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Offline cwjalex

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favorite candy?
« on: November 01, 2014, 03:40:10 PM »
morning after halloween, huge bowl of candy next to me...can anyone guess what my breakfast is?  im really not a huge fan of candy but i eat it occasionally if it's available.  Kit Kat's are probably one of my favorite candy cause they aren't too heavy or too chocolately.  i like snickers and reeses too.  

edit:  after eating several pieces of candy im noticing that if i'm hungry, i seem to gravitate more towards snickers bars over kit kats.  if i'm not hungry i like kit kats more.  hmmm, maybe the slogan "hungry, why wait" actually means something.

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 03:53:53 PM »
Chocolate is fine sometimes, but what I really crave for is salmiak...

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«Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 04:14:58 PM »
Chocolate is fine sometimes, but what I really crave for is salmiak...

i had to look that up.  i dont think ive ever seen it here in murrica

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«Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 05:34:41 PM »
i had to look that up.  i dont think ive ever seen it here in murrica

People either love it or hate it, a bit like Boulez :)

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«Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 06:07:55 PM »
People either love it or hate it, a bit like Boulez :)

hehe.  i can understand why people like foods that i dont like but i can't understand why people like boulez.

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«Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 06:59:36 PM »
hehe.  i can understand why people like foods that i dont like but i can't understand why people like boulez.

You should try some surströmming  ;D

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 07:01:24 PM »
Burfi is my favourite candy!

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«Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 08:21:25 PM »
Hi awesome_o,

I never heard of it but would like to try it. This is what I discovered.

Plain Barfi. Alternative names, burfi, burfee, borfee.

The many varieties of barfi include besan barfi, Kaaju Barfi, and Pista Barfi.

Barfi is a sweet confectionery from the region of the Indian Subcontinent. Plain barfi is made with condensed milk and sugar cooked until it solidifies. The many varieties of barfi include besan barfi (made with gram flour), Kaaju Barfi (made with cashews), and Pista Barfi (made with ground pistachios).

Barfi is often flavored with fruit (such as mango or coconut) or nuts (such as cashew and pistachio) and spices such as cardamom or rose water. They are sometimes coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf known as vark. They are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. Different types of Barfi vary in their color and texture.

The confection is now served in India, year round but especially during the holiday season, wedding ceremonies and the religious festivals.

That's all for now, Joe.

P.S. I'm quite a fan of dark chocolate. Pretzels, graham crackers, mint patties, caramels, raisins, strawberries dipped in dark chocolate are just some of my favorites. I like Kit Kat's too but they are even better in dark chocolate.

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«Reply #8 on: November 01, 2014, 08:54:03 PM »
I like Kit Kat's too but they are even better in dark chocolate.

Have you ever tried green-tea flavoured Kit Kat from Japan?

It's pretty good!

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«Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 10:04:59 PM »
Hi awesome_o,

Have you ever tried green-tea flavoured Kit Kat from Japan?

It's pretty good!

No, I haven't tried them. I just did a google search to see where I could find them. I found out they come in 15 flavors!

I will try to order these, Joe.

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«Reply #10 on: November 01, 2014, 10:16:03 PM »
i just looked up those 15 flavors of japanese kitkats.  so weird.  some of them sound good but...wasabi?  gross

edit: i kept looking and found there are actually like a hundred different flavors of kitkat in japan

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 10:31:37 PM »
Hval chocolate from Norway is the best chocolate.

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«Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 11:34:02 PM »
You should try some surströmming  ;D

With the Boulez sonata in the background.
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«Reply #13 on: November 02, 2014, 06:10:40 PM »
2nd day in a row with snickers for breakfast.  i just read the package of the snickers bar and it says "may contain almonds".  to me that means sometimes it has almonds and sometimes it doesn't.  what's that all about?

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«Reply #14 on: November 03, 2014, 04:02:24 AM »
2nd day in a row with snickers for breakfast.  i just read the package of the snickers bar and it says "may contain almonds".  to me that means sometimes it has almonds and sometimes it doesn't.  what's that all about?

Many people are severely allergic to different kinds of nuts/almonds. That's why the manufacturers always make those notes in the products, so that they won't face legal action when someone dies. Almonds are not part of the recipe, but they may handle then on the same product line/space and there's the possibility of contamination.

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«Reply #15 on: November 03, 2014, 04:42:35 AM »
Many people are severely allergic to different kinds of nuts/almonds. That's why the manufacturers always make those notes in the products, so that they won't face legal action when someone dies. Almonds are not part of the recipe, but they may handle then on the same product line/space and there's the possibility of contamination.

that's pretty ridiculous if someone is so severely allergic to almonds that merely touching them and then making another food could cause a severe reaction leading to death.  if someone were that sensitive they would almost guarantee to get a reaction from eating at restaurants. i used to cook in many restaurants and the sanitation and hygiene of even reputable restaurants is often sketchy.  if most people saw how the kitchens operated in the restaurants in which they were eating they would never eat in them again. 

if i were that allergic to almonds that merely handling them and then handling something else could give me a severe enough reaction to lead to death i would only eat food that i prepared myself. a lot of the "allergy" claims of people in restaurants aren't real since i have seen the allergies ignored countless times without any problem.  i also see ridiculous things like people claiming allergy to something like clarified butter but then proceeds to put regular whole butter on everything they eat.  my mom has claimed her entire life she is allergic to peppers but i see her eat salsa and other foods that are loaded with them.  when i cook for her i often put peppers in the dish if i can hide them and she has never gotten sick from it.  of course there are lots of people with food allergies but there are also a lot of people who think they have food allergies but don't.   

i know i have gone off on a rant but as you say many people are allergic to nuts it occurred to me that in the 70s they used to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in school cafeterias.  where were all the peanut and gluten allergies then?  have we just developed a drastic increase in all these allergies in the last 50 years?

