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2013-04-27 08:24:52 AM
If some people had their way this would be happening in America
 
2013-04-27 08:37:53 AM
What, were people buying "Monkey Nuts" thinking they were getting simian testicles in the shells?
 
2013-04-27 09:36:34 AM
Way to go Obumer!
 
2013-04-27 09:37:10 AM
In before old timers with onions on their belts complaining that back in their day, nobody was allergic to peanuts.
 
2013-04-27 09:37:49 AM

cman: If some people had their way this would be happening in America


I see what you did there...
 
2013-04-27 09:39:23 AM
[Farnsworth] I don't want to live on this planet any more...

[/Farnsworth]
 
2013-04-27 09:39:44 AM
This must be in either CA or the UK.

*clicks link*

Goddammitsomuch
 
2013-04-27 09:41:25 AM

Blue_Blazer: In before old timers with onions on their belts complaining that back in their day, nobody was allergic to peanuts.


The incidence of highly allergic people didn't occur until the 90's. That's when gmo's and junk food saturated the market.
/coincidence
 
2013-04-27 09:43:05 AM
If you are allergic to peanuts and you eat a bag of peanuts because they weren't labeled "WARNING:  contains peanuts," then that might just be Darwin's way of saying you don't belong here.

/I say...let 'em crash.
 
2013-04-27 09:43:42 AM

FirstNationalBastard: What, were people buying "Monkey Nuts" thinking they were getting simian testicles in the shells?


I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-27 09:45:03 AM
UGH, this is the epitome of nanny-state thinking.
If you are so stupid that you need to be told things like this you should avoid leaving your bed.
 
2013-04-27 09:45:50 AM
I advise you in future to replace the words 'Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts' with the legend, 'Whole Hearted, Crunchy, Roasted, Real, Dead Monkey Nuts' if you wish to avoid prosecution!
 
2013-04-27 09:47:25 AM
Aren't peanuts legumes?
 
2013-04-27 09:49:09 AM
FTFA: "What do they think is in it? Cheese?"
www.metropup.us
/hot like properly served Brie
 
2013-04-27 09:49:21 AM

DeathCipris: This must be in either CA or the UK.

*clicks link*

Goddammitsomuch


Ha Ha, not us this time.....we are do for the next head shaking stupid thing tho
 
2013-04-27 09:49:33 AM
People who complain about no warning labels on a bag of peanuts, fearing about their nut allergies, please step up for an ass kicking

/sincerely, the rest of us
//and accept your honorary Darwin Award on the way out
 
2013-04-27 09:49:33 AM

AbbeySomeone: Blue_Blazer: In before old timers with onions on their belts complaining that back in their day, nobody was allergic to peanuts.

The incidence of highly allergic people didn't occur until the 90's. That's when gmo's and junk food saturated the market.
/coincidence


Also doctors began warding mothers off of peanuts for their children, decreasing exposure at a younger age, thereby decreasing the child's immunity to allergic reactions.

I should, know - I'm a computer expert.
 
2013-04-27 09:50:32 AM
 
2013-04-27 09:50:34 AM
Cue Louis ck's "but maybe..."
 
2013-04-27 09:51:00 AM
NOT SAFE FOR WORK (especiallly work at FARK or for other monkeys):http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/peanut monk.jpg
 
2013-04-27 09:51:47 AM
C.K. Lewis?
 
2013-04-27 09:52:39 AM

Mugato: Aren't peanuts legumes?


i893.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-27 09:52:43 AM
I have a food allergy. I don't rely solely on the warnings/allergens section. I'll also read the ingredients list to see if that food was slipped in.

I also don't rely on cooks or servers in restaurants to honor my food allergy request. I'm allergic to strawberries and the last time I ordered a dessert, I said I wanted it plain with no toppings. I guess plain wasn't clear enough- my slice of cheesecake was artfully sitting in a pool of strawberry sauce with a sliced strawberry sitting on the plate next to the cheesecake.
My allergy is pretty easy to avoid, luckily.
 
2013-04-27 09:52:54 AM

Green Scorpio: FirstNationalBastard: What, were people buying "Monkey Nuts" thinking they were getting simian testicles in the shells?

I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"


Well, the British have really funny names for food.  Like how their version of "sausage in the mouth" is "banger in the mouth."

/only one more month until arrested development is back!
 
