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2013-01-31 08:40:15 PM  
Burger King is delicious. As is horse apparently.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:18 PM  

eraser8: Isn't mutton just lamb?


Mutton is older than a lamb and younger than a sheep. There are some other requirements I can't remember right now as it has been a long time since my European travels when it was explained to me.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:24 PM  

12349876: I'd say cultural history like most other diets. For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered. The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.


Actually horse meat is regularly consumed in various parts of Europe and has been for ages. Horse is like pigeon, it's eaten in the places Americans come from, yet Americans have somehow decided not to eat it.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:25 PM  

BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?


I dunno, but I am shocked at the lack of ponies in this thread.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:27 PM  

eraser8: olomana: Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.

Isn't mutton just lamb?

And, I love lamb chops.  They're available pretty much everywhere.  If I want goat, I have to go to a Caribbean restaurant.

Am I misunderstanding the term "mutton"?


The USA has no distinction for age of a sheep, it's all lamb.  But in other areas, especially British origin, mutton is only adult sheep and lamb is only sheep less than a year old with an additional term hogget for juveniles more than a year old.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:54 PM  
The only problem I have with this is now I want a horse Whopper.
 
2013-01-31 08:41:42 PM  
Still better than Taco Bell "meat".
 
2013-01-31 08:42:00 PM  
Could swear I just read this story recently..... Like.... A day or two ago....
 
2013-01-31 08:42:04 PM  
I have a brother-in-law who had a severe allergic reaction to horses recently and couldn't explain it.  He lives in NYC and had no contact with horses.  If he ate BK right before the reaction, boy does he have a potential lawsuit.
 
2013-01-31 08:42:48 PM  

eraser8: olomana: Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.

Isn't mutton just lamb?

And, I love lamb chops.  They're available pretty much everywhere.  If I want goat, I have to go to a Caribbean restaurant.

Am I misunderstanding the term "mutton"?


"Mutton" is an older animal. "Lamb" is the same critter, just usually a young 'un. Kind of like the sheep version of veal (still older than most veal from what I understand, just not a fully mature sheep yet).

I've never seen mutton here in Cali, but I can get lamb easily. The grocery store about a mile from my house carries lamb imported from New Zealand.
 
2013-01-31 08:43:59 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.


LMAO!!! They do look disgusting. I like fish, but other seafood just makes me wanna barf. The only kind I've tried was shrimp, which I later realized is pretty gross too. Lobster, crab, octopus, squid, whatever. I don't care how good someone tells me it tastes, I do not want to find out. Those things are all creepy, crawly, and just plain nasty.
 
2013-01-31 08:44:16 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I've never seen mutton here in Cali, but I can get lamb easily.


That's because there's no regulation in America.  Any sheep regardless of age or sex can be labeled lamb.
 
2013-01-31 08:44:51 PM  

SlothB77: I have a brother-in-law who had a severe allergic reaction to horses recently and couldn't explain it.  He lives in NYC and had no contact with horses.  If he ate BK right before the reaction, boy does he have a potential lawsuit.


NYC is in England now?
 
2013-01-31 08:45:14 PM  
So?
 
2013-01-31 08:45:27 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Yes, but if they're violating safety standards, that's probably not  safe horse meat, hence the concern.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:06 PM  
BK, Have it your neigh.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:12 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Because, what, horses have souls?

It's horse meat, not E. Coli. There is nothing wrong with eating it and if you think there is I'd like to hear exactly what your reasoning is.

I mean, aside from the fact that you were told you were buying beef. That's an issue.


This. Unless the meat was in some other way bad (like if it were diseased roadkill), the only issue here is false advertising.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:32 PM  

DeathLemur: brantgoose: For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers

Wasn't there some scandal with McDonalds back the late 70s about using 'roo meat?



It was Burger King in the 70s, too, and it was the use of horse meat.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:46 PM  

fnordfocus: By the way, if you're a resident of California and ate at a Burger King in the UK, you've probably committed a felony that will net you two years in prison.


I was a resident when I voted on the proposition (obviously).  That was either 2000 or 1998.

Sadly, I don't currently live in California.  But, I visit as often as I can.
 
2013-01-31 08:47:23 PM  
Actually, I'm surprised that there was actual meat in the burger.  I've always thought it was cultured in a lab.
 
2013-01-31 08:48:02 PM  
Horsies are pretty. I can understand why people wouldn't want to eat them, even if it's a bit silly.

But WTF is that thing in the foreground of the picture? It's probably a soggy French fry but it looks like some kind of worm!
 
2013-01-31 08:48:09 PM  

Mr. Breeze: BK, Have it your neigh.


excellent
 
2013-01-31 08:48:28 PM  

brantgoose: Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.


Rabbit is delicious, I wish it were more widely sold. The problem is most people won't want to eat something so cute.
 
