A disgruntled Australian customer discovered that her 1 kg of mince weighed less than 650 grammes after cooking and draining, but a commenter was quick to correct her error.
The Perth mother complained on the well-liked Facebook page Budget Friendly Meals Australia about how her cooked 1 kilogramme of Coles’ three-star Australian beef mince weighed 360 grammes less.
‘Cooked and drained. All water. It’s getting worse. So disappointed. Where do you shop that gives you value for money for mince please?’ the mum wrote, along with a picture of the mince weighing 641g.
As several forum members offered their recommendations and related frustrations, the Coles customer’s issue received a deluge of comments.
“I live in Melbourne but now buy all our meat from a reputable butcher in the area! The quality is so much better, a little dearer but well worth it.”
While another added: “I’m in Perth and I’m finding mince at our local IGA to be much better quality than what I buy from Coles or Woolies because we have a butcher out the back who does all of the prep for non pre-packaged items.”
One home cook, though, had a quick explanation for the lost in weight difference.
She claimed that 170 grammes, or “usually 17 percent fat,” as printed on the container, would have been removed by draining the mince.