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½ Price Woolworths COOK Slow Cooked Beef Brisket 700g $8, Primo Kransky $8.50/kg @ Woolworths

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Woolworths Cook Slow Cooked Beef Brisket 700g - $8

Ingredients
Seasoned & Marinated Australian Beef (Beef (82%), Thickeners (1414, Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Salt, Sugar, Acidity Regulators (451, Sodium Carbonate, 262), Plant Fibre, Dextrose, Natural Colours (Caramel I, Paprika Oleoresins), Tomato Powder, Dehydrated Garlic, Mustard Flour, Natural Wood Smoke, Chilli, Coriander, Cumin, Spice Extract, Pimento, Natural Flavouring), Bourbon Flavoured BBQ Sauce (14%) (Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Dark Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Lime Juice, Modified Starch (1422), Acidity Regulator (Acetic Acid), Spices, Natural Flavouring, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Vegetable Gums (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum))


Primo Kransky Double Smoked or Cheese – From the Deli - $8.50 kg

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  • +4 votes

    My partner and I have had these a few times. They're surprisingly decent. Nice and tender and the sauce goes well with it. Although the serving size is quite small. It's apparently meant to serve four. And it was just enough for the two of us.

    • +1 vote

      Agree, although 700g should be enough fir more than two, it isn’t as it is quite moarish. Moar!
      At eight dollars hard to justify buying a roast to cook yourself.

      • +14 votes

        The 700g includes the sauce, thats how they get you.

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          exactly! sauce is heavy. mostly sugar and water.

      • +3 votes

        363Cal and 31g of protein per serve is enough.

        • +5 votes

          There’s a reason so many people are overweight

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      Yeah. Tastes delicious. But I only got about 4 sandwiches out of it.

  • +3 votes

    these boxed meats are quite good actually, I liked the butterflied beef one

  • +3 votes

    i usually buy brisket from the butchers is about $8-10 a kg. so $8 for 700g cooked is pretty good.

    • +1 vote

      Wow… All the butchers near me must be taking the P. 16-18kg here… And don't get me started on lamb shanks and osso bucco!

    • +5 votes

      $8-10? That’s about half the price of any butcher I’ve ever been to, what the heck!

      • +1 vote

        Costco usually sells their Brisket at $11 / kg (from memory)

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    Strange feeling the beef brisket is the exact same as what they offer pre cooked next to the chickens.

  • +6 votes

    Mmm time to try woollies cooked beef brisket!

  • -1 vote

    The sauce weighs half the amount!

    • +6 votes

      Beef (82%)

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        brisket should contain ~30% proteins https://www.nutritionvalue.org/Beef_brisket%2C_cooked_nutrit.... This clocks in at ~17% so 50% sauce is not off the mark by much.

        • +1 vote

          I coudln't find an Australian listing for brisket but USDA and NCCDB have listings for cooked brisket including fat at 22-25 grams of protein which would be in line with the ammount of beef listed on the product.

        • +12 votes

          Interesting. Thanks for the info, I learned something.

          Brisket meat, when raw, contains only 21% protein. To get to 30% after cooking it has to lose a lot of water, which then joins the 14% BBQ sauce, and brings up the sauce content of the final product to over 40%.

          In numbers: they started with 574g of meat (82% of 700g), and 126g of other ingredients (mostly BBQ sauce). After cooking only 402g of cooked meat are left and the sauce comes to 298g. Explains why someone said it is enough to feed 2 people, but not 4.

          Double checking: 30% of 402g are 120g protein, which is 17% of the 700g total.

      • +1 vote

        82% of the "Seasoned & Marinated Austrlian Beef" which iteself is 86%. So beef is 70% (82% x 86%).

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          In theory it could work that way, but regulations make sure percentages of key ingredients are actually stated based on the overall total. See here for an explanation.

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            @team teri: There is nothing in that link that says percentages within a compound ingredient are relative to the total.

            There are 2 ingredients in this package

            Seasoned & Marinated Australian Beef - no percentage stated. A compound ingredient that is 82% beef and 18% other ingredients.

            Bourbon Flavoured BBQ Sauce - stated as being 14%.

            I think it's reasonable to assume that the compound ingredient "Seasoned & Marinated Australian Beef " is 86%.

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              @jebdra:

              Most packaged foods have to carry labels which show the percentage of the key or characterising ingredients or components in the food. This allows you to compare similar products.

