The Scottish Diet

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:58 pm

BrewDog, a brewery based out of Fraserburgh, Scotland, has introduced the new official record holder for beer with the highest alcohol content by volume. Sink the Bismark!, described as a "quadruple IPA," has an alcohol content of 41%. By comparison, vodka and whiskey typically have a 40% alcohol content. Perhaps most entertaining about this story is the reaction from the Scottish anti-alcoholism group Alcohol Focus Scotland:

Over the past few months BrewDog have continued to produce stronger and stronger beers. By commenting on this irresponsible brewing practice we only serve to add to their marketing and therefore we have no further comment to make.


TL;DR, we give up.

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:52 am

I know it's not Scottish but this was the most obvious 'revolting food' thread I could find.

In an attempt to be 'healthier', KFC have had a cunning idea of leaving out the burger bun. Instead, they're using two pieces of fried chicken to hold in the bacon and cheese. I can't help feeling they've missed the point :confused:

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby bacon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:17 am

If stupid is fattening it would definitely explain the couple of pounds (stones for the UK, I think) I've gained. . .

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:I know it's not Scottish but this was the most obvious 'revolting food' thread I could find.
Thanks very much.

You're welcome. There was another one full of revolting American hamburger stuff but it seems to have disappeared in the server move.

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:29 am

I read about this over the weekend.
I can just see all the car wrecks that will occur when people are trying to eat this thing and drive.

Greasy hands on the steering wheel.
Not a good thing.

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:15 am

Roy Hunter wrote:PKMKII's favourite brewers, Brewdog, have a new contender for strongest, most expensive and most offensively packaged beer: End of History.

Awesome idea :haha:

I fail to see the issue if the animals have died of natural causes. On the alcohol front, at 55% that's going to be like a whisky. Pricing that at £500 is a very responsible approach, bearing in mind you could pick up an equivalent amount of alcohol for under a tenner at a supermarket :facewall:

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:26 pm

Scotsmen: I was watching an episode of Come Dine with Me (the show that always has a stogy old fart who wants everything the way grandma made, the young, experimental guy, a suzy homemaker, and an "ethnic" contestant) set in Aberdeen, and one of them made Cullen Skink:
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How is it? Good? Bad? I'd imagine it has a flavor somewhere on par with New England Clam Chowda.

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Re: The Scottish Diet

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Arkaeon » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:28 pm

It's... ... ...it's green!

Also: please be kind and keep sending over the Scotch Whisky, please, Oh God of All That Flies and Flings Pastarific Appendages! Every whisky made in the western hemisphere is a horrible torture to the palate and soul. Honest.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby PKMKII » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:58 pm

Two competitive eaters were hospitalized after a spicy curry contest in Edinburgh, Scotland.

"It was very painful and felt like I was being chainsawed in the stomach with hot sauce on the chainsaw," she told BBC. Kim, it should be noted, came in second (loser), while the winner "ate the last bowl in four seconds and then ran outside to be sick," the way champions do.
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby DavidH » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:38 am

Sorry to annoy you, Roy. I'm quite prepared to believe that the original research has been distorted by the media; that's par for the course.

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby dwbzuggy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:59 pm

The Scots do it right. A couple years ago me wench and I were in Edinborough and went to a Chinese restaurant, in pursuit of noodles. All entres came with choice of rice or chips (steak fries for Americans).

Glorious food, to mix with single malt and ale! :love:

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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:10 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
dwbzuggy wrote:The Scots do it right. A couple years ago me wench and I were in Edinborough and went to a Chinese restaurant, in pursuit of noodles. All entres came with choice of rice or chips (steak fries for Americans).

Glorious food, to mix with single malt and ale! :love:
There is of course the good old Scottish compromise of "Half rice, half chips". FML...

It wasn't in Scotland but I have heard about a menu offering mash, chips and rice with unspecified 'sauce'. Who needs anything other than carbohydrates? (This may have been an urban legend, I never saw the restaurant or menu in question.)
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Re: The Scottish Diet

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:04 am

My father-in-law grew up in rural Perthshire, Scotland. For breakfast he would have porridge. For lunch, he'd walk home and have a slice of cold, congealed porridge. For tea, he'd have another slice of porridge with jam on (if he was lucky). No, that isn't one of those "When I were a lad…" stories. It was just what a poor Scottish kid ate, growing up on a farm in the depression; and he said he felt lucky to have a full stomach when many of his classmates only got one meal a day.

Is it a wonder that when they were finally able to get their mouths around high-calorie foods they went a little over-the-top?

Fried potatoes, fried-and-battered fish, fried-and-battered black pudding, fried-and-battered white pudding, fried-and-battered Mars bars…

If it can be dipped in batter and fried, someone in Scotland (and probably a lot of someones) seems to have tried it.

All right then; a great deal over-the-top. :barf:


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