April 28, 2018

“Touch-free chicken” rescues millennials “triggered” by raw meat

David MenziesMission Specialist


Millennials might like to eat a chicken dinner but when it comes to cooking the bird, well, that’s kinda yucky.

Apparently, they get the heebie-jeebies from touching raw, uncooked meat, so the U.K.’s Sainsbury’s grocery chain is coming to their rescue with “touch-free” chicken-in-a-pouch.

“Customers, particularly younger ones, are quite scared of touching raw meat. These bags allow people, especially those who are time-poor, to just ‘rip and tip’ the meat straight into the frying pan without touching it.”

Predictably, the idea is getting bashed on social media likely by those who aren’t part of this generation. Apart from anything else, this method of placating millennial food phobias isn’t all that good for the environment.

But, it’s all part of a sad, sorry trend among those born between 1981 and 1996, whether it’s an aversion to raw meat, sex or bars of soap, the list of things that trigger millennials is a long one.

The millennial generation ended with those born as of 1997, and if they don’t make them like they used to, maybe that’s a good thing.

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commented 2018-04-29 22:16:00 -0400
I love all these people that can’t cut up chicken . Let them pay crazy prices for that , Love it when whole chickens go on sale for $6 or $7 dollars buy a lot cut them up and freeze them . They pay 5 to 6 bucks for a couple of breasts deboned . When they could get the whole bird .
Used to hunt rabbit would come home skin them and cut them up . My dad would deep fry them . Loved it .
commented 2018-04-29 07:15:18 -0400
Nice to hear the skill are still out there. Brings back memories of a city friend who could not eat the meat after butchering. That only lasted till breakfast the next day. Amazing how hunger educates quickly.
commented 2018-04-29 06:39:02 -0400
Allan, couldn’t agree more. He has never got his hands “dirty” which is an urban term because out here we call it life, providing for the family the freshest purist untreated food as was done by our predecessors for eons. My favourite is when one of my daughters brought a city boy out to meet us while we were camping, and I stated we were making escargot in mushroom caps and chicken cordon bleu, on the fire. He didn’t believe it so I brought him in the RV, prepared everything, cooked it on the fire, and changed him forever, and showed him that a breast of fresh Hutterite chicken, a piece of ham from the pig provided by our neighbour and Assiago cheese, with a few toothpicks and home made bread crumbs and spicy mayo to seal, it really isn’t the $30 meal he pays for in the city, but about $6 worth of raw country raised ingredients, put together for 10 people in about 15 minutes.
Butchering time in the fall is one of our favourite get togethers of the year, every one getting together 21 days apart to take the contributor down, skin it, gut it, quarter it, hang it, and 21 days later cut and wrap it for the daughters and their families as their XMas present., it doesn’t get better than that kind of kitchen/shop/field party. They like the fact they get to pick their cuts, how they are cut and wrapped (mostly roasts which can be cut into steaks later…) but a city boy wouldn’t even understand that simple concept. Same as curing and brining hams/tenderloins and chickens/turkeys/grouse; it would be totally beyond them to understand how long the brine and fowl rest together, several days, and then slow cooked and/or smoked for several hours… in these times of fast food, it would be impossible for the idiots to relate. After all, it is an idiot that can not take out a chicken breast, butterfly it, put it in a ziplock baggy with some marinade, freeze it for a couple of weeks, then BBQ it for an excellent healthy meal, and all they had to do was wash their hands and the cutting board and knife afterwards. Oh my, the complications would be a horrendous insurmountable obstacle for them. Could you imagine asking them to remove a liver from the hanging beast?
commented 2018-04-29 04:47:39 -0400
Andrew’s comments are typical of an urbo-weenie who thinks his food is manufactured in a store. All he sees is the final product and none of the process to get it there. He feels the usual left wing smugness and moral superiority because he doesn’t do nasty stuff with his meat.

