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Rice Krispie Treats, Mark II
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:22 PM
 
Apparently, our resident Scandinavian linguist thinks these "taste like vomit someone pissed in."

Please, show him the error on his ways.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:26 PM
 
I'll say it again. Rice Krispie Treats are fabulous.

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Feb 20, 2009, 01:27 PM
 
I hope I misspelled his name.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:34 PM
 
Indeed, they are delicious!

Even the experimental Coco Pebbles variation. Anything but fruit.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:36 PM
 
"error on his ways"

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Feb 20, 2009, 01:39 PM
 
proud of ya
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:42 PM
 
What exactly are Rice Krispie treats?
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:43 PM
 
I bet he dislikes them just because "Krispie" is not a word.

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Feb 20, 2009, 01:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
What exactly are Rice Krispie treats?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_Krispie_treat

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Feb 20, 2009, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
What exactly are Rice Krispie treats?
They take those Keebler dwarfs and other storybook elves and deep fry them.
I'm not sure where the rice comes in.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
They take those Keebler dwarfs and other storybook elves and deep fry them.
I'm not sure where the rice comes in.
It's a reference to the snap, crackle and pop of their juicy innards during the frying process.

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Feb 20, 2009, 01:50 PM
 
Perhaps because i share a birthday with the linguist, we seldom disagree. On this however, the gloves are off- that dane's nuts.

marshmallows, butter, and crisped rice, how can you go wrong?

edit: VVV weeeeiiiird.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:50 PM
 
Marshmellow and rice crispies what's not to like, those treats always go over well at my house.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
It's a reference to the snap, crackle and pop of their juicy innards during the frying process.
Of course. And btw in some countries, a dipping sauce is used. But that's a whole other thread.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:52 PM
 
I can't wait for him to come in here and explain to us all how a marshmallow molested him as a child.

That's the only possible explanation, right?
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:54 PM
 
Mr. Stay Puft paying a midnight visit, perhaps? The horror.
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
What exactly are Rice Krispie treats?
Sushi made with Rice Krispies and dried tuna.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Mr. Stay Puft paying a midnight visit, perhaps? The horror.
Well that takes "stay puft" to a whole new level.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 02:19 PM
 
Perhaps he only has tried the store-bought ones. They are not as good as original homemade.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 02:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Perhaps he only has tried the store-bought ones. They are not as good as original homemade.
Good point. Some use margarine and/or canola or safflower, which creates an odd aftertaste.
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Feb 20, 2009, 02:37 PM
 
Not sure if the after taste would be an issue in this case.
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 02:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Apparently, our resident Scandinavian linguist thinks these "taste like vomit someone pissed in."
Oh ok I see you mean the actual pastry-like thing.. from the description I though this was some sort of slang
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Feb 20, 2009, 02:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Perhaps he only has tried the store-bought ones. They are not as good as original homemade.
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:16 PM
 
The cereal is the best thing in my cabinet.

Mmmm...the crackling...
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Perhaps he only has tried the store-bought ones. They are not as good as original homemade.
Excellent point, and right on the money. The manufactured treats suck.
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:29 PM
 
delicious, i think i must make some of these this weekend...
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:31 PM
 
Being capable of making great homemade Rice Krispie Treats should be a prerequisite for motherhood.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:33 PM
 
So, can I make Lucky Charms Treats? The colors would be cool, though I'm not sure of the texture.
I mean, it's a leprechaun, and they're closely related to elves and dwarfs, right?
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:36 PM
 
What? brassplayersrock² has some 'splaining to do.

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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
So, can I make Lucky Charms Treats? The colors would be cool, though I'm not sure of the texture.
I mean, it's a leprechaun, and they're closely related to elves and dwarfs, right?
I do think that's been done.
     
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
So, can I make Lucky Charms Treats?
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:41 PM
 
I read about it books, heard the stories, etc... couldn't resist. Thanks for stopping me.
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Feb 20, 2009, 03:49 PM
 
I have no opinion on Rice Krispy treats.

Unless they are homemade, and covered in chocolate - then they are basically better than anything that was ever made in Denmark.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 04:39 PM
 
what about homemade with chocolate chips?
     
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This poll should have been public.
     
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Interesting how you haven't voted yet. You usually have by now...
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 05:20 PM
 
I love them, and I'm also a fan of the store-bought ones in the blue wrapper. I'm not into the knock-offs.
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Feb 20, 2009, 07:56 PM
 
I voted with Oísin.

