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Cumbrae's Other Stuff

Atahualpa | Oct 29, 2006 04:25 AM

So, I bought Cumbrae's pulled pork and some truffle butter this week when I was in getting some bones, some Berkshire and some brisket. I have long used their stocks and demi and liked them both. I hadn't tried any of their other prepared stuff because it is all so expensive (or at least more expensive than I was/am willing to pay to blindly try the stuff).

However, I had heard good things about the pulled pork so thought I'd give it a try ($11 for a 10cm Wide/20 cm Long/3 cm Deep tray full). The truffle butter looked too good to be true with flecks of black throughout ($7 for about 100 grams).

Well the pulled pork was fantastic. Really juicy and well pulled -- possitively adictive. The truffle butter is really good and has a strong truffle flavour, but it is also clear that the black is cremini mushroom and that adds a fairly strong cremini flavour to the mix which I didn't expect and wouldn't pay anywhere near $7 for again -- it was too good to be true.

But given how good the pulled pork was, and how good their stocks and demi are, I figrue there must be other great things worth the price.

The lasagna looks really good and the package seems to make it clear that it is properly made with bechamel and ragu -- but at $17 for a tray that would only just feed our family of three, I'd like to hear from anyone who has tried it. I'm also curious about their spreads, patés, and pot-pies.


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