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      24.08.2013 21:23
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      Well worth a monthly visit

      We had my friends little boy in the car a few months ago and when we drove past farm foods, he told us, "they do foods for humans too" which still makes me smile every time I think of it.

      I tend to go to Farm Foods once a month for a big stock up. I find the shop extremely good value, often being more economical than smart price brands in Asda. For example a standard bag of frozen peas / sweet corn / broccoli / cauliflower etc is a £1 in Asda and Farm Foods but in Farm Foods it is 3 for £2 as well. Milk was £1.60 for 2 whilst in Asda the same 4 pints was a £1 each. The deal offers make it extremely good value as well as having many branded products throughout the store. One of my friends who will only buy branded food came into Farm Foods with me (under duress) and was amazed at the prices and is now a regular shopper there.

      Unfortunately I don't feel I could do a weekly shop in Farm Foods as generally the only fresh fruit they sell is bananas, and fresh vegetables are onions, potatoes and carrots. They also don't sell any alcohol so no chance to buy a sneaky bottle of wine. The Farm Food cheese is "ok" but borders on plasticcy. The Fridge items are basic and fairly limited. They have a very small range of cat and dog food plus cleaning products.

      They do send vouchers out frequently, received in the post or in the local free paper. They offer £2.50 off a £25 shop, £5 off a £50 shop, £10 off a £100 shop, my local shop are quite happy to accept out of date vouchers too which is brilliant of them. I tend to walk round the shop adding up in my head so that if I'm a few pounds off the next voucher up, I will buy something to get to that amount. They have accepted a £2.50 and a £5 voucher in the same shop as well. The shop assistants are always friendly and the shop clean and well stocked.

      They used to have the best carrier bags, super thick and could be used afterwards for heavy items but recently the quality has changed considerably and although still better than the standard carrier bag, they are definitely nowhere near as strong.

      I am a big fan of Farm Foods, unfortunately due to its limited range its just the monthly visit for me, but I definitely recommend it. I'm scoring it a 4 due to these issues.

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        09.02.2013 15:37
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        I have to source my fresh ingredients, but this is a minor inconvenience with the rest of the value.

        Prior to getting married I often survived on frozen meals as these were the simplest things to cook at the time. Since getting married I have learned to cook a meal from fresh, and really enjoy doing so. I very rarely eat a frozen meal any more, but nevertheless enjoy the convenience of some of the items that Farmfoods stock.

        There are a number of Farmfoods local to our home, but Vicky and I generally prefer the branch in Castle Bromwich Birmingham. Entering the store is a pleasant experience as the floors are generaly clean and the shelves nearly always fully stocked. The layout too suits us down to a tee. The first items that you encounter are the frozen vegetables, which we have found unbeatable in the value they offer. They are as cheap as an Asda brand pack, but carry the higher quality that I generally associate with brand name veg. To be honest I usually stock the trolley up pretty full immediately as I can make a mean curry with their selection of vegetables alone.

        After the vegetables comes a selection of good value frozen meats that often vary in quality. I tend to steer clear of both their packs of fish and their beef, as I find the high water content makes them shrink fast into a small but very chewy meal. However their range of Pork, chicken, and Gammon steaks can be immensely worthwhile if you are cooking a dish that utilises those meats and want to save some money. The Gammon can even be served up as a straight steak and cooks to a nicely sized crispy treat. Their chicken legs and assorted joints also end up really cheap and can be used to produce a satisfying meal for the family.

        The rest of the shop then opens up to an assortment of frozen goods that work out as very cheap and very cheerful. I have always enjoyed their selection of meat pies, as well as the pizzas, and assorted oven cooked meat dishes that always taste good. One item that I always enjoy is the fish toppers; breaded fish portions with a thin layer of sauce beneath the bread crumbs, which I tend to buy in bulk. Of all the breaded fish that I have tried these are the ones that usually end up retaining their moisture and making a delicious meal. Obviously they also stock a range of frozen meals that carry the usual quality. Yet I was very surprised that they also carried a series of steam fresh frozen meals that are actually really good quality. I'll often grab one of these on my way into work, and that's saying a lot.

        It is also worthwhile that the range of sides available for a simple family meal is staggering. Countless varieties of chips, wedges, curly fries, smiley faces, and even baked potatoes are on hand to ensure that meal times need never be boring again.

