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Is Polish food still more natural than in the West?


grethomory 1 | 154
7 Sep 2010 #91
We know that nothing can be compared to Mc Donald's.

LOLOLOLOL, good one Southern, lol
Teffle 22 | 1,321
7 Sep 2010 #92
We know that nothing can be compared to Mc Donald's.

Yeah, we being the operative word. Poles seem to know a lot about McDonalds judging by how busy the one on Piotrkowska in £ódz is anyway!

Yes I did. Why? U don't agree?

Of course not and nor do you really. Unless blind patriotism triumphs over common sense that is ; )
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #93
Yeah, we being the operative word. Poles seem to know a lot about McDonalds judging by how busy the one on Piotrkowska in £ódz is anyway!

They only buy cheeseburger for 3 zł ;)
polkamaniac 1 | 482
8 Sep 2010 #94
3 zł for a cheeseburger-----I gues there is no meat in it for that price.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
8 Sep 2010 #96
now that Poland is a free enterprise country,more fast food restaurants are opening up and more Poles are finding it easier to buy ready made food than cook.
trener zolwia 1 | 940
8 Sep 2010 #97
3 zł for a cheeseburger-----I gues there is no meat in it for that price.

McD has a good double cheeseburgers for a dollar (approx 3zł) over here. They have an entire Dollar Menu. One can feed their entire family for a few bucks.

now that Poland is a free enterprise country,more fast food restaurants are opening up and more Poles are finding it easier to buy ready made food than cook.

An easy trap to fall into. Be careful or else you'll all get fat and unhealthy like us. Just takes a little personal responsibility...
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Sep 2010 #98
McD has good double cheeseburgers for a dollar over here. They have an entire Dollar menu. One can feed their entire family for a few bucks.

The EU doesn't provide enough subsidies to corn farmers to make meat that cheap over here. Also no large meat factories, at least not to the same scale as in the US. Most of the beef is grass fed, McDonalds has pretty decent meat over here.
beckski 12 | 1,617
8 Sep 2010 #99
McD has a good double cheeseburgers for a dollar (approx 3zł) over here. They have an entire Dollar Menu

Their menu may vary according to the demographic location. I order the $1.00 side salad, with reduced-fat vinaigrette dressing ;)
trener zolwia 1 | 940
8 Sep 2010 #100
I order the $1.00 side salad, with reduced-fat vinaigrette dressing

Yeah, their salads are good. Their fries used to be great but then they went and changed (under political pressure) the oil they cook them in to something more healthy. Now they aren't nearly as good. Damn healthy... The whole idea behind fast food to to not eat healthy for one night! :p
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Sep 2010 #101
Corporate welfare burgers :( Ayn would not be proud.
zetigrek
8 Sep 2010 #102
now that Poland is a free enterprise country,more fast food restaurants are opening up and more Poles are finding it easier to buy ready made food than cook.

not really.
tygrys 2 | 294
8 Sep 2010 #103
Polish meat and milk is really fat. Not healthy for the cholesterol conscious. Hard to find lean meat in Poland. Also too much kiełbasas consumed in Poland causing liver problems.
zetigrek
8 Sep 2010 #104
milk is really fat

Milk? Don't you know that you can choose between 3.2%, 2.0%, 1.5% and 0.5% of fat in milk?

Btw in Poland there are different views about what is a healthy food. You americans think that everything fat is unhealthy. Fat is needed as it is full of vitamines. A,D,E,K are the vitamines which are only dispersed in fat. My parents never let me to drink milk below 1.5%. Kids should eat butter (margarine is not healthy anymore). Fat meat? what's the problem! Until its not a donought everything even fat is healthy! That's the way of thinking in Poland (also mine).

I eat lots of fat (but not fast food) and I weigh 56 kilos while my height is 170 cm (I'm rather getting close to the border of undeweight than overweight as you see). I'm very slender person.

I used to wear size 40 (uk 12, us 10) when I was 14 years old - because of eating yogurths! Youghurts! that's the real unhelathy product. Wonder how much suger there is in Jogobella strawberry flavour... So no sweet yoghurts, no sweet cornflakes and you will be all slender.

