Archive for September, 2011

Enjoy Labor Day

September 5th, 2011 by Rosa

Hi Readers!

Today is Labor Day, a holiday in the U.S. that marks the end of summer, though it used to mark the power of labor unions. Duke still has classes, so I don’t get the day off from school, but I am taking the day off from blogging. Back tomorrow.

Enjoy your day off if you have one, you lucky ducks!

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Haribo Nappar Fruit

September 2nd, 2011 by Rosa

I received these Haribo Nappar Fruit as a gift from a friend who got them from Europe. Instead of one big bag, I got several tiny bags that reminded me of fruit snacks bags.

Haribo is pretty good at putting¬†unintentionally¬†hilarious mascots on its products. Remember Maoam? The Nappar Fruit mascots are just high-fiving, but they look a bit … prophylactic… to me.

The gummies themselves looked like tiny magnifying glasses. The chew was extremely stiff, almost like gnawing on plastic. Their texture reminded me of Jujubes.

They came in yellow, green, and orange. Or vingummi, med, and frugtsmag, as the bag says. Yum!

Yellow was lemon. It had a light zestiness with a bitter twinge of pith under an overall mild citrus fruitiness that reminded me of Sprite.

Green was pear. It wasn’t very sweet and had a seedy undertone.

Orange tasted plasticky for a while before finally giving way to a sweet and mellow tinge of orange.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the extreme stiffness of the chew, but it did make the flavor last. I’ll be lenient and give them an¬†O.


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Chocolate Fountains – Yay or Nay?

September 1st, 2011 by Rosa

Via the Kitchn comes news that Bon Appetit believes that chocolate fountains should be banned from weddings. At first I was outraged, but then I thought that they had a point. After all, their proposed alternative to chocolate fountains is more truffles!

What do you think? Chocolate fountains: awesome and delicious or overdone and unsanitary to boot?

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