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PC Montreal Smoked Meat

millygirl Jan 6, 2011 05:17 PM

Is pretty good! Yes, that's right, PC, as in Presidents Choice!!!

Has anyone else tried this? I took a chance and it paid off. Hubby and I were quite impressed. It's become one of our regular go to quick dinners. The meat is nicely spiced and tender. Hubby's hails from Montreal so he knows his stuff. Not bad at all!

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    Strongbad789 Feb 9, 2011 08:25 AM

    I just tried this for the first time about a month ago and I was really impressed. I don't get out to Costco often (or ever), so I doubt I'll be able to try the Dunn's. The PC one is really quite good, though, so I'm more than happy with that.

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    1. re: Strongbad789
      millygirl Feb 9, 2011 03:24 PM

      Not sure if I can take the credit for your discovery but regardless, I am pleased you agree with my assesment.

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      bobinken Feb 9, 2011 08:11 AM

      I have been using PC Montreal Smoked Meat in the packages for quite a while now and love it.....like it better than Dunn's..

      My husband prefers the packaged Dunn's over the PC but says PC runs a VERY close second.

      We are snowbirds, living in Florida for the winter, and miss our fix of this product.


      1. elvisahmed Jan 6, 2011 08:12 PM

        Thanks for sharing. What kind did you buy? The one in the deli or did you get a prepackaged one? I just buy Dunn's Smoked meat from Costco and it fills the craving really well (nice medium/fatty meat and surprisingly better than most places I have tried here)

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        1. re: elvisahmed
          jmarcroyal Jan 7, 2011 01:05 AM

          I always get mine shaved from the deli, I love montreal smoked meat!

          Not a big fan of packaged meat however...

          1. re: jmarcroyal
            lamaranthe Feb 10, 2011 09:30 AM

            For the real thing, quite close to the Montreal one, try Centre Deli, on Centre St., Thornhill. The meat is hand-cut, fat or lean, your taste. I am an aficionada; I tried everything there, never disappointed. The place is usually packed, mostly on w-e.

          2. re: elvisahmed
            millygirl Jan 7, 2011 02:34 AM

            It comes in a box of 4's and each serving is vac packed. We honestly could not believe how good it is, for what it is. You must try it and report back.

            I did not realize that Dunn's is available from Costco. How does that come packaged? We don't belong but I will ask my friend to pick some up for us and we'll do a comparison.

            Thanks too elvisahmed.

            1. re: millygirl
              elvisahmed Jan 7, 2011 05:55 AM

              Well you should try the Dunn's at Costco too. It comes in a six pack vacuum sealed individual packages. 15$ if I recall and around 1 KG if I recall correctly. Some of the Costco sell the whole brisket which I haven't tried.
              jmarcroyal you should give the Dunn's one a try a friend of mine who was a long time Montreal native requests I bring a couple of boxes from costco as there is no location nearby where he lives.

              1. re: elvisahmed
                childofthestorm Jan 7, 2011 06:51 AM

                They regularly stock the Dunn's brisket slab at the Costco in North York, and it can often be found in Etobicoke. I really prefer it to the vac-sealed presliced stuff.

                1. re: childofthestorm
                  1sweetpea Feb 9, 2011 07:33 AM

                  I tried the PC stuff and found it salty, way too lean and not spicy (as in "with spices", not hot-spicy) at all. I have never tried the real thing, but want something that offers a coarse-grind coating of spices on the brisket, so that every slice has a bit of crunch. Will I find that with any product?

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