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Cook In The Bag Packet Mixes, What's Special?

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They come with their own transparent cooking bag, bung your meat and veg in the bag, add the sachet mix, perhaps some water, seal the bag, give it a shake then put in the oven at medium heat for an hour. Coleman's and Maggi make them. I like them, handy, low effort and work well.

Why do they provide a bag and not simply say put in a covered casserole pot in the oven? What's the advantage of providing the bag?

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Like slow cooking without the slow cooker - keeps the moisture in that would normally be eliminated by the heat of the oven. You can buy the bags and make your own meals without the mix - much nicer IMO.

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Why do they provide a bag and not simply say put in a covered casserole pot in the oven? What's the advantage of providing the bag?

Gimmick?

Customers don't have a casserole pot?

If they did have a casserole pot maybe the customers would use their own herbs and spices and dispense with Coleman's entirely?

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It's so you come to believe that the bag itself is imbued with magical powers.

I think that's it. Tasty food is 50% skill and 50% psychology.

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It's so you come to believe that the bag itself is imbued with magical powers.

The Universe started with a big bag. :mellow:

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I always thought it was a Pig Bang....

You are from the "wrong" Mosque! :blink:

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Has anyone tried those roasting bags in a pressure cooker?

I like marinading chicken in PeriPeri sauce in a bag in a pressure cooker.. but normal bags usually fall apart.

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Is anyone else else using www.simplycook.com. I am a big fan.

Some very interesting flavours and things I wouldn't normally try but so far no real failures.

P.S. cheeky but if you want to try them pm me and we both get a discount.

And no, I am not connected but I wish I had been able to invest in them.

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I have lost count the number of times I have looked at these but, being tight, I have never bought any - not even when they are on special offer.

Am I missing out?

Missing out on adding some more toxic chemicals to any you may have eaten via food?

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I have lost count the number of times I have looked at these but, being tight, I have never bought any - not even when they are on special offer.

Am I missing out?

In my opinion yes you are. So long as you are cooking for two they are not that expensive. I regard myself as an accomplished cook but I am enjoying cooking things that I wouldn't normally go for. In some ways they save you money as buying all the herbs etc can be quite expensive for a one off meal.

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I have lost count the number of times I have looked at these but, being tight, I have never bought any - not even when they are on special offer.

Am I missing out?

I was given a few packets once when a neighbour was clearing out stuff.

They were better than I expected.. as others have said, the bag does keep the meat juicy as it effectively steams the meat in herb juice.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them.. but maybe if they were on special offer I might grab a couple just for something a bit different.

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Are they any better / different to those mixed spices your can buy in a little jar?

I use the Thai red curry stuff quite often for ease. The simply cook stuff is quite a bit more complex in flavour.

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I was given a few packets once when a neighbour was clearing out stuff.

They were better than I expected.. as others have said, the bag does keep the meat juicy as it effectively steams the meat in herb juice.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them.. but maybe if they were on special offer I might grab a couple just for something a bit different.

I get a stash in when they're on at 50p and theyre there for when we don't have time/energy to cook properly

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Gimmick?

Customers don't have a casserole pot?

If they did have a casserole pot maybe the customers would use their own herbs and spices and dispense with Coleman's entirely?

This.....the plastic bag they provide will hopefully provide consistency of finished product.....personally i would not like the idea of hot plastic next to the food I will be eating.......buying a recipe book or searching, along with a few cheap spices and a tube of tomato puree would provide for many future exciting and tasty meals. ;)

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Would the plastic give off chemicals?

It seems very tough stuff and unlikely to. Certainly h&s rules must mean that anything it gives off must be below a certain safe threshold.

And besides, cooking pots and pans may give off trace substances too, maybe even traces of detergent.

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