Sainsbury's beef and gravy

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  1. pizzle84

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    Looking in the food directory today under sainsbury's i saw it said beef in gravy 210g - free. But the ingredients are....... gravy: water, cornflour, beef extract, beef, sugar, wheat flour, tomato puree, salt and malt extract. How can this be free?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    Weird indeed, online says its free too so i wouldnt question it lol xx
     
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    It just makes no sense....its got so much "bad" stuff in it.
     
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    Is this a ready meal?
     
  6. pizzle84

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    kind of. You get a packed of beef slices an gravy and you boil the bag for 20mins to cook.
     
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    Maybe the amounts are so tiny they don't count??
    I used a smidgen of tomato pureee today for prawn marie rose and had to syn it even though I could have had a whole tbsp for the same amounts of syns!!
    I would'nt argue with it lol !!
     
  8. pizzle84

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    How do they figure out the amount of syns in food?
     
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    The beef in gravy packs are handy, but the portions are small so if you fill the rest of your plate with veg its actually a low calorie meal. You don't get a lot of gravy and most of it is probably water.
     
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    It's the cals divided by 20 ie if something is 100 cals it is roughly 5 syns.
     
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    The above does not count for items with free food in them though.

    Ie muller lights - 100 cals but are free :)

    Good for synning chocolate and stuff tho!!
     
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    But you would'nt syn mullers as they are free :) lol.
    I have road tested a few things though and compared to the food directory and it does work well.
     
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    It does work well for synning something when you dont have your book on you, all im saying is make sure you double check as if you were a newbie and didnt know that mullers were free you'd think you were having syns which you arent

    xx
     
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