Chinese New Year – goat or sheep?

Posted by David Thompson | 18/02/2015 | Category: Food


Chinese New Year is here (19th February), and 2015 is the year of the goat according to the Chinese zodiac cycle…or is that the sheep? Confused? Don’t worry it can be interpreted as either, as it refers to both animals.

So now you’re probably wondering if you are a goat – so to speak. Well if you were born in the years 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 then it’s more than likely that you are (if you were born after January 28th).

What are the unique characteristics that people born under this sign take on? Goats are generally believed to be kind, loyal, polite and gentle…which doesn’t sound too baaa-d to me.

Whatever your zodiac animal, celebrate in style this year with Central England Co-operative’s new £5 meal deal, including pork stir fry, oriental sauces and straight to wok noodles.

A simple solution that’s more convenient than making the trip to your local Chinese. We also have a selection of £1 offers on microwaveable rice, oriental cooking sauce, soy sauce and prawn crackers to choose from.

Looking for some tantalising ideas to try? We have you covered with our easy to follow recipes, such as lemon chicken in Chinese pancakes, king prawn stir fry and chicken stir fry to help welcome you into 2015…again.

Don’t be sheepish, get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook and let us know what you are getting up to this Chinese New Year at #mycooptreats.