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A question regarding canadians...
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 04:52:06 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  This is kind of a random question...but...

Why do canadians like to put bubbles in their chocolate bars?
Mirage, Aero, etc.
Americans do not have this love of bubbly chocolate.

It came to mind because i just opened my second to last Canadian candy bar from when i was up there at christmas. Now i have part of a Mirage and a Mocha Coffee Crisp left.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 04:58:19 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Because theyre stupid assholes thats why.

Not all of them, mainly just the ones who date young women from San Francisco.


 
beetlebum Posted: Sun Feb 20 05:58:32 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Perhaps something to do with the legacy of the British Empire, because you find the same kind of bubbly chocolate in Britain, Austrialia... probably even in India.
What I wouldn't give for a 2% cocoa-bought-from-a-slave-farm, 98% sugar-bought-at-a-price-well-under-market-value Hershey Bar.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 08:47:52 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Libra, are you aware that virtually half of all of the world's cocoa used to make chocolate is harvested by child slaves ?


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 08:52:18 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  And diamonds help fuel african civil wars.

Take that, Hellzberg you bastards!


 
mat_j Posted: Sun Feb 20 09:20:37 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>Libra, are you aware that virtually half of all of the world's cocoa used to make chocolate is harvested by child slaves ?

Sob, they must be the happiest child slaves in the world


Damn that was low even for me


 
mat_j Posted: Sun Feb 20 09:22:26 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  we have bubbly chocolate galore in the UK- the Aero bar, the mint aero bar, the aero bar with the white chocolate on the inside, cadburys have also released a new line..... do they still make whispa's?


 
beetlebum Posted: Sun Feb 20 10:20:43 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
 
>Sob, they must be the happiest child slaves in the world
>
>
>Damn that was low even for me

Low perhaps, but it definitely cracked me up.


 
Posted: Sun Feb 20 10:23:57 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  wow, I was totally unaware that this wasn't a universal love.

bubbly chocolate is softer and smoother chocolate, in general. Aero bars are great.

American Popular Culture and Canadian Popular Culture have some really cool differences and quirks; they're particularly noticeable when you live in a border town, I guess.

Like; Americans refuse to wear toques, even in the coldest weather. Or their insistance on calling Submarine Sandwiches as Heros? Pop as Soda? Chocolate Bar as Candy Bar (Libra's boyfriend must be rubbing off on her {pun intended} for her to have called them chocolate bars on the first attempt).

But, yeah. slight cultural differences make me all giggly.

PS: Switch to freaking metric already! none of your blasted measurements make sense!


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 10:49:35 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Chocolate?

You people don't know what you're talking about.


*breaks off a chunk of Côte D'Or*


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 10:58:39 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>wow, I was totally unaware that this wasn't a universal love.
>Like; Americans refuse to wear toques, even in the coldest weather. Or their insistance on calling Submarine Sandwiches as Heros? Pop as Soda? Chocolate Bar as Candy Bar (Libra's boyfriend must be rubbing off on her {pun intended} for her to have called them chocolate bars on the first attempt).
>
>But, yeah. slight cultural differences make me all giggly.
>
You will find even more cultural differences as you travel different parts of America.
In my area we call them subs, not heros or grinders as they do elsewhere.
All carbonated soft drinks are "cokes", no matter what the flavor.
Our meals are called breakfast dinner and supper, not breakfast lunch and dinner.
When you have 300 million people with ancestry from every corner of the planet, these cultural differences are bound to happen.
I love these differences and believe they should be celebrated.
That's why I hate to see the same 7 or 8 restaurants every place I travel.



 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:06:53 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hif is right. Travel the USA and you will notice many differences within it. I like the variety, and agree they should be celebrated, though it would seem that some of the differences are being lost and replaced with a generic type of culture.

I blame that damned MTV and Wal-Mart. (Just kidding. I think.)


