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Chocolate ants?

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by throbscottle, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. tcmtech

    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Some people can not accept defeat and the reality of just how corrupt their past system was at the same time, and for the record I am not who brought up the politics here. :rolleyes:

    I may be many things but I am not an unpatriotic anti-American sore looser nor for a socialist/semi communistic system of government that goes against American values. :cool:

    BTW, I didn't vote for Trump. I just voted against clinton and sanders. Everything else that has come up from the mass ongoing liberal agenda failure has just been a bonus regardless of whether President Trump is responsible or not.
     
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    Meanwhile back in the real world...........

    You had some really cool sweets back in the 'old days' :D. Not sure i like the tricky stuff of changing names, then making something a bit smaller and selling it for more!! Asking around (yes i got odd looks), I am reliably informed that curly wurlys were soft and not hard as concrete like now. I am also informed that you had something that looked like dried mealworms but tasted kinda funny.

    There is a shop I remember in Exeter that sold old style sweets in really large glass jars, it was a great shop but the prices were mental.


    On the Ants, Chemically it would make more sense if they had been dark Chocolate, but from what I found they used milk Chocolate?? So then I got to assume that they heated the ants (maybe the ants were from making formic acid *being serious), I am pretty sure some formic acid was still made with ants in the 70's. So that would fit, Formic acid would not react nicely with Milk Chocolate (no data just a semi educated guess).

    As for the politics..........really? in a sweet thread FFS.
     
  3. tcmtech

    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Yes I know. I didn't start it and my initial posts that lead up to it fit the general contexts of relating to odd foods or names of foods that were a bit misleading in what they were made from.
     
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    I remember the chocolate covered ants circa late 50s and early 60s here in the US. They came as chocolate cube shapes and the grasshoppers were around as well but I seem to recall the grasshoppers as like fried and salted.

    Ron
     
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    I ate some chocolate ants once (once...).

    Didn't like the "crunch" and there was an odd aftertaste that was off-putting. Perhaps the formic acid, or whatever it had done to the chocolate.

    That, and the whole concept of eating insects when raised on a diet of meat and potatoes.

    I also draw the line at boogers...
     

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