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12/19/11

Have You Ever Wondered What Rudolph Tastes Like? Reindeer Pate For Sale

Everybody celebrates Christmas in a different way.

That is, if you celebrate Christmas at all...

The folks at edible.com are selling Reindeer Pate for those interested in getting a taste of Comet, Cupid, or those unfortunate reindeer that didn't make Santa's cut.

Well, at least, they were.  The delicacy was so popular, they sold out quicker than expected.  At £15 for 190 grams (a little over 6oz), this spendy snack intrigued a lot of people.

And, of course, any popular-yet-odd food is going to attract a handful of protesters as well.  VIVA, the Vegetarians International Voice for Animals, are 'politely' protesting the sellers of this product, claiming inhumane treatment of the reindeer, as well as stressful conditions for the poor animals.

I have to admit, there's nothing more stressful than being killed...

Just aim for the red light, kids...
The pate is a mix of reindeer meat, cognac and spices.  I'm not much of a pate fan, but I'd buy it if it were still available, for two main reasons:

1 - I'm intrigued.  People are buying this left and right, and it may in fact be tasty.

2 - The shock factor.  I'd love to have this on the Christmas table as a fun conversation piece.  I can see my mom in law going "This is DELICIOUS... what is it??"  I smirk, say "Blitzen," and watch her eyes slowly widen...

Besides, I've been on Santa's Naughty list since 1987.  If I'm going to be one of the bad boys, I better live up to my persona, right??

What do you think of this product?  Is this a bad exploitation of the holidays, or just a sign of the times?  Nothing is sacred in the 21st century, and munching on Rudolph's kin is no exception.
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17 witty retorts:

R.gers said...

Reindeer are raised like cattle and horses. I see nothing wrong with it.

The Angry Lurker said...

Especially for telling the kids it's Rudolph......

Pickleope said...

Ha ha ha ha! If it's legit, I'm in, but considering it's canned, smells like someone is getting more products from the Island of Misfit Meat than they are from Dasher, Blitzen and the lot.
Now when I watch the Ranken and Bass Rudolph I'll be thinking about how he tastes rather than his and the dentist's plight.

Zombie said...

poor Rudolph!!

Autumnforest said...

My parents used to serve that with Xmas Smorgasbord, but that's the only food I wouldn't eat. I ate the Lutefisk (fish cured in lye) and the pickled herring and sardines of all kinds, but reindeer--I felt like Santa might smell it on my breath.

Lady Estrogen said...

I think it would be fantastic on a Triscuit.

D4 said...

Maybe I'm too young to see this as a bad thing. I wouldn't eat it myself, but I don't see any kind of issue at all, either.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Okay, so semi-related topic: our blog's top search traffic statistic this week is "bottled reindeer piss." Seriously. WTF? I don't really care if you get you kicks bathing in reindeer urine, but why the bloody hell are people finding US because of it!

Nuker Zero said...

I'll take a large helping all for myself, tyvm.

Random Girl said...

it's a win, if for no other reason than terrorize small children with that thought of eating one of the reindeer.

G said...

It's one way to put small children off eating meat

Workingdan said...

I never really liked deer meat and I never heard of "pate".

But if it's from a famous reindeer, I just might try it!

Vinny C said...

Intriguing... but I'll pass.

Dale said...

Ughh...my main problem with this is I think pate is disgusting. I'm a mac n cheese girl. But I think it would be one of those funny products to have around or give at a White elephant party. So I see your point on why you would buy it :) Sorry it's all sold out. I'm sure Blitzen will be back in stock when Santa's done with his shift ;)

nice post, I had no idea this was sold
~Dale

Thank, Q said...

Try it and let me know how it is. I'm just not interested in pate. Especially reindeer pate. I'll have to pass on that holiday treat although the cognac sounds interesting.

Melanie said...

Yeah, no, I'm gonna have to pass on this one. I am just not a pate person. Interesting though!

Kelly said...

I know I'd be a bad boy and buy it. I already eat deer meat. Reindeer pate sounds pretty good to me. I'd spread it on a cracker and be the happiest lad in all the land.

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