Melamine picnicware set £2.99 at Aldi
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Melamine picnicware set £2.99 at Aldi

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Found 22nd May 2016
Lovely quality thick melamine plates, bowls and cups at Aldi at the moment. 4 pack for only £2.99! They come in different colours too! :-)
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Or £1 each at Poundland for 2 plates, 2 bowls or a salad bowl

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OK, not slagging this off but why do we need melamine plates at a picnic. If you are sitting on the floor and drop your plate, it is unlikely to break from the few inches tumbling to soft earth.

Different matter if it comes flying off the dining table onto your designer kitchen flagstones, yet we are happy to nosh off of fine Jamie Oliver porcelain stuff. confused.com

OK, not slagging this off but why do we need melamine plates at a picnic. … OK, not slagging this off but why do we need melamine plates at a picnic. If you are sitting on the floor and drop your plate, it is unlikely to break from the few inches tumbling to soft earth.Different matter if it comes flying off the dining table onto your designer kitchen flagstones, yet we are happy to nosh off of fine Jamie Oliver porcelain stuff. confused.com



What don't you get? Melamine is lightweight and reusable, hence why people prefer to use it than say, paper plates. Ceramic tableware is obviously often too heavy to take on picnics.
Edited by: "squiff" 22nd May 2016
So ceramic is too heavy then. Well my ceramic side plate, bought cheaper than this melamine, from Sainsbury's weighs 275 g. That is about the same as a yoghurt and an apple, only slightly more than a small fruit shoot or less than a quater of a bottle of prosecco. Not really the heaviest item in my picnic bag to be honest. Also melamine melts in the dishwasher, my ceramic does not.

This is an example where you have a cupboard full of good plates already, and the marketeers at Aldi convince you to part with cash for more plates that you didn't really need. By tricking you to spend money on extra plates they keep you poor and then guarantee you'll always shop at Aldi, it's a well disguised trap.
I put melamine from Poundland in my dishwasher all the time and it has never melted, not even on a hot wash.
I just find ceramic a bit classier to be honest, agreed that chipping could be an issue, so I pack it carefully, same as an apple I wouldn't want bruised.
I use melamine as it's less likely to break in my caravan when I move it. Also I know my toddler won't break it!
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