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Lidl and B&M

Clive Kenyon

Senior Member
Some of the stuff from butchers floats, beware.
Works a treat for carp on.the top though.
Luncheon meat can also float as it is made up from compressed pieces of pork off cuts and some contain fat. If you dice up luncheon meat into 1cm cubes and throw a handful in you will see that some sink a lot faster than others. If the meat is diced smaller some pieces will float.

Some brands are better than others in that respect and the same goes for the stuff sold in delis. Usually you can gauge how much fat is in it by sight. Avoid that with too much white in it. The darker, the better.

The beauty of the deli stuff flavoured with garlic is that the flavouring is throughout the meat, not just on the surface like home made flavoured meat. Similar to Garlic Spam that used to be available.
 

Andrew Richardson

Senior Member & Supporter
Luncheon meat can also float as it is made up from compressed pieces of pork off cuts and some contain fat. If you dice up luncheon meat into 1cm cubes and throw a handful in you will see that some sink a lot faster than others. If the meat is diced smaller some pieces will float.

Some brands are better than others in that respect and the same goes for the stuff sold in delis. Usually you can gauge how much fat is in it by sight. Avoid that with too much white in it. The darker, the better.

The beauty of the deli stuff flavoured with garlic is that the flavouring is throughout the meat, not just on the surface like home made flavoured meat. Similar to Garlic Spam that used to be available.
Which supermarkets do garlic meat Clive?
 

Neil Smart

Senior Member
Luncheon meat can also float as it is made up from compressed pieces of pork off cuts and some contain fat. If you dice up luncheon meat into 1cm cubes and throw a handful in you will see that some sink a lot faster than others. If the meat is diced smaller some pieces will float.

Some brands are better than others in that respect and the same goes for the stuff sold in delis. Usually you can gauge how much fat is in it by sight. Avoid that with too much white in it. The darker, the better.

The beauty of the deli stuff flavoured with garlic is that the flavouring is throughout the meat, not just on the surface like home made flavoured meat. Similar to Garlic Spam that used to be available.
Apparently Steve Pope had a lightbulb moment when he realised spam or similar, was fairly buoyant and discovered the effectisness of the stuff as a great bait for Barbel.
The 'pop up' was born....👌
 

Clive Kenyon

Senior Member
Which supermarkets do garlic meat Clive?
They used to sell it in Asda and the Co--op when I was over there. If you get stuck try the Polish deli shops. They should have it. Just try and avoid any with too much white marbelling. The darker the better to avoid floaters 😧

In France it is hard not to get garlic processed pork meat. I still have an unopened tin of the original Spam with stinky French garlic as a reminder of happy days on the Dearne.
 
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