A years supply of cheese??

@Wizzywig (7858)
March 16, 2010 4:51pm CST
I once won a competition with a prize of "a years supply of cheese". I also had tickets to a local farm show to go and collect my first installment from Diane-Louise Jordan (those of you in the UK may remember her from Blue Peter & stuff). The prize entitled me to half a pound of cheese per week for the year. So, 2 questions: 1) do you use more or less than half a pound of cheese in a week? and 2) have you ever won a years supply of anything? I won a years supply of chocolate in a different competition and that was a 50g bar a day
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@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Hello my friend Wow that is a whole lot of cheese, I have never won a year supply of anything but I will be happy with the chocolate not he cheese lol Always nice to win something, would like to be able to win something like this one day, just to say yes it happened to me as well lol Thanks for sharing.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
Yes, both were good! I used to enter a lot of competitions but i haven't done any for quite a while now.
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@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Hello my friend I am entering a few on youtube have not won anything yet but its fun Thanks for sharing my friend.
@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
good luck with them
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Half a pound of cheese per week sounds like enough for 2 people. I certainly don't use half a pound by myself. I usually win tickets to concerts or events(a lot of them). One time I won a pair of Ray-Ban shades. I have won a lobster dinner at Red Lobster. Wait, my bf won that.
@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
There were 4 of us and it wouldn't have been difficult to use that much in a day depending on how many packed lunches i did or if we were having a cheese based meal. What's been the best thing you won tickets to?
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• United States
16 Mar 10
I won two tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil at Downtown Disney.
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
Hello Wizzywig. I would love to win a year supply of something, anything! I haven't. Even the cheese would be a good prize, even if we don't use half a pound a week. And you got chocolates too!? Wow! What I really want is a year's supply of petrol! I imagine I'll save quite a bit if I didn't have to alot gas-money.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
Now there's a prize that would just keep increasing in value I'm amazed that no-one else seems to use half a pound of cheese in a week... I probably wouldn't by myself but, y'know - a couple of sandwiches and a quiche would easily see off 8 ounces
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• Philippines
16 Mar 10
wow you sure are lucky winning prizes. my normal intake of cheese would be just a slice each meal. but if i was given a year's supply of cheese, hmm.. i might eat even more! maybe with that huge amount of cheese, i would make different recipies so as i can use them in different dishes, eat and taste them differently.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
How much would your slice weigh?... at least an ounce I guess so that would be enough for 8 meals a week for one person. It sounds like the 8ounces a week I got would just about cover what you would normally eat - so, not a huge amount at all.
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@BarBaraPrz (24886)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Mar 10
I don't use a lot of cheese so half a pound a week would be plenty for me. I go through phases of wanting and not wanting cheese. I once won a whole whack of Dove products (the soap, not the chocolate) that I still haven't used completely up.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
I won a box of pond cleaning stuff..... I dont have a pond. The place I won it from kept sending me e-mails asking me if I'd like to send pictures of my fish for their gallery. The only fish I had was a couple of tins of tuna! (no, I didn't)
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@BarBaraPrz (24886)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Mar 10
I generally stay away from contests where I don't have any use for the prize. Though I did win a surround sound speaker system for a computer that I couldn't use. There were other prizes I was interested in, plus to enter I had to play a game that I really liked.
@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Mar 10
at the couple of tins of tuna!
• Brazil
22 Mar 10
I never won a year supply of anything but if I won a year supply of a thing that I love like cheese... I will be one of the happiest guys ever! :D
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@Wizzywig (7858)
22 Mar 10
Then I wish you the very best of luck with any competitions you may enter
• Brazil
22 Mar 10
Unfortunately, in my country don't have competitions with delightful prizes like this. :(
• Estonia
17 Mar 10
Well, LUCKY YOU!!! I think my family uses more than half a pound of cheese per week. I wish I had lots of cheese available for me for free. I would cut a big piece of cheese into small cubes and mix with some spices - it makes up a really delicious and healthy snack! I would have it every day in huge amounts! Talking about these prizes, I unfortunately haven't won years supply of anything yet. That chocolate prize you received also seems to be a great award! 50g of chocolate a day is quite enough for one person.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
Yes, I became very popular as i gave quite a lot of chocolate away!
• Estonia
23 Mar 10
Thanks for BR!
@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Mar 10
I think that I use far less than half a pound of cheese in a week but if I were to have an allowance of half a pound of whatever cheese I wanted, I'm sure that I'd be wanting more! I shall never forget the look I got from the grocer when my mother once sent me down to the store with the words "... oh, and a quarter pound of ordinary mousetrap, please!" ("Mousetrap", of course, meant common-or-garden Cheddar). Eight ounces of cheese a week would give me a chance to try at least 104 different cheeses (a quarter pound of each) but I bet that I would fasten on two or three and rotate them for my weekly allowance. There are literally thousands of cheeses and most of them will never travel more than 15 miles from their place of origin. I would love to travel the world and try them all!
