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 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...?
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.”
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!
Over on Twitter it looks like my minigolf rival Keith 'Doc' Kellard is going to have a crack at making his own 'Mint Sauce'.
They've just listed all 12 of the common allergens you must state if present, by law. Trying too hard to cover themselves!
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