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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Imagine brand gravy

    Is anyone familiar with this stuff? I think it is new. It's gluten free.
    Comes in a box. I am using the mushroom right now to make a tuna casserole.
    Really good stuff and really convenient. Yes, I know gravy is easy to make
    but we do like this stuff.

    The problem? I don't know how to get it open! There is this little plastic
    tab that looks like you would just pull it off. But under the tab is a
    sharp little bit that impales your finger. What I have resorted to doing is
    forcing the tab up with a butter knife, then using the same knife to push in
    the little cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip that is on there
    where the gravy pours out of. Somehow I feel like I want to tear it off
    much like you would on other boxed things like soups, but it doesn't want to
    do that.

    Am I just being stupid? Daughter couldn't figure out how to open it either
    and she is usually good with these things.

    Thanks!



  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:39:28 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:

    > The problem? I don't know how to get it open! There is this little plastic
    > tab that looks like you would just pull it off. But under the tab is a
    > sharp little bit that impales your finger. What I have resorted to doing is
    > forcing the tab up with a butter knife, then using the same knife to push in
    > the little cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip that is on there
    > where the gravy pours out of. Somehow I feel like I want to tear it off
    > much like you would on other boxed things like soups, but it doesn't want to
    > do that.


    You lost me at, "cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip".
    It's one of those thigs you have to see to believe. And there rae
    no pictures of the spout on the web.

    Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    too.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:39:28 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> The problem? I don't know how to get it open! There is this little
    >> plastic
    >> tab that looks like you would just pull it off. But under the tab is a
    >> sharp little bit that impales your finger. What I have resorted to doing
    >> is
    >> forcing the tab up with a butter knife, then using the same knife to push
    >> in
    >> the little cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip that is on there
    >> where the gravy pours out of. Somehow I feel like I want to tear it off
    >> much like you would on other boxed things like soups, but it doesn't want
    >> to
    >> do that.

    >
    > You lost me at, "cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip".
    > It's one of those thigs you have to see to believe. And there rae
    > no pictures of the spout on the web.
    >
    > Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    > figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    > too.


    I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like Ball
    Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured ones.
    Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not those.



  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    >> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    >> too.

    >
    > I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like Ball
    > Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    > while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured ones.
    > Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not those.


    I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.

    That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)

    -sw

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    >>> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    >>> too.

    >>
    >> I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like Ball
    >> Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    >> while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured
    >> ones.
    >> Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not
    >> those.

    >
    > I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    > wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.
    >
    > That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    > different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    > franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)


    I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the Rice
    Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.

    I did get coupons for Totally Toddler.

    Oh yes, I did make a complaint about a female product that had been changed
    and not for the better. No response on that.

    Will write to them now and see what they say. Perhaps I will get a coupon.



  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    >>>> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    >>>> too.
    >>>
    >>> I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like Ball
    >>> Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    >>> while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured
    >>> ones.
    >>> Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not
    >>> those.

    >>
    >> I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    >> wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.
    >>
    >> That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    >> different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    >> franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)

    >
    > I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    > complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the Rice
    > Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.


    I just had some Chex Mix (Cheddar flavor) for the first time in a
    decade and as I was fishing around in the bag, figuring something
    was missing. Hmmm. Pretzels..Cheese Zits..Wheat Chex..Corn
    Chex... AHA! NO RICE CHEX!!

    What a ripoff. Rice Chex are the best Chex there are.

    -sw

  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    >>>>> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    >>>>> too.
    >>>>
    >>>> I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like
    >>>> Ball
    >>>> Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    >>>> while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured
    >>>> ones.
    >>>> Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not
    >>>> those.
    >>>
    >>> I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    >>> wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.
    >>>
    >>> That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    >>> different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    >>> franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)

    >>
    >> I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    >> complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the
    >> Rice
    >> Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.

    >
    > I just had some Chex Mix (Cheddar flavor) for the first time in a
    > decade and as I was fishing around in the bag, figuring something
    > was missing. Hmmm. Pretzels..Cheese Zits..Wheat Chex..Corn
    > Chex... AHA! NO RICE CHEX!!
    >
    > What a ripoff. Rice Chex are the best Chex there are.


    I never liked Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snackin's. I guess I just don't like
    assorted foods that are mixed. I never liked bridge mix either and was not
    overly fond of mixed nuts.



  8. #8
    isw Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    In article <iepak8$bap$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    > >
    > >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]..
    > >>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:[email protected]..
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    > >>>>> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    > >>>>> too.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like
    > >>>> Ball
    > >>>> Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once in a
    > >>>> while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef, uncured
    > >>>> ones.
    > >>>> Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not
    > >>>> those.
    > >>>
    > >>> I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    > >>> wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.
    > >>>
    > >>> That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    > >>> different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    > >>> franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)
    > >>
    > >> I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    > >> complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the
    > >> Rice
    > >> Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.

    > >
    > > I just had some Chex Mix (Cheddar flavor) for the first time in a
    > > decade and as I was fishing around in the bag, figuring something
    > > was missing. Hmmm. Pretzels..Cheese Zits..Wheat Chex..Corn
    > > Chex... AHA! NO RICE CHEX!!
    > >
    > > What a ripoff. Rice Chex are the best Chex there are.

