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Xsell Spicy Battered Nuggets Only £1.99 for 500g @ Heron Foods
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Xsell Spicy Battered Nuggets Only £1.99 for 500g @ Heron Foods

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Posted 11th MayAvailable: National
Important. This deal is not a guarantee there will be any stock in the store, so please don’t make a trip you wouldn’t have made otherwise just for this item - we should all limit our time out of our houses to help slow the spread. Please also shop responsibly - don’t stockpile, and consider whether you could help out any vulnerable neighbours or friends.Important. This deal is not a guarantee there will be any stock in the store, so please don’t make a trip you wouldn’t have made otherwise just for this item - we should all limit our time out of our houses to help slow the spread. Please also shop responsibly - don’t stockpile, and consider whether you could help out any vulnerable neighbours or friends.

Xsell Spicy Battered Nuggets 500g pack currently in Heron Foods for £1.99 and personally think they are the McDonald's ones. Anyone who has had the golden Battered xsell ones will know what I'm talking about.
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Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince her these are a good idea for tea after her 12.5 hour shift.
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:36

No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in …No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in Hereford supply Mcdonalds with the majority theirs. They come in clear blue bags. You can get them in the retail shop on site for around £3 for a huge bag of 50 (along with whole chickens destined for supermarkets like Tesco's for 20p).I have seen them being put into the shop before. They come out of brown boxes with Mcdonalds labelling all across them.


I think you'll find yearsley foods who own the xsell brand are a repacking company who buy bulk surplus food take it out of its packaging and repack it in generic xsell packaging. Highly likely they have bought these from Cargill foods debagged them and repackaged them as this is their speciality.
healthandsafety11/05/2020 19:27

If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second …If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second thoughts about Hunger.


I saw the Jaime Oliver show year's ago. Put me off McNuggets for all of a day or two!
If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second thoughts about Hunger.
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Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince her these are a good idea for tea after her 12.5 hour shift.
Wooohoo
They normal ones certainly taste like McDonalds ones , they are mishapes
Definitely McDonald's same as others they stock
Will need to try these
benjamin.smyth11/05/2020 19:15

Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince …Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince her these are a good idea for tea after her 12.5 hour shift.


Lmao brave lad
If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second thoughts about Hunger.
healthandsafety11/05/2020 19:27

If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second …If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second thoughts about Hunger.


I saw the Jaime Oliver show year's ago. Put me off McNuggets for all of a day or two!
No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.

Cargil foods in Hereford supply Mcdonalds with the majority theirs. They come in clear blue bags. You can get them in the retail shop on site for around £3 for a huge bag of 50 (along with whole chickens destined for supermarkets like Tesco's for 20p).

I have seen them being put into the shop before. They come out of brown boxes with Mcdonalds labelling all across them.
Edited by: "Sparkz2k16" 11th May
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:36

No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in …No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in Hereford supply Mcdonalds with the majority theirs. They come in clear blue bags. You can get them in the retail shop on site for around £3 for a huge bag of 50 (along with whole chickens destined for supermarkets like Tesco's for 20p).I have seen them being put into the shop before. They come out of brown boxes with Mcdonalds labelling all across them.


I think you'll find yearsley foods who own the xsell brand are a repacking company who buy bulk surplus food take it out of its packaging and repack it in generic xsell packaging. Highly likely they have bought these from Cargill foods debagged them and repackaged them as this is their speciality.
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:36

No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in …No, I can assure you these aren't the Mcdonalds ones.Cargil foods in Hereford supply Mcdonalds with the majority theirs. They come in clear blue bags. You can get them in the retail shop on site for around £3 for a huge bag of 50 (along with whole chickens destined for supermarkets like Tesco's for 20p).I have seen them being put into the shop before. They come out of brown boxes with Mcdonalds labelling all across them.


Mcd nuggets and spicy should never be in the same title.

Sparkz is spot on in his description. We've had a local frozen food shop that do insane discounts on Out of Date food for years now and theyve had mcd nuggets and chicken sandwidch paties a lot over the years.

I dislike the place as ive seen them refreeze as nearly fully defrosted stock lies waiting. You can tell though, if a chicken patty is a C shape its refrozen...

But for out of date safe items its insane. Like sugar free soda 24x2l for 5gbp etc.

