July 25, 2008

Canned Meat Taste-Off

Canned Meat Trio

God help us. The canned meat taste-off is complete. Find out who won by reading the transcript. It was longish, so I gave it its own page.

Posted by James at July 25, 2008 2:58 AM
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I don't know. I'll take your word for it that Spam could be worse than the corned beef, but I really dislike bologna. If Treet is like bologna, I'd have to put it below Spam, at least, because I've had Spam without ruining my day. (I'm not fond of aftertastes, either.)

I've always assumed the jellied stuff in canned meat was aspic. Aspic was super-popular in ye olden days (maybe as recently as the early 60s). I once saw some head cheese in an upscale deli that looked like it was mostly aspic with bits of meat suspended in it.

Posted by: Julie at July 25, 2008 8:37 AM

I had the most horrible look on my face when I read the transcript. I'm sure I scared my co-workers.

Pinkish ground-up meat product that comes out of a can and has goo on it--BLECH!

Well, how much Brioschi did you have to take after eating all that "food"?

Posted by: Patti M. at July 25, 2008 10:39 AM

Oh, and thanks for linking to the explanation of "mechanically separated [insert unfortuante animal here]."

When I've read that term, I have always pictured whatever animal it was being pulled apart by bit by giant forceps--kind of like a drawing and qauartering, but with surgical tools.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 25, 2008 10:46 AM

LOL! Laughed so hard I cried...

Posted by: Bull at July 25, 2008 12:15 PM

This was hysterical! You really should try some of the other products, particulary the Underwood Deviled [blank]. I figured out years ago that one of the "Deviled" products was really just Vienna Sausages smushed up. And, yes, it too has a pet food consistency.

Sadly, I must confess that about once a year I crave some of this disgusting non-food. I think it's because I grew up with it. Then again, my mom liked Scrapple, and I could NEVER abide the stuff.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at July 28, 2008 11:13 AM

I know I've bought Spam in the last five years. It's quite edible (yet still wrong) if you fry it. (What isn't?)

The devilled ham isn't bad as long as you don't think of it as devilled ham.

I tried a canned ham not too long ago. It wasn't awesome all by itself, but it was great in soup.

I've only had scrapple once, but I liked it. Probably because I made it. I don't know what the stuff in the store is like.

Posted by: Julie at July 28, 2008 1:14 PM

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