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Waitrose have just started delivering here. Never been in their store as nearest 20 miles away. What MUST we try?

(61 Posts)
ptangyangkipperbang Sat 14-Jul-07 16:08:12

Nothing to add really!

bran Sat 14-Jul-07 16:11:19

They do lovely fruit juice frozen lollies.

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:12:18

I love Waitrose - never had my shopping delivered but often shop in one about 5 miles away...
I always buy their own brand anchovies
recycled kitchen rolls
their own white tissues
vanilla and camomile shower gel
organic body lotion
Actually, the nice bit is just going in and choosing stuff !

ptangyangkipperbang Sat 14-Jul-07 16:15:49

I'm ridiculously excited because so many mumsnetters speak about Waitrose in glowing terms.

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:17:49

I like their double pack of rubber gloves,lemon scented
(I am so sad)

Mercy Sat 14-Jul-07 16:22:25

Organic burgers

Some of their ready-meals are very good (if you are into ready-meals that is!)

bran Sat 14-Jul-07 16:25:24

Their Fresh Vanilla Custard is gorgeous, and they do reasonably good fruit pies (apple/rhubarb etc).

Mercy Sat 14-Jul-07 16:27:59

Oh yes, teh desserts!

I hardly ever eat desserts but on the rare occasion we shop at Waitrose we always come home with several.

ptangyangkipperbang Sat 14-Jul-07 16:30:57

MintyDixCharrington Sat 14-Jul-07 16:38:33

we had a morello cherry pie for pudding at lunch today that was just the ticket with vanilla ice cream, yum

wheresthehamster Sat 14-Jul-07 16:48:56

Just go to the cake department and drool.
E.g. Apple Brandy and Pistachio cake,Pear and Belgian Chocolate cake,pk of 6 chocolate tiffins....

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:51:08

cheese scones,pre packed always a bit disappointing

OldieMum Sat 14-Jul-07 16:53:29

high quality meat - esp the organic free range meat

ditto the cooked meat, especially ham, cooked sausage etc

excellent fresh fish counter (which you can order from over the net)

huge range of cheeses

v. good wine

posh biscuits, chocolate and ice cream

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 16:57:55

fab stem ginger cookies which are brilliant as a cheesecake base !!

snowleopard Sat 14-Jul-07 16:59:59

Waitrose arrived here in scotland last year and it really was one of the most exciting things ever

I'd say try their apricot tart
Delicious free-range ham
Own-brand ice-creams - yummmmmm
Really nice breads
The toiletries are great too - lovely bubble baths, baby stuff etc.

Ooooooh have fun!

ptangyangkipperbang Sat 14-Jul-07 17:05:20

I'm getting even more excited!

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 17:06:40

are you going to order soon then ?? I've now got an urge to go to Waitrose on Monday !!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ptangyangkipperbang Sat 14-Jul-07 17:14:48

There is a code to get 15% off the first order and the minimum spend to get the discount is £90 so am trying to convince myself that it is good value. Haven't been out with DH for ages so am going to spend the money we've saved on an indulgent shop.

BettySpaghetti Sat 14-Jul-07 17:20:40

They do lovely roasted peppers marinaded in chilli/herb oil -gorgeous added to salads

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 14-Jul-07 17:26:22

...and the seafood salad is yum as well as artichoke hearts in oil

snowleopard Sun 15-Jul-07 15:41:23

£90 is worth it for your first big shop and getting a discount! And £90 worth of Waitroceries - that will keep you going for all of .... oh, 2 1/2 days

No seriously, I think if you are going to enjoy it that much, it is worth it and better than a big night out IMHO

mozhe Sun 15-Jul-07 15:59:36

..one of the down sides to living in France...no Waitrose
Auchan just doesn't do it for me...

TheDuchessDeMimsyNorkington Sun 15-Jul-07 16:10:23

Sorbets. Pizzeria pizzas. Organic frozen pizza. Organic burgers. Dauphinoise potatoes - part of their posh ready meal range. Creamy coleslaw. Cumberland sausages. Organic lamb is good (admits bias on the lamb as my friends are suppliers). Belgian chocolate.

At the moment they have locally sourced strawberries - they are sensational. And given that both of my local farmers markets have shut, it's some compensation.

francagoestohollywood Sun 15-Jul-07 16:15:15

Mohze, shame on you! You shouldn't go to supermarkets in France...

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