OMG great recommendation. I have bought their bagels before from Cold Storage but have it home delivered and still warmish, made my Tuesday day off. That with some coffee whilst OH woke up early to watch Monday night gamenutnut wrote:Bagels?
Has no one tried - http://www.nycbagelfactory.com/
It's actualy not bad, the price is not too bad if you buy 13 and they also sell nice cream cheese. Last time we bought the bagels were warm when they arrived and very fresh. Loads of options too.
Mail order only though.
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The logistics and cost of supply-chain management must be immense. Plus they need huge sales-volume (which isn't there) to pay the rents for shop-space, places where the clientèle are likely to frequent.Barnsley wrote: Its a pity TESCO didnt have a crack at the Singapore supermarket scene ... if only for a short while.
Tesco are quality but non-fancy and sensibly priced (no vast margin). M+S are fancy, and come with a premium sized margin. Ditto+ Waitrose. This is why I think mainstream western supermarkets can't find and keep a market out this way. Either it's premium stuff, or it goes bust.
Waitrose (a high premium but no poncey-nonsense brand in the UK) 'JV'ing' their products via Cold Storage, is probably one way to go.*
*Example: If I want to bake say a Marmalade Cake to have with ice cream as a dessert at a dinner party, would I pay say $12 for said jar of Waitrose jam? Yeah... probably, as I know it will be perhaps the best supermarket marmalade in the world, and as that ingredient is the pivot of the recipe, hence it's worth it. And whilst I'm down the shop, I'm bound to want to grab a dozen other unplanned/impulse buys...
p.s. I used to have a mantra - 'never go food shopping in M+S when you're hungry' ...
Long story and off topic really. It wasn't too bad at all and I am ready for a Krispy Kreme right now except I might be chewing my tongue instead as the anesthetic has not worn off yetJR8 wrote:Hey if the 'root canal' is planned a week ahead, it can't be *that* bad
p.s. I went into Casualty once to have one. Perhaps the single most painful thing I've ever experienced. But the relief... the immediate elevation to the joyous uplands of Godly pain-free-ness, as that drill hit the festering geyser below... was quite amazing, I almost wanted to cry laughing!
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