        Finally the shop opens up to the Isle everyone loves to hate. The selection of deserts available in the third Isle is staggering. Massive Gateaus and a variety of cakes are on hand everywhere you turn. As are a selection of smaller treats for the individual that range from Vanilla Slices through to Iced Lollies. Their cheap version of Fabs is remarkably similar to their branded counterpart, and the choice of Ice-cream cones is wonderful. I always tend to grab a multi pack of Lyles golden Syrup ice cream cones and a small selection of whatever Iced Lollies take our fancy.

        What I like about Farmfoods though is that they have always been more than just a frozen food store. Located above each fridge is a selection of food stuffs that you will require to complete your meals. You get the expected salt, pepper, vinegar, and condiments. You also get a wealth of chocolate treats such as wagon wheels and fudge bites. At the back of the store are the cheese, milk, bread, and other sandwich necessities, and at the counter a selection of bin liners and pet treats. So Farmfoods will do you for pretty much all you need for a family dinner, and you'll only need to stop at the supermarket for a few other necessities.

        Why should you go to all of this trouble though? The simple answer is value! Farmfoods have a similar price structure to their main competitor Iceland on a lot of products, however they add on a series of fantastic multi buys that draw the price down significantly. Just make sure you have room in the freeze to buy in bulk of course! 3 bags of 8 steaks for a tenner is a bargain in anyone's book, particularly if you want to make a curry for a large group of people. Fish toppers are 2 packs of 4 for £3; breaded chicken at 3 packs of 2 for £2; all frozen veg at 3 bags for £2; even brand name ice cream cones at £1 for a pack of 4. Obviously some of the bigger sellers get a little more expensive, but for the most part these samples represent the clear value that Farmfoods offer to every customer. Vouchers are also readily available that can save you up to 10% off your food bill if you use them. So generally speaking you could do the majority of your monthly shop for around £50. We do it, and we will always love it.

        Overall then I am sure you'll understand why Farmfoods remains my favourite place to shop. Obviously I have to source my fresh ingredients from elsewhere, but this is a minor inconvenience when the value of everything else is so high. I will also give credit to the staff, who have never been less than friendly with me and are always willing to share a laugh and a joke. So I will continue to purchase the bulk of my shopping from this wonderful establishment, and heartily encourage you try them out for yourself.

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          04.04.2011 00:09
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          Worth a visit

          We have a local Farmfoods and we make great use of it. Once every couple of weeks we have a leaflet delivered through the door which tells us all about the offers in the store. Our Farmfoods store is not large and it really has no street appeal. The store is presentable and clean and the staff are helpful and polite. The store gets busy and at times it is difficult to browse the goods because of the limited aisle space.

          Farmfoods have about 300 stores throughout the country and the company refer to themselves as frozen food specialists. The company do have a website on which they advertise their latest offers. Some of the offers offer really good value which could be of great benefit to families. Many of us tend to buy freezer foods in bulk and Farmfoods have all of their best deals listed on the website.

          The shelves are kept stacked and the freezers are filled with family bargains. All of the prices are clearly displayed. It is well worth keeping an eye out for the offers, recently Farmfoods had 1kg bags of sugar on an outstanding offer. Of course you do have to shop carefully or you may well end up losing your savings by inadvertently picking up goods that cost far more than they normally do. Farmfoods market their goods well, canned store cupboard staples that are on special offer are usually placed just inside of the front door where every customer is going to see them.

          Farmfoods has a very good selection of branded cakes and biscuits and many of these are offered at a few pence less than you could expect to pay in the major supermarkets. The selection of crisps is limited. In the store you will find a small range of tinned food and on the whole the prices are competitive. Canned fruit prices are good as are tins of ready made sauces. In the freezers there is plenty of food to suit all tastes, childrens meals galore, tasty adult meals, frozen diet meals and Farmfoods have not forgotten the vegetarians.

          At the bottom of the store there is a section devoted to pet food and cleaning products. The cleaning products are mainly cheap and cheerful, in the past I have bought bleach at two for £1. The pet food is not branded so I tend to steer clear of it.

