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Old 06-23-2008, 03:32 AM
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They are, but they were expensive even before the exchange rate tanked. I dread to think what they'll cost now.
I was going to buy a packet in Sydney a few weeks ago, till I saw the price. They were well over $11, and my mother was with me. No way could I justify spending that much on a packet of biscuits to a woman who lived through the Depression and recycles left-over Christmas cake into chocolate fruit slices!
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:57 AM
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I don't think they are too overpriced here, considering the price of other non Duchy items. Their Lemon Biscuits (my favourite) are roughly £2.79, the Cheese Nibbles around £2.95.

I think 11 Australian Dollars converts to around £5.50, so you pay double the price!
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:18 AM
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Personally I do find them a little overprices for the amount you get. The quality is fabulous but the quantity just doesn't make it worthwhile, especially as food prices are going up and up now.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:26 AM
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I can't remember who said it, but I was suddenly reminded of the phrase - Never mind the quality, feel the width!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:01 AM
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I don't think they are too overpriced here, considering the price of other non Duchy items. Their Lemon Biscuits (my favourite) are roughly £2.79, the Cheese Nibbles around £2.95.
Thanks for the prices ... my favourites are the Orange Biscuits. I guess the price is the same as for the Lemon ones ... which would be EUR 3,54 at today's CTR (OANDA, The Currency Site: Foreign Exchange Services and Trading). They sell them here at the British Shop at EUR 4,59. EUR 1 for shipping expenses does not sound exagerrated to me. After all they have to bring them here somehow. And frankly, it's not as if we use them daily, it's rather an occasional treat for special guests .
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:11 AM
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Duchy unveils prince of ales
July 13

After first turning his hand to shopkeeping, the Prince of Wales is now getting behind the bar with plans to sell his organic ale in pubs.

Duchy unveils prince of ales | Business | The Observer
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Duchy Originals, the pioneering organic food company founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1990, has won a prestigious APA (Association of Publishing Agencies) Award for its new website.

Duchy Originals Wins Award for New Website - FOXBusiness.com
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:08 AM
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READ BEYOND THE HEADLINE FROM THE EVENING EDITION OF..... The Mail!

An organic product sold under Prince Charles's Duchy Originals brand has been found to contain elevated levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

Hand-fried vegetable crisps from the Prince's range are among a number of products identified as containing acrylamide in a study by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Cancer chemical found in Pringles, Hula Hoops and Prince Charles's organic crisps| News | This is London
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:26 AM
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THIS is a poorly written article. The chemical is produced when carbs are fried. It does not say what type of cancer, what type of animal studies, and how to reduce your levels while cooking. Thanks for the info. I want to do a Medline search on this.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:39 AM
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It's so annoying they went ahead with a misleading headline. Someone who doesn't bother to read past headlines could have easily concluded that the chemical was in Prince Charles' products.
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Gordon Ramsay has criticised Prince Charles' range, Duchy Originals, for its salt and sugar contentIn an interview,

Ramsay has described the Duchy Originals as over-priced and boring.

Gordon Ramsay trashes Prince Charles' organic food range
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At least Charles has never had to rely on bad manners or a bad mouth to sell himself or his products!
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:25 PM
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For once ... I fully agree with you, Skydragon. I think that Mr. Ramsay tends to be a mediocre chef with an enormous ego. I have not tried Duchy Originals products. Thus, I can not pass any judgment about the products and their quality. At the same time, I happened to watch Hell's Kitchen for 5 minutes. I can say that Mr. Ramsay's lack of good manners and inability to control his temper betrayed lack of upbringing. Although he might add some dramatics for the sake of his reality show, I still believe that he lacks upbringing and manners.
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This came up in an episode of "The F Word" a while ago compliments of the obnoxious Janet Street Porter. What she didn't mention and neither does Gordon, is that salt & sugar are natural preservatives.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:05 AM
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Who is Gordon Ramsay ?........., i read that Jamie Oliver loves the Duchy Originals products!
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PRINCE Charles is slashing the prices of his posh Duchy Originals food products as Britain feels the grip of recession.

Duch too much | News | News Of The World

Prince Charles has axed seven jobs at his Duchy organic food firm as the recession bites.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21107321/
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British actress Liz Hurley is teaming up with sustainable-living champion Prince Charles to launch a range of organic foods in October, her spokeswoman said on Monday.

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The National Trust launched its own label foods in supermarkets today.

Among the first of its affordable homegrown products to hit the shelves will be Pembrokeshire potatoes, with plans to add beer, breads, biscuits and meat to the line

Read more: National Trust takes on Prince Charles' Duchy in supermarkets with own brand food label | Mail Online

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I will give them a try but I am rather partial to Duchy Biscuits!
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Charles has now cut a multi-million pound investment agreement with up-market grocery chain Waitrose. They will pay Duchy Originals a fixed percentage royalty on sales. Duchy Originals won't have their own HQ anymore.

Nice pic of Charles and Camilla at the checkout at Wairose's Belgravia store!

Waitrose agrees deal with Prince Charles's Duchy Originals food company | UK news | guardian.co.uk
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Prince of Wales's Duchy Originals slumps to loss - Telegraph

The Prince of Wales's organic food company, Duchy Originals, has been hit hard by the recession, losing over £3 million last year.

For the first time in well over a decade, the company has not recorded a profit, as consumers spurned expensive, organic produce and tightened their belts during the recession.
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