- May 10, 2011
Uh, really, pre-made is cheaper than buying fresh ingredients and cooking it yourself? Not where I live! Pre-made is quite costly, and also quite unhealthy as it's full of random shite to make it better or something...not really so sure. Price is one of the main issues that drives me away from buying pre-made. That and my cooking is also so much better than anything I can buy pre-made, then again, my cooking is so good it will cause you to have anal orgasms just by smelling it!ravensheart18 said:I can buy a premade meal for a fraction of the cost of preparing it from scratch using fresh ingredients. I have always found that odd, but it seems to be true.The Cheshire said:But see, that can be turned around too: if fatty food is more expensive, then poor people would have to eat healthy, thus saving both in health and money on the long run.orangeban said:It's not that bad. The point is really that a fatty food tax would negatively affect poor people. Not make them starve or go bankrupt or anything, just cost them more money.
The way health care works in Britain is you have the NHS which provides health care for free and is funded by taxes, and there are various private hospitals you can go to as well.
The same is true in semi-prepared things as basic as jam. The "real fruit" stuff always costs substantially more than the "some fruit juice, sugar, liquid sugar, water, and a thickener with a couple chunks of fruit in the mix" that passes as the much cheaper no-name jams and jellies.
So if you can barely get by when you are buying the cheaper stuff, who do you expect people to buy the more expensive version?
My budget for food, by the way, is around 50? a month. My flatmate spends 120? a month with pre-cooked meals, he doesn't get fat because of his metabolism, but one day he'll just DIE from a heart attack.