          The cheese and dairy products offer reasonable value for money but yet again you do have to watch points. Bowyers sausage rolls are often a good buy at £1 a packet. There are plenty of cereals on the shelves and I often buy the wheat biscuits which are excellent value. Lots of sweets and chocolate on the top shelf but it is difficult to find a good bargain in that department.

          Farmfoods do stock a small amount of fruit and vegetables. Personally I am not a fan because the fruit and veg very often looks tired. On my last visit to the store the 2kg bags of potatoes looked especially weary. But what Farmfoods lack in the fruit and vegetable department they make up for with the milk. You can buy two 2 litre bottles of milk ( skimmed, semi-skimmed and full- fat) for £1.60p, that has to be good value. The milk sells well and therefore the sell by date is always good.

          The frozen desserts, ice cream and ice lollies are great. The range is good and you can buy a 1 litre tub of vanilla ice cream for £1. Ice lollies for the children are very affordable. When you take your shopping basket to the checkout you may find a bit of a queue ahead of you. Luckily the checkout staff work quickly so we never have to wait too long. The staff pack your goods as they put them through the till so you don't feel stressed trying to shove your shopping into the carrier bag. While we are talking carrier bags they are free! Not only are the carrier bags free but they are thick plastic carrier bags that do not fall apart.

          Farmfoods do not stock everything that you may need for your weekly shop but they are definitely worth investigating.

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            15.02.2011 12:59
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            really good

            When i was younger i must admit i used to hate it when my mum shopped at cheap food stores. I hates having my friends round and them noticing that my mum had shopped at farmfoods. My mum used to tell me that she couldnt afford to keep shopping at tesco and that there is nothing wrong with food from farmfoods. I never told her this but it never tasted any different to a higher priced store.
            Since i started living on my own a few years back i used to shop at tesco and morrisons all the time but then i verntured into farmfoods as it it only 100 yards from my house and i now understand why my mum used to shop there. The prices are so reasonable and the food is actually of a really good standard. The majprity of their items are frozen and they do sell a lot of frozen microwave meals but they also sell so much more. There is a range of things from frozen fish, chicken, pizzas, weightwatchers meals, pork loins, pork ris, vegetables and the list is endless. Not only is it frozen foods that they sell but they also have a small range off yoguirts, cheese, fresh ham, bananas, potatoes carrots (the list of fresh foods isnt massive but it does help). Tinned foods also line above the freezers inlucing pasta, rice, a variety of sauces, tineed vegetables, pet food and a small variety of cleaning products. Everytime im in ther in also have a good look at the dessert section which in the small store near my home is about 5 freezers full of ice cream, gateau's and lots lots mnore.
            I have found that sometimes it does take a while for a member of staff to arrive at the till to serve, and there is sometimes a lot of people there before they realise. So sometimes service is slow but thte store does always seem clean and well laid out with the fridges aleays fully stocked.
            Farmfoods is definately one shop that i will b shopping at for a long time.

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              09.11.2010 23:26

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              what an arrogant and completely ignorant attitude that the manageress of the arbroath store has towards customers, if you ask a question she completely ignores you, I have never ever met any other person who serves the public with such a bad attitude towards customers and the same attitude is also show to staff in front of customers. if this person cannot handle the position that she 'does not' enjoy then perhaps she should be replaced, she certainly would not be missed by customers or staff.

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              29.09.2010 12:11
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              Get over your food snobbery and try it

              Farm foods has just opened close to our house and for the first week I didnt go near as a few snobby friends of mine told me it wasn't the sort of place to shop. Should have never listened to them, my parents went for a look and my dad popped in and said "here that quorn stuff you lot eat is down farm foods for a pound a pack" The light bulb went on and off I went.

              The Yeovil store is clean and tidy and the staff are really lovely. Whether it will go downhill I can not say its still early days but right now I love the place.

              I left with £60 worth of branded food, all brands I could have purchased in Morrisons/ tesco for a lot more money.

              I picked up a real mix of veggie, non veggie, fish, potato products and I am really happy with all my purchases. This country has to get over the food snobbery so many of us seem to have.

              last year I shopped in Marks and Spencer for a lot of our foods with the remaining coming from Tesco or Morrisons. Now most of my products come from lidl and Farm foods, my weekly/ monthly food cost is down and so is my petrol usage as I am not driving miles to our nearest supermarket and that just takes a couple more pressures of the family finances.

