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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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Food Trade Shows
I work in a petrol station, and a few months ago my boss took me with his family to a well known food distribution company's trade show up north somewhere (well I don't remember exactly where it was, but it was cold so I presumed!)

A co-worker and I spent a good 4 hours wandering around this giant hall place, picking up any consumable in eye-sight. Seriously, it was like legalised stealing in that place. Sometimes you had to talk to a rep for a couple of minutes and pretend to be interested so you could have a "sample" of each of their products.

All of the big food and drink companies were there, and didnt really care if you just filled a carrier bag with any crisps or chocolate on display. Stranger products included 2 tablets of herbal viagra, a giant tin of Heinz beans (think industrial sized!) and a 24 item case of Rustlers burgers!

We would wander over to the "promotion girls" by the door (giving them a wink on the way!) to get a new carrier bag, do some strategic wandering, and take armfuls of bags back to the car when you REALLY couldnt manage to fit another kitkat in!

Halfway through this, there was a big sit-down meal with a basket of free drinks in the middle (which I cleared into a new bag!). After filling my belly with some lovely hot food, I carried on ransacking the place. As we went on the last day, the companies didnt want to take the stuff home and were just giving you bagfuls of stuff!

Got a car full of bags (boot, rear seats, parcel shelf removed) and trundled back to the sunny South with my haul. I emptied everything into 2 giant boxes when I got home. Had a quick price up and found I had well over £400 worth of sweets, crisps, drinks, lighters, tshirts, cakes, biscuits and more!

I still have half a drawer full of stuff (I can't stand fizzy/sour sweets, so the"Toxic Waste" range of sweets are still there if anyone's interested!

Need to secure my tickets for next year now ;-)
(, Fri 9 Nov 2007, 0:14, 2 replies)
Toxic waste!
Yes please!
(, Fri 9 Nov 2007, 11:29, closed)
If you know....
...any guitar players, those Toxic Waste barrels make perfect carry cases for 'bottle necks' :-)
(, Fri 9 Nov 2007, 14:55, closed)

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