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Postby evilredqueen » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:35 pm

An orphan again ... meh
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Postby Astica » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:51 am

I'm gonna have to wait until tuesday to post, sorry guys. I've had a bunch of spontaneous problems come up and delay everything. Dot, I still don't have your address?

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Postby dot. » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:10 pm

I just got yours, Hery!

OMG. OM NOM NOM is right.

You should have gotten mine by now?

I LOVED the Duplo. It's like Kit Kats, but better.
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Postby Stalkerlicious » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:29 pm

Just got my package today too, Hery. Danke schön! :D I think you and Astica should get your packages soon aswell. If I remember right it was 6-10 days for delivery.
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Postby dot. » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Did you get the little egg guy? Mine was a viking!

Also, Hery, if you send any more Kinder eggs, mine was smooshed. Still tasty, but flat, lol.
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Postby HeRetiK » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:43 pm

Yay! Glad you both got your sweets already! :D

Damn, I was afraid this would happen to the Kinder eggs, but I thought the cussioning would be sufficient ;(

I didn't got any of yours yet, but there's a box waiting at the box office for me, maybe it's some of the candy :D

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Postby Astica » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:50 am

Hery and Stalker, I got yours yesterday, thank you guys :)
The kinder egg in mine is still intact, must have hidden between things safely.
My parcels to you to are still packed here, waiting for tuesday >.<

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Postby Stalkerlicious » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:43 am

My kinder egg didn't break or crack either. The prize inside looks like a couple little snap together plastic stencils :) I was surprised it had the white color on the inner wall of the chocolate egg. So far I've tried that, a couple of the duplo bars, and the zotter. Dot is right about the Duplo. It's a bit like our kit kats but richer and smoother. Let me know what you two think of stuff from over here. I'm curious what your thoughts will be on them.
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Postby Astica » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:48 am

^The pop tarts were an experience. I felt weird about putting something ice cream flavoured in the toaster, and was surprised when there was filling in them. I didn't really like them toasted, to be honest. As Dot suggested, I put one in the freezer, too, and that was much nicer. I was amused that the box listed instructions to take it out of the pouch, put it in the toaster, toast it and take it back out again, too. Thanks Kelloggs :lol:

The starburst things were really nice, particularly the cherry and strawberry ones. I think we used to have these here, they tasted familiar. Damn, American candy is potent, too. I had like three starburst things then spent hours awake in bed, wired.

Agreed with everyone about the Duplo. Yumm.

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Postby Stalkerlicious » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:57 am

Astica wrote: I was amused that the box listed instructions to take it out of the pouch, put it in the toaster, toast it and take it back out again, too. Thanks Kelloggs :lol:


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8kThoZpF_U[/youtube]

I've noticed more and more that American candies are a lot sweeter and "potent" as you said than candies from other countries. I heard that New Zealand uses much less high fructose corn syrup in foods and drinks than us, maybe that makes it way sweeter?
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Postby HeRetiK » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:43 pm

I got your package yesterday, stalker, but have yet to taste through all of it! The candy corn reminds me of some other sweets we have over here, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

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Postby Astica » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:48 am

I do hope my package to Stalker doesn't get lost in the hurricane...

Also, since I didn't really say much before, here is a really tired rundown of stuff.

The Mozart balls were amazeballs. Seriously. So good. I really liked the Cherry Zotter bar, as well, although it was way stronger than I expected. Good with coffee...mmm.

I busted out the candy corn and the twisslers at my Halloween movie night. No one else knew what they were, either. I was surprised when I bit into a piece of candy corn and it had a texture similar to firm cake icing. For some reason, I'd seen them before in Halloween pictures and things and assumed they'd be hard-boiled candies you suck on. Interestingly, everyone else I was watching movies with had had the same impression. I wonder why we all expected that.
Also, the little pumpkin shaped Snickers and Reeses things made me smile when I was studying instead of preparing for Halloween, we need more Halloween themed candy here.
Those candy animals in jars were terrifying. So much goo :shock: I've still got a couple. The candy buttons were weird at first but then really addictive.

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Postby Voly » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:18 am

Astica wrote:The candy buttons were weird at first but then really addictive.


This is literally everyone's reaction to them.
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Postby HeRetiK » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:50 am

Astica wrote:For some reason, I'd seen them before in Halloween pictures and things and assumed they'd be hard-boiled candies you suck on.


Same here. For some reason I also thought candy-corn are hard-boiled candies.

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Postby Stalkerlicious » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:01 pm

That is peculiar that you and Hery had the exact same impression with the candy corn. I would have never thought they look like hard candies. But then I've had them my whole life. Maybe I already asked this but do you have any celebrations similar to Halloween in New Zealand or Austria? I can't imagine the holiday or theme itself would carry over that much. And Voly is right, that is pretty much every reaction to candy buttons :D
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Postby Spaced Ape » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:11 am

Candy Corn is god damn crack-cocaine.
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Postby Astica » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:45 am

^er, how so?

Also, we sort of have Halloween here, although it doesn't really work because of the reversal of the seasons, but then people try to buy into it anyway because it looks like fun.

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Postby Spaced Ape » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:27 am

Because you can't just have one.
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Or am I on the journey going to nowhere?

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Or am I slipping on the mold that slowly grows there?

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Postby HeRetiK » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:05 pm

Stalkerlicious wrote:Maybe I already asked this but do you have any celebrations similar to Halloween in New Zealand or Austria?


Traditionally the first and second of November are holidays. The first November, Allerheiligen, dedicated to the Christian saints, the second November, Allerseelen, dedicated to our deceased loved ones. On Allerseelen you usually visit the graves of your deceased loved ones, lie a wreath and light a candle.

During the last 10 years or so it's become more and more common to celebrate Halloween as well though, heavily influenced by American popular culture of course. But more in the sense of there being Halloween parties, products, etc... so no trick or treating or family celebrations.

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Postby Astica » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:13 pm

I just remembered to mention to Hery and Stalker that if they really don't have them where you guys are, freeze at least one of the Buzz bars, if only so you know how every kid felt in NZ in the 90's buying frozen buzz bars from the candy store at the local ice skating rink. I hope your stuff arrives soon :( Maybe it's being delivered via waka or something :lol:

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Postby Stalkerlicious » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:34 pm

Now that you mention freezing candy bars I wish I had sent a charleston chew. Recently I read that some kids in Australia go trick or treating after schools in their outfits but some people open the door and say "What's Halloween?" I hope the package is able to get here without any trouble.
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Postby Astica » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:31 am

^Me too. Even if the hurricane didn't really hit where you were it's likely to have had an effect on postage all around that area. If you still don't have it by the end of the week let me know and I'll chase it up.

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Postby Astica » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:51 pm

I'm so tired that I just heard a van draw up outside my window and thought "Oh! Maybe that's my parcels being delivered to Stalker and/or Hery!" then I was like "wait". I trust you guys will let me know when they arrive? :\

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Postby HeRetiK » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:58 am

I'll let you know, Amy!

Talking of which, I haven't gotten my package from dot so far :(

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Postby Stalkerlicious » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:07 am

I'll post as soon as I get it too. And sleep deprivation has made me do almost the exact same thing before. Put a letter in the mailbox. It got picked up. Then I went outside to check for a reply.
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