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2013-02-25 05:12:11 PM  
Ed Finnerty:
That looks more like Swiss cheese than eggs.

I know, right?  Or like a scoop of whipped margarine maybe?

Fearless husband tasted his (which looked comparatively normal, btw) and said they tasted fine. Tasted mine and said, "Yeah.  Yours are a little off.  I can't exactly describe how.  But they're off."

I don't like eggs that much anyway so I was happy to leave them on my plate... <<shudder>>
 
2013-02-25 05:18:04 PM  
Ikea, meatballs, tasty.
 
2013-02-25 05:18:59 PM  
 I think Ikea is cursed. Tell me it's not a coincidence that all of their products come with hex wrenches.
 
2013-02-25 05:19:41 PM  
I didn't realize horses were so common that they could be available for what appears to be every ground meat product in existence.

/seriously, who has a pony when they're growing up?
 
2013-02-25 05:22:24 PM  
Those Swedes sure know how to put in almosteverything you need.
 
2013-02-25 05:22:40 PM  

Rich Cream: I didn't realize horses were so common that they could be available for what appears to be every ground meat product in existence.

/seriously, who has a pony when they're growing up?


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2013-02-25 05:22:42 PM  

fyrewede: Ed Finnerty:
That looks more like Swiss cheese than eggs.

I know, right?  Or like a scoop of whipped margarine maybe?

Fearless husband tasted his (which looked comparatively normal, btw) and said they tasted fine. Tasted mine and said, "Yeah.  Yours are a little off.  I can't exactly describe how.  But they're off."

I don't like eggs that much anyway so I was happy to leave them on my plate... <<shudder>>


I was thinking French vanilla ice cream.
 
2013-02-25 05:25:43 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?


Not so long as it is labeled as such, and tested properly, no.
 
2013-02-25 05:25:51 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.


Agreed. Meat is meat, and as long as it's safe for consumption, whatever. On the flip-side if a product contains horse meat (above trace levels), it's labeling should reflect this.
 
2013-02-25 05:25:59 PM  

fyrewede: This is what I was served recently at the Atlanta IKEA when I ordered breakfast there (notice the box of Dryck Fläder on the left).

If they can't even get basic scrambled eggs right (srsly -- WTF are those?), what chance is there that they will get the meat right?

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Heh.  Microwaved eggs from a mix.
 
2013-02-25 05:27:28 PM  

Shazam999: fyrewede: This is what I was served recently at the Atlanta IKEA when I ordered breakfast there (notice the box of Dryck Fläder on the left).

If they can't even get basic scrambled eggs right (srsly -- WTF are those?), what chance is there that they will get the meat right?

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Heh.  Microwaved eggs from a mix.


It is a little strange to complain about the quality of eggs you purchased at the furniture store, but here we are.
 
2013-02-25 05:29:29 PM  
Video of the meatballs being cooked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_Yf4zz-yo
 
2013-02-25 05:32:33 PM  
Shazam999:
Heh.  Microwaved eggs from a mix.

A little *too mixed* a mix if you ask me.  Eggs aren't supposed to be that uniform.  Daring husband indicated that one of the ways in which they were 'off' to him was that they were far too "yolky."
 
2013-02-25 05:32:56 PM  
As long as there's no monkey in the meatballs
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2013-02-25 05:39:31 PM  
Wait, Ikea not only sells food, but people pay for it? AHAHahahahha~!
 
2013-02-25 05:46:26 PM  

cyberspacedout: I think Ikea is cursed. Tell me it's not a coincidence that all of their products come with hex wrenches.


Some call them hex wrenches...

upload.wikimedia.org

:D

/Yup, just getting silly now.
 
2013-02-25 05:47:48 PM  
Feersk bork feersk bork feerski deerski du!
Feersk bork neer feersk bork neer feersk Bork! Bork! Bork!

A horsey horsey!
A horsey horsey!
 
2013-02-25 05:48:54 PM  
On a related note I am now gonna refer to Alan Keyes in every thread his name is mentioned as "Hex Wrenches".

/Yes, for the lulz.
 
2013-02-25 06:00:29 PM  
fyrewede: If they can't even get basic scrambled eggs right (srsly -- WTF are those?)

They look like eggs that have been scrambled to hell and back.
 
2013-02-25 06:01:17 PM  
What is it about the horse meat threads and the pink slime threads that brings out all the farkers ordering the rest of us to shut up and eat whatever Company X decides to sell.  I can't think of another product or service where people come right out and say "I don't care that I got something different than what I paid for, and neither should you"!
 
