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(Yahoo)   As the "WTF are we eating, exactly" craze continues to sweep the globe, an analysis of Icelandic meat pies reveals they contain no horsemeat, goat meat, water buffalo trimmings, baboon parts, or in fact, anything that could be called "meat" at all   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 70
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2013-03-01 05:06:02 PM  

CipollinaFan: Don't these people eat fermented shark that teams of ammonia?


Yep.  It's called "hákarl".  I call it "pee shark".
 
2013-03-01 05:14:22 PM  
This is PROOF that it is easier than you'd imagine to go vegetarian.
 
2013-03-01 05:22:22 PM  
And in another news flash, businesses try to fark you by false advertising, and not delivering what's on the label, if they can get away with it. Same thing happens at restaurants, some disreputable owners will ...lets say..have "Top sirloin" on the menu, then give you a lesser cut, but at the bloated price. Or, a cut of fish, that LOOKS the same as what you ordered, but it's a cheaper fish. You're still going to pay for it. Reminds me of potato chip bags. you open one, the bag looks full, but when you do, you see that its 1/3 full, if you're lucky.
 
2013-03-01 05:24:33 PM  
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The two products affected, because I knew everone was curious.

The one on the right was supposed to have beef and lamb, but turned out to have only lamb due to the factory not updating the label.

The one on the left has nothing, which is odd because the factory owner says he himself put in 80pounds of beef into their machine, so whatever.
 
2013-03-01 05:26:24 PM  
Anyone remember the Taco Bell gaff? I guess, if i remember right, someone called them out on their "beef" taco "meat". Turned out it was more other stuff "prolly oats, but I'm guessing" than actual "beef". So now i guess they are calling it "taco filling" instead. Nothing like good false advertising. And i could be wrong about this too, but is there a USA law that says if you advertise "cheese" as in cheese pizza, it only has to be 10 percent real cheese for you to do so? The 90 percent of whats left, well, i don't really know what that is made of. Not sure i do.

/anyone?
 
2013-03-01 05:31:45 PM  
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2013-03-01 05:38:12 PM  
Penguins.  It's all Penguins.
 
2013-03-01 06:08:51 PM  

bbcard1: SwiftFox: If they actually taste like beef pies I want to market them to the vegetarian market.  It would be perfectly perverse but not unexpected that a swindler of some sort would manage counterfeit meat that would pass a taste test when no one else ever has

No kidding!  I have been on a poultry only diet for Lent...would love mezame some fake beef.


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Religious dietary restrictions... I wonder if you eat shrimp...

/self induced
 
2013-03-01 06:53:05 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Anyone remember the Taco Bell gaff? I guess, if i remember right, someone called them out on their "beef" taco "meat". Turned out it was more other stuff "prolly oats, but I'm guessing" than actual "beef". So now i guess they are calling it "taco filling" instead.


Yeah, I remember that a law firm filed a lawsuit making that claim.  The law firm wound up getting the suit dismissed at their own request when the claim was shown to be totally false, and Taco Bell then demanded an apology from the firm.

Looks like you missed the latter part, though.
 
2013-03-01 06:54:02 PM  

Gawdzila: CipollinaFan: Don't these people eat fermented shark that teams of ammonia?

Yep.  It's called "hákarl".  I call it "pee shark".


Hot Karl?
 
2013-03-01 07:04:53 PM  

ShawnDoc: GAT_00: This episode of mass business fraud reminds me yet again of how awesome everything could be if we just had less regulation.

Regulation is the whole problem.  The people were lulled into a false sense of security because they thought the government would prevent something like this from happening.  Without regulation, the free market would have stepped in to make sure beef products contained some form of animal parts in them.  People would team up to provide their own DNA testing of foods before they consume them.


Fear not - as we speak, our brilliant leaders are working to "starve the beast" - and soon, we'll be free!
Best part - forever!
 
2013-03-01 07:17:54 PM  

vicejay: [i.imgur.com image 750x1037]


Is it bad that I read that in Patton Oswalt's Black Angus voice?
 
