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The maths of Peperami

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benryves    1999
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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falkone    444
Maybe it's one of those products that has an extra 10% of something free. This is just Peperami with extra 10% free.

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benryves    1999
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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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tstrimp    1798
Or maybe it's like the nutrition information on food packages and it means that it is 108% of your daily recommended pork.

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benryves    1999
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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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GroZZleR    820
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.

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choffstein    1090
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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!

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Moe    1256
Don't mond me asking, but how much did it cost for one? (Or two, whichever way you want to put it.)

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Ravuya    135
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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...

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Ra    1062
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... "spicy meat snack" ...

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

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dj_skidmark    122
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!

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Maega    707
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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!

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furby100    102
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something made entirely out of the worst meat possible,


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

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xanin    433
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haggis


*pukes*

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

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Ravuya    135
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Yeah, I saw some dip once that was something like this:

Serving size: 15g
Fat grams per serving: 16g

WTF? Needless to say, I didn't eat it.


It's surrounded by a force field of one gram of fat, and when you inhale it enters your lungs.

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Boris Karloff    484
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Sheep's stomach stuffed with meat and, according to one person I know, the sheep's brain


Basically anything they can get off the sheep. Considering what we all know about Scotsmen and sheep, I guess we can fill in the blanks for ourselves.

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moagstar    263
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Sheep's stomach stuffed with meat and, according to one person I know, the sheep's brain


Basically anything they can get off the sheep. Considering what we all know about Scotsmen and sheep, I guess we can fill in the blanks for ourselves.


I think you may be refering to our other celtic neighbours the welsh.

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