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    Posted: 10 Mar 09 at 6:34pm
From the boat show thread:

Originally posted by Webmuppet

14 for 2 packs of sandwiches and two smoothies ! Ouch


Turns out that the sandwiches are 3 per pack but the Innocent smoothies were 4 each!  I e-mailed 'Innocent' suggesting that I might have paid a record breaking price and they replied with:

"Thanks for your e-mail. That does sound like a record, although I should point out our RRP for the little bottles is more like 1.79-1.99 but it's up to stockists as to how much they want to charge for them. We can't force them to sell at a specific price, so unfortunately if they want to charge 4 a bottle, they can."

So there !

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So glad I packed my Marmite sandwiches just like Paddington Bear!
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I left my drink in the car.

Much annoyed once I saw the price of drinks on-site.
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You can't blame the RYA or show organisers for that I'm afraid. They are
caterers, contracted by Alexandra Palace and a total rule unto themselves.
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Altough the pint's were what you would expect to pay at a pub and the food was generally what you'd expect to pay if you went out into london and got something to eat.  
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

You can't blame the RYA or show organisers for that I'm afraid. They are
caterers, contracted by Alexandra Palace and a total rule unto themselves.


Absolutely, I totally agree, you always expect to pay a premium at these venues however in this case I reckon that the caterers were really taking the mickey,

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Originally posted by radixon

So glad I packed my Marmite sandwiches just like Paddington Bear!


Paddington has marmalade doesn't he?
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Originally posted by tgruitt

Originally posted by radixon

So glad I packed my Marmite sandwiches just like Paddington Bear!


Paddington has marmalade doesn't he?


Thanks Tom, that's exactly what I thought..........Wikipedia says: " He likes marmalade sandwiches and cocoa, and has an endless capacity for getting into trouble. However, he is known to "try so hard to get things right"........as for Marmite

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Originally posted by Webmuppet

Originally posted by tgruitt

Originally posted by radixon

So glad I packed my Marmite sandwiches just like Paddington Bear!


Paddington has marmalade doesn't he?


Thanks Tom, that's exactly what I thought..........Wikipedia says: " He likes marmalade sandwiches and cocoa, and has an endless capacity for getting into trouble. However, he is known to "try so hard to get things right"........as for Marmite

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Keep up gents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJ154r77EU

Paddington has moved on.

 

 

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