Global Snaxx Edition 5 and I guess Saturday night open thread?!?

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Good day to you all, hope you are safe, healthy and doing alright. The content monster was barking and it needed to be fed. Perfect time for another installment for Snaxx! Recently many DFOers have purchased snack boxes and now we have more things to talk about!

If you missed the first couple spins around the globe here are the links.

Edition 1

Edition 2 

Edition 3

Edition 4

 

Salty Lime Gummy Candy –Thailand

These are pretty damn good. They are kinda like gummy ropes. You do not taste the salt at all which you would expect with it in the title. . I have no idea where I would find these but I certainly would buy them for a roadtrip, they are kinda refreshing and quite limey. I am pretty high right now and they hit the spot for the portion of “sweet” munchies. Would definitely purchase again if I could find them. 

Orenada – Mayonnaise Potato Chips – Columbia 

I will advise you that I hate mayonnaise, I am 100% in the Big Daddy Drew camp. That is only for straight up mayo, aioli that shit up with some garlic and I am fucking in. Upon opening, they just smell like plain potato chips, nothing off putting there. First surprise is that they are ripple, so that’s good. Wife and I both say they taste like regular potato chips, they are good but taste nothing like advertised. Yeah, so a let down for either being disgusted or discovering something new. I either want something repulsive so I can laugh at myself or something delicious that I can seek out again. Would not buy these again because they are like Flacco, and Eli in that they are just boring. 

Swiss Cheese Potato Chips. – Russia

The whole bag is written in Cyrillic which is a bad sign if I ever wanted to seek out a place to purchase them again as I got them in my monthly snack box. I like Swiss Cheese, I like potato chips so these should be fantastic. They taste very sweet, also described as “weird” by Mrs. Cola. Unlike Hippo who has an aversion to cheese I fucking love the stuff (nawt blue howevah) so you would think these would be what I like. They are a really strange flavoUr because they start of with sweet cheese and then end with salt. Very peculiar. I did not finish the bag and I had the munchies pretty good so that is saying something. Russians have it all wrong here as there is so much potential yet they are not delicious. 

In these international snack boxes I was gifted you get 7 snacks. They include candy, chocolate bar type thing, cookie, chips, etc. Well I have a tree nut allergy and apparently Russia really likes Hazelnuts because 5 of the 7 had hazelnuts in them. Mrs. Cola loves when I get these things and they are littered with tree nuts as then it is all hers. 

Trululu – Pinguinos – Columbia

Hell yeah,skiing and surfboarding gummy penguins! As we all know, skiing is huge in Columbia, big powder days all winter.  Perfect mix of salty and sweet as we just ate the Mayo chips and as you can guess, I am stoned.  It is sort of faux marshmallow on the bottom with only the beak and legs a gummy. They are way softer than what we are used to and are absolutely delicious. They are citrusy and they aren’t nearly as sweet as I thought that they would be. They do indeed look like penguins and are very manufactured. 

I would eat these again, they are quite pleasant and lighter than our normal gummi bears.

Z Roll Farm – Fried Shrimp with Salad Cream FlavoUr – Thailand

I really didn’t want to eat these. I fear what salad cream could be. They are extremely off putting. I have to say that they are exactly what they say they are. I honestly can’t hate them because they are absolutely disgusting, like warm, stale sushi. Mrs. Cola didn’t mind it either, but did not have a third try. This is one of the ones I bought and I knew that it would not agree with me. I do not think that it is because they taste fishy as I love seafood, it is that it tasted like fake fish. Years ago I worked at a resort hotel and they served pollock (imitation crab) on the buffet and the Taiwanese tourists believed it was crab and would house bowl after bowl of the stuff. They used to be on bus tours of the Rockies and come in for the lunch buffet. I am not lying to you that a regular occurrence was plates of food being shoveled into purses for the road. 

Would not buy again, but if this is your thing then they taste as advertised.

 

There is probably sports on tv but I have had no time to look up anything.

Tomorrow morning Mighty Whitey plays the White Lives Matter team (seriously they had a banner), there is also Man U v Liverpool so that will still be fun. Then praise GAMBLOR, BLEERGH, SHANK’LOR, AND OUR MATRON SAINT!

