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Gravy-to-Go

Li'l packets of GRAVY!!
 
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For years I've enjoyed those breakfast biscuit/english muffin/tortilla sandwiches at fast food places, but I've always found them a little bit dry and hard to swallow at times...they need some kind of condiment...a breakfast sandwich lubricant. I'm sure that some people put catsup or jelly or something of that sort, but that never really appealed to me. Then it dawned on me. GRAVY!! Little packets of delicious white gravy. Gravy to go! Now you can have biscuits and gravy with no fork required! No more near choking episodes when your egg and cheese biscuit gets stuck to the back of your throat! Little packets of gravy. I'm really excited about this.
JulieVictim, Aug 18 2004

Spravy http://www.halfbake...e_20Aerosol_20Gravy
[hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Straight Dope on jam, jelly, marmalade, and preserves. http://www.straight...ssics/a951124a.html
Just in case you're curious. [Machiavelli, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Gravy to go. http://www.labimex....leria/ang/dg/13.htm
Klops! A great name, and it's portable gravy. [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       don't take much to get you excited, julie!
po, Aug 18 2004
  

       //a breakfast sandwich lubricant// doesn't sound too appetizing. But little packets of gravy sounds like a great idea. Put some on your croissant.
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004
  

       I'm really excited about this, too.
yabba do yabba dabba, Aug 18 2004
  

       [contracts], you're such a party pooper.
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004
  

       Spravy...yeah, yeah, I read that when I did a search for gravy-related ideas, but Spravy would never work! Gravy-to-Go makes all the sense in the world, and it would taste good! It's so simple!
JulieVictim, Aug 18 2004
  

       I'm not sure why I seem to be ending everything in exclamation marks today...I guess I just feel passionately about gravy...is that so wrong??
JulieVictim, Aug 18 2004
  

       //Little packets of delicious white gravy//
Note for UKians: This is not a contradiction. Some people actually do ingest stuff that is not the product of reduced meat fat/bones, basting material, seasoning, water and cornflower.
They *also* call it 'gravy'.
gnomethang, Aug 18 2004
  

       I think "Spravy" should be deleted in favor of Gravy-to-go. (!)
phundug, Aug 18 2004
  

       Naah! - I just re-read 'Spravy' - that's the one for me!
gnomethang, Aug 18 2004
  

       [hippo] I think it's clearly different from Spravy. Little packets. Not spray. I can't imagine them handing out an entire can of Spravy at a fast food place.
Worldgineer, Aug 18 2004
  

       Nor can you carry Spravy in your pocket.
phundug, Aug 18 2004
  

       *Further notes for UKians*
Biscuit = Bun/bread roll (I think, or maybe scone)
Catsup = Not cruel to beings of a feline inclination, actually ketchup
Jelly = Doesn't wobble, really means jam
Gravy = As pointed out by the gnome, in the US this is like a white sauce, yum!
  

       Sauces in packets are way baked and any self-respecting breakfast sandwich (e.g. bacon, soss, fried egg, grilled mushroom 'n' tomato etc.) should contain so much saturated fat that lubrication problems are not an issue. I am therefore withholding my continental breakfast item.
squeak, Aug 19 2004
  

       Just curious - What do people in the US call UK-style gravy?
zen_tom, Aug 19 2004
  

       Gravy?
skinflaps, Aug 19 2004
  

       white (?) gravy would be white sauce I suppose.
po, Aug 19 2004
  

       White gravy is really nothing more than rue + milk + pepper & salt. It can have some kind of meat fat in it (bacon, sausage, chicken), but it doesn't have to. It's also called country style gravy, sawmill gravy or milk gravy. Oh! There's also this stuff in the South called red-eye gravy. It consists of ham drippings, flour, milk, and a cup of coffee...sounds awful, but apparently it's wonderful. Of course we also have typical brown meat gravies, but white gravy with breakfast is typical. I don't really associate a particular type of gravy with the UK.   

       And yes, a biscuit is a roll of sorts, but it's made with baking soda and powder for a leavening agent instead of yeast, so it's very fluffy and somewhat dry...definitely needs a lubricant to go down easily.
JulieVictim, Aug 19 2004
  

       Honey on my biscuits is lube enough for me.   

       By the way, UKians...most Americans say "ketchup," not "catsup." There was even a TV show (King of Queens) where they made fun of people who say "catsup" (no offense, Julie!). I think it might be a regional thing. And jelly and jam are two different things: Jelly is made from fruit juice and so has no fruit bits. Jam is made by boiling fruit and does have fruit bits (got that from www.straightdope.com).
Machiavelli, Aug 19 2004
  

       Aha! Now that I understand what you mean by gravy, this is starting to build up momentum! I too am excited and will use exclamation marks! UK gravy (meat juices, water and cornflower usually, or even worse, 'Bisto') is occasionally nice but usually revolting. White sauce on the other hand is versatile and delicious. I have a deep hatred of dry sandwiches and usually smother them in high-fat mayo, but this would be less oily and better for you. Find it by the till next to the packets of ketchup, mustard and mayo. You may put some on your croissant.   

       <pedant> White sauce is made from a 'roux' </pedant>   

       Oh yes, welcome to the halfbakery.
wagster, Aug 19 2004
  

       So, I went in search of gravy on McDonald's website. When large food corporations think about mass producing such an item, instead of a nice packaged roux of milk, seasonings, and animal fat, you're probably going to get something like this:   

       (from McDonald's) Biscuit Dressing- Partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, natural (dairy source) and artificial flavors, TBHQ (to protect flavor), citric acid, artificial color (beta carotene), dimethylpolysiloxane.
tchaikovsky, Aug 19 2004
  

       Mmmmmm, dimethylpolysiloxane.
Machiavelli, Aug 19 2004
  

       //dimethylpolysiloxane.// oh fuck, someone put sugar in mine.
po, Aug 19 2004
  

       [wagster], *blush* pardon my French! Roux. Noted.   

       [Machiavelli], do people actually say cat-sup? I pronounce it like ketchup...I'm not sure why I spell it the way I do. Perhaps a change is in order.   

       [tchaikovsky], well thank God for TBHQ...although I have no idea why or how flavor is protected, I sleep better at night knowing that it is. THE FLAVOR MUST BE PROTECTED!
JulieVictim, Aug 19 2004
  

       White Sauce cold! That's not lubricant, it's glue. Far too American for my palette.
BillyBB, Aug 19 2004
  

       This should be in a micro-wavable bag.
zigness, Aug 20 2004
  

       It better say "Caution: Contents May Be Hot" or you'll be sued like crazy.   

       ....don't ask me who sue is, but trust me, she IS crazy.   

         

         

         

       Was that funny?
macncheesy, Aug 20 2004
  

       Yes Julie, some people actually do pronounce it "catsup." I guess is takes all sorts of people to make this crazy world, eh?
Machiavelli, Aug 20 2004
  
      
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