Pork Moulded Into A Piglet Is Disgusting And/Or Awesome

I love pork. I like pigs. They're cute, fun to eat and intelligent among mud-dwelling beasts. But what I don't like is for my dinner to artificially resemble the killed animal from which it was derived. This is gross.

Or is it amazing? The shrink-wrapped pseudo-pig, a pork roast moulded into the vague form of its prior self, is certainly a feat of food engineering. I'd expect nothing less from Costco, the IKEA of edibles. But will pork taste more like pork when it's compressed into animal form? Chicken nuggets are absolutely better in dinosaur shape, but there you have a sort of perverse species incongruence. Would the pork roast be delicious and aesthetically acceptable if it were moulded into the shape of, say, a cat, whale or amoeba? Does anyone out there have a hydraulic press and an ample supply of raw meat? [Consumerist]


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    Meh. Most people eat chicken nuggets thinking they're whole pieces of meat cut right off the bird, when it's really a pink paste that's squirted into moulds and dyed white to resemble meat.

      aah man, you just made this one of the worst days of my life.... just like when my parent told me Santa wasn't real.... on my 40th birthday! Vegos rejoice, aren't you lucky that you don't need to resort to eating meat pressed into odd shapes....oh, hang on, I seem to remember some odd shape vege patties.

      I don't think it needs to be dyed white, assuming the pink colour is essentially just from the chicken meat, cooking it will make it white

    It's still chicken, it's just the meat left on the bones. Back in your cave Vegetarian. Probably a member of PETA as well, hippy

      I love a nice, juicy, medium-rare steak as much as the next, but I gotta agree with Steve. Chicken Nuggets are foul. You should see the process of how they're made, not so tasty lookin...

        Mike, I think you've misspelled a word... it should read "Chicken nuggets are fowl"

      I love how criticism of a most processed meats makes me a vegetarian, PETA-member, or hippy. Are you this charming in real life? I'd love to see what other 'major issues' might trigger you to jump down peoples' throats with baseless assumptions.

      FYI: I love meat, and even on occasion indulge in some McNuggets with Sweet and Sour sauce at 24 hour Macca's. I'm not proud of it, because I acknowledge that it's been processed into oblivion. Nor do I think a love of meat automatically makes you a red-blooded male, as you seem to believe... or hope.

    Hey leave the nuggets alone, they taste great!! If your worried about your nuggets being made from pink paste. how about you look at what else you are eating, Most smallgoods, burger patties & other items are all made from processed meat. if you want REAL meat products how about you go to your local butcher instead of supporting these overpriced supermarkets.
    I think you will would be pleasently suppried at what great unprocessed meats you can buy at probably half the cost!! By the way not all nuggets are made from processed pink paste. you can buy premium nuggets made from fresh chicken mince. The old saying is you pay for what you get, at a real butcher you would probably pay the same amount for real nuggets as you would pay for processed nuggets at a supermarket.,

    The author sure wouldn't like this at all then:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ

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