You aint gonna belive this: Bread costing 10 quid a loaf!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by pothitos, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    I found this over at the OcUK forums:

    A loaf of bread costing nearly £10 has gone on sale in supermarkets.

    The special loaf is called Poilane sourdough and contains just flour salt and water.

    The manufacturers claim it has a superior taste and health-giving properties.

    Davis Smith, chief executive of the National Association of Master Bakers told The Sunday Times: "It's not unusual to have a £2 or £3 loaf. A lot of craftmanship has gone into those loaves and people are prepared to pay for the skill of the baker."

    The loaf is being sold at Waitrose for £9.62.

    But in a blind test carried out on shoppers nine out of 12 said they preferred the taste of a £1.45 from Safeway to Poilane's sourdough.

    "They taste the same to me," said Joseph Hall, 75.

    Why would any one pay £10 for a loaf!!!!!!! A couple of years ago sainsburys econemy bread used to cost 6p a loaf!
     
  2. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    someome convert this to US$ please...
     
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Some people have more money than sense

    ;-)
     
  4. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    thats about $14 me thinks
     
  5. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    thanks...I see the point of the thread now
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I can get bread for 15p a loaf from Tesco's ;)
     
  7. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I pay 49p for a loaf and no more....:)
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Sounds like the executives of the buisness are trying to get rich then close the company. Don't think they will get very rich. That's about $20 or more a loaf for us. :eek:
     
  9. john30uk

    john30uk Guest

    I dont eat carbohydrate only protien fat and such as i pile on the weight with bread rice pasta and such.

    But i miss a piece and cheese
     
  10. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Hipster - LMAO - who cares about bread when ya can get cancer so cheaply??

    Actually - that is a bloody ridiculous price for a loaf of bread - regardless of what it is made out of!:D
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Where in the North East are you from Marge?
    If you say Springfield I will talk to you never again.
     
  12. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    That is a way to make dough out of dough if you ask me.

    Wonder where the English Government will send anyone that steals one of those loaves?? :D
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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    they will send em down (under)
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If we ain't taking boat people we ain't taking you lot. :p
     
  15. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    Na Hipster, they will send them over in airplanes now from the Muver Country.. No more rowing for them :)
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    OK we'll land them in the same place that Kingsford Smith set down. I'm sure they will soon settle into their new environment.
     
  17. pothitos

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    Jyst think though people are gonna want to know what all the fuss is about so they will go and buy it to see if theres any diference so the company will probably make a s*** load of dosh.
     
  18. Evil Marge

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    :D Springfield!!!!!!! No seriously Middlesbrough:D