Hot on the heels of Adriano Zumbo's packet macaron and brownie cake mixes, the Willy Wonka-esque genius, Heston Blumenthal appears to have released his own packet mixes just in time for Christmas I spotted these in the Coles catalogue today:
I find it hard to believe you could get the same delight combining some ingredients from a box to create one of his amazing creations, compared to the feeling of accomplishment you would get from hunting down all the ingredients and making it from scratch. I mean, that's the fun part isn't it? Surprisingly I haven't seen any premix boxes with the Jamie Oliver name on it, which is interesting seeing as his name is plastered on everything from mixing bowls, to lounge suites. Okay, lounge suites is a stretch, but you get the point.
I also spotted the gem below in the Aldi catalogue, a pre-boned, pre-stuffed, pre-rolled, and generally pre-fabricated example of that wonderful poultry trilogy - the turducken! For the un-initiated, it's traditionally a stuffed chicken, inside a duck, inside a turkey. Click here to see a pic one under construction my clever Mum made a few years ago. Not the prettiest thing when raw, however once cooked in a woodfired oven it was delicious.