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#1 benryves   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1992

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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#2 falkone   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.

#3 BradDaBug   Members   -  Reputation: 893

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:42 AM

Do you really want to know?

#4 benryves   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1992

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:43 AM

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Original post by falkone
Maybe 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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#5 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1718

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.

#6 benryves   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1992

Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:50 AM

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Or 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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#7 GroZZleR   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.

#8 choffstein   Members   -  Reputation: 1090

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:40 AM

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Original post by GroZZleR
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.


Details, details.

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

#9 Moe   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1248

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.)

#10 Ravuya   Moderators   -  Reputation: 127

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:43 AM

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Original post by GroZZleR
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.


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

#11 Ra   Members   -  Reputation: 1062

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:43 AM

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... "spicy meat snack" ...

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

#12 Kim Jong Il   Members   -  Reputation: 264

Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:46 AM

Never tried Peperami, from Sainsbury's or anywhere.

#13 dj_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!

#14 Scyllinice   Members   -  Reputation: 707

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:14 AM

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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!



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

#15 furby100   Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:19 AM

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Original post by GroZZleR
something made entirely out of the worst meat possible,


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

#16 Boris Karloff   Members   -  Reputation: 484

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:22 AM

Anyone who has eaten haggis is 108% insane.

#17 xanin   Members   -  Reputation: 433

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:30 AM

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haggis


*pukes*

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


#18 Luckless   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1729

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:38 AM

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

#19 BradDaBug   Members   -  Reputation: 893

Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:42 AM

Haggis = sheep's stomach?

#20 Geno 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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