The March of Progress. Update: Now Flavor Tested and Approved! (in Off-topic)

InebriatedArsonist January 31 2008 2:45 AM EST

Have you ever needed a quick lunch, but you're sick of tuna, someone pushed over the snack machine and you don't have the time to hit Taco Hell? Well, my cousins in Deutschland have come up with just what you need.

Adminedyit [Superheros] January 31 2008 5:30 AM EST

hehe nice, and i bet it tastes better than mcdonalds

BluBBen January 31 2008 5:41 AM EST

Better then mc donalds maybe but not by any chance better then burger king!

Hyrule Castle January 31 2008 6:21 AM EST looks pretty tastey

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 31 2008 9:27 AM EST

I bet it smells like dog food.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 31 2008 9:50 AM EST

When I was a kid, I was entranced by the smell of 'Chum'. My nan was worried I'd eat the dog food she was preparing for her dobermen. ;)

Don't knock smelling like dog food!

QBJohnnywas January 31 2008 9:56 AM EST

I'm not sure what's worse, canned food or this:

Both options are probably highly radioactive and certainly the Rustlers option smells worse than dog food.

I'm off to eat my lunch now. Lookout for the glow on the satellite pictures...;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 31 2008 10:42 AM EST

Rustlers!!! :D

0-Tasty in 60 seconds! :D

Stephen Young January 31 2008 12:46 PM EST

From the Wikipedia article:

In early 2007 controversy arose about a television advert in which a man uses a microwave-style keypad to remove a woman's clothing while she sits on a couch that rotates like a microwave oven's centre plate. The advert is intended to humorously emphasise the short cooking time of a Rustlers burger by applying the idea of "fast forwarding to the best parts of life" to a romantic situation. There were complaints that the advert could be seen as likening the woman to a piece of meat. A spokesman for the brand claimed that it was strictly tongue in cheek and "empowers women, as it is the woman in the ad who has decided to take her clothes off, not the man."

I just have to say one thing:


InebriatedArsonist February 1 2008 5:40 AM EST

It seems that I wasn't the only person intrigued by the idea of canned cheeseburgers, as someone out there on the net has graciously acquired and tasted one of the tinned treats. As the pictures and text were posted on Something Awful, I'll have to refrain from directly linking to the SA forum and instead reproduce the written material here with direct links to the pictures. The following is courtesy of SA member Honk (the comments are his, the linked text is mine):

Okay, this was easier than I thought, got one: can picture, cooking instructions

It's cooking!! Boiling the unopened tin

Then, after the can farted on my hand while opening, you finally see: Burger in can

YAY! It's a dry bun and I even opened it on the right side!

It really looks tasty and it doesn't smell like dog food! [IA edit: That answers your question, Bastycakes.] Plated and ready for consumption

What does it looks like inside? Inner view

And go! First bite, assessing the flavor

It tastes... not so good. Very bland, kind of like pre-made tomato sauce and a bitter aftertaste. Obviously, he likes it.

I'm not sick and I say I would eat this thing again if it weren't so expensive. And I relly must say that this propably is faaaar better when you're many kilometers away from civilization on top of some mountain and you can whip out a cheeseburger with nearly the same quality as a McDonald's cheeseburger while your friend eats dry bread or power bars.

QBBarzooMonkey February 1 2008 12:39 PM EST

Soylent Green is people.

Smartmuck February 1 2008 12:45 PM EST

links don't work! :P

drudge February 1 2008 12:46 PM EST

ha, you got juxed trying to steal their bandwidth, hahaha
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