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Old 23-10-2004, 03:27 PM
Ronald Leger
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A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


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Old 24-10-2004, 03:38 PM
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In article , Ronald Leger
wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)
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Old 24-10-2004, 04:35 PM
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Ronald Leger wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Well, Duh!... if "quite salty" is the *only* taste you perceive then obviously
it's mostly salt! The red colorant can be lots of things, but probably plain
old cheapo paprika... were it enough cayenne to turn salt appreciably red then
it would be way too hot for the vast majority. In fact if it contained even a
very small quantity of cayenne (salt accentuates flavors) then you'd have
certainly perceived some heat and mentioned that too rather than just the red
color. But I seriously doubt that any chain fast food joint is just willy
nilly seasoning with cayenne, especially considering how a major portion of the
fast food customer base is young children, and children's taste perceptions are
a hundred fold more acute than their parent's, which is why very few youngsters
will tolerate strongly spiced foods. And that's why your average chili head is
a middle aged male, their taste perceptions are about on par with their sperm
count... they need hot pepper to taste food and viagra with porno flicks to get
hard. Um, not me. LOL


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Old 24-10-2004, 04:35 PM
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Ronald Leger wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Well, Duh!... if "quite salty" is the *only* taste you perceive then obviously
it's mostly salt! The red colorant can be lots of things, but probably plain
old cheapo paprika... were it enough cayenne to turn salt appreciably red then
it would be way too hot for the vast majority. In fact if it contained even a
very small quantity of cayenne (salt accentuates flavors) then you'd have
certainly perceived some heat and mentioned that too rather than just the red
color. But I seriously doubt that any chain fast food joint is just willy
nilly seasoning with cayenne, especially considering how a major portion of the
fast food customer base is young children, and children's taste perceptions are
a hundred fold more acute than their parent's, which is why very few youngsters
will tolerate strongly spiced foods. And that's why your average chili head is
a middle aged male, their taste perceptions are about on par with their sperm
count... they need hot pepper to taste food and viagra with porno flicks to get
hard. Um, not me. LOL


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Old 24-10-2004, 04:40 PM
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:

In article , Ronald Leger
wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)



Loaded with MSG most likely...

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Old 24-10-2004, 05:36 PM
PENMART01
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"Gregory Morrow"

Melba's Jammin' wrote:
Ronald Leger wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)



Loaded with MSG most likely...


Probably not... msg has much too much bad press for fast food chains to take
the risk... probably plain old salt, salt costs way less too.


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---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
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Old 24-10-2004, 11:40 PM
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PENMART01 wrote:
"Gregory Morrow"

Melba's Jammin' wrote:

Ronald Leger wrote:


A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?

Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)



Loaded with MSG most likely...



Probably not... msg has much too much bad press for fast food chains to take
the risk... probably plain old salt, salt costs way less too.


Apparently the biggest grocer in the country (WalMart) doesn't know
this. The wife just brought home some Fried Chicken from their deli...
it's got MSG, therefore I can't eat it with my corn allergy.
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Old 25-10-2004, 01:23 AM
PENMART01
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Jim Johnston wrote:

PENMART01 wrote:
"Gregory Morrow"
Melba's Jammin' wrote:
Ronald Leger wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?

Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)


Loaded with MSG most likely...



Probably not... msg has much too much bad press for fast food chains to

take
the risk... probably plain old salt, salt costs way less too.


Apparently the biggest grocer in the country (WalMart) doesn't know
this. The wife just brought home some Fried Chicken from their deli...
it's got MSG, therefore I can't eat it with my corn allergy.


Stupidmarket delis are no different from stand alone neighborhood delis,
they're not held to adhere to any corporate mandated recipes... in
stupidmarkets they pretty much pull off the shelf whatever seasonings are sold
in the store and they're indescriminately applied depending on the mood of
whoever's turn it is that day... typically one of the popular seasoning blends.
I doubt they even read the list of ingredients on the label. The thing is, if
you, or anyone, have serious food alergies you probably shouldn't be eating any
prepared foods other than that which you prepared yourself... what makes you
think your favorite restaurant doesn't use msg. That said, most foods contain
msg naturally, even breast milk. I seriously doubt you are allergic to msg...
less than 1% of the world population is and only very slightly. Chinese
restaurant syndrome is not about any allergy, it's from ingesting too much msg,
Chinese cooks are heavy handed with seasoning and so they way over do the msg,
and the salt. Folks experience exactly the same symptoms from ingesting too
much table salt, or from nitrites in coldcuts... wanna experience Chinese
restaurant syndrome, eat a whole pound of bacon. The thing is, unlike salt, it
is not possible to know if there is too much msg merely by tasting. Food
requires very little msg to receive the full effect... adding more does nothing
to further enhance flavor, only overloads the eater. Use msg very sparingly, a
1/4 teaspoon, a small knife tip worth is plenty enough for a big potful of
soup/stew, and when you use msg cut way back on the salt. Of course you'll
need to have a flavorful dish to begin with, plenty of fresh ingredients, and
herbs... all the msg and salt in the world won't enhance the flavor of
pishwasser, and why would anyone want it to.

