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18 Nov 2012 12:03 AM   |   25512 clicks   |   Time
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quatchi    [TotalFark]  
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They got number one right but WTF is a Chipwich?

I've never seen one. Sort of an upscale Ice Cream sandwich with cookies onna outside?

Kinda want. That noted, Oreo ice cream sandwiches are a better fit for the iconic label.

Also Moon Pies? Does anyone actually eat them anymore or they more like Wagon Wheels now ie. fondly remembered but rarely bought or sold? 

/Pic is hot like a post apocalyptic hellzone replete with Randy Neuman riffs.
//Article also spelled Cheezy Poofs wrongly.

17 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
GAT_00     

quatchi: I've never seen one.


What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led? I mean, I've never called them by that name but the image is quite familiar.

17 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
gameshowhost     
I've never eaten a Moon Pie and get the feeling that I'm not missing a goddamned thing.

17 Nov 2012 09:09 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led?


I am but a lowly forest dweller who doesn't get out much.

Maybe Chipwich is an American thing or sommat.

17 Nov 2012 09:12 PM
PacManDreaming     

quatchi: Also Moon Pies? Does anyone actually eat them anymore


Occasionally. Ever since the companies have switched to cheaper ingredients, most snack cake-like things aren't really very good anymore. Hostess Ding Dongs used to be really good when I was a kid back in the '70s. Now, they taste like a kitchen sponge covered with black wax(as does every other "chocolate" flavored snack).

17 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

PacManDreaming: Hostess Ding Dongs used to be really good when I was a kid back in the '70s. Now, they taste like a kitchen sponge covered with black wax(as does every other "chocolate" flavored snack).


So that's not just me?

They farked up the recipe to save some pennies?

Grrrrr!

*shakes hairy fist/readjusts onion on belt*

17 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: quatchi: I've never seen one.

What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led? I mean, I've never called them by that name but the image is quite familiar.


I'd never heard of it either

/out here we have these
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vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, dipped in dark chocolate

//now I want one

17 Nov 2012 09:45 PM
SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  
The only of those things I ever eat are the pepperoni pizza and very occasionally, the Snickers (only around Halloween).

17 Nov 2012 09:49 PM
SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GAT_00: quatchi: I've never seen one.

What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led? I mean, I've never called them by that name but the image is quite familiar.

I'd never heard of it either

/out here we have these
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vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, dipped in dark chocolate

//now I want one


Those are fricking awesome. My preference is for the chocolate/chocolate ones.

17 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, dipped in dark chocolate

//now I want one


Sounds yum.

Now I want two.

Ya know, I read some people one other tabs occasionally stating that they tend to avoid the Politics Tab cos it makes them stabby/frustrated/despairing of their fellow man kinda thing but my only problem with the place is how often it ends up making me hungry. That's weird, innit? 

/I only sound fat,

17 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
Donuts are not junk food.

/Little chocolate donuts are the breakfast of champions!

17 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
PacManDreaming     

quatchi: They farked up the recipe to save some pennies?


They aren't the only ones doing it.

17 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

Sgygus: Donuts are not junk food.

/Little chocolate donuts are the breakfast of champions!


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At the PNE here in Vancouver (kinda like out state Fair kinda thing) my long time favorite junk food of all time is the cinnamon and sugar covered "li'l donuts" that you get to watch being made in front of you. That and the old wooden rollercoaster thingy are hallowed traditions here.

17 Nov 2012 10:05 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  

PacManDreaming: quatchi: They farked up the recipe to save some pennies?

They aren't the only ones doing it.


The hell you say!

*click*

One significant result of these cost-cutting practices has been that the majority of their U.S. products no longer contain enough milk and cream to actually be considered "ice cream," and are now labeled "Frozen Dairy Dessert" instead.[7]

Wow, that's just wrong on so many levels.