    >
    > I never liked Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snackin's.


    The store-bought ones are rather weak on flavor. I love home-made chex
    mix; it's a holiday tradition in my household. We make several big
    batches every year.

    Isaac

  9. #9
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, Sqwertz <[email protected]> posted on
    Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:55:59 -0600 the following:

    > I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    > wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.


    I don't like Ballpark Franks, either. When I slice into one crossways, it
    makes me imagine what it would be like to slice into a dog penis. Just
    the plain old basic Oscar Meyer cheapy kiddie weenie is better than a
    Ballpark Frank. Yuck!

    Damaeus

  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "isw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:isw-46C233.22084720122010@[216.168.3.50]...
    > In article <iepak8$bap$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news:[email protected]..
    >> >>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:29:11 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>> Email them and tell them you want your money back since you can't
    >> >>>>> figure out how to open it :-) Tell them you LOVE Ball Park franks,
    >> >>>>> too.
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> I might e-mail them and ask them how to open it. But I do NOT like
    >> >>>> Ball
    >> >>>> Park franks, much less love them. I do not like any franks. Once
    >> >>>> in a
    >> >>>> while I buy franks for husband and daughter, but usually beef,
    >> >>>> uncured
    >> >>>> ones.
    >> >>>> Sometimes I buy some from Costco. Can't remember the brand but not
    >> >>>> those.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    >> >>> wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> That would be interesting test, though. Write another letter from
    >> >>> different fictitious person and tell them how much I love their
    >> >>> franks. Anybody want to place bets on possible outcomes? :-)
    >> >>
    >> >> I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written
    >> >> a
    >> >> complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the
    >> >> Rice
    >> >> Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.
    >> >
    >> > I just had some Chex Mix (Cheddar flavor) for the first time in a
    >> > decade and as I was fishing around in the bag, figuring something
    >> > was missing. Hmmm. Pretzels..Cheese Zits..Wheat Chex..Corn
    >> > Chex... AHA! NO RICE CHEX!!
    >> >
    >> > What a ripoff. Rice Chex are the best Chex there are.

    >>
    >> I never liked Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snackin's.

    >
    > The store-bought ones are rather weak on flavor. I love home-made chex
    > mix; it's a holiday tradition in my household. We make several big
    > batches every year.


    My mom used to make it every Christmas. It always smelled good, but I
    didn't like the flavor.



  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Damaeus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In news:rec.food.cooking, Sqwertz <[email protected]> posted on
    > Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:55:59 -0600 the following:
    >
    >> I thought maybe you might get a better response than I did when I
    >> wrote Sara Lee and told them their Ball Park franks suck big time.

    >
    > I don't like Ballpark Franks, either. When I slice into one crossways, it
    > makes me imagine what it would be like to slice into a dog penis. Just
    > the plain old basic Oscar Meyer cheapy kiddie weenie is better than a
    > Ballpark Frank. Yuck!


    Oh dear gawd! Now I have that image in my mind.

    When Angela was young, I would occasionally get her wieners. In those days
    they were probably Oscar Mayer. I don't really remember. I had to cut them
    up so she wouldn't choke on them. And they work squirt. Makes me ill to
    think about it.



  12. #12
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> posted on
    Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800 the following:

    > I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    > complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the Rice
    > Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.
    >
    > I did get coupons for Totally Toddler.
    >
    > Oh yes, I did make a complaint about a female product that had been changed
    > and not for the better. No response on that.


    Gosh, imagine sanitary napkins lined with the material used to make the
    coarse version of Brillo pads. They could be marketed to women who have
    both periods and pubic lice. Just drop something nonchalantly on the
    floor, then simply bend over to get relief instead of clawing your crabs.
    That or you can carry around your boom box with your "You Should Be
    Dancing" CD so you can dance like John Travolta in the checkout line. You
    can collect tips and nobody will know you're just relieving pubic itch.

    ....hypothetically. I'm not saying you have crabs.

    Damaeus

  13. #13
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> posted on
    Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:32:10 -0800 the following:

    > I never liked Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snackin's. I guess I just don't like
    > assorted foods that are mixed. I never liked bridge mix either and was not
    > overly fond of mixed nuts.


    It's surprising you like usenet if you don't like mixed nuts.

    Damaeus

  14. #14
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:18:57 -0600, Damaeus wrote:

    > I don't like Ballpark Franks, either. When I slice into one crossways, it
    > makes me imagine what it would be like to slice into a dog penis.


    Think of it as your own penis, then. Pretend it's a bun-size 1/4lb
    hot dog if you'd like.

    :-(

    -sw

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:27:29 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:

    > When Angela was young, I would occasionally get her wieners. In those days
    > they were probably Oscar Mayer. I don't really remember. I had to cut them
    > up so she wouldn't choke on them. And they work squirt. Makes me ill to
    > think about it.


    The Ball Park franks have instructions on the package that specify
    for children under 5, the hot dog should be split, and the cut
    crosswise before serving.

