BRITISH STRAWBERRIES HALF PRICE @ ASDA FOR £1
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BRITISH STRAWBERRIES HALF PRICE @ ASDA FOR £1

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Found 5th Jun 2009Made hot 5th Jun 2009
BRITISH STRAWBERRIES HALF PRICE @ ASDA FOR £1

Got some instore today - yummy

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lovely yummmmmmmmmmm

Fabtastuc price - 300grams. I got some to make jam, lovely. Plenty in store at stockton.

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Plenty in Thanet this morning as well

yummy ...

wouldnt be suprised if store specific

I have yet to see anytime in the past number of years that Strawberries have not been listed as half price in all the supermarkets.

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cooki2222;5411672

wouldnt be suprised if store specific



Saw an advert on tv last night so presumably nationwide until sold out

These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for the price...

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Oxygene;5411891

These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for … These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for the price...



I always do the sniff test - make sure they are bright red and smell gorgeous - kids haven't complained yet . . . . well not until they run out :whistling:

I'd avoid supermarket fruit as it is usually grown to be easy to transport and last a long time rather than taste good. Much better (and cheaper) to buy from a local market or, if you can, a farm shop.

Think I'll pick up a few punnets tomorrow, heat and rep.

Thanks, good deal.

Oxygene;5411891

These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for … These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for the price...


Normally, yes, but this promo is celebrating the start of the British strawberry season. I bought 4 boxes today - 2 were from Yorkshire, 2 from Kent. Both were much tastier than the imported tat they've been selling recently, but the Yorkies were outstanding, so if you can get your hands on those you should be onto a winner.
We've eaten 3 boxes already...there's a reason I don't buy chocolate.:oops:

Just eaten some

With clotted cream.

Lovely.

Oh how I hate the radiated ones.

Oxygene;5411891

These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for … These days fruits are tasteless especially strawberries anyway hot for the price...



add sugar tastes good lol not healthy though

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To be honest all the british strawberries this year that the kids have had - they havent asked for sugar once!!!

Try your local market they are £1 a pound most places in London:roll:

thefatcontroller;5416141

Try your local market they are £1 a pound most places in London:roll:



Strawberries always disappoint me, not really a fan.

But I still think selling in imperial weights should be banned :thumbsup: Do people still think in pounds and ounces? I'm old enough to remember them well and can convert easily if I wanted to - just I don't and haven't for years.

panddda;5412802

Normally, yes, but this promo is celebrating the start of the British … Normally, yes, but this promo is celebrating the start of the British strawberry season. I bought 4 boxes today - 2 were from Yorkshire, 2 from Kent. Both were much tastier than the imported tat they've been selling recently, but the Yorkies were outstanding, so if you can get your hands on those you should be onto a winner. We've eaten 3 boxes already...there's a reason I don't buy chocolate.:oops:



It's not just where they are grown, it's the variety - even British growers seem to use the same crap varieties now that the Spanish use.

I was avoiding strawberries thinking it was JUST Elsanta, that are grow in Spain or South America that are rubbish, but I recently tried a few varieties after suggestions on this site, as well as a couple of unnamed ones only to find they are hard, white-cored tasteless junk too :-(
I can't be alone in being unsatisfied with them, eg. my local Somerfield routinely has piles of boxes at greatly reduced price to try and get rid of them, and they don't exactly fly out of the door! :-(

I have totally given up the bother of trying to find strawberries with even a slight hint of the flavour and texture they had in the past, if I was fully able-bodied, I would grow them, but to be honest after taking in the cost of the netting and the effort to keep them slug free, I am not sure the effort is all that worthwhile even if I was up to it! :-(

jhw;5416800

Strawberries always disappoint me, not really a fan. But I still think … Strawberries always disappoint me, not really a fan. But I still think selling in imperial weights should be banned :thumbsup: Do people still think in pounds and ounces? I'm old enough to remember them well and can convert easily if I wanted to - just I don't and haven't for years.