I wasnt a fan but my sister uses them a lot when on benefits. Hmmm the name is:

Discount Foods there main stores im Hellaby S66, or S??... Rotherham area.
Edited by: "DuckDuck86" 11th May
jordanc9311/05/2020 19:42

I think you'll find yearsley foods who own the xsell brand are a repacking …I think you'll find yearsley foods who own the xsell brand are a repacking company who buy bulk surplus food take it out of its packaging and repack it in generic xsell packaging. Highly likely they have bought these from Cargill foods debagged them and repackaged them as this is their speciality.


It's possible with the amount of stock Cargil have as surplus (I've seen shelves of 80+ whole chickens with more arriving on trolleys in the shop with just an hour left until close. Plus 3 freezers filled with Mcdonalds nuggets and popcorn chicken and refill trolleys being sent back). Unknown for definite but possible with Xsell .

Personally in the oven, even though I knew they were Mcdonalds, they never tasted quite as good. Perhaps the oil and way it's cooked is just as important.
Edited by: "Sparkz2k16" 11th May
Only 45% chicken breast?! No thanks.
benjamin.smyth11/05/2020 19:15

Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince …Bought some of these, waiting for the Mrs to come home so I can convince her these are a good idea for tea after her 12.5 hour shift.


Chicken nuggets, for the fussy child, 5 times a week
DuckDuck8611/05/2020 19:43

Sparkz is spot on in his description. We've had a local frozen food shop …Sparkz is spot on in his description. We've had a local frozen food shop that do insane discounts on Out of Date food for years now and theyve had mcd nuggets and chicken sandwidch paties a lot over the years.


Oh yes the "patties" too. I have no idea why they bag them up with that name on the front but I guess Mcdonalds is Amercian so makes sense.

Crazy with the dates. They manually freeze them. Once made as fresh for the Mcdonalds store with an actual use by on them, the unsold lot just get frozen so they can sell the surplus stock for around 3 months after the use by date printed onto the bags.

Oddly the Mcdonalds lot were nothing special compared to the fridge reformed chicken burgers which were a huge bag of about 10 for 50p. Possibly the ones they do at Lidl priced at 4 for £3 ish.
M&S and many XSELL items are the same product
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:47

It's possible with the amount of stock Cargil have as surplus (I've seen …It's possible with the amount of stock Cargil have as surplus (I've seen shelves of 80+ whole chickens with more arriving on trolleys in the shop with just an hour left until close. Plus 3 freezers filled with Mcdonalds nuggets and popcorn chicken and refill trolleys being sent back). Unknown for definite but possible with Xsell .Personally in the oven, even though I knew they were Mcdonalds, they never tasted quite as good. Perhaps the oil and way it's cooked is just as important.


They'd need to be deep fried rather than oven cooked to be like McDonalds.
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:47

It's possible with the amount of stock Cargil have as surplus (I've seen …It's possible with the amount of stock Cargil have as surplus (I've seen shelves of 80+ whole chickens with more arriving on trolleys in the shop with just an hour left until close. Plus 3 freezers filled with Mcdonalds nuggets and popcorn chicken and refill trolleys being sent back). Unknown for definite but possible with Xsell .Personally in the oven, even though I knew they were Mcdonalds, they never tasted quite as good. Perhaps the oil and way it's cooked is just as important.


I've got them close to the taste but it was using a actifry air fryer. Also seen some southern friend pop corn chicken recently under xsell name.
Find costco nuggets and tenders about the best around . When you cut into them its like real breast chicken.
jordanc9311/05/2020 20:09

I've got them close to the taste but it was using a actifry air fryer. …I've got them close to the taste but it was using a actifry air fryer. Also seen some southern friend pop corn chicken recently under xsell name.


Will give them a go in an air fryer TY.
Tony_DR11/05/2020 19:53

Only 45% chicken breast?! No thanks.


Tony, I think you would be really happy that these are less than half chicken breast because these things have probably been handled, frozen and defrosted more times than I would like to think about as they go from supplier to re-packer to retailer! If it was just chicken they would probably be dangerous to eat.
I bet they taste amazing though!
healthandsafety11/05/2020 19:27

If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second …If you seen these made in a factory food mixer then you would have second thoughts about Hunger.


"May contain bones", "May contain traces of ... fish, crustaceans, molluscs" - yes clearly these are premium quality!
Edited by: "Tony_DR" 11th May
Tony_DR11/05/2020 20:54

"May contain bones", "May contain traces of ... fish, crustaceans, …"May contain bones", "May contain traces of ... fish, crustaceans, molluscs" - yes clearly these are premium quality!


