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to think that £1.13 per slice of ham is not too much, how much do you think is reasonable to pay

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JeanPoole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:40:51

dh is moaning that i spend too much money on ham, we have the money we are not short.

he doesn't mind the cheap stuff for about a pound a packet
but i think its horrible.i find it rubbery and watery even the stuff tht says no added waterhmm

no aibu on spending so much.?

bigchris Mon 08-Jun-09 15:41:41

do you mean for sandwiches?
how many slices are ina packet?
crikes that must cost loads

TrinityRhino Mon 08-Jun-09 15:41:55

1 pound thirteen PER SLICE


there must be middle ground between that and the cheap shit we have to have

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Mon 08-Jun-09 15:42:14

For a SLICE of ham? That's too much.

JeanPoole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:42:51

it's 3.39 for 3 slices so about 1.13 per slice

JeanPoole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:43:28

well how much do you pay then?
what do you think is reasonable

mousemole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:44:39

i think ham is expensive but that seems very pricey ? I could never buy ham that expensive as the kids guzzle it by the pound in sandwiches, pasta etc

nappyaddict Mon 08-Jun-09 15:45:30

I pay 94p per 100g

mrspnut Mon 08-Jun-09 15:45:39

I buy it from the butchers and pay about £4 for 5 or 6 slices.

In fact I buy most of my cooked meat from there because it tastes so much better.

crumpet Mon 08-Jun-09 15:46:36

buy a good ham and cook it yourself - very easy, much nicer and better value

ilovesprouts Mon 08-Jun-09 15:46:41

you only get what you pay for dh does not like the cheep ham so gets a better one

littlelamb Mon 08-Jun-09 15:46:56

That's fine if it's carvery ham. I but a couple of slices of smoked turkey from the deli every week and that costs about £3, but I'm happy to pay as it's not crappy meat pumped with water.

JeanPoole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:03

my butchers is even more expensive.

last time i went there it cost me 10quid for a chicken

littlelamb Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:10


nappyaddict Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:21

sometimes i get the 68p per 100g one aswell. Think it's called carver ham. The more expensive one is honey roast.

norksinmywaistband Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:40

I don't buy ham - Every couple of months I buy a gammon joint from the butchers, cook slice and freeze
Lovely in sandwiches at a fraction of the price.

I can understand why your DH thinks you need to cut back on your spending

TrinityRhino Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:53

I pay 42p per 100g

its not great but its ham

wannaBe Mon 08-Jun-09 15:48:11

I don't buy the cheap nasty value ham but there is usually middle ground and you can usually buy a pack of about ten slices for £2.50 or so. Or m&s sometimes do two packs for a fiver as do asda.

£1.13 per slice of ham is extortionate even by my standards.

JeanPoole Mon 08-Jun-09 15:48:13

oh i would like to do my own.
what would i need to buy though and how long would it keep

Thunderduck Mon 08-Jun-09 15:48:32

I'd do what Crumpet suggested.

MrsSeanBean Mon 08-Jun-09 15:48:34

It depends how 'nice' the ham is. 'Nice ham' is quite hard to come by and worth paying a bit more for IMO. I can't stand Tesco ham full of fatty / gristly bits. Even the cat won't eat it.

bigchris Mon 08-Jun-09 15:49:14

same as nappyaddict but we haven't got the money to buy slices from the butcher, if we did I would grin

burningupinspeed Mon 08-Jun-09 15:49:26

I would pay that for Nice Ham from Waitrose blush as would only have one sandwich each from it, and maybe just once every couple of weeks. Their crumbed ham is lovely.

wannaBe Mon 08-Jun-09 15:50:50

can I ask though, is that your only extravagance? Or do you spend a lot on groceries generally?

MrsSeanBean Mon 08-Jun-09 15:51:10

<economy tip>
Get NiceHam sliced at deli counter on a thin setting. More slices per £.

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