Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Inventing a New Game with Food Allergens

Discovering a dodgy looking condiment.

While dining in a pub restaurant in Seahouses, Northumberland I discovered a condiment packet of 'generic' Mint Sauce.

I was very surprised to see that, while lacking an ingredients list, it had a comprehensive list of allergens it may contain!?

The 'Mint Sauce' that is best avoided if you have an allergy/intolerance

The Salad Cream, Mayonnaise and Tomato Sauce (or Tomato Ketchup - what's the difference?) weren't much better on the ingredients/allergen front!

I was wondering if spotting this sachet could create a new game - Intolerance Top Trumps, Allergy Snap or Aversion Bingo perhaps...?


Richard Gottfried said...

Writing about this dodgy sauce reminded me of a joke I've heard a few variants of. One I found online is attributed to Milton Jones:
“I have a nut allergy. When I was at school the other children used to make me play Russian roulette but force-feeding me a packet of Revels.”

Richard Gottfried said...

Thinking about it, this 'Mint Sauce' could well be the Ace card! It's got to be a sure-fire winner in any round of Sauce Sachet Rummy!

Richard Gottfried said...

Over on Twitter it looks like my minigolf rival Keith 'Doc' Kellard is going to have a crack at making his own 'Mint Sauce'.


Katie said...

They've just listed all 12 of the common allergens you must state if present, by law. Trying too hard to cover themselves!