As always,

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A pugs best friend. Wine drinker. Loves to use the letter U behind O. Iggles fan, Fulham FC supporter. Bartend as a hobby in Canadia. One of the resident futbol freaks at the clubhouse
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Lady bfc made chocolate banana bread and while i disagree with her that it isn’t breakfast, she’s right that it’s dessert.

bk109

You can reach across the divide (unlike certain flunkies in your capital) and agree on the important thing – whatever the meal, it is delicious!

clint greasewood
Mr. Ayo

I apologize for absolutely getting my assed kicked!

— C. McGregor

clint greasewood

Just seems like one of those sports you can’t dabble in and out of. Once you retire it’s game over.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

This was the first tune spotify recommended for me tonight. Maybe these algorithms, unlike the kids, are alright.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=nVU5eplQmIU&feature=youtu.be

Viva La Tabula Raza

Saw Black Joe at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio when he was breaking out. What a talent!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I should have pared back a little of the campari in this boulevardier, but still tasty

Gumbygirl

Gumby has people clutching their pearls over this one. I’m confident you guys can handle it.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

That new Maleficent sequel looks great

Mr. Ayo

I would love to handle that certainly.

ballsofsteelandfury

Oh yeah!

Viva La Tabula Raza

Where does Gumby “have” these people? Can he do with them as he pleases? I have recommendations.

Gumbygirl

He’s on some boob site, but some of the people on it took offence to the Catholic nun gone bad theme of this picture.

ballsofsteelandfury

That’s crazy

Brick Meathook

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Viva La Tabula Raza

I reckon I’d appreciate this more if I knew who BEFORE person was. I am old and drunk.

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Mr. Ayo

You don’t know Al Pacino?

Viva La Tabula Raza

Not in that configuration. Thanks, though, I see it now….

BrettFavresColonoscopy

He’s dressed as Bob Dylan

Redshirt

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Watching “The Rock” with the theory that the character of “John Mason” as a disavowed James Bond makes the movie so very much better.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Yeah, I’m down with that.
—Dwayne Johnson

Brick Meathook

Watch the HBO movie Phil Spector by David Mamet and starring Al Pacino, and imagine that it is the real Godfather III, where Michael Corleone has entered the music business and gone batshit insane so he wears crazy wigs and kills someone.

Doktor Zymm

Motivation to occasionally leave a bottle of wine unfinished; I have excellent stoppers

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Screw cap has the same flavor-saving qualities.

Doktor Zymm

But none of the style!

Mr. Ayo

This is why I toss all stoppers.

Redshirt

(sees the Nicole Kidman/Stone Temple Pilots SNL episode from 1993 airing on NBC)

“Oh, God! Who else died now?!”

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

We’re having linguisa for dinner, what cocktail or beer goes with that?

Doktor Zymm

capirinha maybe? Although I have a strange feeling an americano might be delish with. Or if beer, a quality lager.

ballsofsteelandfury

Portuguese, Brazilian, or Filipino?

Doktor Zymm

Is there actually that much difference flavor wise?

ballsofsteelandfury

Filipino is sweeter. Brazilian is spicier. The differences are subtle.

Doktor Zymm

In Hawaii you can get egg, rice, and Portuguese sausage at McDonalds.

Brick Meathook

In Hawaii you can get Spam everywhere and with anything.

Viva La Tabula Raza

The selection of different flavors is mind boggling. In Guam it’s the same way.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Creo que Portugués

ballsofsteelandfury

I think Zymm’s suggestion of an americano is a good one.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Lady BFC busted out some rosé so I’m going with that but may riff on the campari for a boulevardier afterwards

clint greasewood

Pilsner or a sparkling wine

Redshirt

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Brick Meathook

You gotta love a sauce that has a whole stick of butter in it:

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Doktor Zymm

Dairy fat is life, and also eventually death, but totally worth it

Redshirt

That’s a good reason why I’m on a diet right now and my Cholesterol levels are “one sample at a time please”.

clint greasewood

Hello

Doktor Zymm

‘Sup

clint greasewood

Nothing much, just got back the grocery. There’s a Buffalo Wild Wings in the adjacent parking lot and the lot is full for the UFC McGregor fight. A lot of Trump flagged trucks.

Doktor Zymm

Seems like it might be fun to chain them all together and see if they can cooperate to remove the chain

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Ha ha, losers.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Is it me you’re looking for?

ballsofsteelandfury

I always find it very strange to drink the Asian drinks that are more jelly than water. Aloe vera tastes good but it’s weird to drink.

