The I wouldn't eat that on a bet thread.

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The "I wouldn't eat that on a bet" thread.

Inspired by Evo's recent purchase of a "food" product made with a lot of water and that may or may not actually contain ham, and her adventures with "jerky" made from a meat paste seasoned with pre-packaged spices (and God knows what else), I am starting this thread for the discussion of things that can be eaten, but that are somewhat removed from what any good cook would call food. C'mon, fess up! What's in your pantry that would most likely qualify for the euphemistic phrase "food product" but that you wouldn't let your grandmother know you've been eating for fear of derision?
 

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:redface: "Lite" vienna sausage, made with "mechanically separated chicken".

Actually, after recently finding some packaged "food products" in my kitchen that expired in 2003, I am planning an archeological expedition into the dark recesses of my food pantry. With t_e tethered to me via my cell phone and headset, I will be digging through my pantry and describing to him what I find and we're going to try to guess how many years ago I bought it and why. I told him this event really needs to be filmed, but my video camera is broken. :frown:

He thought last weeks expedition was scary enough, but that was just a cupboard. I actually *did* cook some of the stuff and I'm still alive. He told me just to boil it for a really long time.
 
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You better take a shotgun and a bullet-proof vest with you, Evo. The old food substances might have created some chemical reaction with air and moisture, and they might be...alive. :tongue:
 
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:rofl: In a somewhat sickening way, that's one of the funniest things that I've read in a long time. Steve certainly has a way with words.
 
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:rofl: In a somewhat sickening way, that's one of the funniest things that I've read in a long time. Steve certainly has a way with words.
"Chewing on your grandmother's thigh" INDEED. :yuck: :rofl:
 
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Hahaha, Urkel-Os. :rofl: What a desperate attempt to sell cereal.

By the time I was at the Cuitlacoche, I had enough. I was feeling sick.
 
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He thought last weeks expedition was scary enough, but that was just a cupboard. I actually *did* cook some of the stuff and I'm still alive. He told me just to boil it for a really long time.
If something is contaminated with botulinum toxin, boiling will destroy the toxin, though the spores can survive boiling, and if you ingest them....well. :surprised
 
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... made with "mechanically separated chicken".
How do they do that? I've got a few mental images of the machine.:surprised:
 
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How do they do that? I've got a few mental images of the machine.:surprised:
I don't want to know. But if they have to state it on a label, it can't be good. :frown:

Although my canned tuna fish says "WARNING - May contain fish". It's an allergy warning. It's canned fish, we have to warn people that a can of fish might have <GASP> fish in it? :bugeye:

What's next? A carton of eggs warning that there might be eggs inside? :rolleyes: Is this unique to the US because of all of the frivolous lawsuits?
 
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Probably. Now that I have cable, I can't get over your US drug commercials with all of the warnings that essentially mean that you'll die if you take them. One of the dumbest is for a sleeping pill. Among the side-effects is 'possible drowsiness'. :rolleyes:
 
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I don't want to know. But if they have to state it on a label, it can't be good. :frown:

Although my canned tuna fish says "WARNING - May contain fish". It's an allergy warning. It's canned fish, we have to warn people that a can of fish might have <GASP> fish in it? :bugeye:

What's next? A carton of eggs warning that there might be eggs inside? :rolleyes: Is this unique to the US because of all of the frivolous lawsuits?
Oh man! You have to post a picture of that!
 
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What's next? A carton of eggs warning that there might be eggs inside? :rolleyes:
Just ruins the thrill of the suspense. :frown:
 
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How do they do that? I've got a few mental images of the machine.:surprised:
High pressure water jets, I believe. And collection of the resulting floor scrapings.
 
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Kimchi,and suspected monkey meat made me so ill, that I thought I was gonna die. They did actually take me to a hospital, where a goat visited, along with a chicken or two.
So to me, pretty much anything Korean brings up a really bad taste in my mouth.
 
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High pressure water jets, I believe. And collection of the resulting floor scrapings.
Cool. So they blow the bird apart and sweep up the goodies?:biggrin:
 
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Packet soup, after reading that so many insect parts are allowed in it
and after seeing how it is made, heck one does not need a map to find
the factory just a sence of smell:yuck:
 

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