Christmas dinner inna can - "for gamers"

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  1. Veho
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    UK video game retailer GAME has unveiled a new product on offer in their stores. It's not a game, nor a gaming accessory; it's Christmas Tinner, a complete Christmas dinner, a four (five? six? I lost count) course meal... in a can. One can. At once. I'm not talking TV dinner thing with separate containers here, no. This is the whole shebang layered into a single can. Similar things have happened before but with this one the components are distinct instead of being a gravy smoothie.



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    This looks shoop'd



    But here's the kicker: it's aimed specifically at - gamers.

    The "logic" behind it?

    Ah yes, labeling your can of mush as "for gamers" is much more dignified than labeling it as "for lazy slobs" and "foreveralone losers", and so much more dynamic and modern than marketing it to campers. At least it's not as obnoxiously tryhard "hip" and "with it" like some products I could mention and retains a dose of tongue in cheek. Beef tongue in pork cheek, but still.

    Now I don't mean to belittle the idea; after all, some of the greatest inventions in cuisine were made, or so it is said, because the inventors didn't want to pause their games for such trifling matters as food. John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, didn't want to disrupt his card game; Khalif Hassan Shish Kabob didn't want to pause his game of chess, and Lady Aimée Hors d'Oeuvre was loathe to interrupt a heated round of parcheesi.

    Whether GAME will continue the line of visionaries and their glorious creations, however, or will the can'o'Christmas go the way of canned whole chicken, remains to be seen.





    Sauce.
     
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  2. emmanu888

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    Okay i'm gonna be honest here. This looks disgusting. I'd rather have a real Christmas dinner, than to have it in a can.
     
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    I have to agree with that. It just looks... eughhhh.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    I feel oddly curious. Will... consider making a purchase.

    Not the first Christmas Dinner in a tin, mind you. :P

     
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    Show of hands everyone, how many of you would scrape the thing layer by layer, and how many would just dip the spoon straight to the bottom and pull out a chunk of everything?


    Are you saying that Similar things have happened before? :mellow:
     
  6. tbgtbg

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    I don't know if "bread sauce" is something disgusting just made for this product, or something disgusting British people normally eat.
     
  7. Veho
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    It's just a sauce that's thickened with bread (breadcrumbs) instead of with flour or a roux.

    Now now, there's no call for that :ha:
     
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    Seeing that I got no family dinners with Christmas nor do I care about it.
    I could see me getting it.

    Otherwise I'd be the same old soy products and fruits I eat daily anyway.
     
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    See: embedded Ashen's video. :P

    EDIT: Whoopsie, you actually have the same video linked in your original post... my bad, I didn't notice the link on first glance. :P
     
  10. Veho
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    Read the first paragraph again.
     
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    Yes, I know, I didn't notice the link. :P
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Brussels sprouts and turkey in one meal? How disgusting.

    That said "it all ends up in one stomach" is a logic I have used before on more than one occasion.
     
  13. Veho
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    According to the source article, a sprout-free version is also available.
     
  14. Maxternal

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    This reminds me of my mother's attempt at making a McDonald's Shake by just throwing everything in a blender that you'd probably already be chewing on at the same time anyhow (this was before I was born ... I was fortunately only told about it later)
    Despite the semi-logic behind it ... artificial vomit is the only result.
     
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    Good to know Veho.

    I see a problem with that experiment Maxternal. It has the assumption that McDonald's counts as food.
     
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    I look forward to the Philosophy-based dinners, particularly "I think, therefore I can."
     
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    Can people really not step away from their game for 20 minutes to eat dinner with their family?
     
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    "When you get to heaven you get to be with all your family again"

    "But what if I have been good?"
     
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    Oh god I wasn't feeling too well when I woke up but this pretty much seals "Gonna go throw up now."

    That looks disgusting. The sad part? I'd probably try it for lulz.

    EDIT: Now that i'm slightly less disturbed (still looks awful), i'd say it'd be a lot better if they ditched the dessert and replaced it with gravy.
    The amount of gravy it has already is criminally low.