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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:55 AM

Favorite Stuff You Can't Get Where You Live?

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LakeArenal Wednesday #1
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MyOwnPeace Wednesday #53
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Thyla Wednesday #7
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braddy Wednesday #8
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yellowdogintexas Saturday #139
TlalocW Wednesday #11
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mainstreetonce Wednesday #28
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WestLosAngelesGal Wednesday #30
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mr_lebowski Wednesday #77
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El Supremo Wednesday #37
Ron Obvious Wednesday #40
TexasBushwhacker Thursday #116
Upthevibe Saturday #123
IcyPeas Wednesday #38
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Codeine Saturday #127
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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:56 AM

1. Giles Frozen Custard from Fond du Lac WI

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:17 PM

13. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:57 AM

2. Small mountain town in SW VA....couldn't find Batampte half sour pickles anywhere. So I moved!

Okay, that's really not why I moved. More like a fringe benefit.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:17 PM

14. Ha! ✌🏻

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:03 AM

3. Bell's Ready Mix Stuffing from Weymouth Mass....

Just ordered a case of 12 boxes....(in AZ now)..Friend's Boston Baked Beans, too....and Friendly's Ice Cream, Safeway carried it for a while...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:18 PM

15. 😢

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:11 PM

72. Friends beans!

I grew up with those. No other canned beans will do.

My grandmother from Mass would tell about the Friends brothers going down the street selling beans from their horse-drawn wagon.

BTW, America's Test Kitchen's recipe for Boston baked beans is really good. You won't miss the Friends.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #72)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:24 PM

75. I did not know about the story of Friends brothers selling beans..

Grew up on Friends too (retired now to AZ from Mass.)...I will look at America's Test Kitchen's recipe for Boston baked beans..thank you....I have been buying B&M and adding brown sugar, is okay, but NOT Friends..when I did bake beans, I used the recipe on the back of the navy bean package...always a winner... thanks again...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:20 AM

112. I remember my mother using this stuff around the holidays.






We lived in Hingham.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #112)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:26 AM

114. Yes, my Mom too used the box of spices from Bell's..now

"Ready Mix" Bells Stuffing..just add water and butter, works for me these days, and it is just as delicious..

Now, as for Hingham, one of my favorite places in the whole wide world..I do miss the ocean..

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:06 AM

4. Democracy.

Well, 65% of my county voted for Bevin, what can I say?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:18 PM

16. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:09 AM

5. Pickled ring bologna, from Michigan.

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Response to shraby (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:19 PM

17. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:11 AM

6. Blue Bell Ice Cream, made in Texas.

You can get it shipped. In fact, the necessity of shipping it anywhere outside of Texas used to be a big part of their advertising campaign.

As good as it is, though, I'm not paying for insulated cold-shipping.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:19 PM

18. 😢

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:36 PM

26. It's available in Virginia now, I think. Not that that does you any good. NT

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:32 AM

7. Where do I begin?

Coopers Pale Ale
Jacobs Creek sparkling Pinot
Chicken Twisties
Burger Rings
A tub of gravy from KFC
Pizza Hut
Good soft lollies
Kangaroo meat
normal sausages
Free camping
saucisse de morteau
Pork with the fat left on.

I could go on, lol

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Response to Thyla (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

19. Where the hell do you live that you can't get Pizza Hut, KFC Gravy, and Kangaroo Meat? 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:34 PM

25. Spain :(

Alicante area to be precise.

No Pizza Hut's here and the last time I had it was in Belgium probably 6-7 yeas ago.
KFC is here and they sell gravy but it is just on their dodgy mash and not enough of it. They wont actually sell me a tub of only gravy because it isn't in their computer system. I asked.
Kangaroo I know of one restaurant that serves it and it is ok but not the way I'd cook it plus it's fair drive to get there. Not available in any stores I have seen.

It's funny the little things you miss when you haven't even had access to them for 10 years, it may seem trivial but it builds up over time.

I so want a fillet of King George Whiting right now too.

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Response to Thyla (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:58 PM

31. Bummer! 😢

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Response to Thyla (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 05:15 PM

138. my aunt and uncle lived in Spain for several years

You could barter amongst your fellow American ex-pats with Betty Crocker Hash Browns, Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing and Kraft Mac & Cheese.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:42 AM

8. Deep fried cheese curds

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Response to braddy (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

20. 😢Love em!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:13 PM

47. I can go across the street and get them.

Randall's, a small restaurant here in Sheboygan.

