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Old 28th Jan 2011, 21:45   #31
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The problem with Iceland is that it's business is built around supplying processed food, frozen - there's loads of crap in it

Saying that, I'd bet if you compared like for like Tesco v Iceland - I'd wager on Tesco being of poorer quality. The quality of their food these days is atrocious.

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Old 28th Jan 2011, 22:27   #32
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I think its something to do with them seeing Jason Donovan in suspenders just before they died.

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Old 28th Jan 2011, 22:34   #33
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Exact reason why I stopped shopping at Iceland.
Morrisons or Sainsburys all the way !
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 22:35   #34
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Just get yourself a nice free range chicken from the supermarket and enjoy

It's only about 5.50/kilo in Sainsburys now. Guilt-free meat has never been cheaper


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Old 30th Jan 2011, 00:36   #35
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so did it taste like chicken once cooked? and look like chicken

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 00:49   #36
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Guilt-free meat has never been cheaper
Do meat sin then?

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 01:24   #37
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We froze boiled water too
Boiling water kills bacteria not purify's it

Colour is mostly an illusion, ice changes from white to clear to blue depending on impurities + pressure.

Here is a snowflake

http://www.flickr.com/photos/viamoi/...7622631103211/

Is it white, or is that the reflection?

If everything a reflection? (the intensity of light changes colour).

Its not that simple, you all loose I win.

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 01:25   #38
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I know in America they have been known to wash the chicken carcasses in a solution based on Sodium Chloride or bleach.
LOL nice extremes there

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 02:05   #39
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This is why nobody other than Kerry Katona and her 'Mooms' (whatever the **** they are) shop there.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 02:19   #40
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ive seen people in iceland with suits you probably cant even dream of looking at in a shop.

you get all sorts going in there i know this for a fact because i live oposite one so its handy for bread , milk , sugar , eggs etc.

all the iceland branded stuff is crap yes, most people dont go in for the iceland brand items though, you get some really nice cars parked outisde it to

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 02:33   #41
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**** me. Arguing over the colour of ice. A new low.


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Old 30th Jan 2011, 07:47   #42
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**** me. Arguing over the colour of ice. A new low.
You can't get much lower.

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 10:29   #43
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LOL nice extremes there

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Yeah if you google it lots of yanks often ask the question why chicken smells of bleach. Horrible thought really.

To be honest I only buy meat from my butchers. I hate anything frozen and I just don't trust supermarkets. A butcher selects the meat and knows what is good or bad quality. If it isn't good quality they either send it back or don't buy it.

I doubt the people preparing and packaging meat for supermarkets would know or really care about the quality. It is just done for the mass market. Buy for peanuts and sell for maximum profit.

Wasn't it Tesco a while back that was miss selling beef? They had shoulder cuts they were selling as prime rump.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 10:35   #44
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Pure water is transparent when frozen, Ice gets it's colour from the impuities in the water itself.
ARGH
No it doesn't, it comes from the air in the snow, nothing to do with impurities!

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 11:40   #45
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so did it taste like chicken once cooked? and look like chicken
was in a heavy lentil curry.
Chicken was 98% chicken with the rest water, ash and some other stuff.

I'm now back at uni and buy fresh chicken breast then freeze it.

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 11:49   #46
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Iceland own brand food will kill you faster than a bullet.
Let's put that to the test. 10 grand each.. survivor takes all.

I'll eat an Iceland chicken breast and you shoot yourself through the head.

Anyone want to place bets?
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 11:55   #47
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I wouldn't eat anything out of iceland. Only very good quality fillet/sirloine steak, high quality fresh chicken, organic eggs etc.

My guts are wrecked enough as it is without putting crap like that in!

Remember was at my mates bbq and he had iceland rubbish 8 burgers 1 pound went to bite into the burger and grease all leaked down from it to my hand, was just about sick.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 11:56   #48
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Last I checked water freezes see-through.
Yer, I love photos of see thru icebergs

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 12:14   #49
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Yer, I love photos of see thru icebergs
That's what happened to the Titanic!

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 12:30   #50
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Let's put that to the test. 10 grand each.. survivor takes all.

I'll eat an Iceland chicken breast and you shoot yourself through the head.

Anyone want to place bets?
lol ill put 500k on it give me a couple of days to get it together.

Iceland do a lot of cook from frozen food, their frozen chicken breasts being one of the many.

They add a lot of salt and other additives to achieve this. Thus it looks a bit whiter than normal.

I don't eat pre prepared chicken breasts after seeing a documentary on how the processing distributor people bulk up the weight with hideous amounts of water, salt and other goodies.

+nearly every average takeaway/restaurant will use the stuff too, especially Indian, so next time you chow down on your chicken jalfrezi take a good look at the chunks.

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 22:29   #51
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Yeah if you google it lots of yanks often ask the question why chicken smells of bleach. Horrible thought really.

To be honest I only buy meat from my butchers. I hate anything frozen and I just don't trust supermarkets. A butcher selects the meat and knows what is good or bad quality. If it isn't good quality they either send it back or don't buy it.

I doubt the people preparing and packaging meat for supermarkets would know or really care about the quality. It is just done for the mass market. Buy for peanuts and sell for maximum profit.

Wasn't it Tesco a while back that was miss selling beef? They had shoulder cuts they were selling as prime rump.
aye and a butcher has never been closed down and convicted for selling spoilt meat
seem to remember one a few years back that made a wedding party really ill with spoilt meat (not sure but i think there may also have bean a death involved)
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 22:46   #52
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All this talk about ice, water etc but no talk about over defrosting the chicken, hence why white, part cooked part frozen.

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Old 31st Jan 2011, 00:12   #53
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It's not chicken. It's an offcut of Kerry Katona's lily-white arse.
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 07:47   #54
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It's not chicken. It's an offcut of Kerry Katona's lily-white arse.
look out, i got an infraction for making a similar (but admittedly more disgusting and funnier katona gag)

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Old 31st Jan 2011, 08:25   #55
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you all loose I win.
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 08:44   #56
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look out, i got an infraction for making a similar (but admittedly more disgusting and funnier katona gag)
Yours was savage though

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Old 31st Jan 2011, 08:52   #57
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I hate anything frozen
So do don't freeze anything?

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Old 31st Jan 2011, 09:06   #58
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Wouldn't you go white knowing you were about to loose your head?

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Old 31st Jan 2011, 09:07   #59
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lose not loose
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 10:46   #60
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All this talk about ice, water etc but no talk about over defrosting the chicken, hence why white, part cooked part frozen.
I left it out to dry on the work surface (well in a covered dish) so no accidental cooking of it like defrosting in the microwave.

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