Haha. That’s awful!
yozzman123411/05/2020 20:12

Find costco nuggets and tenders about the best around . When you cut into …Find costco nuggets and tenders about the best around . When you cut into them its like real breast chicken.


That's because it actually is 'real' chicken breast fillet pieces from Costco and not reformed mush that fast food places sell.
Shhh keep this a secret.

The originals I’m convinced are the same. Even oven cooked they taste the same to me.

McDonald’s spicy nuggets are a bit rubbish.
where can i find these in north london? mcnuggets
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 19:59

Oh yes the "patties" too. I have no idea why they bag them up with that …Oh yes the "patties" too. I have no idea why they bag them up with that name on the front but I guess Mcdonalds is Amercian so makes sense.Crazy with the dates. They manually freeze them. Once made as fresh for the Mcdonalds store with an actual use by on them, the unsold lot just get frozen so they can sell the surplus stock for around 3 months after the use by date printed onto the bags. Oddly the Mcdonalds lot were nothing special compared to the fridge reformed chicken burgers which were a huge bag of about 10 for 50p. Possibly the ones they do at Lidl priced at 4 for £3 ish.


Dates om frozen goods is a UK and EU regulation, thankfully.

I can confirm some of these local discount shops have legit stock from Mconald supllieea is all.
Not seen anyone aa big as Herons get them though, usually local distribution to keep it ambiguous.
DuckDuck8611/05/2020 22:57

Dates om frozen goods is a UK and EU regulation, thankfully. I can confirm …Dates om frozen goods is a UK and EU regulation, thankfully. I can confirm some of these local discount shops have legit stock from Mconald supllieea is all.Not seen anyone aa big as Herons get them though, usually local distribution to keep it ambiguous.


Yeah, it's good to see them being widely available.

A big like the old finger situation. Where wasn't it Cadbury broken fingers ( ) were just a local thing, then they started becoming more widely distributed, namely home bargains. Although I've not seen them in store for a while. A shame as I love a good finger really, been missing them for ages at 79p a bag.
Tony_DR11/05/2020 20:54

"May contain traces of ... fish, crustaceans, molluscs" - yes clearly …"May contain traces of ... fish, crustaceans, molluscs" - yes clearly these are premium quality!


If made in the same factory as calamari or scampi etc am guessing they have to put that. Eating seafood causes anaphylaxis in some people.
DuckDuck8611/05/2020 22:57

Dates om frozen goods is a UK and EU regulation, thankfully. I can confirm …Dates om frozen goods is a UK and EU regulation, thankfully. I can confirm some of these local discount shops have legit stock from Mconald supllieea is all.Not seen anyone aa big as Herons get them though, usually local distribution to keep it ambiguous.


Heron been getting 500g trays of McDonald's standard nuggets for about a year now, very popular at my local heron everyone says they McDonald's the ingredients even match. The key point with the xsell range is it offers a discrete way for suppliers to offload surplus stock/misshapes without any come back to them, although sometimes can often be very obvious such as back in 2018 when Morrisons Oven Fresh Counter Chunky steak pies appeared in Heron under the Xsell brand it was obvious because the Morrisons wording was engraved on the top of the pie crust.
Always had these in my local.
There's no Heron near me. Any other stores stock xsell?
willyvwade12/05/2020 06:45

There's no Heron near me. Any other stores stock xsell?


B&M own Herons and some bigger stores have a freezer section with a xsell end
mattinhull12/05/2020 06:54

B&M own Herons and some bigger stores have a freezer section with a xsell …B&M own Herons and some bigger stores have a freezer section with a xsell end


Awesome, cheers.
None in my local
2tigger212/05/2020 13:50

None in my local


When I was in my local yesterday they only had about 3 packs left but with heron it can take a few days for all stores to get stock, I know the battered nuggets are pretty much a standard stocked item now
Sparkz2k1611/05/2020 23:05

Yeah, it's good to see them being widely available. A big like the old …Yeah, it's good to see them being widely available. A big like the old finger situation. Where wasn't it Cadbury broken fingers ( ) were just a local thing, then they started becoming more widely distributed, namely home bargains. Although I've not seen them in store for a while. A shame as I love a good finger really, been missing them for ages at 79p a bag.


I want McDonalds BBQ sauce

Wish theyd capitilise on it like Nandos.
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