To not buy mince in Sainsbury's
Abccde · 09/03/2023 19:03
1st world problems I know 🤣
But yuck - I wouldn't feed it to a dog.
The new vacuum pac might not affect the taste (I won't be finding out for a long time) but it certainly looks absolutely disgusting.
And it wasn't this colour in store - they were all horrible and brown! 🤢🤮
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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fedupofillness · 09/03/2023 19:25
It's causing me issues because it takes so much prodding to break apart it's like a lump of meat rather than mince taking twice as long to cook I'm no longer buying my mince with them either I'll pick it up elsewhere. Waitrose do less packaging but it's a looser packet so it's still mince like.
FurAndFeathers · 09/03/2023 19:26
GoodChat · 09/03/2023 19:12
I'm assuming it's something to do with the packaging process - maybe because it sucks all of the air in so tightly?
Alannahxx · 09/03/2023 19:08
I didn't buy any today as you're right, it all looked a brown colour....is that just because of the new packaging? I though it looked a bit off!
It because it’s vacuum packed rather than packaged in a sulphate atmosphere. @Abccde prefers chemical gases and more plastic waste instead.
I find it bizarre to be so picky when you’re basically eating the ground-up rag-ends of a carcass - it’s not a choice that screams concern for quality!
Jimboscott0115 · 09/03/2023 19:45
That's exactly how it comes from places like musclefood. Unfortunately the obsession with aesthetics over taste is why why waste so much on packaging, throwing away food that doesn't need it and having to have separate 'wonky' vegetables etc which only hurts the farming community.
Doesn't bother me at all - I'd prefer minimal packaging like this to the bigger, thicker plastic containers they usually come in.
justgettingthroughtheday · 09/03/2023 20:02
I said the same to the delivery driver when he delivered me 14 packs this week. If it hadn't been that it's for the dogs and not myself then I would have sent it back!
Its actually been ok and looks pink once the pack is open.
I get that it saves on packaging but at least the former packaging could be recycled!
AnnaBegins · 09/03/2023 20:06
Totally agree, now it's in non recyclable soft plastic when before at least I could recycle the tray, I can't open it without it spilling everywhere so more work to clean the whole kitchen, and it's one lump rather than mince, so no longer serves the same purpose. And the brown colour worries me, also I know vacuum packed food has an initial smell on opening but it's hard to know if the smell is just that or if it's truly off (well within use by date).
One key principle in making packaging more eco friendly is thinking about the whole lifecycle. Yes this packaging might be marginally lighter for transport, but it's less recyclable, and if people use kitchen roll to mop up the mess then that's more landfill, and if customers think the meat is off when it isn't, and bin it, that's unnecessary food waste.
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