Do Not Buy!

Hosted by Melissa Baldan
Group active since Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Share with the group the items you feel we should never buy. These are food items that you have tried and found to be lower quality or just gross.
Tell us what and describe the reason.

Kimberly Richards
Jul 30, 2014

Buyer Beware!

Hi everyone, I have been away for awhile busy with school but I'm back and I have a very important warning for you: What ever you do, do not purchase anything from IMS Products;( Cooking My Way, Healthy Meals...etc.) These are those recipe cards you get in the mail and you pay so much every month when you receive package after package after package of recipes. Well, I fell for the "Cooking My Way" series and after spending over $200.00 on the series they turned around and discontinued the series without finishing it! I held back a payment because I did not receive it and they actually had the gall to send a credit agency after me for $28.10! I contacted them and told them I would go through my catalogs (plastic containers) and figure out how many I am missing and to my surprise, I am missing 134 recipe cards 64 of which are before they announced they were discontinuing the program...who owes who here??? I was scammed big time and I want everyone to be every aware of these phoney programs. Throw than in the trash and stick to getting your recipes from JAP!

Jerry Frank
Feb 28, 2014

Fish anyone???? Are you sure?

I am just reposting this from what I found out:

After reading I remembered that I purchased Tilapia from Wal-Mart
last week. I read the label and it was just as the article stated "packaged in Jacksonville, FL but processed in China. After reading
it, I threw it in the garbage. At my sister-in-law's suggestion, I took out of the garbage and took it back to Wal-Mart. It had started to
thaw before taking it back and inside the sealed (unopened) wrapper, there were little black particles that appeared to be feces. I took
this e-mail with me and the customer service lady told me that she was familiar with it and as much as her kids liked Tilapia, they don't eat
it anymore. I left the entire e-mail with her because it doesn't just address Tilapia.

DO NOT EAT TILAPIA: Greetings and Salutations...
I read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from
China. Also, I had just returned home from buying Publix & Albertson's 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read "farm raised", and on the bottom in small print it said, "China". I recently saw a Food inspector on TV...
He said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you
throw up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them
want to throw up.

Many of their Fish on Fish Farms are fed Raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would "never" eat any of it. They raise this filth , put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA for YOU to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends. Imported food we eat and the junk we buy

Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are most of Europe's Best.
Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.

Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse
than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world U.S. is next. Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packed here. Watch out for packages which state "prepared for", "packed by" or
"imported by". I don't understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce. The country of origin should be clearly shown
on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers' markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.

Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It's important for all of us. How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or Canada?

FOR EXAMPLE
THE "OUR FAMILY"BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA '. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND. GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China. ALL "HIGH LINER" AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA. THE PACKAGE MAY SAY "PACIFIC SALMON" ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO
THESE FISH.

Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken s--t. If you search the Internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you'll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired anti-biotics from humans. Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China,
Philippines. Check this out . I did. Steinfeld's Pickles are made in India - just as bad! Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia. Also check those little fruit cups.They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China!

While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands! Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended!
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U.S.
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

I bought "Dole" fruit cups from Walmart and when I got home noticed they were "packaged in CHINA"
I threw them away and am very aware of DOLE products now.....and check out the cans etc....
I don't buy any food "packaged in CHINA etc" Watch out for "store brands' also.





THINK ABOUT THIS:

If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our
favor... fast! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.

START NOW and don't stop.
Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are
intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for
granted

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Millie Johnson
Feb 6, 2014

Recipe for Love Contest

I've entered my Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze. A delicious mix of sweet, spicy heat. Please drop by and vote. I would appreciate the support so much ! Thank you ! :)
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C S
Feb 6, 2014

food for love

If you are not entering for your self, may I ask that you would vote for my recipe should you like the dish and the story that goes with it..Thanks a million!

Amy Alusa
Feb 5, 2014

Gotta have!

My daughter took me to Costco where we were introduced to several really nice products. Many were just too expensive to consider. However, there was one that I bought as it didn't seem unreasonable. It was positively out of this world delicious. It was presented and served on a multi-grain cracker, with a dab of cream cheese and just a drop or two of the stuff. From the name, you might think that you wouldn't like it, if you don't like spicy hot. However, served that way, it wasn't at all hot, but just divinely flavorful. You can control the heat, by how much you use; more for hotter, and less for milder. I haven't seen this product anywhere else before, and it is possible that it is only available at Costco...but maybe not. Be on the look out. It is going to be excellent in many applications...I'm thinking especially with pork roast; but my son loves it on a lunch meat sandwich. It would be good on any meat, fish or poultry,; or used as a dip for chicken tenders, and lots of other ideas. It is called: Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce. All natural, gluten free. It comes in a 37 oz. bottle, for about $4.00 something, if I remember correctly. A little goes a long way! It is made by Robert Rothschild Farm and is labeled a Gourmet Sauce. It really is! It is also a NO High Fructose syrup product. I checked out their website and discovered a plethara of wonderful sounding sauces. However, on the website it is considerably more expensive...like 14.99 a bottle! I highly recommend Costco on this one!
By the by....those who would like to try their hand at making their own.... the ingredient list is:
"Roasted Pineapples, Mangos and the robust flavor of Habanero peppers are combined for this tropical Sauce with subtle heat."

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Judy Kaye
Feb 4, 2014

Cuisnart 14 pc. Chefs Pro Classic

My sweet husband bought me the above set from Cuisinart.com on January 6, 2014. I used the six quart stockpot and lid for the first time Saturday, February 1, 2014 to make a large pot of Chicken Vegetable Soup. I had just turned off the pot and put the lid back on and turned my back to let family know that we should get ready to eat when the glass lid exploded. It blew glass everywhere and ruined dinner as glass and the handle also fell into the soup. One of my guests was a little 5 year old boy who had just left the room. Because no one was injured Cuisnart at first refused to do anything. After my son called them back and put his foot down they finally agreed to send a new lid. I have posted pictures so you can see some of the damage. I will never recommend anyone buy cookware with glass lids. I will never buy any Cuisnart product again or recommend them to anyone. I am posting this here at the suggestion of some friends at Chatterbox.

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Bob Wakeman
Feb 3, 2014

Saut'e Express.

I have tried this and say it is not worth the money. You can make your own and it will be better. It say's you only need one square. But one does not cut it. I had to use 3 to really get the flavor from it. Just not worth the money..

Millie Johnson
Feb 3, 2014

Monsanto owned seed names. Do you have any ?

Hi everybody ! Sharon invited me to join and share this info for the folks who buy seeds for growing their own veggies.
I thought this was interesting and I sure was surprised on a few of the names on the list. Where does the seed you buy really come from ? An interesting question...

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