Embrace the ick!

I laughed out loud at today’s daily blog prompt: Think of something that truly repulses you. Hold that thought until your skin squirms. Now, write a glowing puff piece about its amazing merits.

I thought about this for a little while and decided to write an ode to ‘pink slime’, that lovely disgusting ingredient used in low-grade ground beef and processed meats…


Ode to Pink Slime

O pink Slime! Mechanically separated! With Disinfectant.
Of cheeseburgers and drive-through restaurants,
With ammonia gas or citric acid to kill bacteria.
Thou art in our processed beef products.
As a filler at a ratio of usually no more than 25 percent of any product. Hurrah!
When old age shall be taken away from us due to your consumption,
Thou shalt remain, increasing cancer amongst the next generation,
The heating process liquifies the fat and facilitates the separation of lean beef from the fat.
Beauty, you are not. And yet thou shalt remain.
Ye separate the fat from the meat in beef trimmings.

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