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To want to buy a bag of mixed peppers without any green ones from the supermarket?

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Dozer Mon 27-Jun-11 18:10:23

Why is it so difficult? Is there a green-pepper mafia in action?

The only mixed bags with no green ones are organic and expensive. The value-range mixed bags are almost always mainly green ones.

And two individual peppers cost more than a 3-pack.

Grrr.

hiddenhome Mon 27-Jun-11 18:12:12

If they didn't include the green ones in a mixed bag then nobody would buy them and the entire planet would be overrun by green peppers grin

spanky2 Mon 27-Jun-11 18:13:30

I like the green ones in curry. I was disappointed last week as Sainsbury's didn't have any green ones in the economy bags. We ought to get together for a pepper swap!

thatgirlsevil Mon 27-Jun-11 18:14:09

The green ones are my favourite...it pisses me off that you can never find a 3-pack with 2 green ones in it, but they always have one with 2 yellows knocking about.

The Market Value ones are the best because you get a shitload of greeners and only a couple of the sweeter varieties.

Tee2072 Mon 27-Jun-11 18:17:27

I just bought Market value pack with no green ones. grin so they do exist!!!

Cattleprod Mon 27-Jun-11 18:19:07

Is the wholesale price of green peppers cheaper?

When did yellow and orange peppers become more common? I don't remember them at all as a child. I didn't realise how delicious peppers are until my twenties because the red and green ones are so disgusting.

Flisspaps Mon 27-Jun-11 18:19:51

Tesco Value peppers were orange and yellow last week, not a green one in sight and less than £1 for five.

Flisspaps Mon 27-Jun-11 18:20:06

Tee2072 That's them!

andthisisme Mon 27-Jun-11 18:24:01

See, this is why I joined MN. I too am a green pepper hater; this is invaluable information. I thank you!

msrisotto Mon 27-Jun-11 18:24:20

Cattleprod! I'm the same, I only started eating peppers in my early twenties because of those evil green peppers.

SultanaofTring Mon 27-Jun-11 18:27:17

Oh oh, I thought Jason Thunderpants was back!

<sigh>

I can't believe I wasted so much time on normal peppers, why did it take so long to discover the Romero red pointy one

NettoSuperstar Mon 27-Jun-11 18:27:51

I dislike peppers, they smell the same when they come out.

I do like stuffed jalapeños though, or jalapeños in jars.

TrilllianAstra Mon 27-Jun-11 18:28:13

It wouldn't be "mixed" if it only had nice ones in.

anewyear Mon 27-Jun-11 18:34:03

Tesco do a red and yellow 'net' of peppers occasionally

SpringHeeledJack Mon 27-Jun-11 18:34:50

green ones are the work of the devil

BatmanLovesRobin Mon 27-Jun-11 18:36:27

Green ones taste like the smell of petrol.

BatmanLovesRobin Mon 27-Jun-11 18:36:27

Green ones taste like the smell of petrol.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 27-Jun-11 18:38:12

Sultan, I'm with you.

I very wanted to feel the JTP love.

sad

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 27-Jun-11 18:40:04

<waves> The green ones are much cheaper.... they're only in there to keep the price down. Same reason why 'mixed nuts' are mostly peanuts. Same reason why Quality Street has lots of yellow 'Toffee Fingers'.

melpomene Mon 27-Jun-11 18:40:38

I thought that I preferred green peppers to red, but then dh did a blind tasting on me and we found that I couldn't tell the difference!

PerAr6ua Mon 27-Jun-11 18:42:03

Green peppers are less ripe and so cheaper, no?

And yes, mixed is mixed...

StealthPolarBear Mon 27-Jun-11 18:45:23

green ones are best in a cooked dish - chilli or curry
red ones nice in salad mmm

DoubleNegativePanda Mon 27-Jun-11 18:45:57

I too am mildly disappointed. I was excited at the possible entertainment of Jason with his Thunderpants in a twist over frozen peppers grin

kaid100 Mon 27-Jun-11 19:05:01

I'm ok with green peppers but my wife can't stand them. Often we get lucky with a bag that doesn't have any green ones in, sometimes there are one or two so I eat those ones.

MrsJohnDeere Mon 27-Jun-11 19:08:45

Yanbu green are vile.

Waitrose do two packs of yellow and orange...

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