              Another few plus points to farm foods is the aisles are nice and wide and it's never that busy which means taking the children is not stressful like a visit to tesco. I can be in and out quick and you never have to wait at the tills to be served.

              And the carrier bags are free and the staff in ours help pack without asking, how refreshingly helpful.

              And as for my snobby food mates, well they all came for lunch and ate what I served and their plates were empty. That says it all doesnt it.

              About time these places gave tesco a run for their money.

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                29.09.2010 10:20
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                A great place to buy frozen food, as its cheaper than most other places!

                I'd been told by a few people that farmfoods is a great store to pick up cheap, quality, tasty frozen foods, so I decided to start shopping there. Almost everything is £1 - £2. With the occasional exceptions like the bigger packs of stuff. Another great thing about Farmfoods is that product prices are to the £1 or the 50p so there's no need for fiddly change. It's a pointless thing to be impressed by I realise, but I just think it's nice to know I can take a £10 note and spend it exactly without receiving a pocket full of coppers.

                Now, about the store. The one I shop at is quite a large store with a decent size car park. And despite the fact there is another low cost supermarket across the road, Farmfoods stays busy and has been pretty rammed each time I've been.
                The layout is very neat, and the products are easy to find as they keep similar things together. Another thing I've found is that the freezers are always extremely well stocked.

                There is a wide range of products on offer at Farmfoods which are mainly frozen foods such as pizza, chicken fillets, chips & wedges, ice cream, frozen vegetables, etc. They also sell non-frozen products such as eggs, bread, milk, yogurts, cheese, vegetables, crisps, fizzy pop, etc.
                There are lots of brand names to find in Farmfoods such as Birdseye, Quorn, Chicago Town, Weightwatchers, and many more. But the main brands for sale are Farmfoods own brand and L.A. Diner. L.A. Diner is definitely the one to go for. Extremely tasty pizzas, garlic breads, spicy wedges, curly fries, coated chicken fillets, and much more.

                Farmfoods is not a million miles away from the leading supermarkets, pricewise, but you get much larger packets, etc. which obviously means better value for money. Leaflets that get posted through your door will contain money-off vouchers giving you the opportunity to save even more money.
                These leaflets can also be found in store.

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                03.09.2010 08:55
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                I don't use for my main shop but will visit again for the odd bits and bobs

                We were lucky when we use to live opposite a framfoods so it was easy to go and get the odd thing.

                I often find that the queues are always massive in the shop, our local store doesn't have the checkouts with the moving belt and very little space so the checkout person is scanning your stuff to create more room for you to get your shopping on, so you have a massive pile at the other end to pack while the next person in the queue is growling at you for taking so much time!

                They sell pretty much anything! They also sell non frozen products like milk, toilet roll, cheese etc.

                They do sell some brand names but a lot is a cheaper version which sometimes is just as good!

                I have never been keen on the frozen veg they sell there as it always seems to be a bit tastless!

                The pizzas are great they sell Chicago town pizzas and when they are on offer you can really grab a bargain!

                The milk is fantastic value for money (2 for £1.50) but you have to get in there quick as they sell out not long after going on the shelf!

                The amount of different icecreams is amazing and they sell my favourite Cadburys Cream Egg icecream!!!!

                I think it is a great store for desserts, some of the meat and veg is debatable but you pay for what you get!

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                  09.06.2010 19:21
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                  great for frozen food

                  I recently received a farmfoods leaflet through the door, the products looked appealing and the prices seemed very reasonable so I thought I would visit the store to pick up a few bits.

                  ** The Store **

                  Firstly the store that I went to was huge, with ample parking spaces. I felt that the layout was good and all the items were easy to locate. The store is packed with freezers and all were stocked well. The cleanliness of the store was excellent and the staff were efficient and friendly.

                  ** Products and Brands **

                  Farmfoods sell a wide variety of products, mainly frozen, such as chicken breast fillets, pork loin steaks, frozen veg, goujons, ice cream, fish, pizza etc.

                  The main brand I saw were farmfoods, Finest Catch and L.A Diner, however they do sell products from well known brands such as Weight Watchers, Birdseye, Bernard Matthews and many more.

