Insane Convenience Products...

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by chiffonade, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. chiffonade

    chiffonade

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    We've all seen frozen veggies and canned products. These are items that help us get good stuff into our families quickly but today, hubby and I saw something that left us in stunned, silent disbelieve.

    Pre-wrapped (like processed cheese) slices of ...Peanut butter.

    I kid you not.

    I did a double take in the dairy aisle and picked up a brown package. (The color stood out amongst the packages of different cheeses.) I held it out and said, "look at this." He answered, "Ah, for people who can't spread peanut butter on bread!"

    It's stuff like this that gives "convenience products" a bad name. :rolleyes:
     
  2. kuan

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    How about pre-browned cooked ground beef next to the hamburger helper? That's pretty high on the ridiculous convenience food list too, maybe one rung below peanut butter slices, but pretty sick! :)

    Kuan
     
  3. momoreg

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    Anyway, what's the point if they don't also sell Fluff slices?:D
     
  4. chrose

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    Bravo Mich, good point. My neighbor pointed out what about jelly slices? I suppose you could use the fruity sheets.

    PS Mich,
    I owe you a letter.:)
     
  5. athenaeus

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    Powdered tzatziki.
    You know the yoghurt sauce with garlic and cucumbers...
     
  6. momoreg

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    Chrose, don't worry, I get fan mail all the time!:lol:
     
  7. chiffonade

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    We could easily "tangent" over to the whole scary shelf stable situation!! How much salt has to go in that stuff to preserve it? And what about the poor slob who buys one and the processing wasn't so great and the nasties got in??

    :lips: . o O (Hmmmmm Fluff slices....)
     
  8. foodnfoto

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    There is something like Fluff slices. It's called freeze-dried ice cream.
    My son brought it home from a trip to the museum. It tastes just like dried Fluff slices, looks like a pink sponge and has the texture of very fine styrofoam.
    I think they produce it for consumption on the space shuttle.
     
  9. chefboy2160

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    Hey everybody , did you know that the human body when it dies now takes much longer to decompose than in the days before preservitives ? Ingesting this stuff is like slowly mummifying yourself . Remember that we are what we eat .
     
  10. momoreg

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    :eek: That's funny.
     
  11. shroomgirl

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    There are pb and j slices.....just like them mixing it in the jar.
    I actually had someone say it was great for kids to make their own, can't imagine the consistancy being good....

    On a slightly different note, Fairway carries peeled cryovaced beets from France, organic and conventional....think it is a winner.
    And tiny baby Ben and Jerry's now.....or the new combo lock to put on your ben and jerry's....seems like if you really wanted it bad enough a lock was not going to keep the cleaver from opening it.
     
  12. pinarello

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    I remember as a kid I thinkit was kraft had cheese in a tube and you could squeeze it in the palm of your hand right into your mouth. Didnt really taste like cheese though.
     
  13. pinarello

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    Also I remember that my mom told my dad that cheese whiz is bad for him, so next time he bought diet cheese whiz!
    could this possible get any worse?
    he ate it on wonder bread with ketchup!

    hope this doesn't get me kicked off the site!

    however my dad did grow up a poor italian and was forced to eat homemade food everyday and never had the convienence products available to others, poor kid.
     
  14. leo r.

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    Chiff,i`ve a few thoughts on this.
    1)Who the heck thinks up these things?
    2)Do they actually buy the products ?
    3)Why are some "convenience" foods sold in such small quantities so that you have to buy more?:confused:
    Leo.:chef: