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Paul Laycock

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How do most of you transport your frozen food? I use a polystyrene box and try and get a couple of bags of crushed ice from makro. If it's not available I don't buy. Ice cubes don't do the job sufficiently for me.

Just wondering, I'm not going to convert my car into a freezer truck so you can forget that suggestion.

With the heat/weather as it's been an alternative would be good. Not home deliveries as well.

I usually shop at makro, BigC and Tops, that takes about 4 hours, with a meal break.

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Hi Paul,

If you want to keep your frozen products. I would recommend to use a foam box and put dry ice inside. With this method, you can keep your frozen products in a very good condition up to 12 hours.

You can also simply use some frozen gel pack then you should be able to keep your products in your foam box up to 4 hours.

Hope it helps.thumbsup.gif

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I am surprised the number of times,I have been in a Supermarket and in

the freezers the products are soft barely frozen,Chips,Pizza,Ready meals,

that was Carrefour and same when Big C took over,even Makro sometimes.

I just use polybox,as never more than an hour,from shop to home

regards worgeordie

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They turn their freezers off at night to save power. Try shopping later in the afternoon when things refreeze.

I hope you are kidding...

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The cheapest way is to freeze a couple (or more, depending on the space you have) of plastic water bottles (1,5 or 2 liters as well).

If you put the freezed bottles inside a polystirol case you can keep cold for hours...

To avoid they wet everything just wrap it in a paper page.

I also used to put food in my luggage and it works very well.

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I just refreeze it, does it really matter, I've been doing this for years and it's never made me ill, or the food taste bad.

I don't worry about 'sell by' dates either. People worry too much these days.

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We just use a regular cool box (a decent one mind not the simple foam boxes), the frozen stuff goes at the bottom, chilled (milk etc) at the top.

Never had an issue after an hour or so in the back of the truck.

How long do you need to keep it frozen? How about one of those 12V chiller boxes?

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Crossy, I'm normally out for three or four hours. Trip from Loengnoktha to Mukdahan, journey time 45 Minutes each way, stop at makro, BigC and Tops. My sister in law drives for me and guides me around as I have a disability with walking.

Thanks for the reply.

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I just refreeze it, does it really matter, I've been doing this for years and it's never made me ill, or the food taste bad.

I don't worry about 'sell by' dates either. People worry too much these days.

I could have written that.

Home country indoctrination and fear factor is probably responsible. Cook your food properly i.e. piping hot and you are unlikely to have a problem.

Dry ice is pretty good for longer journeys. I used to have food sent from Pattaya to Buriram - never a problem.

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But you do not need the dry ice until you buy your produce so the source should be looked for there rather than the rice fields. For the return trip. We were doing this shuffle more than 45 years ago when buying in Bangkok for transport to Takhli; so expect most cities would have a source these days (although probably not something most of us know about).

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Yes but have you ever stood in line at makro, by the time you get outside to your car your produce is getting soft. If anyone knows where to buy dry ice in Mukdahan, I would like to know and directions.

Refrozen food to me is a good way to get food poisoning or a few hours spent on the toilet - stock up on toilet roll supply.

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