[quote=“Mucha Man”][quote=“brobronek”]…Who in the west gonna look for a crime brûlée pre-mix or a simple mousse pre-mix???
In fact, our mummies since babies were preparing this stuff for us and from scratch… Not a difficult task.
Maybe because everyone in the west have an oven at home? I don’t really get the point of having all this pre-mixes.[/quote]
Sorry but what world do you live in? No offense but what you described hasn’t been the case even in the west for 40 years. Instant pudding has been around since the 50s. And who do you think invented Wonder Bread? Or cereals that are 90% sugar and have no cereal at all in them? Or pink slime sold as lean beef? Or beef for that matter which has to be well cooked as it almost always is contaminated?
Or how about Cheez Whiz, which incidentally stopped adding cheese to its recipe about 2 decades ago.
Even regular cheese is almost all artificially aged.[/quote]
Europe, from his English? North America isn’t the only ‘west’
I’m 39, British, and never ate that stuff growing up. We made bread or got it from the bakery, ate porridge, not pre-made cereal, and dairy stuff came from the dairy farm at the bottom of the lane. Creme brulee wasn’t really a thing in northern England, but we had home-made hot custard with home-made desserts which we didn’t eat that often. Two minutes: faster than instant stuff because you won’t be fcking around trying to get the lumps out. Why would you waste time and money eating instant puddings?
I’ve only ever heard of Cheez Whiz on the internet, although there was stuff like Dairylea. We weren’t allowed to eat it unless it was given to us out of the house. We weren’t the Railway Children or something, just a normal British household … and Brits eat far more processed shit than the rest of Europe.
Margaret Thatcher invented soft scoop ice-cream and cream in a can, did you know? Which tells you all you need to know about whether you should be eating that sort of food.
The oil ‘scandal’ may have a good effect because it might sensitise people to the taste of oils: a lot of Taiwanese packaged food such as bread is simply inedible to me because of the smell from the bad oil used. Have you ever walked past that ‘bakery’ called ‘Semeur du Pain’ (Sp?) ? It absolutely turns my stomach. I’d rather lick a handrail on the MRT than eat anything from there.