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Surely nobody can eat a pack of pate?

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pyracantha · 25/01/2023 22:46

There are 4 of us. Once a week we have lots of different types of salads with French bread and pate as our evening meal. We love pate. It gets eaten at breakfast on toast in the days afterwards.

We never managed to eat it all before we’re scared of it. Why don’t they sell it in usable portions?

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Weewithholder · 25/01/2023 22:48

What do you mean you’re scared of it?!

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Hellocatshome · 25/01/2023 22:49

Of course they can. How big a pack of pate are you buying?. Me and DH can polish one off with a baguette in 1 sitting.

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BliainNua · 25/01/2023 22:50

What size are you buying? I can really go through a pack of paté in a few days.

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SophieLaGeroff · 25/01/2023 22:50

Hellocatshome · 25/01/2023 22:49

Of course they can. How big a pack of pate are you buying?. Me and DH can polish one off with a baguette in 1 sitting.

This.

You're not spreading it thickly enough, OP.

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Fraine · 25/01/2023 22:50

What kind of paté? I don’t eat the stuff but Waitrose has 80g portions, that seems about right?

www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/heston-from-waitrose-chicken-liver-parfait/591733-298583-298584

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angelikacpickles · 25/01/2023 22:50

Scared? Of paté?

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NoSquirrels · 25/01/2023 22:51

Between 4 people eating it over several days you can’t finish a packet of pate? I simply cannot believe this.

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DoesTheWorryEverStop · 25/01/2023 22:51

What a weird post.

Are you honestly saying a family of 4 can't use up one pack of pate over a week or so?

Is this the new Mumsnet chicken?!

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Talipesmum · 25/01/2023 22:52

I think you need to put more on at once. Are you spreading it like marmite?

4 of us and we do this for Saturday lunches - we would eat all a tub of trout pate, but meat pate slice - probably nearly all of it (some people wouldn’t have as much and would have cheese too etc) and there’d be enough left for a bit of toast later.

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GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing · 25/01/2023 22:52

Blimey I can nearly always polish it off before it goes off

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NoSquirrels · 25/01/2023 22:52

I mean, even for the competitive undereating posts here, this is a weird one, OP.

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MrsSkylerWhite · 25/01/2023 22:52

What size pack are we talking about?
I can manage a rectangular pack in a baguette for Sunday brunch by myself.

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Cloud9isnowclosed · 25/01/2023 22:53

Love a MN tiny teeny thread!

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Tratjymp · 25/01/2023 22:53

Do I get wine?

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OdeToBarney · 25/01/2023 22:54

@Talipesmum if you're not spreading your marmite like pate, you're doing it wrong! 😁

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FeinCuroxiVooz · 25/01/2023 22:55

you must be not spreading it thick enough. if there are 4 of you, one pack of pate should last no longer than one meal.

(to other posters - pate is supposed to be a slightly higher risk for food poisoning than many other substances so it's important not to eat it when it's beyond it's 'use by' date or if the packet has been hanging around open and unfinished for days and days. this never happens though as it gets eaten)

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FelicityFlops · 25/01/2023 22:55

You are being very unreasonable in buying it, make your own, it is not difficult and, at the very least, you know what is going into it!

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MichelleScarn · 25/01/2023 22:55

I can usually eat a pack of pate myself.... 😳 sadly none for me as pg now and this has made me crave some! Although it depends which of these sizes you're buying! 1kg Grand-Mére or 150g Sainsbo!

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LightDrizzle · 25/01/2023 22:56

Fuck me! I was pondering whether I could polish one off in one sitting and thinking it might be a push. Four of you? A few gherkins on the side and DH and I would see it off no bother.

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DoNotGetADog · 25/01/2023 22:57

I think the main issue is how quickly it goes off, and the fact that what it’s made of makes you not want to eat if you’re the least bit suspicious.

I only really like pate if I have it when it’s first opened - it goes horrible and grey really quickly. The small jars are ok and seem to keep it better but the bigger plastic packets are the worst.

I am not a fussy person in general though and will eat most food way out of date, but not pate. I guess in the back of my mind I think it’s a bit gross even when fresh!

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Gymnopedie · 25/01/2023 22:59

Lead me to the toast....

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FrenchBoule · 25/01/2023 22:59

Hope the eggs are not going to frighten me too much in the kitchen tomorrow 😉

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pyracantha · 25/01/2023 22:59

we as a family really like it - it’s literally the once a week treat centre piece meal with salad on a Saturday night. We look forward to it. We also eat it for days afterwards as I said in my OP. Eventually the outside is grey and the inside is pink and I’m scared it’s not safe based on the packet instructions but also my nose.

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Haffiana · 25/01/2023 22:59

It would take my family a week to get through a whole pack of pate, although we do have serious food issues and non-stop, dreary, repetitive AND competitive under-eating problems, obvs.

Certainly couldn't possibly eat toast with it either. That would leave us too full and be greedy.

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