                  I have bought chicken breast from here and they were a fraction of the price of my usual supermarket and obviously didn't taste any different, I also find their goujons and coated chicken fillets to be very tasty too.

                  ** Prices **

                  I think that the products sold in this store provide excellent value for money, you will find that this store competes well with the larger supermarkets. If you manage to get a leaflet through your door then you will be able to save even more money as money saving vouchers are provided on the back of it (these leaflets are also available in store).

                  ** Overall Opinion **

                  I definitely wouldn't knock it till you've tried it, I was unsure about this supermarket but found all the products I bought to be tasty and of good quality, I wouldn't say it is massively cheaper than Tesco and ASDA however I would say that you do generally get more for your money with farmfoods as the packets are larger etc.

                  I wouldnt reccomend it for a big shop as its likely that you wont find everything you need in there, however its great for meat and frozen products.

                  Im not sure how many of these stores there are around the UK, although im pretty sure that not every town/city will have one, which is a limitation.

                  Overall I would rate this supermarket as 4/5.

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                    Definitely worth a visit if you have a store near you.

                    I have recently started visiting my local Farmfoods after discovering they sell two 2-litre bottles of milk for £2.50.

                    What with having two toddlers, I get through on average one container of milk per day, so I was so happy to discover Farmfoods as they have cut my shopping bill by around £8 per week. Woo! *does the jerry springer "go jerry!" style arm movements*

                    In my local store, it is mainly pensioners that frequent, and the queues can be rather long (I counted 25 people at one point, snaking halfway round the shop) but I find it still worth visiting, if only for the factof the milk and the fact they seem to have great offers on maryland cookies - the other day they had 3 packs for £1.

                    They pack your bags for you in my store too, which is lovely.

                    I also buy the white potatoes from Farmfoods - 2 bags of about 12 large potatoes for 69p is a winner in my eyes, and they taste great too (and dont sprout or go off to quickly).

                    I am a total convert to Farmfoods, and nowadays I get the main bulk of my shopping online, and go to Farmfoods for the bits Ive forgotten - and the milk :)

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                    A GREAT PLACE TO GO TO TRIM YOUR SHOPPING BILL

                    Farmfoods in a supermarket which specifies in frozen foods.

                    It is a UK chain of supermarket that target discount products of which they can sell at discount prices to their customers.

                    It sells all your top brand names of frozen foods like Birdseye, Heinz, Princes and McCain's but also has a stack of cheaper brand frozen foods that you may not find at your bigger stores like Asda and Tesco.
                    As well as the frozen foods they also do sell some tin products along with sweets, crisps and breads.
                    You can also get your milk and several top name pops from Farmfoods so you could do a decent amount of your shopping here and save yourself a small sum. One thing you won't find is much fresh fruit and veg.
                    Infact most stores only have a small selection of fresh products and normally base 95% of the products they sell on long life frozen or tin products.
                    No alcohol is available either.

                    Farmfoods has been in operation for over 50 years now and has over 300 stores nationwide.
                    The stores are not massive but a bigger than your average convenience stores.
                    Farmfoods is a privately owned company.
                    If you're familiar with Iceland stores then this will give you an insight as to what Farmfoods is like as they operate in a similar fashion.

                    Bettys frozen products is a brand I would reccommend. You dont normally see Bettys in your bigger supermarkets but I seriously rate the products especially the potato frozen items they do.

                    If your budget is a little tight then Farmfoods may be just what you need to have you save a little cash but still get top quality foods.

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                    Great if you've just forgotten an odd item

                    At present there are currently just over 300 Farmfoods stores throughout the United Kingdom. They specialise mainly in frozen foods, although they do sell a small range of other items.

                    I'd never actually been to Farmfoods-or even heard of it until one of their flyers came through my letterbox. Opening up I was amazed at the prices and had to see what else they sold. I certainly wasn't disappointed when I got to their store, armed with numerous money-off vouchers which had come free in their flyer.

                    As with most stores their meat products retail for considerably more than anything else-but I still wouldn't call their prices expensive. Many of their products are larger boxes than most supermarkets sell. The most you will normally pay for a meat product is £3- although they sell 16 Birds Eye Beef Burgers for £3.50 (I normally pay about £1.50- £2 for 4 from any other store!). I always buy my chicken breast from Farmfoods, priced at £3 for 500g the fillets tend to be a lot bigger after cooking than from any other shop I go to.

