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Old 04-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #11
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I've had the premarinated tenderloins before and know what you are talking about. I found that the more marinade in the package, the worse the meat. If you can see things floating around and they can move from one end of the package to the other, DON"T BUY! If the juices are minimal in the package then the meat will be okay. Just my observation.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #12
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Thank you. If I ever buy it again, I'll certainly remember that helpful hint.

Where the heck does that brown part come from? It has a consistency that I've never had from a piece of pork.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #13
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Miss Jan....

First return to the store, ask for store management. Complain!! Tell them you shop there often and spend a lot of money! They will either give you your money back or replace the product!

Second, I shy away from the "marinated" pork tenderloins for the exact reasons you state. Not always, but think about how they choose which ones get the marinated treatment. I assure you the "most beautiful" best quality ones are not first in line! I buy the plain ones.

I totally agree on both counts.

1. Take it back.

2. Be cafeful about buying any "pre-marinated" meats. It is often a way to get rid of poorer quality and meats that are "past their prime." Marinate yourself.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:09 PM   #14
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That was the first and last time. I've never bought marinated meat before and never will again. Gosh, I'm aggravated!

But life goes on....in fact, I don't give a flying fig about it right now because my water heater just broke and flooded the basement. I'm reading to keep me calm while I wait for the the repair men to come although I'm sure we'll need a new one .... then I have to call the carpet cleaners.

I need a rope to chew through so my teeth don't grind down to nothing.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:57 PM   #15
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Miss Jan...

The rope would taste worse than the pork tenderloin Might I suggest 3 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon instead!! Pour in glass, add 1 ice cube and sip slowly while reading your book! In no time your water heater problems will seem far away!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #16
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I think that the marinade itself gives it a raw rubbery feel. I also prefer to buy plain.
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:03 PM   #17
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Uncle Bob: The Service Desk is the gatekeeper for the store manager! He is never there! Although his picture is posted on the back wall of the service desk. The service desk clerks are pretty good about taking back spoiled food but a cooked tenderloin might raise some eye brows. It's sort of like finding a fly (or a finger!) in your soup (or chili) when your almost finished! The question is why did you eat the soup? The question in this case is why did you cook the tenderloin? In these cases, you most often have to cut your loses and move on. But share your experience like HB did so the rest of us will know.

I had my hot water heater replaced last year HB.....it took forever for the mess to dry out. (floor & walls too) Our guy left a leaky water valve open. I think he was anticipating a return service call which he did not get....I shut it off myself.....just turned the knob to off! Like I wanted to pay $75 for that!!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #18
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Miss StirBlue..

Having spent 30 years in the retail food industry, I can assure you a Manager of some type is in the store. All it takes is a complaint and restitution will be made. The company I worked for policy was, "Solve the problem" and apologize for it! Period! In the highly competitive food industry, companies can ill afford not to address cutomer complaints and resolve them in a positive manner. The Kroger Company is an excellent example of a cutomer sensitive food merchant. Trust me!

Pork tenderloins make the best shish kebobs!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:12 PM   #19
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DH works for Kroger and they will take back the nasty tenderloin, no questions asked and as Uncle Bob said they will apologize. You can't imagine how many things we've returned. I have tried the marinated tenderloin and the bacon filet things. They are both horrible and I don't think you did anything wrong in preparing it. We should post some of the really bad things we have purchased like these so that noone else wastes time and money on them.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #20
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I so agree with Uncle Bob, most big grocery stores will bend over backwards for you. Customer Service is a must to keep customers.
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