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

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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

zukiecat Mon 26-Nov-12 21:57:23

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HELPMyPooIsStuck Mon 26-Nov-12 21:47:48

They do a marshmallow/ ice cream/ mousse thing which is bloody amazing.

ArtVandelay Mon 26-Nov-12 21:43:32

If I offered my DH Iceland tea he would look at me like he never realised just how in love he was with me. He loves all that battered beige salty nibble stuff. He's never seen an Iceland, he'd probably think he'd gone to heaven if he did. I think I married down smile

Djembe Mon 26-Nov-12 21:30:13

Love this, have just informed DH we're having Iceland tea on Friday and he looked at me like hmm

I married up.

mamasmissionimpossible Mon 26-Nov-12 21:19:18

The packets of mixed frozen fish (pollock, haddock and salmon, I think?!) are good value. I make a mean fish pie with mine.

Mandy2003 Mon 26-Nov-12 21:08:38

That kind of Black Forest gateaux used to be a Christmas tradition for me - the day before Christmas Eve I'd buy and eat a whole one myself. Don't do it now, it's Baileys in mid-November now that puts me in the Christmas mood.

Snog Mon 26-Nov-12 20:59:53

Iceland is my fave Xmas advert!
I never buy though as my little freezer is already full the whole time

VivaLeBeaver Mon 26-Nov-12 20:55:55

Tesco used to sell baileys cheesecake and its lovely.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 26-Nov-12 20:54:46

I bought a Sarah lee type Black Forest gateaux yesterday. Not from Iceland but its the sort of thing they'd sell. Was £1.50 for a good size cake.

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 20:53:34

I wouldn't buy any processed meat from Iceland, but I am eager to try the cake!

IAmLouisWalsh Mon 26-Nov-12 20:53:21

Those little cream slices are dead nice. Honest.

I've nothing against Iceland per se, it's just all the mini buffet stuff that makes me feel a bit ick. Which is strange because I am greedy.

SIL/MIL are fans though, so we will be treated to a selection over Christmas. Yes, I agree the strawberries in choc last year were pretty grim. I think I've blanked the rest out.

The lasagne bites in the current advert have DH and I shuddering. Blee.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:34:18

Well it did have icelands straight cup chips on the plate to sole grin was cheaper then the wholesalers.

Arthurfowlersallotment Mon 26-Nov-12 20:33:01

Yuck. Just watching the advert gives me heartburn.

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 20:31:35


InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:30:35

When I worked in a cafe we used to serve icelands lasange up as our own, and charge £5 for it. grin I completely forgot about that.

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 20:19:31

grin Glossy. You got your suspicious expression on?

Glossynotflossy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:15:44

Not sure about the cakes buy they do a nice chiken and muhroom risotto that tastes like a local restaurant's hmm

piprabbit Mon 26-Nov-12 19:40:29

Those Iceland cakes are a bit pricey aren't they? wink
We catered my DDs birthday party with Sainsbury's frozen cake thingies from about £2 each.

I keep the Raspberry Brulee cheescake for myself.

AlexReidsLonelyThisChristmas Mon 26-Nov-12 19:31:43

I love square sausage, instant hangover cure. I haven't seen it being sold anywhere in ages, a trip to Iceland is in order I think. smile Will look out for the Baileys profiteroles too.

ArtVandelay Mon 26-Nov-12 19:27:15

I just had to go on YouTube to see their ad. It looked a bit too good to be true but still, the cakes looked so impressive. Crap ad though, I miss Kerry looking all shiney while brandishing a prawn ring.

ariadneoliver Mon 26-Nov-12 19:14:50

I don't get the loathing for Iceland, they have some good stuff in there. The Onken yoghurt is cheaper than elsewhere and the frozen spinach is far better than Waitrose's. All supermarkets sell a mix of good stuff and junk Iceland is no different.

toofattorun Mon 26-Nov-12 19:14:29

Whenever I hear the word "Iceland", I think of Dawn French impersonating Bjork! "I am shopping in Iceland and everything is frozen"!

ObiWan Mon 26-Nov-12 18:51:34

Oh, not cakes, but I bought 'square sausage' from Iceland a while ago (after I read about it on here).

It's kind of like the flat thing you get in a McDonalds breakfast. If you use your imagination, it tastes a tiny bit like white pudding.

But I still have 80% of them left in the freezer, so not sure it's exactly a recommendation, more a 'you have to try it once' kind of thing.

FunBagFreddie Mon 26-Nov-12 18:49:57

I need to go to the town where the nearest Icelend is this week. smile

I'm going to buy some balieys cakes, hopefull the strawberry one and some other random stuff.

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