It WAS effectively banned.... but due to some Dinosaurs, (from my home town of Sunderland I am ashamed to say!) a case went right through the Courts meaning they ARE now able to be sold this way! :-(
news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

BritBrat;5412943

Oh how I hate the radiated ones.



And just where do you buy those?

i was in asda yesterday and thought the strawberries would be a great deal, but they were all the tiny 2nd class strawberries that taste horrible!

went to tesco instead and picked up a punnet of big, juicy, sweet tasting 454g strawberries for half price - £1.99

maybe i'm biased but scottish strawberries taste absolutely delicious

snoe_hunnie;5424533

i was in asda yesterday and thought the strawberries would be a great … i was in asda yesterday and thought the strawberries would be a great deal, but they were all the tiny 2nd class strawberries that taste horrible! went to tesco instead and picked up a punnet of big, juicy, sweet tasting 454g strawberries for half price - £1.99maybe i'm biased but scottish strawberries taste absolutely delicious



Maybe you are biased, nothing wrong with that, but unfortunately, like a large proportion of the population, you clearly haven't a clue WHAT you are buying, just like the big commercial concerns like it :-(

Class 2 with fruit & Veg has NOTHING whatsoever to do with taste, more likely size & shape see this for some general info:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm
Note that strawberries are among those fruits continuing to be graded like this :-(

Small strawberries are often exceptionally well flavoured, but no guarantee, they can be exceptionally poor too - it is the variety and the place of origin that has more to do with this.
Similarly big & juicy (as are the best looking yet WORST of all Strawberries, Elsanta) says NOTHING about flavour either, again it is all about the variety and the growing - most younger people have probably not even tasted strawberries the way they were until about 20/25 years ago, when fast growing high yield, disease resistant, long shelf life strains increasingly became the commercial norm :-(

The big supermarkets seem to have done their best to make sure all that is available is a variation on "not very good" :-(

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nihcaj;5416966

It's not just where they are grown, it's the variety - even British … It's not just where they are grown, it's the variety - even British growers seem to use the same crap varieties now that the Spanish use.I was avoiding strawberries thinking it was JUST Elsanta, that are grow in Spain or South America that are rubbish, but I recently tried a few varieties after suggestions on this site, as well as a couple of unnamed ones only to find they are hard, white-cored tasteless junk too :-(I can't be alone in being unsatisfied with them, eg. my local Somerfield routinely has piles of boxes at greatly reduced price to try and get rid of them, and they don't exactly fly out of the door! :-(I have totally given up the bother of trying to find strawberries with even a slight hint of the flavour and texture they had in the past, if I was fully able-bodied, I would grow them, but to be honest after taking in the cost of the netting and the effort to keep them slug free, I am not sure the effort is all that worthwhile even if I was up to it! :-(


Just get a 3 tier planter for about £15. slugs cant get to them and you'll get fresh strawberries all summer every year for very little effort.

here's one of my planters:-

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/DSCF1129.jpg

csiman;5425582

Just get a 3 tier planter for about £15. slugs cant get to them and … Just get a 3 tier planter for about £15. slugs cant get to them and you'll get fresh strawberries all summer every year for very little effort.here's one of my planters:-



I think I may well have to be better organised next year, at least something higher will mean not needing to bend to get at them, and it will be easier to keep netted!

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don't forget you can also use hanging baskets - I remember going to hampton court flower show last year and there was a display of strawberries in hanging baskets - the smell was amazing!

mrspatch;5431151

don't forget you can also use hanging baskets - I remember going to … don't forget you can also use hanging baskets - I remember going to hampton court flower show last year and there was a display of strawberries in hanging baskets - the smell was amazing!



Hanging baskets?
I would sooner put up net curtains! :-(

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nihcaj;5431647

Hanging baskets?I would sooner put up net curtains! :-(


At least we dont live in coventry! :w00t: :-D

csiman;5431961

At least we dont live in coventry! :w00t: :-D



Well that's the point, even in this dump, the 21st Century has reached us

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nihcaj;5431647

Hanging baskets?I would sooner put up net curtains! :-(



Meow -- you can also get some nice tomato varieties for the hanging basket too :thumbsup:
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