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    Just got back after a 20 min walk , i went to the two local parks via the Manchester superstore do you think these are good value



    20 kg white rice from pakistan ( it just said the best rice in pakistan) can not remember brand for 19.99

    20l vegetable oil drum, for 14.99

    a case i think 12/15 bags of tate and lyle sugar , for 8.79

    that flour i asked britbunny about, chappati medium flour
    11.99 for 25k and 4.99 for 10k

    lots of peppers, tomatoes ect in small boxes for a few quid (but the peppers did not look that good

    btw remember someone saying natco ? chickpeas by the case i think they were 23 something pence each

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    Natco are a good brand, we buy their spices, chickpeas and lentils. 23p is about right for their chickpeas. Yes those prices are good, rice is nowhere near as cheap as it once was but 1 a kilo or less is good (you can get the supermarket basics rice for about 75p a kilo but I don't know how that would compare quality wise).

    I don't have the space to store huge sacks of stuff unfortunately so I just stick to 4kg bags of things or smaller. With the fresh stuff, it's hit and miss, alot of the time I'll do a huge batch cook the day I buy things, or at least get everything prepped and put it in the freezer. The odd thing makes its way to the compost bin though.

    Have you ever been to the Wing Yip Chinese store in Ancoats?

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    no is it like costco ect do you need a card

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    No, all are welcome!

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    i just wanted to ask if the veg oil has something to keep it from going rancid? oil does not last indefinitely.

    going to have to look into Wing Yip. I have been curious about it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamantEve View Post
    i just wanted to ask if the veg oil has something to keep it from going rancid? oil does not last indefinitely.
    I don't know about the veg oil, I've never bought it, I just use mild and light olive oil tbh. I don't so much frying or anything so don't use huge amounts.

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    i took a better look at them today they are dented tin drums, they also do sunflower oil at 19.99 now

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    So today i went to this shop and got

    15 litre sunflower oil 12.99
    med onions 10k for 1.99

    expire date in apr 2011 Did someone say oil can GO OFF ???

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