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Weather is cooling, so I thought I'd cook a pork roast. Only one availble at the local Lucky was a Hormel "flavored" pork roast, in a plastic package. The cut was not specified, so I should have been forewarned.

It was a very strange product, unlike anything I've ever eaten. Though it ws certainly "tender," like they said, it had a texture I would imagine to be like "tender" raw gnu. All but undetectable meat flavor; there was a hint of onion but that was about it.

Maybe there are some who love it, but I'm slowly feeding it to the little lions.

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  1. That is a pork tenderloin that is pre marinated and seasoned. I hope you cooked it to the correct temperature. They are really tasty and a time saver for when you are in a pinch.

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    1. re: danhole

      Oops! I just realized that there are two different kinds. The tenderloins that look like a, duh (to me, not you), tenderloin (long and thin) and then there is the roast that looks like a small round ball. I have no idea what that is, either, and I have tried it, but don't really care for it too much. Of course I have no idea what tender raw gnu texture is, but maybe you have hit it spot on. It is sort of odd.

    2. Ive seen them, but never purchased one, Id rather season/marinate/brine the roast myself.

      1. I had one of those "roasts" once. To me it was something that was as I call it "flaked and formed" like so many "lunch meats." I DID NOT like it at all. At least I used a coupon so I didn't pay full price! It was very strange.

        1. I have no answers for your current problem, but.....If you want to control the pork that you eat and want it to be really flavorful, purchase a full pork loin and cut it up yourself. You realize a signifigant price per pound savings and you know the pork isn't mystery meat. Usually from a full loin I can get 2-2 to 2 1/2 pound pork loin roasts and 8 to 10 1" thick chops. I've been doing this for a few months and the quality surpasses what you purchase already butchered. It's quite simple to cut up and takes all of 10 minutes and usually the savings are $.75 to $1.00 a pound. I'll never go back to purchasing pork in the little cello packs.