M & S British Oakham Chicken Breast Fillets Skinless and Boneless £3.50 for 500g / £10.50 for 1.5 Kg
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M & S British Oakham Chicken Breast Fillets Skinless and Boneless £3.50 for 500g / £10.50 for 1.5 Kg

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Found 29th Jun 2015
Just popped into M & S and they are selling British Oakham Skinless Boneless Chicken Fillets at half price - £3.50 for 500g working out at £10.50 for 1.5 Kg.

Coouldn't see a better price anywhere else and this is good quality chicken too.

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£5.99 for a kg in morrisons, think lidl and aldi are cheap too

Yummy! You can definitely taste the difference

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shelliebish

Yummy! You can definitely taste the difference



Indeed,

I've just had a couple with the M & S Wasabi Potato Salad whilst watching Wimbledon.

Delicious!

3kg for £10 at Farm Foods...
Is M&S chicken 2 times better quality?
Edited by: "SJHan" 29th Jun 2015

stuarthanley

3kg for £10 at Farm Foods...Is M&S chicken 3 times better quality?


Doubtful - it's just bog-standard battery farmed chicken with a fancy made-up name (Oakham) to deceive people into thinking it's somehow 'special'.

stuarthanley

3kg for £10 at Farm Foods...Is M&S chicken 2 times better quality?


Yes it is twice as good as farmfoods, you'll find your not left with a chicken breast half the size and a puddle of water with these.

Newbold

Doubtful - it's just bog-standard battery farmed chicken with a fancy … Doubtful - it's just bog-standard battery farmed chicken with a fancy made-up name (Oakham) to deceive people into thinking it's somehow 'special'.



It's not pumped full of water for a start, but hey ho I'm not going to get into it.
£7/kg I'd good for fresh chicken.

3.33 for frozen chicken may be good but the two really can't be compared.

blueroo

Yes it is twice as good as farmfoods, you'll find your not left with a … Yes it is twice as good as farmfoods, you'll find your not left with a chicken breast half the size and a puddle of water with these.


So its exactly the same then...
£20 for 3kg of chicken from M&S or £10 for 3kg of chicken from Farm Foods that shrinks to half its size (which it actually doesn't)

stuarthanley

So its exactly the same then... £20 for 3kg of chicken from M&S or £10 f … So its exactly the same then... £20 for 3kg of chicken from M&S or £10 for 3kg of chicken from Farm Foods that shrinks to half its size (which it actually doesn't)


That's fine, you eat the top quality farm foods frozen stuff, I'll eat the 'battery hen' m&s stuff, everyone's happy

stuarthanley

3kg for £10 at Farm Foods...Is M&S chicken 2 times better quality?


If they are still using the polish stuff at farm foods 10,000 times better...!!!
I've installed machinery in a plant in Poland supplying FF and you don't want to know what I do.
Seriously don't buy it unless it's for your dog.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newbold

Doubtful - it's just bog-standard battery farmed chicken with a fancy … Doubtful - it's just bog-standard battery farmed chicken with a fancy made-up name (Oakham) to deceive people into thinking it's somehow 'special'.



Some extracts from the M&S website about Oakham:

"Oakham™ chickens have an improved flavour and succulence. This is because they have a slower rate of growth and are fed a bespoke diet. Their diet is cereal based (soya, wheat, maize, barley) with a high maize content. Marks & Spencer prohibits the addition of any animal or avian derived by-products in any of its feed. This applies to the breeding birds as well as the chickens reared for food."

"Oakham chickens are reared in controlled environment barns. The birds are housed on straw or wood shavings and have constant access to food and water. The temperature and lighting levels in the house are controlled by the farmer. We have adopted the RSPCA’s recommendations on stocking density, therefore birds are housed at a maximum of 30kg/m2. The environment in which the birds are housed is enriched to encourage bird movement and activity. The birds’ environment is enriched with straw bales which they use for pecking and perching behaviours. The chickens have natural daylight."

"Marks & Spencer is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we have developed detailed Codes of Practice, which insist on the highest standards of animal welfare, food safety and quality throughout the animal’s life. With specific regard to animal welfare, Marks & Spencer has adopted the recommendations of the Government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Council in our Codes of Practice. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations."

