Morrisons - time to give it a try
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:23 AM
However, Mrs H suggested that we go and do some actual shopping. And how right she was.
There's an excellent range of herbs and unusual leafy vegetables, kept fresh by a misting device. There was veg that I had never even heard of. There was even a range of about half a dozen different beetroot. And more than that by way of chillis. And it was all very reasonably priced
The fishmonger's stuff looked good, as did the help yourself salad bar.
The range of bread was superb. As were the offerings on deli counter (which had Palma & Serrano ham on sale at £1.99 per 100g).
Now, of course, there's a lot of cheap crap on offer as well. I doubt if I'd buy much cheese there. And you wouldnt find free range or organic stuff amongst the meat (although tell me another supermarket that will sell you a pack of lamb bones for 50p, or have sheets of pig skin just to make crackling). So, you'd have to exercise some thought but go give it a try.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:07 AM
Edited by bethesdabakers, 12 April 2012 - 08:08 AM.
The PArtisan Baker
"I can give you more pep than that store bought yeast" - Evolution Mama (don't you make a monkey out of me)
Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:18 AM
Can't say I am enamoured of their bread at all - in fact, I think the only supermarket with decent bread is Waitrose.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:46 AM
Two so far.
How many of the superb range of breads did you try?
Far more extensive range than our usual Sainsbury's. And, without doubt, these two are better quality than anything turned out by the independnet baker in the village.
We don't buy too much bread as my partner bakes most of what we need. And, on that subject, I think Morrisons is the only supermarket where you can reliably get fresh yeast (as opposed to the packet yeast)
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:58 AM
However, it is surprisingly good for garden plants (superb clematis £1.79!), so I do still pop in and recently noticed they have increased & improved their fresh ranges - last weekend, I got some fresh galangal, & lots of chillis of different strengths, for example. Mind the flat leaf parsley was half yellow (cleverly packaged so I didn't notice too). And in season it's the place for Yorkshire forced rhubarb. Waitrose usually sells Dutch forced rhubarb - upon which, as a Yorkshirewoman, my opinions are unprintable.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:55 AM
Morrisons new veg range has some interesting items. Not sure how the produce will sell in the West Kirby branch though.
I picked up a couple of the dry aged British beef fillets yesterday - they were very good. I would think they were the best supermarket beef I have ever had. They were about £15 per lb and the two I bought cost £12ish. Very good.
I also order Turbot from time to time. I think it is farmed from Norway - it usually costs about £10 a kilo.
Not forgetting the Christmas Champagne offers - Bollinger under £20, Pipier £15.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:55 PM
But this thread and a billboard on the way home from my sons swimming lesson made me try the revamped Huddersfield branch this afternoon. Now 3pm on a rainy Sunday afternoon with 2 small children isn't ideal browsing time, but I'll be back one evening next week after their bedtime for a proper look.
Not sure if the water misting on the veg is a gimmick, but I loved the range of vegetables and herbs on offer. I'd always rated their fish and bread counters, but in the past the "market street" full of pre-packed veg and meat hadn't appealed, especially as it normally went off in a day or so. But they are now competing with my local Asian store for interesting ingredients but with easier parking, and the veg at the entrance is so enticing that I probably hunted out other ingredients that bit harder, whereas in the past I bought fish and bread and left as quickly as possible. Lots of interesting cuts in the meat counter which I'll explore in the future.
I hope the range on offer lasts, I'll certainly be visiting a lot more often if it does.
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