Friday, March 13, 2009

Have you heard of chicken and ham paste?

A few weeks ago a friend of mine set her facebook status as "Sarah is chicken and ham paste." Thinking to myself, "What the hell?" the following interaction ensued:

Me: Let me just say that "ham paste" sounds like something that should not have been invented.

Her: Wash your mouth out! I'm going to have to send you some before you judge!

Me: Please do!

Her: Don't worry, I'll get you the good stuff, not tesco's own. I'm classy like that.


Tesco's Own. Like I know what the hell that is. And so, she sent me a jar of chicken and ham paste all the way from Liverpool. Not just "ham paste" that she was eating with chicken. Chicken and Ham paste. I didn't realize that was an all-inclusive item.


Princes Chicken and Ham Paste. Apparently it's the good stuff. I wasn't so sure.


According to Sarah, I should cover a slice of bread with butter, top with a layer of paste and enjoy. "It's like a poor man's pate.", she says. I wonder if that is part of their advertising slogan? It hardly sold me.


What it really reminded me of was wet cat food.


But we weren't scared. So I did what any good parent would do. I gave G-tot the first bite.


I was a little scared after that reaction. Let's see what JQ thought of it.

Oh man… I can't NOT try it. It traveled all that way for me. There was no way I was turning my back on it.

Umm…

Actually it was pretty good. We all liked it. JQ is just a funny guy and likes to ham it up. So do I. Thanks Sarah.

20 comments:

Naynayfazz said...

You are a braver woman than I, Pixie. That is all I can say. Although, it was a cute story set to pictures.

Darwinsgirl said...

I love the photo play by play-nice job capturing the moment :)

beautyisanimate said...

Now to get you to try Vegemite.

Kym said...

I am laughing so hard, I'm about to fall off my chair :-) Like you, I have never heard of ham paste, nor chicken and ham paste, but I would certainly try it the same way you did - kid first!!!

Shades said...

Just another reason why we love our Sarah! She is so much fun! and kudos to you and your sense of adventure! I was thinking the pate and wet cat food thoughts, myself...

Sarah Jane said...
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Sarah Jane said...

P.S. Tesco is the great British supermarket! I usually buy Tesco's own but this is the expensive brand!!!

Dave2 said...

Must... not... hurl... on... keyboard...

Nobody™ said...

I spent years working in a grocery store, I have never seen that crap, and I saw some strange crap.

DutchBitch said...

I still think it LOOKS nasty... urgghhh LOL

Christina said...

It DOES kind of look like pate. Which, really, is just "paste" without the "s."

You guys are brave. G-tot's expression is my favorite because he just looks so bewildered by the goo you stuck in his mouth.

Vegas Princess said...

You are a brave brave woman. I love chicken but hate ham and the idea of both mixed together in a paste turns my stomach. But I would do anything for Sarah so if she sent that to me I would at least try it. Just not tell her I gagged afterwards.

Lisa said...

Ha ha, "ham it up." Indeed! Not me, I'd be "chicken."

I have nothing original to add to this other than to say Tesco owns Fresh n' Easy stores here in the States. I wrote a story about it once. But that story didn't make ANY mention of a paste made from two very different meats, I'll have you know.

Naynayfazz said...

Hey Sarah, I want to know what parts of the chicken and ham is it made from. Does it say? That crap is probably no different than scrapple and/or spam.

Naynayfazz said...

Okay, Okay... I said what part of the ham is it made from. We all know ham is pig so I meant... what part of the PIG did it come from? :)

Sarah Jane said...

Naynay-I just went to look in the cupboard and I only have beef paste...........yes there are different flavours. It just says "beef 70%"

I've never looked at the ingredients list before, it really isn't as bad as I thought it'd be!

P.S. These comments make me feel like a horrible, horrible person!

Naynayfazz said...

Sarah- You're not a horrible person at all! I think that most of us are not fans of processed meat. I know I am not. Actually, I don't even like *real* meat so don't go by my opinion. That doesn't have any reflection on you or what you like to eat.

Anonymous said...

lolololol - hate to admit I thought it was hilarious you had G-tot try it first!! And of course, JQ always cracks me up. And you, with your eye on the paste, working up the courage to bite it. Funny stuff man.

love ya,
ac(w)p

Lynda said...

It looks like liverwurst.

Tim Stubbings said...

Having been subjected to vast quantities of chicken and ham paste in the 1970s, it's firmly in my room 101 I'm afraid. Guaranteed to induce gagging and worse...