2013-01-31 08:49:30 PM  
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/oblig
 
2013-01-31 08:50:05 PM  
Now we know what "meet" is made of.
 
2013-01-31 08:51:11 PM  

pyrotek85: Rabbit is delicious, I wish it were more widely sold. The problem is most people won't want to eat something so cute.


Find a local Asian market they will have rabbit, at least the ones around Atlanta do.
 
2013-01-31 08:52:47 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.


They used to be...until rich people decided they were a delicacy. Future: Horse meat as a delicacy.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:02 PM  
Yummy

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Disgusting

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2013-01-31 08:53:08 PM  
More like "horseshiat."

I haven't enjoyed their fare for decades now.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:25 PM  
When I was in Austria (summer of 01 or 02, I don't remember exactly) one of the menu items at the local street vendor's place was a horse meat sausage. I was a big fan of the Käse Kreiner but the horse meat one was delicious.
Not as delicious as tacos made with lengua in place of normal American meat.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:54 PM  
I'd rather have horse meat than cow lips and assholes.
 
2013-01-31 08:54:27 PM  
What the hell do you expect from a dollar menu?
 
2013-01-31 08:54:48 PM  

Glendale: Now we know what "meet" is made of.


Please. Don't knock it. I enjoy their tasty Malk.

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2013-01-31 08:57:18 PM  
I could understand a little revulsion if I were fond of (live) horses. I mean, if I had one or worked with them on a regular basis, accidentally eating horse meat might upset me the same as if I'd heard that I just accidentally ate cat or dog meat. But since that doesn't apply to me, the only problem I'd have with it is the fraud aspect. I'd want to know that I'm eating a cow/horse burger before I ordered it, not afterward.
 
2013-01-31 08:57:32 PM  
I guess the burger king, he is French?
 
2013-01-31 08:59:00 PM  
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2013-01-31 09:00:26 PM  
No sir, I don't like it.
 
2013-01-31 09:00:41 PM  

Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.


It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.
 
2013-01-31 09:00:49 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Is that straight from the horse's mouth?

//sorry if anyone in before me on this
/not reading through 3 pages of horse jokes
 
2013-01-31 09:01:05 PM  
12349876: I'd say cultural history like most other diets.  For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered.  The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.

Maybe they should try eating car.
 
2013-01-31 09:01:12 PM  

burncheese: HellRaisingHoosier: What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.

LMAO!!! They do look disgusting. I like fish, but other seafood just makes me wanna barf. The only kind I've tried was shrimp, which I later realized is pretty gross too. Lobster, crab, octopus, squid, whatever. I don't care how good someone tells me it tastes, I do not want to find out. Those things are all creepy, crawly, and just plain nasty.


Lobster used to be considered 'trash'. Prisoners would complain about all the lobster they had to eat in the Northeast...weird how cultural palates change...
 
2013-01-31 09:02:01 PM  

Ambitwistor: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]


More testicles means more iron!
 
2013-01-31 09:02:12 PM  

sleeps in trees: My issue is it wouldn't be as regulated as cow. That and I really don't think it's right to claim a certain food is another. People, regardless of how illogical have the right to choose what they put in their maw.


But less regulated than the shadily-sourced Eastern European beef it was mixed with?
 
2013-01-31 09:02:27 PM  

thspunkymunky: Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.


Oh I forgot that one, the mildly upset whopper


tamest "hot" burger i'd ever had
 
2013-01-31 09:02:44 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: WhyteRaven74: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

from what I've heard it's quite tasty

Frankly, I think we should be happy that we're still talking ungulates here....


Indeed. My problem with this is not so much the horse meat as it makes me wonder what ELSE they are getting up to. The possibilities boggle the mind and nauseate the stomach.
 
2013-01-31 09:04:41 PM  

Oznog: TFA: "The fast food chain, which has more than 500 UK outlets, had earlier given a series of 'absolute assurances' that its products were not involved."

Sir, is Burger King adding horse meat to burgers?

"Nay!"


Thank you for being the first nay sayer, Oznog.
 
2013-01-31 09:05:18 PM  

loonatic112358: thspunkymunky: Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.

Oh I forgot that one, the mildly upset whopper


tamest "hot" burger i'd ever had


The only thing angry was me, after eating that tepid piece of false advertising.
 
2013-01-31 09:06:39 PM  

eraser8: brantgoose: Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.


blog.mlive.com

Nobody that sexy could possibly be evil.


www.fatwallet.com
 
2013-01-31 09:06:40 PM  
Admission or advertising? Might try BK again if they offer horse meat whoppers. European fast food chains get all the good stuff.

Dang it, all this talk of non-beef meats has me hankering for a good, juicy elk and bear burger. Great combo of meats for a patty, wish I could get one right about now.
 
2013-01-31 09:07:26 PM  
I guess its less *that* its a horse, and more of *which* horses, specifically.

Im bettin they're not Black Beauty.
 
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