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26-11-2019 05:58:54 Mobile | Show all posts
Thanks, just ordered ... French farmhouse loaf with linseed, Long Clawson Stilton, Lubborn's Somerset Brie, Chocolate Alchemist Dark Chocolate Bar  - Total £10.01
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26-11-2019 05:58:54 Mobile | Show all posts
in answer to the OP, I only notice a difference depending on what food/drink it is. like you can get organic pasta and i cant tell the differences.

A step up from that, homegrown is the way to go if possible we grow our own spuds and they are way better that any new jersey royal! and also have our own apple tree's and what a difference. Its certainly cheaper but you have to make more effort i suppose, but the end result is worth it IMO
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I am heavily involved in fresh produce as some of you already know.

I get to eat fresh produce every day (lucky me!!)
I do understand why people say that that organic produce tastes better than conventional fresh produce.........................but I think people have been brainwashed................................(this applies to organic as well as conventional) you need to take into account a number of permutations, the variety, the country of origin, the region within the country. Many lines of produce of the same variety have a different texture and taste from different parts of the world, a good example is the popular Thompson white seedless grape.

So yes the spuds dug up from the back garden may taste better than the spuds purchased at the supermarket, but were they the same variety?

Please do not be fooled into thinking organic produce is fresher than conventional, both take just as long to be shipped from the other side of the world.
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I agree with everything you've said but home grown has the advantage of being much fresher so always has a big advantage.  You'll never get a green bean from a shop that's as crisp or as sweet as one just picked.

I have tried same varieties from shops as stuff I've grown and there's no contest, though of course anything I grow is quickly eaten so it's not a fair fight.  

On the flip side though I can't get my cherries to taste anywhere near as flavoursome as bought ones.
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In my opinion the best cherry variety for flavour is Bing, the bigger size the better, best from, Canada, USA or South America.
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Organic bread is much better than conventional and my wife always buys organic butter and goat's milk. Carrots and bananas are definately tastier. However, we do try and shop at farmer's markets where the veg is of a much better quality than the supermarket. We also get our meat direct from the farm at their own butcher's shop, no comparison with the crap on sale in Tesco.
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Even with £10 off I am balking at those prices.
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26-11-2019 05:58:55 Mobile | Show all posts
Yes it's unlikely that I'll be ordering from them again but at least the delivery was free.
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Originally Posted by WibXL  

Abel & Cole are currently offering £10 cashback if you go through Quidco on your first order so if any body wants to try for themselves you can get the fruit box plus like I did which with the cashback will only cost £3.95.


This is the company that I used when I was trying organic food and I was far from impressed. Not much seemed to be actually from the area and the quality was generally average at best.
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26-11-2019 05:58:56 Mobile | Show all posts
Good points Phil, in particular the last one. By being chilled, which is the same for either type of food, for so long, the flavour is all but snuffed out.

Food from the allotment, garden etc does tend to taste better, but again, is that because it hasn't been chilled for a week!

There is also the added problem, that 'Organic' is a very loose term. Having seen the regs (when working for MAFF) most people are eating 'Organic food' that's anything but - because the range of pesticides, way the food can be grown, is on such a long scale. At one end only a pedant would even dare to call the produce 'Organic' while at the other extreme end, yes, it is chemical, and chill free, grown with natural fertilizers. I have to say though, the latter is rare...............
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