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    SALT or rather lack of

    Ok today being Sunday I,m up early run the missus off to work , get back take the nets down in the front windows to boil wash them in special detergent , clean windows etc , get all this done before I pick up my paint brushes to enjoy the rest of my day.

    So far so good , but now I am hungry so I cook 2 of the local butchers sausages slowly , butter 2 slices of wholemeal bread with Country Life butter ,, by now I have been on the go 4 hours and I am salivating in anticipation of make quick work of this little beauty.

    I might as well have been eating warm damp cardboard .

    Big brother UK government or mabe higher up from the EU ? possibly anyway some twat has declared we shall have zero salt in our foods .

    Presumably MP,s have no shares in salt mines
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    Why do you have nets in your windows?

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    I accidentally picked up some 'Heinz beans reduced salt' the other day, absolutely tasteless.... mingin!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Why do you have nets in your windows?
    To stop the neighbours seeing him playing with his crayon, while Jan's at work ?

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    Low fat, fat free, low sodium, sugar free, salt free; it fucking never ends.

    I am perfectly capable of controlling my intake of sugar, salt and everything else - obviously, this is not the case for Western lard asses who need it done for them.

    At this point, we rarely buy packaged food of any kind as it has all been taste dumbed down to - as the OP said - the taste of damp cardboard.

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    Some of these American diners make me laugh, I had some tacos from TGI Fridays the other night, I know How bettyboos mouth must feel like now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Some of these American diners make me laugh, I had some tacos from TGI Fridays the other night, I know How bettyboos mouth must feel like now

    All irrumatio'd out?


    I don't mind low salt as you can always add more. But I don't go out of my way to buy it.

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    McDonalds may be the last holdout. I last ate there almost two decades ago, but my son says the fries are still salty, and the burgers loaded with salt and dripping grease.

    The hardest thing to find here is salty crackers, like saltines or Ritz....just don't exist - anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    McDonalds may be the last holdout. I last ate there almost two decades ago, but my son says the fries are still salty, and the burgers loaded with salt and dripping grease.

    McDonalds in Oz actually make some good and relatively healthy burgers now, gone all upmarket with made to order stuff from fresh ingredients and quality patties.
    Still have all the old shit if that's what you want.
    Have table service and waiters too.

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    Try a Duracel up the back passage,my rear admiral swears by assault and battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    McDonalds may be the last holdout. I last ate there almost two decades ago, but my son says the fries are still salty, and the burgers loaded with salt and dripping grease.

    McDonalds in Oz actually make some good and relatively healthy burgers now, gone all upmarket with made to order stuff from fresh ingredients and quality patties.
    Still have all the old shit if that's what you want.
    Have table service and waiters too.

    Table Service eh explains our long wait for SMEG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    McDonalds may be the last holdout. I last ate there almost two decades ago, but my son says the fries are still salty, and the burgers loaded with salt and dripping grease.

    The hardest thing to find here is salty crackers, like saltines or Ritz....just don't exist - anywhere.
    The only reason McDonalds have all that shit on there is because without it, you would think you are eating reprocessed newspaper.

    Personally I keep a tub of this stuff next to the cooker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Why do you have nets in your windows?

    The answer lies in the quote below ,, people like Dillbert walking around peeping through my windows


    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    To stop the neighbours seeing him playing with his crayon, while Jan's at work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    McDonalds may be the last holdout. I last ate there almost two decades ago, but my son says the fries are still salty, and the burgers loaded with salt and dripping grease.

    The hardest thing to find here is salty crackers, like saltines or Ritz....just don't exist - anywhere.
    The closest I came to finding crackers like ritz or saltines in the Philippines was a flip brand called sky flakes, not to bad either

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    Nige, don't you have a salt shaker?

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    This Korean company makes a very nice saltine. Salty and crispy and great with cheese. Can find them in any supermarket around here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Nige, don't you have a salt shaker?
    Yes indeed we do have like most folk I guess ,,, BUT my point is really about how we are being controlled by some twatt dictating to us how we shall eat , either our government or the EU .


    Going on from the salt issue a bit they are now also controlling the alcohol in our beer.

    Many years ago now , around 15 years I used to enjoy going out most nights with the guys I worked with on nights away in our job and most of us drank Stella Artois 5.2% which after a good session most of us used to fall over on the way back to the hotel.

    That now along with other premium lagers has been toned down on government orders to 5.0% , now I no longer drink but my mates who do tell me its a waste of time compared to the old Stella

    I have noticed now in the supermarkets there is a new Stella on the shelf I believe its around the 4% mark .

    Soon Cameron and his cronies will have us drinking 0% Lucozade on draft minus the sugar and colourings ( oh yeah minus the gas ) to do with the environment greenhouse effect , mind you he could tax that bit of it .

    That will all go nicely with your tasteless meal

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    Most food in its original form is pretty bland. This is why salt has been such an important trade item down the centuries. Once people discovered it could also be used as a preservative it became even more popular.
    I use a powdered electrolyte drink because any exercise in a humid country will deplete natural body salts. Strangely, the powdered drink is sweetened to make it more palatable.
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    Your correct Chas ,, I have tried it boiled egg with no salt , its not the same .

    Our diet has always had an element of salt in it.

    I still love Marmite


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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    I still love Marmite
    I wish he would come back too. Enjoyed his spiky, no nonsense debating style.

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    Nigel spot on. First morsel of food I tasted here in England yesterday was a Waitrose all day breakfast sandwich (19 quid or something like that from Fleet Services). Tasteless, and was told about the directive against salt.

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