend their live standing in so much **** and **** that it burns their legs!

If you don't beleive me, have a look next time you're buying chicken!
#14
mamboboy;7062132
Typical ignorant response. I know humans are naturally blindly gluttonous, but surely there must be a tiny part of you that cares for the welfare of the animal you are eating? All those lives lost during your lifetime, on what humans aren't actually adapted to be eating. We don't need meat, but it's just cheap and easy to 'produce'.
It's not just the fact it could be 'couped up' 24/7, but it's also what they are fed and injected with in order to plump them up so quickly. You can tell a cheap bird because of the amount of fat which comes off it during cooking. The easiest sign is the bones, though. If they are a brown colour and break easily then that means they almost certaintly had a very poor quality of life. They go from being born to being dead in a matter of weeks, and a majority of that time they can't physically move, even if they could anyways.


hear hear, typical ignorant responce!
#15
Sadly, there are a lot of people who simply DO NOT CARE how much another living creature has suffered.
banned#16
Is this a battery farm chicken or organic?

Seems to cheap to be organic, so voted cold
#17
Any UK bred chicken isn't going to be too badly reared. I did decline a recent Tesco frozen chicken offer - it was from somewhere in South America!

On second thoughts, probably didn't have so much artificial feed.
#18
Even if you don't give a monkey's about the welfare standards, you always get what you pay for with meat. If you buy cheap meat just don't expect it to taste of much, and after all that's sort of the point isn't it? Meat that's really just sort of 'there' is always a bit of let-down - it's just tasteless protein - go the whole-hog and buy some quorn/tofu instead. Spare a thought for the poor bl@@dy farmer too, they'll be the ones taking the hit on the price - however 'Special' the supermarket may like to tell you the bird is.The Supermarket never loses after all, coz the supermarket holds all the cards.

It's a strange psychological thing, but people don't value cheap food, which is why so much seems to get thrown away. I blanch at the hideously expensive butcher's/farmer's market bird, and don't always buy it, but if I do, I make damned sure the carcass is stripped and the bones boiled.

I can understand if you're on a fixed income or have financial pressures, why £10+ for a chicken isn't an option, but equally I don't really understand why people have a cheap tasteless chicken say 2x a week - what's the point?
#19
Oh dear. Us 'chicken police' really have hijacked this thread. We're nearly as bad as ' veggie bashers' who jump in on every quorn/ Linda McCartney deal.
#20
pet2000
Netto chicken £1.61 per kg (permanent). Chickens are from £1.79 for 1.1kg.


Similar at Lidl.:thumbsup:
banned#21
pet2000;7059455
Netto chicken £1.61 per kg (permanent). Chickens are from £1.79 for 1.1kg.

thats hardly in the same league. IMO, this finest corn fed chicken tastes so much better, despite what some people with no pallette think :thumbsup:

Anyway, Deal still shows as £4.08 per kg online even when I forward date my order to 3/11. Prices normally update to reflect what they are on date of delivery so I suspect this is not a nationwide deal. :x
#22
just because it says free range, doesnt mean these chickens are free to roam, that simply isnt the case, andif you believe that, that more fool u.
as said tescos have be caught many times with regards to so called free range.mind u so have other supermarkets.

after all tis a chicken, i really dont care how its raised, if it tastes ok, then thats fine by me,.

i will buy gd meat, but never from a supermarket, it all tastes the same,

support ur local butcher, so dont be a supermarket mug:thumbsup:
banned#23
welsh_andy;7063504
just because it says free range, doesnt mean these chickens are free to roam, that simply isnt the case, andif you believe that, that more fool u.
as said tescos have be caught many times with regards to so called free range.mind u so have other supermarkets.

after all tis a chicken, i really dont care how its raised, if it tastes ok, then thats fine by me,.

i will buy gd meat, but never from a supermarket, it all tastes the same,

support ur local butcher, so dont be a supermarket mug:thumbsup:

u r the mug for believing a company like tescos would repeatedly offer free range brands that aren't :whistling:

If you dont care, then stop carping on about it :roll: I'd cut back on the fags and booze fags if you think this chicken tastes the same as the budget battery farmed ones!

