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Regional snacks that just seem wrong

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This article from The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/apr/29/manchester-egg describes a truly vile-sounding concoction.

I live in London but was born and raised in Manchester and I'm damned if that culinary train wreck represents my city of origin.

Any junk-food snacks peculiar to your region?


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Three words. Oh My God.

OK that abomination beats the Manchester Egg all ends up I bow to the superior wrongness.

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I have actually tasted a Koolickle...in New Jersey of all places. I have had much worse tasting things

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I have actually tasted a Koolickle... I have had much worse tasting things.

Me too.


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I think if you really sit and think about poutine for too long, it becomes reasonably obvious that it's an appalling concoction, and the foie gras poutine from Au Pied de Cochon even more so. That said, poutine is pretty delicious...

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When I was in high school I came across a book that claimed Australia's national dish was the "pie floater". I was annoyed that I'd never heard of it - you would expect Australia's national dish to be common knowledge to Australians - and even more annoyed when I discovered what it was. A pie floater is a bowl of pea soup with a meat pie floating in it. Google has revealed a wikipedia article, and also a photo.

My original indignation was well-founded, the pie floater is not Australia's national dish and hopefully never will be.

Maybe they're delicious, maybe they're much healthier than a plain meat pie, but I think they're plain wrong.

-Chris

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When I was in high school I came across a book that claimed Australia's national dish was the "pie floater". I was annoyed that I'd never heard of it - you would expect Australia's national dish to be common knowledge to Australians - and even more annoyed when I discovered what it was. A pie floater is a bowl of pea soup with a meat pie floating in it. Google has revealed a wikipedia article, and also a photo.

My original indignation was well-founded, the pie floater is not Australia's national dish and hopefully never will be.

Maybe they're delicious, maybe they're much healthier than a plain meat pie, but I think they're plain wrong.

-Chris

Pie Floaters are delicious, but they are far from a National dish in Oz. They are however a gastronomic icon in South Australia; along with Fritz and sauce sandwiches.


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