17 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
sgnilward    [TotalFark]  
With Little Debbie's, Ding Dongs, Zingers, the cost cutting and likewise FAILING can be traced to the (misguided) introduction of vegetable oils and shortenings instead of rendered animal fats. Of course, corn syrup doesn't help, either, but the next layer of destruction came with whey solids, a byproduct of the ever expanding dairy industry.

As these changes were made to recipes, additions were made in a piecemeal way to bit by bit recapture what was lost from the original recipes.

Therefore, any chocolate cake like former delicasy now tastes like a wax covered sponge without true flavor or mouth feel.

Yuck.

17 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
sgnilward    [TotalFark]  
By the way, years ago, traveling through the anus of southeast Minnesota / northeast Iowa, I came upon an Amish roadside stand selling baked goods. There I encountered THE HOLY GRAIL

HOMEMADE TWINKIES!!!!!ELEVENTY!

Fried in lard spongecake stuffed with real whipped cream.

/end CSB

17 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
dillenger69    [TotalFark]  
Why do "cheese puffs" get the generic treatment? Surely they meant "Cheetos".
And what's with the lack of potato chips?

17 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
dickfreckle     
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/will be obscure to most

17 Nov 2012 10:56 PM
rynthetyn     
Orion Chocopies are so much better than Moonpies.

17 Nov 2012 11:49 PM
teto85    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GAT_00: quatchi: I've never seen one.

What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led? I mean, I've never called them by that name but the image is quite familiar.

I'd never heard of it either

/out here we have these
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vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, dipped in dark chocolate

//now I want one


Costco sells'em by the case.

///Picked up one today. MMMMMMMMMMM

17 Nov 2012 11:50 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
What? No love for Funyons?

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/Hot like Foxy and Clara inna hot tub.

18 Nov 2012 12:02 AM
pnhfitz     
Is beer considered junk food?

18 Nov 2012 12:07 AM
MurphyMurphy     

dillenger69: Why do "cheese puffs" get the generic treatment? Surely they meant "Cheetos".


Cheetos and cheese puffs aren't even close to the same thing. At all.

Cheesy poofs the world over are offended, sir. Good day.

18 Nov 2012 12:10 AM
boom     
No Pop Tarts?

18 Nov 2012 12:11 AM
lucasorvis     
Is vagina considered a junk food?

18 Nov 2012 12:12 AM
muck4doo     
List fails without Lumpia

/Well, it tastes as good as junk food to me, damnit.

18 Nov 2012 12:12 AM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
McDonalds fries but nothing on Quarter Pounder? No mention of Whopper? IMHO, the burgers are more iconic than fries.

18 Nov 2012 12:12 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
I read that as most iRonic junk food

/jelly filled hipsters?

18 Nov 2012 12:12 AM
Duck_of_Doom     

pnhfitz: Is beer considered junk food?


No, it's a food group.

And nice job on the Harold Ramis tag, I guffawed.

18 Nov 2012 12:13 AM
HighZoolander     

PacManDreaming: quatchi: They farked up the recipe to save some pennies?

They aren't the only ones doing it.


Now I haz a sad.

18 Nov 2012 12:13 AM
Krazikarl     
Chipwiches and pork rinds while not including Oreos is a joke.

18 Nov 2012 12:13 AM
whatshisname     
Where's the KFC.
That shiat'll kill ya. It's the quintessential junk food.

18 Nov 2012 12:14 AM
Claude the Dog     
No mention of the Goo Goo Cluster? Must be too regional.

18 Nov 2012 12:14 AM
TheMega     
I've never heard of a Chipwich, either... Hate Moonpies and Twinkies... so would never miss them. Did like Snickers at one time (then won a prize, filled everything out, exactly as the wrapper said, sent it in exactly as directed and f'rs replied it wasn't actually a winner. Really, then why did it say I was a winner?!?! Never touched one since, and never will again).
Do enjoy original Doritos on occasion!!!
Pizza would be the only thing that would actually affect me if it were to vanish... and hell, you could make it yourself.

