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Old 09-10-2009, 10:00 AM
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product seen in the movie "Clerks II" - real or sight gag?


While watching Clerks II, there is a scene where the characters are setting up for breakfast in the fast food restaurant they work at. One of the guys opens a can, dumps the contents which is a solid cylinder, white around the outside and yellow at the core and starts slicing it. It is essentially canned eggs, that appear as a real egg might if cooked in a ring. No mention is made of the canned egg, there is a converstation going on and the prep is just sort of window dressing.

I've always wondered if such a product really exists, or was it just a well played sight gag. It sure as hell caught my attention.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:10 AM
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Just spoke to a former McD's assistant manager.

Two types of eggs... the "folded" variety resembles scrambled eggs. They are real eggs poured from a container and cooked & folded on-site.

The egg mcmuffin variety (like you see in Clerks 2) required the use of real, fresh eggs. The cook cracks the egg, pours into a mold, and cooks it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:03 AM
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http://www.foundshit.com/egg-sausage-roll/
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:27 AM
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When I worked for a US fast food restaurant (not McD's) and we had sliced boiled eggs on our salads, they basically came in a tube like the one in this link.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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I've seen those in cafeterias, but never in a fast food restaurant. They're really only good as garnish.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:07 PM
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The leading brand name is (was?) Gourmegg. (Or Gourm-Egg)

It's been around for decades, actually - I first saw the things 25 years ago. It was developed in 1968 by Ralston Purina and soon became the darling of cheap salad bars across the world.

I don't know if the product is off the US market entirely or if it's just under a different name.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:45 PM
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Molded eggs in the news
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:51 PM
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:37 PM
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Gourm Egg isn't quite the Clerks II product, though, since it's "boiled egg" meant as a salad topper.

That Clerks product is meant to simulate a ring-poached egg (I know there's a real name for that, but it's escaping me). I also think the implication of the Clerks product was that no eggs were actually involved.

So it's not total fiction, but, thankfully, not quite as hideous.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:48 PM
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What else looks like egg? Tapioca is too lumpy, and pudding costs more than eggs.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:08 PM
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ugh... makes me never want to eat eggs at a restaurant again.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:25 PM
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ugh... makes me never want to eat eggs at a restaurant again.
I never understood the hate for the Gourmegg. They're just hardboiled eggs made in a tube instead of an eggshell.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:51 AM
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I recall reading on the production of the Egg McMuffin that its simply (at least, when it was created) an egg dropped into a special "mold" which is placed on the griddle. If anything, I would guess that the "egg roll" shown in the movie would be pricier on a sandwich-by-sanwich basis than simply tossing a real egg into a metal mold.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:34 AM
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I recall reading on the production of the Egg McMuffin that its simply (at least, when it was created) an egg dropped into a special "mold" which is placed on the griddle. If anything, I would guess that the "egg roll" shown in the movie would be pricier on a sandwich-by-sanwich basis than simply tossing a real egg into a metal mold.
I worked at McD's as a student. You're exactly the right, with the addition of there being a little reservoir for water which is shared between the eggs. Ours could do six eggs at a time.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:21 AM
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mmm...egg log samitches

Been around long time, real eggs separated cooked and re-formed. Some additives.
Pre-sliced for large venues like Airline food preps, Disney, Epcot, Joe's Roach Coach ect...
Made especially for a pre-prepared packaged salad when normal eggs are too inconvenient or too un-uniform to make otherwise, less waste.

Not any different than any other Log emulsion product, like Headcheese, liverwurst, mechanically separated chicken parts.

Long time ago I could swear McD's used to use it for the Mcmuffins, because they looked sliced and not cooked all around like a fried egg.

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No one who loves laws or fast-food breakfasts should ever watch either being made. If there's any way to convert a humanly edible organic substance into a cheaper, more convenient imitation of traditional food, the food industry has discovered it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:36 AM
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The writing on the label in that picture says "Boil Egg," by the way.
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