I love breaded cheese curds, they're about $3 for double handful.

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Response to Archae (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:14 PM

48. Oh man! 😋

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:05 PM

97. People like cheese but they just don't think to deep fry it, with a butter dip, it's really nice.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:51 AM

9. Poutine, and

Cheese from Carr Valley Farms in Wisconsin

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Response to kozar (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

21. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:30 PM

10. Mexican Coca-Cola and Tastykakes...

...Kandy Kakes, in particular.

Also, I can't find scrapple from my childhood... But, now that I know what's in that, as an adult... I'm not sure if I really want that now.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:22 PM

22. 😢

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:38 PM

29. My grocery store in the midwest specifically stocks bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola

You have to look in the "gourmet" soda section.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:13 PM

73. Safeway in Oakland sells Mexican coca-cola

It's in a separate section, though, and not easy to find.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #73)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:23 AM

113. Yes, Mexican Coca-Cola - is available here, border state, but have to hunt for it

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #113)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 05:16 PM

139. readily available in Fort Worth. nt

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:30 PM

11. Tim Horton's

None in KC
Also, it's been decades since I have had it, but if I concentrate I can almost remember the taste- chilis en nogada - a dish from Puebla, Mexico.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:22 PM

23. Love Tim Horton's! 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:16 PM

12. this

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:23 PM

24. Three opened up here over the past couple of years but getting to them is a major pain! 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:36 PM

27. Drive-thru Sushi.

I miss South Florida where I could grab a couple of rolls from Tokyo Bowl on the way home from work without stopping.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:58 PM

32. 😢 never heard of that!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:37 PM

28. Beignets

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:58 PM

33. Oh man! 😢

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

71. OMG Yes!

The best I ever ate were at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans.....

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:47 PM

82. and genuine brioche! nt

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Response to WestLosAngelesGal (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:59 PM

35. 😢

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Response to WestLosAngelesGal (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:39 PM

77. Baja Fresh reopened in Phoenix just recently, there's one down the block ...

Camelback & 16th. I know that's not the only one that just opened either.

Maybe they'll open up soon near you, wherever that is ...

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Response to WestLosAngelesGal (Reply #92)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:19 PM

100. Me too ... work in Phx though ...

I live right by the Mormon Church ...

I think there may be a Tempe or Chandler Baja Fresh actually.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:59 PM

34. Portillo's

A Chicago area franchise



But it's not just that. The meat here in California is not the same. Been living here over 30 years and still haven't had a decent burger. No wonder so many here go vegan.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:05 PM

36. Sucks! When I lived in SoCal I liked the burgers at Hamburger Hamlet (gone now), Johnny Rocket's,

Tommy’s.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:58 PM

83. Portillo's Chicago dogs..

Yum!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:25 PM

37. Whataburger, of course.

And Knott's Berry Farm.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:33 PM

40. Seconded on the Whataburger

Interestingly, our local Fry's electronic store in Renton, WA sells all sorts of coupons in the checkout line, including WhataBurger. As far as I know, the nearest Whataburger is in Arizona, nearly 2,000 miles away, but they've been there for years.

Odd, that.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:43 PM

116. Whataburger may be expanding

The founders, the Dobson family, sold a majority stake last summer.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #116)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:30 AM

123. I went to school with Lynn Dobson (Ray High School - Corpus Christi, TX)...

She was one grade ahead of me. I have friends who were/are friends with her. From what I've heard, the family is really awesome and do a lot for many charities. I was brought up on Whataburger and miss them too. But here in California we have In and Out Burgers that I also love.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:54 PM

38. cold sesame noodles with Szechuan chili oil

can't find decent ones in L.A. NY has the Best cold noodles with sesame sauce. I've tried making it but it's just not the same. Funny that there are lots of Chinese restaurants but not a lot of them to Sichuan style.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:45 PM

41. I've noticed that a lot of ethnic restaurants have regional dishes. For example, where I now live

Chinese restaurants don’t serve egg foo young. And it’s impossible to get ginger fried beef outside of the Calgary, Alberta area. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:56 PM

39. Anything from Trader Joe's

Sure, they opened one an hour away from me several years ago, but I can't drive that far (I honestly HATE to drive) and the husband has decided that it's just too far to go for 'just food.' When my daughter comes to visit we make the trip and I stock up like a madwoman.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:46 PM

43. Now that really sucks! 😢

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Response to PennyK (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:05 PM

84. We have a Trader Joe's 0.7 miles from our house...

...and I have told my husband that if we ever move, it MUST be somewhere with a TJ nearby.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:45 PM

42. Founders' Dirty Bastard

It's a beer (okay, a "scotch ale". Also Rogue's Dead Guy. (Also a beer.)