Also I don't understant why americans have such a paranoi over bread being unhealthy. Maybe white bread is not very healthy but it doesn't mean it's unhealthy.
trener zolwia 1 | 940
9 Sep 2010 #105
McDonalds has pretty decent meat over here.

Over here peeps just rated McD's burgers the worst:

foxnews.com/leisure/2010/09/08/consumer-reports-ranks-mcdonalds-hamburger-americas-worst
sledz 23 | 2,250
9 Sep 2010 #106
Over here peeps just rated McD's burgers the worst:

I seen this earlier today

I remember when I was in Vegas and those In and Out Burgers were good!

They dont have them in the Mid-West

Mc Donalds rated even lower than Burger King and nasty Wendys.
beckski 12 | 1,617
9 Sep 2010 #107
I was in Vegas and those In and Out Burgers were good!

We have the restaurant chain in California too. Their food is better because it's made to order. I order a plain single burger and add mustard or ketchup, instead of the traditional thousand island dressing. It's also pet-friendly. They allow dogs on leases in their outdoor eating area. I buy my dog a canine burger (just hamburger patty.)
Wroclaw Boy
9 Sep 2010 #108
Hard to find lean meat in Poland.

No its not, meat is meat the world over, some cuts have more fat than others. Why would Polish meat have more fat than other countries meat?

Also too much kiełbasas consumed in Poland causing liver problems.

In terms of consumption causing liver problems sausage is the least of their worries, how does Kielbasa cause liver issues anyway?

Many have bashed Polish food here but the proof is in the population, where all the FAT people?
Marek11111 9 | 816
9 Sep 2010 #109
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pip 10 | 1,661
5 Jul 2011 #110
Polish people ate healthier during communism?

This is an obsession of mine, I am interested in what others think.

As a Canadian, I have watched my country get fatter and fatter -catching up to our American cousins. Living in Poland for the past 7 years I have noticed that Polish people have caught up to the American fat at an alarming rate. Seems that when Poland joined the EU- this point was the beginning of it all.

Kids are fat and often with black teeth. Men have now got the North American gut. Are Poles not aware of what happens when you eat over processed heavily refined garbage like McDonalds, KFC etc etc?. Every time I go to a shopping centre there is a massive line up to any of these garbage restaurants.

I haven't eaten fast food in over 7 years, maybe this is why I notice it more, but I think that Poles ate healthier during communism. Everything was home made and grown locally. Now, supper comes in a box and over farmed fruits that come from Spain are available all year round.
Wroclaw Boy
5 Jul 2011 #111
Big businesses kill smaller businesses, then create monopolies, thus resulting in inferior products in the name of profit.

Its cheaper to eat unhealthy than the opposite.

Every time I go to a shopping centre there is a massive line up to any of these garbage restaurants.

yeah in Poland McDonalds and KFC are always extremely busy.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
5 Jul 2011 #112
regarding the OP, it still comes down to choice.

you can't say "American food is less healthy" or "Polish food is better" because it's an entire country you're talking about. you walk into a supermarket and you can buy whatever you like. you can skip the veggie stand or buy a bunch of healthy food there. you can eat tofu and salads and skinless baked chicken....or pick up 3 kilos of kielbasa every weekend.
pip 10 | 1,661
5 Jul 2011 #113
I just wanted to add that my post was moved- I had actually posted in another place- but I am new so whatever. My post wasn't in reference to the initial post- I intended it as new.

I was actually making reference to how fat Poles have become since joining EU. Of course I am generalizing- but there are a lot more chubsters since the joining. I have lived in Poland both before and after the join and I can see it.

Yes, it comes down to choice, but a friend of mine said that Poles are eating this food because they have never had it before. Also, Poles are still accepting that a frozen pizza is a frozen pizza and not a bunch of chemicals and over processed garbage.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
24 Jul 2011 #114
you know, I dont know why some of you get all upset at del,, some of what he says is true
but I dont think its Polish Americans trying to be like anyone, its more of the corporate side of it
trying to play the fake side of Culture.

for instance.. I went to a store ( wont mention) but I bought the golubki <~sorry I cant use the
diacritics ( not set up) but.. moving on with what I was saying.

