Bic Briquettes

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Bic Briquettes

Post by Hogsy » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:48 pm

Anyone tried these?
http://issuu.com/bic-communication/docs ... a_2014_bbq
I noticed them in my local IGA today...., couldn't see a price though
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Post by yakabot » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:37 pm

Only quick google I could find was campbells had them, $5.99 but a bag of 3 in a case of 4.
So I guess you have to buy 12?
Will keep searching when I get time.

Edit. Found it on an iga page somewhere. $9.19 for 3 kg bag.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Gumb » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:21 am

That's way too expensive.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by yakabot » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:35 am

Gumb wrote:That's way too expensive.
Yes, but the packaging looks nice.
:D

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Gumb » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:25 am

True, maybe burn the package and throw away the contents ? Should make lovely smoke. :D

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Fents » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:04 pm

4KG of heatbeads is around $9.50 at safeway.

Also saw safeway branded briqqutes at $4.50 for 4KG. I couldnt tear a bag open to have a look at the size of them but they felt the same size as heat beads.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Gumb » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:38 pm

16 KG is $20 at Bunnings, much better value. I tried those home branded heat beads, seemed OK but lots of ash and dust. I couldn't say whether they are better then the Heat Beads brand or not.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by niko123456 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:55 pm

Gumb wrote:16 KG is $20 at Bunnings, much better value. I tried those home branded heat beads, seemed OK but lots of ash and dust. I couldn't say whether they are better then the Heat Beads brand or not.
The Woolies/Safeway ones (my cheapskate dad buys them) are OK.

The Coles ones (the ones I bought cos I'm a cheapskate) were absolutely terrible. Toxic smoke but they refused to light. Just awful. Nicer packaging than the Woolies.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Angryman65 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:07 pm

niko123456 wrote:
Gumb wrote:16 KG is $20 at Bunnings, much better value. I tried those home branded heat beads, seemed OK but lots of ash and dust. I couldn't say whether they are better then the Heat Beads brand or not.
The Woolies/Safeway ones (my cheapskate dad buys them) are OK.

The Coles ones (the ones I bought cos I'm a cheapskate) were absolutely terrible. Toxic smoke but they refused to light. Just awful. Nicer packaging than the Woolies.
Kmart ones were just smelly, smoky, small and horrible the time I used them. They'd want to be free before I take any home ever again.
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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by urbangriller » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:40 pm

Hmmmm....and the lesson is....don't bother with clone beads.

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by Gumb » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:56 pm

Agreed Chris, and they aren't any cheaper !

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by chrisg » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:18 pm

:)

I've not seen these Bic beads as yet but a mate of mine in NZ is raving about them as being very, very uniform in size, easy to light and apparently made from coconut. He's also remarked that the packaging is robust so he can leave it under the veranda and not have to worry about it getting wet and falling to pieces - that I can relate to with original beads :)

I think when I see them I will give them a go, Bic don't stick their name on things lightly :)

It's just more and more of an indication of a bbq trend though, surely ?

Bic make so much money out of pens that they do get the luxury of sitting back and looking at what markets to expand into. I'd guess their lighter market might be on the way down but it would have been hugely profitable for them for a long time, guess they think fire is a good bet :)

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by urbangriller » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:32 pm

Yeah, I'll try the Bic ones for the same reason, but not the Coles or Woolies knock offs ever again.....been there...done that!

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by chrisg » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:47 pm

:)

Knock-offs are always in my experience just that Chris, and it's the buyer who get's the kick :)

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Re: Bic Briquettes

Post by yakabot » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:59 am

Bit of an update and info if anyone who was interested.
Two pics that show the front, price and some of the blurb on the back. Picking the bag up, it felt like a lot of dust in the bottom, but it may have been the packaging.
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