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:46 PM

44. 😢

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:28 PM

58. Craft Beer is growing here in PA.........

and both of those are rather easily found here in the Pittsburgh area.
But, because of archaic Pennsylvania liquor laws, SO many out-of-state items are NOT available.
If you can get some Russian River products, or even better, 3 Floyds, we could talk about a road trip/swap meet!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #58)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:45 PM

87. Asheville, NC is the capital of craft beers.

You see them set up everywhere. Beautiful small liberal town.

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Response to SouthernIrish (Reply #87)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:19 PM

88. Funny you say that -

I'm stopping there next Tuesday on my way back from a day at a race track in South Carolina!
I was at Wicked Week a couple of years ago - looking forward to it!!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:56 PM

45. Anything from Taqueria Jalisco in Corpus Christi TX



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Response to jpak (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:57 PM

46. Oh man! 😢

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Response to jpak (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:33 PM

94. I have about 10 Taqueria Jaliscos near me



None are the same, but yet they're all the same.

If you know what I mean.


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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:16 PM

49. "Death By Chocolate" ice cream from Dean's.

Dean's was a dairy here in Sheboygan that closed up shop.

"Death By Chocolate" was chocolate ice cream, with chocolate syrup and chocolate chips added.

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Response to Archae (Reply #49)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:17 PM

50. 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:20 PM

51. A showerhead that's not low-flow that would actually ease my back pain.

Old one broke and we can no longer buy a good one in California due to water conservation laws.

There are back massage showerheads still, but too weak/not enough water to do any good.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #51)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:27 PM

57. When I replace a shower head I remove the water flow restrictor. With our low water pressure the

flow is reduced to a drizzle.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #57)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:35 PM

65. Hell, I do that in hotels.

Then put it back before I check out.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #65)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:37 PM

66. I did that in Pasadena last year after being told by the Manager that nothing could be done about

the low water pressure.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:20 PM

52. Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Pancake and Waffle Mix

Yes, it can be shipped, but it's heavy, and shipping costs are about as much as the product itself. I've taken to putting some in my luggage when I fly, when I did this with my backpack as a carry-on, the TSA agent in Portland, Oregon swabbed the bag down like it was C-4. I just kept telling him how lucky he was to live in a place with the very best pancake mix in the country!

A year and a half ago, I drove across the country, and back, and picked up a case of the stuff to sit in the back seat, still working on it.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #52)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:28 PM

60. 😋

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:22 PM

54. Faygo and Jay's Potato Chips.

Sometimes I just want a cold diet Redpop.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #54)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:28 PM

61. 😢

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Response to LisaM (Reply #54)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:41 PM

79. gieser's potato chips too.at least i can find 50/50. what i realy want is Qvikly's dark(whole wheat)

italian bread. but gotta get it in denmark.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:24 PM

55. Mo's clam chowder

Only in Oregon.

https://www.moschowder.com/

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Response to Shrek (Reply #55)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:29 PM

62. A tragedy! 😢

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Response to Shrek (Reply #55)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:31 AM

128. I'll have to try it.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:26 PM

56. Brunost! The BEST! It's Norwegian.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #56)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:30 PM

63. 😢

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Response to Squinch (Reply #56)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:12 PM

99. I can find brunost in any large grocery store around here.

Good stuff.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #99)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:14 AM

118. Where is "here?" I haven't been able to find it except on Amazon for a whole lotta money.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #118)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:54 AM

120. Minneapolis.

Her er det mye norsk mat!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:28 PM

59. Fresh caught red snapper

Like I had at The Fish House in Key Largo, FL

https://fishhouse.com/

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #59)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:30 PM

64. Sad! 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:38 PM

67. When I was in a southern Midwest state I missed Nalley's chile.

I know it's all about what we grow up with, but my husband loved it too (a New Orleans boy). When we would go visit family in Montana we would come back with a case. Once a month we would split a can with Fritos, diced onions and cheddar cheese.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #67)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:39 PM

68. Frito pie! 😋

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #68)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

70. Yep! and Yum!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:43 PM

69. Branston Pickle--small dice.

It’s really good on hot dogs.