                    In Farmfoods they sell most popular frozen foods which are clearly signposted in the store. You will find a good variety of frozen foods including pizzas, fish, burgers and ready prepared meals.

                    Other items such as chips, cans of pop and lollies are sold for nearly half the price of other supermarkets!

                    I would definitely recommend this store to people as there is always a wide variety of meals and general items such as milk are often on offer. You can normally buy two 2 litre bottles of milk for £1.50-so if you have a farmfoods store nearby then it's a good choice for everyday items.
                    Farmfoods do sell a small amount of fresh products such as potatoes- but if you're wanting much more than that then I would recommend one of the larger supermarkets.

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                    If you're looking for food on a budget, Farmfoods is your place

                    Having had to drag my heels around various shops with my mother when I was younger, I do have to visit this store nowadays so I thought I'd share my experiences.

                    For the past 12 months or so, I've had various leaflets through my letterbox that tell you all the latest offers but (most importantly) on the back, there are 4 money of vouchers. (2 x £2.50 off a £25 spend, 2 x £5 off a £50 spend) The offers that come through are generally top notch; for example you could get 2 loaves of Hovis bread for £1.50 and I *think* you can get 2x 4pint milk for £1. I've found that items sold at Farmfoods are generally lower in price than other stores; great if you're on a budget!

                    The stores I've been into are laid out in the same way; rows of freezers with shelving just above to provide easy access to the products available. Within the freezers you'll find a vast array of different food products to buy. Some are definitely more appetising than others - in the food sense and in the money sense. From the outside, all the stores look the same, with the traditional 'Farmfoods' logo displayed boldly on the front of the store. Floors and freezers are kept clean and well maintained.

                    I am quite impressed with the selection of food you can buy from Farmfoods. From cheese to chips, soft drinks to sweetcorn, there's a range of items for you to choose from. Some of the products may be 'own brand' style products and others from leading names in the food industry. For example, there is usually a selection of pizzas on offer, from Chicago Town to Dr Oetker. Vastly reduced in price, many items are available at a price that is unrivalled by nearly all of the major supermarkets. I believe that the frozen selection is brilliant and that they are one of the best 'low cost' frozen stores, possibly on par with Iceland.

                    They do sell food products other than those that are frozen. If you've a sweet tooth, I'd try to resist all the tempting treats that can tantalise your taste buds. I've previously purchased a Pepsi Cola 12 pack before. Although it maintained my sugar fix, my dentist wasn't too happy about it. There are a few different sorts of crisps and chocolate biscuits on the shelves too. A box of ice cream wafers and cones sit at the end too. If cereals are your thing, then these can be purchased too, lower than the RRP. An array of condiments sit on the shelf, filling in the gaps in various places throughout the store.

                    The store has a relaxed and airy feel, with no loud or vulgar music being played. It's great if you've had a bad day - gently push your trolley around, picking up your bargains.

                    Farmfoods is an excellent company and employs some excellent staff. However, some of them don't seem too enthusiastic to help out the consumer. On the whole I'm happy with the level of service I have received in the stores I've visited but they could improve on team work - this I will talk about in a moment.

                    There are a few negatives to Farmfoods though. Firstly, you don't know what's going to be in stock. It seems, from my experiences and interactions with this store, that it's a bit hit and miss as to what will be there. Secondly, there never seems to be enough till staff. Take last Saturday for example: there was 1 till open, with 2 closed and a queue of 7 or 8 different paying customers. Three members of the Farmfoods team dotted around the store, with one practically at the end of the queue, looked on aimlessly. Now I don't know about you, but if it was me, a little bit of initiative would suggest that opening another till, even if temporarily, would clear the backlog. The result? One cashier trying to serve all the customers as quickly as she could. A bit pathetic in my eyes and I hope this was just a one off.

                    The website (www.farmfoods.co.uk) is pretty useless in my opinion. It provides no details of products, latest offers or any special notices we should take. You can, however, search for your nearest local store; thought I suspect it's not needed as they have over 300 stores across the UK. There is also a careers page where you can search for vacancies and there are a fair few at the minute. Unfortunately I cannot tell you how the recruitment process works as I'm sure my CV never got further than the person I handed it to!

