Do you remember Food? Prelude

typed for your pleasure on 1 February 2012, at 1.31 am

Sdtrk: ‘If not by fire’ by Mandy More

And now for something completely different: For my birthday this past November, Jill Tilley, one of my Twitterfriends, posted me a box of candy and snacks that she thinks I’d dig, after scouring this very blog for food ideas. It was a much-appreciated cornucopia of foodstuffs from Japan and England, via the shops in her particular part of Canada.


So I thought to myself, as a bit of a break from all those Gynoid and Doll bOObs, why not write a wee review of each item when I eat it? That way, future generations will have deep and considerable insight as to what the human race ate, before the robots took over and crammed our brains into metal shells to extend the longevity of the species. Hence the title of this miniseries: Do you remember Food?

Not counting the Ruffles All-dressed and the mint Aero bar, I’ll do four posts one week at a time, covering two snacks/candies each. As much as I love Ruffles All-dressed and mint Aero bars, I can get those if I make a forty minute run to the Canadian border, so they’re not as rare. Not to mention those were the first to go. Plus, my lovely Synthetik wife Sidore Kuroneko will be displaying the selections, so there’s your added incentive. Get ready for starch-o-choco-excitement! *superfluous engine revving sounds*

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Do you remember Food? Part I on February 8th, 2012

Do you remember Food? Part II on February 15th, 2012

11 have spoken to “Do you remember Food? Prelude”

  1. jill writes:

    !! so we’re getting candy AND doll bOObs? nice!

  2. bbbjjjttt writes:

    What Jill said!

  3. Jinx writes:

    Sweet! 😉

  4. Euchre writes:

    4 posts one week at a time? pfffft… I’m still waiting for the next installment of the 2010 AVN trip 😀 *runs & hides*

    wait… you know where I live… frack

  5. bbbjjjttt writes:

    We are fortunate to have a couple of very good British-imports type places nearby. Based on your reviews, I’ll probably be picking up other items besides tea and bikkies!

  6. Davecat writes:

    Jill —
    Well, unfortunately the Missus won’t get her jubbelys out for this, as ‘Shouting to hear the echoes’ is a family blog, for families. Nevertheless, I’m sure you’ll agree she’ll make food worth looking at!

    Jinx —
    Ahh, I see what you did there. 🙂

    RAAAGGHH *comes at you with stranglin’ hands*
    Remember, it took me almost four years to write the last installment of ‘What Would Loki Do?’ I like to think I work at a Kubrickian pace. At least, that’s my excuse.

    bbbjjjttt —
    See, that’s not fair. How is it that SoCal, a location that has a climate that’s the complete and total opposite of Engerland, has shops that stock English snacks and bevvies, when Michigan, with its either-overcast-or-cold climate, has none?? There’s no satisfaction to be had here, I tell you.
    I can, however, say, that there are a couple of Asian groceries no more than a couple of miles from here, though. But then, you can probably say that, too. DAMNIT *slams fist on table*

  7. Michael Ramirez writes:

    Oh gosh, the lack of English specialty stores is super frustrating… and trust me, I live in Arkansas, where I’m sure there is even less of a chance that there would ever be one here… despite that, there is a grocery store here with a small specialty aisle and they have Lyle’s Golden Syrup and the curry ketchup that’s popular in Europe. You see, I’d love to find clotted cream so I could have a *real* Devonshire tea party. It’s totally impossible to find in the USA. Something about ordering dairy off the internet is off-putting for me…

  8. Davecat writes:

    Arkansas! Like Kansas, if Kansas were the nation’s Ur-Kansas. I have no idea where I’m going with this.

    I need to do some rooting round to see if there are any specialty shops in SE Michigan that stock food from the UK. We have a store chain called Meijer, which Wikipedia describes as a ‘hypermarket’, that has an ‘ethnic foods’ aisle. If the price structure they have there is the same or cheaper than any specialty shops however, I might have to sell a kidney* for an Aero bar, as Meijer wants almost $2 for them. Uncool.

    Totally agree with you about buying dairy through the Inert Net. Order cream, receive cottage cheese! If you’re lucky.

    *neither of mine, it should go without saying

  9. Barbielle writes:

    oh oh my oh my oh my!! You like Aero Mint too?? They don’t sell it here but every time I visit London I buy big amount of Aero Mint with me! It’s my absolutely favorite delicacy ever, well in addition to chocolate-mint ice cream.. I haven’t eaten Mint Aero for two years from now on so it was a pleasure to see old buddy here. (: Never forget about green bubbles.. ;D <3

  10. Davecat writes:

    Plain chocolate is boring, but mint definitely adds something special to it. As far as I’m concerned, both Synthetiks and Aero Mint are proof that humanity does have some measure of hope after all. 🙂 I knew you had good taste, Barbielle!

  11. Barbielle writes:

    The way you say that is very clever and nice! I have to agree with both, hope of humanity and my good taste, honey ;D <3 So sweet we share even more common passions really

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