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#641 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:25 PM

i do not even know why people are drinking milk.  cheese and ice cream i can see.



#642 Mike K.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

Me either. Milk? Why?

Coffee cream makes sense but I haven’t had a glass of milk since I was in my early teens. To each his own, though.

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#643 Redd42

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:32 PM

I would imagine most milk is used for cereal. HUGE cereal isle in every grocery store.

 

But dairy doesn't refer to just milk - it refers to cheese, cream, yogurt, ice cream etc.


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#644 shoeflack

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:34 PM

You guys clearly were popped off the boob way too soon. Love a cold glass of milk! Cal-ci-yum!



#645 Matt R.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:44 PM

If you want a treat, get yourself a bottle of Happy Planet milk. Oh mama! There is another grass fed option now, but I didn’t see the brand. Blows Avalon out of the water.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:56 PM

If you want a treat, get yourself a bottle of Happy Planet milk. Oh mama! There is another grass fed option now, but I didn’t see the brand. Blows Avalon out of the water.

Matt.

 

Oh - I've just fallen in love with Avalon whipping cream. Where is Happy Planet from and where is it available?



#647 Matt R.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:02 PM

Happy Planet is lower mainland. Gregor Robertson’s old company. I buy it at Thrifty foods.

I think they only do whole milk (and chocolate) so no whipping cream, as far as I know. Avalon makes great stuff too!

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#648 todd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:05 PM

i do not even know why people are drinking milk. cheese and ice cream i can see.


What about milk and cookies?

White Russian?

Edited by todd, 14 January 2020 - 05:14 PM.

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#649 todd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:38 PM

^ it seems like a nice day for a White Russian.
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#650 kxl

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:46 PM

The words “Island produced” are no longer printed on milk jugs. Instead, there is the “fresh BC milk” sticker on the cap. That’s how you know it’s been imported from Burnaby.
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#651 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:18 AM

https://www.facebook...Islandbakeryltd

 

We’d like to let our valued customers know that with heavy hearts, Island Bakery will be lighting our ovens for the last time on January 31, 2020. The store will remain open until February 10, 2020 to sell our day old bread.

 

In 1982 Larry and Audrey Roscoe started with a dream to provide fresh bread at a competitive price. Over the years, we’ve been honoured to sponsor countless others, from local charities, sports teams, school functions, food banks and many many more.

 

Audrey, Jeff and Robbie have lost many nights sleep coming to this decision. We work on a volume based business model and over the years we’ve seen a drastic decline in volume because of market trends, large national brands giving kickbacks and rebates to be exclusive, our little bakery has no choice but to close our doors.

 

We’d like to thank each and every one of our loyal customers for your nearly 40 years of support.

Thank you for bringing us into your homes for the past 38 years,

 

The Roscoe family

 


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#652 Nparker

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:19 AM

 

Island Bakery will be lighting our ovens for the last time on January 31, 2020. The store will remain open until February 10, 2020 to sell our day old bread.

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#653 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:59 AM

What a bummer. It'll be sad to see their products disappear.


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#654 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:33 PM

our ovens for the last time on January 31, 2020. The store will remain open until February 10, 2020 to sell our day old bread.

won’t the bread be 10 days old?

sad to see them go but they failed to follow market trends. don’t blame it on “kickbacks”. They needed to get out of the high volume low profit lines and they didn’t.

“big bread” is a real juggernaut. certainly hard to compete with. plus those bimbos are mexican if you catch my drift.

I’ve also heard they really really really struggled to find labour for the production floor.

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#655 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:09 PM

Bimbos are Mexican? What in the world to you mean?


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#656 LJ

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:11 PM

https://www.bimbobakeriesusa.com/


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#657 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:13 PM

bimbo bought Canada Bread. Canada’s largest bread maker by market share. nearly 5k employees.

#658 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:21 PM

What the heck. I had no idea.

 

First Brazil buys Tim Hortons, now Mexico buys Canada Bread?


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#659 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:30 PM

I think island bread lost the fairway house brand account some time ago. that was a blow.

they also supplied wellburns. every loaf counts I guess.

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#660 Nparker

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:49 PM

Bimbos are Mexican? What in the world to you mean?

As seen in many a Mexican grocery store.

bimbo.jpg


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