Learn: http://www.glutamate.org/default.asp


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---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
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Old 25-10-2004, 01:23 AM
PENMART01
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Jim Johnston wrote:

PENMART01 wrote:
"Gregory Morrow"
Melba's Jammin' wrote:
Ronald Leger wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?

Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)


Loaded with MSG most likely...



Probably not... msg has much too much bad press for fast food chains to

take
the risk... probably plain old salt, salt costs way less too.


Apparently the biggest grocer in the country (WalMart) doesn't know
this. The wife just brought home some Fried Chicken from their deli...
it's got MSG, therefore I can't eat it with my corn allergy.


Stupidmarket delis are no different from stand alone neighborhood delis,
they're not held to adhere to any corporate mandated recipes... in
stupidmarkets they pretty much pull off the shelf whatever seasonings are sold
in the store and they're indescriminately applied depending on the mood of
whoever's turn it is that day... typically one of the popular seasoning blends.
I doubt they even read the list of ingredients on the label. The thing is, if
you, or anyone, have serious food alergies you probably shouldn't be eating any
prepared foods other than that which you prepared yourself... what makes you
think your favorite restaurant doesn't use msg. That said, most foods contain
msg naturally, even breast milk. I seriously doubt you are allergic to msg...
less than 1% of the world population is and only very slightly. Chinese
restaurant syndrome is not about any allergy, it's from ingesting too much msg,
Chinese cooks are heavy handed with seasoning and so they way over do the msg,
and the salt. Folks experience exactly the same symptoms from ingesting too
much table salt, or from nitrites in coldcuts... wanna experience Chinese
restaurant syndrome, eat a whole pound of bacon. The thing is, unlike salt, it
is not possible to know if there is too much msg merely by tasting. Food
requires very little msg to receive the full effect... adding more does nothing
to further enhance flavor, only overloads the eater. Use msg very sparingly, a
1/4 teaspoon, a small knife tip worth is plenty enough for a big potful of
soup/stew, and when you use msg cut way back on the salt. Of course you'll
need to have a flavorful dish to begin with, plenty of fresh ingredients, and
herbs... all the msg and salt in the world won't enhance the flavor of
pishwasser, and why would anyone want it to.

Learn: http://www.glutamate.org/default.asp


---= BOYCOTT FRANCE (belgium) GERMANY--SPAIN =---
---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
*********
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Old 25-10-2004, 08:45 PM
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One time on Usenet, Melba's Jammin' said:
In article , Ronald Leger
wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)


A friend of mine cooked at A&W when we were in high school (1980's), and
IIRC, she told me once that it was either Johnny's or Lawry's:

http://www.johnnysfinefoods.com/shop/product.
aspx?categoryID=2&productSKU=10000

http://www.lawrys.com/webProductDetail.jsp

The Lawry's product doesn't have MSG, FWIW...


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Old 25-10-2004, 08:45 PM
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One time on Usenet, Melba's Jammin' said:
In article , Ronald Leger
wrote:

A&W uses a seasoning when making mama and papa burgers. It is a redish
(cayenne) colored mixture and quite salty. Would anyone know the
composition of this seasoning mixture?


Based on your description, it sounds an awful lot like Lawry's Seasoned
Salt. (Have you asked them what they're using?)


A friend of mine cooked at A&W when we were in high school (1980's), and
IIRC, she told me once that it was either Johnny's or Lawry's:

http://www.johnnysfinefoods.com/shop/product.
aspx?categoryID=2&productSKU=10000

http://www.lawrys.com/webProductDetail.jsp

The Lawry's product doesn't have MSG, FWIW...


--
J.J. in WA ~ mom, vid gamer, novice cook ~
"I rule you!" - Travis of the Cosmos, ATHF
 




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