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Sluffy

Sluffy
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I don't get 'Bake Off' (or most other programmes like these such as Strictly, I'm a Celebrity, Big Brother, The Voice - the list is endless actually), so moving from one channel to another wont bother me in the least but I know many it will!

£25 million a series to watch a bunch of middleclass, 'have everything's' - how many of these lot know how to live their life's and plan and budget their family meals on low incomes or having to go to food banks - marinating their quails in au jus and flambéing their soufflés?

It did interest me though what all the big fuss was about.

Apparently it is this -

"There are many reasons to love The Great British Bake Off, but if you're an advertiser it has something very few programmes can offer: Five million viewers under the age of 34.

For a programme aimed at a channel whose viewers have an average age of 62, and featuring a judge in her 80s, this is more than remarkable.

Bake Off was described as "quintessentially BBC" by the corporation and its formula, in which nice people cope with some mild pastry-related jeopardy, contradicts almost every expert opinion about what young people want to watch.

The BBC's other big ratings warhorse, Strictly Come Dancing, has a two-to-one split between those over and under 45. Bake Off is one-to-one.

Who would have dared say 10 years ago that the way to reach "Millennials" was baking?

So, it's no wonder that a rival broadcaster has swooped. That demographic is marketing catnip".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37353262


So should the BBC have bid more to keep it (they bid just £15 million).

Should the owners of Bake Off remained loyal - after all it was the BBC that took the risk of building it up from a naff idea that nobody else would ever have gone with?

And will it effect you or your family's future viewing habits?


Fair play to Mel and Sue for telling the Bake Off owners to go stuff themselves after their treachery!

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I never thought I'd see the day, a Bake Off thread on Bolton Nuts.

Someone please ban sluffy for a week.

scottjames30

scottjames30
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm sure it'll end up being about gay sex or boats, give it time.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@scottjames30 wrote:I'm sure it'll end up being about gay sex or boats, give it time.
To be fair either subject is an improvement on a bunch of fuckwits baking cakes. If you can't afford to buy one from Asda do without, don't be cluttering my TV up.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@whatsgoingon wrote:
@scottjames30 wrote:I'm sure it'll end up being about gay sex or boats, give it time.
To be fair either subject is an improvement on a bunch of fuckwits baking cakes. If you can't afford to buy one from Asda do without, don't be cluttering my TV up.
Breadders will be along shortly to explain why baking your own is much better than buying supermarket shite.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@karlypants wrote:
@whatsgoingon wrote:
@scottjames30 wrote:I'm sure it'll end up being about gay sex or boats, give it time.
To be fair either subject is an improvement on a bunch of fuckwits baking cakes. If you can't afford to buy one from Asda do without, don't be cluttering my TV up.
Breadders will be along shortly to explain why baking your own is much better than buying supermarket shite.
People only bake there own when they can't afford to buy proper ones, hence Bread trying to bake his own jaffa cakes after Brexit wiped out his pension 
bom

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@whatsgoingon wrote:
People only bake there own when they can't afford to buy proper ones

Stupid comment. It's much cheaper to buy cakes and pastries from the supermarket.

Asda sell apple pies for a quid, you couldn't buy the ingredients to make your own apple pie for that.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@whatsgoingon wrote:
People only bake there own when they can't afford to buy proper ones

Stupid comment. It's much cheaper to buy cakes and pastries from the supermarket.

Asda sell apple pies for a quid, you couldn't buy the ingredients to make your own apple pie for that.
I hadn't thought of that Nat and clearly I was being absolutely serious, I must rethink my budgeting

scottjames30

scottjames30
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Idiots bake.

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I bake regularly. It's very rewarding to eat your own produce.

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
The apple pies may only cost a quid, but quite often, the quality of the cheaper cakes, biscuits, etc., is shite.

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Everything at the Pound Bakery is shite.

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
True

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@gloswhite wrote:The apple pies may only cost a quid, but quite often, the quality of the cheaper cakes, biscuits, etc., is shite.

My apple pie is legendary.

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
It is indeed, very true about the Pound Bakery.

They asked me to go in and have a look at how they could reduce the unit cost of producing their cakes because their margin wasn't big enough.

When I asked how much it was costing them to make an eclair, they told me it was about 2p.

So I just laughed and politely declined their invitation.

Cheap, nasty ingredients, shit quality control and not the cleanest bakery I've ever seen.