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #16 on: November 03, 2014, 04:50:32 AM »
Milk Duds and Tootsie Rolls are good.    Good way to temporary wire your mouth shut too.

*Bob leaves a five pound bag of sugarless Haribo bears out in the thread....*

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«Reply #17 on: November 03, 2014, 05:17:03 AM »
that's pretty ridiculous if someone is so severely allergic to almonds that merely touching them and then making another food could cause a severe reaction leading to death.  if someone were that sensitive they would almost guarantee to get a reaction from eating at restaurants. i used to cook in many restaurants and the sanitation and hygiene of even reputable restaurants is often sketchy.  if most people saw how the kitchens operated in the restaurants in which they were eating they would never eat in them again. 

if i were that allergic to almonds that merely handling them and then handling something else could give me a severe enough reaction to lead to death i would only eat food that i prepared myself. a lot of the "allergy" claims of people in restaurants aren't real since i have seen the allergies ignored countless times without any problem.  i also see ridiculous things like people claiming allergy to something like clarified butter but then proceeds to put regular whole butter on everything they eat.  my mom has claimed her entire life she is allergic to peppers but i see her eat salsa and other foods that are loaded with them.  when i cook for her i often put peppers in the dish if i can hide them and she has never gotten sick from it.  of course there are lots of people with food allergies but there are also a lot of people who think they have food allergies but don't.   

i know i have gone off on a rant but as you say many people are allergic to nuts it occurred to me that in the 70s they used to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in school cafeterias.  where were all the peanut and gluten allergies then?  have we just developed a drastic increase in all these allergies in the last 50 years?

Of course they are exaggerating in 99,99999% of cases. That's just like a warning not to put you head into the microwave to dry your hair. Most people won't actually die. But there are people with such severe allergies and they usually don't eat in restaurants for the reasons you stated.

Being one with food allergies even since I was a child (in the 60's) I can assure you people have had severe reactions even before the present "health hysteria". I would not propably die if I accidently ate some nuts, but my throat would swallow and without medication it is really nasty. I personally have not totally avoided things I am allergic to and have developed some tolerance (I was even quite allergic to cats as a kid :). But those who have, can have an anaphylactic shock from a quite small amount of the substance and that can kill you.

When you're allergic, it's not usually a question whether you die, but whether you will feel sick for the rest of the day or a few days (and look horrible when the eyes get swallen). If I pay to eat in a restaurant, I prefer not to suffer afterwards, so I tend to ask what's in the food :)

Yes, we have seen a huge increase in allergies in the West and there are several tehories why. One is the total avoidance of things that have caused even minor reactions in the past that was the old school advice from the doctors. The other is living in an oversanitized environment as a child and the lack of disease that would boost your immune system.

In my case it's more of a genetic thing, I spent my childhood summers on a farm. But if I lived 100 years ago I probably would have died at 5, I had such severe asthmatic attacks. That's natural selection. It's rarely happens anymore, so people can pass things like this into the next generation.

BTW. One thing I found quite difficult when I was in states 20 years ago was that there were peanuts EVERYWHERE...Buying chocolate was quite difficult...

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«Reply #18 on: November 03, 2014, 11:08:05 AM »
BTW. One thing I found quite difficult when I was in states 20 years ago was that there were peanuts EVERYWHERE...Buying chocolate was quite difficult...
haha probably because of people like me.  i won't eat chocolate UNLESS it has nuts in it. sometimes people who don't know me well will buy me chocolate and even if it is good stuff i won't eat it until i have some kind of almond, cashew or other nut that i can eat with it at the same time.

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 03:46:32 AM »
Hi cwjalex,

I just ate a snickers bar (that was prior to eating) wrapped in a white wrapper. It said, "almonds" on it. I have neither seen one of these before nor have I ever eaten one before. The almonds inside were quite hard. I just found it, mixed in with a big bag of candy. It made me remember your post which I only just read like yesterday or thereabouts.  


2nd day in a row with snickers for breakfast.  i just read the package of the snickers bar and it says "may contain almonds".  to me that means sometimes it has almonds and sometimes it doesn't.  what's that all about?

I guess they must make two kinds of Snickers! I never knew that.

That's my explanation be it right or wrong, Joe.

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Re: favorite candy?
«Reply #20 on: November 06, 2014, 07:59:04 AM »
Anything involving both chocolate and coconut. Our local Whittakers coconut block is my first choice and I have eaten no lollies aside from chocolate for decades.
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