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Are frozen string beans really cheaper from China? (to US)

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2007 11:34 PM PDT

The invasion of food products that you would never suspect may be in your local grocery. I do buy some frozen goods but was surprised when I found 'made in China' on the bags.

Back the produce aisle for me.


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No mystery to me
by Willy / October 8, 2007 11:46 PM PDT

That's not all, many spices are now from China as well. Ever wonder why those spice containers for a $1 are around, that's because the origin of the spice is from China. I get "bulk spices" for our family business and found 25# bag of garlic from China. Whole black peeper too and didn't know until later. I use a 50gal. burn barrel that contained apple juice, had a shipping label from China. Its all too common to find from China replacing many items that no one thought of. I can't find a nut&bolt anymore than isn't from China. -----Willy

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I became interested, and did....
by Angeline Booher / October 10, 2007 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: No mystery to me
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You forgot
by PudgyOne / October 10, 2007 5:34 AM PDT
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For sure
by Willy / October 10, 2007 8:53 AM PDT

Yes the "Far East" is a big supplier of spices. However, many are available elsewhere as in garlic and cloves grown in CA., makes its way to peoples tables, usually as whole garlic or cloves. I knew about cinnamon back when it was Ceylon, now Tamal or Sri Lanka?, and the best is plain flaky bark(practially falls apart). I have in my hands some "Crack-Up popping candy" for a co. in Brooklyn but a product of China. Man, if candy has to be made in China and I always thought of that food left on plate of those poor Chinese starving(remember that) ;). Sometimes, I'm happy just to see anything but "made in China" on the label. That's just me. -----Willy

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(NT) Beware of lead. :)
by caktus / October 9, 2007 2:13 PM PDT
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(NT) That's usually in the paints they use!
by PudgyOne / October 9, 2007 7:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Beware of lead. :)
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(NT) Maybe their beans aren't naturally green...just painted.
by Steven Haninger / October 9, 2007 8:34 PM PDT
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Another controversy. :-)
by Angeline Booher / October 10, 2007 5:28 AM PDT

Are they green beans or string beans?

Most of us in my neck of the woods say "green", but not all.

Speakeasy Moderator

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As well, they could be
by Steven Haninger / October 10, 2007 6:01 AM PDT

"snap" beans. Surely you've worked a batch of those. Happy

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(NT) Green beans with a snap and a string. :)
by caktus / October 10, 2007 7:18 AM PDT
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(NT) And also there are "bunch beans". :-)
by Angeline Booher / October 10, 2007 9:11 AM PDT
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