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Old 05-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Foods that strike fear...

Foods that strike fear into the hearts of strong men (and women):

Was walking through Wal Mart last night, to purchase some ingredients (fresh peppers) to make Carne Asada this weekend. While walking past the frozen fish and chicken case, I saw bags of frozen carne asada, pre-made. I quickly stepped away from the case, repelled as if I was the south pole of a strong magnet coming too close to another magnetic south pole. The same reaction occurs whenever I pas pre-made guacamole in the produce aisle.

What pre-packaged/pre-made foods repel you, though you've never tried them, or given them a chance, simply because of the reputation of the store, or from past experience with similar items?

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Pre-marinated anything. Pre-packaged fixings, like seeing a roast packaged with the potatoes, carrots and celery in the meat case or pre-stuffed pork chops.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Packaged "crock pot" ingredients in the freezer section.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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Canned asparagus, jarred herring, jarred pickles, jarred spaghetti sauce, most canned fruits, canned corned beef, most Cross & Blackwell products, canned octopus...
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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Most supermarkets have an aisle I'll call "side dishes". It consists of various envelopes or boxes of starches and seasoning powders that, when reconstituted, allegedly make things somewhat reminiscent of pasta, rice, or stuffing. Most of these things bear little resemblance to the real foods they are modeled after.

If you plan a meal, it takes such little time to create most of these dishes from scratch, so I've never understood the reasoning behind buying this boxed/packaged crap. They aren't really all that convenient. I won't even go into the chemicals they contain.

Let's take boxed hash browns, for example. You mix this with water and cook in a frying pan for 20 minutes..




In that same amount of time, you can grate three potatoes and fry up a batch of crispy fresh hash browns that taste a thousand times better. Why would you go for the box?

I navigate a wide berth around this aisle.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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Goodweed mate.Tins of Harry Ramsdens Mushy Peas strike fear into my wife heart and nose.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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Smucker's Uncrustables make me sad!

Smucker's makes some fine products but that is taking the venerable PB&J to a shameful low!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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Smucker's Uncrustables make me sad!

Smucker's makes some fine products but that is taking the venerable PB&J to a shameful low!
I don't care for them either but boy do my grandkids love them YUK
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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I don't care much for pre-made and cooked sausage, premade hamburgers, same thing for chicken already breaded and cooked, boxed and frozen Mexican foods,Pickles are fine, same with olives, mayo ketchup but I don't care for potted meats,IE deviled ham,liverwurst.
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My store carries cilantro sauce in a jar. To me cilantro is vile, and I can't imagine creating a whole sauce out of it. It would taste like a jar of soap to me. I even hate the smell of it.
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