Doktor Zymm

I love aloe vera drinks, and I get legit pissed when they’re not chunky enough. I also get aloe instead of boba when ordering boba though, so I’m all in on aloe chunks. (Rose tea, no sugar half ice, aloe)

ballsofsteelandfury

They’re great and aloe is really good for you. I just feel I’m eating/chewing the drink instead of “drinking”.

Doktor Zymm

I feel like there’s a seperate category of drinks you chew, perhaps pioneered by falooda, but definitely continued with smoothies and boba

Doktor Zymm

Totally missed that Cutler’s wife gave hime the ol’ spray bottle

ballsofsteelandfury

Is that a euphemism for a sex act?

Doktor Zymm

It’s how you keep cats off the counter, but could easily be a furry/light domination thing

Doktor Zymm

So, just as a note, hating blue cheese and similar is actually a genetic thing, just like those poor souls who can’t enjoy cilantro.

Doktor Zymm

So we shouldn’t fight our sad, blue cheese disliking brethren, but rather, pity them for having a deceitful tongue

BrettFavresColonoscopy

No, i prefer to criticize their poor life choices

Doktor Zymm

That’s cool too
*slowly hones cheese knife*

Mr. Ayo

Ah, yes, the great terrible green soap.

Doktor Zymm

You are doubly cursed, unfortunate

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’m watching a show called FATE: The Winx Saga. It’s about faeries. Looks like Chad Ochocinco’s dream of Carboat finally became a reality.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

One character is named Skye. Another is named Bloom. There’s also a River.

Doktor Zymm

So it’s a modern Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

No, it’s definitely not that.

King Hippo

ah, but what if it COULD

ballsofsteelandfury

I showed this exact video to my niece and her boyfriend and they both asked me what language it was in.

Doktor Zymm

They subtitle Letterkenny in the US, they would damn well subtitle this. Although, even with subtitles they might not get the Russell Brand joke

Doktor Zymm

Isn’t salad cream a UK thing?
Anyway, I have to say that Japanese snack makers are clearly wizards. I’m working my way through my first Bokksu box and I had a dried strawberry somehow infused with white chocolate and I don’t even know what’s real anymore, but at least it’s a tasty fantasy

ballsofsteelandfury

I think so. James May did some videos on it.

Doktor Zymm

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ballsofsteelandfury
Doktor Zymm

Fingerprints in the bread! Also, excellent mic (mike?) work with hearing the lettuce

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ready to see Hippo and Litre unite against me? I recently purchased pear and blue cheese ice cream and think it’s fucking tasty.

Doktor Zymm

I choose team BFC!

ballsofsteelandfury

I’m in too. That’s good stuff.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I will not stand by ye.

Mr. Ayo

Blue cheese is the devil.

ballsofsteelandfury

We’ve had the Cookie Wars. I think you just ignited the Cheese Wars.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

My Samoas have not yet shipped and I’m not happy about it.

King Hippo

oh my cats, I just CAN’T EVEN

Brick Meathook

I don’t know about snacks, but I just made (and devoured a bowlful of) creamy shrimp scampi over linguini. The sauce is rich in shallots and garlic, a little white wine, and a cup of whole cream and a full stick of butter.

It’s my birthday so I don’t care. I’ve lived too long anyway. But I won’t die before I have my cheesecake desert with Tillamook real vanilla ice cream (I also have sugar cones for the latter).

Mr. Ayo

More importantly, can we get links to the snack delivery services you folks are using?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

The niece and nephew got their Yums! box today and dove right into the Netherlands. Next stop: Romania.

Doktor Zymm

Mine has shipped but nawt arrived! Rawr!

ballsofsteelandfury

I get Try The World as a gift from my brother. Link:

https://www.trytheworld.com/pages/snacks

Mr. Ayo

I will advise you that I hate mayo

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Viva La Tabula Raza

I wonder why the Thai gummy candies are in a bag that is not imprinted in the Thai alphabet.comment image?e79519&e79519

Viva La Tabula Raza

Maybe all those Asian alphabets look the same to the folks that put the boxes together?

King Hippo

Man, you boldly eat some horrifying shite! Huzzah.