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Beetroot Insurrection

Take THAT Golden Arches!
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(Background: McDonald's in Australia have recently taken the burger with beetroot (called the 'McOz' here) off their menu. It was the only item they sold that could claim to have any flavour, texture or nutritive value.)

Individually packaged, hamburger-diameter, slices of beetroot. Drawn from the pocket and ostentatiously unwrapped and inserted into whatever abomination has been thrust across the counter. With a sniffy "NOW it at least LOOKS like a hamburger..", the dripping red mess of packaging is left on the counter as one storms off.

ConsulFlaminicus, Apr 04 2008

A Beetburger Recipe: http://www.delicioustv.com/blog/?p=87
Now more colorful particles! [Amos Kito, Apr 04 2008, last modified Apr 05 2008]


       Two questions:
1) it appears to be just a slice of beetroot; is this correct?
2) given that McD sells abominations, why go there?
angel, Apr 04 2008

       Beetroot on a burger? Madness.
calum, Apr 04 2008

       Being that today is the equivalent to the end of the world day, since the date is 04-04-08. (4+4=8 and 8 is the numerical equivalent of eternity), it jumps out at me that you just might be on to something.   

       Also, I had a dream two days ago of a massive worldwide earthquake. In that case you are definately right.   

       Insurgent beets are everywhere...duck
blissmiss, Apr 04 2008

       Not much of an insurrection if you're still paying for it. . .
ryokan, Apr 04 2008

jaksplat, Apr 05 2008

       this isn't an idea, it's just poorly expressed cultural frustration.   

       also asking McDonalds to be more culturally sensitive to gastronomically delicate Australians is somewhat silly.
mylodon, Apr 05 2008

       //gastronomically delicate Australians// Quite. One can't get a decent sheep's testicle stew at McDonald's here and they simply refuse to provide wombat liver pate alongside their little packets of vegemite.   

       [rcarty] the burger with a pickle is called a 'Junior Burger' here. Quite ironic really, since the first thing the kids do is take out the bitter pickle and ask for some beetroot or fried onions to put in!
ConsulFlaminicus, Apr 05 2008

       It's almost reason enough for me to storm into my local McDonald's and demand a McOzz. OF course, they'd just stare at me with a weed-induced glaze in their Califonian eyes if I did... same as usual.
ye_river_xiv, Apr 05 2008

       //asking McDonalds to be more culturally sensitive to gastronomically delicate Australians is somewhat silly//
If not simply downright oxymoronic.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 05 2008

       How to have fun at McDonalds:   

       You: What sizes do your McNuggets come in? Mc: 3, 6, 9 or 12 You: Ok I will have half a dozen Mc: Sorry we only sell them in 3, 6, 9 or 12   

       But seriously they removed the McOz? How fucking insensitive. If they take beef burgers off the menu in India, dammit they shoud put beets in burgers in Australia.
sprogga, Apr 06 2008

       Why waste a perfectly good foodstuff when a mixture of raw sewage, waste battery acid and pureed animal offal would do just as good a job ?
8th of 7, Apr 06 2008

       Because they don't serve the former.
Spacecoyote, Apr 06 2008


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