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messagesainsburys king Edwards potatoes.
Posted by snoopy17 17 March, 2019 14:33

Outrageously, sainsburys have halved the bag size of the king Edwards potatoes, but they are still claiming they are 2kg. And they are still the same price.

They are no way near 2kg, one bag use to overfill my saucepan, now the bag I brought on Thursday doesn't even fill half the pot. It's outrageous they are now false advertising.

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Posted by Penguin68 17 March, 2019 14:37

They also advertise a 0.780Kg carton of cornflakes at £2 - when the carton size is in fact 0.720KG (for £2)

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Posted by TheArtfulDogger 17 March, 2019 14:44

Simple solution to both problems

Use your local high street rather than a faceless corporation 👍

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Posted by snoopy17 17 March, 2019 15:03

You can't buy king Edwards in the local high street.

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Posted by jimjames 17 March, 2019 17:01

Maybe they're heavier potatoes?

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Posted by Sally Eva 17 March, 2019 17:32

you can buy them in Nunhead. You need a better local high street. Nunhead has an excellent independent supermarket, Ayers bakery, Sopers fish, a proper greengrocer, a proper butcher, a post office, a chemist/hardware shop, a bike repair shop and a great coffee shop. Why go anywhere else?

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> You can't buy king Edwards in the local high
> street.

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Posted by heartblock 17 March, 2019 17:39

Get a veg box, seasonal and fresh. The one I get has different potato types in the general box and they always taste amazing. I hardly ever buy veg from Sainsbury’s. I like their organic meat and some things in the vegan range for my partner are really good. The veg isn’t that great, with the exception of tomatoes and herbs.

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Posted by DuncanW 17 March, 2019 20:27

Why don't you weigh a bag in store, and if it is under 2KG, complain in the store?

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Posted by jonnywalker 17 March, 2019 20:32

The 2019 great potato rip off, probably the best first world problem post I've read in ages. Can we please have a photo of the offending bag?

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Posted by Sue 17 March, 2019 20:40

DuncanW Wrote:
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> Why don't you weigh a bag in store, and if it is
> under 2KG, complain in the store?



^^^

This.

Grow yer own big grin

You can grow potatoes in bags. Seed potatoes are available at the moment. Go for it!

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Posted by beansprout 17 March, 2019 20:41

Herne Hill Market on a Sunday is great - pity one caan't have something in ED.

Veg box local greens in Herne Hill then there is Abel and Cole and Riverford - latter use not to be as flexible and if all else fails, or not your bag, peckham and Brixton Markets.

We really are spoilt for choice..

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Posted by TheArtfulDogger 17 March, 2019 21:47

Potatogate on st Patrick's day

The forum doesn't get any better than this

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Artful

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Posted by JohnL 18 March, 2019 10:13

Ahh Due to Brexit you see our Kilogram has been devalued against he EU Kilogram.

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Posted by fishbiscuits 18 March, 2019 10:26

The usual sanctimonious rubbish. Most people use the supermarket sometimes. Try carrying a whole weeks shopping for a family of four down Nunhead Lane!

The key is to use a mix of local shops/markets when you can on the weekends (especially meat, fish, bakery and speciality shops) and supermarket (or delivery) for the bulk.

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Posted by JohnL 18 March, 2019 10:58

Seriously there's loads of conversations online about weights getting less and prices remaining the same - but not many about weights being mislabelled - wonder if they've reduced to 1.2 Kg and mislabelled. Note: All Sainsbury's stuff says you can return if not satisfied.

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Posted by snoopy17 18 March, 2019 18:00

thanks for everyones advice. I know it sounds trivial, but they are the only potatoes I like all the others don't taste as nice.
Im gonna weigh the next bag instore, then complain about them.

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Posted by intexasatthe moment 18 March, 2019 22:14

Let us know how it goes . Doesn't sound trivial to me .I think they have Trading Standards officers for that kind of thing don't they ?

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Posted by lavender27 18 March, 2019 23:19

Trading standards = the three R's
Repair King Edward
Return King Edward
Refund King Edward

Signed
Smell the beautiful lavender.

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Posted by jonnywalker 18 March, 2019 23:45

Is the mass of the potato relative to the overall weight? Does the size of the saucepan matter?

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Posted by JessM 19 March, 2019 00:00

This is a perfect A level maths question...hypothesis testing anyone??

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Posted by snoopy17 19 March, 2019 13:11

Potato update:

Just been into morrisons and they have a 2.5kg bag of king Edwards, which are cheaper then the so called 2kg potatoes from sainsburys. So I know where to get them now.:-)


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