Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Help The Poor And Get Your Arse Kicked

hattip to heine

A couple of enterprising guys have set up a food stores in South Auckland and Wellington where people can go and buy half price groceries. Yes, that's right, half price groceries. The stores are called 'Reduced To Clear.'

Here's their website.


What a wonderful example of enterprise. What better way to help people through the recession than to provide an opportunity to buy some basic grocery lines like soap, detergent, tinned fish, tinned soups, pasta meals, chocolate, biscuits, nuts, cheese and one day soon, frozen vegetables at half price or less.

Snack foods

Hell, if you can buy groceries at better than half price, who needs a tax cut?

The trick is, these guys buy in from manufacturers surplus stock which has passed its 'best used' date but is nowhere near its 'use by' date. All the stock on sale is safe to eat or use and complies with all statutory standards.

But that's not good enough for the Food Nazis.

Apparently the Nazis are upset because Cadburys' products feature. Good God, you can't have beneficiaries buying chocolate!!!!

As my first ever boss used to say,

"Shoot the bastards!"


Lucy said...

Sorry I must have missed the 'positive' article in the msm. You know the one that said what a good things trhis was and promoted it. Oh wait...........

Andrei said...

The good thing about this is its helps to reduce our carbon footprint by not sending food which has already accumulated food miles to the landfill.

KG said...

Thank God for that! The first thing that crossed my mond when reading this story was..but what about the carbon footprints!

KG said...

"mind" that is--my mond was elsewhere.


I have commented over on my blog, that it is highly valuable to pick up such half price bargains for food approaching its sell-by date.
I regulalrly make such purchases, though I ensure the food is eaten within time.

I should also noted the following comment.

Indeed, what better way for a beneficiery to help fund her way through university than shopping around like this! If its good enough for the working poor, so it should be for those living off the back of the taxpayer!.

Heine said...

Can you link to me when hat tipping to me mate?

I see you got the kudos from Farrar for this post :/

However, I digress. This is snobbery from the nutritionazis who seem to want to tell those less off what they should eat. Imagine a Nat MP going round telling poor people to eat good cuts of meat and skim milk - the media would go ones at that!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Hey, I called in there today and bought about ninety bucks worth of groceries for $35. No chocolate, no confectionery.

Cheese, tinned fish, filter coffee, sliced leg ham, salted peanuts, salted cashew nuts.

Sus said...

Adolf, you miss the point.

The Nazis would find something to grizzle about if the bloody food was given away. They're the same sort of clown who'd criticise a vegetarian for not being vegan. There's no pleasing them.

Their reason-to-be is to ensure the self-justified continuance of their miserable existence.

The last thing they want to see are solutions.

WAKE UP said...

Bloody Mark Sainsbury had a go at the the other night. His entire approach going in was that this could not possibly be a good thing. Eventually, they reluctantly produced some bureaucrat who, equally reluctantly, said it was okay.

All they had to do was make clear the difference between BEST BEFORE and USE BY. The people doing this are not doing anything illegal, and indeed, they're doing something POSITIVE (unlike the MSM).