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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 2nd Dec 17, 9:29 PM
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    The price/cost of lazyness.
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:29 PM
    The price/cost of lazyness. 2nd Dec 17 at 9:29 PM
    I was in Tesco earlier, and fancied some dates.

    The difference in price, between pitted and un-pitted was shocking.

    An 800 gram box of un-pitted dates cost £3-75, which is £4-69 per kilogram.

    A 200 gram tray of pitted dates cost £2, which is £10 per kilogram.

    More than double the price, for the convenience of not chewing round the stone?

    No thanks!
    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 02-12-2017 at 9:38 PM.
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    • jayII
    • By jayII 2nd Dec 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    If a 200 gram tray costs £20, that's actually £100 per kilogram.

    If you mean it costs £2, then you're actually paying less--assuming you only need the 200 grams. Pitted is also very useful if you like luxury, are unable to chew around the stone (poor oral dexterity and/or some physical or learning difficulties and so on).

    Laziness is not the only reason people choose to buy pre-prepared foods.
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 2nd Dec 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:42 PM
    If a 200 gram tray costs £20, that's actually £100 per kilogram.
    Originally posted by jayII
    Beg pardon. Edited.

    If you mean it costs £2, then you're actually paying less--assuming you only need the 200 grams.
    Who only eats 200g of dates?

    Laziness is not the only reason people choose to buy pre-prepared foods.
    I didn't say it was, but it's definitely an expensive way for lazy people to buy dates.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 2nd Dec 17, 9:44 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:44 PM
    And how much of the 800 grams of the unpitted dates is the weight of the stones?
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 2nd Dec 17, 9:51 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:51 PM
    And how much of the 800 grams of the unpitted dates is the weight of the stones?
    Originally posted by zagfles
    One seventh.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 2nd Dec 17, 10:00 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:00 PM
    One seventh.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    So, not "more than double" the price then. You get 685g excluding the stones for £3.75 which is £5.47 per kg. Still a fair difference mind.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 2nd Dec 17, 10:02 PM
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    I fancy a date, but no one ever asks me

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    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 PM
    be careful with dates, don't eat too many or you will regret it (well i did)
    Last edited by whiteguineapig; 02-12-2017 at 10:10 PM.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 2nd Dec 17, 10:29 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:29 PM
    be careful with dates, don't eat too many or you will regret it (well i did)
    Originally posted by whiteguineapig
    Made your body "work", did they?
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    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 2nd Dec 17, 10:37 PM
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    and then some
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 2nd Dec 17, 11:20 PM
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    Which is why they come in so handy around Christmas - all that lush food, usually very little exercise & therefore dates with all that lovely fibre? Win-win-win!
    • Casperthefriendlyghost
    • By Casperthefriendlyghost 3rd Dec 17, 12:01 AM
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    They're lovely chopped up in health muffins minus the stones lol

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    • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2
    • By wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2 3rd Dec 17, 3:42 AM
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    Dates in Sticky Toffee Pudding. I made my first with White Spelt ancient grain flour,butter,sugar,local free range eggs...and my first ever attempt at caramel served in an lake of double cream.........
    • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2
    • By wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2 3rd Dec 17, 3:43 AM
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    I find supermarkets don't aid laziness, rather their tastless food requires extra work from moi to render it to have any taste.
    Better is local, regional, organic hmmm.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 3rd Dec 17, 7:30 AM
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    Where they actually the same variety? There are big differences in price for differing types...
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 3rd Dec 17, 7:36 AM
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    Hardly a new phenomenon..... just look at the number of prepared vegetables there are at the supermarket i.e. chopped onions, peeled potato’s etc
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 3rd Dec 17, 8:23 AM
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    I have quite a strong constitution but dates are one thing I think are revolting my late OH loved them and I could never see anything in them that was nice .They are sticky sweet yukky things and food for the devil I can't even abide the smell of them Reminds me far too much of the Friday night 'syrup of figs ' routine when I was a little girl and having to line up with my two brothers for a dose of them on a Friday night Also in our house if you were bad tempered and grumpy it was "dose of syrup of figs for you madam" as my late mum believed it was a cure for grumpiness No thanks to those that enjoy you are welcome
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 3rd Dec 17, 8:25 AM
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    I'd have rather spent my money on bags of 5 doughnuts at 5/bag for 65p.

    Dates... pfft...nasty things.
    Doughnuts though ...

    You can buy a LOT of doughnuts for £2-4.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 3rd Dec 17, 9:15 AM
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    I have quite a strong constitution but dates are one thing I think are revolting my late OH loved them and I could never see anything in them that was nice .They are sticky sweet yukky things and food for the devil I can't even abide the smell of them Reminds me far too much of the Friday night 'syrup of figs ' routine when I was a little girl and having to line up with my two brothers for a dose of them on a Friday night Also in our house if you were bad tempered and grumpy it was "dose of syrup of figs for you madam" as my late mum believed it was a cure for grumpiness No thanks to those that enjoy you are welcome
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Dry old dates remind me of crunchy cockroaches

    Fresh Medjool dates are a different matter entirely. They are soft and deliciously dripping in their own syrup (not that a date will ever be my first choice of food).
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 3rd Dec 17, 9:55 AM
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    Also in our house if you were bad tempered and grumpy it was "dose of syrup of figs for you madam" as my late mum believed it was a cure for grumpiness
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Well it'd certainly keep you out of the way for a while
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