Small, Medium or Large?

Which do you go for?

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Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
22/06/2012 at 10:38
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

Yeah, but if you have it at home, you eat it.

And if you go in a shop to buy one, you buy four.

So you end up eating four.

 


You might, but that is only due to your poor diet and lack of self control

 

(But I suppose it is easier to blame someone else)

22/06/2012 at 11:31
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
If you buy a tall(smallest) coffee at Starbucks you get a free refill.

I didn't know that and I always by the tall/small size in Starbucks ... good to know for future!

If given a choice, I'd order the small size - it tends to be larger than a portion I'd have at home anyway, so I'm not missing out. My favourite is in cinemas, if I ask for a small popcorn or drink they always try to upsell it for a seemingly minimal amount. Its not the price that puts me off the large sizes at cinemas, its the size of the portions - small is easily enough to see me through a 3 hour film, medium would be too much and I'd have to sit there all day to finish the large size. Why would I want to spend extra money just to waste food?

22/06/2012 at 11:35

Small.

22/06/2012 at 11:46

small

22/06/2012 at 11:48

Large is always too much so small/medium. Occasionally I like a hot chocolate but find even the small sizes are too big for me, so BF ends up drinking the rest,after his coffee...

22/06/2012 at 12:01
YOU have a boyfriend????
22/06/2012 at 12:13

;) I know it's hard to understand...

22/06/2012 at 12:24

Just as long as I don't have to say words like "venti" or "macchiato"

JvR
22/06/2012 at 13:01

I'll go for the large option in Starbucks/Costa because I'm usually in there for an hour chatting to friends and it saves queueing up again.

Anywhere else I'll go for the standard option.

I have started looking at the prices of some things that we get in our grocery shopping and checking whether buying individual tins is cheaper than buying the multi-tin packs as I noticed that there was an offer on some of the individual tins the other day which meant they were a lot cheaper than the pack I'd normally have bought.
I am trying to avoid going for the buy one get one free, two for the x pounds offers unless I know that its something that will keep and will get used or that we will use it before it goes off. 

22/06/2012 at 13:01

And while we are at it, why can't I buy a black coffee anymore?  If I ask for one they always say 'Do you mean a xyz?' and I reply, 'No, I mean a black coffee'.

22/06/2012 at 13:10
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

Yeah, but if you have it at home, you eat it.

And if you go in a shop to buy one, you buy four.

So you end up eating four.

When all you wanted to do was buy one, but one was too expensive compared to four, so you bought four.

Supermarkets are forcing us to buy too much, following which we eat too much. Because it's there when we look in the cupboard.

 

Cobblers!  They may encourage you to buy too much, but the choice is always yours.  Same with eating it. 

kittenkat    pirate
22/06/2012 at 13:16

I like the multibuy deals, doesn't mean we eat more just means it lasts longer in our house.

22/06/2012 at 13:29

Might I suggest to the critics of multi-pack crisp offers that the manufacturers have been thoughtful enough to make each packet individually air-tight, which means that you do not have to eat all six bags at once.

I know, genius.

22/06/2012 at 13:42

I think it depends what the multibuy is.  If it is on something that forms the basis of a meal, such as pasta, tins of tomatoes etc, or something that you normally eat everyday then you don't eat any more of them.  But if it is a treat item then it would be very easy to eat them at a faster rate.

I don't buy crisps as a rule, but if I fancied one bag and found them on special offer there is a risk that I would buy more.  Then once they are in the house I would eat a packet a day until they were gone, therefore eating significantly more than I had originally intended to.

22/06/2012 at 13:47

Fair dos.  That sort of thinking actually explains why I eat so few biscuits.  Once you pop...

22/06/2012 at 13:55

I've always wondered how an odd family (3 or 5 people) get by in this world.  All multibuys are for even families.  They must have horrendous arguments about the remaining pack or bar etc. left in some multipacks.  

22/06/2012 at 13:58

Sainsbury's millionaires shortbread comes in packs of three.

22/06/2012 at 13:58

In the past I'd probably have gone for the large - portion or coffee - if the price difference wasn't that much.    

These days I'd probably think actually do I really want another 1000 calories just because it'll only cost me another couple of quid - though sometimes the answer would still be yes.   I eat fast food or visit coffee bars so rarely though that it's not a big deal - if I was popping out for coffee most days then I'd probably go smaller.  

As far as having stuff in the house goes - bit of both - I can resist biscuits or crisps but stick beer in the fridge and it's not going to last long - so I tend only to buy it if there's a football match on or I really fancy a drink but not going out.

22/06/2012 at 14:03
JF50 wrote (see)

I've always wondered how an odd family (3 or 5 people) get by in this world.  All multibuys are for even families.  They must have horrendous arguments about the remaining pack or bar etc. left in some multipacks.  

I grew up in a family of five and we used to have all sorts of arguments about this.  Some times it would come down to the bigger kids getting bigger portions (harrumph!) but you'd be amazed how many ways there are to split three Fray Bentos pies!  And yes, we did actually count the ripples on a Wall's Vienetta.

Edited: 22/06/2012 at 14:03
22/06/2012 at 14:06
JF50 wrote (see)

I've always wondered how an odd family (3 or 5 people) get by in this world.  All multibuys are for even families.  They must have horrendous arguments about the remaining pack or bar etc. left in some multipacks.  

Or a couple of people decide they'll have the "extra one" and some poor person ends up with none at all! (Not that I'm bitter  )

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