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No! No! No! Stop it! The bad ideas topic!


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5 hours ago, liuzhou said:

Starbucks Cloud™ Beer Flavored Latte⁈ What is wrong with them⁈

 

No doubt served with these.

🤭🤭🤭 I wasn't a fan of Starbucks before and now I never will be.

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Vintage "bad ideas" dept:

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2 minutes ago, chromedome said:

Vintage "bad ideas" dept:

Oh dear. That moulded salad is almost certain to give me nightmares. 

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2 hours ago, chromedome said:

Vintage "bad ideas" dept:

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From the same company that brought Veg-All into existence. They must’ve done something right, The Larsen Company was in business from 1895-2006. This most certainly could not have been it!🤢

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3 hours ago, chromedome said:

Vintage "bad ideas" dept:

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3 hours ago, Anna N said:

Oh dear. That moulded salad is almost certain to give me nightmares. 

The immediate post-war years in America were some of our darkest.    Relative technology (canning, freezing) + gelatin + middle class pretensions -> some pretty awful concoctions.   Such as a passed on family recipe for "Maddy's cranberry salad" = raspberry Jello, half pint sour cream, can of cranberries.   Or "Lime pineapple salad" = lime Jello, flat of crushed pineapple, half pint of cottage cheese.  

Somehow, we all survived.   Even if these didn't.

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52 minutes ago, MetsFan5 said:

I’m literally gagging at the thought of that canned veggie cone. 

It got worse than that. I remember a buffet once where someone had one with okra and canned mushrooms.

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39 minutes ago, MetsFan5 said:

I’m literally gagging at the thought of that canned veggie cone. 

 

Quite literally I threw up after being forced to dine on post war canned asparagus.  My palate never again approached asparagus until the 1970's.

 

Sort of like the canned bacon my English hostess served on my first visit to Great Britain.  Only by then I was polite enough to partially suppress the gag reflex.  @liuzhou has assured me British bacon is not like this.  I do not believe him.

 

 

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2 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Sort of like the canned bacon my English hostess served on my first visit to Great Britain.  Only by then I was polite enough to partially suppress the gag reflex.  @liuzhou has assured me British bacon is not like this.  I do not believe him.

 

Believe whatever you like.

The fact is that in almost 70 years of being British, I have never eaten canned bacon; nor do I recall ever seeing it.

However a little research does indicate that what little canned bacon is sold in UK, is and has been imported. From the USA!

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Canned bacon actually exists? Gosh and I thought my bad idea of ordering a pizza at 1am would take the cake for today! 
 

Especially since I’m 1- no longer hungry (I didn’t eat yesterday) and 2- am nodding off from exhaustion!! 

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Having eaten canned bacon (we had a grocery liquidation store here for a few years, so got to experience lots of regional products that would not normally have been available, but hey, it was fun) properly prepared, it wasn’t any worse than any other ordinary bacon. That said, getting it out of the can and into the  skillet to crisp up and finish was a gag worthy experience, slippery, fatty meat rolled up in parchment paper, urgh!

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

 

Believe whatever you like.

The fact is that in almost 70 years of being British, I have never eaten canned bacon; nor do I recall ever seeing it.

However a little research does indicate that what little canned bacon is sold in UK, is and has been imported. From the USA!

 

The canned bacon in question was product of Denmark.

 

In the well more than 70 years I have been American, I have never seen nor been served canned bacon, save in Britain.  One has to have a taste for small bones and cartilage.

 

 

 

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Canned bacon is very much a "thing" among the prepper community, and it commands a considerable premium over the price of regular bacon. There are plenty of examples on Amazon, so I won't bother sullying this thread with links.

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I had a hunch that it was probably Danish because I had seen canned a lot of Danish bacon in the supermarkets in the US about that time. If I remember right, didn't the UK have an epidemic of disease about that time that just about wiped out the pigs in Britain.

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1 hour ago, Tropicalsenior said:

I had a hunch that it was probably Danish because I had seen canned a lot of Danish bacon in the supermarkets in the US about that time. If I remember right, didn't the UK have an epidemic of disease about that time that just about wiped out the pigs in Britain.

 

 I don't recall any outbreak of disease among pigs in the 1960s, nor can I find anything online referring to that. Perhaps you are  thinking of so-called "mad cow" disease, but that was 1980s and as the name suggests affected mainly cattle, but also 177 people died. Later, in the early 2000s, there was an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, but that affected mostly cattle and sheep, although some pigs were involved..

The two largest suppliers of canned bacon seem to have been Yoder's (Ohio - based) and Plumrose (Chicago based, but now owned by JBS in Brazil, who acquired the company in 2017.)

Danish bacon was certainly sold in the UK in the 1960s, but no one I have spoken to recalls canned Danish bacon.

 

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

pigs in the 1960s

Took some doing to find and I finally had to go to Wikipedia but there was an outbreak  of foot and mouth disease in 1967 that involved both cows and pigs. 

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