2013-04-27 09:53:13 AM

Dinobot: Cue Louis ck's "but maybe..."


Nice timing there skippy
 
2013-04-27 09:53:29 AM
Homer Simpson: "See? Because of me, now they have a warning."
 
2013-04-27 09:54:52 AM

No Time To Explain: Dinobot: Cue Louis ck's "but maybe..."

Nice timing there skippy


Typing on the phone :/
 
2013-04-27 09:55:43 AM

AbbeySomeone: Blue_Blazer: In before old timers with onions on their belts complaining that back in their day, nobody was allergic to peanuts.

The incidence of highly allergic people didn't occur until the 90's. That's when gmo's and junk food saturated the market.
/coincidence


When I was growing up in the mid-80s my grandparents had a drawer packed with nothing but potato chips, Kit Kats, peanut butter cups and so forth.  Junk food is definitely not a "90s" thing, otherwise I wouldn't have been nearly the fat kid I was.
 
2013-04-27 09:57:07 AM
Yo dawg, I heard you like peanuts.....
 
2013-04-27 09:57:24 AM
So, how long until a mad scientist crosses peanuts with ragweed? "How are your nut allergies now, losers?"
 
2013-04-27 09:57:49 AM

Green Scorpio: FirstNationalBastard: What, were people buying "Monkey Nuts" thinking they were getting simian testicles in the shells?

I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"


it must be a very local term. i live miles away from PA, never heard of peanuts called Monkey Nuts and i'm as old as dirt. Luckily I know what peanuts look like. They're protecting the blind peanut allergy suffering food shopper.
 
2013-04-27 09:58:05 AM
Just who is allergic to sweet salty monkey nuts?
 
2013-04-27 10:01:36 AM
 imageshack.us
 
2013-04-27 10:02:29 AM

Green Scorpio: FirstNationalBastard: What, were people buying "Monkey Nuts" thinking they were getting simian testicles in the shells?

I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"


It could've been monkey nuggets.  Just saying, the UK is starting to replace beef with horse maybe monkey is the new chicken.

/Did like the old dude mentioning cheese, is cheese all he has to look forward to now that he is old?
//those who read the earlier cheese story knows what I mean
 
2013-04-27 10:07:19 AM
Wouldn't a warning that peanuts contain peanuts lead to recursion problems?
 
2013-04-27 10:08:40 AM

Green Scorpio: I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"


This.  I'd actually be surprised if more than half the folks out there knew what an unshelled peanut looks like, and the package doesn't call itself peanuts.  It is "monkey nuts."  One can be allergic to peanuts and not other nuts.

It's actually been a long while since I've seen a peanut unshelled, sans in pictures such as the one in the article...

Go Fast Turn Left: When I was growing up in the mid-80s my grandparents had a drawer packed with nothing but potato chips, Kit Kats, peanut butter cups and so forth. Junk food is definitely not a "90s" thing, otherwise I wouldn't have been nearly the fat kid I was.


You should check out the ingredients that have changed since then.  High Fructose Corn Syrup - aka, The Devil, didn't get adopted as a replacement for old-fashioned sugar by the soda companies until 1984.  If it, and things like it, are to blame...then that would have likely taken a couple years, putting it at or right before the start of the 90's.  Just so you know.
 
2013-04-27 10:09:30 AM
Who has a kid with nut allergies? I need a human face put to this before I become cold to their plight due to the ridiculous way things have changed to accomodate them. Im probably not alone. Humanise this for us.
 
2013-04-27 10:12:05 AM
moncton.localintheknow.com
 
2013-04-27 10:12:44 AM

IamAwake: It's actually been a long while since I've seen a peanut unshelled, sans in pictures such as the one in the article...


Oh they exist alrighty! AND THEY WANT TO KILL!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-27 10:14:19 AM

mikaloyd: Who has a kid with nut allergies? I need a human face put to this before I become cold to their plight due to the ridiculous way things have changed to accomodate them. Im probably not alone. Humanise this for us.


http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/24/mom-demands-school-go-peanut-fr ee-for-allergic-child/

They look like this Weiner.
 
2013-04-27 10:14:54 AM

Mugato: Aren't peanuts legumes?


You are the best kind of right.
 
