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02/25/2010

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Dabysan

Those Kinder things are a gimmick. While I generally agree with the point about American children being over-protected little mouth-breathers, and believe that the disappearance of small, fun toys is weak cheese, that doesn't make those chocolate egg things taste good, which is the real test here.

And I'm the sanest person on Vox. My candy choices serve as shining proof of my unassailable mental stability.

Dabysan

I deleted him before I could block him. I'll get him next time. 

M-----l

They took away the Nerf balls I used to have as a kid just because some stupid children choked on them.  Now they've got these stupid replacement balls that are completely useless for Homerun Derby.  It infuriates me.

Regarding the Kinder eggs, I think they have different names depending upon which country they're in.  I found out about them in Italy where the word "surprise" is "sorpresa" or something like that.

crankypants

I think my friend in England sent me one of those Kinder eggs, and they are so thin it was already crushed and like I am able to put together a toy that looks like it's for a baby squirrel.  I have to say they are kind of lame. The first time I had Lindor truffles  was in Switzerland in 1984 and it came in bar form.  Holy yum. Now they are either little squares that are too liquidy or balls.

M-----l
Those Kinder things are a gimmick.
Within the last 15 hours, both you and Jodi have called something I like a gimmick.  Well, I think your lists of the Top Ten of Everything are kind of gimmicky.  So there.  I said it.

But yes, the quality of Kinder chocolate is low.  I believe dust is the second ingredient.  It's fun to get a toy out of it, though.  I'd rather have a tiny plastic toy than an entire chocolate egg.  A tiny plastic toy is better for the abs.
M-----l

I have to say they are kind of lame.

Well, it's clear to me that you didn't get the little circus monkey who climbs the ladder.

Dabysan

If you're ranking candy bars based on how good they are for your abs, you might have a bit of a problem.

And sorry to follow Jodi's lead, but you did just sort of concede that the Kinder eggs are more toy than candy. And I while I agree that Jodi's top ten lists are gimmicky, mine provide valuable insight into the true value of important products and cultural works.

Ericka

One of my many critiques of Jodi's list had to do with the inclusion of the gross Nestle Crunch over the 100 Grand. 

Dabysan

It was illustrative of how narrow minded that list was. I am happy to shine the light of truth on the debate. 

crankypants

i have to put a word in here in agreement with the peanut butter twix.  It probably ranks more than one place above the original.  They are damn addictive. you can't have just four.

hotrod

What did Jodi call a gimmick?  She's one to talk.

Dabysan

You might be right about the gap. I like Twix but I looovvvee Peanut Butter Twix. They discontinued them for couple years in the late nineties and it was one of the great all time injustices. 

crankypants

how the heck did they fit all that into a lame little chocolate egg?  and do you have a photo?

CarrieNation

I'll keep my opinions about the best candy bars to myself, but I can tell you that the two most repulsive candy bars come from the midwest (though it pains me to admit it): Salted Nut Rolls and Cherry Mash. Both are candy of last resort.

Dabysan

Cherry mash just sounds gross, but I must admit I enjoyed the Salted Nut Roll I had on our journey between Iowa City and Madison. 

CarrieNation

You must think Cherry Mash are gross, considering mom sent a case of
them and they sat in our cupboard untouched for a year.

Dabysan

Did we finally toss those? And I would have polished off a case of salted nut rolls. 

FS

This is absurd.  Butterfingers are roughly 10,000 times better than Fifth Avenue.  

CarrieNation

I chucked 'em. Nougat + cherries + salted peanuts + fake chocolate = hell.

M-----l

That's the best part about Kinder eggs.  They manage to fit surprisingly large toys into a tiny egg.  It really is an impressive feat of engineering.

I will look for the ladder-climbing monkey and see if I can get a picture.

M-----l

What did Jodi call a gimmick?

The Lemonheads song, "The Outdoor Type".
hotrod

Everything repulsive comes from the midwest.

Dabysan

Now you're just trolling. Approximately 70 percent  of all Butterfingers are petrified to the point of causing irreparable dental injury by the time you unwrap them.

Even if you do manage to score one of the few non-petrified ones, it is still texturally inferior to the Fifth Ave bar, which also has better chocolate.

FS

You like to define any disagreement with you as trolling.

Dabysan

Not true! Disagreements with me fall into five major categories.

1) well-meaning, but misguided sentiments (39 percent)
2) pigheaded and indefensible stances (19 percent)
3) trolling (17 percent)
4) mildly incorrect conjecture (24.5 percent)
5) times I'm actually wrong (.5 percent)

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