[B]Tesco Free-range Chicken[/B]

http://www.tescofarming.com/livestock_chicken_clip_image002_0001.jpg
All our free range chicken are Freedom Foods (RSPCA) accredited and British. During daylight hours they are free to roam on grass ranges. These ranges are enriched with dust bathing areas, trees and shelters. Inside the houses, straw bales are provided for the birds to perch on. These measures enable the birds to fully express their natural behaviour.

[B]Tesco Finest Free-range Chicken[/B]

http://www.tescofarming.com/livestock_chicken_clip_image002_0000.jpg
In addition to free range, we offer a Finest free range chicken production system. These chickens are kept under the same conditions as free range, but the combination of a 50% corn diet and a slower-growing breed gives these birds a fantastic flavour and great succulence. They are all kept on farms in East Anglia.

http://www.tescofarming.com/v2/livestock_chicken.asp
#24
These are great tasting chickens,the texture of the meat is much firmer due to the birde running about outside in the fresh air(like all animals for do)
They are more expensive......but you get what you pay for.£4 a kilo,you can pay this for a beer in a bar/pub.
banned#25
mumbojumbo;7063493
Maybe the system hasn't been updated yet?

its normally updated with future prices well in advance. I'll check again tomorrow but have pre-booked 10 chickens for thursday.

tip: always buy the largest size available. More meat per kg on larger birds.

I always buy whole ones as once I chop them up, the legs and wings work out to be free when comparing the breast weight / price against just buying the breasts alone! :w00t:

A good percentage of the price in buying joints is the butchery involved. Its not difficult to do yourself :thumbsup:
#26
You can tell a corn fed chicken by it's yellow skin.
#27
lescovar
You can tell a corn fed chicken by it's yellow skin.
So you like your chicken to have liver damage? Presumably these chickens led a good life as they were constantly feed booze?
#28
I have never considered or thought of what life was like for the chicken before it is on my plate.... never have, never will. Just drop it into some madras sauce, add an onion, some tomatoes, peppers and a couple of chillis, actually the same can be done with beef as well, and i have never thought of the cow either.... delicious
#29
The chicken police know sod all as usual except to moan and try and inflict their opinion on others. Tesco as well as other supermarkets buy the cheapest meat they can and sell it at the highest price , having worked in an abbattoir for years that supplied Tesco , Asda, M&S, Somerfield, Netto ,Sainsburys and Morrisons as well as local butchers from real experience ( rather than tv shows and internet shock stories ) Asda bought the best quality meat followed by Somerfield then M&S and Tesco , animals are graded when they enter a slaughter house , in our case 1a,2a,1b,2b,3c,4d Tesco always took 2b or 3c (higher fat content) , i will never buy meat from Tesco , ever , Netto , when it bought meat from us actually bought better quality meat than Tesco.
#30
CHEAP CHICKEN ALWAYS GETS A THUMBS UP FROM ME :thumbsup:
#31
colin84
So you like your chicken to have liver damage? Presumably these chickens led a good life as they were constantly feed booze?


HAHAHA :-D
http://s3.images.com/huge.1.8532.JPG
#32
scoff
I have never considered or thought of what life was like for the chicken before it is on my plate.... never have, never will. Just drop it into some madras sauce, add an onion, some tomatoes, peppers and a couple of chillis, actually the same can be done with beef as well, and i have never thought of the cow either.... delicious


Mmmm .... Cow ... yummy!
#33
scousethief
The chicken police know sod all as usual except to moan and try and inflict their opinion on others. Tesco as well as other supermarkets buy the cheapest meat they can and sell it at the highest price , having worked in an abbattoir for years that supplied Tesco , Asda, M&S, Somerfield, Netto ,Sainsburys and Morrisons as well as local butchers from real experience ( rather than tv shows and internet shock stories ) Asda bought the best quality meat followed by Somerfield then M&S and Tesco , animals are graded when they enter a slaughter house , in our case 1a,2a,1b,2b,3c,4d Tesco always took 2b or 3c (higher fat content) , i will never buy meat from Tesco , ever , Netto , when it bought meat from us actually bought better quality meat than Tesco.


