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ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16817308)
What do you pay for your meal in a box in these hard times?


Circa 100 AUD is the price for 4 meals x 2 people .... So thats about 58 GBP. Big serves as well, there is sometimes enough for 3 meals... Which you can use on the days you dont get a delivery.

No point doing it more than 4 meals as you can get caught out with invites out for meals etc. In fact I think we'll go back on 3 meals next time.

Here's the Aus Link if your interested. Is it the same mob?

https://www.hellofresh.com.au/plans?...e4b979e04c7f2e

GorBlimey 09-02-2023 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16817309)
Circa 100 AUD is the price for 4 meals x 2 people .... So thats about 58 GBP. Big serves as well, there is sometimes enough for 3 meals... Which you can use on the days you dont get a delivery.

No point doing it more than 4 meals as you can get caught out with invites out for meals etc. In fact I think we'll go back on 3 meals next time.

Here's the Aus Link if your interested. Is it the same mob?

https://www.hellofresh.com.au/plans?...e4b979e04c7f2e


That's pretty much my point.


58 quid is a shitload of money to spend on 4 meals x 2 - especially as you're eating leftovers for 3 of them.


There are a lot of people who have to make 58 last a lot longer than 4 meals but still serve up fresh, tasty, nutritious meals.


Hello Fresh just annoys me - hence my post in the thread.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16817311)
That's pretty much my point.


58 quid is a shitload of money to spend on 4 meals x 2 - especially as you're eating leftovers for 3 of them.


There are a lot of people who have to make 58 last a lot longer than 4 meals but still serve up fresh, tasty, nutritious meals.


Hello Fresh just annoys me - hence my post in the thread.


Hmm didn't realise that. I think and I'm not overstating the case, that the average Aussie in the big cities at least and even more so in Perth, possibly lives closer to what the UK calls a 'Middle class' lifestyle. Wouldn't mind confirmation of that from my local Aussie peers that travel back to the UK more frequently than I. I know I live a lot different to my 1970's young adulthood in Peckham, with the paraffin heaters in the bathroom and Ice on the inside of the windows... I figured that everyone has moved along since those times though.

adrenalin john 09-02-2023 03:22 AM

I would say from about 2007 onwards the standard of living in comparison to other countries has dropped. Obviously since 2016 the pace of the decline has accelerated exponentially. I think even Slovakia has a better standard of living than the UK now.

LN1 09-02-2023 03:25 AM

Not surprised at that 100 AUD meals cost as you just need to go into Coles or Woolworths to see what it costs to make up a meal as it often twice the price of UK equivalents.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-02-2023 06:27 AM

Indeed . Australia has gotten really exspensive over the last few years. To me the quality of the food has gone down. Some stuff like , believe it or not lamb needs a small loan to buy.

pallet 09-02-2023 07:00 AM

On the same sort of thing wonky veg company, came across them recently thinking it would be cheap veg that the supermarkets didn't want. It was super expensive.
Have family in Perth, the cost and standard of living in Perth much better than the uk

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16817335)
Indeed . Australia has gotten really exspensive over the last few years. To me the quality of the food has gone down. Some stuff like , believe it or not lamb needs a small loan to buy.


Standard pub meals are super expensive now. Like 42 bucks (25 GBP) for an average rump steak, salad and chips... before covid it was closer to 30 bucks. Even a Schnitty is over 30 bucks now. Beers are averaging 14 dollars a pint in Melbourne (8.00) for the general brands... 2 bucks extra for decent craft beers.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16817315)
Not surprised at that 100 AUD meals cost as you just need to go into Coles or Woolworths to see what it costs to make up a meal as it often twice the price of UK equivalents.

It's the assortment of spices that you get with Hello Fresh is where you save the money IMO. Plus cooking interesting things. Although I do think it's a ploy by the missus to get me in the kitchen at her convience. It's good cooking different things though. Stuff you wouldn't consider normally.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-02-2023 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16817267)
Okay petal.

All I am saying here is that you already gave us your Get Carter act on your first post on this subject and then backtracked from that position.

If I were to place a small wager, I would fancy the accumulation odds of 1) you having to persevere through several more episodes of tantrums and shows of dissent (I wonder where she gets it from 'You can take it with what you want matey' might be a clue, and 2) at some stage inside the next 2 years she will be putting dents in your motor.

None of that is a dig at you. It's just the way this works - it's the story of my life.

Please don't see this as 'Packed Lunches' Part II - I could do without the slightly threatening PMs or negs or whatever they were..

Fancy all.you want.

As for "slightly threatening pms", I'm sure you can garner that sort of attention elsewhere.

west country boy 09-02-2023 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16817314)
I would say from about 2007 onwards the standard of living in comparison to other countries has dropped. Obviously since 2016 the pace of the decline has accelerated exponentially. I think even Slovakia has a better standard of living than the UK now.

Obviously these standard of living things are all subjective but I would be very surprised if Slovakia is a better place to live in than the UK. Slovenia, perhaps.

stevek 09-02-2023 10:54 AM

We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Anyway, as you were.

Aquila_17 09-02-2023 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817508)
We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Anyway, as you were.

I'm extremely annoyed that your post shows absolutely no annoyance whatsoever - and even more that you had Goulash in Slovakia but I haven't (yet)! :veryangry :supergrin:

stevek 09-02-2023 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16817513)
I'm extremely annoyed that your post shows absolutely no annoyance whatsoever - and even more that you had Goulash in Slovakia but I haven't (yet)! :veryangry :supergrin:

It was a little bit annoying that, having made the effort to get the train from Vienna for the day, we could see next to nothing of Bratislava due to the weather. But we were young (ish) and newly in love, so that - and the food - overcame the disappointment.

Aquila_17 09-02-2023 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817518)
It was a little bit annoying that, having made the effort to get the train from Vienna for the day, we could see next to nothing of Bratislava due to the weather. But we were young (ish) and newly in love, so that - and the food - overcame the disappointment.

... when plans fail, it's just another opportunity. If you haven't yet, it must be time to go back ;)

west country boy 09-02-2023 11:12 AM

I am annoyed that it's not called Pressburg anymore (not really).

art malice 09-02-2023 12:15 PM

People who work out on the path in huge parks

Richard 09-02-2023 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817508)
We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Thank you Adrenalin Stevek

west country boy 09-02-2023 12:51 PM

He didn't mention drugs, self-discovery, or how "indigenous" people are so much better than the west, so not a fair comparison.

cappuccinoeagle 09-02-2023 01:54 PM

Apparently, dark chocolate Bounty has been discontinued. That’s annoying


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