2013-03-01 07:21:07 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: BizarreMan: If I have to make a choice between TVP and Trigger, I'll take TVP.

damn militant vegetarians.


Not a vegetarian.  Well, reformed vegetarian.  Meat eater now.  Well, except for fish, seafood, and National Velvet.  I won't eat them.
 
2013-03-01 08:00:27 PM  

ElFugawz: Scotland concerned that haggis is not as gross as it should be.


Dude, considering some of the stuff that Iceland embraces as a national foodstuff, haggis seems like a nice cosmopolitan Scottish take on scrapple in comparison.  (Hell, even lutefisk seems appetising in comparison, and lutefisk is fish that has been set in lye to the point it's turned into fish soapSurstromming is edible in comparison, and that's literally fish that has been left to "ferment" into the beginning stages of fish sauce and then canned whilst still bubbling--and ages further in cans that bulge enough that you get the real impression you'll die of botulism if you eat it if the smell doesn't kill you first.  It's still not hákarl, which is basking shark left to literally rot for months to literally rot the piss out of its flesh so it doesn't kill you when you eat it, and then hanged and left to rot further until it develops a crust covering what is probably INTENDED to be some sort of shark jerky but in fact is a crime against cuisine.)

/I like fish sauce, have Asian taste buds, but still have to agree with Denmark in this comic that most Viking-descended countries do horrifying things to fish
 
2013-03-01 08:10:01 PM  
www.maniacworld.com

The Ingredient Is Moot
 
2013-03-01 08:29:59 PM  

Anal Tobacco Furnace: This is PROOF that it is easier than you'd imagine to go vegetarian people expect frozen microwavable pot pies to taste like crap.


There IS NO decent vegetarian substitute for meat.  There just isn't.
There might be a decent vegetarian substitute for chopped, unidentifiable bits of mealy frozen beef, but there is no vegetarian substitute for good meat.
 
2013-03-01 08:32:08 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: ElFugawz: Scotland concerned that haggis is not as gross as it should be.

Dude, considering some of the stuff that Iceland embraces as a national foodstuff, haggis seems like a nice cosmopolitan Scottish take on scrapple in comparison.  (Hell, even lutefisk seems appetising in comparison, and lutefisk is fish that has been set in lye to the point it's turned into fish soap.  Surstromming is edible in comparison, and that's literally fish that has been left to "ferment" into the beginning stages of fish sauce and then canned whilst still bubbling--and ages further in cans that bulge enough that you get the real impression you'll die of botulism if you eat it if the smell doesn't kill you first.  It's still not hákarl, which is basking shark left to literally rot for months to literally rot the piss out of its flesh so it doesn't kill you when you eat it, and then hanged and left to rot further until it develops a crust covering what is probably INTENDED to be some sort of shark jerky but in fact is a crime against cuisine.)

/I like fish sauce, have Asian taste buds, but still have to agree with Denmark in this comic that most Viking-descended countries do horrifying things to fish


One wonders about the necessity of parentheses when they surround the whole paragraph ;)

/ I do love that particular SATW comic, lol
 
2013-03-01 08:33:24 PM  
I guess it's kind of like opening up a Coors and realizing there's no beer inside.
 
2013-03-02 11:32:48 AM  
Nothing wrong with vegetarian meat substitute stuff if you're into that sort of thing... I've even occasionally enjoyed a veggie burger...but seriously, we just need to say "NO" to non-consensual meat substitutes in our mouths.
 
2013-03-02 05:07:57 PM  

Gawdzila: Anal Tobacco Furnace: This is PROOF that it is easier than you'd imagine to go vegetarian people expect frozen microwavable pot pies to taste like crap.

There IS NO decent vegetarian substitute for meat.  There just isn't.
There might be a decent vegetarian substitute for chopped, unidentifiable bits of mealy frozen beef, but there is no vegetarian substitute for good meat.


Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuh.
Agreed. I am fooling myself.
 
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