It's nothing personal. I'm allergic to them.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Interesting how you haven't voted yet. You usually have by now...
Sorry. I actually had to work today. I had to take my laptop to someone else's cubicle and do some super exciting Excel bitch work programming. So I couldn't slack off.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 08:55 PM
 
Wheeeeee, my very own thread! *does happy-attention-whore dance*

I do have to admit, though, that I’ve only tried the treats once, and they were store-bought (and a bit stale, I suspect). Mostly, my comment on vomit someone pissed in was directed at the Rice Krispies themselves. However, considering that I’m not exactly super-fond of marshmallows or butter, either, I somehow can’t really imagine my taste buds jumping for joy at the prospect of all three mixed together, be they ever so home made.

Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n
Perhaps because i share a birthday with the linguist, we seldom disagree. On this however, the gloves are off- that dane's nuts.
Nuts is fine. As long as I’m not a Rice Krispie (Krispy?).

Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n
marshmallows, butter, and crisped rice, how can you go wrong?
You realise you answered your own question before even asking it, right?

Originally Posted by paulw
I have no opinion on Rice Krispy treats.

Unless they are homemade, and covered in chocolate - then they are basically better than anything that was ever made in Denmark.
That’s not saying much, though. Our national dish is blubbered herring in curry-vinegar-mayonnaise. QEV. Quod est vomitandum

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I hope I misspelled his name.
So much cruelty in someone so young. Such a shame …

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I keep a few in my pants at all times.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Wheeeeee, my very own thread! *does happy-attention-whore dance*

I do have to admit, though, that I’ve only tried the treats once, and they were store-bought (and a bit stale, I suspect). Mostly, my comment on vomit someone pissed in was directed at the Rice Krispies themselves. However, considering that I’m not exactly super-fond of marshmellows or butter, either, I somehow can’t really imagine my taste buds jumping for joy at the prospect of all three mixed together, be they ever so home made.
You cannot use the foreign excuse.
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I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
What? brassplayersrock² has some 'splaining to do.
the cereal is fine, the marshmallow is fine; add them together though and something about the combo doesn't appeal to me. i was also molested as a child by a man covered in marshmallow goo, so that might explain part of it.
     
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The only thing better than Rice Krispie Treats is a Rice Krispie Treats concoction I once had on vacation. It was a brick of Rice Krispie Treats dipped in chocolate, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with pecans, and stuck on a stick. I think they called it "heaven".

Heaven.
     
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Feb 20, 2009, 11:17 PM
 
I KNOW Oísin's crazy.

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^ Aw, shucks!

Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
The only thing better than Rice Krispie Treats is a Rice Krispie Treats concoction I once had on vacation. It was a brick of Rice Krispie Treats dipped in chocolate, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with pecans, and stuck on a stick. I think they called it "heaven".
Even Rice Krispies might become edible if dipped in chocolate, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with pecans, and stuck on a stick. That kind of treatment sort of automatically makes anything good. I might even be able to force a lump of marzipan through my throat if it were treated like that first. Perhaps.

Originally Posted by Rumor
You cannot use the foreign excuse.
Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit! I always do that. Why can’t you just call them marshmellows, anyways? It just sounds so much more right. Bugger.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Why can’t you just call them marshmellows, anyways? It just sounds so much more right. Bugger.
I always make the same mistake - it seems more natural, right?

Here's why: (oh, please excuse the hairy marshmallow, that sh*t is nasty. The hemp marshmallow sounds like fun)

Althaea (genus)
Althaea

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Althaea
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Althaea armeniaca
Althaea broussonetiifolia *
Althaea cannabina - Hemp-leaved Marshmallow
Althaea hirsuta - Hairy Marshmallow
Althaea longifolia
Althaea ludwigii
Althaea narbonensis *
Althaea officinalis - Marshmallow
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Althaea is a genus of 6-12 species of perennial herbs, including the marshmallow plant whence the confection got its name, native to Europe and western Asia. They are found on the banks of rivers and in salt marshes, preferring moist, sandy soils. The stems grow to 1-2 m tall, and flower in mid summer. The leaves are palmately lobed with 3-7 lobes. Althaea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bucculatrix quadrigemina.
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Feb 21, 2009, 11:19 AM
 
I refuse to answer the question, as only lowly proles would each such filth.

The lower upper ruling classes (such as myself) and other assorted stylish, tasteful people will only consider questions asked about stylish, tasteful foodstuffs. Such as Coco Pops ("so chocolatey, they even turn the vodka brown!") Treats.
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coco pops for the win
     
 
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