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:16:22 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hey Christophe, did you get up to that protest in Brussels?


 
beetlebum Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:18:47 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Hif is right. Travel the USA and you will notice many differences within it. I like the variety, and agree they should be celebrated, though it would seem that some of the differences are being lost and replaced with a generic type of culture.
>
In small parts of Missouri, soda is pop.
In St. Louis, you don't ask for a Doctor Pepper. You ask for a Doc (pronounced Doke).
The differences will always be there, I think. Every region has its quirks.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:18:53 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>Chocolate?
>
>You people don't know what you're talking about.
>
>
>*breaks off a chunk of Côte D'Or*
>
Sure we do, I'll bet more Belgian chocolate is consumed in America than in Belgium.
I personally like the dark chocolate, the milk chocolate is just yucky to me.
I think I would rather eat brussels sprouts than a Hershey's milk chocolate bar.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:22:11 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm not a big fan of schokolade. Period. Bananas or peanuts are a much mroe tasty snack.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:22:47 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>I'm not a big fan of schokolade. Period. Bananas or peanuts are a much mroe tasty snack.


Chocolate.

Fuck!


 
mat_j Posted: Sun Feb 20 11:59:46 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>Chocolate?
>
>You people don't know what you're talking about.
>
>
>*breaks off a chunk of Côte D'Or*

Oh yeah let's not forget lindt or the chocolate from that little chocolate factory i visited in your fair country possibly in Ypre or Bruges


 
mat_j Posted: Sun Feb 20 12:22:00 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I love the way you guys say pants for everything you wear below the waist apart from shoes and socks

I also love the ethnic british equivalent of trousers


 
Puck Posted: Sun Feb 20 13:35:53 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I alternate from "soda" to "pop"...or I use the actual name (ie coke) or just the type (ie orange soda).

When it comes to candy, most people I know use the name/brand unless they're apathetic about what they want...or are old.



 
sweet p Posted: Sun Feb 20 13:39:44 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>Chocolate?
>
>You people don't know what you're talking about.
>
>
>*breaks off a chunk of Côte D'Or*

Ooooh!



PS. My grandma brought me back some chocolate from Europe and it also has bubbles in it!




 
jennemmer Posted: Sun Feb 20 14:29:19 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  One of my good friends ended up dating a girl when he went to Germany last summer and she keeps sending care packages which include a lot of chocolate.

He opened a "Jamaican Rum" bar in class one day and the room was just filled with the smell of rum. The thing turned out to be 5% alcohol. I thought that was pretty funny.

(When it comes to the cheap chocolate used for chocolate bars Aero has got to be one of the best. Dark chocolate is far better though)


 
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 14:36:56 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>Libra, are you aware that virtually half of all of the world's cocoa used to make chocolate is harvested by child slaves ?

And so are my clothes, and the coffee I drink, and about everything else I use.

My computer assistance people are in india instead of in the U.S.

The transcriptionist at the office i work at will probably be replaced soon by someone in india.

I know it sucks hif, I know.


 
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 14:41:01 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>
>
>Like; Americans refuse to wear toques, even in the coldest weather. Or their insistance on calling Submarine Sandwiches as Heros? Pop as Soda? Chocolate Bar as Candy Bar (Libra's boyfriend must be rubbing off on her {pun intended} for her to have called them chocolate bars on the first attempt).
>
He is. I say my 'o's' differently now.
House, Mouse, Home. I even said eh the other day.
I like chocolate bar better, that's why i used it the first time. It reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and old children's books.

>But, yeah. slight cultural differences make me all giggly.
>
Yah, I agree, i get really giggly when I hear my boyfriend say a word differently or something. He calls a garbage disposal a "garburator" and says pasta (pronounced paw-sta) pasta with an 'a' like the word "pat."
We wear toques sometimes, but when we do we call them beanies.


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 14:52:13 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Hey Christophe, did you get up to that protest in Brussels?

No.

Out of respect for the police force in Brussels which has enough work as it is protecting all those heads of state and nato officials.

And I also don't believe in the effect of protest marches.

What you get is a mass of left-wing extremist nutcases in baggy clothes looking like they just crawled from under a heap of manure thinking that anybody will take them seriously and convinced that they'll change the world with their pitiful protest.

In the end the guys and girls in charge still do whatever they want.



And last but not least; Bush isn't worth it.


 
Puck Posted: Sun Feb 20 15:18:27 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>ifihadahif said:
>>Libra, are you aware that virtually half of all of the world's cocoa used to make chocolate is harvested by child slaves ?
>
>And so are my clothes, and the coffee I drink, and about everything else I use.

Thank god for sweat shops!

>I even said eh the other day.

I say that now and then, though usually only at the end of questions.


 
jennemmer Posted: Sun Feb 20 15:23:42 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>libra said:
>>I even said eh the other day.
>
>I say that now and then, though usually only at the end of questions.

