Monday, September 20, 2010

Dollar Store Eats: Prem

 Being that we here in the United States are in one of the worst recessions in history, I thought it would be a good idea to review some Dollar Store grub for all you thrifty consumers out there.
Today's review is Prem, the dollar stores answer to Hormels SPAM, or Armors Treet. For just a buck you get 7ozs of mechanically separated chicken and pork goodness.

 Somehow they manage to pack a mountain of salt and fat into the little 7oz can. If you ate all 7ozs you would get 3115mgs of sodium or 130% of your entire daily value. As far as fat goes, there is 28 grams in the can, a truly impressive amount for such a little portion. Needless to say all health nuts, and well pretty much anyone should stay away from this.

When you open up the can you see this.

 Being a giving person, I decided to let my coworkers participate in the Prem sampling. There eyes lit up like children on Christmas morning. Or it might have been some other look in there eyes, im not sure. The prem was sliced into 4 pieces.

 Taste wise, it really tasted like Armor's Treet. Very Salty and fatty. We used to carry cans of Treet on my tank when I was in the Army. The main reason being you didn't know when your next meal would be, and the Treet would not spoil sitting in the storage areas of the tank. Being that I am no longer in the Army, I have no idea why anyone would eat this. You might as well go with Spam which is of a  much higher quality, and comes in a low sodium version so that your arteries dont burst immediately after eating it.
 My dog wasn't even that impressed with the Prem, and she is not the pickiest eater in the world.
Should I ?
I dont think so

  So if you are in the market for some shelf stable, fatty, salty, bologna, in a can. Then Prem just might be for you. Others might want to pass.

Prem: 2/10  
As a survival food: 3/10 (You might want to trap a rat first)

Bought at the Dollar Store on Camp Horn Rd
Price $1.00  

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