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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Monday, February 11, 2013

T is for Dobbin-burgers

Sorry but I couldn't resist it!

To any Tesco's supermarket executives who may be directed here;

It's HUMOUR! It was bound to happen and it might make you check the sourcing of your 'product' a little more efficaciously!

Another one....

This is going to run and run unless it ends-up in a pre-cooked stew! These came out of a conversation we were having at lunch today (yesterday!), other gems included changing the small-print on the nutrition panels to read;
  • May contain traces of more than one species
  • Meat product of the European motorway network
  • ...Aspartame, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Binding Agent (crin de cheval)....
and products such as...
  • Red Rumble - A 'mixed' meat pizza
  • Lassy-sagne - an honest lasagne 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Maverick - Do you know the best cheeses to go in the Lassy-agne - How about Mask-a-pony oe even a tub of Filly-delphia!

Maverick Collecting said...

Hahaha, Mask a Pony, that's bloody funny!! Thanks!

Hugh

Anne said...

Kind of reminds me of the Python skit where the ingredients on the box really were what was in the chocolates.

Anonymous said...

I like the 'Aldi' logo!

Maverick Collecting said...

Anne - Absolutely! and if it ever happened some products would make for frighting reading!!

Anon - I don't know what you mean!!!

Hugh

Giano said...

That's fun!
And makes me think how lucky I am to eat so often original homemade lasagne, stuffed with real beef (or even better, pork).

As un-ethical and un-tasty horse meat may be, I fear we've been served far worse stuff in our food :(

Anne said...

The Hubby and I were talking about this last night and we're pretty sure we've eaten cat at a couple of Chinese places. He tries not to go "meow" whenever we walk into the place.

Maverick Collecting said...

Giano - 'aint that the truth, I don't know how the media on the continent is taking this, but over here ours are about to have kittens (which will then probably enter the food-chain!), but it comes as no surprise to me, and I'm one of the low-income idiots eating the stuff!

Any sane person reading the contents label of any processed food, whether pre-prepared meal or ingredient would take to stalking the woods for every meal - sadly, as a species we're not that sane!

Anne - I knew one like that in Woking many years ago...closed on a regular basis when furry tails turned-up in the bins, only for it to reopen a few weeks later having been 'sold' to one of the uncles/brothers etc..Plus le change!

Giano said...

Media here on the continent are too concerned about the Pope and the political elections to worry about alimentary scandals - which anyway are quite common in Italy. After all, horse meat is considered a delicacy in some parts of Italy.
And not only the chinese use to cook kittens - has anybody heard about "coniglio alla vicentina" ?

Maverick Collecting said...

Giano - I like cats, so don't think I want to know about coniglio alla vicentina...and I'm definitely NOT Googling it!

H

Giano said...

You got the point, and I agree. In fact I'm happy the only meat I can stand is pork, which possibly is the most difficult to counterfeit.