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To wonder why corned beef is so expensive?

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VestaCurry Sat 19-Jan-13 09:49:44

I saw a documentary years ago about how it was made. Any old bit of shite from a cow, all mashed up in a mashing thing, then shaped into er....whatever shape.

Don't get it. Mashing and shaping is not that ££££.

bedmonster Sat 19-Jan-13 10:12:25

How expensive is it?

bedmonster Sat 19-Jan-13 10:12:55

How expensive is it?

BatmanLovesNoelFielding Sat 19-Jan-13 10:17:27

I was surprised when I went to get some for a 'cheap' meal with cheesy jacket potatoes and beans - £2.50ish for just a Tesco version, small can.

mrsjay Sat 19-Jan-13 10:19:08

buy it sliced much cheaper most places will sell it our grocers sells it fresh ( well as fresh as corned beef is) is occasionally buy it for a sandwich

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 10:19:24

It is expensive isn't it. I thought it was supposed to be a cheap meal ingredient too but never buy it any more.

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 10:20:09

It's normally cheaper by weight in a tin TBH - 3 slices in tesco is about £1.50!

EwanHoozami Sat 19-Jan-13 10:20:19

It's gone up maaa-hoosively in price in the last year. I don't bother anymore, might as well get a bit of mince.

mrsjay Sat 19-Jan-13 10:21:24

3 slices in tesco is about £1.50!

spose if you are buying it for a dinner then the tin works out cheaper, as i said i only buy a few slices and have it on white bread with hp sauce blush

EwanHoozami Sat 19-Jan-13 10:21:49

Has the fact it's usually from Argentina got anything to do with it?

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 10:22:00 beef

eggs11 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:22:19

Spam is a ridiculous price for what it is too! DP likes corned beef/spam/those little jars of meaty sandwich spread. They all make me want to vomit!

BatmanLovesNoelFielding Sat 19-Jan-13 10:23:15

Mind you...isn't corned beef made in Argentina (the branded one anyway, I think might be). So maybe the Argentinians are expressing their Falkland discontent by upping the price of corned beef grin

Binkyridesagain Sat 19-Jan-13 10:23:45

4 slices £1 in morrisons last week.

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 10:24:02

Oh. Doesn't work. Well if you search corned beef on there it shows you.

4 slices £2.15, which is over £1 per 100g. The tins are 79pish per 100g. Hugely expensive. I suppose if it's imported that will be why.

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 10:25:03

I love it, but the name makes me feel sick - reminds me of corns on feet!

Binkyridesagain Sat 19-Jan-13 10:26:06

Asda 2 for £3 offer, 6 slices in each packet.

mrsjay Sat 19-Jan-13 10:27:18

I watched an american food programme probably diners drive in and dives or man V food and their corned beef is different to what we eat and looked so much better, yes I think it comes from argentina so maybe you never know

EwanHoozami Sat 19-Jan-13 10:27:31

How would one go about corning one's own beef confused

mrsjay Sat 19-Jan-13 10:31:19

I think it is pork and 'stuff' and no sign of a cow at all

Punkatheart Sat 19-Jan-13 10:33:30

What do you put on your corned beef?

A fiver each way.

Binkyridesagain Sat 19-Jan-13 10:35:11

Punk, onions and brown sauce then you dip the butty in Heinz ( no other brand will do) tomato soup. Mmmmm

Sallyingforth Sat 19-Jan-13 10:35:38

Horses are expensive in Argentina. sad

Iamsparklyknickers Sat 19-Jan-13 10:37:00

Maybe it's to cover the cost of all the can opening injuries. I love a bit of corned beef - one of those childhood comfort foods- but I can't get into the bastard tins without looking like I've tried to put the cat in a dress!

If dp isn't around, no corned beef for knickers sad

He's lucky really, he's not got much on the 'pro' list, that could be the deal breaker grin

Binkyridesagain Sat 19-Jan-13 10:38:16

Doh! Missed the joke! I blame the nagging teenager for making me chomp at the bit.

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