Friday, 21 June 2013

" Back Away From The Scotch Egg..You Fat Bastard"


I stopped in at Sainsbury's last week and surprisingly got heckled by the church organist as I walked across the car park
" going in for a scotch egg?" She cackled loudly 
She is the third person to question my supermarket visits recently
She reads the blog!

Yesterday I counted 14 scotch egg wrappers hidden away around the Berlingo....this morning I took my old weightwatchers point counter to Marks & Spencer to check the calorific total of their luxury Lincolnshire Range . ( which is pure heaven  ambrosia in breadcrumbs I must say)
12 points! 12 friggin points! 
That's nearly half a day's points in two eggs!
It's no wonder I am starting to waddle again

Seeing my shock a middle aged bored shelf stacker came over and asked if I needed any help
" I need to put the scotch eggs down....and I need to walk away from the scotch eggs that's what I bloody well need to do" I told her
She laughed and tapped her arse with her hand
" don't we all love" .

So I rang the " Scotch egg abuse help line " and now have formulated a controlled scotch egg eating plan in conjunction  with weightwatchers, (an organisation I shall be rejoining  next week)
From today I will  allow myself just two ( non luxury) scotch eggs a week.
No more.

And I was proud of myself when I walked out of the supermarket this morning without picking up a packet!
Mind you I did linger just a tad too long next to a rather attractive display of Melton Mowbray miniature pork pies..............
To add insult to injury..this coupon arrived is morning in the post......why God? Why?

76 comments:

  1. Hard to give up such an addiction I'm sure. Why not have two for your lunch with some salad & fruit for breakfast with soup for dinner. You might be hungry but at least your skin should glow. xx

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  2. Ever made your own Scotch eggs? I bet they would be far tastier and less fattening than shop-bought ones, but maybe that isn't the point.

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    1. It's the ritual of opening those cellophane covers tom

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    2. homemade are so much better and it doesn't take al that long. If I'm right in guessing you buy them from Tesco then I suggest you make your own def. They are rank from there IMO. I realised that when I made my first ones, never gone/going back. Do It.

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    3. Hi Bob
      No my favs are m and s

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  3. don't eat the yellow yolks, just the tasty whites and the bread?

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  4. Oh John, I know just how you feel. I have been a W.W. member for ever. I need to loose about 3 stone, but have loosing and finding again the same 7lb for the past year. My only consolation being I have not gained more than my starting weight. I think I am doomed to be the "stout matron" of the non nursing kind. When I look in the mirror I see my Nan looking back at me. Hey ho!

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  5. I'm curious about that help line. I wonder if it's a struggling nonprofit, or if SE addiction is so widespread that the NHS has had to get involved.

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    1. It was engaged for an age......... Apparently it's a big problem here in wales

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  6. One day at a time, one egg at a time.

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    1. It s gonna be a hard slog me thinks

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  7. WW really does work...and it's real food just a lot less of it. On my Dr's visit on Tuesday I had lost 3 lbs so that is motivation to cut back and keep it going. During the summer months I eat much less due to the heat and a visit to the Amish community has given us so many nice veggies from their gardens that we are eating pretty healthy also! They don't have a Scotch Egg plant....Good luck to you!

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  8. Oh, and I have been waiting to tell you of the Haggis and Duck Scoth Egg I had as a starter earlier in the week. Still, one day at a time, it's a bit like stopping smoking.

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    1. Oh my goodness.....washed down with a bit of single malt?

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    2. Whilst playing tha bagpipes no doubt

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  9. life's too short...eat the eggs!!! i confess i have stopped frying mine. i bake them without crumbs and i think they are every bit as good as the traditional. actually, i think they are better because they have no fried taste.

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    1. EAT THE EGGS!
      EAT THE EGGS!

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  10. We once had a deep fryer and my partner used to make Scotch Eggs. I loved them, but I did not love the mess to clean up after the deep fryer was used. We got rid of the electric deep fryer in the early eighties and I have not had a Scotch Egg since. I think I will visit the upmarket supermarket to see if it has them.

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    1. Give me some vicarious feedback when you do

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  11. God...just as you have us all thinking about them on a daily ...hourly basis....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  12. It's 6:30 a.m. here across the pond, I'm hungry, but I don't want to wake my wife by making breakfast. She's been very tired, lately.

    But all that about the scotch eggs. You're a cruel man, taunting me like that, John. A cruel man, you hear!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Can you buy them in the country there rob?

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  13. Now I want a scotch egg!!! I actually made some on Sunday. Two batches. The first lot I deep fried and then finished off in the oven but and the second lot I cooked completely in the oven instead of deep frying them so I'm telling myself they are much healthier lol. Deliciousness :-)

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  14. could you not eat the yellow yolks and just have the tasty whites and bread?

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  15. The first part of recovery is admitting your addiction!
    Jane x

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  16. Oh John...you are being sorely tested.

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  17. You sir are like a cyber drug dealer - always pushing scotch eggs. Under your evil influence, at midday today I walked into the little ASDA on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough and purchased a Full English Breakfast Scotch Egg for 78pence. The whole thing was down my gullet before I got back to the SEAT dealership and now I fear I may also be hooked! Damn you!

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    1. Another addict bites the dust

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  18. awww...say it isn't so John...only 2 Scotch Eggs a week...6 days without? but then we mustn't have you waddling...just won't do...so as a sugar addict who now gets her sweet fix from yogurt (yes I know there's plain but it's so PLAIN) I support you in your efforts to downsize your appetite...so 2 Scotch Eggs it is :)

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  19. Oh John - what am I going to do with you.