I bought this ( what was supposed to be) golubki and it was the worst tasting mock food I ever
had.. I was disgusted and thought.. ok no wonder its laughed at.

if you make something homemade.. of course we are used to our own cooking and its delicious
but you sometimes want that extra moment and want to hurry and get dinner fixed and low and
behold.. food that shouldnt be even called edible..

it was a lesson well learned.. i wont sacrafice money and time again just to serve something that
was not even close to the same food we cook.

I will admit , one thing about making them is that they require time and patience and todays
food is like rubber, you could throw it at a wall and it will bounce back at you and it should
always be fresh or your setting up for disaster.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
24 Jul 2011 #115
Polish large scale farmers claim many of them grow GMO foods.
dailymotion.com/video/xflwkq_uwaga-tvn-chemia-zabija-nie-tylko-chwasty_news
rychlik 41 | 373
25 Jul 2011 #116
The good natural foods in Poland are in decline due to EU policies, soon it will be as bad as anywhere else in europe. Plus in order to make ends meet, livestock farming conditions have also deteriorated.
Pity we can,t go back to the old ways, sometimes old methods are better than the new.

What EU policies??? Why do they stick their nose in everything?? Does the EU want Poles to develop more food allergies? Why did Poland join the evil EU??
delphiandomine 84 | 18,135
25 Jul 2011 #117
Why do they stick their nose in everything??

It's a European Union. To achieve that, the laws must be broadly similar in all EU countries.

It's the reason why I can jump in the car tomorrow, drive 2 hours, do a huge amount of shopping in Frankfurt (Oder) and drive back without anyone caring. The same EU allowed me to have a German-Polish party with a group of people without anyone caring or being bothered that we crossed the border about 20 times in the space of several hours.

Does the EU want Poles to develop more food allergies?

Uh - quite the opposite. The EU actually wants minimum standards for food production, so the food can be sold throughout the EU freely and without restraint.

Why did Poland join the evil EU??

Evil?

You do realise that the same EU allowed 2 million Poles to find work in the EU, the same EU is pouring a lot of money into the country, the same EU is encouraging Poland to reach the same standard as the West, etc etc. Sure, some "Polish" things might be lost along the way - but the benefits far outweigh the negatives.

Please, leave the EU to the Europeans - you guys over the pond simply don't understand it.
rychlik 41 | 373
25 Jul 2011 #118
Uh - quite the opposite. The EU actually wants minimum standards for food production, so the food can be sold throughout the EU freely and without restraint.

I don't believe it. Don't you ever wonder why heavily industrialized societies, which mass produce food and package food nicely, have so many issues with weight and health? Everything from Celiac disease, to eczema, psoriasis, cancer- even mental issues can be attributed to what you put into your body. You are what you eat.

Have you seen Food Inc. ? Please watch this. I think the EU will eventually try and mass produce food like they do here in Canada and the USA.

Please watch this and open your eyes people. I hope Poland doesn't become like this.
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delphiandomine 84 | 18,135
25 Jul 2011 #119
I don't believe it. Don't you ever wonder why heavily industrialized societies, which mass produce food and package food nicely, have so many issues with weight and health?

It's very easy to eat organically in Europe - not like America.

Have you seen Food Inc. ? Please watch this. I think the EU will eventually try and mass produce food like they do here in Canada and the USA. Please watch this and open your eyes people. I hope Poland doesn't become like this.

It won't happen. The Common Agricultural Policy will prevent this sort of thing ever happening.

Mass production just wouldn't work in Europe anyway.
legend 3 | 664
25 Jul 2011 #120
In North America its very bad.

I think its probably something to do with putting too much hormones or artificial hormones.

There is more overweight people and even worst obese people.
There is more and more girls who are 14 looking like 17.
etc.


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