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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - May 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by CH1, May 1, 2017.

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  1. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'm more concerned about crimes against food. And avocados are no longer a luxury item. But Frozen avocados wtf? You can get non-frozen ones fairly cheaply in the market, especially if they're ripe.
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Let me Buzz that for ya'!
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    I refuse to regard them as anything more than the worst exemplar of bourgeois upper middle class oppression. They're bought by people who have fondue sets & salad spinners. <shudders> :eek:
     
  5. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Four apparently (8 halves) and they come ready sliced for your avocado toast.

    Coincidentally I had avocado on toast for breakfast - I think I got two "ready to eat" from Lidl for £1.65 so that's not a bad price from Iceland. Especially as there's a world shortage ATM. I still wouldn't buy frozen avocado though.
     
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  6. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Guilty as charged! :mad::D

    Salad spinners are essential if you love salad as much as I do. The fondue set was a gift and comes out once a year for an urban gathering. ;):thumbs:
     
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  7. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Iceland should probably stop selling olive oil as well and replace it with tubs of lard. Let's de-gentrify it properly before it's too late.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  9. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Probably gets binned I imagine. Or maybe they'll be some room left in the fridge. I've Buzzed it, tweeted it to 24k followers and FB'd it, so hopefully it'll all go. I'm guessing someone must have royally over ordered at Franco Manca.
     
  11. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

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  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I thought that now that Mandelson was out of the picture we had to go back to eating mushy peas? Although thinking about that, that would probably be cultural appropriation :(
     
  13. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Franco manca did an offer yesterday where if you brought in fresh vegetables they'd give you a pizza, the veg was destined for the food bank - i'm guessing so many people took them up on it there wasn't room for it all in the bank
     
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  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I was discussing this (Iceland frozen Avocado for sale horror) with a friend of mine of Barbadian heritage.

    "What are they going on about" he said " there's loads of avocados for sale in Brixton market - always has been. Its a very popular fruit jn the Carribean. Its not about gentrification at all - its about supplying people with what they want"

    So there!
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I would have brought along a carrot if I knew I could have got a free pizza!
     
  16. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I came down with a hideous cold and couldn't leave the house otherwise I'd have been there like a shot
     
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  17. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Yeah Carribean avocados are huge, I once ate some of one that a Jamaican friend had brought back from there. They cost about 2 pounds each in brixton market
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He's a unicorn now

     
  19. Casaubon

    Casaubon Well-Known Member

    Iceland's bags of frozen quinoa and mixed veg were really good for emergencies/laziness.
    They've introduced a few 'novelty' items in the last few years that I've really liked, but they always discontinue them after a month or two. :confused:
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So long as they continue to offer decent food that's well priced, good quality and free from any pretentious bollocks, it'll remain my supermarket of choice, supplemented by the occasional trek up to Lidl, with Sainsburys for the few things I can't get elsewhere. I still use the street markets as much as I can though.
     
  21. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Yeah Iceland rocks, always my first port of call for decent basic staples. Although I do find their "luxury" section at the back a bit disconcerting, some decidedly posh stuff in those freezers, it'd better not be the thin end of the wedge!
     
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  22. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Yep that's correct.

    All gone now, thanks Ed for the plug. Not sure we'll go into this free supermarket business...it was a bit like a Black Friday scramble at one point :facepalm:
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Hopefully you managed to sell a few coffees and cakes in the melee?
     
  24. aussw9

    aussw9 Well-Known Member

    Baby boomers?
     
  25. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure, I was too busy hiding out the back.
     
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  26. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    The very worst kind of boomers! :eek:
     
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Will the famed cheddar cheese one day be replaced with rows of avocado? I think I can remember when I first saw an avocado. Perhaps the late eighties, or early nineties. It was when they first arrived in Safeways supermarket in Inverness. My mum (who grew up in the tropics) was excited because before then, it was not possible to get such things in the north of scotland. In fact, according to some, any kind of green vegetables were pretty much frowned upon; a pragmatic approach to no-nonsense eating without which we could never have been UK leaders in the fields of heart disease and low life expectancy. Sad to see Iceland now leading its Brixton customers similarly astray.
     
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  28. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Both customers in front and behind me in ALDI Tooting were stocking up on avocados earlier. no idea how much they were but they must have spotted a bargain
     
  29. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

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    That's 4 (skinned and stoned) avocados for 2.50, making them .. 62.5p each fruit. Not bad at all, especially as we're apparently headed for a global avocado shortage due to bad weather in Mexico.
    Avocado prices reach record high worldwide
    My freezer is about the size of a paperback book but might have to find space for these, am always missing the brief moment of ripeness and chucking them away.
     
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  30. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's clear this thread has already caused a rush on the Iceland avocados - but now you've posted this there's going to be full scale panic-buying tomorrow morning. If this coincides with the pavement flashmob happy disco thing ... it doesn't bear thinking about. I'd recommend everyone takes a day off work tomorrow and stays indoors with the shutters closed.
     
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