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Recipe To Riches [Spoilers, moved from Ontario]

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bbbradk Nov 11, 2012 09:48 AM

Spoiler Alert

On the show they called the meatballs that won "Empress Meatballs" but when they put them on the shelf they were called "Triple S Meatballs"
Did they run into trademark troubles?

Anyways, we tried them last night, and they weren't very good, very grainy, and overly spicy.

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    trishalikespie Nov 17, 2012 12:00 AM

    I was really disappointed to see her win.... we already have enough meatballs on the shelves at grocery stores!! I was rooting for the EITHER of the other two contestants. Aside from the first episode, I've been disappointed with all the products so far.

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      ylsf Nov 16, 2012 10:37 PM

      Has anyone tried the other products from this season?

      I am all caught up now. I am curious about the Butter Chicken dish and the chocolate squares that won

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        trishalikespie Nov 16, 2012 11:58 PM

        I have tried the cheesy bees nest (or whatever they ended up getting called), the winner of the first episode. They were delicious but highly overpriced.

      2. happycamper Nov 11, 2012 03:56 PM

        Agree. The gochujang-inspired flavour packs heat, but not in a pleasant way. The sweet/spicy balance is way off, and the meat has a very weird synthetic texture. I wish they could have focused more on developing the texture and have the sauce in a separate packet.

        For some reason, I also found the packaging photo of the woman offensive.

        Of the final three contestants, I was really rooting for the quinoa/cheese balls. I thought it would be a great substitute for falafels in a veggie wrap.

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          bbbradk Nov 11, 2012 04:31 PM

          I hated the girl who made them, I hate seafood, but I was rooting for the crab on a stick guy

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            dbrodbeck Nov 17, 2012 01:46 PM

            I tried those meatballs last night, I had two, then tossed them. They were like spicy sand, just horrible.

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