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Response to peacefreak2.0 (Reply #69)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:08 AM

121. +100...n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:24 PM

74. Garretts Popcorn and Honolulu Cookie Company Cookies

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:25 PM

76. real English fish 'n chips, right out of the newspaper

ooh

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Response to Skittles (Reply #76)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:09 AM

122. +100...n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:40 PM

78. Wickles

Publix Fried Chicken
A Publix or A Wegmans
Savory Cornbread (all cornbread around here is sweet!)
Cotton Country Cornbread mix
Good collard greens
Southern pepper sauce to put on collard greens
White Lily flour for baking
Peaches that actually have flavor
A really good BBQ joint

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:44 PM

80. A necessity for a Fluffernutter sammich

Paired with Skippy peanut butter...mmmmm...mmmm

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Response to Submariner (Reply #80)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:34 AM

129. +1 . Were you from Massachusetts ?

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #129)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:26 PM

134. I grew up in Somerville a few blocks away from the Marshmallow Fluff factory

I figured it was a world wide delicacy, until I started traveling in the Navy and for business, and never found it anywhere.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #134)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:46 PM

136. I guessed that. i grew up out near Worcester. Fluffernutters were a staple food when I was a kid

The history of Fluff and fhe fluffernutter.. Somerville was ground zero.
https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2017/03/03/fluff-history

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:44 PM

81. salerno's mint cookies. rippon good cookies. sigh. salerno's mint cookies. dobke's streusel squares.

ANYTHING dobke's.

and dutch apple poptarts!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:37 PM

85. Misplaced West Virginian here....

Pepperoni rolls
Grilled stickies from Eat 'n Park
my mommy's cooking
Nickles bakery treats

I know there's probably more, but this is what comes to mind.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:15 PM

86. ocean views. but headed to savannah at xmas. :)

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:26 PM

89. A REAL egg cream soda. Okies think they can fake it and don't have a clue. I have dreams about them!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:03 PM

90. Runzas

If you're from Nebraska, you know.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #90)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:38 PM

132. Had to look it up!

Sounds yummy, with cabbage!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:08 PM

91. Oh, Man! I moved from the Austin, TX area to the Tacoma WA area

two years ago. As much as I LOVE the Mom and Pop Teriyaki places here, I have a non-stop craving for Torchy's Tacos!

https://torchystacos.com/culture/


https://torchystacos.com/menu/



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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:31 PM

93. Good barbecue.

Most of the barbecue places where I live are trash. I went to a major chain place around where I live and they served what might be the worst brisket I've ever had. The rest of the meats that were served with it were nothing to write home about either.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:49 PM

95. Fried smelt

You cannot get smelt in Texas.

Smelt is only available in spring up north.

Also Friday Night Fish Fries. We had them all over the place in Wisconsin.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:34 PM

96. Toffee & Orkney Fudge flavor Orkney Ice Cream

Can only be found on the Orkney Islands. I became addicted to it when we visited and have craved it ever since we left the Orkneys in August.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:10 PM

98. Culvers. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #98)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:43 PM

133. We have a Culvers in San Antonio

It's been here since 2004. We only have one location, but it's fairly close to me.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #133)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:29 PM

142. I don't eat meat so I love that I can get sauteed mushrooms and onions w/ cheese. When we visit

our Aunt in Indiana it's our first stop.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:23 PM

101. Good iced tea.

Unless I make it myself.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:34 PM

102. Bagels from a

locally owned, neighborhood deli in Brooklyn NY when I was stationed at Ft Hamilton in the mid-80s. Made them onsite everyday.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #102)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:37 PM

104. Oh, yeah

I haven't found a good bagel since moving to SC.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:36 PM

103. I was born in the pizza corridor (Bronx to New Haven Ct...)

and I miss a thin crust pie with scamorza cheese and provolone so sharp it crumbles.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:38 PM

105. Bath salts

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:05 AM

106. Free and fair elections

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:33 AM

109. Peach Nehi, Tim Hortons

When I was in the south as a kid I fell in love with Peach Nehi. Now I'm in New England. So no Peach Nehi. And there was a Tim Horton's here in New England several years ago. But they pulled out. So I'm SOL there too.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:24 AM

110. Chocolate cheese from WI and west TN BBQ.

For several years, I traveled to Wisconsin on field service jobs and brought back many a pound of chocolate cheese (and other cheeses) from local factory outlet stores. The ladies down here went orgasmically nuts over it.......

