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>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 13432 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 12:38 am
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Burgers really live and die on their fat content, to me. 20% fat from anywhere on the animal will work, but the traditional shoulder and top/silverside blend you can't really go wrong with.

While I don't doubt a bit of offal in there for flavour is pretty good, I question the claim that it is common practice at any level of the industry. The "best" burger to me is nothing but minced beef, salt and pepper. Binders change the texture too much and again, with 20% fat, the flavour is always going to be there.
>> No. 13433 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 1:23 am
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Those roadside burger vans have a handy Campylobacter Factor Rating. The more England flags they have, the higher the chance of shits and fever.
>> No. 13434 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 1:23 am
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>>13430
Lamb hearts were fun the first time I came across them, I didn't realise "heart strings" wasn't just a lovely harp-adjacent aphorism.
>> No. 13436 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 11:01 am
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>>13433

Food poisoning is a lot rarer than people think.

The usual suspect is e. coli, because it's a hardy little bastard, but things like camp and salmonella are actually vanishingly rare these days. Camp is so piss weak and fussy of an organism that we often fail to grow it in the lab under ideal conditions, so unless you're licking a roadkill pigeon carcass I really struggle to imagine how people manage to become infected with it.

This is why I always go with 1 star hygeine rating takeaways. All the built up grease on the hotplate they haven't wiped down in 16 years is what gives it the flavour.
>> No. 13439 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 11:15 am
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>>13432

>I question the claim that it is common practice at any level of the industry

Not in the consumer market, but heart is a very common ingredient in catering products. A beef burger patty is only required to contain 62% meat and an "economy burger" can contain as little as 47% meat.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/3001/schedule/1/made
>> No. 13440 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 11:33 am
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>>13439 isn't heart 'meat'? I mean, it's pretty meaty. I'd assumed that non-meat was mostly gonads, eyeballs, brains and thymus...
Pretty sure that ringpiece counts as meat?
>> No. 13443 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 12:36 pm
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>>13440
Fairly sure it's offal
>> No. 13445 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 12:42 pm
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>>13439

I can't say I've ever come across a catering burger full of heart, but then again, I've never worked in a food van. My assumption would be that the non-meat portion would be mostly bread crumbs, which are cheaper even than heart or other offal.

I'm not trying to say I don't believe you, I'm sure you're right, I'm just curious as to where you've been that this is so common.
>> No. 13456 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 6:02 pm
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>>13445

Go into any cash and carry, find the cheapest box of burgers and have a look at the ingredients list. Odds are that beef heart is fairly high up the list. Rusk is an important bulking agent, but you can't use nearly as much as you could in a sausage without ruining the texture. The really cheap non-halal burgers include a fair amount of pork and mechanically reclaimed chicken.

http://www.royevansandsons.co.uk/cms/plugins/product_store/uploads/product_pdfs/7361424783092TW54ec76f4036a9penny-lane-plf-economy-burger-issue-11.pdf

https://www.brake.co.uk/meat-poultry/frozen-processed-meat/burgers-grills/fast-food-burgers/paragon-quality-foods-ltd-basics-economy-burgers-113g/p/128359
>> No. 13457 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 6:38 pm
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>>13456
7. All finished products are check weighed and metal detected to the following
tolerances:
 Ferrous 2.50mm
 Non Ferrous 2.80mm
 Stainless Steel 4.00mm

Contains no stainless steel shards larger than 4mm. Tasty.
I'm guessing that the high heart content makes for those delightfully rubbery burgers you get.
>> No. 13458 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 6:51 pm
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>>13457

There's a weird sub-industry for metal detectable products, specifically for the food processing industry.


>> No. 13461 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 9:59 pm
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>>13436
>Camp is so piss weak and fussy of an organism that we often fail to grow it in the lab under ideal conditions, so unless you're licking a roadkill pigeon carcass I really struggle to imagine how people manage to become infected with it.

I think the main culprit (apart from people not washing their hands and equipment after handling raw meat), is those people who insist that a chicken has to be washed under the tap before you cook it.
>> No. 13462 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 10:31 pm
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>>13458
Fucking hell, that image gives me flashbacks of working in a sandwich factory. I guess these places all pretty much use the same trays, overalls and tables. They're weird places, literally everything is on wheels. And it's cold.
>> No. 13464 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 2:10 am
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>>13462

All food industry/catering stuff is the same brushed stainless steel stuff from restaurants to McDonalds to production lines.

Only real difference is in uniforms, and frequency of getting shouted at.
>> No. 13465 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 2:21 am
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>>13464

Would people think I was a mentalist if I fitted my home kitchen with stainless steel tables? They're really good.
>> No. 13466 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 7:03 am
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>>13465
No. The one challenge with steel/glass tables is that they are very uncomfortable to sit at though. By all means use them for worktops, but metal/glass is much too cold for your arms to rest on. It's why all those people who have fancy glass desks at work are actually twats, they're almost impossible to sit and type at.
>> No. 13467 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 10:22 am
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>>13461
There were some people on Twitter (I think black Twitter) who were laughing at people who wash their rice.

I don't get it. If I'm eating it plain, I wash my rice? It comes covered in shit which makes it taste bitter.
>> No. 13468 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 10:55 am
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>>13467

You're absolutely supposed to wash (uncooked) rice, any Asian person would think you were mental if you skipped that step.
>> No. 13501 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 1:21 pm
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Today I have tried Aldi's vegan steak bake.

