Sainsbury

This next track is about Matty’s mental health. It begins with him crying “I think I’ve gone mad, isn’t that so sad?” before jumping on buses and cars, and dodging autograph hunters in the search for his lost brain. The Sainsbury’s reference (“It’s likely in a Sainsbury’s, flirting with the girls that waited for me”) will make you do a double take on first listen, but, as ludicrous as it first seems, it’s actually a pretty smart insight into Matty’s mind and the side effects of sudden fame. The whole song’s three minutes long, but it feels like it flies by in seconds, the frontman’s voice cracking and rasping all the way through. Easily one of the album’s standouts.

Giraffe bread hits the shelves! Sainsbury’s officially changes name of tiger variety after three-year-old’s letter goes viral

They say the customer is always right.

But not many can claim to being so right they forced a supermarket to change one of its products.

Little Lily Robinson can, however, after the three-year-old got Sainsbury’s to rename its tiger bread after writing a letter saying it looked more like the markings of a giraffe.

Lily, who gave her age as ‘3½’, fired off her comments to the company last May suggesting the name be altered.

She received a reply two weeks later from customer manager Chris King who wrote: ‘I think renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea.

‘It looks much more like the blotches on a giraffe than the stripes on a tiger, doesn’t it?’

He went on to explain that the bread had got its name because the first baker who made it a ‘looong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger.’

'Maybe they were a bit silly,’ he added before signing off with his age ’27 1/3’, just as Lily did.

The girl’s letter and the supermarket’s reply has now gone viral eight months later with over 150,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook after her mother posted them online.

Sainsbury’s last night said it had given in to popular demand and started selling the new loaves from yesterday.

A spokesman said: ‘In response to overwhelming customer feedback that our tiger bread has more resemblance to a giraffe, from today we will be changing our tiger bread to giraffe bread and seeing how that goes.’

The supermarket said that Mr King, who has been widely praised by Twitter and Facebook users for his impressive reply, has left the company and is training as a primary school teacher.

Tiger bread is typically made by brushing a rice paste onto the surface of a bloomer loaf prior to baking, with the pattern forming as the paste dries and cracks.

Basic items for your cupboards!

The key to cooking cheaply is keeping a basic supply of ingredients, from which you can either immediately make a meal from, or from which they act as the base of a meal. For example, the only other thing you may need to buy is some meat/fish, or if vegetarian, maybe some tofu/soya/vegetables

So here is my list of the basic items I think every kitchen should need to live cheaply from. I have done this based around the supermarkets Sainsbury and Tesco, because they are the closest to my house. The total cost of this shopping bill was £27.76. You only need to replace these items if they get used up. They will last you a while, so you won’t have to continuously do a weekly shop for this amount of money.
Also, as your cooking develops you may want to invest in some more spices. Dried pulses are great and cheap, and keep for a very long time. But, get what you can afford to begin with. Once you have the non-perishable items they are going to last you, and it really is all worth the investment in the long run of cooking and living cheaply. 

  • Tomato puree 35p (Tesco)
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  • Tinned, chopped tomatoes 33p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Tinned baked beans 25p (Sainsbury’s) 
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  • Lentils 88p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Milk 89p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Flour 52p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Eggs £2.12 (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Butter £1 .10 (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Potatoes 60p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Onions 79p (Tesco)
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  • Garlic 22p (Tesco)
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  • Coconut milk 78p (Tesco) 
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  • Peanut butter 52p (Sainsbury’s) 
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  • Mixed herbs 19p (Tesco) 
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  • Ground ginger 85p (Tesco)
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  • Cumin 85p (Tesco)
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  • Cinnamon 85p (Tesco)
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  • Chilli Powder 63p (Sainsbury’s) 
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  • Curry Powder £1.05 (Tesco)
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  • Turmeric 58p  (Tesco)
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  • Worcestershire 80p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Bread 47p (Sainsbry’s)
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  • Tortilla wraps £1 (Tesco) 
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  • Tomato Ketchup 22p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Mayonnaise 58p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Honey 99p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Sugar 82p (Tesco) 
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  • Rice 40p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Pasta 25p
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  • Risotto rice (arborio) 82p (Sainsbury’s) 
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  • Frozen peas 85p (Tesco)
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  • Vinegar 13p (Sainsbury’s)
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  • Soy sauce £1.49p (Tesco) 
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  • Dried chickpeas (Tesco) 78p 
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  • Salt 48p (Sainsbury’s) 
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  • Pepper £1.89 (Tesco)
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  • Vegetable oil £1.44 (Tesco)
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Supermarkets' plan to build thousands more stores revealed

This is terrible news, for independent, small businesses, who are already struggling in the face of tremendous opposition from the big superstores, but also for us, the poor sods who will have our money cunningly extracted from us for even more crap that we don’t need and can’t afford, for the people who can’t get to out of town shopping outlets, what will they do when there are no local shops left, and terrible news for the environment and future generations who are going to have to deal with the effects of all this mindless consumerism.

This just shouldn’t be allowed.  Yes, building these stores will create jobs in the building trade, but those contracts will go to the big firms, the builder down the road won’t get a look it.  And yes, there will be jobs created in the stores, but they will be at the expense of jobs that already exist, and, no doubt, a frightening amount of the ‘jobs’ created will actually be state funded slavery in the form of 'Work’ Programme placements…so no help for people to actually get meaningful work, just be a slave to obscenely rich corporations.

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Little girl writes to Sainsbury suggesting that they change the name of their Tiger Bread to Giraffe Bread. Lily Robinson is 3 and a half.

Sainsbury writes back telling her she’s right, and that the creator of Tiger Bread was a bit silly for naming it so. They also gave her a £3 gift card.

i think this is extremely adorable.