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Thursday 23 August 2007 11.03pm
No doubt they specialise in the same wonderfully packaged things that Sainsbury's in Borough High Street do. Things like a packaged bundle of about 6 grapes or a sliced apple labeled "ready to eat" and sold for prices like 1.29. No doubt this will soon be followed by sliced bananas with the same label. I mean how lazy or anal are some people that eating an apple in the manner human kind has for thousands of years is just too messy or crude? Will they want the grapes peeled as well in future?[/quote]

From your post, I gather you won't be shopping there?

Not even for a late night Sunday evening Mezze selection with mini pitta bread? Go on, go on, GO ON, you know you will….

”Not just any pitta bread, but mini-pitta, small enough to dip into the tarama and melt in your mouth etc etc and justify the awful and outrageous packaging, mmmmmmm”

You know you'll succumb sooner or later.....:)

KERCHING! - another 1 in the charity box!
Thursday 23 August 2007 11.21pm
The only thing that would get me to eat pitta bread is impending starvation. Disgusting, dry and pointless would be the best description. If I want to eat cardboard I have some boxes in the loft. The spelling you couldn't work out is taramasalata. No, I don't eat that either.
Friday 24 August 2007 8.24am
Hang on, maybe M&S's versions are a bit boring and overpriced, but pitta bread and tarama are perfectly decent foods in themselves.
Friday 24 August 2007 9.07am
Andrew H wrote:
Hang on, maybe M&S's versions are a bit boring and overpriced, but pitta bread and tarama are perfectly decent foods in themselves.

Exactly - this thread is getting slightly bizarre. Half the Middle East can't be wrong with pitta bread! For the record M&S pitta bread is one of the softest and tastiest I've had.
Friday 24 August 2007 10.04am
this thread is so snobby!
PKM
Friday 24 August 2007 10.16am
mister wrote:
this thread is so snobby!

I was just about to say the same thing! Threads on this site so easily degenerate into snobbery, reverse snobbery and chararacter assasinations. Blimey!!
Friday 24 August 2007 10.19am
Let's not forget, we're talking about a convenience store here. All convenience stores are pricey and no one is being forced to shop there. Go to Lidl (whatever it's called) if you want to - I don't particularly want to look at grumpy faces in M&S anyway.
PKM
Friday 24 August 2007 10.24am
They're rarely grumpy at More London - credit where its due.
Friday 24 August 2007 10.33am
Well I'm looking forward to it!

Call me old fashioned but fresh food has to be fresh - Borough Market and East Street Market are not open evenings so maybe I'll go for the slightly less earth-sprinkled produce in M&S during the week.

Overpackaging is a big problem though. Insist on leaving it at the till and eventually head office may hear about it.
Friday 24 August 2007 10.43am
For me, it's just that I am feeling a bit torn. I don't like supermarkets in general, and I hate M&S's overpackaging in particular, but on the other hand I am happy that a vaguely upmarket shop is opening on my street.

Peoples' approach to food shopping is fairly divided between those who like the convenience of supermarkets, and those who see their disadvantages for the more general food industry and culture.

It's a very SE1 dilemma!
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