M&S pack of 7 fresh drumsticks 99p!!
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M&S pack of 7 fresh drumsticks 99p!!

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Found 10th Feb 2009
I was in M&S today browsing and came across one of their 'wise buys' in the form of a frsh packet of chicken drumsticks at 99p a pack!

Oakham Chicken. 500g. the cheapest I've found!!! defo my new shop!

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£2 /kg
Wow! :whistling:

Very everyday price in every other food retailer across the land at some point, when it's their "turn!"
Last chicken deal posted was Sainsbury's at... you guessed it, £2 /kg
hotukdeals.com/ite…-t/

Haven't voted either way as this is fairly standard price for chicken legs, but they must be skinney little ******s if you get 7 in a pack! Reckon you'd get a better [COLOR="Red"]MEAT RATIO[/COLOR] with the Tesco/Sainsbury equivilent.

Original Poster

standard price?! NO WAY! tesco n sains packs are 5/6 and £2.99+. never at 99p. hell even their chicken wings are at £1.39 a pop now! used to be like 89p! and im talking value/basics range... not standard which is worse!

tink I'll stick to ma M&S 99p bargain

can recommend there wise buy 1/4lb burgers 2pk 99p, and the coleslaw yum

chuckley;4345264

standard price?! NO WAY! tesco n sains packs are 5/6 and £2.99+. never … standard price?! NO WAY! tesco n sains packs are 5/6 and £2.99+. never at 99p. hell even their chicken wings are at £1.39 a pop now! used to be like 89p! and im talking value/basics range... not standard which is worse!tink I'll stick to ma M&S 99p bargain



Whatever, check out Tesco.com and Sainsburys.com

Tesco Chicken Legs
Value from 1.78 per kg
Normal from 2.29 per kg

Sainsburys Chicken Legs
Value from 1.78 per kg
Normal from 2.18 per kg

And these are legs from NORMAL sized chickens, not the skinny little pre-pubescent ones you're showing! :whistling:

Less than 15p a drumstick - not just any drumstick but an M&S drumstick - got to be hot.

Banned

god where are all the 'free the chicken brigade'

nihcaj;4345089

£2 /kgWow! :whistling:Very everyday price in every other food retailer … £2 /kgWow! :whistling:Very everyday price in every other food retailer across the land at some point, when it's their "turn!"Last chicken deal posted was Sainsbury's at... you guessed it, £2 /kghttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/325602/sainsbury-s-fresh-british-chicken-t/



these are a evryday price as they have been 99p for months now its not a prom price either
there are lots of wise buys instore some good ones too also good offfers on various things at the moment
dont forget the valentines meal deal this weekend from £10

i can gladly say that oakham chicken is free range chicken as all oakham range is thats why m and s only sell oakham
they are kept in great conditions free to roam whenever they want to not like a battery farm at all

caroline072;4346584

i can gladly say that oakham chicken is free range chicken as all oakham … i can gladly say that oakham chicken is free range chicken as all oakham range is thats why m and s only sell oakhamthey are kept in great conditions free to roam whenever they want to not like a battery farm at all



Thats NOT true!

M&S do 2 Oakhams....1 is standard (not FR) and the other is FR.

PP
xx

Copied & poasted from M&S website.

Oakham Chicken

All Marks & Spencer fresh chicken (whole birds and portions) is Oakham™ Chicken which is produced exclusively for M&S.

All our fresh Oakham™ chickens are produced on known, specially selected farms in the UK. Packaging on our whole chickens even shows the name of the farmer and the county where the bird was reared.

The Oakham™ chicken has been specifically chosen for its slower growth. It is this slower growth combined with the birds’ bespoke diet, rich in cereals (wheat, barley), soya and the high maize content, which produces an improved flavour and succulence.

The farms are regularly inspected by Marks & Spencer technologists and our suppliers’ specially trained auditors. This ensures they meet our welfare standards which are based on the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s recommendations and have been developed with animal welfare organisations.

Chickens are not housed in cages. Oakham™ chickens are reared in controlled environment barns. They are housed on straw or wood shavings and have constant access to food and water. The temperature and lighting levels inside the barn are controlled by the farmer. We know it’s important to give the birds plenty of space so we have adopted the RSPCA’s recommendation on stocking density, housing the birds at a maximum density of 30kg/m2.

The housing environments are designed to encourage movement and stimulate activity and natural behaviour. The lighting inside the house is used to create activity and we insist on having straw bales inside the barns which the birds use to roost and perch on as well as pulling and pecking at the straw.

Our Oakham™ Free-range chickens are housed in similar straw bedded barns to our Oakham™ chickens. In addition they have constant daytime access to the range on which they are free to roam. In the free-range system the internal house stocking density is 27kg/m2 and the area of range is determined on the basis of 1m2 per bird. To encourage birds to use the range area and to provide shelter our farmers use tree planting and whilst the trees are maturing use ‘wigwams’ made from conifer branches, which the birds use for shade, shelter and protection.