18 Nov 2012 12:15 AM
muck4doo     
And no potato chips either

18 Nov 2012 12:16 AM
Porous Horace     
They're all doing this and have been doing it for a while.
These days, processed or commercial food has become the junk it was called for so long.
Perhaps the saddest is Bryer's. Bastages.

18 Nov 2012 12:17 AM
jonjr215     
You lost me at...RIDICULOUS farkING SLIDE SHOW-- WITH ADVERTISEMENTS!! Boo Hiss....

18 Nov 2012 12:17 AM
rappy     

dillenger69: Why do "cheese puffs" get the generic treatment? Surely they meant "Cheetos".
And what's with the lack of potato chips?


F*ck you, Cheetos and cheese puffs are entirely separate entities

18 Nov 2012 12:18 AM
OgreMagi     
Hostess is going out of business because their snacks taste like crap. The Twinkie tastes like high fructose corn syrup mixed with industrial plastic waste. The little chocolate donuts (which was my favorite as a kid) taste like cheap wax and not even close to a chocolate flavor. Give me a good tasting snack and I'll buy it. Use sugar, not HFCS. Use real chocolate, not chocolate flavoring. And your ice cream better be real ice cream with milk and cream (I usually buy my ice cream from Baskins Robbins).

18 Nov 2012 12:18 AM
cyberspacedout     
Most of that slideshow was blatant product placement. They could easily have featured each type of junk food without including a brand name.

And where the hell were onion rings? You can't have a junk food list without those.

18 Nov 2012 12:19 AM
S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.     
I've been getting down with the Moon Pies lately. Keep'em in the fridge = yum.

18 Nov 2012 12:19 AM
rappy     

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: I've been getting down with the Moon Pies lately. Keep'em in the fridge = yum.


I finally tried one for the first time, my coworker brought a box of the mini ones in yesterday.

They were so f*cking disgusting. I felt like life was just a cruel joke after the first bite.

18 Nov 2012 12:21 AM
Canton     
What, no Slim Jims? They'd fit right in with the pork rinds, cheese poofs and Doritos...

18 Nov 2012 12:21 AM
twiztedjustin     
Alternatively titled "list of shiat author likes".

18 Nov 2012 12:22 AM
dj_bigbird    [TotalFark]  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: I've been getting down with the Moon Pies lately. Keep'em in the fridge = yum.


Put a Moon Pie on a plate, nuke it for 10-15 sec. Put a big scoop of ice cream and lots of chocolate syrup on it.

18 Nov 2012 12:22 AM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     
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18 Nov 2012 12:24 AM
Hillbilly Jim     
List fails without a ReggIe Bar.

18 Nov 2012 12:25 AM
KrispyKritter     

rynthetyn: Orion Chocopies are so much better than Moonpies.


i have 2 Orion Choco-Pie sitting in front of me this second, with a fresh hot steam cup of coffee. they are nomnomnom.

had pepperoni pizza for dinner. never seen a Chipwich.

you know those oversized soft shell cookies, two chocolate shells with nom nom cream in between? Mrs.Kritter gets to buy them sometimes from a Amish PA vendor that makes them fresh and comes sells them where she works. OMG they are so good.

/size of a VW. Bus.

18 Nov 2012 12:26 AM
katerbug72     

quatchi: GAT_00: What the fark kind of miserable existence have you led?

I am but a lowly forest dweller who doesn't get out much.

Maybe Chipwich is an American thing or sommat.


I've had them here in Ontario. I don't care for them though, I prefer a plain old ice cream sandwich.

18 Nov 2012 12:27 AM
katerbug72     

PacManDreaming: Hostess Ding Dongs used to be really good when I was a kid back in the '70s. Now, they taste like a kitchen sponge covered with black wax(as does every other "chocolate" flavored snack).


THIS! Ugh, I used to LOVE those things and I tried to eat one recently and it was as you described it. So awful. I guess my tastebuds grew up.

/40 year olds shouldn't eat Ding Dongs

18 Nov 2012 12:30 AM
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