How far can YOU make £1 stretch?

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  • leoetal19
    leoetal19 Posts: 446 Forumite
    broken biscuits---now i feel queasy-as a student i had a summer job at foxes biscuits and worked on the bad packaging quite a bit-we unwrapped the packets that had gone wrong in the packing line and put the biccies back on the line to repack-lots of the biccies were broken. now clever foxes had a ploicy-eat as much as you like-so after a few days of re-packing the butter crinkles i NEVER wanted to see another as long as i lived!!! in fact just the sight of them........they put me on the chocolate line too----cant eat chocolate either.....does anybody ahve a job in a cider factory or an indian takeaway....my weight problems could be over.....................lol xx
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  • CarolynH
    CarolynH Posts: 570 Forumite
    leoetal19 wrote: »
    they put me on the chocolate line too----cant eat chocolate either.....

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    :D Make a list of important things to do today. At the top, put 'eat chocolate'. Now, you'll get at least one thing done today. :D
  • Plus, they're low-calorie.

    Everybody knows that when biscuits get broken, all the calories spill out, so broken biscuits contain virtually no calories. :D
    That's correct, but if you take a whole biscuit and you deliberately break prior to eating, then that's called cheating and doesn't count. Its kind of the same principal ,as having a taste of each kids plate, prior to putting it down in front of them.Or not having your tea then demolishing a buffet at a Do(not that I would ever do that.);) :rotfl:
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  • CarolynH
    CarolynH Posts: 570 Forumite
    That's correct, but if you take a whole biscuit and you deliberately break prior to eating, then that's called cheating and doesn't count. Its kind of the same principal ,as having a taste of each kids plate, prior to putting it down in front of them.Or not having your tea then demolishing a buffet at a Do(not that I would ever do that.);) :rotfl:

    You cand cancel the calories by drinking a diet coke afterwards though :D
    :D Make a list of important things to do today. At the top, put 'eat chocolate'. Now, you'll get at least one thing done today. :D
  • £1 used to be able to buy you 20 Caramac bars. I've got 5p which that I had 5p, what can you buy for 5p.? My house used to be bedsits and we have a meter for our washing machine and dryer. Novelty now worn off (4yrs later), can't afford to take it out, so the same £1 has to go in several times, to have enough electric to use machine and dryer. So I guess with £1 I can do my washing and drying.:rotfl:
    Grocery challenge june £300/ £211-50.
    Grocery challenge july £300/£134-85.
  • rog2
    rog2 Posts: 11,650 Forumite
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    leoetal19 wrote: »
    they put me on the chocolate line too----cant eat chocolate either

    I worked for Cadbury's, many years ago, and they, too, had a policy of 'eat as much as you like'. It took me about a month to realise that freshly made chocolate has very strong 'laxative' qualities :eek: :eek: .

    Apparently, chocolate needs to be kept for several months before it is sold. :confused:

    Still didn't 'cure' me of my chocolate 'habit' - I am even more addicted to the dammed stuff now. :EasterBun
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  • Mozette
    Mozette Posts: 2,247 Forumite
    I'd buy chocolate as sadly the days of 99p bottles of wine are long gone!
  • FunBrum
    FunBrum Posts: 716 Forumite
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    Leo....I worked at Cadburys packing Easter eggs. I stuffed my face senseless and vowed every night that I would never touch another bite. :o Alas, the next evening I was there stuffing again! It was a good thing that I was layed off otherwise I would be the size of a house by now!!:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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  • Snaggles
    Snaggles Posts: 19,503 Forumite
    You can still buy Space Raiders in our local shop for 10p. :D :T

    They say 15p on the packet, but they sell them cheaper - they're always quite close to the sell by date, so maybe that's why.

    They also sell certain flavours of Pringles for 48p, so maybe I could just buy two of those....lol
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  • Sammz wrote: »
    Sorry to say but Space Raiders have gone up to 15p.

    And cola bottles are now 2p each!! The world we live in now!! ha

    The Sun is only 20p instead of 35p now, if you like reading made up news then its good value!! :D
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