Marks & Spencer has developed its own Code of Practice for poultry feed for our Oakham™ chickens. This ensures birds are fed a wholesome diet to maintain optimum health and welfare. All poultry feed used by Marks & Spencer poultry farmers comes from known, independently audited feedmills. Because of these strict controls we know exactly what Marks & Spencer Oakham™ chickens are fed. Their non-GM feed is predominantly cereal based and contains wheat, barley, maize, soya and other plant proteins, as well as vitamins and minerals.

We prohibit the addition of any animal or avian derived by-products in any of our poultry feed. This applies to the breeding birds as well as the growing chickens. In addition, for many years Marks & Spencer has prohibited the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in the feed rations of all of its poultry and other livestock.

good deal, love m and s food, its all so yummy, their twin packs of sausages for £3 are delish and a bargain too!

It is a very good deal even if not FR...lol.

PP
xx

mumbojumbo;4346145

Haven't tried these, but the whole Oakham chickens are much better than … Haven't tried these, but the whole Oakham chickens are much better than other supermarkets. When roasted the meat is tender and white and falls off the bone; it's less fatty too.



have only tried oakham chicken from M&S once, when they first started selling it & I wasnt keen, it had a really strong flavour, so havent bothered since, does it have a stronger flavour than 'normal' chicken or did i just have a dodgy one?

sanmarco5;4347090

have only tried oakham chicken from M&S once, when they first started … have only tried oakham chicken from M&S once, when they first started selling it & I wasnt keen, it had a really strong flavour, so havent bothered since, does it have a stronger flavour than 'normal' chicken or did i just have a dodgy one?



The Oakham range is a slightly slower growing breed, and for that reason might be a bit more like "proper" chicken - the same argument comes from some people who say they don't like Free range chicken - probably because it actually tastes more of chicken!

chuckley;4345264

standard price?! NO WAY! tesco n sains packs are 5/6 and £2.99+. never … standard price?! NO WAY! tesco n sains packs are 5/6 and £2.99+. never at 99p. hell even their chicken wings are at £1.39 a pop now! used to be like 89p! and im talking value/basics range... not standard which is worse!tink I'll stick to ma M&S 99p bargain



I didn't say it WAS standard price - I said it was an everyday price - in case you haven't noticed, supermarkets respond to each other's prices and as a result, one or other has offers on some items just about all the time - there are a few goods I will NOT pay ""full" price for, as somewhere, they are cheaper. eg. Muller Yoghurts are either 4 or 5 for £1, NOT the ridiculous full price! So I buy them only when at the offer price, and that means I can usually get them, or some other brand at an offer price. Same with chicken, one or other supermarket will have a n offer of some sort.
The last standard chicken legs I bought were a week and a half ago at Somerfield, which worked out at £4 for 2.2 Kg, (large extremely plump ones at that!) so that is what I currently see as the everyday price, or Target price" if you like!

Perhaps shopping in M&S means you don't see the real world price of food.

My mother (a woman "of a certain age") has an obsession with the place, even though she certainly never really had anything like the sort of money that shopping there really demands - so I was well versed in eating it as I grew up, and I could never see the great attraction of paying the premium price for what was ordinary food! As I dealt with the company and it's suppliers over the years at work, I found nothing very wonderful there either - other supermarkets had very similar controls in place and their suppliers work in very much the same way. It is a reputable company, of course; but there is a LOT of myth around the M&S "ethos" When there is a problem with their food products, (and I have dealt with a few, the same as any of the big names!) then mayhem breaks out while they juggle the hot problem, and offload the problem onto their supplier, and want nothing to do with it or the customer! (Not the image most people will have with them, & not the same image I had as just an M&S customer!)

If I was passing M&S, and wanted chicken drumsticks (prefer thighs, more meat for same price usually, and less connective tissue!) then I dare say I would buy them, as they are at the everyday price, but it isn't something that shoppers at the everyday supermarkets are going to be knocked over by!

Seven drumsticks for lunch sounds like a winner to me!

OK... so what happened to the fourth chicken's other leg?:?

deal-hunter;4349086

OK... so what happened to the fourth chicken's other leg?:?



It's performing a drum solo :thumbsup:

sorry i was misled by my management team about the chickens been free range i shall be following this up tomorrow as i do not want to give false information to customers
sorry

MBeeching;4351647

It's performing a drum solo :thumbsup:



Boom! Boom!

caroline072;4354949

sorry i was misled by my management team about the chickens been free … sorry i was misled by my management team about the chickens been free range i shall be following this up tomorrow as i do not want to give false information to customerssorry



Don't worry but thought you should know. I was told a few months ago by a staff member that they were FR, but thought it couldnt be accurate as they were only £3.50 for a chicken, so looked into it.

PP
xx

I think Oakham chickens are superb.
Great flavour.

Original Poster

Trickyjabs;4345748

Whatever, check out Tesco.com and Sainsburys.comTesco Chicken LegsValue … Whatever, check out Tesco.com and Sainsburys.comTesco Chicken LegsValue from 1.78 per kgNormal from 2.29 per kgSainsburys Chicken LegsValue from 1.78 per kgNormal from 2.18 per kgAnd these are legs from NORMAL sized chickens, not the skinny little pre-pubescent ones you're showing! :whistling:

emphasis on DRUMSTICKS, not legs...
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