Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Fake food

At a Singapore conference yesterday, I was reminded of the Chinese scam of manufacturing eggs using chemicals, chiefly alginic acid. Here's an example of an advertisement for this get rich quick scheme:

Chicken” You’re Fired!
Man-Made Eggs a path to riches!

“… Our company has promoted the technology of “Man-Made Eggs with Shells” and trained at least 70,000 people in more than 20 Provinces and cities nationwide. We have a great reputation and excellent economic results, in part due to our performance at the Third Annual New Technology and Product Exhibition, where we won the Gold Medal …

… Total cost for one-on-one training: RMB880; or RMB580 for a manual and a set of equipment for eggshells, egg whites and eggyolks as well as manuals for man-made beef, chicken and five other manuals for man-made products.

Technical secrets are under copyright and any dissemination without permission will be punished!

Let's not think about man-made beef and chicken...


Blogger Angus said...

What in heavens name are the five other products ? I think we should be told !

11:15 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

At the risk of appearing both backward and stuck in my ways... YUK YUK YUK YUK YUUUKKKK!
No thank you. I'll have a good old fashioned organic proper chicken laid egg with my soldiers, thank you very much

2:13 pm  
Anonymous Portinari said...

Quelle horreur! This joins tripe and andouillette as too far beyond the gastro Pale.

9:57 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

The others are probably dog, cat and snake

9:42 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Portinari - you should try Romanian Zuppa di Burta ( Tripe soup) which is actually delicious, and andouilette is too - I expect you just haven't had it properly done.

6:02 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

WW - I have had snake - very like chicken

6:03 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, my goodness!

9:22 pm  

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