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Post by parrot » September 10, 2011, 9:00 am

This Week's Blue Light Special:

One kilogram bags of nitrogen packed raisins in a resealable bag, Heritage Brand, at Makro for 139 baht per bag. That's a lot of raisins, but I'm trying to cut down on junk food, so a kilo bag won't last me long.
The raisins are in the western food section of the store.

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Post by Sateev » September 10, 2011, 9:14 am

parrot wrote:This Week's Blue Light Special:

One kilogram bags of nitrogen packed raisins in a resealable bag, Heritage Brand, at Makro for 139 baht per bag. That's a lot of raisins, but I'm trying to cut down on junk food, so a kilo bag won't last me long.
The raisins are in the western food section of the store.
Wow, thanks for that Parrot. We go through quite a bunch, and are always paying a dear price for the little bags. I like Makro.

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Post by old-timer » September 11, 2011, 3:16 am

OT likes raisins - good for when you need to munch on something sweet and healthy. However I dare not eat them because raisins, like any dried fruit, give me gas. Uncontrollably. It's the same with real ale which is why I stick to lager.


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Post by parrot » September 11, 2011, 9:48 am

I just noticed with this morning's breakfast that the raisins are Thompson brand (under the Heritage label). Very moist and a real deal as deals go in Udon.

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Post by Shado » September 11, 2011, 10:24 am

I believe Thompson is a variety of raisin rather than a brand. Darn good for eating or cooking!

Surpassing the 'Muscat of Alexandria' raisin in 1925, Thompson offered not only a more adaptable growing reputation when it came to soil, weather and pesticide durability, but the thing that put Thompson raisins at the top was that they were seedless. Known internationally as Sultan raisin, Thompson is the most popular and widely available variety. Many people have not had the various choices of raisins out there simply because Thompson dominates the market, however, it does surpass the other choices when it comes to its health factor.

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Post by gudtymchuk » September 11, 2011, 1:48 pm

Just returned home from Makro with a 1000 gram bag of luscious Heritage brand Thompson Seedless raisins... Thank you Parrot for the heads up. Will be re-packaging into smaller lots for golf course consumption.

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Post by trubrit » September 12, 2011, 7:45 am

Nice tip Parrot. I have just made a nice bread pudding with them. The resealable bag doesn't keep the ants out though, you need a container, with a lock preferably to keep the kids out . They eat them like sweeties . :lol:
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Post by mak » September 12, 2011, 9:09 am

Mot leaw.

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Post by WhoUrDaddy » September 12, 2011, 5:32 pm

"Mot Leaw"
The power of the internet. If at Makro, you should be able to get Aro raisins, even cheaper 115 (?), and basically the same, a dried grape / black raisin, LOL. Last time in Udon, at tops, picked up some of theirs, Top’s Californian Thompson Raisins, think 60 something baht for 200g, knowing a premium price, but wanted them. Usually buy Makro’s / Aro, as the cheapest I know, and my taste buds can’t tell if there are 10 or 12 in a handful and all taste the same to me. If reading the fine print, the Top’s raisins are packaged by, Heritage, LOL. Though completely different packaging. Ligros or whatever are about 55 baht, and think 200 or 250 g pack / box. Did pick up some nice grapes the other day, though 169 a kilo, dark, sweet, no seeds, aro, but not a bargain, unless you want a good grape.

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Post by mak » September 14, 2011, 12:49 pm

Back on the shelf.

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Post by TJ » September 14, 2011, 1:42 pm

trubrit wrote:Nice tip Parrot. I have just made a nice bread pudding with them. The resealable bag doesn't keep the ants out though, you need a container, with a lock preferably to keep the kids out . They eat them like sweeties . :lol:
Raisins will find themselves in recipes such as rice pudding, apple pie, oatmeal cookies and others. A very useful fruit.

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Post by parrot » September 14, 2011, 4:05 pm

Now that I'm about half way through the kilo bag, I've gotta say they're great raisins. Much better than what I was getting in the boxes. I keep the bag tightly closed and in the fridge. Well worth the price!

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Post by pompui » September 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

Sounds like a very good deal at Makro,the same raisins but in 500g bag cost 120 baht at the New Tesco,but did not buy 8)

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Post by stattointhailand » September 17, 2011, 12:04 pm

Slightly off topic ....... well it is a week later :lol:

Lemons, still green and in an assortment of sizes available in Nong Samrong market. Sort through the bags and pick your own out. Unfortunately the price has doubled this year ........ they are now B1 each :evil: (last year they were 2 for B1)

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Post by mak » July 6, 2012, 9:23 am

Also at Makro's in the Parrot section, dehydrated hashbrowns.

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