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The fat had the gooey texture of well-cooked pasta.
January 3, 2001 8:24 AM   Subscribe

The fat had the gooey texture of well-cooked pasta. What is it about national delicacies? To the uninitiated palate, they always just sound so disgusting. All I can say is thank goodness the US is forcing its culture down the rest of the world's throat and not the other way around.
posted by willnot (10 comments total)

 
Bleeehh uuhhh yuck yuck aahhh ewww gross!
posted by quirked at 9:06 AM on January 3, 2001


From the article: 'A spokesman for candy company AO Odessa said the "Fat in Chocolate" bars were made as a lighthearted and self-deprecating joke for Ukrainians. While edible, they are not really meant to be eaten, the official said.'
posted by ericost at 9:14 AM on January 3, 2001


They actually sound tasty to me... maybe because I'm 105 pounds and want to gain weight... maybe because I'm weird :)
posted by Ptrin at 10:00 AM on January 3, 2001


bars were made as a lighthearted ... they are not really meant to be eaten

Yes, but also from the article:

The product pokes fun at the traditional Ukrainian snack of salo, or salted pork fat, usually consumed with vodka and pickles. Salo is a national symbol of Ukraine recognized throughout the former Soviet Union
posted by willnot at 10:47 AM on January 3, 2001


I thought at first this was referring the the EU's regulations on the definition of "true" chocolate, a definition which pointedly snubs and refutes the American practice of including large percentages of milk or vegetable fat in "chocolate."
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:55 PM on January 3, 2001


The EU didn't get miffed about the wax we add to chocolate? Weird. In my opinion, I'd take milk or vegetable fat over wax in my candy any day.
posted by annathea at 2:38 PM on January 3, 2001


All I can say is thank goodness the US is forcing its culture down the rest of the world's throat and not the other way around.

US processed food sucks too


posted by lagado at 5:19 PM on January 3, 2001


People eat pork rinds, man, this doesn't surprise me at all. What bothers me is that they are making this stuff and if it's not meant to be eaten--they're wasting all that chocolate.
posted by thc at 5:43 PM on January 3, 2001


All I can say is thank goodness the US is forcing its culture down the rest of the world's throat and not the other way around.

Good! More Sea Urchin ovaries for me! Yumm!
posted by Neb at 8:28 PM on January 3, 2001


Actually, sea urchin is okay.
I've eaten it on a few occasions.
posted by lagado at 4:02 AM on January 4, 2001


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