That would be its traditional use.


 
Puck Posted: Sun Feb 20 15:44:06 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  jennemmer said:

>That would be its traditional use.

Traditional, but uncommon where I am.


 
bluerain Posted: Sun Feb 20 15:56:40 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  here in aus, we got bubbly, bubbly and chunky, and chunky and mushy (marshmallows). i like chunky and mushy the best.


 
jennemmer Posted: Sun Feb 20 16:01:41 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>jennemmer said:
>
>>That would be its traditional use.
>
>Traditional, but uncommon where I am.

Many people seem to be under the impression that Canadians use 'eh' all of the time. Even in Canada it's pretty much only used at the end of questions.

(hee hee, just amused by the thought that using 'eh' might make you sound foreign.)


 
Puck Posted: Sun Feb 20 16:29:05 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  jennemmer said:
>(hee hee, just amused by the thought that using 'eh' might make you sound foreign.)

I've been accused on many occasions.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Feb 20 16:46:23 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>meshuggah said:
>>
>
>
>What you get is a mass of left-wing extremist nutcases in baggy clothes looking like they just crawled from under a heap of manure thinking that anybody will take them seriously


LOL


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 16:54:29 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>ifihadahif said:
>>Libra, are you aware that virtually half of all of the world's cocoa used to make chocolate is harvested by child slaves ?
>
>And so are my clothes, and the coffee I drink, and about everything else I use.
>
Some truth to what you say, but it's not quite the same as the cocoa slave trade.


 
Posted: Sun Feb 20 16:55:26 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Detroiters use "eh" all the time in Windsor in order to blend in.

It's noticeable when "eh" is used in conjunction with american jargon :)


 
Zacq Posted: Sun Feb 20 17:14:18 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>What I wouldn't give for a 2% cocoa-bought-from-a-slave-farm, 98% sugar-bought-at-a-price-well-under-market-value Hershey Bar.

Damn.

Straight.


 
Silentmind Posted: Sun Feb 20 17:26:52 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  An answer regarding Canadians. We are crazy in a lot of ways.


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 17:32:18 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Christophe said:
>>What you get is a mass of left-wing extremist nutcases in baggy clothes looking like they just crawled from under a heap of manure thinking that anybody will take them seriously
>
>
>LOL

I'm serious.

Refinement is the key to succes.

Running around like workshy leftist trash shouting peace and love for the world just for the sake of being able to say you're a non-conformist who walks peacemarches, isn't.


 
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 17:40:53 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>meshuggah said:
>I'm serious.
>
>Refinement is the key to succes.
>
>Running around like workshy leftist trash shouting peace and love for the world just for the sake of being able to say you're a non-conformist who walks peacemarches, isn't.

Even though i'm a leftist who runs around shouting peace and love for the world...i agree with what you're saying.
Sometimes i think the best way for me to make any difference would be to make a ton of money and then start working with my agenda, because you can't get anywhere without money these days. I know that's probably not going to happen, because any careers i'm working towards don't pay a lot.


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 17:48:41 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  But that's the thing.

Once you'd get money you wouldn't be a leftist anymore.

If you say you wouldn't be you probably have never had a considerable amount of money. (don't mean this in a bad way, I'm just saying that political preferences tend to be pretty opportunistic)


 
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 18:14:25 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>But that's the thing.
>
>Once you'd get money you wouldn't be a leftist anymore.
>
>If you say you wouldn't be you probably have never had a considerable amount of money. (don't mean this in a bad way, I'm just saying that political preferences tend to be pretty opportunistic)

I don't know though.
My family has never been rich, but I have always felt very financially stable. I've grown up in a rich neighborhood, had friends with the same opportunities as I have had, I've been pretty isolated in a middle-middle, upper-middle class world.
It's not because I want to "share the wealth" with myself that I am leftist, it's my general principles when it comes to people's rights, treatment of others, practices in other countries, etc.


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 18:21:40 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm a center-right European liberal.

Do you think that means that I don't believe in the rights of others?

That's like when bush is acting like America is the only democracy.

And like the example mentioned above, I think it's quite the opposite.

Socialism leads to a decrease in freedom.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 19:10:37 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>But that's the thing.
>
>Once you'd get money you wouldn't be a leftist anymore.
>
Not true, what about Kerry, Kennedy, Soros ? Most of the millionaires in Hollywwod. Ever heard of Marin county ?
Or Manhattan ?
Although the left claims the working class and the downtrodden, their base tends to come from money.
If you look at the map where they are successful, it's mainly the large population centers. Then you factor in the fact that they claim the educated people in those population centers, that adds up to money, unless you believe the educated make less than the uneducated.