Avoid.

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@whatsgoingon wrote:
@karlypants wrote:
@whatsgoingon wrote:
@scottjames30 wrote:I'm sure it'll end up being about gay sex or boats, give it time.
To be fair either subject is an improvement on a bunch of fuckwits baking cakes. If you can't afford to buy one from Asda do without, don't be cluttering my TV up.
Breadders will be along shortly to explain why baking your own is much better than buying supermarket shite.
People only bake there own when they can't afford to buy proper ones, hence Bread trying to bake his own jaffa cakes after Brexit wiped out his pension 
bom
It does make you wonder where Breaders had his pension pot invested.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bread2.0 wrote:It is indeed, very true about the Pound Bakery.

They asked me to go in and have a look at how they could reduce the unit cost of producing their cakes because their margin wasn't big enough.

When I asked how much it was costing them to make an eclair, they told me it was about 2p.

So I just laughed and politely declined their invitation.

Cheap, nasty ingredients, shit quality control and not the cleanest bakery I've ever seen.

Avoid.
My Brother is a delivery driver for the group that owns the pound bakery, i'll not take any freebies off him in future then

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Bread2.0 wrote:It is indeed, very true about the Pound Bakery.

They asked me to go in and have a look at how they could reduce the unit cost of producing their cakes because their margin wasn't big enough.

When I asked how much it was costing them to make an eclair, they told me it was about 2p.

So I just laughed and politely declined their invitation.

Cheap, nasty ingredients, shit quality control and not the cleanest bakery I've ever seen.

Avoid.

How do you fit in the time to work between posting?

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I've told you before, that's the beauty of consulting.

You ponce around for a bit, nod a lot, shake your head a bit and look mildly troubled then you lock yourself in an office with your laptop and charge them £500 a day for posting on here.

So long as you produce a report with some recommendations that appear to make sense and are full of jargon, you're fine.

And the real beauty is, if they don't take it on board and nothing improves, you can say it's their fault.

Easy life and I'd recommend it to everyone.

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@gloswhite wrote:The apple pies may only cost a quid, but quite often, the quality of the cheaper cakes, biscuits, etc., is shite.

My apple pie is legendary.

One item amongst many, no doubt  Very Happy

scottjames30

scottjames30
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I do an honest day's work .


No thanks.

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
We've got a new boss. He came in today to explain how he was about to improve working practices 'going forward'.
When he set up a whiteboard I left the room. It might get nasty tomorrow.

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:We've got a new boss. He came in today to explain how he was about to improve working practices 'going forward'.
When he set up a whiteboard I left the room. It might get nasty tomorrow.

Just remember that, whilst he may appear dead earnest and keen as he's trying to convince you that it'll make your working day better,......

Like you, he also knows that it's a pile of bollocks and it probably won't work.

But he's got to justify his salary somehow and a whiteboard full of scrawl is an indispensable tool when it comes to convincing whoever signs the cheques that you're actually doing something.

It's a game.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Bread2.0 wrote:I've told you before, that's the beauty of consulting.

You ponce around for a bit, nod a lot, shake your head a bit and look mildly troubled then you lock yourself in an office with your laptop and charge them £500 a day for posting on here.

So long as you produce a report with some recommendations that appear to make sense and are full of jargon, you're fine.

And the real beauty is, if they don't take it on board and nothing improves, you can say it's their fault.

Easy life and I'd recommend it to everyone.
Old northern adage, those that can do those that can't teach

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
.....and receive handsome recompense in exchange.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I'm Bread2.0 wrote:.....and receive handsome recompense in exchange.
Have you ever had a season ticket in the north upper

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Nope.

West Upper for the first two seasons (before we sussed out that it wasn't the greatest spot) and then East Lower for the next six years.

Then on to Armchair Central where I've remained ever since.

The view's not the best but access to concessions is great and the bogs are always spotless.

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
@Bread2.0 wrote:It is indeed, very true about the Pound Bakery.

They asked me to go in and have a look at how they could reduce the unit cost of producing their cakes because their margin wasn't big enough.

When I asked how much it was costing them to make an eclair, they told me it was about 2p.

So I just laughed and politely declined their invitation.

Cheap, nasty ingredients, shit quality control and not the cleanest bakery I've ever seen.

Avoid.
Ffs here he goes again. I had that for my dinner you bastard. Any chance you could provide a list of places that are safe?

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