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May. 3rd, 2004

A student came back from Seattle [visiting a friend's new born baby] and brought back American 'treats' for us poor deprived Canucks.
Alas she returned krispy Kremeless but did bring a case of "RC Cola" for me.
She said that the cashier harrassed her because 'RC sucked and who the hell would drink that crap anyway.'
When I was a kid RC cola was THE cola of choice, man! I don't know if that's was a regional thing or not [I was in Mtl. during my RC Cola phase] I'm hoping it doesn't suck as much as the cashier claims it does. Because, man, I have a whole frickin' case of it. I asked for a single can of it just to sip my way down memory lane.
Speaking of Cola from Days of Olde. Do they still make "Tab" Cola. Y'know the cola in the pink can? I betcha JC would drink cola in a pink can...yep he would.
She also brought back "Laffy Taffy" [akin to Starburst chewy candies]. They've got lame jokes on the wrappers meant to send 4th graders into snot snorting hysterics apparently. She also brought back "Whatchamacallit" bars. Never heard of 'em. I look forward to lunch when the sampling begins.

What other American goodies am I missing out on I wonder...?


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May. 3rd, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
"Vernors"? I've never heard of it before. Do they have like flavours or is it just a cola cola?
I bet they taste better because you don't have access to them every day.
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May. 3rd, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
Ginger ale on crack, eh? I wanna sample this crackalicious goodness! :o)
May. 3rd, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
Vernor's the Ginger Ale? We have that in California...
May. 3rd, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
I love me some Vernor's! mmm, ginger ale. We've got it here in Seattle.
May. 3rd, 2004 11:32 am (UTC)
You know what you need to go with that RC Cola? A Moon Pie!* A fine southern sugar rush tradition. *g* I've sent them, along with GooGoos to Lancenerd before, so she can give you a review. ;-)

* That was actually one of their ad slogans a long time ago "an RC Cola and a Moon Pie". For GooGoo ads, it was "Go get a GooGoo, it's good." hee. So creative!
May. 3rd, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
*ack!* My fillings are screaming but my taste buds are craving. An RC Cola and a Moon Pie...I could go for that right about now.
The GooGoos sound like they 'are-to-die-for'!!!
Maybe it's good we don't have them here. :o)

May. 3rd, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
I love Laffy Taffy. I buy those by a handful. My fave is the banana. :)
May. 3rd, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
Banana!?! I love banana flavoured candy!

The bag we got had: Grape/Kiwi and Strawberry/Green Apple(?) I don't remember any other flavours. Banana sounds gooooooood.
May. 3rd, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
Well, just wait til Miami. Will raid a store and grab as many snacks as we can. :)
May. 3rd, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'll bring an empty suit case! LOL
May. 3rd, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
They don't make Tab anymore - the combination of saccharine and something caused cancer.

I ADORE American junk food. Alas I didn't bring any with me back from the States, because I am stupid.
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May. 3rd, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
its not the same formula it used to be

huh? then what's the point?

::shakes fist Tab at R&D::
May. 3rd, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
*gasp!* my beloved pink canned Tab caused cancer?! YIKES!!! Couldn't they have just changed from saccharine for some new and improved cancer causing agent? damn!

Alas I didn't bring any with me back from the States

That just means we have to go and get some, right? :wink:
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May. 3rd, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
I can get Tab at my local Safeway

Really? Hmm, I should check my Safeway and see if they've got some on the shelves. Maybe I just never noticed it before.
May. 3rd, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
What other American goodies am I missing out on I wonder...?

other than me?
May. 3rd, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Awwww! That's so cute. You're the sweetest American treat I'd love to...ummm, yeah. whoa!*cough* Like whoa! uh... meet hee.
May. 3rd, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
hee! *licks you*
May. 3rd, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Goodies
I love Laffy Taffy. I had one Whatchamacallit and it was sweet.
R.C. is cool but I don't drink cola. My momma digs it.
Have fun with your food.
Peace out.
May. 3rd, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Goodies
Laffy Taffy is good. Yumm. One of the jokes:
What foreign money do dogs hate? The Pound.
*snort* I'm 12
I hear there's a banana flavoured one.
The Whatchamacallit wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
Kinda waxy actually and VERY sweet.
The RC Cola on ice was WONDERFUL!! - It's no where as sweet as Coke or Pepsi, that pleases me.
So, hee! Thanks, I did have fun.
May. 4th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Did you drink an RC yet? Is it as magical as we all hypothisized it was?!??!

I remember the TV commercial jingle for ""Whatchamacallit" candy bars. Well, kind of; they were I think supposed to be candy bars for the slick and sophisticated city dwellers. *snerk*
May. 4th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
I did indeed consume an icy RC Cola last night while snorking down nibbling on hot buttered pop corn.
It's the bomb as they say. Cornichon! It's good like Homer Cola is good. Not too sweet and ever so bubbly. You must partake a.s.a.p.

(I don't really like the Whatchamacallit bar) That bar that silvrsolace goes mad for is WAY better. Special Crisp I think it is. Way better!!!
May. 4th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
MMMMM RC!!!!! You are a good creature to express an interest in sharing. Woohoooooooo!

Yeah, what is in a Whatchamacalit bar anyway? I think it came around the same time as, like, 5th Avenue and...oh, there was something else. Oh! Rememeber that chocolate bar that was, like, two pieces in one packet, and the commercial was about these weird lame lesbian-type females and how the chocolate inside was that whipped chocolate mousse crap? That was around that time too.

Mmm, Special Crisp. Where chocolate and rice krispies meet and make happy caramel babies.
May. 4th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
happy caramel babies

I want a cribful!
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