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Half Price British STRAWBERRIES NOW £1.39 per punnet @ SAINSBURYS
Half Price British STRAWBERRIES NOW  £1.39 per punnet @ SAINSBURYS

Half Price British STRAWBERRIES NOW £1.39 per punnet @ SAINSBURYS

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Half Price fresh british strawberries at Sainsburys.
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These are the 227g punnets. Sinsburys basic strawberries are £1.00 for a 250g punnet and just the same in my opinion. Sainsburys have a super basics range.We had strawberries, grapes ( 2 punnets for £3) and cream for pud last night- yummy!!

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do people really pay £2.80 for about 15 strawberries? :w00t:

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bluetigermobiles;5217648

These are the 227g punnets. Sinsburys basic strawberries are £1.00 for a … These are the 227g punnets. Sinsburys basic strawberries are £1.00 for a 250g punnet and just the same in my opinion. Sainsburys have a super basics range.We had strawberries, grapes ( 2 punnets for £3) and cream for pud last night- yummy!!



Yummy :-D

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csiman;5217666

do people really pay £2.80 for about 15 strawberries? :w00t:



Unfortunately fruit is expensive -especially british strawberries - most of the time, when I'm out with the kids - the answer would be no.

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mrspatch;5217704

Unfortunately fruit is expensive -especially british strawberries - most … Unfortunately fruit is expensive -especially british strawberries - most of the time, when I'm out with the kids - the answer would be no.


Think I'll have to set up a market stall as have about 500 coming up in my garden lol

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csiman;5217731

Think I'll have to set up a market stall as have about 500 coming up in … Think I'll have to set up a market stall as have about 500 coming up in my garden lol



OOhhhhhh - lovely - where do you live, the kids fancy doing a bit of gardening :whistling:

I buy my strawberries from Tesco's reduce to clear section, they always have hundreds of large boxes for £1! Raspberries for 31p too, my freezers stocked full of them lol

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krato;5218149

I buy my strawberries from Tesco's reduce to clear section, they always … I buy my strawberries from Tesco's reduce to clear section, they always have hundreds of large boxes for £1! Raspberries for 31p too lol



I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!!

Last time I bought 'cheap' strawberries, the bloody things wouldnt ripen - even though I had them on the window sill - they went mouldy before we could eat them!!!!! :x

mrspatch;5218179

I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! … I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! :(Last time I bought 'cheap' strawberries, the bloody things wouldnt ripen - even though I had them on the window sill - they went mouldy before we could eat them!!!!! :x



the ones I get at reduce to clear only last a dew days, and they're usually ripe already. The raspberries tend to be a little softer than full price ones but still edible! My big tesco rarely do them, but the metro in manchester always have them, as well as most other fruit! Strawberries will be coming down in price now seeing as its strawberry season, they're usually only expensive through winter.

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krato;5218245

the ones I get at reduce to clear only last a dew days, and they're … the ones I get at reduce to clear only last a dew days, and they're usually ripe already. The raspberries tend to be a little softer than full price ones but still edible! My big tesco rarely do them, but the metro in manchester always have them, as well as most other fruit! Strawberries will be coming down in price now seeing as its strawberry season, they're usually only expensive through winter.



:thumbsup: That's why then - I only use our Tesco Extra - nothing much ever reduced in there

99p for 400g at Lidl, Spanish ones but are very nice

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mrspatch;5218179

I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! … I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! :(Last time I bought 'cheap' strawberries, the bloody things wouldnt ripen - even though I had them on the window sill - they went mouldy before we could eat them!!!!! :x


strawberries aren't like tomatoes. they will not ripen once picked and will just go mouldy.

if they are unripe, slice them and put a sprinkling of sugar onto them. Let them sit until sugar dissolves, they will be sweet and yummy and perfect for a topping or in a fruit salad.

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csiman;5218809

strawberries aren't like tomatoes. they will not ripen once picked and … strawberries aren't like tomatoes. they will not ripen once picked and will just go mouldy.if they are unripe, slice them and put a sprinkling of sugar onto them. Let them sit until sugar dissolves, they will be sweet and yummy and perfect for a topping or in a fruit salad.



Typical - followed the advise of a tv chef - pah!!!!! Must remember to go to HUKD instead

PS Still waiting for your address for the free strawberries :whistling:

mrspatch;5218179

I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! … I must just be unlucky then - never have any at that price near me!!!! :(Last time I bought 'cheap' strawberries, the bloody things wouldnt ripen - even though I had them on the window sill - they went mouldy before we could eat them!!!!! :x



It is because they ARE ripe already... that's as soft as they get! The usual "Elsanta" ones are HARD, sour, and annoyingly difficult to remove the green hull from whether grown here or in Spain. I no longer buy them, at ANY price as they are a variety that has just ruined my memories of strawberries.

I am presuming this is Elsanta variety, most supermarkets have these most of the time - I have yet to find an edible modern commercial variety worth paying any money for, but am open to recommendations!

csiman;5218809

strawberries aren't like tomatoes. they will not ripen once picked and … strawberries aren't like tomatoes. they will not ripen once picked and will just go mouldy.if they are unripe, slice them and put a sprinkling of sugar onto them. Let them sit until sugar dissolves, they will be sweet and yummy and perfect for a topping or in a fruit salad.



Might as well buy TINNED ones then :-(

I like strawberries WITHOUT sugar - better varieties is the answer, not commercial mass-fruiting tasteless junk grown for profitability not taste.

nihcaj;5220693

It is because they ARE ripe already... that's as soft as they get! The … It is because they ARE ripe already... that's as soft as they get! The usual "Elsanta" ones are HARD, sour, and annoyingly difficult to remove the green hull from whether grown here or in Spain. I no longer buy them, at ANY price as they are a variety that has just ruined my memories of strawberries.I am presuming this is Elsanta variety, most supermarkets have these most of the time - I have yet to find an edible modern commercial variety worth paying any money for, but am open to recommendations!



They are not Elsanta as the wife got some in the week, cant remember the variety now but definately not Elsanta

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nihcaj;5220693

It is because they ARE ripe already... that's as soft as they get! The … It is because they ARE ripe already... that's as soft as they get! The usual "Elsanta" ones are HARD, sour, and annoyingly difficult to remove the green hull from whether grown here or in Spain. I no longer buy them, at ANY price as they are a variety that has just ruined my memories of strawberries.I am presuming this is Elsanta variety, most supermarkets have these most of the time - I have yet to find an edible modern commercial variety worth paying any money for, but am open to recommendations!



Did a search on strawberries - apparently ones from abroad, they send over before they are ripe:

Imported strawberries are generally picked before they ripen to ensure they can be transported easily, but the fruit does not ripen after picking and foreign imports can often lack the flavour of in-season British strawberries.

That's a plug for british strawberries then

uktv.co.uk/foo…909

mrspatch;5220834

That's a plug for british strawberries then



Hard and Tasteless British or Hard & Tasteless foreign is a bit of a Hobson's choice to me :-(

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nihcaj;5220881

Hard and Tasteless British or Hard & Tasteless foreign is a bit of a … Hard and Tasteless British or Hard & Tasteless foreign is a bit of a Hobson's choice to me :-(



Oh go for the British and save on air miles :whistling:
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