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post #161 of 439
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Originally posted by rwikene
Girlscout cookies have a shelf life of 7 years:
OMG! Don't say that! That's been my preggo craving, those horrid Caramel deLites. (in fact... I have a delivery coming today...)
post #162 of 439
But girl scout cookies are sooooo good. I was bummed when I moved into an apartment...they stopped coming by.

As for Twinkie's - the old one I found didn't really rot - it just disintegrated....truned to dust when we picked it up....ick.
post #163 of 439
Browsing through this entire thread..... I have seen people mention those Mac & Cheese boxed meals.

YUK

I was SO upset when I first met DH and I decided to make some from scratch - took a while as I hadn't made it in years. THEN - DH Hated it.........
I HATE that thick sticky bright yellow/orange mac & cheese from a box, what is there to LIKE?

I also made DH pizza from scratch and he hated that too...... seems he was brought up on all the boxed crap out there.

Chelly
post #164 of 439
In fact the girlscout cookie's shelf life was one of the things we were supposed to use when selling cookies 15years ago....ugh! And people bought them for that reason too...ewww
post #165 of 439
I've gone through an entire box of those chocolate covered peanut putter Girl Scout cookies as I've been sitting here at the computer. I have to eat them by Tuesday -- I'm giving up chocolate for Lent.
post #166 of 439
Beth...eat them now or anytime 7 years after Easter. LOL

I ordered three boxes of those darn things. And they're supposed to be here this weekend. Thanks for reminding me!

Those friendship circles are yummy.

And they'll apparently make me live longer. Bonus!
post #167 of 439

all these preservatives won't make us live longer...

we just won't decompose after we die! sounds funny, but it's true, even without the embalming fluid, bodies are taking much longer to decompose cause of all the preservative build-up.
post #168 of 439

Re: all these preservatives won't make us live longer...

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Originally posted by reilly's momma
we just won't decompose after we die! sounds funny, but it's true, even without the embalming fluid, bodies are taking much longer to decompose cause of all the preservative build-up.
Hey they should add that little tidbit to the box or advertising......

:LOL

Chelly
post #169 of 439

Re: all these preservatives won't make us live longer...

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Originally posted by reilly's momma
we just won't decompose after we die! sounds funny, but it's true, even without the embalming fluid, bodies are taking much longer to decompose cause of all the preservative build-up.
Isn't it awful? For me, it's special treat though. Packaged foods are expensive and unhealthy, so if it's in a box we probably got it at the hfs.

I still feel guilty... and BTW my cookies didn't come yesterday after all!
post #170 of 439

"Spring" Oreos

with purple filling! :Puke It's getting to the point where the food that isn't abnormally colored is becoming an endangered species :

ps I love this new smilie, :Puke so appropriate for this thread :Puke
post #171 of 439
Ok, tonight we say fish sticks with "confetti" sprinkles on them :Puke They were all colorful and looked like sprinkles on a birthday cake, the fish on the package had a birthday hat on and balloons????

it said on the package "not sweet, just a treat" what does that mean?????????? Um you need an incentive to get your kids to eat batter dipped fried fish "peices"? yeah right:
post #172 of 439
I read this whole thread last night but couldn't post b/c I had a restless babe in my arms.

Anyway, last week I saw something in an ad for a discount store. Big Lots, formerly Pic 'N' Save, aka McFrugals :

It was a can of tuna with vegetables mixed in called Tuney. No joke, it looked disgusting. As if you can't buy tuna and canned vegetables for an equally nasty dinner.
post #173 of 439
I have a friend who is a commodities broker and so he actually knows what "xanthan gum" is and stuff like that...

Anyway he told me that Twinkies are not actually baked anymore. They are now made from an exothermic chemical foam that is sprayed into a mold. It creates its own heat and cooks itself.

That's why they don't taste as good as they used to!
post #174 of 439
How about the double whammy of Disney brand cereals? Cross-promotion, sugar, and shiny boxes. Very clever, Disney. :
post #175 of 439
I know, it's like Disney and McDonald's pairing up. Ugh. Since when was MickeyD's even remotely healthy?
post #176 of 439
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Originally posted by monkeysmommy
I have a friend who is a commodities broker and so he actually knows what "xanthan gum" is and stuff like that...
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What is xanthan gum? You can buy it at health food stores to use in gluten-free baking. I used it once for a friend's birthday cake. I've wanted to know whether it is healthful, neutral or icky for awhile, because it's very useful to make cake and bread for folks who don't do wheat. If it's one of the many things made with seaweed or coconut, then but if its not then uh oh...
post #177 of 439
I have to say, I really do love boxed macaroni and cheese. I know it's nasty, full of food coloring, but I think it tastes so yummy.

Now, the grossest packaged food I have seen? Oscar Meyer Lunchables. Of of my 4 year old students brought it for lunch at least once a week-- and all it was was some crackers, shredded cheese, packaged tomato sauce, and a little Nestle Crunch bar. To me, that is a lazy parent at its best!
post #178 of 439
I live in Japan, and have never even heard of most of these things. Yuck!! I like the dried squid someone else mentioned. They have this stuff here, fish paste that is steamed, think of fish baloney. I saw some that had Hello Kitty`s face on it! Hello Kitty is so popular here. There is a lot less gross packaged stuff, but cup noodles and insant ramen are very popular. Totally laden with sodium and chemicals. Not allowed in our house. BTW `Men`s Pocky` (pretzel type snack) are made with bitter chocolate, the idea being that guys don`t like sweet stuff. For funny English check out www.engrish.com
Kathryn
bun in the oven, due 2003
post #179 of 439

Re: Yeah, we're mac & cheese hopeless

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Originally posted by tracymom
DS won't eat anything else other than the Kraft stuff
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My DS hated Annie's and only liked Kraft, but he blessed the new Simply Organics brand -- the cheddar is not sharp, it is (naturally colored) orange, and the macaroni are the same shape as Kraft.
post #180 of 439

Re: Re: Yeah, we're mac & cheese hopeless

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Originally posted by misfit
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My DS hated Annie's and only liked Kraft, but he blessed the new Simply Organics brand -- the cheddar is not sharp, it is (naturally colored) orange, and the macaroni are the same shape as Kraft.
dh hates both brands and only likes kraft
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