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Cymbal Head
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(09-29-2008, 07:25 PM)
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We've all seen them: bags of orange and/or multicolored, vaguely peanut-shaped blobs ostensibly made of marshmallow, with clowns subtly mocking us from the outside of the package.

I, for one, have enjoyed circus peanuts all my life. But I am becoming increasingly aware that I fall into a tiny minority. I can't say what it is about them, the texture or the enigmatically banana-ish flavor, or the shape, but I'm not afraid to stand up and speak out for all the circus peanut fans out there and say "Hey, you know what, these aren't too bad."

So I address this to you, GAF. What is so bad about circus peanuts? Haters, defend your hatred. Fans (I almost wrote 'lovers' but that's probably too strong a word in any case), defend your oppressed candy brethren.
El_TigroX
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(09-29-2008, 07:28 PM)
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I full believe that me and my father are the ones that keep the Circus Peanut industry afloat...


While the regular circus peanut is good... what I really love is the variation that Brach's does during Easter... a slightly different taste and consistency, but most certainly a cousin of the circus peanut.

beelzebozo
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(09-29-2008, 07:29 PM)
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the original marshmallow in lucky charms (originally just cheerios mixed with circus peanut bits)
Cymbal Head
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(09-29-2008, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by beelzebozo

the original marshmallow in lucky charms (originally just cheerios mixed with circus peanut bits)


Yes. This, too. Circus peanuts have a long and illustrious history.
Ferrio
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(09-29-2008, 07:30 PM)
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Like candy corn, I pile them into my "Tastes like crap" section.
radjago
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(09-29-2008, 07:31 PM)
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The marshmallow bits in Lucky Charms are too dry and crunchy now. Circus Peanuts are moist and soft and get a perfectly creamy texture in your mouth.
Raw64life
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(09-29-2008, 07:32 PM)
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I don't like bananas > Circus Peanuts taste like bananas > I don't like Circus Peanuts.
daw840
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(09-29-2008, 07:34 PM)
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I always think I like these, so I buy a bag. The first couple that I eat are delicious, but then they start to taste weird and I can never actually eat more than 3-4 at a time. Now "Peeps" on the other hand are just hands down disgusting.
AtticusFinch
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(09-29-2008, 07:38 PM)
Is there going to be another candy exchange anytime soon? I missed out on the last one.
SteveMeister
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(09-29-2008, 07:38 PM)
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Love 'em. But don't let them go stale.
Count Dookkake
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(09-29-2008, 07:40 PM)
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In school we had a chili cook-off.

One of the entrants made a joke dish called Chili con Carnival. Basically chili plus Circus Peanuts.

He is now a very wealthy man.
Ronabo
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(09-29-2008, 07:41 PM)
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I love them too, I don't know why either.

Those Easter ones are really good.
Cymbal Head
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(09-29-2008, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

1. Chili con Carnival
2. ????
3. Profit


:lol :lol Elaborate, please?
M3wThr33
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(09-29-2008, 07:44 PM)

Originally Posted by SteveMeister

Love 'em. But don't let them go stale.

Aren't they already?
Cymbal Head
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(09-29-2008, 08:11 PM)
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New topic: how will the failure of the bailout bill to pass the house affect the circus peanut trade?
SteveMeister
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(09-29-2008, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by M3wThr33

Aren't they already?

Nah, fresh ones are nice & soft & flavorful. Stale ones become hard & chewy & not so tasty.
Count Dookkake
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(09-29-2008, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cymbal Head

:lol :lol Elaborate, please?

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notsol337
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(09-29-2008, 08:23 PM)
I LOVE CIRCUS PEANUTS HOLY SHIT.

You're a pervert if you don't.

(Don't ask me how that works out, because I don't know.)
adg1034
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(09-29-2008, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

In school we had a chili cook-off.

One of the entrants made a joke dish called Chili con Carnival. Basically chili plus Circus Peanuts.

He is now a very wealthy man.

A classmate of yours is now a Whedon writer? Hot damn.
Freshmaker
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(09-29-2008, 09:20 PM)
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Circus peanuts are poison. Death by hellbanana. Taste aside (which is impossible) they have that horrible extra dense foam rubber quality to their texture which is just wrong.
Whimsical Phil
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(09-29-2008, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by El_TigroX

I full believe that me and my father are the ones that keep the Circus Peanut industry afloat...

While the regular circus peanut is good... what I really love is the variation that Brach's does during Easter... a slightly different taste and consistency, but most certainly a cousin of the circus peanut.

Everything I feel about Circus Peanuts summed up in one post.

Now, am I the only person who still enjoys Necco Wafers?

El_TigroX
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(09-29-2008, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whimsical Phil

Everything I feel about Circus Peanuts summed up in one post.

Now, am I the only person who still enjoys Necco Wafers?

I always forget that I like Necco Wafers... but randomly eat them every couple years or so and LOVE them... the root beer ones are amazing.
thesoapster
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(09-29-2008, 11:17 PM)
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I love circus peanuts, though I used to not.
StorablePrawn
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(09-29-2008, 11:22 PM)

Originally Posted by adg1034

A classmate of yours is now a Whedon writer? Hot damn.

Look up Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, that little TV show called Lost... and I'll mention that he recently had a studio bidding war over his first original film screenplay.
Cymbal Head
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(09-30-2008, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Whimsical Phil

Now, am I the only person who still enjoys Necco Wafers?

I hardly ever see those anymore, but I love 'em. Aren't the purple ones clove flavored or something? We need more clove flavored candy.
djtiesto
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(09-30-2008, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whimsical Phil

Everything I feel about Circus Peanuts summed up in one post.

Now, am I the only person who still enjoys Necco Wafers?

Love these... I thought I was the only one.
notsol337
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(09-30-2008, 05:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Whimsical Phil

Everything I feel about Circus Peanuts summed up in one post.

Now, am I the only person who still enjoys Necco Wafers?


GIMME THAT
adg1034
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(09-30-2008, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by StorablePrawn

Look up Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, that little TV show called Lost... and I'll mention that he recently had a studio bidding war over his first original film screenplay.

Oh, I know. I'm really excited for Roundtable and his work on Lost has been nothing short of spectacular (even though Meet Kevin Johnson was a little... flat), and I know his individual comics work has been nothing short of spectacular, but I just thought "Whedon!", because of his work on the Buffy comics, so I posted it.

Thanks, though.
GoutPatrol
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(09-30-2008, 05:28 PM)
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Necco wafers and candy corn are the bane of my existence.
radjago
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(09-30-2008, 05:34 PM)
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I'm mostly a seasonal candy aficionado. Candy Corn, Conversation Hearts, Peeps, Jelly Beans, etc. Luckily most of these are available year-round now in one form or another.
snacknuts
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(09-30-2008, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by GoutPatrol

Necco wafers and candy corn are the bane of my existence.

Candy corn + dry roasted peanuts = hot sex in your mouth

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