eh?You are saying that there is a difference in chickens and therefore they're graded. That means that some are better than others. Aren't the "chicken police" just saying that cheap chicken is crap chicken? All these cheap chicken deals are coming from Tesco who you have stated that you wouldn't buy meat from...
#34
scousethief;7064452
The chicken police know sod all as usual except to moan and try and inflict their opinion on others. Tesco as well as other supermarkets buy the cheapest meat they can and sell it at the highest price , having worked in an abbattoir for years that supplied Tesco , Asda, M&S, Somerfield, Netto ,Sainsburys and Morrisons as well as local butchers from real experience ( rather than tv shows and internet shock stories ) Asda bought the best quality meat followed by Somerfield then M&S and Tesco , animals are graded when they enter a slaughter house , in our case 1a,2a,1b,2b,3c,4d Tesco always took 2b or 3c (higher fat content) , i will never buy meat from Tesco , ever , Netto , when it bought meat from us actually bought better quality meat than Tesco.


I think you missed the point, the chicken police were talking about animal welfare, you are talking about the quality of animals which have been produced in an identical manner. But your point does highlight the poor conditions in which the birds are raised, how, after just a few weeks, can you produce so many bird which are of such a range of qualities? If welfare was an isue then the birds which were not doing so well would be tended to!

Oh, by the way, I DO know what I'm talking about, I rear chickens (free range of course) all you did was kill them!
1 Like #35
yep i dealt with YOUR end product ( not yours just using you as an example ) including hand reared animals that were bred for slaughter and sold a t a higher price , apart from the feed there wasnt that much of a difference in the condition of the animals. The "quality" is based on fat content per weight which was decided by non employees ie government so there was no passing lower grade as higher grade , there were 40 of these guys keeping constant eyes on what was happening in our abbattoir , they were more interested in making sure grades stayed were they should rather than animal welfare isssues.

but

as with everything believe what you want , ive seen it first hand rather than read about it. And to be perfectly honest if i was asked to take the word of someone who dealt with animals in my capacity or the breeder out to make money i know who i would believe.
#36
welsh_andy
as seen free range means nowt, tescos been caught flauting rules many times,the finest range of food is for suckers imo, doesnt taste any better, have compared finest and cheapest, no difference.

tesco n others make biggest margains on the so called premiums lines, says it all doesnt it.
i wont be rushing to buy, will stick with my usually cheap bird, who cares if cooped up 24/7, its cheap and tastes gd:thumbsup:


You really are a Welsh idiot Welsh Andy!

It's not about the taste, it's about the animals' welfare.
#37
Thanks Scousethief, that's an interesting perspective that you don't often get to hear about. I recently reviewed the HFW programmes on intensively reared chickens and it almost left me in tears. 17 chickens per square meter, artificial light for 23 hours per day! No more of this for me. Support your local free range supplier and stop supporting the Supermarkets ruin the food industry in this country!!
Rant over.
#38
SW1978
You really are a Welsh idiot Welsh Andy!

It's not about the taste, it's about the animals' welfare.


i buy chickens to eat, not because it had a good back yard. ;-)
#39
scoff
I have never considered or thought of what life was like for the chicken before it is on my plate.... never have, never will. Just drop it into some madras sauce, add an onion, some tomatoes, peppers and a couple of chillis, actually the same can be done with beef as well, and i have never thought of the cow either.... delicious


£2 a kilo for free range: If you like your food you should try this.
#40
has any one actually bought this? i dont wanna go all the way to the big tesco for nothing, my tesco express does not have this. thanks :)

ok sorry i forgot today's date :oops:

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