2013-02-25 06:03:21 PM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com

HEY PIA IKEA! What's for dinner?

25.media.tumblr.com

Uh, Pia? Are you sure?

i.imgur.com
Awk-ward...
 
2013-02-25 06:04:45 PM  

Big Dave: What is it about the horse meat threads and the pink slime threads that brings out all the farkers ordering the rest of us to shut up and eat whatever Company X decides to sell.  I can't think of another product or service where people come right out and say "I don't care that I got something different than what I paid for, and neither should you"!


You know that you don't have to listen to them? You know that, right???
 
2013-02-25 06:06:11 PM  
So if I look for these when I shop there, what product name should I look for: "Klipkloppen"?
 
2013-02-25 06:08:12 PM  
horse d'oeuvres for  EVERYBODY!
 
2013-02-25 06:24:00 PM  
I don't know what the big deal is.  I hear that horses taste just like raisins.
 
2013-02-25 06:24:08 PM  
Didn't Obama talk about making horse meat legal for U.S. human meat market? Whatever happen to that??
 
2013-02-25 06:28:16 PM  

EvilEgg: Horse are essentially tall skinny cows


And humans  are essentially tall skinny pigs........
 
2013-02-25 06:29:05 PM  

Twilight Farkle: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 450x450]

HEY PIA IKEA! What's for dinner?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 450x450]

Uh, Pia? Are you sure?

[i.imgur.com image 450x450]
Awk-ward...


www.kraftfuttermischwerk.de
 
2013-02-25 06:30:50 PM  

Jackpot777: I've bought things that are, let's say, Beef And Barley Soup. Yet when you look at the ingredients on the label, there's more carrot than barley. They still get to call it Beef And Barley Soup.

They bought beef. They got beef. And some filler. They're just quibbling about the filler, is all.


No. It's because there is not Standard of Identity (or whatever the local variant is) for Beef and Barley Soup.
 
2013-02-25 06:32:09 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.


More flavor than beef. I'm not opposed.
 
2013-02-25 06:34:40 PM  
Meh. Mom still makes the best swedish meatballs.
 
2013-02-25 06:35:27 PM  
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2013-02-25 06:39:09 PM  
i have a bag of thise meatballs in my freezer right now.

my wife served them to my son and his friend on a playdate last week!
 
2013-02-25 06:43:00 PM  
Screw Ikea. They put the company I work for through hell for a year and a half in order to have the HONOR of being a supplier to them. Ended up picking a Turkish company.

The schadenfreude, it feels good.
 
2013-02-25 06:49:24 PM  
Yesterday I was in a bar and some girls told me that if I buy them a drink, they'll give me some pink slime.
Although I enjoy eating that kind of stuff, I declined their offer.
I could've asked for myballs sandwich instead... They're better than IKEA's. Maybe next time.
 
2013-02-25 06:51:09 PM  

Jackpot777: Kibbler: Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.

You don't care that the product you are told you're buying is not the product you were told you were buying?  Seriously?  Because when people stop caring, here come the rat parts, and rat feces, and then it just gets weird.

If you're told that you're buying horse meat, and you get horse meat, that's fine.  If you're told you're buying horse meat, and you get beef, then yes, you should be upset.

I've bought things that are, let's say, Beef And Barley Soup. Yet when you look at the ingredients on the label, there's more carrot than barley. They still get to call it Beef And Barley Soup.

They bought beef. They got beef. And some filler. They're just quibbling about the filler, is all.


If they don't put the filler on the ingredient list, that's a sign they aren't following industry standards and E. Coli might be part of dinner tonight.
 
2013-02-25 06:51:33 PM  
It's not news that broke two weeks ago, it's fark.com]
 
2013-02-25 06:55:15 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.


The problem with horse meat isn't that some people think it's gross to eat a horse. Unless it was raised specifically for human consumption it's going to contain drugs that are harmful to humans. Everything from antibiotics to steroids are routinely given to most domesticated horses, and most of those medications are not fit for human consumption.
 
2013-02-25 06:58:28 PM  
Do these meatballs taste funny to you?
Neigh
 
2013-02-25 06:59:15 PM  

sno man: nekom: sno man: nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.

Indeed, except the packaging specifically lists beef and pork in the ingredients... not horse.