              Pretty clear to me. Key ingredients are Beef Brisket and Bourbon Flavoured BBQ Sauce. They have to show the percentage in the food, not in the component. How else would comparisons to similar products be valid?

  • +4 votes

    If you try this stuff and like it, a proper smoked brisket will blow your mind.. soooooo good.

  • +7 votes

    Primo's kranskys are so bad compared to the proper ones, not sure if the 50% off is enough to cover the awfulness…

    • +1 vote

      Yup Primos are at the absolute bottom for the supermarket options.

      If I could be bothered paying for Costco they have some great options.

    • +2 votes

      How do you like your meat?

    • +7 votes

      Spam is delicious

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        Pan fried so it's crispy, some white rice, nori and scallions, a little chilli soy sauce, damn

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    Can it freeze?

    • +8 votes

      If you put it in a freezer. Hahaha

      • -2 votes

        🙄

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      Will it blend?

      And yes, freezing is fine.

    • +12 votes

      I know. Like, check out the stuff that's in an egg:

      INGREDIENTS: AQUA (75.8%), AMINO ACIDS (12.6%) (GLUTAMIC ACID (14%), ASPARTIC ACID (11%), VALINE (9%), ARGININE (8%), LEUCINE (8%), LYSINE (7%), SERINE (7%), PHENYLALANINE (6%), ALANINE (5%), ISOLEUCINE (5%), PROLINE (4%), TYROSINE (3%), THREONINE (3%), GLYCINE (3%), HISTIDINE (2%), METHIONINE (3%), CYSTINE (2%), TRYPTOPHAN (1%)); FATTY ACIDS (9.9%) (OCTADECENOIC ACID (45%), HEXADECANOIC ACID (32%), OCTADECANOIC ACID (12%), EICOSATETRAENOIC ACID (3%), EICOSANOIC ACID (2%), DOCOSANOIC ACID (1%), TETRACOSANOIC ACID (1%), OCTANOIC ACID (<1%), DECANOIC ACID (<1%), DODECANOIC ACID (<1%), TETRADECANOIC ACID (<1%), PENTADECANOIC ACID (<1%), HEPTADECANOIC ACID (<1%), TETRADECENOIC ACID (<1%), HEXADECENOIC ACID (<1%), EICOSENOIC ACID (<1%), DOCOSENOIC ACID (<1%), OMEGA-6 FATTY ACID: OCTADECADIENOIC ACID (12%), OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID: OCTADECATRIENOIC ACID (<1%), EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID (EPA) (<1%), OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID: DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA) (<1%)); SUGARS (0.8%) (GLUCOSE (30%), SUCROSE (15%), FRUCTOSE (15%), LACTOSE (15%), MALTOSE (15%), GALACTOSE (15%)); COLOUR (E160c, E160a), E306, E101; FLAVOURS (PHENYLACETALDEHYDE, DODECA-2-ENAL, HEPTA-2-ENAL, HEXADECANAL, OCTADECANAL, PENTAN-2-ONE, BUTAN-2-ONE, ACETALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE, ACETONE); SHELL (E170), ALSO CONTAINS BENZENE & BENZENE DERIVATIVES, ESTERS, FURANS, SULFUR-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AND TERPENES.

  • +3 votes

    Nice one. All of these slow-cooked items from Woolies are excellent tasting, easy to finish off and good value when on special. I wouldn't pay full price though.

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    Brisket is massively overrated. Still gonna try this though.

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      It's delicious. Corned beef is made from a brisket cut as well. The key is slow cooking.

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      You just haven't had good brisket

      Try Franklin BBQ in Austin

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        Nonsense. It is a poor substitute for sirloin or even rump. Why waste your time. Not going to Austin for bbq. If that's what it takes to enjoy brisket that says it all.

        • +1 vote

          You can make it yourself too. There's a handful of local places that do ok, but Franklin bbq is just the gold standard.

          It's just takes a very long time to cook because of all the intramuscular fat (cooking low and slow converts the collagen to gelatin). You won't get a more tender piece of beef if done right.

          Other than being beef, it's not comparable to those other cuts at all, you have it all wrong I'm afraid.

          A brisket done really well is infinitely better than what Woolworths offers, which is still good, but not spectacular.

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            @TEER3X: All fair points but having to go to Austin for it just kills it as a deal. ;)

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            @TEER3X: Correct, it's not comparable because sirloin and rump are good cuts - brisket is not. The end.

