Brockley man discovers alternative to mung beans

Courtesy of Emily, who spotted this beauty in the Guardian.

The paper explains:

A mouse found in a tin of Sainsbury's own-brand baked beans by Robert Howard, from Brockley, south-east London. According to the manufacturer the creature had been cooked in the tin. Eek!

32 comments:

max said...

Best ever post title.

NAT said...

You can buy sausages and beans in a tin as well. Good Honest Fare.

Mb said...

Looks a bet than this....the definition of honest fare

http://diary.piku.org.uk/2011/09/23/all-day-breakfast-in-a-tin/

Anonymous said...

Seems like decent fare.

I quite like the baked beans and sausages from Sainsburys.

Max Farnham said...

Put a premium on it! Its free range, artisan, organic, fair trade etc...

Anonymous said...

Cockroach shit in the fried chicken and now this! Poor honest fare brigade. Still, at this rate they'll all be dead soon.

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon1156 - comment of the day!

Anonymous said...

He mentioned honest fare so Nick will be deleting his comment

Anonymous said...

Once, I saw a rat in [redacted] chicken shop in Brockley. It was sitting on the floor quite peacefully and happily gnawing on a piece of chicken. I pointed it out to a male customer in the shop who immediately lerched over, picked up the poor rat and flung it over the road. The rat only just missed being splattered on the windscreen of a 172 bus. On hitting the gutter, the poor creature sustained a leg injury and proceeded to hoble around. The male customer, struck with a pang of guilt, picked up the piece of chicken the rat had been nibbling on, left the shop, crossed the road and gave it back to the injured rat which gnawed on, although not quite as contentedly, as you can imagine.

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely story. Like a Brockley version of "Animals of Farthing Wood". I hope the rat was happy to be reunited with his fare.

Anonymous said...

But was the rat working class, an honest son of toil or a louche bourgeoise sort who lost his way?

Anonymous said...

Some are born into honesty, others have honesty thrust upon them. But if you're one of the unlucky ones, you can become honest by eating in one of Brockley's honest eating establishments such as The Barge, Morleys, Top Chef, Central Cafe or Broca.

Anonymous said...

So honest=cheap?

Rhubarb!

stupid is as stupid does

Tamsin said...

Anon, yesterday 15.50 - That is such a classic! A story that has everything. Thanks.

headhunter said...

It's also clearly rubbish... a rat wouldn't just sit about gnawing on a bone in plain view and allow itself to be picked up and thrown under a bus!

Anonymous said...

Headhunter, until you've sampled decent fare you have no opinion on this story.

Anonymous said...

Box of chicken and chips and a fanta vs one artisan tart and salad garnish.

This is why the honest fare movement was born, to protect the rights and culture of indigenous Brockleyites.

Anonymous said...

"Chicken and chips and a fanta." That was my favourite meal when I was 12 too.

max said...

Who cares is a rat wouldn't do that, it's a good story, like Christmas!

BTW, also excellent fiction about rats and shitty food is Blue Rat, one of the best episodes of 15 Storeys High (in part shot at Ladywell Pool).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TkMHu0gGg

Anonymous said...

I'd happily eat that now. Brockley's more fun when you don't live it behind an artisan vegetarian ego.

Anonymous said...

That doesn't even make sense. All that Fanta must be rotting your tiny brain.

Pete said...

Anon 20:22

Why the aggression? Fanta is a honest drink.

Not everybody can afford a latte from Browns every morning.

Anonymous said...

One contains coffee and milk, the other contains:

Carbonated water, sugar, orange fruit from concentrate (5%), citric acid, vegetable concentrates (carrot and pumpkin), natural orange flavouring with other natural flavourings, preservative (potassium sorbate), malic acid, acidity regulator (sodium citrate), sweeteners (acesulfame-K, aspartame), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), stabiliser (guar gum). Contains a source of phenylalanine.

Fanta is quite the chemical cocktail.

Anonymous said...

"Fanta is a honest drink."

A. Partridge

Anonymous said...

All of the above are "natural ingredients" as mungos would say.

Nothing wrong with fanta, but the snobbery on here is breathtaking.

Pete said...

The dairy industry is immoral and we shouldn't drink milk from other species as it is bad for us.

Therefore a white coffee is worse in every way than a can of honest ice cold Fanta or indeed Tango.

Anonymous said...


You've been Tangoed!

Remember that cheerful refrain after the school bully whacked you on both cheeks mimicking that woeful TV advert for Tango?

Perhaps if you had been Tangoed a bit more, he might have knocked some sense into you.

Maybe it is too late.

Asparamine, that key sweetner in these fizzy sugary drinks, causes brain lesions.

Turns you into a troll.


Anonymous said...

Do you mean 'Aspartame', Mungo?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame#Safety_and_approval_controversies

"Aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries worldwide,[51][52] with FDA officials describing aspartame as "one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved" and its safety as "clear cut",[53] but has been the subject of several controversies, hoaxes[3] and health scares.[54]"

I think you'd better go back to having your food recommendations given to you by the Quorn company.

Anonymous said...

You have a touching faith in the integrity of the US food regulatory system.

Do you imagine it is completely immune to the influence of Big Food professional lobbyists and their sponsored research?

Now you may like to eat these sugar water concoctions and you may not really give a damn about your health or that of anyone else.

That is up to you.

I am sure your faith in the food that is sold in the cheaper shops of our shopping parade gives you plenty of time to spend you cash on the whatever floats your boat.

Brockley provides a great many non-food indulgences: betting shops, tobacconists, off-license, drugs.

Thats your choice.

If you are not interested in food and regard healthy eating and tasty food as an over-rated indulgence.

Then simply shut your gob when the subject comes up.

terrencetrentderby said...

Whoa Jamie Oliver no need to be threatening!

Have a ice cold Lilt and chill out.

Anonymous said...

Fast food trolls!

They just ain't pukka.

Anonymous said...

Fanta is a child's drink.

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