I had a colleague years ago, who seemed to be always eating Rustlers burgers. Maybe he was lazy, maybe they were cheap, or maybe, just maybe, they tasted good and McDonalds was too far away to go to on your lunch break – and put up with the masses in the queues there.
I had one of them a year or so ago, and was not taken by it, but decided to give them a second chance, and for one quid at Poundland, why not!
I’m glad that I did. Because for £1, it was far more than I had expected, and only took a minute in the microwave to prepare.
This time it was a beef burger, and I’ve already purchased one of their chicken burgers to make it a “pair”!
And if you’re thinking that the meat is not actually real, at least according to their website, it is, and comes from either the UK or Ireland.
So it’s a dreary winter’s day, and you need something warm to eat. You’re in Tesco’s and you just happen to see something for 75% off, that can be heated and consumed.
That’s what we did. Beforehand, I’d heard, or believe that I’d heard about the maker, as there are many of these older and more traditional businesses here in Scotland.
And whilst I did not hate the product, I will not be running out again to buy it, particularly at the full price! It seemed little on freshness and more about mass production, something that I wouldn’t expect from a company that has aspirations of being a “trad” butcher.
Yes, it was that bad. If you could imagine a hybrid of gravy, with the consistency of a soft butter spread, and mix it with a mashed McDonalds patty, you would roughly have the sight and texture of this beauty. Oh, did I mention the taste? Somewhere between a meat “candy” with added salt. I loved it.