To secretly lust after the cakes in the Iceland Xmas advert?

(91 Posts)
FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 14:24:46

Iceland gets a right slating from lots of people on MN, and I stay well clear of the place myself. However, I do find myself drooling over the cakes (especially the Baileys ones) on their Xmas ad, despite them being kind of cheap and nasty.

So, AIBU to secretly lust after Icelend cakes and maybe get a big creamy one in for Xmas? My friends would be horrified! grin

TroublesomeEx Mon 26-Nov-12 14:56:20

And female prawns have their eyes plucked off their stalks to encourage reproduction in order to produce lots of cheap prawns for cheap prawn rings and prawns in pastry.

The cakes just taste like all other cheap shop bought cakes.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 14:56:52

I love kinnerton advent calenders, I love their easter eggs to. Must have good taste if M&S use them wink

dinkybinky Mon 26-Nov-12 14:57:54

Oh gawd no, I want to vomit each time an Iceland commercial comes on the television. The food looks positively inedible. Yuck

artifarti Mon 26-Nov-12 14:57:57

My Mum loves a bit of Iceland so I have sampled a great deal. I am sad to report that the prawn ring was vile. As were the defrosted pineapple chunks with chocolate dip. Bailey's cheesecake sounds gooood though, might have to point her in its direction...

Maryz Mon 26-Nov-12 14:58:59

You see, when it comes to feeding my kids these days, I have gone beyond the "give them good healthy food" stage and am on to the "how the fuck am I going to fill them all up without taking out a second mortgage".

Especially when two or more of them each think it's a good idea to appear with half a dozen friends before or after a night out.

A freezer filled by Iceland might just do the job.

Though I'm not sure I could bring myself to buy bags of frozen cooked sausages. But then again, I can just eat the nice stuff myself, and feed them the shit?

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 14:59:56

Your oven is in your living room Brandy? Hehe

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 15:00:16

defrosted pineapple chunks with chocolate dip

I'm not surprised that was vile, it sounds absolutely shocking! shock

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 15:03:07

You see, when it comes to feeding my kids these days, I have gone beyond the "give them good healthy food" stage and am on to the "how the fuck am I going to fill them all up without taking out a second mortgage".

Am I right in thinking you have at least one teenage son Maryz? grin

There's a time and a place for principles, and teenage lads do eat a lot! Mine is very skinny, but you can never fill him up, literally 10 mins later he's back to the kitchen and opening the fridge and cupboards. I'm surprised that the hinges haven't worn out.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 15:05:11

No I didn't explain that properly then!grin

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 15:06:26

Hehe <mischevious>

My husband agrees with me and he's Northern Irish through and through.

On the other hand, their frozen Gregg's range is gorgeous as is their American Dinner Food. I love their stuffed potato skins.

molly199 Mon 26-Nov-12 16:13:37

I actually work for Iceland lol, less than 1/8th of the food is bad quality but a lott of it is fantastic. The party food is brilliant all good quality and available all year round. Their cakes are fine depending on the one you get but it the same with all store, at least they have a different range to choose from.

usualsuspect3 Mon 26-Nov-12 16:15:49

I'm quite open about my lust for iceland cakes.

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 16:17:56

I also like the look of the strawberry, champagne and white chocolate one. I really really want one! The nearest Iceland is such a faff to get to though, but it might be worth it for the cake.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Mon 26-Nov-12 16:23:14

Ah, but it would be defrosted by the time you got home, So you would have to eat it straight awaygrin

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 16:27:18

Damn! What a shame. grin

Currently "on the Mars mission" (love the euphemism!) and Iceland e-cake sounds divine...

My freezer is broken so I would have to eat the whole thing in one go. Oh shucks.

TiggyD Mon 26-Nov-12 17:21:30

I'm planning on getting some of their party food soon. It all looks so nice. Duck spring rolls and filo prawns on stick. Mmmmmm.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:27:31

I sometimes buy their party food just for a friday night beige treat so I don't have to wash up or cook. The mini pizzas are really nice, the prawn ring is fine, again the buffalo wings, the garlic mushrooms, the money bags, and the indian platter is ok.

issey6cats Mon 26-Nov-12 17:29:24

i fancy the strawberry champagne one too and baileys anything goes down well with me but no iceland in halifax so will have to see what asda has this year, you think iceland is crap you aught to see the rubbish that jack fultons sell thats the choice here and a massive bribe wouldnt get me through thier doors

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 17:32:07

Mmm, beige treat. grin

Mrsjay Mon 26-Nov-12 17:34:17

dont get the little frozen cheese cakes they taste like feet I swear they are vile, everything else knock yourself out the eclairs and little puffy savoury things i could eat all days

Mrsjay Mon 26-Nov-12 17:37:15

I feel a bit queasy reading about eyeless prawns though

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:40:21

Yes I did oh poor prawns when I read that but since don't I discriminate I will eat cheap or expensive prawns wink

usualsuspect3 Mon 26-Nov-12 18:03:35

Poor no eyed prawns sad

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