Then it's a false advertising issue for sure.

it's the same scandal all over Britain & Europe with the horse meat turning up in the Beef... And while that is false advertising the real problem is no one seems to know how far back in the chain of middlemen it goes ... and that means no one knows the source of the horse meat leading to the possibility of the horse meat being doped up ex-race-horse meat. (not fit for consumption)  Health issue trumps advertising issue.


Meh. Bute won't hurt you in the greatly diluted form it shows up in racehorse meat, and it's not persistent in the body. Eating doped-up racehorse meat is like taking a hundredth of a baby aspirin.
 
2013-02-25 07:03:34 PM  
There are a couple of reasons why I am not cool with this.
1) Product labeling is important. I want to know what is in my food.
2) I want the manufacturer of my food to know what is in my food! Packaging up whatever random crap your vendor delivered and calling it "beef and/or pork" is not acceptable. Is there dog in there? Maybe some pussy? How about some rat? Own your damn product.
3) I only eat ugly animals. Seriously that's how I do it. I know it doesn't make any sense but it's how I'm wired. I can eat (adult) cow but I could never eat a horse. So don't farking serve me horse if I ordered cow.
 
2013-02-25 07:05:23 PM  
mbillips:

Meh. Bute won't hurt you in the greatly diluted form it shows up in racehorse meat, and it's not persistent in the body. Eating doped-up racehorse meat is like taking a hundredth of a baby aspirin.

I can't comment on safe quantities of horse medication, but it's a big assumption to make that the only health issue with this meat is a potential dose of antibiotics.
 
2013-02-25 07:06:02 PM  
I find Ikea's flat-pack furniture easy to assemble, if slightly shoddy. But I've been building scale model kits since I was a kid; that's probably an advantage over most people.
 
gja
2013-02-25 07:10:46 PM  

nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.


So are we, for that matter.

"Oi, you're a tasty litt-el crumpette, popette"
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2013-02-25 07:11:08 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.


They're called köttbullar , pronounced shut-bull-ar.  I always get a kick out of hearing that when my Swedish friend say it.  To be fair, though, these should be hestbullar.
 
gja
2013-02-25 07:11:42 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: [0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x432]


Oh lord, I larfed so hard just now. Thanks, man.
 
2013-02-25 07:13:22 PM  
Well that's me added to the "almost definitely eaten horse meat" list then.
 
gja
2013-02-25 07:13:39 PM  

mbillips: I find Ikea's flat-pack furniture easy to assemble, if slightly shoddy. But I've been building scale model kits since I was a kid; that's probably an advantage over most people.


I have taken some of their stuff, added biscuit joints to larger pieces, and used glue to make it permanent. Those tables and desks are DAMNED sturdy with some limited changes.
 
2013-02-25 07:18:37 PM  

KimNorth: Didn't Obama talk about making horse meat legal for U.S. human meat market? Whatever happen to that??


There WAS horse slaughter houses in the USA until 2007.  They produced horse meat for export to Mexico, Canada, and a few other countries.  There was SO MUCH WHINING and public demonstrations at the couple of slaughter houses left (one here in Illinois) about how horses are companion animals, how they suffer when they're crammed into trucks for the ride to the slaughter house, etc.  So Congress defunded USDA inspectors for these slaughter houses and that closed them.

The problem was that it didn't really stop the slaughter of horses.  The horses being sold to slaughter were horses that weren't worth much to the owners (not race horses, not pets, not show horses, not useful working horses) so the owners were happy to send them to auction and get a couple hundred bucks in exchange for getting rid of an animal that cost money to keep.  So now these owners have a horse that a vet is going to bill $500 to put it down, and the have to pay to dispose of the carcass.  So there were horses that were being neglected, or mistreated because they couldn't be sold for what (despite what the animal rights groups portrayed) would have been a humane slaughter.  That, and it just shifted the horse slaughtering down to Mexico - which means the horses were stressed by trucking longer distances, plus facing what surely isn't humane slaughter in Mexico.

Quietly, in 2012, horse slaughter was made legal again with funding for USDA inspectors.  But to start in the USA again would mean a business would have to seek to build or convert a slaughter house specifically for horses, which would bring the animal rights groups out to march and picket again.

Short answer is that due to public protesting by a minority, fringe group, horse slaughter ain't coming back to the USA.
 
2013-02-25 07:22:31 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.

The problem with horse meat isn't that some people think it's gross to eat a horse. Unless it was raised specifically for human consumption it's going to contain drugs that are harmful to humans. Everything from antibiotics to steroids are routinely given to most domesticated horses, and most of those medications are not fit for human consumption.


so your saying i could look like ahnold
 
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