    It's no wonder they keep having to downgrade the ingredients. It's
    to pay the lawyers to come up with those instructions.

    -sw

  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:27:29 -0800, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> When Angela was young, I would occasionally get her wieners. In those
    >> days
    >> they were probably Oscar Mayer. I don't really remember. I had to cut
    >> them
    >> up so she wouldn't choke on them. And they work squirt. Makes me ill to
    >> think about it.

    >
    > The Ball Park franks have instructions on the package that specify
    > for children under 5, the hot dog should be split, and the cut
    > crosswise before serving.
    >
    > It's no wonder they keep having to downgrade the ingredients. It's
    > to pay the lawyers to come up with those instructions.


    No such instructions that I knew of when Angela was little. And even though
    she was not a kid prone to choking, I did know enough to cut up hot dogs and
    grapes before giving them to her. Sadly, a lot of people seem not to know
    this.

    Eek! I know see that I wrote, "they work squirt". That should say they
    "would". Sorry.



  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Damaeus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In news:rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> posted on
    > Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:03 -0800 the following:
    >
    >> I don't usually write to companies. I don't think I have ever written a
    >> complaint. I have written to thank them. Never got a response on the
    >> Rice
    >> Chex. I thanked them for making them gluten free.
    >>
    >> I did get coupons for Totally Toddler.
    >>
    >> Oh yes, I did make a complaint about a female product that had been
    >> changed
    >> and not for the better. No response on that.

    >
    > Gosh, imagine sanitary napkins lined with the material used to make the
    > coarse version of Brillo pads. They could be marketed to women who have
    > both periods and pubic lice. Just drop something nonchalantly on the
    > floor, then simply bend over to get relief instead of clawing your crabs.
    > That or you can carry around your boom box with your "You Should Be
    > Dancing" CD so you can dance like John Travolta in the checkout line. You
    > can collect tips and nobody will know you're just relieving pubic itch.
    >
    > ...hypothetically. I'm not saying you have crabs.


    Oh good grief! Now that's two unsavory images you have planted in my mind.
    Thank you very much! Not!!!



  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Damaeus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In news:rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> posted on
    > Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:32:10 -0800 the following:
    >
    >> I never liked Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snackin's. I guess I just don't
    >> like
    >> assorted foods that are mixed. I never liked bridge mix either and was
    >> not
    >> overly fond of mixed nuts.

    >
    > It's surprising you like usenet if you don't like mixed nuts.


    Hahaha. Actually the reason I don't like them is that I don't like cashews.
    Well that's not entirely true. Raw ones are fine. And I have used them to
    make nut cheese. Yeah, I can see some sort of sick joke out of that. But
    you mix in an orange and some yellow or orange bell pepper, some salt and if
    you want a spicy cheese, even hot pepper. Could be one or two other things
    I've forgotten. Process in the food processor and you will have a tasty,
    dairy free dip. Dehydrate at a low temp for slices of cheese. But I
    digress.

    I do not like roasted cashews. They are just too oily and I don't care for
    the flavor. I find that when you mix them with something else it gives a
    slight roasted cashew flavor to whatever they are mixed with.

    Last Christmas I got two cans of mixed cashews and macadamia nuts as a gift.
    Ppppyuck! You would think after knowing me for 51 years that the gift
    givers (who shall remain nameless) would know that it is my brother and not
    me who likes cashews. But no. I gave one to the food bank and kept one,
    thinking my husband would eat them. He didn't. Had my daughter take them
    to school for a party. Hopefully somebody ate them. And now we'll see what
    I get *this* Christmas!



  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1fzs7qmn9k7ei$.[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:18:57 -0600, Damaeus wrote:
    >
    >> I don't like Ballpark Franks, either. When I slice into one crossways,
    >> it
    >> makes me imagine what it would be like to slice into a dog penis.

    >
    > Think of it as your own penis, then. Pretend it's a bun-size 1/4lb
    > hot dog if you'd like.
    >
    > :-(


    Oh dear. This isn't getting any better, is it? And I have a huge Costco
    package of Italian sweet sausages in my fridge. Also have two packages of
    Little Smokies. And I will have to look at them.



  20. #20
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Imagine brand gravy


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:iep0gf$6d8$[email protected]..
    > Is anyone familiar with this stuff? I think it is new. It's gluten free.
    > Comes in a box. I am using the mushroom right now to make a tuna
    > casserole. Really good stuff and really convenient. Yes, I know gravy is
    > easy to make but we do like this stuff.
    >
    > The problem? I don't know how to get it open! There is this little
    > plastic tab that looks like you would just pull it off. But under the tab
    > is a sharp little bit that impales your finger. What I have resorted to
    > doing is forcing the tab up with a butter knife, then using the same knife
    > to push in the little cardboardy/foily/plasticky type ovalish strip that
    > is on there where the gravy pours out of. Somehow I feel like I want to
    > tear it off much like you would on other boxed things like soups, but it
    > doesn't want to do that.
    >
    > Am I just being stupid? Daughter couldn't figure out how to open it
    > either and she is usually good with these things.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >


    Turn it upside down and use a can opener




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