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Snacking while eGulleting... (Part 3)


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12 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

For @Kim Shook and others who are fond of saltines, I've just discovered a saltine-like cracker that ups the ante: It is Westminster Bakers Square Hearty Crackers. Apparently the brand is an old New England Company. They are a sort of like a saltine and an oyster cracker had a baby. I can't explain it, but I love them. Of course ordering from Amazon I somehow was in denial about the price and didn't realize when I started to re-order how ridiculous the mark-up is. It doesn't matter, because they are out of stock a week after my first order.

 

I'm sure that this brand can easily be found on shelves all over the northeast for about a third the price. The operation seems to specialize in oyster crackers. Anyway, I'm on a search for a more reasonable source while suffering from withdrawal. 

Those are the best!  They used to be available at Cracker Barrel, but the website doesn't list them anymore.  

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Just happened to discover that Sichuan peppercorns work well with dark chocolate. Might try to pair them further with orange zest, toasted sesame or chili.

Also, remember to wash your hands between cooking and snacking :P

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“Have a break! Have a Qiqiao!“

 

I could buy KitKats (奇巧 - qí qiăo - literally “exquisite“) in China 20 years ago, then they disappeared. Looks like they are relaunching them. 

 

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I am amused that they come with instructions!

 

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Inside that box are three of the smallest KitKats you ever saw!

 

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...your dancing child with his Chinese suit.

 

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Haiyuan (海渊) is a small town in Ningming County, China right beside the border with Vietnam. One of my friends lives there and sent me this gift. (It is traditional to send a small food gift to people who have just moved house.)' The manufacturing company belongs to my friend's cousin.

 

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海渊沙糕 (hăi yuān shā gāo)

 

It reads 'Haiyuan Granulated Cake - Sesame (Flavour). Each package (I received 5) contains these small cakes made from Glutinous Rice, Peanut Oil, White Sugar and Sesame.

 

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...your dancing child with his Chinese suit.

 

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You gave all the details except the most crucial one...how are they? (taste, texture, etc)

 

Sounds like it might almost be a cousin to halwa/halvah.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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56 minutes ago, chromedome said:

You gave all the details except the most crucial one...how are they? (taste, texture, etc)

 

Sounds like it might almost be a cousin to halwa/halvah.

 

Well I didn't think it necessary to describe the taste of somethng with only four ingredients, two  of which are almost tasteless. Yes, it is similar to halva, at least in texture.

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