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Snack Data is a publicly–accessible database of food. It serves as a definitive resource for snack enthusiasts throughout the world.
posted by cthuljew (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
It may yield a lot of beef, but I can only carry 100 pounds back to the wagon.
posted by chambers at 10:27 PM on April 9, 2013 [7 favorites]


Ah, vegetable oil, you oft-neglected and way under-appreciated snack.
posted by mazola at 11:08 PM on April 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Plantain tastes good when prepared, but doesn’t offer a very good time/benefit ratio when compared to a banana.

This person has obviously never had a fried plantain. Any amount of time is justified for good fried plantain.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 11:14 PM on April 9, 2013


Any amount of time is justified for good fried plantain.

Way to beg the question, "Philosopher".
posted by cthuljew at 11:43 PM on April 9, 2013


It may yield a lot of beef, but I can only carry 100 pounds back to the wagon.

That's ok. There is always more to kill as long as you have bullets to shoot.

I wonder what the average amount of meat left on the trail is per game?
posted by Hicksu at 11:46 PM on April 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


what.
posted by wayland at 1:18 AM on April 10, 2013


Ah, vegetable oil, you oft-neglected and way under-appreciated snack.
posted by mazola at 2:08 AM on April 10 [+] [!]


It's rarely neglected or left out(not in my part of the world anyways,) and very often appreciated, despite it's lack of healthiness. Also, the Platonic Ideal of eponysterical.
posted by mcrandello at 1:20 AM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


(seriously, that one chip you pull out of the bag where 4-5 chips got folded over and deep fried all together and explode in a hallelujah-singing-choir of cooking-fat when you take that first bite? Those chips are the best chips. They need to package those all together as a separate product. Preferably in a small bag.)
posted by mcrandello at 1:26 AM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I want "Snack Enthusiast" carved on my gravestone.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:42 AM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]




I'm not sure what this website is trying to achieve here, but I can tell you this much for sure: that it a truly awful, unreadable font they've used.
posted by Philby at 4:06 AM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I need these as flashcards, so that when I'm hungry but don't know what to eat I can start shuffling through the pack. No. No. No. Not quite. Maybe. YES.
posted by lollusc at 4:15 AM on April 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


> Bread Crumbs became an official snack on July 18th 2012

I know what they say about newsfilter but that deserved a post of its own.
posted by jfuller at 4:51 AM on April 10, 2013


Burrito generally tastes good to very good. It has few health benefits, but is a popular meal choice due to its extreme portability.

Few health benefits? Beans-and-rice are about as perfect a combination as there is.
posted by jquinby at 5:26 AM on April 10, 2013


A frank is a pink sausage that is used to make hot dog. The name was shortened from “frankfurter” in order to make it sound more like a human name. Frank is composed of a medley of low-grade meat that has been liquified, stuffed into an edible tube-like container, and cooked

Wonderful!
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 5:54 AM on April 10, 2013


The webmaster has a great portfolio of other websites, including officialwebsiteofamerica.com and beck.com.
posted by ChrisHartley at 6:23 AM on April 10, 2013


If you can read Danish, www.slikleksikon.org is excellent.

"The Candy Dictionary" is written by users and seeks to both quantify and assess the quality of candy available in Denmark. Not driven by any economic interest in the candy market, just love of candy. It is searchable by type of candy ("winegum", "chocolate", "fluid", "hybrid", "foam" etc), colour or shape of candy.

An example:" School Chalk is a licorice candy filled with mild ammonium chloride and coated with white peppermint dragée.

Its name is derived from its resemblance to the actual chalk used by school teachers. It has frequently been used in practical jokes in which licked pieces of School Chalk have been placed by the chalkboard in place of real chalk, just to see the teacher's face when the chalk doesn't work - or alternatively for a student to eat a piece of chalk in front of the class.

Also available as an ice cream."

Hours of fun. But, as I said, you have to be able to read Danish.
posted by kariebookish at 6:27 AM on April 10, 2013


This is amazing. I have to call foul on some of these "snacks" though. Cornmeal? NOT A SNACK.

But I love raspberry:

It’s apparently cultivated mostly in Russia and Serbia, which is to say that producing them has no correlation to the success of a country.

Cotton candy:

For vegetarians, it is a possible replacement for drumstick.

And anything with the "elegant" tag, such as the wafer cookie:

Anything with multiple layers is usually good, and wafer cookie is no exception. Their shape offers a sort of modern appeal, and should be considered by those who find the avant–garde sympathetic to their lifestyle.
posted by triggerfinger at 6:45 AM on April 10, 2013


IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!

(reference for the sadly uninitiated)
posted by drlith at 7:08 AM on April 10, 2013


I was getting hungry, looking at the website, and then I watched the first thirty seconds of the video drlith linked, and now I think that I'm never going to eat again.

That said, it must be noted that the site takes the side of evil in the blue cheese/ranch dressing on chicken wings debate: "Chicken wing tastes good. The spicy varieties are normally served with a form of ranch condiment, which makes a total mess." Bad job, site.
posted by MeghanC at 7:30 AM on April 10, 2013


I'm not sure about Gravy as a snack, and I'm not sure about "In Japan, 'gravy' is referred to as 'glavy'" as a joke.

But since this site-maker hates kimchi, his opinions are all wrong anyway.
posted by AmandaA at 9:20 AM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


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