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March 6, 2007 1:10 PM   Subscribe

Hey everyone! It's Tuesday afternoon, I'm just chillin at work. I went to refill my coffee a little bit ago and discovered someone had left some Samoas in the breakroom! Anyway, I'm back at my desk now. Check it out, Samoas cupcakes (500 calories per, apparently)! When you get tired of looking at that, check out cupcakeblog.com, for a vast array of intriguing recipes and images sure to keep you entertained till five. Cheers!
posted by thirteenkiller (53 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Well, I'll give you this much ... at least you didn't link to wikipedia.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:17 PM on March 6, 2007


Because of cupcake blog, I purchased this exorbitantly priced cupcake carrier. And then I realized you could get similar products all sorts of places for much, much less.

But it does get a big response whenever I show up somewhere with cupcakes though. And it doesn't squish the icing.
posted by pinky at 1:28 PM on March 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


My wife brought home a box of Samoas last night. It's my yearly binge.

And Samoas cupcakes... My god man, that's just fucking evil!
posted by eyeballkid at 1:28 PM on March 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


500 calories! that's an extra hour on the cycling machine!
posted by cazoo at 1:33 PM on March 6, 2007


I initially read that as Samosa cupcakes.
posted by Elmore at 1:39 PM on March 6, 2007


or one meal less a day. I sometimes think the neologisms ending in "porn" are really stupid. Then I see the cupcake blog and I think, "oh, yeahhhhh. Foodporn, baby".
posted by boo_radley at 1:42 PM on March 6, 2007


I've actually made those samoa cupcakes. They were delicious though ridiculously laborious to produce. if you have a spare 5 hours or so to make all the various fillings and toppings, they are well worth it.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 1:43 PM on March 6, 2007


I initially read that as Samosa cupcakes.

Me too. Imagine my disappointment to discover that the pictured cupcakes were not filled with curried peas & potatoes.
posted by GuyZero at 1:47 PM on March 6, 2007


On the other hand, the new sugar-free brownies are really, really bad.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:49 PM on March 6, 2007


Curried Cupcakes (from the blog, naturally)
posted by thirteenkiller at 1:49 PM on March 6, 2007


Wait, Samoas have 150 calories per 2 cookies? Oh, shit, I am in serious trouble.

Otherworldlyglow: did you make them on your own, or did you have a person or two helping you?
posted by boo_radley at 1:50 PM on March 6, 2007


No One Cares What You Had for Lunch.
posted by ottereroticist at 1:59 PM on March 6, 2007


I like to think those curried cupcakes contained portabello mushrooms.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:01 PM on March 6, 2007


Weird, I was going to snark but then remembered I polished off a box of Samoas my wife bought. I must've eaten six of those bastards.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:03 PM on March 6, 2007


Hi thirteenkiller! It's Tuesday late at night, I'm just ready to doze off after a tiring day at work. We don't have any Samoas here in Holland! Waddyaknow! Anyway, we do have stroopwafels. Check it out (387 calories per, apparently)! Nice chatting to you. Bye!

I like your cheerful tone, but flagged it anyway. More of a thing for metachat I guess.
posted by jouke at 2:04 PM on March 6, 2007


Oh yummers!
posted by mylittlehipster at 2:05 PM on March 6, 2007


Curried Cupcakes

Wow, I desperately need to try these.
posted by moss at 2:10 PM on March 6, 2007


MrMoonPie, seconded on those vile, chalky sugar-free brownies.

My stepdaughter is in the Girl Scouts, and so we have about eleventyhundred boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in the house. My favorite recipe: Mash up a bunch of Tagalongs in some vanilla ice cream. Also good: All Abouts, right out of the box, one or two at a time until defibrillation is required.
posted by Cookiebastard at 2:30 PM on March 6, 2007


Thirteenkiller - thanks for the curry cupcakes, I'm with moss on these - must try them.

Jouke - Contributing to, and then flagging the post. Stroopwafels indeed.
posted by Elmore at 2:34 PM on March 6, 2007


Put down those cookies! National Action Against Obesity has declared a boycott against Girl Scout Cookies. "The Girl Scouts sell up to 200 million boxes yearly -- that's about one box for every overweight American."

Instead of eating them, why not take a trip down memory lane and remember some of the Girl Scout Cookies of the past? Memories are zero calories.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 2:34 PM on March 6, 2007


Dietary advice from gravy?
posted by boo_radley at 2:42 PM on March 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


That Samoa (r) is disturbing. Can you register the name of country? And do they use Samoan coconuts?

Whatever, those look incredibly unhealthy.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:49 PM on March 6, 2007


Put down those cookies!
No.
National Action Against Obesity has declared a boycott against Girl Scout Cookies.
More for me.
The Girl Scouts sell up to 200 million boxes yearly -- that's about one box for every overweight American.
Or 200 million boxes all for me.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:50 PM on March 6, 2007 [4 favorites]


Note: depending on your local Girl Scout council, you may know Samoas by their other name, Caramel deLites, made by the inferior ABC Bakers. I don't know why, but it is a pet project of mine to espouse the superiority of Little Brownie Bakers' cookies. I live in ABC territory, and I have to get my cookies across the border. It makes me feel like I'm running moonshine or something.
posted by zsazsa at 2:56 PM on March 6, 2007


A comparison of Thin Mints made by ABC (on the left, not thin, consistency of styrofoam) and Little Brownie (on the right, thin, perfect).
posted by zsazsa at 3:00 PM on March 6, 2007


I bet the ones on the right have a little parafin in the chocolate covering to give them that oh-so-delicious waxy appearance.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:02 PM on March 6, 2007


Sweet Jesus! Why do you hate my cardiovascular system!?
posted by loquacious at 3:04 PM on March 6, 2007


Mouthfeel, schmouthfeel-- I had my internist surgically implant a box of Caramel Deelights in my aorta years ago.
posted by Dizzy at 3:07 PM on March 6, 2007


Samoas are probably my favorite Girl Scout Cookie. They're pretty good frozen too, my wife likes them with her coffee in the morning for the double shot of caffeine and SUGAR!

