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« on: March 04, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »
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  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/mar/04/potato-parties-worst-kids-food-fad

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    They call it a "potato party". Want to throw one? It isn't hard: head out to your local McDonald's and order a near-fatal amount of fries. Ditch the paper packaging and pour them out on to as many plastic trays as they will fill. Take a photo, stick it up online, then stuff your face.

    It's a way of eating McDonald's staff are not especially keen to encourage. At least not in South Korea – the latest country to fall prey to the carb-feast fad – where a group of around a dozen children have been kicked out of the restaurant after attempting to eat $250-worth (£165) of fries.

    According to Asian news site RocketNews24, the stunt so enraged one member of staff that he yelled at them: "Stop causing trouble, you brats! Get out of here!" It brought their fun to an early – and considerably healthier – end. But a photograph of the kids' salty banquet – which filled 16 plastic trays – has since done the rounds online. Where, to be fair, it's one of many.

    It all began in Japan. Last October, Japanese McDonald's stores held a sale on large French fries and a handful of opportunistic kids leaped at the chance to book their places in the eating fad history books (which are, admittedly, as yet unwritten). It started with one group's photo of 23 large cartons of fries, swiftly retweeted several thousand times.

    Things escalated. Kids in Okinawa tweeted a photo of themselves with 40 packs, and soon after a group in Okayama upped the ante with a three-hour-long 60-pack feast, which they ate under a specially printed "60" balloon.

    Staff, parents and children's stomachs will not be happy, but it looks as if the stakes are still rising.

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    « Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 12:20:52 AM »
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  • Macdonalds in India do not serve beef burgers. India is a " secular and democratic republic"(!!!!). Only chicken and veg burgers. Why dont those Japanese double hog beef burgers?


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    « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 05:12:42 AM »
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  • Must be inspired by that fat Korean who sings Gangnam Style.

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/mar/04/potato-parties-worst-kids-food-fad

    Quote from: The Guardian
    They call it a "potato party". Want to throw one? It isn't hard: head out to your local McDonald's and order a near-fatal amount of fries. Ditch the paper packaging and pour them out on to as many plastic trays as they will fill. Take a photo, stick it up online, then stuff your face.

    It's a way of eating McDonald's staff are not especially keen to encourage. At least not in South Korea – the latest country to fall prey to the carb-feast fad – where a group of around a dozen children have been kicked out of the restaurant after attempting to eat $250-worth (£165) of fries.

    According to Asian news site RocketNews24, the stunt so enraged one member of staff that he yelled at them: "Stop causing trouble, you brats! Get out of here!" It brought their fun to an early – and considerably healthier – end. But a photograph of the kids' salty banquet – which filled 16 plastic trays – has since done the rounds online. Where, to be fair, it's one of many.

    It all began in Japan. Last October, Japanese McDonald's stores held a sale on large French fries and a handful of opportunistic kids leaped at the chance to book their places in the eating fad history books (which are, admittedly, as yet unwritten). It started with one group's photo of 23 large cartons of fries, swiftly retweeted several thousand times.

    Things escalated. Kids in Okinawa tweeted a photo of themselves with 40 packs, and soon after a group in Okayama upped the ante with a three-hour-long 60-pack feast, which they ate under a specially printed "60" balloon.

    Staff, parents and children's stomachs will not be happy, but it looks as if the stakes are still rising.



    And across Asia countless millions struggle to find money to buy a kilo of potatoes!

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    « Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 12:04:10 PM »
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    And across Asia countless millions struggle to find money to buy a kilo of potatoes!


    I think the government has told stores to cut the price here in the US.

    The other day a 2.27 kg bag (5 lbs) was going for 99 cents.

    They haven't been that cheap (so far as I recall) since I worked in the grocery store in 1994.


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  • We have been eating a lot more potatoes of late at my house, that's for sure. Fresh meat and produce is getting so expensive, that it is almost a luxury around here.

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    And across Asia countless millions struggle to find money to buy a kilo of potatoes!


    I think the government has told stores to cut the price here in the US.

    The other day a 2.27 kg bag (5 lbs) was going for 99 cents.

    They haven't been that cheap (so far as I recall) since I worked in the grocery store in 1994.


    That's about the same price in India today. Beef and Pork are about US$3.75 per kilo while chicken is $2.75. Lamb/Mutton is about $6 per kg. Millions don't even earn a dollar a day .....

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  • Whenever I visit India, I like to tell my buddy that everytime I eat a Big Mac it's really the reincarnation of his Uncle Punjab. Really gets a rise out of him.


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    Whenever I visit India, I like to tell my buddy that everytime I eat a Big Mac it's really the reincarnation of his Uncle Punjab. Really gets a rise out of him.

    That would be a chicken or mutton burger but not beef. And yes, you may well have eaten one of your buddy's reincarnated ancestors. That's perhaps one reason why non-veg food may taste good in India, but it could also knock your belly out.

     

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