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Armour Treet (meat in a can)

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Armour Treet (meat in a can)

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from Wayne, PA

Comments about Armour Treet (meat in a can):

I don't understand why anyone would want to eat this stuff. I mean, it has no nutritional value, and only God knows what part of the leftover dead chickens and pigs gets processed and put in that can.  I can't even be in the same house if someone wants to open a can of canned meat. I mean, unless it is cat or dog food.

 So I would suggest a nice healthy vegetarian alternative to this and Spam and hash and all the other horrors in a can.   If you are really that hungry, please have a peanut butter sandwich or some other healthy, cruelty free meal.  Eating this stuff will kill you.

Is this what you want to feed yourself or your family? Learn what they mean on those food labels.

This is taken from the USDA Fact Sheet -here is the URL.


** **MECHANICALLY SEPARATED MEAT **is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing bones with attached edible meat under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. In 1982, a final rule published by FSIS on mechanically separated meat said it was safe and established a standard of identity for the food product. Some restrictions were made on how much can be used and the type of products in which it can be used. These restrictions were based on concerns for limited intake of certain components in MSM, like calcium. Due to FSIS regulations enacted in 2004 to protect consumers against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, mechanically separated beef is considered inedible and is prohibited for use as human food. However, mechanically separated pork is permitted and must be labeled as "mechanically separated pork" in the ingredients statement. **MECHANICALLY SEPARATED POULTRY** is a paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones with attached edible tissue through a sieve or similar device under high pressure to separate bone from the edible tissue. Mechanically separated poultry has been used in poultry products since 1969. In 1995, a final rule on mechanically separated poultry said it would be used without restrictions. However, it must be labeled as *"mechanically separated chicken or turkey"* in the ingredients statement. The final rule became effective November 4, 1996. **

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


No way!


from Williamsport, MD

Comments about Armour Treet (meat in a can):

Well, I guess I'd eat this if I was low on cash or didn't have anything else to eat.  But, have you read what is in this stuff & the amount of fat & calories, etc.?  No way is it good for you.  I can think of a lot of other items that you can buy with little cash that would be much better for you such as peanut butter.   Actually a peanut butter & jelly sandwich would be better for your health than this stuff & it would stay with you longer.

(35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)


We grew up on knock off Spam - Treet meat in a can. Yum.


from southern, NC

Comments about Armour Treet (meat in a can):

We grew up eating Treet meat in a can. Treet meat is kind of like Spam in can, but it's usually cheaper. That accounts for why we were Treet eaters rather than Spam eaters I'd wager to guess.

I had in mind that Treet was a southern canned meat. It even says it's like Virginia baked ham on the can, so it sounds like it's southern. WRONG. Chicago can claim this canned meat put out by the Armour company. Go Chicago. 

Folks around here use Treet just like Spam. Hunters and fishermen take it out and eat it cold sliced. At home, it's usually fried and served on white bread with mustard - the yellow cheap mustard.  

The slime in the can is not near as gross with Treat. That does, however, mean that it's harder to get Treet out of the can. Poke some holes in the bottom of the can with a knife. Then run the knife around the edges inside the can where the meat hugs the can. Out it pops. Sometimes with a whoosh sound. Sometimes you need to cuss and repeat the process.

As far as the taste, Treet is made with chicken and ham while Spam is made with ham and pork. I shall not ask what's pork, since ham is pork suggesting spare pork parts I'd rather not know about. Treet is probably spare parts too, but ham and chicken does not sound so very suspect.

Treet does, in fact, taste more like ham than Spam. With Spam, it's hard to tell with all that salt. Treet is not nearly as salty. The texture is also firmer - more like meat than . . . well . . . Spam. The color and everything suggests meat with Armour Treet while Spam is Spam is Spam.

I'm not knocking Spam . . . just saying. Treet is a block of meat in a can just like Spam, but Treet is a different experience. We'll eat good old salty Spam or meatier tasting Treet. Not too often. Just keep a can or two on hand for emergencies. Power goes out. Don't feel like really cooking. Out with a can of meat.

Spam has done a much better job marketing and has much better name recognition. I think everyone knows about Spam. Treet is a sleeper. It's cheaper though and more like real meat. Plus it's not nearly as gooey coming out of the can. I buy Treet, unless Spam is on sale. Either is fine. Both are kind of funny products. Meat hunks in a can. Even more mysterious than Chicken Nuggets.


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