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Unflattering Lego Guardian article

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  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 398
    I did see it, and agree with the title! I remember the food there being awful..

    But funny enough, the food in Legoland Billund is 100 times better... I was really surprised at the difference. 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 780
    To be totally fair, it's Merlin who should be getting the flack for this.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    I'm not surprised. Most attractions serve unhealthy fast food. And they are not going to be well rated by an association that promotes organic living.

    If you look at their number 1 location, they only get 3/5 stars for "Do they offer a healthy choice".


    SumoLego
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,126
    I tried deep fried beer at the Texas State Fair a few years back. It was about as good as you could expect from something that has all it's best traits (cold, frothy etc) replaced by their opposites (warm, flat, in a fried dough pocket). Man I miss going to the fair and trying weird deep fried stuff that should never have been deep fried.
    SumoLegoBaby_YodaSprinkleOtter
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 469
    Yeah, who goes to an amusement park for the healthful food choices?
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 469
    They should try the Minnesota State Fair. Every year there's a couple new "deep-fried (blank) on a stick" items.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    I cannot be the only person wondering how you deep fry beer... 
    You pour it into a dough ball and deep fry. Or you can cut the end off a pitta, fill, batter and deep fry. I've been to Glasgow.

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    SumoLego said:
    Or is it exotic or offensive food items like broccoli, calamari or kale?
    Which is exotic and which is offensive?

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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,586
    To be honest I think they miss the real crime about the food selection at LEGOLAND Windsor, which is that they don't have Granny's Apple Fries, by far the best food item at any LEGOLAND park. As far as I know only the American parks and the one in Dubai have them (I feel like I'd heard about a hotel at one of the other parks maybe having them, but I can't manage to track that info down again for some reason).



    Definitely not as healthy as you'd expect apples to be (VERY sugary), but that said? 100% worth it.
    LyichirBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,354
    edited October 24
    Yeah, who goes to an amusement park for the healthful food choices?
    The same people who are surprised that McDonalds sells McGriddles and Burger King sells Whoppers.  What what!  This syrup-marinated pancake covered in powdered sugar with a pan-fried sausage and fried egg isn't healthy!?!?!?!?!  And don't forget the cheese and bacon!!!!
    CCC said:
    SumoLego said:
    Or is it exotic or offensive food items like broccoli, calamari or kale?
    Which is exotic and which is offensive?
    Yes.  They are.  All of them.
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 1,717
    Broccoli is exotic? Kale is food?
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 469
    Broccoli is a weapon of mass destruction. I've seen a picture! The left half was a piece (sprig? clump? I don't know what it's called) and the right half was a mushroom cloud. The caption said something like, "Broccoli: both a vegetable and a weapon of mass destruction!" In case you couldn't tell, I don't like broccoli...
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,354
    I don't see any tofu or kale on the list.

    (I feel a protest brewing...)
    SprinkleOtter
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 700
    It's very stupid to single out Legoland. Yes, their food isn't healthy, but if you're trying to eat healthy, you're not likely going to eat deep-fried anything, let alone deep-fried crap. The same argument can't be made of actual eateries, of course, but you don't go to Legoland to eat. To say that they're the unhealthiest visitor's attraction in the UK is conceited speculation, at best, and not very reliable considering a grand total of 22 locations in the entire country were visited. Worse still, this food was judged by some random parent rather than an expert who clearly knows what's up.

    The full extent of this article is: "Someone anonymous said that Legoland's food isn't healthy, and some charity concluded solely from this that Legoland serves the unhealthiest food in the UK, so it must be true."
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,336
    CCC said:
    SumoLego said:
    Or is it exotic or offensive food items like broccoli, calamari or kale?
    Which is exotic and which is offensive?

    All of them! Bleurgh! :-)
    SprinkleOtter
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,336
    @Aanchir - that's an impressive list! Well done! Did you get to about 2000 and start thinking "This is getting ridiculous - it'll only increase from here." But you carried on anyway, because that's the kind of person you are! 
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    Further to the above, the balanced diet of LEGO minifigures certainly leaves something to be desired...