If you're ever down around Jackson, TN - from Jackson south to the MS line, stop in and get the best BBQ pulled pork on the planet from any of the dozens of local crossroads BBQ joints. Smoked over hickory coals very, very slow with no sauce and does NOT need sauce at the table.

KY........

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:13 AM

111. Zapps Crawtaters

They got bought out by utz and they changed the recipe. Because, the hotter the better, right? Nope, if I want hot, I would buy hot.
I still buy them, but have cut way back. I would have boxes of 12 big bags sent, they even threw in beads around Mardi Gras. Not any more...

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:16 PM

115. Vernors Ginger Ale

I haven't been able to have a Vernors in a few years. I miss it. I need to travel or move to a state where I can get it.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #115)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:33 AM

127. What state are you in?

I work for the company that makes Vernors; maybe I can find a local source for you.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #127)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:55 AM

130. I live in New York City.

My mother lives in Vermont and she loves Vernors. She is from Michigan and grew up with it. If you can find the closest source to either of us, that would be great. Thank you. Venors is the best.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #130)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:49 PM

131. Western New York is as close as it gets.

I see inventory at several Wegman’s locations in Buffalo and Rochester. Vernor’s has only recently moved out of the Midwest so there are still a lot of regions without any distribution.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #131)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:18 PM

135. Great. My dad lives in Buffalo. Thank you for checking.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:58 PM

117. Keystone canned pork

And my all time favorite: Goo Goo Clusters!


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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:20 AM

119. White Castle hamburgers and Onion Chips

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:55 AM

124. Monkey Gland Sauce.

One of the best sauces made. You used to be able to get it here, but the store that had it closed. BTW, there are no monkey glands in it.

Wolf

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:08 AM

125. Of course. Luxemburgerli !

Theoretically, you can now order them online from Sprüngli, but if they're not eaten within a day or two, they're not worth bothering with. The Sprüngli Orange Cake is the same way. Ramseier Süssmost is usually only sold in Switzerland, too.

Then there's the raspberry white chocolate from Wittamer in Brussels, the Jordan almonds from Debauve et Gallais in Paris, Jardine's Texas BBQ sauce (now also online, but not here to Germany).

Tastl's Apricot ("Marillen" ) nectar from the Wachau Valley in Austria. It always floors everyone who tries it (45% fruit content!). It's a small family production, so they will only ship to Austria, Germany or Switzerland.

There is a special kind of creamy (as opposed to brittle) feta cheese made in Bulgaria that I have only seen in my small town near Düsseldorf because one of the stands at our town farmer's market imports it in small quantities and sells it at their stand. I wouldn't even know where to look if I were to go to Bulgaria.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:17 AM

126. Back when I lived in MO the tins of Cherry Mash made the Christmas season so wonderful

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 04:49 PM

137. Roman Meal Bread

Tasty, the only brand that doesn't get the remainder tossed before mold sets in. Good luck finding it in the SF bay area.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 05:24 PM

140. Ice cream sodas - the real deal with ice cream, syrup, selzer and whipped cream on top

These are getting ridiculously difficult to find.
I found a place in Phoenix and another in Scottsdale when I was visiting my daughter.

Supposedly there is a soda fountain in Dallas near SMU which has them. Every so ofter I get a craving for one.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 05:29 PM

141. # 2 Krystal hamburgers #3 Tastee Treet burgers and soft serve

from Russellville, KY. Damn those things were so good.

I think Tastee Treet came to KY from Nebraska and Iowa; the burger was a loose meat sandwich with pickles and mustard. That ice cream was so rich and I am pretty sure it was based on some sort of egg custard. My childhood and early dating memories are centered there

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