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BILLY THE KID

On returning to Los Gigantes for a month I have just popped into the Minimart, in the Arcade next to the Pariso del Sol Restaurant. I was amazed to find that they have several large Freezers filled with products from Iceland. Ready Meals, pies, Veg, Pizzas etc. Yes they are a bit more expensive than Iceland its self, but if you just want a few ready meals or shopping basket full of stuff, then its well worth it and certainly convenient, as i?m only across the road in the Tamara Apts.

Great news for me and many others I feel !

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    BILLY THE KID

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  • Oh sorry, you must be one of those people who doesn't know where the kitchen is. Well I like to eat out but I also like to eat in and cook for myself and the expense of travelling half way along the coast to get a few quality items is not worth the hassle. (or paying the prices in Harrods!!)

    I just felt that someone who had made the effort to help people out, so they could get certain items they wouldn't normally of been able to get, warranted a post. Same as if someone in the village started stocking Marks and Spencers stuff or C & A, so you didn't have to go to Santa Cruz to get them.

    Maybe Janey your happy with Los Gigs the way it is, having every other unit EMPTY or full of Handbag or Shoe Shops ??????? !!!!!!!!!!!!  :-\\
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    tanemera

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  • That's good to hear Billy.  I agree, some of Iceland's products are good.  Harrod's is a banned shop for us.  Too many instances of bad food, off wine and rude staff.  Thankfully we also have Transito which I rate highly.

    amunette

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    Well I like to eat out but I also like to eat in and cook for myself and the expense of travelling half way along the coast to get a few quality items is not worth the hassle

    Iceland don't sell quality items, they sell frozen rubbish that is stuffed full of god knows what.

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    Thankfully we also have Transito which I rate highly.

    Must admit I love the Trnasito meat counter, on offers days!!! Good quality, good prices. But as for the rest of it, overpriced IMO.

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  • transito is great!  we eat in a lot and buy food from there.   we cook 'from scratch', i wouldnt shop in iceland in uk so why would i in los gigs?
    Oh sorry, you must be one of those people who doesn't know where the kitchen is.   :-\\

    i think the people who dont know what a kitchen is for are the ones who shop at iceland......

    by the way, who are C and A, didnt they sell clothes? i think my mum shopped there when i was a child....

    amunette

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    i think the people who dont know what a kitchen is for are the ones who shop at iceland......

    Totally agree!! Opening a packet and microwaving or oven heating the contents is not cooking. Don't get me wrong, I use the odd bit of convenience stuff, like granules or curry mixes(cr*p at curry!), but mainly all home made with fresh ingredients. Far nicer, and you know exactly what is in it.

    Falstaff

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  • Thanks for that Billy. When we do self catering in Los Gigantes, Mrs Falstaff does the food but when she is unwell and not up to cooking its always useful to know where to send her for some food for the microwave.

    I confess to being an Iceland fan and can strongly recommend their chicken pie. No doubt  I will be considered uncultured by those members who shun factory food and take pleasure in eating in fine restaurants. Personally, I can't tell the difference and if the truth were told neither can anyone else.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2382852.ece

    But when it comes to fine wine I must confess to being a snob. Nothing can beat a  Marks and Spencer 2009 Libfraumilch.

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  • oh my, oh my, you dont reckon thats really our 'billy the kid'......surely not.......

    must check that culcatta manifest.... ;)

    GEORGE BUSH

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  • Hilarious, people not liking frozen food or microwaved food and preferring to eat in Restaurants. Well I have worked in several over the years in this area and despite what you may be told about fresh veg and oven cooked, most of them cook from frozen, or defrosted that day, and microwaving is 100% common place. Bring out the Iceland PIES....... yum yum  ::)

    ALSO.....

    Overseas Imports, who supply a large amount of Restaurants in this area, is Part of Iceland, so chances are when your eating out in a Restaurant, part of your meal is probably from Iceland stock ! ;D ;D ;D
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  • so, tell us more about which restaurants you worked in george..... :-\\

    Hilarious, people not liking frozen food or microwaved food and preferring to eat in Restaurants. Well I have worked in several over the years in this area and despite what you may be told about fresh veg and oven cooked, most of them cook from frozen, or defrosted that day, and microwaving is 100% common place. Bring out the Iceland PIES....... yum yum  ::)

    GEORGE BUSH

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  • In 15 years, quite a few you probably know, but why would I want to single out their cooking techniques.

    By the way, C & A are in El Campo and their sister shop next door, Clockhouse, has some of the most fashionable items on the Island. I take it you never get up that part of the Island Janey ?!  :-\\  (and clothes as a child, your probably thinking of Mothercare  ;))
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    BILLY THE KID

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  • At the end of the day, you can now get Iceland Frozen Products in Los Gigantes.