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@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Mar 10
I have never won a year's supply of anything. Often the supplier's idea of a 'year's supply' is a fraction of what we would normally consume.
@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Mar 10
The competition was run by a particular company so I couldn't choose a variety of cheeses - it was all the same but, luckily I am fond of this particular brand of cheddar. I am still stunned that everyone seems to use so little cheese and the very idea of buying just 4 ounces at a time....
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I have never won a year's supply of anything, but would like to. I probably do use a half pound of cheese per week, maybe more, but cheese lasts a good bit and I love it.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
24 Mar 10
I've just had a couple of cheese and salad rolls for my tea... but I had to pay for the cheese this time.... it was on a "Buy one get one free" offer though Good luck with any competitions you enter in future.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
i wouldnt mind a years supply of stuff like pasta or cereal but i have never won anything like that, but a years supply of cheese? not sure about that! what would you do with it? i know you can freeze it but still...
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@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
like I said, it was half a pound a week so we just ate it. It just made a few sandwiches and maybe a quiche or something.
@khaezi (1003)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Wow I envy you because I love cheese!! and no I've never won years of supply of anything..=(
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@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
Well, I wish you better luck in the competitions you enter in future
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Mar 10
Less than half a pound of cheese, especially since I turned up allergic to milk protein. I've never won a year's supply of anything, but I've won a few things here and there. The best was a really nice portable cassette player long, long ago...
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@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
I wouldn't eat half a pound all by myself but there were four of us home at the time. Being allergic to milk protein is a good reason. i really should start looking out for competitions again. they dont seem to have many going in the supermarkts these days.
• United States
17 Mar 10
I don't use a half-pound of cheese a week. It's too expensive to do. I would if I had the chance though, because I absolutely love cheese! You are a very lucky person! I have never won a years supply of anything, but I would like to! Maybe someday it can happen to me!
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@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
My neighbour complained that she hadn't won. "Did you enter the competition?" "No" "Thats probably why you didnt win" Good luck with your competition entries - i hope they pay off soon
@ticuso (127)
• Mexico
20 Mar 10
you've been pretty lucky! cheese and chocolate both start with a C so that there means something, in my opinion the big one is indeed coming, as for me, I myself could probably eat a half lb of cheese a week, but on the other hand I don't think it's to healthy!!
@Wizzywig (7858)
20 Mar 10
Yes, I did have a very lucky run for a while but its been some years since I even entered a competition now...maybe I should start again??? I guess the amount of cheese thats unhealthy depends on what else you eat - I dont eat fried foods, always use a low fat spread, eat no meat and few eggs. There were four of us in the household at the time so it wasnt excessive.
@ticuso (127)
• Mexico
20 Mar 10
Well if you put it that way I would guess it's not unhealthy four people and all, but how do you go without eating fried foods, I mean besides cereal what would you have for breakfast?
@Wizzywig (7858)
20 Mar 10
Usually I have cereal (either from a packet or I make porridge). If we're low on milk i might have a couple of slices of toast.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
hi. wow.... what did you do with all the cheese? hehehe... well, we don't stock that much cheese in the house. i haven't won anything at all.... you have been lucky, winning all those supply
@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
We ate it! We would normally have used more than half a pound a week since we are not big meat eaters. Do you enter a lot of competitions?
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• Philippines
23 Mar 10
hi again. wow, that's alot of cheese still hehehe... well, not that often though i would by a raffle ticket here and there. do you like cheese sticks?
@Wizzywig (7858)
23 Mar 10
are cheese sticks those ones made of processed cheese... a bit like plastic?(How can you tell its gonna be a 'no') I like 'real' cheese... cut in a solid lump ready for slicing, cubing, grating, whatever. I like a strong Cheddar or a white crumbly Cheshire best
@madteaparty (2759)
• Japan
17 Mar 10
Wow, I'm so jealous! I love cheese, so if I won a year's supply of cheese I'm sure I would be eating cheese everydays . Where I live cheese is expensive, so I rarely eat cheese . Also, I have never won a year supply of anything, but if I had... I don't know if cheese or chocolate calls me more
@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
8 ounces of cheese doesn't make a lot of sanwiches I would normally make a cheese based main meal for 4 at least once a week so that used most of it.
• Japan
17 Mar 10
Oh, sorry, I didn't check beforehand how many grams are 1 ounce
@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Mar 10
I've never won anything. And, I don't even think I would use half a pound in a month let alone a week. Maybe a large family might, but I'm not that type of person. I barely eat chease as it is and usually have to tell hubby not to buy so much so damn fast. I usually have to remind him we have too much as it is, and our fridge can't hold at all as it is. The thing is over stuffed as it is.
@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Mar 10
You're kidding me? 8 ounces of cheese a month?? You must hardly ever eat cheese I guess. Cheese is one of the main things we put in sandwiches since we dont like cold meats. It would only take up about 8 cubic inches of fridge space. We keep the milk & orange juice in the door of the fridge, fruit and veg in the baskets at the bottom & everthing else on the shelves