The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:01 pm

Snickers bars taste exactly the same in the US or if you buy them in the UK - so do Twix.

And I've seen Cadbury chocolate for sale in US supermarkets.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Toothy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I've tried Cadbury in the States but it tastes extra sweet. My nieces had some while over there, expecting it to be what they knew but found it so sweet they couldn't eat it. I suspect the recipe has been adapted for the US - no idea why!
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:58 pm

wait till easter time. Cadbury creme eggs. (drools)

And i feel somehow insulted by the Hershey hate. but as someone born in Pennsylvania i could be biased :lol:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby janet » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:03 am

I'm willing to share some northern English confectionary.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Dotsie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:04 am

raptornx01 wrote:wait till easter time. Cadbury creme eggs. (drools)

And i feel somehow insulted by the Hershey hate. but as someone born in Pennsylvania i could be biased :lol:

I've tried Hershey's kisses. And yes, they taste like vomit :shock:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby jtrhoades » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:54 am

Sorry Raptor, but I was born and raised in Ohio, right next door to PA, and grew up eating Hershey's chocolate.
It's just not good chocolate.

They do have some more "premium" varieties now that aren't bad.
And they do make Reese's, which is tasty, as well as my personal favorite toffee bar, Hershey's Skor.

That being said, the standard hershey bar, and kisses are awful.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:59 am

At least Hersheba was important enough to make it into Discworld. :lol:
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby jtrhoades » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:30 pm

/facepalm
I totally missed that...

And I got the Djelibeybi one, despite being an American.

To be honest, I tend to catch new puns every time I re-read a discworld book, which I find to be a bit of a positive thing since there's always a new joke to laugh/groan at.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:20 pm

OK - this is the list so far. It is far from being closed yet. :)

Tonyblack, Wales - vegetarian
Bouncy Castle, London - sugar free
Dotsie, England
michelanCello, Hungary
raisindot, Boston, MA
Jaznbonnie in Napa, California - No eggs, gelatin or animal rennet
jtrhoades, Cleveland, Ohio
Selkie - Shetland
Leia Tortoise - Limoges, France
Sjoerd3000, The Netherlands
Toothy, England
janet, North East England - vegetarian too so animal rennet or gelatine would be taboo
Mycroft Vimes, The Netherlands
Sister Jennifer, Australia
MerlinPowered, Australia
AuntyVague, Australia
cheery_j, Germany


IMPORTANT: If I have missed adding your name, please let me know. If I have missed you, it wasn't intentional.
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Dotsie wrote:
raptornx01 wrote:wait till easter time. Cadbury creme eggs. (drools)

And i feel somehow insulted by the Hershey hate. but as someone born in Pennsylvania i could be biased :lol:

I've tried Hershey's kisses. And yes, they taste like vomit :shock:


I tried a bar to it tasted like vegtable machine oil to me.Image
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 pm

It's been too long since i visited this shop :
http://www.chocoholic.nl/index.php?m=3&s=54
I'm pretty sure i'll drop by there this week ,now that you've all made me think of chocolate...
(Start at 0.15s)

New flavoured triple chocolate,mmm.. :D
Add me to the list please,that makes two sources for 'drop',not sure i can think of another typically Dutch treat,at least not any that we can send through the mail.
I don't think a nice young Gouda or worse a nice raw herring(with ot without onions,i prefer without of course,onions on your lovely raw fish,whoever thought of that... :roll: ;) )would arrive in a desirable condition. :lol:
Maybe some 'kaneelstokjes'(cinnamonsticks,http://www.jamin.nl/online_bestellen_14420/oud-hollandse-kaneelstokjes.html) or some form of 'spekkies'(Dutch marshmellows,http://www.jamin.nl/online_bestellen_c4838/spek-en-schuim.html)?
Anyway,as i said,one more for the list s'il vous plait. :)
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:26 am

You're on the list, Mycroft. :)
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:31 am

Skip the Hershey bar... they're awful.


I'll second that. Vile things.

I heard it was because of the high temperatures in a lot of the US states, they had to by law put in something to the chocolate bars that stopped them melting.

I once sent a boxload (cost me a fortune) of Galaxy (best choco in the world) products to an internet buddy in Arkansas.

They took about 3 months to arrive (gods only knows where they were in the meantime) and arrived in a heatwave.

He told me he had to very carfully pour the chocolate into his freezer!!
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:06 pm

Toblerones don't do well in Arizona either. :D
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Re: The 2012 International Sweetie Exchange

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Actually, my local newsagent has bags of sweets for £1 - Rhubarb/Custard, Strawbs/Cream, Sherbet Lemons, etc.

That's about as "local delicacy" as you get in Sarf Lunnon!!
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