    If you LIKE Iceland Products, you know WHERE to go,

    If you DO NOT Like Iceland Products, then you don't have to go there.

    I also like Transito, good stuff etc, only mentioned this Minimart as they were doing Iceland Products and I like them.


    I just won't be using that place called Harrods anymore, too many out of date products. In the UK they would of been closed down by now.  :-\\

    amunette

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    Hilarious, people not liking frozen food or microwaved food and preferring to eat in Restaurants

    I don't eat in restaurants!! I homecook stuff here in Wales, or when in Tenerife on hols shop and cook or eat in places that you can see them cook from fresh.

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    No doubt  I will be considered uncultured by those members who shun factory food and take pleasure in eating in fine restaurants


    Nothing to do with "fine restaurants", we just like real food!!! Bulk produced is not the same and anyone who thinks it is obviously never home cook!! It is so easy to do, nothing needs to be fancy to be a good fresh cooked meal.
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  • in the days of the credit crunch, good company and good wine is suffice! :D

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  • I agree with you Amunette  you can?t beat a bit of cowl. Bara brith. Laver bread or proper welsh rarebit

    That English lot don?t know what they are missing  ;D

    Tell your mum & Jim  they?re  other favourite welsh couple will see them in September hope they are both keeping well   :-*
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    EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP, I THANK THE LORD I'M WELSH

    amunette

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  • Hi Maps, yes they are fine  ;D I must admit, my mum is a bit of a fiend for Iceland stuff LOL!! Shame on her :D

    Howlinwolf

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  • I was happy to find their Yorkshire Puds on sale last Christmas at this store personally. Yes I have often made them myself, but sometimes it's nice to have ready made ones when you are preparing the rest of the roast from fresh ingredients-especially when on holiday.

    orange

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  • Thanks Delia

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  • Some people like to get iceland products myself give me fresh goat and rabbit anyday

    webbs

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  • I agree with you Amunette  you can?t beat a bit of cowl. Bara brith. Laver bread or proper welsh rarebit

    That English lot don?t know what they are missing  ;D


    Peasant food by any standards! ;D

    I must admit I'm not a fan of Iceland but we had kippers at Calypso Bar and we were told that they were from Iceland and they were yummy
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    GEORGE BUSH

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  • Kippers in Calypso Bar..........

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    Overseas Imports, who supply a large amount of Restaurants in this area, is Part of Iceland, so chances are when your eating out in a Restaurant, part of your meal is probably from Iceland stock !

    I REST MY CASE   ;D ;D ;D
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    amunette

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  • I agree most if not all Brit restaurants source from Iceland foods at some point, which is why we don't eat in them!!!

    grockle

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  • Why can't we all just eat what we want and where we want  ???
    Wouldn't that be easier ?

    amunette

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    Why can't we all just eat what we want and where we want  Wouldn't that be easier ?

    Suppose so, but why people choose to eat/sell predominantly frozen cack when it is so easy to make fresh is beyond me!!

    grockle

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  • I think it is called 'freedom of choice' amunette.  :-\\

    BL

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  • To be perfectly honest, I think a lot of Brits in the area are 'eating in' - just look at the demise of 'Borris and Doris!!. Unfortunately restaurants in the LG area are keeping prices high for the tourists and that means that resident Brits stay away. Very sad as we are around 12 months of the year. Over in the UK a lot of places are offering a 'credit crunch' 2 course deal...even the chains like Beefeater and Harvester. The tourists will be expecting the same and it just isn't there.

    amunette

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    I think it is called 'freedom of choice' amunette. 

    More like "freedom to be a lazy g*t! LOL

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  • Amunette you really are becoming a bit of an irritant. Please try  not to be so rude  and controversial.

    Falstaff

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  • It's so spooky Amunette. We are very alike in so many ways except for the fact that I am so much older than you. I used to be so very opinionated  (ok, so no change there) but one thing I have learnt with age and with much constructive criticism from wise people like Grockle  is to  respect the views of others and most important of all, to  resist the temptation to always have the last word in an argument. Having made your point then rest your case on the strength of your stated argument. To keep on coming back is an implicit  admission of having failed to land your knock out punch. So just make your point, stand back and look cool, leaving the referee (Joe Public) to count out your opponent. Never set out to destroy your opponent and silence in an argument so often implies strength rather than weakness.

    One final point Amunette.  From experience, never ever take on Edward Bear on culinary matters. He will eat you alive, quite literally. I am still convinced  that he had something  to do with  the mysterious disappearance of RW many years ago.

    Incidentally, Malcolm Walker, the owner  of Iceland used to be a neighbour, customer and  acquaintance of ours and we once entertained him at our home. He was very  arrogant and tried to ride roughshod over other less wealthy customers (our friends) but Mrs Falstaff would have none of it and  sent him away in his Roller with one of his a frozen sausage rolls up his a**e.  He never returned.