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To think most premade 'party food' is completely rank

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LaurieFairyCake Sat 07-Dec-13 17:38:14


It mostly doesn't taste of wee bites of nice, normal food but instead gelatinous mush with indistinct flavours

RedLondonBus Sat 07-Dec-13 17:39:05

where have you been getting yours from?

BohemianGirl Sat 07-Dec-13 17:40:32

Depends where you buy things

Rosencrantz Sat 07-Dec-13 17:41:41

The stuff I buy is great!

Spring rolls. Nom.

gordyslovesheep Sat 07-Dec-13 17:41:47

well it sounds like the stuff you buy is - 'gelatanous mush' where DO you shop?

I love party food grin and my is never mushy

moondog Sat 07-Dec-13 17:42:44

I was once so ill after eating pre-prepared party food, I had to vomit up my sleeve in a stable and rush home.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 07-Dec-13 17:50:18

I don't buy it but even at poshish buffets where it's all M and S and Waitrose stuff it's mushy

And brown with no freshness to it

TheChimpParadox Sat 07-Dec-13 17:51:44

Well stop shopping at Iceland then smile

LaurieFairyCake Sat 07-Dec-13 17:55:41

I've never even been in an Iceland

Unless you mean the country wink

joke, can't afford to go there

harriet247 Sat 07-Dec-13 17:56:59

I love iceland.i said it.

NoComet Sat 07-Dec-13 17:58:11

It's cheap cheerful and fun, that's the point. You shove trays of it in the oven, you crack open a wine box and chat to newly arrived visitors on Christmas Eve, without any stress. You can always have salad if your feeling good.

timidviper Sat 07-Dec-13 17:59:29

Maybe it's more to do with the preparation or serving. I do a mixture of homemade and bought and have never had any problems but then it is all served straight from the oven, not left hanging around, etc.

herladyship Sat 07-Dec-13 18:02:09

YANBU if you are referring to frozen party food (aka the curse of the brown buffet) grin

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 07-Dec-13 18:03:27

Waitrose and M&S is just about tolerable, Iceland can't even make there's look good in their adverts shock if looks boaksome on telly, with all the trickery they can use, I can't imagine what it tastes like sad

Merguez Sat 07-Dec-13 18:04:03

I find that usually there is an over-reliance on fried stuff on those party canapés, which tends to be a bit indigestible.

And at ds's school they serve it cold, which is double yuk. Cold samosas and spring rolls, no thanks.

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 18:04:10

YANBU. In the ads it looks lovely. Once it's out of the oven it's greasy and brown and yuk.

I am going to plunder the desserts from Iceland instead this year.....

NettoSuperstar Sat 07-Dec-13 18:04:16

I love home cooking, but every Christmas Eve buy party food.
I fully intend to buy the silliest stuff from Iceland this year, just for the laugh of it.

SkinnybitchWannabe Sat 07-Dec-13 18:05:45

I love Icelands party food.
M&S party food is over priced and over packaged.
We're having an Iceland buffet on Christmas Eve.
Some people are just snobs.

mrspremise Sat 07-Dec-13 18:13:01

You can't beat a prawn ring grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 07-Dec-13 18:23:08

YABU because:

Sainsburys Duck Spring Rolls.

Holy.fucking.shitballs Batman!

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 18:23:13

Oh no it's half price. <dithers>

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 07-Dec-13 18:24:24

The Iceland bits are absolutely shite. I'm no snob, I'll usually eat any old thing but I do find them very unpalatable.

Cleorapter Sat 07-Dec-13 18:28:22


Love some duck spring rolls and pigs in blankets fgrin

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Sat 07-Dec-13 18:29:55

Yeah, it's rank mush.

I shall use that phrase at the next party I go to smile

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 07-Dec-13 18:32:15

Having visions of Thisisaghost at a party, poking the food and muttering about 'rank mush' grin

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