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My lunchmeat tastes like metal.

Old 07-15-06, 11:54 PM
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My lunchmeat tastes like metal.

I was going to make myself a ham sammich earlier, but when I bit into the ham, it had this gross metallic flavor to it. When I first took it out of the package, it seemed a little slimier than usual, but it's lunchmeat so a little sliminess is to be expected. It didn't smell bad, so I didn't think much of it. But then when I bit into it...well at first I didn't taste it, but then it hit me. It was pretty disgusting, and needless to say I threw it all away and opened a fresh package.

My curiousity was peaked, though. What would make it taste like that? What happens to lunchmeat when it starts to "turn"? Could you die from eating it?
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Old 07-16-06, 12:32 AM
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I expect that sick is all you can get.
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Old 07-16-06, 02:05 AM
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Fry it up in the skillet, you'll be fine.
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Old 07-16-06, 02:25 AM
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Well, if it had botulism, you wouldn't even had been able to post.

Good move on throwing it away, right away.
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Old 07-16-06, 09:16 AM
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Dude, eating old LUNCHMEAT is so metal!

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Dude, eating old LUNCHMEAT is so metal!

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My bologna has a first name...it's M-E-T-A-L.
My bologna has a second name...it's B-O-R-O-N.
Oh, I love that alloy taste all day,
and if you ask me why I'll say:
'Cause metal lunchmeat has a way
of showing up on my x-ray.

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Old 07-16-06, 11:39 AM
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Never eat slimy meat.
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Old 07-16-06, 12:31 PM
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A friend of mine once accidentally overdosed on antibiotics. He got sick and feverish and described it as 'It tastes like im breathing aluminum".

Thats the first thing your post made me think of. Perhaps this is a typical preservative that was given the animal and it got ripe?
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Old 07-16-06, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Never eat slimy meat.
How about meat that squirts slime?
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Infidel: Let me be the first to at that!

You know...

I've always wondered about roast beef that shines, and when you move it around under a light it changes colors!

Often times I don't know if I should eat it, or just stand there Trippin' & Groovin' on that cool beef rainbow!



THEEK'S SHINY BEEF!

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Old 07-16-06, 02:28 PM
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that stuff is always doused in chemical preservatives.
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Old 07-16-06, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
Infidel: Let me be the first to at that!

You know...

I've always wondered about roast beef that shines, and when you move it around under a light it changes colors!

Often times I don't know if I should eat it, or just stand there Trippin' & Groovin' on that cool beef rainbow!



THEEK'S SHINY BEEF!
Google is my co-pilot...

The iridescence ("rainbow-like sheen") of the roast beef and ham you have
noticed is due to the regular muscle fiber structure of the meat combined
with water droplets to create a "diffraction grating". The reflection of
light off the water in the regular fiber grating causes separation of
colors much like happens with a prism.

In the meat industry, it is known that the effect is enhanced when
phosphates are used to increase the amount of water held in the meat. A
dry meat surface scatters rather than diffracts or reflects light.

Equivalent poultry products typically are made from white muscle as
opposed to the red muscle of beef and pork products. White muscle tissue
has a higher natural pH which changes the conformation of the proteins in
the muscle fibers, so a much less noticeable rainbow effect occurs. Also,
these products are typically lower in salt, which affects the swelling of
the muscle fibers.

You might check "turkey ham" which is made from dark meat and is more
similar to pork ham in manufacture: You might find the iridescence there.

An interesting experiment would be to examine each type of product under a
microscope where the cause of the effect should be much more obvious.
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Old 07-16-06, 05:46 PM
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At least it's full of iron

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Are you sure it wasn't the T-1000 from Terminator 2 hiding as the meat?
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Old 07-16-06, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
My bologna has a first name...it's M-E-T-A-L.
My bologna has a second name...it's B-O-R-O-N.
Oh, I love that alloy taste all day,
and if you ask me why I'll say:
'Cause metal lunchmeat has a way
of showing up on my x-ray.
Brilliant. 5/5
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Old 07-16-06, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Never eat slimy meat.
These are words that I will now live by.
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