It was missing a kick, possibly a bit of black pepper would have done the trick, so it was a bit like eating slightly bland gravy lava with barely discernable chunks of soya protein and onion in it. The filling isn't evenly distributed so around a third of the pasty is biting into hollow pastry.
>> No. 13502 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 1:22 pm
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>>13501
I think I had a Gregg's vegan steak bake before lockdown and I didn't like it. Too much onion compared to a normal steak bake. Onion is grim.
>> No. 13503 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 1:46 pm
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>>13502
I reviewed that before, probably in a different thread. I wasn't keen on it, although I'd rate it higher than the Aldi one, but I wasn't overly surprised by this as Quorn mince, especially the kind they use in ready meals, is shite.

It looks like Aldi have changed their vegan sausage rolls so hopefully not for the worse as I quite liked them.
>> No. 13504 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 2:26 pm
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Got a 17p reduced meat free sausage roll from the Asda hot counter.

It was a bit like a warm savoury nutri-grain bar.
>> No. 13505 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 2:34 pm
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>>13504

>17p reduced meat free sausage roll

there is something about those words that is suprisingly difficult to parse.
>> No. 13506 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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>>13505
Needs a comma after reduced.
>> No. 13507 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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>>13506
I'd have put it after sausage; let it roll down the hot counter.
>> No. 13508 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 1:13 pm
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>>13507

Between meat and free for me.

I want my cheep meat and my bonus sausage roll. None of that vegan muck for me thanks!
>> No. 13509 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 1:43 pm
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Apologies lads, yesterday was my first caffiene-free day and I couldn't really think straight.

I'll rephrase:

Got 17 reduced sausage counter p free meat from hot Asda counter roll.
>> No. 13510 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 1:59 pm
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Gourmet ketchup apparently means mixing burger relish with shitloads of cider vinegar.
>> No. 13511 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 5:09 pm
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>>13510
How is that in the least bit gourmet? We need some poor volunteer to do a taste and report.
>> No. 13512 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 7:08 pm
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>>13510
I bought some of this one as it was the only ketchup that hadn't been panic-bought out at the time. It tastes nothing like ketchup, it's fucking bolognese.
>> No. 13513 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 7:26 pm
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>>13512
That is disappointing - I have found a lot of their food to be very good.

Picture related. I have to limit them to one a week for lunch - fail most of the time.
>> No. 13532 Anonymous
20th July 2020
Monday 12:59 pm
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Aldi's own brand cream crackers are fucking shite.
>> No. 13554 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 1:31 pm
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Considering this is the winning combination of pastry, cheese and baked beans this was a disappointment. Almost every mouthful tasted of red pepper, which they'd snuck in there.

Ginsters always seems to be a bit of a let down.
>> No. 13564 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 2:06 am
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Stumbled across this in my local Turkish sklep. A very pleasant reminder of what IPAs used to taste like 10-15 years ago, before the invasion of citrusy American hops and the trend of "over hopping" pioneered by the Americans, whose influence now pollutes the supermarket shelves. They took this from us!We took this from ourselves!
>> No. 13565 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 10:10 am
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>>13512
I got some Leon Korean style vegan mayo, and it was grim. It wasn't cheap, but it tasted like how fermented straw smells.
>> No. 13566 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 10:33 am
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>>13565
Should have got some Polski mayo from Lidl during Slav week.
>> No. 13571 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 11:16 am
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Yesterday I had Aldi's vegan bacon pieces and mushroom barbecue pizza. It's quite similar to the Dr Oetker Quorn pizza, except with added peppers, barbecue sauce and the base isn't as nice. I'm not sure if I'd get it again.
>> No. 13572 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 12:29 pm
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Eating spicy peanuts again. Think I ate three packets of them yesterday. They're so fucking good.
>> No. 13573 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 12:53 pm
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>>13572
It'll always be KP dry roasted peanuts for me.
>> No. 13574 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 1:40 pm
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>>13573
You haven't tried these.
>> No. 13578 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:10 pm
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Today I have tried Co-op's vegan katsu curry.

The jasmine rice was gloopy before it was cooked and wasn't even remotely fragrant. The soya goujons were almost entirely coating, with an incredibly meagre slice of soya within. The curry sauce was also tinged with disappointment.
>> No. 13579 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:32 pm
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>>13578
I have been disappointed with all of the Co-op's attempt at vegan food. For such a sound organisation, I would have thought they were better.
>> No. 13580 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:37 pm
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>>13579
I've heard that their incredible burgers are nice, but everything I've tried has been subpar.
>> No. 13581 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 1:59 pm
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>>13578
>ping meal
>disappointing

Mental, that.
>> No. 13582 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 2:17 pm
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>>13581
>ping

What?
>> No. 13583 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 2:17 pm
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>>13581
>ping meal

Can't say I've ever heard them called that before. Is that a local term or something the Yoot use?
>> No. 13584 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 2:26 pm
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>>13583
Noot noot, motherfucker.
>> No. 13585 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 5:06 pm
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>>13582
Guessing he means a microwave meal.
>> No. 13586 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 5:40 pm
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>>13583
The welsh name for a microwave is "popty ping", yes it is so I'm guessing they've shortened it to just ping now.
>> No. 13587 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 6:49 pm
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>>13585
The goujons were cooked in the oven, as per the instructions, so there's no real excuse for them being pants.

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