He doesn’t realize that he just hired someone else to do the blood and guts stuff for him.
commented 2018-04-28 22:45:41 -0400
Deborah and FEFW, you bet. We have a ranch out by Rocky Mountain House and raise cattle and horses. We get the chickens from the wonderful Hutterites close buy, and city folk like Andrew Gordo Steele Stephenson would pass out if they had to do what we do. For instance, firing the take down shot for the beef, skinning them around Halloween (so nice that they are warm,) tying off the poop shute so the meat doesn’t get contaminated, getting the gall bladder out for the same reason, getting the sweet breads out for lunch on the spot, and quartering them to hang in the shop for 21 days before cutting and wrapping. But even better would be scalding or torching the pig skin to rid it of hair, now there’s a smell for the faint of skill and reality like Gordo, but the best would be spreading the sheep manure and compost contents on the gardens so we can have excellent vegetables. But all this is work that would make the liar Andrew Gordo Steele Stephenson puke and pass out. He still must think all this comes from the back room of the grocery store. We’ve done this for hundreds of years but the pussies of Andrew Gordo Steele Stephenson mindset would drop like flies if they even got close to the smell of butchering chickens.
By the way Andrew Gordo Steele Stephenson, when are you going to provide the proof of you holding a PhD? Certainly someone with those credentials, you know, the ones who actually earned theirs, the ones you insult, would produce the proof in an instant because they are proud of their accomplishments, something totally foreign to you, except for your ability to suck a paycheque out of the liberal troll farms, even whilst your performance is so pathetic, even by their standards.
commented 2018-04-28 20:59:40 -0400
That is the best life ever.. The only problem with farm life is the government can tax you off your land.!! The hot lazy evenings in the summer after the spring rush and waiting for fall panic… Winter time was when you knew how successful your effort through spring summer and fall was and you could either relax and bask in the glow or one had to get a job that winter to make ends meet. Undoubtably the best life ever.!
commented 2018-04-28 20:38:00 -0400
Growing up on a farm we had to look after the farm animals, and in the fall we had to help our mom “prepare” them. I hope that doesn’t trigger any millennials reading this. I do wonder how they would handle plucking and gutting the chickens. Our reward at the end of the day was that we got to sample our days work for our supper! We also earned our money for school clothes and allowances that way too. Those were the days. Going to farms for the summers would certainly benefit kids. I wish I could still live that life!
commented 2018-04-28 18:29:31 -0400
Ooops, mistakenly hit post comment before actually composing one. Sorry.
Jonathan Bryant, you may want to revisit that diagnosis, perhaps with Dr. Jordan Peterson or someone with a similar disdain for neo-Marxism and the poor job Universities are doing.
commented 2018-04-28 18:26:33 -0400
Jonathan Bryant,
commented 2018-04-28 18:13:03 -0400
Good for you Jonathan… You were born a survivor and never mind all that BS that we get diagnosed with… If something has a name then they can fit a symptom to it but more often than not it’s a control thing.
commented 2018-04-28 18:10:16 -0400
wrapping their brains in a condom[ no use for them anyway] seems like a good thing too. baby sized ones of course.
commented 2018-04-28 17:51:09 -0400
Good lord. I was born in 82. No wonder I dont fit in with my peers, they are the crazy ones not me. Guess my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome was done by a lazy bigoted leftist freak.
commented 2018-04-28 16:57:09 -0400
But it’s not the other way around Andrew, it’s this way.!! It is not something that was dreamed up on purpose or the other way around to be a square peg in a round hole.. don’t you get it…?? Your ideologies are just stupid.! (Sometimes ) I am not dirty as you may suggest afraid of a little hard work, lost sleep or mostly anything that needs to be done that washes off..!!

I know it’s tough for you to understand but a little personal hygiene and cleaning up after yourself as well as yourself goes along way and it’s not environmentally destructive.. but extra layers of packaging doesn’t do much for the environment or the profit margin for struggling would be companies not to mention the added expense for the product.. Next..!!!
commented 2018-04-28 16:38:23 -0400
Greg, good point.
commented 2018-04-28 16:02:48 -0400
Oh boy, so much is just sooooo icky! Handwashing is so 2015!
commented 2018-04-28 16:02:00 -0400
Seems like it could be the natural, evolution of the germ-a-phobic, Lysol generation, or another one of the unintended results being raised as a State day-care kid. ??
commented 2018-04-28 14:26:03 -0400
You go be dirty and uncomfortable, then. The rest of us have invented civilization so we don’t have to be.

It of course leads to the question, what would have happened had this been the other way around, and the Millennials had been protesting the unnecessary packaging as environmentally destructive? Oh, wait, I know what. I remember the howling about charging a nickel for grocery bags, and how unsanitary reusable ones were.
commented 2018-04-28 14:02:17 -0400
People that are afraid to touch their food simply astonish me… I find it amazing how the weak minded believe that somebody can take care of them better than they can take care of themselves… All hail Andrew… All hail Andrew… All knowing Andrew.!!! LMARFO.!!!! Hahahahaha
Pull your skirt down girl you’re embarrassing yourself again.!
What’s the other morons name… Oh yeah… Don Carlos Cervantes.
While speaking of journalistic accomplishments have you read anything in the mainstream media or watched any TV lately to see what their reporting on… Just as I thought no.
The usual that the robins have returned and a litter of kittens were saved by a six-year-old child a save the animals fund or an old woman has newspapers dating back 15 yrs.. or Spring has caught up to a really long winter.you know the really important stuff as our country burns.
This lost generation is becoming too weak to support itself in any capacity and you morons applaud that.!! ( " generation lost " )
What happens when they need to do the really icky stuff..
or get hot or cold beyond their comfort zones or sleep deprivation beyond anything they have experienced or hunger where they would consider eating that chicken raw.. do hard physical labour just to survive., how quickly these weak and tender little wonders would perish..
commented 2018-04-28 12:46:27 -0400
Yep, sad, sorry trends.

Using soap to wash your hands after handling raw meat is just so time consuming!!! Not to mention it’s just too much bother to ensure no cross contamination….better to let Mom or Dad do it.
commented 2018-04-28 11:48:41 -0400
Choking ones chicken David? Talk about continually striving to raise the Rebel’s journalistic standards. I am disappointed that you failed to mention Trump’s small hands. Well, perhaps next segment.
commented 2018-04-28 11:36:24 -0400
Millennials keep up their nonsense they will be drinking the wine under a bridge out of a brown paper bag.
commented 2018-04-28 11:11:56 -0400
Never mind that finding ways to handle raw meat less is actually a really good idea from a sanitary perspective, let’s use it as an emblem of our simmering hatred towards an entire generation of individuals.