Takeaway / fast food general discussion

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Also some people use the Napolina chopped tomatoes in spag bol etc. Why pay a quid for a tin when you can supermarket value for 28p? I bet if I made two spag bol recipes - exactly the same ingredients bar the tomatoes. One will be Napolina and the other supermarket value. I bet you won't be able to tell the difference
 
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I have used an app called Too Good To Go (TGTG) and you can get food in what they call a magic bag from supermarkets, places such as Starbucks etc for a few quid. I wouldn't advise using it if have a household with allergies and fussy eaters as each day, the magic bags are different. I got a magic bag from Morrison Daily and had two 2.5kg bags of potatoes. I live alone and one bag lasts me 2 weeks plus. The following day, gave the 2nd bag to the community fridge https://www.hubbub.org.uk/the-community-fridge near me where the volunteers open the bag and placed into the crate of potatoes they already had. Community fridges, are open for all, unlike food banks. That's why I put down the link.
 
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Also some people use the Napolina chopped tomatoes in spag bol etc. Why pay a quid for a tin when you can supermarket value for 28p? I bet if I made two spag bol recipes - exactly the same ingredients bar the tomatoes. One will be Napolina and the other supermarket value. I bet you won't be able to tell the difference

Thats not always true although I completely get where you are coming from and do the same myself.

The only difference you'll tend to notice (not always) is the cheaper/supermarket brands tend to have more water then the more expensive brands.

So chopped tomatoes for example, you may need to cook it down a little more to reduce the water content over using better branded chop tomatoes.

That being said, I always get the cheap ones as well, and the difference as you say, likely you could never tell.
 
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It's all feels like that, burgers, fries, nuggets, it's all mashed up guff. :)
That’s simply not true. Burgers are made from good quality 100% beef, fries with normal potatoes, nuggets are minced chicken using only breast, rib and tenderloin meat.

There is endless negative propaganda around McD’s and it’s nearly all utter bull
 
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If it really is 'good quality beef' (it isn't) they do a wonderful job of removing any trace of flavour or texture from it.

Don't get me wrong, I like a cheap takeaway every now and then....but don't pretend it's quality food. It's cheap, bland, salty crap that fills a hole.
 
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If it really is 'good quality beef' (it isn't) they do a wonderful job of removing any trace of flavour or texture from it.

Don't get me wrong, I like a cheap takeaway every now and then....but don't pretend it's quality food. It's cheap, bland, salty crap that fills a hole.
What’s your reasoning behind the meat being poor quality then?
 
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