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    1984
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    had myself the Big Daddy box thing today, made me feel very sick and was a disappointment.

    anyone else noticed KFC seems to be going downhill?

    #1207956
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    Buzz
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    im vegetarian…so yeah:laugh_at:

    #1207962
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    1984
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    @buzz 355329 wrote:

    im vegetarian…so yeah:laugh_at:

    cant they do you a cheese roll or something?

    #1207958
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    not really the point though is it? its like going to a steak house and ordering salad.

    #1207930
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    DaftFader
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    kentucky fried cheese? .. ewww

    #1207959
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    Buzz
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    they arnt actually allowed to call it kentucky fried anymore because its changed so much, KFC is the official name now lol.

    #1207964
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    1984
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    @buzz 355337 wrote:

    not really the point though is it? its like going to a steak house and ordering salad.

    or a curry house and eating the omelet they always seem to offer.

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    @1984 355321 wrote:

    had myself the Big Daddy box thing today, made me feel very sick and was a disappointment.

    anyone else noticed KFC seems to be going downhill?

    not had any for ages but it doesn’t suprise me and I haven’t much sympathy for dysfunctional American corporates anyway… its slightly ironic given your new username and political views you are putting money in their pockets

    if you must eat “fast food” (and as someone working in IT who lives alone I wholly understand you may not always have time to cook) then you’re better off using one or more of the local fast food businesses of the sort normally run as family businesses where the people are usually well treated and passionate about making decent food.. Many of these places, whether they cook “British” or “foreign” food increasingly use local ingredients and suppliers (or have always done so anyway).

    #1207961
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    Buzz
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    GL giving us his gem of wisdom for the day :laugh_at:raaaraaaraaa

    #1207898
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    General Lighting
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    In Malaysia (where my extended family and ancestors are from), its often claimed that the national sport is eating :laugh_at:

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    @General Lighting 355347 wrote:

    not had any for ages but it doesn’t suprise me and I haven’t much sympathy for dysfunctional American corporates anyway… its slightly ironic given your new username and political views you are putting money in their pockets

    if you must eat “fast food” (and as someone working in IT who lives alone I wholly understand you may not always have time to cook) then you’re better off using one or more of the local fast food businesses of the sort normally run as family businesses where the people are usually well treated and passionate about making decent food.. Many of these places, whether they cook “British” or “foreign” food increasingly use local ingredients and suppliers (or have always done so anyway).

    oh ethically its totally unjustifiable, as its smoking tobacco, using cocaine and many other things really. Weed production is probably at best terrible for the environment, energy production wise alone.

    Local KFC type places tend to be terrible in my experience and overpriced comparatively (economy of scale and all that) and Asian food wise takeaways are just too expensive for me.

    Real problem is all these things (including KFC) are just so morish! Must try harder though *nods*

    #1207921
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    GiantMidget
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    KFC is usually shit. apart from popcorn chicken, Man i love that stuff.

    Although the last time i had popcorn chicken i almost choked to death.

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    @1984 355353 wrote:

    Local KFC type places tend to be terrible in my experience and overpriced comparatively (economy of scale and all that) and Asian food wise takeaways are just too expensive for me.

    Do you live in the SE England/West London corridor area or any other similar area where there are a lot of affluent British Asians who may be pushing up the price? I did notice this to an extent when in Reading…. I haven’t been in a fast food place for years but hadn’t noticed too much of a price increase in East Anglia. This is however a place where the biggest poultry processing farms are and chicken and ducks run around loose in some streets :laugh_at:

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    @General Lighting 355356 wrote:

    Do you live in the SE England/West London corridor area or any other similar area where there are a lot of affluent British Asians who may be pushing up the price? I did notice this to an extent when in Reading…. I haven’t been in a fast food place for years but hadn’t noticed too much of a price increase in East Anglia. This is however a place where the biggest poultry processing farms are and chicken and ducks run around loose in some streets :laugh_at:

    I am South East about 30 mins from london in quite a posh area in a way I spose. For example a Curry would be 7-8 pounds but then rice is 2 pounds and then you have your extra’s. Same sort of price for the Chinese. Only compromise really is rich and chicken from the Chinese which is 6 pounds but its not exactly very exciting, no sauce to speak of. KFC big meal is under a fiver.

    tbh though its not very often I get takeaway so I am not too worried, but access to cheap Asian food would be lovely. I’v also given up smoking, hardly smoke weed and never touch coke so I am not doing too badly in some ways.

