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FOOD RANT THREAD

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by BlueRaven, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. BlueRaven

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    Because every - alright, many - other subforums have one and they seem to do pretty well.

    Today I tried some fancy marshmallow.
    My friend ordered it online from a specialist bakery in South Australia at a fair expense apparently. For some reason.

    One of the flavours was "Lemon Meringue Pie" marshmallow. It was quite nice, but my lasting impression was that what I'd really like is some actual Lemon Meringue Pie please, rather than this weird gooey mouthfluff. Didn't have the heart to tell her, had to rapidly fall back with some vaguely enthusiastic noises.

    Yeah, okay, not much of a rant.
    But work with me here.
     
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  2. macktheknife

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    Woah dude calm down you're going off the chain!
     
  3. FIREWIRE1394

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    You're not you when you're hungry!
     
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  4. Kafoopsy

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    My food rant is that when one of my favourite food products is discontinued and they don't release the recipe so that I can make it at home!
     
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    Pretty much any delivered food these days (that isn't pizza) is complete dogshit, and it feels like everyone around me is oblivious to it, the difference in quality between eating in store and what you get delivered is so drastic imo that these days I will literally go out to dinner alone while my friends order food, and then join them afterwards, baffles me why people spend $35+ on a meal that is basically on par with a $7 frozen dinner

    Further to this, kebab joints in parts of east melbourne are nearly all run by complete rip off flogs, I've compared over a dozen different stores in store and delivered, and the delivered ones (that are $5 more) are always 1/2 the size, sometimes smaller, and all the extras are ignored. Also the hsp's chip ratio is often 3/4's of the whole thing, even when you add extra meat

    What I truly don't understand is if you just want food because you're hungry and don't give a shit if it's decent or not, why the fuck not just eat a tin of beans, or oats, etc, I'd rather eat boring food any day of the week than a low quality disappointment...

    God that feels good to rant :lol:
     
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    BlueRaven

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    Win some, lose some. Not entirely surprised, the OP was some real sissy bitchin'. :)

    151528 now that's what I'm talking about.
    "Oh No, this whatsuberdeliverableroodash meal was total garbage, I'm outraged!"
    Two days later...
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    Forget cooking, can't be bothered going out, what we gonna order, I don't care about the 'service charge' and the delivery fee."

    Admittedly, I'm lucky enough to have a bloody good pizza place and a pretty decent kebab shop within a short drive, so perhaps I shouldn't judge.

    Edit: wtf am I even talking about.
    This is supposed to be a Rant Thread, I should be judging everyone and everything.

    Off to a bloody poor start here aren't I?
     
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  8. salmon

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    Hot chips touching salad…. Steaks on top of chips, I mean serve them in a side bowl. Massive hate!

    I don’t feel as strongly as schnitzel and Parma’s on top of chips because they both come from the fryer and usually aren’t as moist as a cooked steak but I can see why some people would feel the same about them.
     
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  9. BurningFeetMan

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    3 ice creams in a box. It’s like, what the fuck? Me and bae now have to fight over the 3rd?
     
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    Can't get dark chocolate M&Ms. Unavailable, sold out, out of stock.
     
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    What kind of monster puts three ice-creams in a share-pack?

    Or uses "bae" ?

    I have a heart-health-hating soft spot for Cheese Kransky Bangers when I'm hungry but can't stop for a proper meal.
    Y'know, those ludicrously unhealthy tubes of greasy coarsely-ground lips'n'arseholes with oily chunks of processed cheese mixed in, wrapped in puff pastry to really take the saturated fat content off the scale.
    Which they then, hilariously, dust with sesame seeds that serve no other purpose than to be found in your car's centre console/passenger footwell for months afterwards.

    Don't care, love 'em, guilty pleasure. How often do you think I can get one?
    They're always sold out/unavailable at every servo atm. Finding one is like a Wonka Golden Ticket of artery-clogging joy.
    I'm in a recovery program with other addicts, but I must admit that 2022 wasn't a high spot for me, I caved far too many times.
     
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  12. BurningFeetMan

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    Fleischwurst was one of my favourite things to eat back in the day, with mash potatoes and sauerkraut, horseradish and mustard. If science could somehow turn soy protein isolate, a bunch of spices and coconut fat into that same texture and flavour - it would be game on.

    Thankfully, at least the vegan snags have stepped up a notch with their flavour over the past few years. I make no mistake thinking that they’re healthy for me, but they’re a step up from your Kransky horror show deluxe. :lol:
     
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  13. Kafoopsy

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    One of my favourite yoghurts doesn't come in 500g tubs any more so I bought a 1kg tub. Then I proceeded to gobble the whole lot in one sitting, leaving me feeling bloated for a few hours afterward.
     
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    Yoghurt is an evil treat, especially Nice Yoghurt.
    So yum.
    But nobody should ingest that much "beneficial bacteria" in one sitting....
     
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  15. Stooge007

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    surely you could DIY these? or is that a slippery slope

    many yoghurts (greek aside) have almost the same amount of sugar as ice cream, yet is considered to be far "healthier" than ice cream
     
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    I like your thinking mate, but yeah... would be catastrophic re. my intention to lose some weight and lower my cholesterol this year.
    I'll stick with the homemade sausage rolls I think, at least you can put some onion/carrot/capsicum/sweetcorn/whatever in when making those, instead of it just being Fatty Sausage in Fatty Pastry.

    Natural pot-set greek style yoghurt with honey or fruit is probably about as healthy as sweetened yoghurt can get I suppose. As with most things re. healthy eating, a little more effort is required.
    I've got to start buying more fresh fruit and keeping some chopped up in the fridge for this kind of thing, or make fruit salad with it.
    Good for healthy and convenient work lunches/snacks, which has been a major weak point for me this past year. I fail it and end up going to Subway/Maccas/KFC/Kebab Shop far too often.
     
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    Let he who hath never sinned cast the first stone...

    *Crickets chirp.

    Been guilty of some utter monstrosities when I travel for work ..

    4 Magnums for $6 at Woolies or one for $6.50 at the servo... Can't waste these and I'm only here for one night.
     
  18. MR CHILLED

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    My only real food gripe, aside from stupid inflation pushing prices ridiculously high, is the constant push from manufacturers to sneakily reduce packet/portion sizing for the same pricing, and when questioned they suggest they are doing it under the guise of healthier living :rolleyes:

    Fark orf.
     
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  19. Stooge007

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    100% this

    manufacturers make ridiculous claims like:

    "now with 30% less fat!" - because there's 30% less product in the bag

    "50% less sugar than other juices" - because they watered it down 50% with water!

    "only 50 calories per serve" - where their serving size is about 10% of what normal people would consume in a sitting
     
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    The pineapple on Pizza debate was invented by burger chains to distract people from the crime against humanity of putting raw onion on burgers.

    Got a burger with the lot from the fish and chip shop recently and they didn't have the decency to fry the onions. It was fucking disgusting so I picked them all off and put them with some tomato and lettuce and salad dressing where they fucking belong.

    To anyone who has ever sold a burger: cook your fucking onions you disgusting fucking ferals.

    Thank you.
     
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