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Old 12 Jun 21, 08:02 PM  
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M&S Food

Iíve always liked M&S food, but have only shopped there occasionally due to logistics and cost for a family of 5.
However, a new M&S store with food hall has recently opened nearby and we popped there today to get some bits for a nice cold ready to eat meal for the two of us.
Everything was delicious and worth the little extra cost.
I know some say that their food is produced at the same factory as other supermarkets etc, but I can honestly say, we could taste the difference to Tesco and Sainsburyís where we usually shop.

Anyone else think thereís a difference?

I know Mr T shops there too and rates their food 👍
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Totally agree, M&S food is superior and we shop there for special occasion meals
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Someone mentioned me! We shop there every week but Iím a bone idle cook so use a lot of their prepared stuff. Always good quality and not as expensive as people think.

For some reason we have seen our bills drop a bit and they are circa £52 a week now whereas they were a lot more.

That doesnít include any booze mind.
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I love their ready made pastas, the prawn one and mushroom one are delicious. Dh loves all their cakes and buys all sorts in there, I canít think of anything I donít like. Dh got £75 marks voucher for Christmas and we spent it on food!
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I agree, and they always seem to come up with new ideas for dinners which I love, our local store has a fresh sushi bar which we had as a treat for dinner tonight, it was delicious
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M&S food is defiantly superior to say Waitrose or Sainsbury

AS I have said before I worked in a pea processing paint (many years ago as a student ) and M&S weíre the only company to order the top grade peas and even thou processed in same factory they employed double the people on the pea belt. I worked in the lab and to grade AAA peas was rare - M&S had the lot no matter how many or few.

My friends family also own a bakery that makes Battenberg and she said the recipe for M&S is different from all the others (and she only buys food from thier food halls)
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Originally Posted by megaflyer View Post
M&S food is defiantly superior to say Waitrose or Sainsbury

AS I have said before I worked in a pea processing paint (many years ago as a student ) and M&S weíre the only company to order the top grade peas and even thou processed in same factory they employed double the people on the pea belt. I worked in the lab and to grade AAA peas was rare - M&S had the lot no matter how many or few.

My friends family also own a bakery that makes Battenberg and she said the recipe for M&S is different from all the others (and she only buys food from thier food halls)
Mmm, M and S Battenberg. Lovely, better than the others.

However the biggest mistake Marksys made was ditching Avana Bakeries in Cardiff as their cake supplier. They are still good but not like they were.

I can still taste that Walnut cake.
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My friends family also own a bakery that makes Battenberg and she said the recipe for M&S is different from all the others (and she only buys food from thier food halls)
Oh goodness I've been having a craving for Battenberg cake for the longest time but I can't find it anywhere where I am and I don't recall seeing it in the M&S here

I also had a craving for bakewell tarts for ages and thankfully M&S here has mini bakewell cakes that helped to satisfy this craving! (Just bought some recently and still have some in the house right now!)
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Originally Posted by megaflyer View Post
M&S food is defiantly superior to say Waitrose or Sainsbury

AS I have said before I worked in a pea processing paint (many years ago as a student ) and M&S weíre the only company to order the top grade peas and even thou processed in same factory they employed double the people on the pea belt. I worked in the lab and to grade AAA peas was rare - M&S had the lot no matter how many or few.

My friends family also own a bakery that makes Battenberg and she said the recipe for M&S is different from all the others (and she only buys food from thier food halls)
This is a funny story as I know someone whose husband worked in a pea plant and said the best always went to M&S as well. I remember her telling me this.
M&S food is definitely superior in many aspects, not all mind. Their ready meals are excellent. The curries are great and we like those healthy ones they do.
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We shop more at M&S these days than anywhere..I think the quality is way better,to be honest just being the 2 of us I don't really think their pricing is too bad.
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