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How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:36 pm
by ozwaz
Ok, I am going to have a rant here. Got some lamb mince from woolies yesterday to make lasagne, admittedly the mince was a greyer colour than I am used to, but figured it's mince, it'll be fine. When I was browning it off it kept combining into a congealed lump. It was more of a mush than mince (almost like it had been run through a food processor). And yes, the finished lasagne was not as good as usual. Even the kids commented it wasn't as good. Maybe I am spoiled as we usually live off lamb from the family farm, but I had run out of the farm mince.

I get that Wollies has to make money for shareholders, but doing that to lamb is just plain wrong, show some respect to your customers.

I'm down to a few packets of chops, some diced and some neck and can't get up to the farm till the 2nd week of school holidays - and my local butcher has pretty decent meat but is expensive, and with 5 kids I can't really afford to pay those prices. Oh well, it may be a long few weeks for me.....

Oh, this is what I have run out of, hanging out to switch the cool room back on and hang some more of these.

Rant over, sorry, but I had to get that off my chest.

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Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:43 pm
by Bentley
Man, after nothing but your own farm raised, I cant imagine what a store bought would be like...I guess I got my answer though...

Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:54 pm
by ozwaz
Bentley wrote:Man, after nothing but your own farm raised, I cant imagine what a store bought would be like...I guess I got my answer though...
Hi Bently,

Thing is I have bought lamb mince from my local coles and it has been fine, but this whatever it was from woolies (I refuse to call it mince), was just plain wrong. Really can't wait for Aldi and costco to move in over this side of the country. Coles and Wollies have been taking advantage of us over here for far to long. Bring on the competition.

Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:30 pm
by SilentBoB
ozwaz wrote: Thing is I have bought lamb mince from my local coles and it has been fine, but this whatever it was from woolies (I refuse to call it mince), was just plain wrong. Really can't wait for Aldi and costco to move in over this side of the country. Coles and Wollies have been taking advantage of us over here for far to long. Bring on the competition.
I find I have much better luck buying meat from Coles than Woolies when I go with store bought stuff. Actually got a couple of decent steaks from Coles last week after driving out to check out a different butcher and not being overly impressed. Last time I got mince from Woolies it was pretty average. I do like Coles lamb mince.

Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:44 pm
by keithgh
We are very lucky we have a privately owned butchers shop away from the shopping centers and have bought from that shop for close to 40 years now.

Once you have bought your meat that way you would never buy your meat at the super markets.

If he sold cheap meat he would have been out of business many years ago.

Keith

Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:16 pm
by urbangriller
I agree completely, supermarket "mince" is paste squirted onto the tray so it looks granular! I always buy lumps and make by own mince to the texture I want in my food processor!

Cheers
Chris

How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:50 pm
by Bear
ozwaz wrote:admittedly the MICE was a greyer colour than I am used to, but figured it's MICE, it'll be fine
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I think i found your problem :P

Re: How did Woolies manage to stuff up mince!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:12 pm
by ozwaz
Bear wrote:
ozwaz wrote:admittedly the MICE was a greyer colour than I am used to, but figured it's MICE, it'll be fine
I think i found your problem :P
oops, just edited that.... :oops:

Could explain the greyish colour though :)