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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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!
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

MCanada18 that's awesome and thanks for letting us know - will check out coop tomorrow!
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Old 25.03.2015, 22:53
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- 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?
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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!!
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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!
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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?
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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?
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.
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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.
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

ok so reading this thread made me really want to try this 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 cheap lunch considering what a meal costs otherwise
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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.

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'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
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Old 26.03.2015, 16:26
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

Not much chance of waste around here with the one man human dustbin teenager to feed.
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Re: Coop "fill-your-own" fruit/vege bags....how full?

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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.
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.
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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.
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Old 26.03.2015, 16:52
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Not much chance of waste around here with the one man human dustbin teenager to feed.
Not to mention he needs lots of foods with which to practice his cooking skills.
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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



*dishes can be frozen/stored easily for later consumption
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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.
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Indeed. He made an absolutely delicious mango tarte tatin the last time they had the offer on.

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