Frog in a can

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  1. Down_Under

    Down_Under Registered Member

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    Article from Courier Mail,Australia

    http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11979750%5E23272,00.html


    Now there's frog in the can
    Bo Talo, Thailand
    19jan05
    THE economy of a Thai frog-farming village nearly croaked when the price of its plump product slumped on the international market.



    But Bo Talo may take a leap back from financial ruin with an innovative product: frog-in-a-can.

    People in the central Thailand village have long raised muddy brown-coloured, bumpy-skinned frogs for export to places such as Taiwan, where frog legs and frog soup are favourites.

    But in 2000, the price of live frogs fell. So the people of Bo Talo, a village of about 100 families, invested $US15,200 ($20,000) and started producing canned, ready-to-eat frog meat under the Big Frog brand. They now produce about 1000 cans a day which sell for 25 baht (86¢) each.

    "Our product's been well received because no one's ever done it before, so it's quite strange," says Yupa Sangnet, who came up with the idea and manages the project.
     
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    Too gross for some people...
     
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    frog legs, not to bad. But frog in a can :blink:
     
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    A sterno high :eek:
     
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    :D I like the frog legs, as some well know, but even I will pass on this one.

    Thanks
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