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Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

Post by Owld Feller » December 27, 2017, 8:27 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
December 25, 2017, 1:12 pm
Produced n bottled under license in Asia ... a mate in Bkk told me a while back exactly where but i forgot what he said ..will find out which country and update.
Just checked what's written on the bottle. "Distilled,Blended & Bottled in Scotland"!

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Post by trubrit » December 27, 2017, 10:18 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
December 25, 2017, 1:12 pm
Produced n bottled under license in Asia ... a mate in Bkk told me a while back exactly where but i forgot what he said ..will find out which country and update.
Save you the bother Jon, you really should know by now not to believe everything your mates tell you.
I can tell you, it is the original stuff, distilled , brewed and bottled in Scotland and signed" Afore you go"all moulded in the glass bottle, in short exactly the same as you would buy in the UK or anywhere else in the world for that matter, all that has changed is the label on the front, which was specially chosen to emphasise it's British(Scottish) origins, and is used on all it's exported production.In my poorer days back home, before I could afford the single malts, it was a regular sip for me along with Teachers, which is a similar blend, unfortunately with the current exchange rate, those days have returned and I am drinking it again, so I am glad to see those prices and I can assure potential drinkers it is as good or bad, depending on your individual taste buds as that served back home .
The owner of the Bell's brand is Diego, they purchased it a few years back and it is imported into Thailand by the combined group Diago Moet Hennessy which is clearly stated on the label of each bottle. I understand from my communication with them, yes I did have my doubts originally,that the price is an introductory promotion, combined with several music concerts in Bangkok to introduce the product to a younger generation of potential drinkers for a limited but not confirmed period and will return to a market price at the end .So best to do as I've done, stock up now. For info: all the major supermarkets are participating in the deal, locally Tops ,Tesco, Big C and Villa have it in stock, even half bottles @199bht, hardly more than an imported pint. \:D/
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Post by kopkei » December 28, 2017, 8:11 am

saw bells yesterday at the liquor shop at the corner on thanon posi , 325(345?) baht... ;)

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Post by stattointhailand » December 28, 2017, 10:06 pm

And the reply from the company ...

Bell’s Scotch whisky has almost 200 years of proud Scottish history and its Scottish provenance and heritage are integral to the brand’s identity.

Scotch whisky is famous around the world for being Scottish and every variant of the Bell’s brand is clearly branded as Scotch whisky, made in Scotland. This particular variant was developed for specific emerging export markets where in-depth consumer research found that, allied with the traditional Scottish associations, British provenance also has positive appeal because of the international reputation of British heritage brands for quality and style. It is available in South America, Asia, Russia and Poland.

Combining the best of Scottish and British heritage has been hugely successful for Bell’s in the developing markets where this variant has been introduced, proving highly popular with consumers and driving rapid growth in sales since it was launched in 2014.

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Post by stattointhailand » December 29, 2017, 5:33 pm

Tipco fruit drinks 1ltr (looks like all flavours) down from B59ish to B39 at Big "C"

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Post by the-monk » January 24, 2018, 5:02 pm

Royal Project shop at central... My understanding is that all of their fruits and veggies are ORGANIC.
Yellow or green real French beans B35 small pack
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Post by trubrit » January 25, 2018, 9:40 am

the-monk wrote:
January 24, 2018, 5:02 pm
Royal Project shop at central... My understanding is that all of their fruits and veggies are ORGANIC.
Yellow or green real French beans B35 small pack
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Yes according to the book on the Royal project everything is organically grown. This weeks bargain there. Capsicum peppers , one each red , yellow and green, 25bht for the three. they are 29bht each in other supermarkets.
I think the reason for the long life of most products from there is the daily delivery system which ensures the veggies etc are fresher on arrival and therefor keep longer when purchased. I reguarly keep my salad stuff in the fridge for up to a week and it's still nice and crispy.
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Post by the-monk » January 25, 2018, 1:03 pm

