01 August 2013 @ 06:14 pm
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7 green and yellow vegetables! they don't even name them!! just green and yellow! as if this wasn't bad enough, you've got vegetables with no name!

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laurel_hardy: pic#100340917laurel_hardy on August 1st, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
There's something really disturbing about this, but I can't quite locate why. The succotash seems especially irksome, but there's no refuge in whatever that brown stuff is.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 1st, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Or the white bits? That's not yellow or green?
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 1st, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
By not naming the vegetables they could can-up anything that might have been available. Better margins! Like "fruit salad" that is really melon salad with a single strawberry placed on top. Cheap crap. They probably couldn't get away with this with today's labelling laws. They'd probably have to say "MAY contain scraps of beans, corn, pumpkin, peas, turnip...."
laurel_hardy: pic#100340917laurel_hardy on August 1st, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's whatever salvageable scraps are left that cosmetically couldn't be put in the higher-priced brand's packaging. Like they said, thrifty.
What is your damage, Heather?: butterflybluelisasimpsonfan on August 1st, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
My mom used to buy veg all back in the 70s. They can't name the vegetables because no matter what color they are they all taste the same. Kinda like canned fruit salad which she also thought was great. BLEH
Cindy: mother and childcindyanne1 on August 1st, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
I can't believe this is the "good old home cooking" that people say they pine for now. I mean, don't get me wrong... I still get cravings for the original Banquet TV dinners in the foil tray so I know what it's like. It's just... you know, this stuff wasn't as gourmet or homemade as some people would like to remember lol!
cristinashortsweetcynic on August 2nd, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)

i had one, and only one, experience with veg-all. when my now-husband and i first moved in together, we were extraordinarily poor and everything we ate came out of a can; it was a year before we had the scratch for fresh produce.

but whatever i made with the veg-all was so bad we had to throw it out and empty the trash that same night. total horror show. :D
Sid: Sid wavesidlj on August 2nd, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
"A delightful blend of Carrots, Potatoes, Celery, Sweet Peas, Green Beans, Corn, and Lima Beans in a light onion broth."

They're still making it!

I would eat this. Once. Just to see what hamburgers from a can tasted like...
pikkewyntjie: permpikkewyntjie on August 2nd, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
The burgers remind me of Gainesburgers dog food.
John Holton: magikistjohn_holton on August 2nd, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
Yes. Looks like something I'd eat. I like Veg-all, and I like hamburgers.
Coyote's getting bolderruneshower on August 2nd, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
Canned hamburgers in gravy? Ewwww!
bradygirl_12: hamburger (big mac)bradygirl_12 on August 2nd, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)

A.: SCIENCE!artichautka on August 2nd, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
YES for canned lima beans. I mean really.
mjspice: Thranduilmjspice on August 2nd, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
That doesn't look so bad but only if the meat is cooked.
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