 
FN Posted: Sun Feb 20 19:15:59 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  That says nothing about left and right on the political spectrum, it says something about your biparty "democracy".


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Feb 20 19:26:05 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>That says nothing about left and right on the political spectrum, it says something about your biparty "democracy".
>
It absolutely rebuts your statement that leftists don't have or worship money here in America.


 
libra Posted: Sun Feb 20 19:32:15 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>Christophe said:
>>But that's the thing.
>>
>>Once you'd get money you wouldn't be a leftist anymore.
>>
>Not true, what about Kerry, Kennedy, Soros ? Most of the millionaires in Hollywwod. Ever heard of Marin county ?

Go Marin!!

Yippies are so funny.

(That's Yuppies + Hippies for those of you who don't know Marinites)

I'm not from Marin, but I'm so very close...slightly north. Right between the pot growing hippies and the Land Rover driving leftists.



 
Silentmind Posted: Sun Feb 20 19:49:01 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  >Not true, what about Kerry, Kennedy, Soros ? Most of the millionaires in Hollywwod.Ever heard of Marin county ?
>Or Manhattan ?
>Although the left claims the working class and the downtrodden, their base tends to come from money.


Well, I'll agree on two parts. You can be left and have money. As hif said, the population centers is where the left in america has support, and this is true generally. Most city-dwellers are liberal, or more liberal than their country counterparts. Also the educated tend to be more liberal. You can still have money. And with hifs other point, without money in America, there is no way that you could gain the precidency. You NEED that money to have a shot. Loosely based comment, but related nonetheless. {if its incoherant, i got two hours of sleep, lan party last night/today}


 
Bzoso Posted: Mon Feb 21 02:52:21 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I thought we were talking about candy bars? I'm American, I want to talk about candy bars, not politics, dammit.


 
Kira Posted: Mon Feb 21 03:10:55 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Bzoso said:
>I thought we were talking about candy bars? I'm American, I want to talk about candy bars, not politics, dammit.

Perhaps we can discuss both.

I occasionally hear a tale about the scoundrels in charge wanting to create a chocolate tax. Or am I thinking of the fast food tax..?

This thread has made me curious. I must find me some bubbly chocolate.


 
Bzoso Posted: Mon Feb 21 03:12:15 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  What?


 
FN Posted: Mon Feb 21 06:12:22 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>Christophe said:
>>But that's the thing.
>>
>>Once you'd get money you wouldn't be a leftist anymore.
>>
>Not true, what about Kerry, Kennedy, Soros ? Most of the millionaires in Hollywwod. Ever heard of Marin county ?

I'm guessing that the american/european definition of "socialism" differ quite a bit.


 
FN Posted: Mon Feb 21 06:23:29 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  On a sidenote, I got my grades back.

I failed psychology (long story) with 9/20 and I'm pissed. I want to see the exam.
I failed tradelaw. Same thing, although I kind of saw that one coming, did next to nothing for that...

I passed mathematics.
I passed economy.
I passed bookkeeping
I passed computer class.

To make a long story short, I'll have to take those 2 I failed again at the end of the year as those classes are replaced by new ones for the remainder of the year. Luckily I passed all the big ones and only failed the side-classes, but still, I'm a bit pissed off at myself.

It's also disturbing to see how people are dropping out of school at the moment. People who failed all the exams aren't an exception, and up to this point I only know of 3 others who passed both bookkeeping and economy.

So I'm in not too bad of a place to finish my year succesfully if I can keep this up.


 
Paulo Posted: Mon Feb 21 08:44:40 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Sadly Mat they do not make Whispa's anymore, that are now incorporated into the new "Dairy Milk With..." Brand.

Some Chocolates that rock:

Twix
Bounty,
Ruffle Bar
KitKat
Mint Aero
Galaxy
Snickers (Formerly Marathon)


 
Mesh Posted: Mon Feb 21 09:40:23 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>This is kind of a random question...but...
>
>Why do canadians named Johnathan (not Crim S) like to put fudgicles up their bums. Americans do have this love of fudgicles.




Youre guess is as good as mine, Libra.


 



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