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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1625 on: November 30, 2019, 07:23:25 pm »
I sometimes eat cereal stuff late at night, but never in the morning.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1626 on: December 01, 2019, 01:55:28 pm »
And I don't know anyone who puts peaches on their cornflakes either.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1627 on: December 01, 2019, 03:57:36 pm »
And I don't know anyone who puts peaches on their cornflakes either.

I put peach slices on my home-made muesli.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1628 on: December 01, 2019, 05:32:08 pm »
And I don't know anyone who puts peaches on their cornflakes either.

I seldom eat cornflakes WITHOUT fresh strawberries dredged with caster sugar but we've hardly touched the cornflakes this year.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1629 on: December 01, 2019, 06:12:44 pm »
And I don't know anyone who puts peaches on their cornflakes either.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1630 on: December 02, 2019, 05:12:10 pm »
The Americans solved the problem of breakfast cereal being essentially shaped and processed cardboard by coating it in sugar*. I have little moral fibre, of course, and long since gave up trying to corral my urges. I eat toast smothered with proper salty butter.

*Every now and again, when in the US, I'll grab of a little packet of Cheerios or similar just remind myself of how sugary they are. Basically, if you can get to the end of the bowl, you'll be bobbing up and down like you're on the wrong dose of antipsychotics and your eyes will be spinning like a fruit machine during a power surge with words falling out of your mouth like you've just hit the jackpot. I'm sure that if you plot the uptick in attention disorders in American youth next to breakfast cereal consumption you'll have a nice linear correlation.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1631 on: December 02, 2019, 10:01:34 pm »
To quote my Californian sister-in-law: 'That's not cereal, that's CANDY!'

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1632 on: December 02, 2019, 10:20:02 pm »
Admittedly, the toast I had last week in the hotel breakfast buffet was, for all intents and purposes, sliced cake.

My advice as a once-upon-a-time resident alien is to give up the fight and order the pancakes and not spare the syrup. I used to get my bread from an artisan place and I think it was about $80 a loaf and even then I had to hide in the kitchen and leap out every time she reached for the sugar.

Or the French toast which should be wrong on about every level possible yet isn't.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1633 on: January 02, 2020, 04:51:42 pm »
Hot cross buns... But no eggs or marscarpone.


Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1634 on: January 07, 2020, 12:06:42 pm »
I cannot find prepared lamb casserole mixes locally bah.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1635 on: January 07, 2020, 02:09:41 pm »
I cannot find prepared lamb casserole mixes locally bah.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1636 on: January 08, 2020, 10:15:16 pm »
I cannot find prepared lamb casserole mixes locally bah.

Now I've got an image of a sheep done like a prepared piano from that. Maybe i need a drink.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1637 on: November 28, 2020, 10:35:04 am »
Raisins.  You wouldn't think it possible to spoil them, but all of a sudden every bagful we get seems to have been drenched in evil-tasting oil.  "Sunflower" it says on the packet but the <obligatory fruity language> stuff tastes more like extract of beached whale. Bleh.

Another thing, too: all of a sudden, dark raisins have vanished from the shops and we're left with pale, boring sultanas tasting vaguely of dead fish, a little sweetness and some kind of mild acid (what would it be, lactic?).  The last decent dark ones we had dated from about three months ago, and had a beautiful rounded flavour and no vile oiliness.  Then we had some mediocre Trader Joe mixed ones (Aldi/US brand, which maybe explains it) and then even those were displaced by horrible bland sultanas.  :sick:

Bah.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1638 on: November 28, 2020, 01:03:49 pm »
Raisins.  You wouldn't think it possible to spoil them, but all of a sudden every bagful we get seems to have been drenched in evil-tasting oil.  "Sunflower" it says on the packet but the <obligatory fruity language> stuff tastes more like extract of beached whale. Bleh.

Another thing, too: all of a sudden, dark raisins have vanished from the shops and we're left with pale, boring sultanas tasting vaguely of dead fish, a little sweetness and some kind of mild acid (what would it be, lactic?).  The last decent dark ones we had dated from about three months ago, and had a beautiful rounded flavour and no vile oiliness.  Then we had some mediocre Trader Joe mixed ones (Aldi/US brand, which maybe explains it) and then even those were displaced by horrible bland sultanas.  :sick:

Bah.


Some American raisins are labelled with paraffin as an "ingredient"... I assume that this is wax.

For flavour i like Flame (if the grape variety is stated on the packet).

Does raisins beig sun dried make any difference? P

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1639 on: November 28, 2020, 01:55:33 pm »
Dunno. The oil/wax stops them sticking together, but I'd rather have that than what we have now.  Six months ago they were fine.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1640 on: November 28, 2020, 02:51:13 pm »
FFS! Does it matter if they stick together? It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1641 on: November 28, 2020, 03:49:38 pm »
I expect not sticking together makes them easier to pack. We've still got dark, plump raisins here, sold by weight. Yum!
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1642 on: November 28, 2020, 09:36:50 pm »
Sainsbury's have not had 1kg bags of own brand raisins the last few times I've ordered them. They sent 500g of sultanas as a substitute a while back but I've nearly finished these so it must be a while...

ETA (30 November). They STILL don't have raisins. They're sending currants, of which I am not fond...

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1643 on: November 29, 2020, 09:22:46 am »
FFS! Does it matter if they stick together? It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

The lumps count as single raisins if you're on a diet.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1644 on: November 29, 2020, 09:42:17 am »
It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

I used to get those mini boxes of raisins as a 'healthy' snack for my son* when he was tiny, and quite often they would come out as a solid lump.


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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1645 on: November 29, 2020, 11:19:17 am »
FFS! Does it matter if they stick together? It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

The lumps count as single raisins if you're on a diet.
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1646 on: November 29, 2020, 11:22:05 am »
It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

I used to get those mini boxes of raisins as a 'healthy' snack for my son* when he was tiny, and quite often they would come out as a solid lump.


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Ah. I don't think I ever gave mine raisins but I do remember when he used to come back from school and say "I ate the healthy bits first." Didn't last long of course... He hated the school lunches so always sent him in with a lunch box. Seems almost like it must have been a different son and probably a different father!
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1647 on: November 29, 2020, 10:15:14 pm »
It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

I used to get those mini boxes of raisins as a 'healthy' snack for my son* when he was tiny, and quite often they would come out as a solid lump.


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Mum got me mini Sun Maid boxes when I was in Infant School. A few years later, they also sold MUCH smaller boxes. I don't think these are 'greased'.

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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1648 on: November 30, 2020, 06:33:05 am »
We used to refill those little red boxes
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Re: the food rant thread
« Reply #1649 on: November 30, 2020, 07:59:02 am »
It's not as if they are welded into a lump.

I used to get those mini boxes of raisins as a 'healthy' snack for my son* when he was tiny, and quite often they would come out as a solid lump.


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Coming out as a solid lump helps stop them ending up shoved up the child’s nose. Not lumpy enough ime.