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Shaw's Supermarket Chat Thread

This thread is being created for the OT chat that goes into the Shaw's Deals thread. We are a chatty bunch and have become an extended family. I heart the OT chat, but agree that sometimes we just want to read about the deals. So hopefully this thread will help decrease the OT in the deals thread and we all have a place to chat with each other.

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GG the squash sounds yummy...I find myself dumping balsamic in when carmelizing onions and mushrooms...so yummy

Yes I know...I think Taco Bell is gross myself...ate there once and it all looked like dog food to me. But of couse if you have ever worked in a nursing home with pureed food that looks like dog food too. Yuck. Anyways I am overweight and not lacking for food beleive me but this stuff just grosses me out
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GG the squash sounds yummy...I find myself dumping balsamic in when carmelizing onions and mushrooms...so yummy

Yes I know...I think Taco Bell is gross myself...ate there once and it all looked like dog food to me. But of couse if you have ever worked in a nursing home with pureed food that looks like dog food too. Yuck. Anyways I am overweight and not lacking for food beleive me but this stuff just grosses me out
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It looks like dog food because it is. EEK!

Jaime Oliver showed a whole live cow on his show. Then with chalk and a stencil he showed where the cuts of beef come from on a cow and how much they cost on the market. Well once all the cuts are done, there are trimmings that are left over - tendons, cartilage, the stuff that lines the cow's guts, the bones. It is laden with salmonella and other bacteria, and is mostly fat, connective tissue, bones, with little bits of meat hanging from it. Once that stuff is pulverized in a meat plant it forms a mush, known as "pink slime" in the meat industry. In Europe pink slime is only used for dog food because dogs have stronger digestive systems than ours. In the US, the USDA has approved pink slime for human consumption. EEK! But in order to feed that slime to humans, they have to kill off some of the most dangerous bacteria.

So what the meat plants do is they put those pieces of bones, cartilage, fat etc into a centrifuge, where the fat gets separated from the rest of the stuff. Then that pink slime is washed with a mixture of ammonia EEK! and water to kill the bacteria. The washed pink slime is then put through a meat grinder to produce ground beef, burgers, sausages etc.

The USDA allows meat makers to put upto 70% of the ammonia pink slime into something and still call it 100% beef. As Jaime put it - think of how much accountants for the companies must love that, they can take dog food and feed it to humans. Moreover, the USDA ruled that no company has to disclose the presence of the ammonia in the beef because they consider ammonia part of a process, and not an ingredient itself. EEK!

Industrial ammonia is much more concentrated than the ammonia used for household purposes and is very, very, very caustic. So basically, if you took Windex, and made it super concentrated, then washed dog food with it, and ate it - you'd have a rough equivalent of what these places are allowed to serve.

Think about that this Memorial Day. Every prepackaged burger patty, or package of ground beef, or sausage has this stuff in it in the US. Unless you stand in front of the butcher at your meat counter and ask them to grind a cut of beef for you for a package of fresh ground beef, you've got ammonia laced pink slime in your food.

Thank you USDA. You do a real swell job (NOT) of allegedly protecting us. With our tax dollars no less.
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Wow yuck thats all I can say
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Lisa, aren't there MIRs for propane refills???

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...The more people that chant saying that MB is cheaper than Hannaford by 5% or so +++ just evidences this trend (unless your comparing ME Hannafords to NH MBs)
I always get fresh produce at MB when I'm in NH, their prices are much better than Hannaford even in NH. I've been leery of the meat or fish there, any opinions? And I do stock up on some stapeld - balsamic vinegar, Nutella (DDs latest must-have, sigh), and pepperoni for our Sat night home-made pizzas (I don't want to think about what's in it).

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Im updating my wiki wish list ... Since Im on a RA break if anyone gets extra of the kids aquafresh this week coming thats free id love a few.. I know I should be happy Nessah brushes good but that darn kid retoothpastes her brush like 3 times ugh.. never mind the mess she leaves in the sink..
Im trying not to stepfoot in there for nothing even though I could use a pack of pull ups too (just incase for bed) Im not doing it!
Lisa, how is it free this week? Will pick some up if I can but my brain is m ush, need instructions...
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I have P&G Redbox codes that won't be used. Expire 5-31-11. PM me if interested.
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I always get fresh produce at MB when I'm in NH, their prices are much better than Hannaford even in NH. I've been leery of the meat or fish there, any opinions? And I do stock up on some stapeld - balsamic vinegar, Nutella (DDs latest must-have, sigh), and pepperoni for our Sat night home-made pizzas (I don't want to think about what's in it).
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I'm in love with your DD i think. nod Pepperoni and Nutella are two of my favorite foods. Faint

Back before we were all organic I found a Turkey Pepperoni at SNS. Tasted good. A fraction of the fat and calories. Cooked well.