    Tesco baked egg custards are my downfall. I now do my order on line and the first week I did it I accidentally got two Scotch eggs instead of the custards - I thought of you!

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    1. I adore custard tarts too

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  20. Stay strong! Haha :)

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    1. It's going to be a hard road dom

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  21. Our butcher sells all sorts of hybrid scotch eggs. Garlic and chilli springs to mind. Although I don't eat them, I believe the egg/pork sausagemeat classic should not be messed with!

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  22. Guess what I am eating this morning.....that's right my wife googled scotch eggs and I'm tooooo old to care about becoming a fat bastard.

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  23. Would you stop with the scotch eggs already?!!! When I was in the UK in 1974 I completely missed that delicacy. Had plenty of steak and kidney pies and other gorgeous things, but never even heard of scotch eggs until your blog. And now I drool on my keyboard over something I've never tasted or even seen!! Thanks a lot, John. When I get moved from this rural little town to Savannah, GA I'll have to search for a British shop! I'm sure the Hostess City of the South will have some!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  24. Hah! The market gods have recorded your obsession and targeted your coupons accordingly! We get the same thing here - my penchant for evaporated milk is supported and abetted by those coupons! (perhaps not as fattening as Scotch eggs, but just as hard on the wallet)

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  25. We could not resist the lure of the extra special melton mowbray pork pies either, a rare treat as here in North Norfolk we have to go around 15 miles to a 'proper' supermarket. Best of luck with reducing the scotch eggs, I love these too but hubby not so keen. Just eat them with salad, they must be healthy then!!

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  26. we can't get scotch eggs here, at least not the good ones!!

    Gill

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  27. Surely if they are mini pork pies they will be less points? Can you buy mini Scotch eggs perhaps made with quails eggs??
    Jo xx

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    1. Oh oh oh.....they would be so cute!!!

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  28. Now I must find something to eat...darn you!

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  29. I know absolutely nothing about Scotch Eggs, so I don't have to avoid them. A Krispy Kreme donut shop opened near my house. I've heard they're addictive so I won't even try one.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Off to google Krispy Kreme

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  30. I never used to even notice Scotch Eggs until I started to read your Blog .... now I see them everywhere.

    Our local butcher, a very well known national award winning one does two variations with top quality pork, one is supposed to be so fiery and hot, it's got rather a lot of chillies in it!!

    Maybe you could have something like that every week, then you could stop at just half an egg at a time and make them last longer :-)

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    1. HALF AN EGG
      Are you KIDDING SUSAN!

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  31. What the hell is a savoury egg when it's at home?

    I need to do the same with cake. x

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  32. Never trust Tescos...

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  33. Tesco are so clever aren't they? Jxx

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  34. Isn't there a local Scotch Eggs Anonymous? Surely there are other shame-faced scotch egg addicts in the neighbourhood desperate to kick the habit?

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    1. I am going to the scotch egg support group on monday

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  35. I hadn't eaten a Scotch Egg in years until a couple of weeks ago when I spied some in super butchers in town, I was very good, I only bought 1 and shared it with OH with some other lush goodies, pork pie and thick sliced ham, it was gorgeous. The next week I came across some in rather upmarket bakers and tea room, not so good this time as I bought 1 and scoffed it before my meeting started, this week they didn't have any, gutted, I think they are habit forming and I blame you Mr G!

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  36. Try some of these - which are what *I* eat, when I have a bought one ( I also make my own)

    http://www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk/

    absolutely fabulous - and just up the road from me so you could come and say hello and have tea/coffee etc and eat other stuff.

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  37. AND - they have a club you can join!

    http://www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk/online-community-benefits

    off to join up - are you coming with me?

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  38. Melton Mowbray's are a killer to the waistline - stick with the scotch eggs.BTW - I like you just as you are, forget the diet - you're fine.

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  39. I have recently given up soda, so I can feel your pain!

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  40. I never even heard of a Scotch egg before I read your blog. Proof that there's life without Scotch eggs.

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    1. But what kind of life is it? ;)

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  41. HA! In this particular case, I'd have to say ignorance truly WAS bliss. Bummer.

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  42. A scotch egg support group---what a hoot!!

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  43. Psssssssst.....my step daughter works in the Pork Farms scotch egg factory in Dorset......shall I get you in there under the cover or darkness? Or.....you could work on quality control as a taster? Mind you....you would have to wear white willies and a white shower cap....grim!

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  44. Wellies!!! Mind you......

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  45. I tried Tesco "Finest" Scotch Eggs last week and thought that they were excellent. They were on half price sale too.
    Eat well, live well I say...until I look in the mirror anyway.

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  46. I think Tesco should sponsor you with their scotch eggs at this point as you have educated a whole bunch of us on their existence.

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  47. War of the foods I say. If it ain't a scotch egg, it will be a pork pie. Just don't eat too many in one sitting! So go on and spoil yourself once in a while.

    I agree with MissFifi in the comments too. Tesco ought to not only sponsor you but also provide you with a free '5 minute shopping spree' at no cost to you at all. The ones where you have 5 mins to run around and pick up as much healthy foods as you can put in the basket. This will help towards your weight loss :)

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  48. I've never had a scotch egg since they aren't commonly available in the US. Maybe Tesco needs to set up an obstacle course that allows you to burn off so many calories, that by the time you reach the eggs, you need them just to survive. If it includes zombies, I might join you. :o)

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  49. But what is life without Scotch eggs, I ask you??!

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