                    To summarise, I generally like the layout and as they have wide aisles, they're easy to navigate. The Farmfoods team has a bit to work on in terms of offering top notch customer service, but I'd say they're making progress. I would recommend this shop to anyone who wants to save a few pounds here and there. I would say that, although you could get most of your weekly shop done here, you'd still need to visit a supermarket to pick up a few more essentials.

                    All in all, a good store with some great items with lower prices than you'd pay in major supermarkets.

                    *If there are areas you believe I could improve on, or you have a suggestion for a topic I could incorporate into this review, then feel free to message me or leave a comment*

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                      22.04.2010 08:28
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                      Good cheap prices

                      I tend to freeze a lot of food some people think cannot or does not taste the same once been in the freezer but I think most food items are fine and taste very good.

                      I like to sometimes go to this store because it can be a change to shop at different shops and sometimes there are lots of offers on and so it can save you money and also you are able to buy in bulk if needed or just a few items.

                      Inside this store there are large low freezers that have lift up lids and the food is inside in rows to make your choice, each freezer has a large label saying what products are in each freezer and so you can just go find the product you are wanting to buy without having to go back and forth looking around.

                      The prices are excellent and there are a lot of items for only £1 and on special offers the same items can be bought for 2 for £1.50 or even 2 for £1, depending on what is on offer.

                      They also sell bread which is normally priced at £1.50 for 2 loaves and they are branded ones which is even better value.

                      They sell canned foods dried products, cat and dog food, cartooned and fresh milk and sometimes the milk they sell in cartons is available for a lot cheaper if you buy 5 instead of the individual cartons, and so it is a very good idea to buy them at that price while offers are available, I sometimes buy 5 cartons for £2.50 and for each one they would have been 75p and so it is a nice little saving but at my store you have to watch to see when the offers are available and save money.

                      There are also fridges that sell yoghurts, cheese etc and they are good prices too and they have buy one get one free at times too.

                      They can be found in most Cities and Towns and some have their own car parks but some are on smaller streets and so parking can be found nearby.

                      The choice is a wide variety and they do lots of bargains for items in large portions or amounts such as 20 or 40 sausages or 20 fish fingers etc, and they have large bags of meat and fish, along with ice-cream, lollies, cornets and lots more.

                      It is a very good store to stock up your freezers especially in the winter time and then if you are unable to go to the shops, as sometimes I cannot and your food is already for you in the freezer.

                      I think if you have not shopped at this store you should pop and see if you like it.

                      They take Debit and Credit cards and of course cash.
                      I give it 5 stars.


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                        18.04.2010 07:29
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                        Good store offering frozen foods at excellent value

                        Living with my wife in a single bedroom flat my normal shopping is done online with Asda for the big purchase and we just pick up most of the rest of our groceries from their local store as the month goes by but on occassion I will head into my town centre to the local Farmfoods store in order to pick up stuff to fill the freezer but is it worth a look?

                        Farmfoods is a frozen food specialist which means when you head into their stores you will find aisles of freezers on either side with closed over lids which allow for you to take a walk around while looking in. This design to the stores allows for the foods to be kept frozen but the stores to remain at a nice temperature so that your shopping experience is as comfortable as possible.
                        The foods on offer range from brand names to names you won't recognise but all foods are on offer. The freezer they are in normally have a price guide on them as a yellow piece of card with black typed pricing (eg all items a pound, 2 for £3, etc) which allows for you to easily keep track of your spending.
                        I visited my local Farmfoods the other day as I say and to give some idea of value I picked up 2 microwave chicken burgers (£1), a bottle of sweet chilli dipping sauce (£1), 2 packs of 2 chicken lattices (£3), 2 boxes of fries to go microwavable chips (£1) for a total spend of £5. For me this gives a good pointer as to the value on offer and is the reason I use Farmfoods every so often.
                        The staff are ok and do their jobs but don't go in expecting the most welcoming or friendly staff as it is rare to find these in Farmfoods stores. The bags for your shopping are big and strong with a thick handle that doesn't cut into your hands as much as other shopping bags.

                        Overall this is a good value place to pick up your frozen foods but don't go in expecting anything other than this.

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