Nutella - grew up on it and we gulp it down like it's air in my home. Then I discovered that they had changed the formulation of Nutella for the American market, adding in hydrogenated oils (hello trans fat galore), artificial flavors and preservatives. None of which exist in the original German Nutella or the Nutella sold in other countries in Europe and elsewhere. But somehow these companies think it's okay to dump such junk into American bodies. Ranting

I've been looking for a substitute, and just this past week found one that has none of the above. It's not organic but has no funky ingredients either. Was 2.99. Will try it and let you guys know in case anyone is interested. If it doesn't pass muster on our tastebuds back to the drawing board I go. So please say a prayer it does. I don't feel like conducting an exhaustive search for a passable chocolate hazelnut spread. Faint
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It looks like dog food because it is. EEK!
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EEK! Do you have any recommendations of websites that cover this topic? I'd google but I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to graphic pictures and I can just imagine what that kind of search would bring up.
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Just a reminder that Cutter insect repellant (to spray people not to spray yards) is MMAR this weekend at Ace Hardware stores.
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Recyclebank has 1/1 coupons available for Dove Body Wash for those of you that use it.
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EEK! Do you have any recommendations of websites that cover this topic? I'd google but I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to graphic pictures and I can just imagine what that kind of search would bring up.

here's an NYtimes article from 2009 [nytimes.com]

here's a blog entry from Grist.com that talks about the Food, Inc documentary and how they went into the factory that makes this "pink slime" [grist.org]

here's a blog entry from the discovery channel website talking about "pink slime"
[discovery.com]

here's a florida paper website with a video clip from Jaime Oliver's show where he explains the process. [browardpalmbeach.com]


i haven't googled it more. the thought was sickening enough. but if there are specific questions you have and are afraid to google, I'll search for you.

I didn't mean to go off on a diatribe on this. it was just fresh on my mind from seeing the show and when we started talking about school lunches, well I couldn't help but mention it. I didn't know about this until I watched Jaime's show. and well, I'm sickened.
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i haven't googled it more. the thought was sickening enough. but if there are specific questions you have and are afraid to google, I'll search for you.

I didn't mean to go off on a diatribe on this. it was just fresh on my mind from seeing the show and when we started talking about school lunches, well I couldn't help but mention it. I didn't know about this until I watched Jaime's show. and well, I'm sickened.
This is a big part of why we buy our meat and eggs locally - so we know what's in everything, how the animals have been treated, raised, and fed, and if we have any questions about anything a quick call or visit to one of our farmers gives us answers. I don't suppose Mr Perdue or Mr Tyson would like me to pop by, chat, and see their chickens laugh out loud

This does make me wonder though if this slime could be in the ground beef we buy, since the cows do go to a USDA facility to be processed. Hmm. Thoughts? Will ask our farmer too. BLECCCH to pink slime!! vomit
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This is a big part of why we buy our meat and eggs locally - so we know what's in everything, how the animals have been treated, raised, and fed, and if we have any questions about anything a quick call or visit to one of our farmers gives us answers. I don't suppose Mr Perdue or Mr Tyson would like me to pop by, chat, and see their chickens laugh out loud

This does make me wonder though if this slime could be in the ground beef we buy, since the cows do go to a USDA facility to be processed. Hmm. Thoughts? Will ask our farmer too. BLECCCH to pink slime!! vomit
if the farmers are just taking the meat to the facility to get the cuts of meat and have it ground up etc I think you should be okay. But if it is going to some place that makes commercial patties for big manufacturers, then well, I don't know where you stand. EEK!

for me, that's the most disgusting part of all this - that as a consumer it's so hard to even make an informed choice. you have to go out of your way to dig and dig and find out that companies are putting noxious stuff in your food all in the name of making a fast buck. disgusting dishonorable greed. buying basic food shouldn't be so hard.

first chance i get i'm gathering swag bucks amazon dollars to get a grinder attachment for my mixer. will just get the cuts of chicken, beef, lamb etc and grind it myself at home. ground up organic beef/chicken/lamb theoretically don't have pink slime in it and are safe. but i'm done trusting.
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Lisa, aren't there MIRs for propane refills???

There was a $5 blue rhino but I did it a few weeks ago. Need to fill more again...If u see anymore please let me know.


Lisa, how is it free this week? Will pick some up if I can but my brain is m ush, need instructions...
Oh sorry by this week I meant sunday.. LOL Its 1.99 w in ad coupon i think then a VV and $1 MQ so technically a MM if u had all the right stuff.
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Oh sorry by this week I meant sunday.. LOL Its 1.99 w in ad coupon i think then a VV and $1 MQ so technically a MM if u had all the right stuff.
ooooo Lisa (sorry I couldn't resist), saw in the T thread there's a 2/1 bricks/coupons.com cutter coupon now. Big Grin
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