"If a bird is ill or there is a threat of disease the veterinary surgeon responsible for the care of the chicken is permitted to use antibiotics to treat the bird. We do not permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in any of our chicken production."

While I'd prefer higher standards and free-range, Oakham is at least a start.
Edited by: "MarkShopper" 29th Jun 2015

5 quid a kilo at the butcher near me!

MarkShopper

Some extracts from the M&S website about Oakham:"Oakham™ chickens have an … Some extracts from the M&S website about Oakham:"Oakham™ chickens have an improved flavour and succulence. This is because they have a slower rate of growth and are fed a bespoke diet. Their diet is cereal based (soya, wheat, maize, barley) with a high maize content. Marks & Spencer prohibits the addition of any animal or avian derived by-products in any of its feed. This applies to the breeding birds as well as the chickens reared for food.""Oakham chickens are reared in controlled environment barns. The birds are housed on straw or wood shavings and have constant access to food and water. The temperature and lighting levels in the house are controlled by the farmer. We have adopted the RSPCA’s recommendations on stocking density, therefore birds are housed at a maximum of 30kg/m2. The environment in which the birds are housed is enriched to encourage bird movement and activity. The birds’ environment is enriched with straw bales which they use for pecking and perching behaviours. The chickens have natural daylight.""Marks & Spencer is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare. Together with our suppliers we have developed detailed Codes of Practice, which insist on the highest standards of animal welfare, food safety and quality throughout the animal’s life. With specific regard to animal welfare, Marks & Spencer has adopted the recommendations of the Government’s independent advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Council in our Codes of Practice. We meet regularly with animal welfare organisations.""If a bird is ill or there is a threat of disease the veterinary surgeon responsible for the care of the chicken is permitted to use antibiotics to treat the bird. We do not permit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in any of our chicken production."While I'd prefer higher standards and free-range, Oakham is at least a start.


"And at night, our specially selected farm hand plays them a lullaby on his guitar until they drift into a peaceful sleep. He then kisses each one on the forehead and wraps them in a 15 tog duvet before lighting an incence burner infused with specially selected minerals and herbs taken from the hills and mines of Mordor.

This is not just marketing... It's M&S marketing"
Edited by: "SJHan" 30th Jun 2015

stuarthanley

3kg for £10 at Farm Foods...Is M&S chicken 2 times better quality?


well its not frozen type for a start. 2 times? subjective but frozen is definitely worse in general

i love how op has worked out how 1.5kg is £10.50 as if that means anything to anyone
ONE PACK 500G £3.50 OR........WAIT FOR IT..... 3 PACKS AT THREE TIMES THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111
7quid a kilo is the price for comparing, per kilo not per 1.5kg
lidl is cheaper all the time, usually get about 850g after i trim them for £5.79 (i am extremely fussy about look of chicken - too fussy but ah well) but still works out cheaper than this as a standard price
if the m+s stuff is supertrimmed then close in price for me but in general folk trim much less than i do so lidl be good bit cheaper
Edited by: "brilly" 30th Jun 2015

brilly

well its not frozen type for a start. 2 times? subjective but frozen is … well its not frozen type for a start. 2 times? subjective but frozen is definitely worse in generali love how op has worked out how 1.5kg is £10.50 as if that means anything to anyoneONE PACK 500G £3.50 OR........WAIT FOR IT..... 3 PACKS AT THREE TIMES THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111117quid a kilo is the price for comparing, per kilo not per 1.5kglidl is cheaper all the time, usually get about 850g after i trim them for £5.79 (i am extremely fussy about look of chicken - too fussy but ah well) but still works out cheaper than this as a standard priceif the m+s stuff is supertrimmed then close in price for me but in general folk trim much less than i do so lidl be good bit cheaper


But.. But.... But these chickens have been breast fed by M&S specially selected pygmies from the unspoilt wilderness of Bornio......

It HAS to count for something????????? oO
Edited by: "SJHan" 30th Jun 2015
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