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              @Dentshop: It may not be a good cut but given proper cooking it can be a great result.

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                @the discombobulated panda: Not great. If it were great, people would pay for it at top restaurants. They don't. My original point was that it was an okay cut, nothing great and all those who say otherwise are phonies.

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                  @Dentshop: A sirloin can be great in minutes. A brisket can be great in hours. That's what you pay for.

                  You can have a sirloin steak but not a brisket steak. That's also what you pay for.

                  That said you can have a curry or a stew involving both but the mount of time and technique differs.

                  If you don't have the time to achieve a great result for what you want with it with the cheaper cut you'll pay more to save the time needed to get something edible.

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                    @the discombobulated panda: That's just cope. Brisket is NO cheaper than better cuts. If it were, shit would make sense. There are no cheap cuts anymore in Australia. Even bland mince is $12 a kilo. Corned beef is whack and us pumped full of brine for way too much.

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              @Dentshop: I'm afraid there's no helping you

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    Anyone know how long it takes to cook?

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      40mins at 210degC. If you click on the deal there's a photo of the instructions you can zoom in on and it's readable.

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        Doh! - I didn't realise the pictures zoomed in!!

        Thanks for the reply.

        • +2 votes

          No worries. I'll be buying this today along with some buns and coleslaw mix. Already have the dressing.

          Tasty things be on the horizon. :)

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        i love when iit magnifies, unlike coles clunk.. and lacking photos

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    "Unavailable"?

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      Most likely showing as "unavailable" at the Woolworths Location set by your browser.

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        I thought that but changed the store location to Melbourne & Sydney and they all say "unavailable".

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          Showing as in-stock in various NSW Store around me.

          Maybe try going in-store to purchase?

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    Go to store and get it. Should have plenty

    • +1 vote

      Mine only had an empty hole. :(

      It reflects the hole in my heart which reflects the hole in my stomach. :(

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    The brisket is seriously FANTASTIC for $8. Very easy to make. Add some hot sauce and you can turn it into some serious meals!

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      I'm hoping to get some tomorrow. Had them set aside some for me cos it keeps selling out and they stock fa of it.

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        Looks like they finally got some stock. Woo.

  • +1 vote

    Bought some last night for dinner. Had it with coleslaw on tacos. Surprisingly tasty. The brisket was super tender, wasn't dry and flavourful. I'd definitely buy it again for $8. Wouldn't pay full price for it though…

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    Just tried in the oven, the slightly charred parts on the outside are very tasty.

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    6 pack of beer and 700g of brisket… Cheap dinner

  • +1 vote

    Seems to be OOS in most Sydney stores now sadly :(

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    Got one last Wednesday and had it for lunch that day. Meat very tender indeed, but flavour didn't quite click with me. Passed on getting more.

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    Coles version is 800g and has much less fat, so there's significantly more to consume…. Except it's pretty terrible imo.

    The Woolworths ones are much better, not as good as a good American bbq joint, but at $8, it's a steal.

    Stocks quickly disappeared all around my location over a couple of days. Good to stack with 10% off insurance discount and 5% off gift cards.

    • +1 vote

      has much less fat

      pretty terrible imo.

      Well, yeah, fat make everything taste nicer.

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        Only fat that renders, which brisket has plenty of.

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    Whole of Sydney has been cleared of Beef Brisket lol…

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      kicking myself for missing this! rip1am…

  • +1 vote

    Well, in the end the edible beef for me was 360g (460g if you count the fat) + the sauce packet.

    Would never pay $16 for this but for $8, given the effort you save it's a good enough meal for two I think. Just.

    In my case that was beef+coleslaw (kaleslaw from Aldi and coleslaw dressing from Coles - competition ftw :) ) burgers. I only used half the sauce packet and that was borderline too sweet. Had I used it whole I'd've regretted it.

    One thing: take care not to let the plastic touch metal. For me it stuck to the tin.

    As it stands, no regrets. Pull it out of the packet, poke it, bake it, eat it. For around $5-$6 all up have meal. Simple.

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      I agree the Coles coleslaw dressing is very nice.

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      Sounds like you got a bad one, it's hit or miss really.

      I've bought them at $12 before, and I think that's a fair price.

      $16 is a bit much for sure.

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        Sounds like you got a bad one, it's hit or miss really.

        Nah. It was fine but $8 should be the normal price IMO. I can't see myself paying $12 and $16 is a laugh.