If faced with the choice of picking a favorite convenience store chain or death, I’d probably opt for the former and pipe up for 7-Eleven. In a pinch, 7-Eleven is a good spot to grab a bottle of wine, an extra roll of toilet paper, some snacks, or even, as demonstrated on Valentine’s Day, enough items to create a five-course meal for two for under rmb75. Since it is now my declared favorite, I’m starting something called “7-Eleven Watch“.
First up: this package of Angry Birds processed meat products. Rather than tease you for a few hundred words before I provide a judgment on the quality of this item, let me give you the conclusion right away: these things are nasty. (In my humble opinion, of course.)
There is a lot going on with this package.
Key Angry Birds characters are associated, like airborne brand ambassadors, with different meats: for example, white bird is linked to what I take are chicken sausages.
The small portions, which involve far too much packaging, suggest these meats are meant to be eaten unheated — room temperature mini wieners don’t sound so hot to me.
And the use of the Olympic rings means that… umm… eating Angry Birds sausages will make me a champion?
Ultimately, it comes down to taste and, in my opinion, these are not good. The white sausages are lukewarm and anemic. One of the darker meats is gristly and akin to jerky with only 10 percent of the flavor. And the ham “coin” that had what I thought might be a rim of pineapple? Well, that fruit fringe turned out, as far as I could tell, to be fat.
My suggestion: take the rmb16.5 these critters cost and buy four tuna and rice triangles. Because, if you are like me, these Angry Birds cooked meats will make you furious.