Tuesday, 26 July 2011

How Much Water Do You Want In Your Bacon?


Frankly, I much prefer my bacon without added water, that way I can fry it rather than boil it in a frying-pan.

So the idea of making it illegal to have any more than 5% water or else having to call it "Bacon with added Water" strikes me as being a step in the right direction.


Cue squeals of rubbish from the British Rip-Off Consortium. "Customers won't like it, it won't be all wet and white-flecked and slimy. They are too stupid to care that we shove 15% or even 22% of added water in to bulk it up and make it weigh more so they pay loads more money for less real bacon, we've been doing this for so long they don'y know any better and won't appreciate it without all that water!"

Cunts.


The Penguin

10 comments:

jaydeeaitch said...

Penguins eat bacon?

mikebravo said...

Cunts indeed sir!
I am thinking of another use for their bacon slicers right now.

seatfio said...

Morrisons already sell sliced ham labelled as 'ham with added water' or something similar.

Here is a Which? group press release about the issue from back in the mists of time (2005) explaining the ham issue. Not sure why bacon shouldn't already be covered by this.

Ray Vinloony said...

Goodness me!

You heard of course about the lay who sat on the bacon slicer?

Disaster....

Ray etc.. said...

*lady*

St Paul said...

The whole issue is an EU competence and the idea that anyone's opinion matters or will be taken into account is a cynical deceit. The froggies have ownership of food regulation and we dance to their tune. Some propagandist touts it as a benefit of membership of the evil empire.

Anonymous said...

Where have you been for the last 20 years?Not only water,but salt goes into the mix.Also,all formed meats are treated this way.Puts a whole new light on bringing home the (diluted) bacon.Nice n cheap too!

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Apparently, all you have to do is buy curing salts, a bit of pork and do your own...

I've never thought about doing this, so indoctrinated am I by the rubbish we get in our supermarkets.

Captain Haddock said...

seatfio said ...

"Morrisons already sell sliced ham labelled as 'ham with added water' or something similar" ...

I hate to be the one to piss on your sparkler .. but the wording on Morrison's sliced, smoked ham reads "With no added water" ..

I know, because I checked when I bought some this morning ..

Anonymous said...

depending where you are should the heading read how much floridated water do you want in your bacon?