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MCanada18 25.03.2015 22:02

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It's baaaa-aaack!

Scored 2 bags yesterday at my local Coop.

Out of boredom, I tried to see just how many I could get in (cough... get away with). *note: I am super bored*

I managed the following: I tallied both bags
- 15 kiwis
- 10 mangos
- 13 avocados
- 4 papayas : these were quite small for a standard papaya.

I decided to avoid pineapples (as mentioned, no bang for your buck), pomegranates (too unruly), and hmm - I think there were dragonfruit that I tend to butcher when trying to eat.

So my best-per-bag is 7.5kiwis/5mangos/6.5avocados/2papayas.

The proverbial line has been drawn... I welcome any competing PBs (personal bests). Both "jackpots" fell over at the cash - that is my measure of a true fill-your-own-bag-tropical-fruit-extravaganza successful trip!

MitzEclipse 25.03.2015 22:15

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MCanada18 that's awesome and thanks for letting us know - will check out coop tomorrow!

the_flag_is_a_big_plus 25.03.2015 22:53

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Originally Posted by MCanada18 (Post 2365057)

- 15 kiwis
- 10 mangos
- 13 avocados
- 4 papayas : these were quite small for a standard papaya.

What are you going to do now? Build some sort of impenetrable fruit jungle and eat your way out? :D

kiwigeek 26.03.2015 13:13

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As a result of choosing very hard avocados the last time around (plus keeping them in the fridge and only bringing one out at a time to ripen), I only just finished the last lot of avocados at the weekend!!

swissaupair 26.03.2015 14:36

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UM how did I not know about this promo before? I've never been so excited/nervous to go grocery shopping as I am now!:D

MitzEclipse 26.03.2015 15:08

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This is amazing. Thanks again for letting us know about the deal! Just got back from coop... got 1 bag which contained:

- 9 avocados
- 2 papayas
- 2 mangos
- 6 kiwis

Does anyone know when this deal expires? Also how often does this deal come around?

Guest 26.03.2015 15:36

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Originally Posted by MitzEclipse (Post 2365438)
This is amazing. Thanks again for letting us know about the deal! Just got back from coop... got 1 bag which contained:

- 9 avocados
- 2 papayas
- 2 mangos
- 6 kiwis

Does anyone know when this deal expires? Also how often does this deal come around?

Probably one week after it started (sales normally go on for a week). Stores tend to keep silent about the frequency and content of their deals though, so you're probably out of luck in finding out if/when a next deal is planned.

kiwigeek 26.03.2015 15:42

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Originally Posted by MitzEclipse (Post 2365438)
Does anyone know when this deal expires? Also how often does this deal come around?

Well the last "exotic fruit" one was 6 weeks ago, and in between they did a 7.95/bag apple and pear one.

njusta83 26.03.2015 15:53

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ok so reading this thread made me really want to try this :D I just spent my lunch break in Coop filling a bag, no idea what I m going to do with all these fruit as most of them are ripe (my co workers will love me). But I did enjoy filling the bag with 3 mangos, about 7 avocados and 8 kiwis:p cheap lunch considering what a meal costs otherwise

Guest 26.03.2015 16:03

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Reminds me a bit of a foxes in a hencoop (Coop?)...

'No idea what I am going to do with all this fruit'

great offer, but make sure you use all the fruit and not waste it- puree and freeze, etc. So much waste is created in UK, for instance, with BOGOF and 3 for 2 offers.

Guest 26.03.2015 16:21

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Reminds me a bit of a foxes in a hencoop (Coop?)...

'No idea what I am going to do with all this fruit'

great offer, but make sure you use all the fruit and not waste it- puree and freeze, etc. So much waste is created in UK, for instance, with BOGOF and 3 for 2 offers.
Make tons of mango ice cream with it and send it here :msntongue:

Belgianmum 26.03.2015 16:26

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Not much chance of waste around here with the one man human dustbin teenager to feed.:D

njusta83 26.03.2015 16:30

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Quote:

Reminds me a bit of a foxes in a hencoop (Coop?)...

'No idea what I am going to do with all this fruit'

great offer, but make sure you use all the fruit and not waste it- puree and freeze, etc. So much waste is created in UK, for instance, with BOGOF and 3 for 2 offers.
No worries, I m a very conscious food buyer and try to keep waste to an absolute minimum. I will just eat fruit the next 3 days, and share with my co workers. We already plowed through some avocados and kiwis.

Guest 26.03.2015 16:49

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Great, 1 of my older neighbours living on her own in the UK, jsut could not resist BOGOFs and other others- and then would bin a large % of the stuff... instead fo giving it away or sharing, as you are doing.

Once I got to the till and the cashier said to me 'you can get a second bag free' (tangerines) and I told her there was only 2 of us, and they go off so quickly- so refused to go back for free bag. She looked at me as if I was mad, and just said 'well, you can just chuck it, can't you- it is FREE!'

As said, those offers are great for families and lots of hungry mouths- but sometimes too tempting for singles or couples who have no time to organise how to use it all.

3Wishes 26.03.2015 16:52

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 2365492)
Not much chance of waste around here with the one man human dustbin teenager to feed.:D

Not to mention he needs lots of foods with which to practice his cooking skills. ;)

Guest 26.03.2015 17:00

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 2365511)
Not to mention he needs lots of foods with which to practice his cooking skills. ;)

Fruit salad's an easy way to start -

then there's fruit smoothies,
fruit ice cream,*
fruit cakes,*
fruit pies,*
fruit tarts, *
fruit crumbles,
fruit compotes,*
fruit garnishes,
fruit jams, *
fruit preserves,*
veggie pies,
veggie soups,*
veggie casseroles,
veggie sauces,
veggie stir-fries,

and way more :D



*dishes can be frozen/stored easily for later consumption ;)

Belgianmum 26.03.2015 17:59

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 2365511)
Not to mention he needs lots of foods with which to practice his cooking skills. ;)

Indeed. He made an absolutely delicious mango tarte tatin the last time they had the offer on.

njusta83 27.03.2015 11:24

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 2365554)
Indeed. He made an absolutely delicious mango tarte tatin the last time they had the offer on.


please post recipe :msngrin:

Guest 27.03.2015 11:39

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Originally Posted by njusta83 (Post 2365888)
please post recipe :msngrin:

Here's the Betty Bossi version (substitute mangoes for apples and it should work out) - his recipes are always drool-worthy :)

Belgianmum 27.03.2015 12:11

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Originally Posted by njusta83 (Post 2365888)
please post recipe :msngrin:

He used this one but the one above looks very similar.

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/r...tartes-tatins/

It works just as well in a large tin rather than individual ones. He's done both.


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