The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

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The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:11 am

This is an idea I got from the discussion on another thread and I'd be interested to see if anyone wants to take part.

The idea is you list your name and country and then people contact you by PM and ask to do an exchange of traditional sweets/candy for your region or country. So they send you something and you send them something. Try not to go overboard on this or it could get rather pricey. The items can be sweets, chocolate or some other edible item that is unique to your country or region.

I mentioned in the other thread that I first got to try Dutch salty licorice this way when we did an exchange on another site. It was very weird, but I got to like it. I seem to remember sending Lossin Dant, which is a traditional Welsh mint.

So - if you want to take part, list your user name and country below. :)

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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:23 am

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There might be a problem with international customs regulations - I know that the US get snotty if you sent Smarties, as the colouring for the blue ones is illegal over there.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:26 am

I'd just be vague and say something like "candy" on the customs form. That's what I've done in the past. ;)
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:32 am

True.

I really shouldn't be signing up for this, as I probably won't be able to eat any candy I receive unless it's sugar free. :roll:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:35 am

I've a feeling you might be getting cinnamon chewing gum!

Sweets of the world, I like it :D

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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Seimimac » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:34 pm

We would have more or less the same sweets etc. as Dotsie in England, but here in Ireland we also have Yellowman, a sweet, sticky, honeycomb type of sweet, traditionally eaten at the Oul' Lammas Fair in Ballycastle. It's available here in Belfast too, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowman_(candy)

For the real connoisseurs amongst you, though, we have an older, even more traditional snack or treat - Dulce. Dried, salty seaweed. Really salty. Really, really salty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaria_palmata
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:41 pm

My dear old dad used to speak of Dulse and Yellowman. And for some odd reason, he loved buttermilk.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:32 pm

Seimimac wrote:For the real connoisseurs amongst you, though, we have an older, even more traditional snack or treat - Dulce. Dried, salty seaweed. Really salty. Really, really salty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaria_palmata

That does sound interesting. I wouldn't consider it a sweet, though.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Seimimac » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:39 pm

ChristianBecker wrote:
Seimimac wrote:For the real connoisseurs amongst you, though, we have an older, even more traditional snack or treat - Dulce. Dried, salty seaweed. Really salty. Really, really salty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaria_palmata

That does sound interesting. I wouldn't consider it a sweet, though.


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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:41 pm

It doesn't have to be sweeties. Any local delicacy will do. Laverbread anyone? :lol:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby michelanCello » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:08 pm

Oooooh, great idea! :D Yummm!

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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:20 pm

When I saw the topic line I thought this was for an international spouse/partner-swapping event. Imagine my disappointment. :lol:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It doesn't have to be sweeties. Any local delicacy will do. Laverbread anyone? :lol:

Sounds nice, too.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:26 pm

I dunno what would be a local thing here. salt water taffy maybe? if i had transportation i could get freezedried icecream from Cape Canaveral :lol:
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