One of the best summer jobs I ever had was working in a kitchen a girl scout camp. The campers left me presents (I was the youngest of a total of five men at the camp and closest to the CIT's in age) and we could eat as many cookies as we ever wanted. The in-between camp sessions parties were legendary fun followed by even more legendary pig out sessions. Very, very good times!
posted by fenriq at 3:44 PM on March 6, 2007


MeTa
posted by jourman2 at 3:54 PM on March 6, 2007


Dude, this post is far too chipper. You need to switch to decaf. :P
posted by drstein at 3:56 PM on March 6, 2007


Otherworldlyglow: did you make them on your own, or did you have a person or two helping you?

Made 'em all by myself. I'd make them again for a special occasion but they really are a huge amount of work.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:41 PM on March 6, 2007


If this post was about thin mints, I would love it twice as much.
posted by vronsky at 4:59 PM on March 6, 2007


If there were thin mints in my breakroom, I would have been twice as happy.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:05 PM on March 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


A comparison of Thin Mints made by ABC (on the left, not thin, consistency of styrofoam) and Little Brownie (on the right, thin, perfect).

I had the ABC ones today - a half a sleeve - and they were pretty good. Thin mints are my big indulgence once a year. Our office was overflowing with every kind of girl scout cookie today, and I agree that Caramel deLites are inferior to Samoans, but the thin mints taste the same as I always remember them :-)
posted by WaterSprite at 5:05 PM on March 6, 2007


This would have been a better post if you had answered the age old question: why the fuck do they call them Samoas? What the fuck do they have to do with the island nation of Samoa? I mean, other than the fact that eating too many of them might give you the body mass of a Samoan rugby player.

Btw, don't worry about the empty calories, the GSA is on that shit like white on rice
posted by psmealey at 5:07 PM on March 6, 2007


I'm eating (Little Brownie) Thin Mints right now! I'm chewing as I hit the post button. Mmmph!
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:13 PM on March 6, 2007


You know who else liked Samoas?

That's right: Britney.
posted by dreamsign at 5:22 PM on March 6, 2007


There is an unpublicized but real corelation between Girl Scout Cookie money collection times and incidents of Girl Scouts landing in the ER with smashed kneecaps. You didn't know the GS cookie trade was controlled by the Mafia?
posted by Burhanistan at 5:22 PM on March 6, 2007


Mmmmm, samoas, mmmmm, samosas. Can I flag this post for taunting a diabetic?
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:59 PM on March 6, 2007


psmealey---
They're called Samoas because after eating one you always want samoa!
Samoa=some more.



Fine.
Margaret Mead invented them.
Happy?
posted by Dizzy at 6:33 PM on March 6, 2007


Hi thirteenkiller! 7:00 already, rise and shine. My head's already filling up with the things I'll have to do today; that important memo I'll have to write. And I'm having muesli for breakfast. Do you have that in the US?
Pretty boring, huh? I'd rather have poffertjes!
I don't know what the calories are because I'm very thin and can eat what I want. Life's unfair hey?
Ok, gotta run. Bye!
posted by jouke at 10:20 PM on March 6, 2007


As a samosa addict, you can imagine my disappointment at this thread.
posted by vbfg at 2:50 AM on March 7, 2007


Hi jouke! I'm already up! I'm having leftover texmex lasagna inspired by answers to this question. I'm also not sure of the calorie content. It's got some beans and stuff, though! Yes, we have muesli. It's in the Kleenex aisle generally.
posted by thirteenkiller at 4:24 AM on March 7, 2007


They're called Samoas because after eating one you always want samoa!

I thought that's what the origin of "S'mores" was. But I will take your word for it.
posted by psmealey at 5:47 AM on March 7, 2007


It IS the origin of s'mores---the evil Scouty Mucky-Mucks seek to hitch their star to the (unregistered trademark) brand as a way to boost sales.
Fight the power!
Even if she's ten years old and wears a green sash!
posted by Dizzy at 6:01 AM on March 7, 2007


Ah, gotcha. I thought there was another GS cookie type called the S'more. It didn't occur to me that the name "Samoa" was a rip off of the popular round-the-campfire treat. Makes sense.
posted by psmealey at 6:03 AM on March 7, 2007


Also, this guy in line at the Lotto told me Bono doesn't pay for his cookies, he just hits the little kids in the face and speeds away in his limo.
Some guy told me.
posted by Dizzy at 6:08 AM on March 7, 2007


Woo, I used to be a Girl Scout, Samoas were always the best sellers! And boo_radley, 150 calories per 2 cookies is actually not too bad, as fancified cookies go. But who can eat just two cookies?

A Great Big Brownie Smile to thirteenkiller for telling us about the Samoas cupcake, omgyum.
posted by etoile at 7:11 AM on March 7, 2007


"Les macarons au chocolat" ... recette.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:09 AM on March 7, 2007


Here, the mgr that handled most GS cookie sales in our office informed us that Samoa orders will be late due to a shortage. This thread certainly suggests why.
posted by pax digita at 9:50 AM on March 7, 2007


I thought thin mints were the best sellers? I prefer Samoas.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:53 AM on March 8, 2007


My wife brought home some of the sugar free brownie cookies last night. Let's just say there's very little chance that I'm going to eat too many of them.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:18 AM on March 8, 2007


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