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Snacking while eGulleting... (Part 3)


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3 hours ago, heidih said:

They are light & airy to me.. I love the name o the serial as the two are the same era  Aqua Net & Funyuns - 

Oh man, yeah.  Aquanet was a staple.  Those were the days.  I also remember buying this candy where it had a white candy "stick" that you would lick and then dip into different flavored powders.  Like grape flavor and strawberry.  I can't remember the name for the life of me.

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I kinda remember it - like this?   Kids like to lick and dip the candy stick into the candy powder! Lik-m-aid® Fun Dip is a fun choice for party treat bags and a sweet way to reward kids, too.   

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28 minutes ago, Shelby said:

Oh man, yeah.  Aquanet was a staple.  Those were the days.  I also remember buying this candy where it had a white candy "stick" that you would lick and then dip into different flavored powders.  Like grape flavor and strawberry.  I can't remember the name for the life of me.

We had something very similar when I was growing up in the British Isles. We called it Kali but I know it was also known as sherbet. It came with a (closed) liquorice straw. You bit off the top of the straw and then sucked up the sour and fizzy powder.  

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22 minutes ago, heidih said:

I kinda remember it - like this?   Kids like to lick and dip the candy stick into the candy powder! Lik-m-aid® Fun Dip is a fun choice for party treat bags and a sweet way to reward kids, too.   

YES Lik-m!  Thank you! Oh I used to beg my folks to buy me that at baseball games--my then "dad" played in a city league.

3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

We had something very similar when I was growing up in the British Isles. We called it Kali but I know it was also known as sherbet. It came with a (closed) liquorice straw. You bit off the top of the straw and then sucked up the sour and fizzy powder.  

Ohhhhhhh we had something similar.  It was just plastic straws filled with the same type of powder.  Horrible for you, but I loved it lol.

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18 minutes ago, Shelby said:

YES Lik-m!  Thank you! Oh I used to beg my folks to buy me that at baseball games--my then "dad" played in a city league.

Ohhhhhhh we had something similar.  It was just plastic straws filled with the same type of powder.  Horrible for you, but I loved it lol.

 

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2 hours ago, Shelby said:

Oh man, yeah.  Aquanet was a staple.  Those were the days.  I also remember buying this candy where it had a white candy "stick" that you would lick and then dip into different flavored powders.  Like grape flavor and strawberry.  I can't remember the name for the life of me.

Lik-a-made?

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

We had something very similar when I was growing up in the British Isles. We called it Kali but I know it was also known as sherbet. It came with a (closed) liquorice straw. You bit off the top of the straw and then sucked up the sour and fizzy powder.  

Yes sherbet - was it Bassetts that made it?

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Yes sherbet - was it Bassetts that made it?

 

 

I think it might have been. But I do remember the yellow paper and black bold type on it. But also in my mind it was closely associated with plaster of Paris something I cannot explain!

 

at least I got the Kali part correct. Here.

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Apparently not Bassets 

See here.

 

oh. But it is if you read the fine print!

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Does this count? A couple of nippy sweeties*?

 

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* Nippy Sweetie

 
A fiery whisky
 
"I was getting on a plane and had few nippy sweeties to calm my nerves."

 

 

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8 hours ago, Anna N said:

I think it might have been. But I do remember the yellow paper and black bold type on it. But also in my mind it was closely associated with plaster of Paris something I cannot explain!

 

at least I got the Kali part correct. Here.

I recall a flat rectangular package with the top corners turned back 

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:37 AM, rotuts said:

my father used to eat Ritz crackers w

 

1/4 " of butter  and 1/4 " ++  of liverwurst.

 

no sauce.

 

he made it to 86.

 

he did have some reconstructive work done , x 2. 

 

In my youth it was liverwurst/yellow mustard on a ritz.

It is now pate/fig jam on a slice of baguette.

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I haven't eaten these - yet!

 

A friend in England sent me a picture of these yesterday. Liuzhou is China's capital of snail eating, so I'm thinking of replicating them and making a fortune! And eating them!

 

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But snails are more texture not taste. I posted this long ago  

My favorite Madeleine Kamman story is from When French Women Cook. She was living in Paris with her grandmother. She was quite young. The live snails had been put into a clay pot and covered with a weighted plate to force them to "build their window".:

 

"One boring Sunday afternoon I succumbed to the temptation to remove the weight. By 7 o'clock when we came back from some venture the walls were decorated with the visible trails of climbing snails. I got spanked, hated live snails forever for doing me in, and felt vindicated when they appeared in soups or sizzling in pastry shells"

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10 hours ago, heidih said:

But snails are more texture not taste. I posted this long ago  

My favorite Madeleine Kamman story is from When French Women Cook. She was living in Paris with her grandmother. She was quite young. The live snails had been put into a clay pot and covered with a weighted plate to force them to "build their window".:

 

"One boring Sunday afternoon I succumbed to the temptation to remove the weight. By 7 o'clock when we came back from some venture the walls were decorated with the visible trails of climbing snails. I got spanked, hated live snails forever for doing me in, and felt vindicated when they appeared in soups or sizzling in pastry shells"

I admit I would rather snails find their purpose covered in garlic butter. I find them sort of gross when alive, but it is a sad environmental truth that the common variety of snail in our neck of the woods has all but disappeared in the last several years. It used to be you couldn't avoid crunching them after a night rain when you went out get the paper. Now I never see them. Sorry you got spanked. It was a science experiment, right?

 

Oh, and would you please explain "build a window?" I know snails need prep, but never heard that term.

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16 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

I totally disagree.

Maybe I need  snail education. I suppose the canned ones are not the taste winners

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1 hour ago, Katie Meadow said:

I admit I would rather snails find their purpose covered in garlic butter. I find them sort of gross when alive, but it is a sad environmental truth that the common variety of snail in our neck of the woods has all but disappeared in the last several years. It used to be you couldn't avoid crunching them after a night rain when you went out get the paper. Now I never see them. Sorry you got spanked. It was a science experiment, right?

 

Oh, and would you please explain "build a window?" I know snails need prep, but never heard that term.

It was Madeleine Kamman that got spanked. The window is the thin protective casing over their opening. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operculum_(gastropod) Yes less snails down here = drought I think. We had huge apple snails invasive non-native in our local lake - those were cool. Lake was dredged and cleaned - thank you 4 your crud Shell.

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I have not had snails

 

' in the manner of the French '

 

for some time.

 

I did see some videos 

 

where you collected your ordinary Garden Snail

 

then put them in a very large plastic container 

 

so they could ' purge ' them selves

 

then , on to the cooking.

 

all I can remember when I had them some time ago in

 

FR

 

and I do not suggest FR methods are THeBest

 

but they are a style that is mighty tasty for me

 

the snails came in a way cool special dish

 

w a way cook SnailHolder

 

so that was a fine Set-Up !

 

but it was all about the Sauce and the fresh FR Bread to

 

mop that sauce up.

 

the sails , themselves , just went along for 

 

the ride,

 

as far as I can remember 

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