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### #1benryves  Members   -  Reputation: 1999

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:36 AM

Whilst out hunting a curry for supper in Sainsbury's supermarket (do not buy the "Basic" line curry - it might only be 88p, but it does look like vomit-inna-tray when you open it) I came across a promotion on Peperami - "buy one get one free". I picked up a couple of packs of the "spicy meat snack" (it's not spicy at all) and had munched my way through quite a few of them when I looked at the ingredients on the back. Now, can someone tell me this: how can this sausagelike snack be 108% pork? I thought that you could only have up to 100% of something.
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### #2falkone  Members   -  Reputation: 444

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:39 AM

Maybe it's one of those products that has an extra 10% of something free. This is just Peperami with extra 10% free.

### #3BradDaBug  Members   -  Reputation: 913

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:42 AM

Do you really want to know?

### #4benryves  Members   -  Reputation: 1999

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:43 AM

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 Original post by falkoneMaybe it's one of those products that has an extra 10% of something free. This is just Peperami with extra 10% free.

The only thing I can think of is that they take the mass of all the ingredient parts, put them all together and process the snack - after which the total mass has decreased somehow, and they then express the percentage of pork as mass of pork before cooking over the total final mass. But that seems too silly.
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### #5tstrimple  Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1798

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:48 AM

Or maybe it's like the nutrition information on food packages and it means that it is 108% of your daily recommended pork.

### #6benryves  Members   -  Reputation: 1999

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:50 AM

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 Original post by tstrimpOr maybe it's like the nutrition information on food packages and it means that it is 108% of your daily recommended pork.

I hope not. I just ate 10 of them. [looksaround]
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### #7GroZZleR  Members   -  Reputation: 820

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:37 AM

You might not want to eat something made entirely out of the worst meat possible, followed by the worst fat possible, followed by a bucketload of sodium. Just a small health tip from your friendly neighbourhood GroZZleR.

### #8choffstein  Members   -  Reputation: 1090

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:40 AM

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 Original post by GroZZleRYou might not want to eat something made entirely out of the worst meat possible, followed by the worst fat possible, followed by a bucketload of sodium. Just a small health tip from your friendly neighbourhood GroZZleR.

Details, details.

You should be proud of your purchase: you just swindled an extra 8%! Congrats!

### #9Moe  Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1255

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:41 AM

Don't mond me asking, but how much did it cost for one? (Or two, whichever way you want to put it.)

### #10Ravuya  Members   -  Reputation: 134

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:43 AM

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 Original post by GroZZleRYou might not want to eat something made entirely out of the worst meat possible, followed by the worst fat possible, followed by a bucketload of sodium. Just a small health tip from your friendly neighbourhood GroZZleR.

I choose to ignore that tip. I would argue with you, but my heart seems to hurt quite a bit right now...

### #11Ra  Members   -  Reputation: 1062

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:43 AM

Quote:
 Original post by benryves... "spicy meat snack" ...

I would never trust anything called "spicy meat snack."

### #12Kim Jong Il  Members   -  Reputation: 264

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:46 AM

Never tried Peperami, from Sainsbury's or anywhere.

### #13dj_skidmark  Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:09 AM

I'm laughing and gagging my ass off. Something about using the word "whilst" to describe eating something with 108 percent pork, and then spreading the damn thing across your keyboard to take a picture of it makes me sick.

God, I'm from Mississippi and that food's even gross to me!

### #14Scyllinice  Members   -  Reputation: 707

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:14 AM

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 Original post by dj_skidmarkI'm laughing and gagging my ass off. Something about using the word "whilst" to describe eating something with 108 percent pork, and then spreading the damn thing across your keyboard to take a picture of it makes me sick.God, I'm from Mississippi and that food's even gross to me!

BAH. I'll let that slide because you're from there. Just be careful next time. I take offense!

### #15furby100  Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:19 AM

Quote:
 Original post by GroZZleRsomething made entirely out of the worst meat possible,

Anyone who thinks pork is the worst meat possible has never eaten haggis.

### #16Boris Karloff  Members   -  Reputation: 484

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:22 AM

Anyone who has eaten haggis is 108% insane.

### #17xanin  Members   -  Reputation: 433

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:30 AM

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 Original post by furby100haggis

*pukes*

Sick shit that. Knowing what it is is enough to make one ill.

### #18Luckless  Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2967

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:38 AM

Yes, what makes pork/ham so bad compared to others?

### #19BradDaBug  Members   -  Reputation: 913

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:42 AM

Haggis = sheep's stomach?

### #20Geno the Great  Members   -  Reputation: 180

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:52 AM

Sheep's stomach stuffed with meat and, according to one person I know, the sheep's brain

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