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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Herta Red Jak
Posted: 10:21 Wed 27-08-2003. Price: 69p. Location: Portsmouth Tesco. Sub-flavours: just the one - smoked pork salami. Nutritional unusualness: "Made with 138g pork per 100g of finished product as moisture is lost during curing and drying".
"Andrew Cox" reports: This is Herta's response to Pepperami. It's a "smoked pork salami stick" - thicker and shorter than Pepperami, with a taste akin to the Hot variant. There is however one fatal flaw - it has the texture of fibrous marshmallow. The initial shock is very offputting. And it stays that way. I don't imagine this will be around long. Interestingly google searches give no hits at all for this product.

...Mmm, meaty! On the subject of sausages, it appears that the TV-advertised Lea & Perrins Tomato and Worcester Table Sauce is just "the new name for" Lea and Perrins Table Sauce, but has anyone tried the new Hellmann's Snack Sauces (RRP 1.59 for 500g upside-down bottle, in Burger, Saucy Chip Dip, Hot 'n' Spicy Tomato and Curry flavours)? And continuing Red Jak's claim of "138g of pork per 100g of finished product", I recently enjoyed an (imported?) bag of Reinert Snakx ("salami on the go!"), which boasted "Contains no less than 100% meat" on the back (and presumably not more than 100% meat either?)

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Posted: 15:35 Wed 27-08-2003 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: These were on special offer in Bethnal Green Tescos for a while last month and I got through quite a few of them. But I have funny taste in sausages - the more artificial the better. Still not as nice as peperami hot though.
Posted: 16:12 Wed 27-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: can you still by corn dogs here, you could buy them from ice-land about 3 years ago??????
Posted: 13:34 Fri 12-09-2003 by "Aoife" # permalink comment
Comment: The Hamburger Hellams sauce is yummy.... it's like the McDonalds "special" sauce. We've already finished the first bottle!!!!
Posted: 16:49 Sat 13-09-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Ya know these sauces have been out for a while. And the McD's sauce is just thousand island dressing. I got some spicy miracle whip sent to me the other day and its super scrummy. Oh how I wish Kraft would bring miracle whip back to the uk.
Posted: 21:33 Wed 22-10-2003 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Those snack sauces are quite disgusting.
Posted: 10:48 Thu 20-05-2004 by "Steve"
(apparently posting from 212.19.87.108: ) # permalink comment
Comment: I am married to an American and she misses a number of products, but the "Biggie" is Miracle Whip, we did for a few years have a supply from an American base in the UK but the contact has moved back to the States (Boo!)and now I too miss MW (especially the gorgeous Corned Beef Salad my wife makes with it as a constituent)

You may want to try the following link to buy US products online in the UK http://www.skyco.uk.com Unless of course anyone knows where MW can be bought over the counter over here? Sainsbury's used to sell it but have stopped now. Shame.

Oh well shall keep hoping


Posted: 11:40 Thu 20-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Synchronicity - http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/ this week only!
Posted: 15:14 Thu 20-05-2004 by "Steve" # permalink comment
Comment: Thank you for your input - However, (there's always one of those isn't there?) what is Canola oil and where in the UK can you buy it? (And yes I know it is a derivative of Rapeseed oli and the name is made up of Canada and Oil) - What I need to know is where to buy it

Steve


Posted: 12:57 Tue 20-Jul-2004 by "happyshopper" # permalink comment
Comment: Asda has these in a 3 pack for 99p. I just ate the third one in the pack and it was like eating a fragment of the sun!
Posted: 13:40 Wed 08-Dec-2004 by "Neil Cutts" # permalink comment
Comment: I love Herta Red Jak. It's sooo chewy and beautifull.
Posted: 08:11 Wed 19-Jan-2005 by "RedJakAddictive" # permalink comment
Comment: Herta Red Jak is the best salami stick i've ever had
Posted: 19:18 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Nanos"
(apparently posting from 213.152.37.251: 213-152-37-251.dsl.eclipse.net.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: Wish you could buy this via Tesco online shopping, but its not listed... 7534 5 13
Posted: 14:28 Thu 03-May-2007 by "Craig" # permalink comment
Comment: Red Jak has now been renamed to "Salami Stick"
Posted: 14:48 Thu 03-May-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks, Craig. I've been looking for these.
Posted: 13:43 Fri 04-Jan-2008 by "cornish carpet man" # permalink comment
Comment: any one out there can you tell me where to buy herta salami sticks aka Red Jack
Posted: 10:46 Sun 06-Jan-2008 by "jim.piper (at!) virgin.net" # permalink comment
Comment: Herta Salami Sticks AKA RED JAK

Any one out there can tell me where toi buy them PLEASE


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