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    @1984 355358 wrote:

    I am South East about 30 mins from london in quite a posh area in a way I spose. For example a Curry would be 7-8 pounds but then rice is 2 pounds and then you have your extra’s. Same sort of price for the Chinese.

    thats about £2-£3 dearer than Ipswich prices, although I think my estate is surrounded by takeaways which means competition drives down prices..

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    tbh though its not very often I get takeaway so I am not too worried, but access to cheap Asian food would be lovely.

    unfortunately you will have to make it yourself..

    this is one of the best collections of recipes, with the cookery tips seemingly aimed at young single males..

    http://route79.org/journal/

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    @General Lighting 355359 wrote:

    thats about £2-£3 dearer than Ipswich prices, although I think my estate is surrounded by takeaways which means competition drives down prices..

    unfortunately you will have to make it yourself..

    this is one of the best collections of recipes, with the cookery tips seemingly aimed at young single males..

    http://route79.org/journal/

    thanks I will have a look at that, was thinking of trying to cook some curry with the misses one weekend. Its just the cost of all those spices, but a good investment, just initial cost.

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    bryonbond
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    KFC in Reading is shite.

    The chips were soggy, and the special 99p street wise menu they were promoting a few months ago was a rip off, I ordered a chicken twist and it was tiny, definately not worth the money they charge!

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    @1984 355362 wrote:

    thanks I will have a look at that, was thinking of trying to cook some curry with the misses one weekend. Its just the cost of all those spices, but a good investment, just initial cost.

    Curry is easy to make mate. Doesn’t cost that much ingredient wise, Just have a look in Asda or something for the spices, or get curry paste. Makes it that much easier.

    I will say one thing though, get a decent wok. 😉

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    @DJCliffy 355365 wrote:

    Curry is easy to make mate. Doesn’t cost that much ingredient wise, Just have a look in Asda or something for the spices, or get curry paste. Makes it that much easier.

    I will say one thing though, get a decent wok. 😉

    Have done Thai curry’s like that, they went half bad actually. *hunts for wok*

    #1207955
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    uglyprettytrash
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    i’ve never had a kfc.

    it doesn’t look very appetising to me… though spark_plug has said we can go and get one one day.

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    @bryonbond 355363 wrote:

    KFC in Reading is shite.

    The chips were soggy, and the special 99p street wise menu they were promoting a few months ago was a rip off, I ordered a chicken twist and it was tiny, definately not worth the money they charge!

    that has definitely gone downhill as it used to be OK once (although I’m probably going back 10 years now…) – then again so has Reading, which is why I moved 150 miles East :laugh_at:

    Whilst Asda may not immediately spring to mind as the most “multicultural” of shops, their UK HQ is based in a part of the North with a fairly large British Asian community. I think the specialist Asian grocer is unfortunately falling into decline, as younger folks from my generation onwards no longer wanted to work in shops, and end up counting stuff and fixing peoples computers / telephones instead :laugh_at:

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    @uglyprettytrash 355375 wrote:

    i’ve never had a kfc.

    neither have I,

    and even if I ate chicken you’d never find me in there :yakk:

    #1207933
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    p0ly
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    kfc is absolute filth, i do like the boneless banquets until i finish it and feel extremely ill.

    popcorn chicken for the win though cliffy!!

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    globalloon
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    @buzz 355345 wrote:

    they arnt actually allowed to call it kentucky fried anymore because its changed so much, KFC is the official name now lol.

    they aren’t allowed to call it kentucky friend chicken anymore… that’s more than 1o years ago

    it’s always been processed crap using chemically retrieved meat :yakk:

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    @globalloon 355427 wrote:

    they aren’t allowed to call it kentucky friend chicken anymore… that’s more than 1o years ago

    it’s always been processed crap using chemically retrieved meat :yakk:

    a chemically retrieved chicken leg? how does that work?!

    sounds fishy to me lol

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