I agree very fresh and tasty i bought 2 bags yesterday..
WARNING for the Capsicum peppers / Bell peppers lovers.
Two weeks ago, i can t remember which day, most probably Tuesday or Wednesday, i walked in the Royal Project Shop at about 11:30, a lady had bought all the peppers , some 50 bags.
Last week tuesday, i went at about 11:00 , plenty of peppers, having other errands to do, i did not buy any. I returned before noon, same story as the previous week, the lady is there with her shopping trolley/cart full of pepper bags.
Yesterday i DID NOT wait...
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Post by macca46 » January 25, 2018, 1:09 pm

Probably on sells them at a market somewhere at double or more the price?

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Post by felixcat » January 25, 2018, 5:39 pm

Seen them last week.....when I see Bell Peppers of 3 colors, "its time to make my chili"!
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Post by trubrit » January 26, 2018, 5:41 pm

Well to celebrate getting an extra couple of thousand baht in my pension this week, thanks to the improving exchange rate I decided to squeeze in an extra shopping day, glad I did, picked up a couple of not often seen items . Firstly the Fresh frozen trout from the Royal project shop, they had a new delivery today so currently the fridge is bursting with them . A little bit more expensive than the last lot as they are much bigger so they ranged from 150-190bht each, got four so that should see me until the next delivery.
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After that I found John West kippers, no point in saying where as they only had four in stock and I bought the lot but if they restock I will post details. Thats four good breakfasts for only 70bht each .
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After that I went to pay my phone bill and they offered me an internet upgrade from my current 50/20 to 100/50 for the same monthly price 700bht, but I have to buy a new router, so thats in hand .
Then a good lunch, a massage in Nong Prajack and home a happy man .
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Post by hearthelp » January 26, 2018, 6:48 pm

Just wondering where to get the safest vegetables from?

I'm referring to heart healthy ones like Broccoli especially, as it seems that it can bio-absorb a LOT of pesticides. Same for spinach, which before I moved here, I used to consume many times daily with a bit of lemon juice on it.

I hear the same about fruit, especially Apples, -that one a day keeps the doctor away, but from other sources that the skins are often loaded with pesticides and wax.

I'm leery to trust the local markets yet my wife insists they are organic "because the farmers can't afford pesticides".

That seems far-fetched. She barely washes grapes and you can just see the fog residue of something on there that doesn't look natural.

Would it be better to trust places like Villa or Tops, or even Tesco, above the "locals"? And which one out of the "foreigner-friendly" ones has this covered best as far as least pesticides goes?

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Post by pal52 » January 26, 2018, 7:01 pm

Why worry about things like that now.
This is Thailand so you never know if the things are super safe even if Tesco/ Villa or Tops tell you they are.
There are no strict food regulators here
All the above buy fresh vegetables grown in Thailand.

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Post by the-monk » January 26, 2018, 7:22 pm

Soil and air pollution dont know borders .... California has very strict environmental and agricultural rules, yet last fall, the LA health inspectors found that a majority of fruits and veggies sold at so called << farmers markets >> contain traces of pesticides and insecticides exceeding the norm. The Thai are willing to pay exorbitant prices for Japanese fruits while the Japanese keep complaining about their food safety...It comes down to the benefits vs the danger. Would you deprive yourself from eating salmon ( omega 3 source) fear that it might incorporate chemicals ?

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Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

Post by hearthelp » January 26, 2018, 7:47 pm

So would Royal Project store be a bit safer in this regard? I don't know much about it but a "deal" to me constitutes more than price, e.g. "cost vs. benefit". If I can count on a few less chemicals it's a better deal. I've seen fruit and vegetable washing liquids "back home" -maybe they have them here?

As to not eating Salmon for fear of all the antibiotics, I've passed it up more than once. My original post was looking to isolate if the local markets might be a hot spot for contamination as compared to some of the major grocers.

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