not really free food

13 Jul

london 13.9C sunnywith clouds. wednesday 2016

got an email this morning from krispie kreme, saying to celebrate their 79th anniversary they are selling a dozen of their doughnuts for 79p. there is a voucher in the email . i shall get it. haha. i did not know they are that old a company… how come i only heard of them in the last few years or so? maybe they are like pokemon, which seems to have been around since the 90s, but i dont know much about them till now, when it seems to have caught viral with the new game on smartphones.

and yesterday i got an email from ikea saying every wednesday in july they are selling their meat balls meal in the restaurant for £1. i was going to get that but they also gave a £5voucher to redeem at the store. i shall see if there is a minimum spend, if not,  i will buy their frozen meat balls 1kg for £4.35 with it. haha. i dont recall eating their meat balls before… even though i hear so much about it. i was thinking their meat balls can be good in noodles, and be like the beef balls that we can get in chinatown which are similar to the fish balls. though they might disintegrate when boiled in noodle soups…

i get this offer because i have a ikea family card. anyone can apply. and u get free coffee too at the store in the weekdays. i shall be going to the store this morning.

it is fun to get these offers. i wonder if it happens elsewhere all over the world too? or is it just in uk. or do u think we get this offer from ikea in uk because of the bad publicity they are getting now from those chest of drawers falling on little kids and killing them? they are so light, that they can fall over when the drawer is pulled out, and unbalance it. those old fashioned drawers made of heavy oak make a lot of sense now.

i dont recall any one giving us free offers like this in malaysia when i was growing up there. not even samplings of food.

here we get people giving us food to sample all the time. i dont know if it really encourages people to buy. sometimes after eating the sample i find it falls way below my expectations and make me not want to buy. and even those that i like, i dont buy… but maybe it is just me. if i am not hungry i am not tempted to buy. and when i am hungry my own cooking is so delicious, i eat that instead of buying from outside.

part of the reason i dont buy outside food is because i find them salty. only myself it seems, no one else have that problem. so i guess it is me. when you dont add salt to your home cooked meals, u soon lose the taste for salt, and u can actually taste the food and that makes you even less willing to salt the food. and it makes your tastebuds very sensitive to salt, so that every outside food is way too salty for me.

added. 7.14pm friday 15.7.16 i wonder is that the reason why i have not eaten pizza for so long? i dont even remember when i last ate one. the cheese is v salty in those. i remember pizza because i saw a dominos buy 1 get 1 free pizza offer advertised in the metro free newspaper today and was quite tempted until i realise it is very likely to be so salty. whenever i make cheese on toasted sandwich at home, ( it is not often)i use so little cheese and that is why it tastes great. some might say but that defeats the purpose of eating cheese on toast… haha. you are supposed to slather it on and pile it high. well, not for me is all i can say to that.

it is the same with suger, i find everything i buy outside way too sweet. but strangely i dont mind eating sweets once in a while. after all i like eating the krispie kreme, and they are sweet. but not overly sweet i think. at least not too bad if drank with unsweetened coffee which is the best drink to accompany it. i think i shall find it difficult to finish off the dozen doughnuts. hope they can keep for a week, or more… i wonder if frozen will retain their taste? frozen krispie kreme!!

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one of the stalls in the eid festival in trafalgar square . very tempting. not free of course, £7

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