    Wow, that is a lot of T-bones. There is quite a bit of fruit there too. Don't forget (unprepared) bamboo shoots ...


    Broccoli is a weapon of mass destruction. I've seen a picture! The left half was a piece (sprig? clump? I don't know what it's called) and the right half was a mushroom cloud. The caption said something like, "Broccoli: both a vegetable and a weapon of mass destruction!" In case you couldn't tell, I don't like broccoli...
    Cabbages are the weapon of choice here ...




    sid3windr
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 129
    @Aanchir there is also a "strawberry jar" - strawberries printed on a minifig head from 2000 Belville: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3626bpx85 


    SumoLegoAanchir
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,671
    I love how this topic merged into listings of food, and realylike @Aanchir descriptoin and @CapnRex101 pic. To be fair to the Guardian though, this is not a 'proper' article so wouldn't really blame the reporter on his skills, but it's a column that always scathingly makes fun of some 'news' event, there's some funny stuff in there, I enjoy reading these.
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  • ArtfulDodgerArtfulDodger Member Posts: 92
    CCC said:
    What do they expect anyway, it's standard food for LEGO City …



    If we're going by what foods are available in Lego City, Turkey Legs should be the most prominent menu item. 


    Man, now I really want a Turkey Leg...
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    CCC said:
    What do they expect anyway, it's standard food for LEGO City …



    If we're going by what foods are available in Lego City, Turkey Legs should be the most prominent menu item. 

    And it would be up there as a weapon too.
    SumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,354
    CCC said:
    And it would be up there as a weapon too.
    Do you mean for heart disease, or as for inflicting blunt force trauma?

    A fried turkey leg sound delicious...
    Baby_Yoda
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,686
    Blunt force trauma is quicker than heart disease.

    SprinkleOtterBaby_Yoda
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 950
    Broccoli should be steamed & not fried- ask my daughters, they love the stuff
    Kale- preferably pan-fried or stir-fried
    Calamari- I prefer pan-fried in a seasoned batter but I won't object to deep-fried

    Lego- not fried at all
    Tkatt
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 469
    LEGO should be sun-baked in a marinade of hydrogen peroxide until it's a nice, bright white!
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,213
    ^^That's odd.

    My preferred preparation for Kale is to dump it in the garbage can. 
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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 700
    Toc13 said:
    Broccoli should be steamed & not fried- ask my daughters, they love the stuff
    Kale- preferably pan-fried or stir-fried
    Calamari- I prefer pan-fried in a seasoned batter but I won't object to deep-fried

    Lego- not fried at all
    I tried deep fried beer at the Texas State Fair a few years back. It was about as good as you could expect from something that has all it's best traits (cold, frothy etc) replaced by their opposites (warm, flat, in a fried dough pocket). Man I miss going to the fair and trying weird deep fried stuff that should never have been deep fried.
    I like my Lego like I like my beer: not fried.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 504
    Don't forget about cabbages... best use of Exo-force hair from The Lego Ideas Book


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 469
    Also used that way in #10190 Market Street!
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  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 324
    ^^That's odd.

    My preferred preparation for Kale is to dump it in the garbage can. 
    The best way to cook kale is to fry it in a pan until there are ample flames. Once it's done any charcoal remains are used later for grill fuel. Just be sure not to set anything else on fire, and make sure all of the smoke has been cooked off before use in the grill to prevent the spread of any unwanted flavors.
    Switchfoot55
  • iliketoastiliketoast AustraliaMember Posts: 230
    If you cook kale in coconut oil it slides right out of the pan into the bin...
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,555
    edited October 28
    C'mon. Kale has much better uses than throwing out. I'm not saying it's fit for human consumption, but there must be somebun that likes it...
    Oh, yeah.

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  • Pepster64Pepster64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 16
    I am still fat and I don't eat fast food though I have to admit I don't have the best of diets. I would never eat at Legoland in the first place and if your kids are more interested in food than Legos when going to Legoland then you might have a problem. 
    Baby_Yoda
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