2013-04-27 10:17:41 AM

Fano: mikaloyd: Who has a kid with nut allergies? I need a human face put to this before I become cold to their plight due to the ridiculous way things have changed to accomodate them. Im probably not alone. Humanise this for us.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/24/mom-demands-school-go-peanut-f r ee-for-allergic-child/

They look like this Weiner.


Did you just fail to properly link a photo of a penis? I dont wish to see your penis
 
2013-04-27 10:18:14 AM
I saw the 'contains peanuts' warning on a jar of peanut butter I purchased recently. It did strike me as a little odd, I assume they were just trying to head off any potential lawsuit.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-27 10:19:17 AM

mikaloyd: IamAwake: It's actually been a long while since I've seen a peanut unshelled, sans in pictures such as the one in the article...

Oh they exist alrighty! AND THEY WANT TO KILL!

[i.imgur.com image 850x680]


I laughed SO hard....truly art
 
2013-04-27 10:22:39 AM

mikaloyd: Fano: mikaloyd: Who has a kid with nut allergies? I need a human face put to this before I become cold to their plight due to the ridiculous way things have changed to accomodate them. Im probably not alone. Humanise this for us.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/24/mom-demands-school-go-peanut-f r ee-for-allergic-child/

They look like this Weiner.

Did you just fail to properly link a photo of a penis? I dont wish to see your penis


It was the link to yesterday's peanut hate thread.
 
2013-04-27 10:24:35 AM
It damn well better contain more than 'traces of nuts'.

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-27 10:27:32 AM

IamAwake: Green Scorpio: I've never heard of monkey nuts, other than in the traditional sense. I think we call them "roasted peanuts"

This.  I'd actually be surprised if more than half the folks out there knew what an unshelled peanut looks like, and the package doesn't call itself peanuts.  It is "monkey nuts."  One can be allergic to peanuts and not other nuts.

It's actually been a long while since I've seen a peanut unshelled, sans in pictures such as the one in the article...

Go Fast Turn Left: When I was growing up in the mid-80s my grandparents had a drawer packed with nothing but potato chips, Kit Kats, peanut butter cups and so forth. Junk food is definitely not a "90s" thing, otherwise I wouldn't have been nearly the fat kid I was.

You should check out the ingredients that have changed since then.  High Fructose Corn Syrup - aka, The Devil, didn't get adopted as a replacement for old-fashioned sugar by the soda companies until 1984.  If it, and things like it, are to blame...then that would have likely taken a couple years, putting it at or right before the start of the 90's.  Just so you know.


HFCS is derived from GMO corn that is chemically grown and processed. It is one of the worst things you can eat.
 
2013-04-27 10:27:35 AM
Anyone who has a severe nut allergy who would eat a package of peanuts because it doesn't have a specific warning deserves to have a reaction.

And this is coming from a person who has severe nut allergies.

I generally look for warnings first, then read the rest of the ingredients (because I'm not an idiot and I own the responsibility for avoiding foods that might kill me) But clearly a package of nuts is to be avoided, warning or not.

I remember my mother buying a tray of mixed nuts for a party once and laughing because there was a warning label saying that it contained "traces of nuts".

"I paid for a tray of nuts, there better be more than just traces in there!"
 
2013-04-27 10:29:30 AM

digitaldesperado: I saw the 'contains peanuts' warning on a jar of peanut butter I purchased recently. It did strike me as a little odd, I assume they were just trying to head off any potential lawsuit.


Came here to say this. I just saw that recently on a jar of roasted peanuts and shook my head. You don't even have to know what an unshelled peanut looks like. The damn jar says PEANUTS.
 
2013-04-27 10:32:31 AM

Brittabot: Anyone who has a severe nut allergy who would eat a package of peanuts because it doesn't have a specific warning deserves to have a reaction.

And this is coming from a person who has severe nut allergies.

I generally look for warnings first, then read the rest of the ingredients (because I'm not an idiot and I own the responsibility for avoiding foods that might kill me) But clearly a package of nuts is to be avoided, warning or not.

I remember my mother buying a tray of mixed nuts for a party once and laughing because there was a warning label saying that it contained "traces of nuts".

"I paid for a tray of nuts, there better be more than just traces in there!"


Out of curiosity, do you know you have a severe nut allergy because your doctor did a scratch test or because you've actually been in the hospital after accidentally eating a nut.
 
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