Talk:Potted meat food product

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Canadian versionEdit

The canadian version made by the maple leaf company is a delicacy! It certainly isn't consumed by the very poor. -- 17:26, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


This Article lacks... a lot. It doesn't even sound encyclopaedic. "A chore in itself" to read... ok, Maybe we should suggest to read "The Jungle" while we're on the POV here. Time to work on this. 20:59, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I just tried to remove the stupid fluff on how it's considered "hick" and "poor" to eat but some vandal bot thinks I'm trying to destroy the article. In all honesty the thread needs to be nuked and redone from the ground up, as when you remove the offensive, offtopic material, the article becomes extremely "stubbish". Sneakernets 23:06, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Sneakernets, thank you for your comments. Your edits may appear to be vandalism when you remove large chunks of text without providing an edit summary. This is a typical vandal behavior and you may easily be mistaken to be one even though you are not one so next time you remove large amounts of data from an article, it would be a good idea to provide an edit summary as to why you have done so. Best, --Kudret abi 23:09, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

OK, done. Sorry about that, I could have sworn I put an edit summary. :( Sneakernets 23:13, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

No problem at all, best wishes --Kudret abi 23:17, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

There's a photo of "SPAM" in the article, but while SPAM is a processed meat, it is not "potted meat food product". Its inclusion in the article falsely implies that Hormel's SPAM is "Beef tripe, mechanically separated chicken [etc.]", which it is not. Hormel does actually make (or perhaps "made" -- I can't find it on their site's current list of products) a "potted meat food product" which contains the ingredients listed in the article, but it's not SPAM, it's the unimaginatively named "Hormel Potted Meat Food Product", which can be seen in various Google searches. Should the SPAM image be removed? -- Ichneumon (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:27, 6 November 2010 (UTC).

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I can only assume this is a US English use of the term 'potted meat'. In English English (UK English) Potted meat is made by taking a good cut; sealing it with a close fitting led in a pot along with butter and seasoning; then cooking for a long time (3 plus hours) either in water or in a low (140C) oven. The resulting meat & gravy is then minced (ground ?) then placed in a ramikin or similar; and then sealed with a layer of melted butter. Cool in a fridge; eat in 4 to 8 days. Definitely not food for the poor; on the contrary it is quite expensive and therefore (Victorian/Edwardian era) tended to be food for the gentry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


I remember buying this once as an impoverished grad student. The list of ingredients was surprising (a lot of organ meats that I didn't even realize were legally useable in food). it would be nice to show a contents label or something in this article, for amusement value if nothing else. DonPMitchell (talk) 19:32, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Recently in the US this product has been been simply labeled 'Potted meat' instead of 'Potted meat food product'. Has there been a change in the labeling rules? Dforest (talk) 07:21, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Combine with potted meatEdit

These are both tiny little articles about closely related items. They should be combined, especially as few people actually use the term "potted meat food product". (talk) 12:16, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

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