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noddyholder Fri 22-Jul-11 10:10:00

I have a voucher and a free delivery for waitrose and I rarely shop there. Any recommendations for partic good stuff. I have my brother coming next week for 5 days so am going to use it to cover the stuff I will need for when he is here? Not vegi and possibly looking for 'special' stuff we wouldn't always have!

TheSkiingGardener Fri 22-Jul-11 13:01:36

Heston's salted caramel popcorn ice cream is good. Their New York Cheesecake is pretty good too.

Oh, and delivery is always free and it's not much more expensive to shop there anyway for branded stuff!

thestringcheeseincident Fri 22-Jul-11 14:20:18

they do a delicious chilli marinated fresh beetroot.
Obvs, the nice ham!
Also if you were lazy like me, they do delicious ready made chilli beef burgers. Really good on bbq.

Riveninside Fri 22-Jul-11 14:26:50

Popcorn ice cream? Explain please

bagelmonkey Fri 22-Jul-11 14:30:15

They do lovely shredded ham hock and beef in the cooked meats department.
The Heston beef burgers are great, but v expensive.

bagelmonkey Fri 22-Jul-11 14:31:51

A couple of times on the asda price check my shopping would've been cheapest at waitrose! Check out

hiccymapops Fri 22-Jul-11 14:32:55

They have a tomato and garlic flatbread which is really tasty, never had another as nice.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 14:33:34

shock delivery is free?! I sometimes use ocado and they charge a fortune.

LaWeasel Fri 22-Jul-11 14:46:32

Their fish and meat is good.

mini satay sticks and yummy.

I think you have to go in and wander round though really.

(I also, bizarely find my shopping cheaper at waitrose - perhaps because we don't buy branded food?! It's very odd)

BeerTricksPotter Fri 22-Jul-11 15:03:06

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noddyholder Fri 22-Jul-11 16:33:19

Thanks everyone! Just in time I need to order it all xx

nicole333 Fri 22-Jul-11 16:37:33

I love the fresh nachos in the fridge department.

Taffeta Fri 22-Jul-11 16:41:55

Ocado compared to Waitrose Deliver are shite, IMO. WD have no delivery charges and stock about 10 times as much as Ocado. I would never use Ocado, waste of space.

The frozen pain au chocolat are the dogs, btw. And I love the Kallo Parmesan breadsticks.

noddyholder Fri 22-Jul-11 16:54:36

I am half shopping half looking here! It all looks similar price to sainsburys and some things quite good value.

Jcee Fri 22-Jul-11 17:05:11

As others have said their fish adn meat are nice and a fave in our house is the key lime pie....mmmmmm....

BeerTricksPotter Fri 22-Jul-11 17:06:17

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TheSkiingGardener Fri 22-Jul-11 17:22:04

Waitrose deliver is free if you order more than £50, which is their minimum order anyway. And the people that deliver it are lovely!

Taffeta Fri 22-Jul-11 17:51:15

Waitrose Deliver only deliver within a certain radius of their stores. Ocado have different catchment, afaik.

noddy - the essentials range is very good value, and not at all bad quality.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 18:06:20

I have learned something today smile

ExpectoPatronum Sat 23-Jul-11 14:13:44

I have now added this to the list of Things I've Learned from MN.

I use Ocado and had no idea that WD was free!

Where I come unstuck with both Ocado and Waitrose though is that whilst the essential stuff is price matched to Tesco and so not too expensive, I get lured into buying all sorts of delicious luxury stuff not stocked in my local Tesco / Sainsburys.

Ocado cost me £103 this week, because I have zero willpower.

bacon Sat 23-Jul-11 20:16:23

The veg selection is pretty spectacular including some of the rare heritage spuds. Some stores do local veg which has taste, Baby veg are great too for a dinner party.

Some of the puddings are great - Duchy selection very nice sure I had lemon tart once.

Willys chocolate, vanilla paste, clarence court eggs including the duck, fresh bread, real ale and beer selection, wine selection are superior to any other supermarket, at least they do the top end.

I have to travel to a waitrose but always a bonus when passing!

Ponders Sat 23-Jul-11 20:34:06

I did one Ocado shop once (not Waitrose, can't get them here), when I had a voucher. Mostly bought special offers, plus a few things I couldn't easily get anywhere else, & it compared well on

(I priced an Aldi shop there today though; Aldi shop, mostly produce, store cupboard stuff, chilled & wine was £69 - Ocado came out at £135!!!)

Tortington Sat 23-Jul-11 20:34:36

they do the best cakes - i - shit - you - not

Tortington Sat 23-Jul-11 20:35:47

they also do the best pasta - fill - your - own container - things with salad and taters and pasta and cous cous etc etc =- but i suspect that doesn't apply to home delivery!!

Ponders Sat 23-Jul-11 20:39:02

fresh peas at Aldi, 69p for 400g
Waitrose essential at Ocado, £2.99 for 500g shock

def stick to Waitrose treats grin

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