Waitrose Aberdeen Angus beef mince 454g half price £2.39
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Waitrose Aberdeen Angus beef mince 454g half price £2.39

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Found 18th Jan 2015
Was £4.79 now half price at £2.39

Great British beef produced from native Aberdeen Angus cattle. Aberdeen Angus beef characteristically has a fine marbling of cream fat running through the meat, this results in succulent tender and richly flavoured beef.

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Good price. Aberdeen Angus is marketing hype. The breed was pure but is a mishmash of breeds now producing average quality beef.

Quality mince! Let's get cooking!

£4.79? Are they taking the p*ss?

hooray henry

Good price. Aberdeen Angus is marketing hype. The breed was pure but is a … Good price. Aberdeen Angus is marketing hype. The breed was pure but is a mishmash of breeds now producing average quality beef.

Aberdeen Angus
Edited by: "qbs" 18th Jan 2015

qbs

Aberdeen Angus



What is this link meant to prove?

I don't have an opinion on what he said, but I'm interested in the discussion!
Edited by: "soRahms" 18th Jan 2015

This is 15% fat, it's really not very good.

moob

This is 15% fat, it's really not very good.



Angus beef tends to have higher marbling/fat content which helps with the flavour though.

yrreb88

Angus beef tends to have higher marbling/fat content which helps with the … Angus beef tends to have higher marbling/fat content which helps with the flavour though.


It's got nothing to do with marbling. The content of fat is calculated outwith the lean meat (irrespective of marbling or otherwise). This mince is fatty and poor in comparison to, for example, Costco Aberdeen Angus mince.

soRahms

What is this link meant to prove?I don't have an opinion on what he said, … What is this link meant to prove?I don't have an opinion on what he said, but I'm interested in the discussion!

Follow the link and do some reading.

moob

It's got nothing to do with marbling. The content of fat is calculated … It's got nothing to do with marbling. The content of fat is calculated outwith the lean meat (irrespective of marbling or otherwise). This mince is fatty and poor in comparison to, for example, Costco Aberdeen Angus mince.



Does that necessarily mean poorer mince though? Not trying to argue, just curious as I know you're an EH inspector or something.

What's the costco angus mince %?

yrreb88

Does that necessarily mean poorer mince though? Not trying to argue, just … Does that necessarily mean poorer mince though? Not trying to argue, just curious as I know you're an EH inspector or something. :DWhat's the costco angus mince %?


Not really, but supermarket packaged mince is generally awful. They have to gas flush the pockets to give longevity and I feel all the processing means poorer quality product, especially with mince as so much of the meat is exposed vs steak etc.

Can't recall exactly but I think Costco stuff is under 5% fat and is merely wrapped in cling film with no gas. It's just far more tender, like a butcher mince.

People shouldn't be including or mentioning member only retailers like Costco here on HUKD. Waitrose is open to all.

I worked for a company that packed meat, minced beef included, for the largest retailer .The gas is there to simply make it appear fresher. Without the gas it goes brown, still edible but not so attractive.
On the quality of the mince issue, the beef came in, and the same beef was used for both low fat <5%, and the 'value' mince 17.5% fat (not sure exactly what the figures are, but the concept is true). The only difference was that extra fat was added to make the mince cheaper.

Sometimes you want the higher fat content - beef burgers for example. I don't think that minced meat is necessarily considered 'processsed'.
Edited by: "Wolfylee" 18th Jan 2015

moob

It's got nothing to do with marbling. The content of fat is calculated … It's got nothing to do with marbling. The content of fat is calculated outwith the lean meat (irrespective of marbling or otherwise). This mince is fatty and poor in comparison to, for example, Costco Aberdeen Angus mince.



Thanks, I won't bother

Grazz0r

People shouldn't be including or mentioning member only retailers like … People shouldn't be including or mentioning member only retailers like Costco here on HUKD. Waitrose is open to all.



I'm a member of Costco AND HUKD - of course people should be mentioning it *pfft*

qbs

Follow the link and do some reading.




I did, but I'm not clicking through every link on that website. If you have something specific in mind, link it to me? Otherwise, linking aberdeen angus marketing material is just wasting my time

Make your point or say nothing! So far I've heard 2 opposing opinions with absolutely no backup for either. Whats the point in that?!

soRahms

I did, but I'm not clicking through every link on that website. If you … I did, but I'm not clicking through every link on that website. If you have something specific in mind, link it to me? Otherwise, linking aberdeen angus marketing material is just wasting my timeMake your point or say nothing! So far I've heard 2 opposing opinions with absolutely no backup for either. Whats the point in that?!

The point of the link is that it takes you to the people who know what they're talking about and not to somebody who's blowing hot air.

qbs

The point of the link is that it takes you to the people who know what … The point of the link is that it takes you to the people who know what they're talking about and not to somebody who's blowing hot air.



It takes me to a sales website for aberdeen angus, it doesn't have any sort of answer to what OP said. You might as well have linked me to google. He may well be blowing hot air, but if he's saying it's all PR, linking to PR is not particularly useful

Edited by: "soRahms" 18th Jan 2015

soRahms

It takes me to a sales website for aberdeen angus, it doesn't have any … It takes me to a sales website for aberdeen angus, it doesn't have any sort of answer to what OP said. You might as well have linked me to google. He may well be blowing hot air, but if he's saying it's all PR, linking to PR is not particularly useful

If you're not happy, go search using whatever search engine you want. I'll be really interested to see something confirming "The breed was pure but is a mishmash of breeds now producing average quality beef."

Grazz0r

People shouldn't be including or mentioning member only retailers like … People shouldn't be including or mentioning member only retailers like Costco here on HUKD. Waitrose is open to all.



Can't see why not - a bargain is a bargain (or in this case, better quality meat), Costco might be a paid-for member retailer but it isn't massively discerning in its membership criteria.

Good quality.
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