THE MODERN MINT BLOG
GIN AND YOGHURT. TOGETHER.
Really. We know. Gin and YOGHURT!
Ridiculous. But then these food consultants (development chefs?) are suggesting there is more to come. We get Heston Blumenthal doing some wonderful things, but do you really trust Sainsbury’s with your food?
When Heston Blumenthal makes a weird mixture of a dish, it is so expensive – which is appropriate – because then it becomes an event. You pay a lot of money to eat something weird.
The price validates the dinner.
When Sainsbury’s make something weird, they try to make it cheap. So everyone can have a bit, everyone can like it, they can make money.
It is not an event, with Sainsbury’s, it is an assault on the senses!
Please don’t bother buying it, or trying it. It won’t be worth it.
Though we doubt that poor sales will be proof to Sainsbury’s that they should stop messing about with our grub. It will probably just make them work harder, longer hours, whipping and roasting their development chefs until they are steaming from the ears with new ideas for ugly recipes.
Pan-fried llama with a concrete topping?
Fish and Chupa Chups?
Leek and Annyong Soup?
Stick to what works well, especially when it comes to Gin.
Which means checking out our tried and tested recommendations for the best gin in the UK this year. Go now! Enjoy!
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