Are Corned Beef Tins Designed To Kill Us?
July 12, 2017 3:22pm CST
Tins used for canning and sealing food for preservation have changed over the years. Some still require the use of the can-opener though that is usually much easier in itself to operate than earlier versions. Many tins now come with ring pulls that will lift the entire lid off easily without even needing to find the tin opener. The ring pull tin is great for camping trips in particular. Why then do corned beef tins still often require the old fashioned key opening system where you insert a key and slowly peel back the lid, which has very jagged sharp edges that put many users (including my mother once in the 1970’s) in hospital for stitches and tetanus jabs? There is no earthly reason why corned beef or ham tins should not use conventional can-opener or ring tab lids. I can only conclude that their continued presence in the 21st century is the work of some sadist out to maim or kill meat eating citizens. Arthur Chappell
21 people like this
• United States
I agree, the change in the opening of those tins of corned beef has not been done due to some evil out there who wants to see humans suffer or die, or suffer and then die. This sounds like a great comic book! There has to be a superhero out there who can solve this problem.
• Pamplona, Spain
Even the tins with the pull back lids have their drawback if you are not careful with them as the edges of them can be lethal and cut your hand open if you are not careful. Have not eaten that in a long time though.
Maybe they're just REALLY OLD tins of food! Have you checked the dates?! Lolz. I remember being absolutely and utterly terrified of those tins when I was a nipper. I think they are designed purely to inflict pain. I didn't realise they were still around, but I don't buy corned beef or such.
• United Kingdom
I completely agree with you. Other tins have become easier to open while corned beef tins have always been, continue to be, and will always be designed to kill us. I don't like corned beef anyway but, I think, even if I did, I'd probably get someone else to risk their lives rather than battle with the evil myself.