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  1. Lauren

    Ooh, I was commenting on the last post at the EXACT moment you were posting this one! After a quasi-internet hiatus, this is my lucky chocolate day.

    BTW, I failed to mention in the last post — I bought my mom another chocolate bacon bar today. You got her hooked.

    I cannot tell you how many students I have seen leaving the dining hall with styrofoam boxes filled to the brim with Cocoa Puffs/Lucky Charms/Fruity Pebbles. What would Jamie Oliver think?!

  2. cybele

    I’m a little worried about that Elvis PB Cup. I thought they stopped making those in 2007 … was it fresh?

  3. Helen (grabyourfork)

    omg cinnamon buns ice cream! Pass me a spoon! Lucky Charms were another one of those American treats I used to read about with bewildered wonder. And I love that you remember your first shopping trip at Trader Joe’s with such clarity 🙂

  4. Simply Life

    Oh I’ve never seen that ben and jerry’s flavor before -dangerous!

  5. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    Trader Joe’s is great. They have so many interesting things. I love the smallish market feel! Exclamation point! 🙂

  6. Kartvelia

    Yeah, it’s good, very useful, thanks 🙂

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh I have tried those PB cups and they are indeed awesome (if not calorifically prohibitive 😛 ). Ilove the sound of the cinnamon bun ice cream too!

  8. Hungrytown Dave

    I just now saw your che fruit post. Yes, Chinese che (pronounced “chay”), is related to mulberry and osage orange — they all have yellow roots. I grafted my che onto osage orange roots.

    We’re eating mulberries now, the northern hemisphere’s late Spring. They vary in quality, but can be sweet and flavorful, so getting a tree grafted with a proven variety helps a lot. And the purple stains wash out… eventually.

    Che are ripe in the Fall, are showy red, and yes are sweet. But I’m afraid they are not as balanced with tartness like many popular fruits, so they aren’t so rich in flavor.

    Osage orange fruit look like huge green versions of che, like a brain on a tree. Despite the name, they’re not edible.

  9. Kath Lockett

    You know the sad thing? They all make me hungry! I’m so ashamed…….

  10. Hannah

    Lauren: It’s like fate! In a really not-like-fate sense. But hurrah, anyway! Is it bad that I feel unutterably proud to have got your Mum hooked on good ol’ Mo’s? I don’t know about the other college kids, but I used to do sneak extras out because I was cranky about how overpriced the meal plan was for the amount I was able to eat in one session. Thank heavens for giving up the meal plan in my second semester.

    Cybele: Whoops, maybe I wasn’t clear enough! This is a retrospective post – I ate it in 2007. So it was definitely still fresh!

    Helen: I’ll get the spoons if you get the tub – I can’t access Ben & Jerry’s in Canberra. And if there’s one thing I’m good at remembering, it’s excitement-filled grocery expeditions 😀

    Simply Life: I almost don’t blame you, seeing as a squillion new ones have come out since I left! I hear there’s a new peanut butter kind…

    Stacy: Smiley face! Capitalised Thank You! But sometimes Trader Joe’s can be *too* friendly…

    Kartvelia: Thank you!

    Lorraine: For some reason, I know want to stir chopped peanut butter cups into cinnamon-cookie-dough-in-cinnamon ice cream. Calories? Pshaw!

    Hungrytown Dave: It’s interesting that you say the lack of tartness in Che fruit can limit its flavourfulness, because I distinctly remember that I liked them best when eaten with the tiny, tart berries you also gave me (they looked a little like red currants but weren’t red currants). What I wouldn’t give for sun-warmed berries that don’t cost $10 a punnet at the shops…

  11. Hannah

    Kath: Gosh, don’t be ashamed; I clearly ate all of these myself! And I’m not at all afraid to admit that I enjoyed them 😛 (bar the Toffifay, and I probably wouldn’t get the banana peanut butter cups again, as I like the dark chocolate version more).

  12. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    That’s too funny, because at the end of my comment on the last post I almost added “I love unusual berries; in fact, I’m ordering some dried mulberries online this week.”

    Hehe, American treats! I don’t allow myself to buy Lucky Charms because they are just.too.addicting. I’ve never seen a banana Reese’s before!

  13. Hannah

    Amber: It’s our pyschic connection striking again, I think. 😀 I brought a box of Lucky Charms home after this last US trip, and discovered that the marshmallows became like little clouds of heaven when sprinkled on top of hot oatbran. But now all gone. Sad face.

  14. Agnes

    Heh heh heh. The “King Size”. That is so up my alley.

    And psssht with the green healthy stuff – keep showing us the sugar!

  15. hungryandfrozen

    That Ben and Jerry’s description of the tub’s contents is almost like a parody of what an American tub of ice cream would contain, if that makes sense (still want it though, I loved eating the Cookie Dough flavour when I was living in the UK)

  16. Hannah

    Anges: You know I will 😉 I have so much sugar to report on from my 2007-8 exchange year, it’ll make your dentist cry.

    Laura: As someone who has several times perused the Ben & Jerry’s website as a form of procrastination, I can say that your comment is quite apt 🙂 Though I think Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road beats Cinnamon Buns: “chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, brickle candy pieces, and white chocolatey chunks”. Oh, America.

  17. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I was reading this wishing that I could try some of this American unhealthiness, and then I realised I am currently in America. Off to buy some ice cream..

  18. Hannah

    Conor: Eeeep! You’re in America?! How so? Is it PhD-related? Why didn’t you ask me to come along in your suitcase? You’re so lucky you live halfway across the country, otherwise I absolutely would be begging you to bring me back flavoured peanut butter and Lucky Charms. Or Peanut Butter Puffins. Or vegan jerky…

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