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    #91
    Thanks Betheny (and sjean for the intention, lol).
    I have looked at conversions in the past, but I cannot ever remember them.

    32 C?! Hotter than I thought. I don't think it ever gets that hot here.

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      #92
      We had one day with 32 C last year, but that was the first day ever.
      TH 12, 43 years post

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        #93
        Oops, I was wrong about the highest temperature here -
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Weather_Records

        Anyway! My teeth are bad - AGAIN. This morning I was drinking my usual cup of tea, when I became aware of my bad (well, worst) tooth throbbing. And it has really hurt most of the day. *sigh* I just know it's because I've been eating all my Japanese sweets. And that kiwi flavour chewing gum was such a bad idea, even though it was gorgeous.

        I want pity from all the sweet-eaters in this thread. Even Licorice the dog.

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          #94
          Originally posted by keps
          Oops, I was wrong about the highest temperature here -
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Weather_Records
          UK is relatively temperate then... we break both the upper and lower UK records almost every year here at my house in Michigan!

          A couple more candy favorites:

          Riesen
          Carmel Apple Suckers
          Plain old jawbreakers

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            #95
            Weather Records
            Highest
            Norway 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) Nesbyen, Buskerud 1970-06-20

            Coldest
            Norway −51.4 °C (−60.5 °F) Karasjok, Finnmark 1886-01-01
            TH 12, 43 years post

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              #96
              Hottest Connecticut ever got is supposedly 107F .... 42C. But we get a lot of days in the 90s during the summer (32-37C). And we are a cooler section of the country.
              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                #97
                I could live on sour types of candies. sour straws, sour patch kids, shocktarts, sweetarts, can't think of anything else. But all of that sour/tart stuff I can't get enough of.

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                  #98
                  My wife brought me home a treat today, a selection of Dutch Licorice Candies!

                  First up, "Rockies". These are shaped like tootsie-rolls. The outside is plain black licorice, the inside is soft chewy fruity stuff. No salt. These tasted just fine, in fact, my kids gobbled up most of them.

                  Second, "Sweet Heksehyl". These are also shaped like tootsie rolls, with licorice on the outside and chewy molasses filling, covered with granulated sugar. They do include ammonium chloride in the ingredients. Like the name says, these do taste sweet, but with a noticeable hint of... asphalt, maybe? They are still okay, and my kids will eat them (now that the Rockies are gone).

                  Finally, a candy simply named "Double Salt". These are disc shaped, about 3/4" in diameter, all licorice, and fairly hard. I popped one in my mouth...

                  YUCK! I spit it right out! What sort of people would call this a candy? I don't know what response would be appropriate to the Dutch exporting this toxic junk, but I do not believe economic sanctions would be sufficient. It's overwhelmingly salty, with various other chemical-like flavors of things that should not be put in the mouth. Oh, and a hint of black licorice. My younger son tried one, ran to the kitchen to spit it out and wash his mouth out. My daughter just sniffed one and ran away. She calls them "Bomit Cookies".

                  So there. Now I know what the fuss is all about.

                  Say, keps, tooth [teeth] feeling any better?
                  Last edited by Lazlo; 9 Oct 2008, 10:45 PM.

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                    #99
                    Originally posted by Zero
                    My wife brought me home a treat today, a selection of Dutch Licorice Candies!

                    First up, "Rockies". These are shaped like tootsie-rolls. The outside is plain black licorice, the inside is soft chewy fruity stuff. No salt. These tasted just fine, in fact, my kids gobbled up most of them.

                    Second, "Sweet Heksehyl". These are also shaped like tootsie rolls, with licorice on the outside and chewy molasses filling, covered with granulated sugar. They do include ammonium chloride in the ingredients. Like the name says, these do taste sweet, but with a noticeable hint of... asphalt, maybe? They are still okay, and my kids will eat them (now that the Rockies are gone).

                    Finally, a candy simply named "Double Salt". These are disc shaped, about 3/4" in diameter, all licorice, and fairly hard. I popped one in my mouth...

                    YUCK! I spit it right out! What sort of people would call this a candy? I don't know what response would be appropriate to the Dutch exporting this toxic junk, but I do not believe economic sanctions would be sufficient. It's overwhelmingly salty, with various other chemical-like flavors of things that should not be put in the mouth. Oh, and a hint of black licorice. My younger son tried one, ran to the kitchen to spit it out and wash his mouth out. My daughter just sniffed one and ran away. She calls them "Bomit Cookies".

                    So there. Now I know what the fuss is all about.
                    Just seen this post.

                    Ewww, that Dutch candy sounds revolting. Especially the salty stuff. Lol @ "Bomit cookies".
                    I have a pal in the Netherlands, and she once sent me a box of candy. They were shaped like cars. They weren't awful, but not very nice.

                    Say, keps, tooth [teeth] feeling any better?
                    Thanks for asking! Yeah, my teeth seem ok...for now. I've tried to be careful, and it seems to have worked. Although, I have been eating a lot of Jelly Babies lately (they are very soft, though).

                    Ok, Hershey bars. I did a Halloween swap thingy with someone on another board. They sent lots of nice things, and also some American sweets. One was a multipack of little Hershey bars.
                    Now forgive my total honesty, but wtf?!
                    I opened a bar, and sniffed the alleged chocolate. It smelt faintly of sick, but mainly of cheese .
                    I thought, heck, just take a bite of the thing. So I did. And to be fair, it didn't actually taste of sick. No, the overriding taste was of fairly off CHEESE! Omg, I can't believe this calls itself a chocolate bar! It's a bad cheese bar! I felt ill after that one mouthful, and I had to eat Jelly Babies to get rid of the taste.
                    I got my boyfriend to sniff the bar, and he wrinkled his nose and agreed - cheese!

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                      hershey bars are good for smores though.
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                        Ha ha! Cheesy Chocolate! It's been said Americans don't know "real" chocolate, and it's probably true. I'm not a big fan of milk chocolate bars, too sweet in my opinion, though I never thought of them as being cheesy. If I have one I'll break a small bit off and just let it melt in my mouth.

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                          As the holidays approach, my thoughts turn to chocolate. I especially think about Mom's homemade fudge. That stuff is the best.

                          Come to think of it, so are her made from scratch, frosted, chocolate brownies.

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                            I'll never debate a European re American chocolate, as ours clearly is mass-produced and inferior. But CHEESE? I'm wondering if the bar absorbed a flavor en route. They aren't good, but not cheesy generally.

                            keps-Do you know what s'mores are? A campout treat, you toast marshmallows over the campifire, slap the hot toasty, likely burnt marshmallow and a bit of Hershey's chocolate between squares of graham cracker.

                            My teeth hurt thinking about it. 2 will make you ill. And OMG, they're freakin' GOOD!
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                              Lately my weakness has been ice cream. Chocolate chip cookie dough and dulce de leche are among my favorites. Also we bought some Butterfinger candy bars for Halloween which have been slowly disappearing.

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                                Dark chocolate
                                Skittles
                                Popcorn (with chocolate drizzled on is a good change)
                                M&Ms
                                Sour items on occasions
                                Last edited by trainman; 15 Oct 2008, 1:41 PM.
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