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(People Magazine)   The Girl Scouts finally unveil their first gluten-free cookie, a chocolate chip confection that tastes like the old McDonald's chocolate cookies   (greatideas.people.com) divider line 90
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2014-01-28 11:42:44 PM  
There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.
 
2014-01-28 11:50:06 PM  
WHAR GIRL SPROUTS? WHAR?

/I needs me some cookies
//loves me some Lemonades with coffee
 
2014-01-28 11:59:02 PM  
Sick little earnest girly pushers, dawwww I just can't hate you, give me five of everything!

- Heart explodes
 
2014-01-29 12:03:52 AM  
The old McDonald's cookies tasted like chalk and mud. GIVE ME SAMOAS OR GIVE ME THIN MINTS!

/those mango goodies they had last year were quite yummy, too.
 
2014-01-29 12:12:28 AM  

Notabunny: The old McDonald's cookies tasted like chalk and mud. GIVE ME SAMOAS OR GIVE ME THIN MINTS!

/those mango goodies they had last year were quite yummy, too.


I'm all about Samoas and Dulce de Leches.
 
2014-01-29 12:17:12 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


Amen.
 
2014-01-29 12:25:01 AM  
Just don't buy cookies from this scout
p.twimg.com
 
2014-01-29 12:45:15 AM  
Up.  Butt. Coconut.
 
2014-01-29 01:01:52 AM  
did the old McDonalds cookies have a farm?  eieio
 
2014-01-29 01:03:57 AM  
I was so farking happy this year when I saw Samoas on the menu, instead of that "caramel delites" bullshiat.
 
2014-01-29 01:04:38 AM  
Are they made from real Girl scouts?
 
2014-01-29 01:05:09 AM  
I remember when cookies were just....cookies. I feel old.
 
2014-01-29 01:05:48 AM  
Has anyone mentioned getting kicked out of Cub Scouts for eating Brownies yet?

/I got kicked out of Cub Scouts for eating Brownies.
 
2014-01-29 01:06:04 AM  

serial_crusher: I was so farking happy this year when I saw Samoas on the menu, instead of that "caramel delites" bullshiat.


Yeah Im buying some Samoas from my little Niece this year.
 
2014-01-29 01:07:12 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I remember when cookies were just....cookies. I feel old.


The first time you start a sentence with "I remember when...", you're officially old

/I remember when I said that the first time...
//vaguely
 
2014-01-29 01:13:12 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


i1110.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-29 01:15:03 AM  
I'd like to try that.

And speaking of McDonald's when did they get rid of their hot mustard dipping sauce?  The young lady at the counter looked at me like I was insane when I was there today.  I had a craving for McNuggets and hot mustard sauce for some odd reason.  At least their sweet chili sauce was good.
 
2014-01-29 01:15:34 AM  
Thank you berry much!

<glad that those horrible cookies are no more>
 
2014-01-29 01:20:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


Yuck...I hate coconut. Thin Mints and Tagalongs for me.
 
2014-01-29 01:22:19 AM  
Mmmmmmmmmmmm Girl Scout cookies...

www.lamedicaldelivery.com
 
2014-01-29 01:22:51 AM  

texdent: Just don't buy cookies from this scout
[p.twimg.com image 400x365]


Or this one:
i265.photobucket.com

Don't you love the times of year when everyone starts asking you to buy their crotch fruit's cookies/other various items?
 
2014-01-29 01:23:07 AM  
The five members of my family with celiac/NCGS were excited about this, until they found out that it's the other supplier of GS cookies that's making them, not the supplier to our areas.
 
2014-01-29 01:23:43 AM  
Did anyone else notice they downsized the packaging a couple years ago?
 
2014-01-29 01:26:18 AM  
I'm opening a restaurant, "Gluten and Peanuts for Vaccinated People".
 
2014-01-29 01:26:22 AM  
Peanut Butter Patties FOREVER ;)
 
2014-01-29 01:30:13 AM  
It's Carmel deLites, biatches.
 
2014-01-29 01:42:02 AM  
I guess I'm in the minority here, but my favorite has always been the shortbread ones. Gimme a sleeve of those with a big tall glass of milk and I'm all good. Sure the others are good, but good shortbread cookies are becoming harder to find in our 'cover everything in chocolate' world...
 
2014-01-29 01:43:09 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


And the thin mints shall be sanctified in the freezer overnight before being sacrificed to the altar of insulin.
 
2014-01-29 01:45:43 AM  
Samoas and/or fark you!
Wallyworld has Feauxmoas for under 2 bucks/box.
 
2014-01-29 01:45:58 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.
 
2014-01-29 01:48:55 AM  
Those will go great with gluten-free coffee or gluten-free milk. I'll take the gluten-free truck over to the gluten-free grocery store, where the gluten-free Girl Scouts often sell them in the gluten-free foyer and by a few gluten-free packages to keep in my gluten-free cupboards for a rainy gluten-free day.
 
2014-01-29 01:52:00 AM  
Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?
 
2014-01-29 01:56:50 AM  

jaytkay: I'm opening a restaurant, "Gluten and Peanuts for Vaccinated People".


I'll take one MSG sampler, please.
 
2014-01-29 01:56:52 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


Like 99% of the people doing gluten free are doing it as a fad diet and not because they have been diagnosed with celiac.
 
2014-01-29 01:57:33 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


It's still about 1% of people with celiac. Another 3-4% self-report some sort of discomfort after ingesting wheat products, but it isn't celiac -- however, thanks to marketing and naturopath bullshiat, about 30% of adults now say they want to "cut back" on gluten, as if it's a cumulative health risk like fats or cholesterol.
 
2014-01-29 02:06:07 AM  
Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?
 
2014-01-29 02:08:04 AM  

Chariset: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

Amen.


Yea, verily.
 
2014-01-29 02:10:41 AM  

JonBuck: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

Yuck...I hate coconut. Thin Mints and Tagalongs for me.


INNNNFFIIIIIDDEEEEELLLLLLLLL!

Tagalogs are pretty good too.

Still, you must burn.
 
2014-01-29 02:11:38 AM  

texdent: Just don't buy cookies from this scout
[p.twimg.com image 400x365]


"Tawoop leadah says vee are not meeting our quavooohtah!"
 
2014-01-29 02:11:51 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

It's still about 1% of people with celiac. Another 3-4% self-report some sort of discomfort after ingesting wheat products, but it isn't celiac -- however, thanks to marketing and naturopath bullshiat, about 30% of adults now say they want to "cut back" on gluten, as if it's a cumulative health risk like fats or cholesterol.


Well, if you cut wheat products out of your diet, and don't replace them with sugary substitues, you're looking pretty low-carb.

My sulfite sensitivity pushed me to get commercial bread out of my life, so no McDonalds or golden raisens or orange dried apricots. I grew up unable to breathe through my nose, which lead to some incidents worthy of a psychiartist couch. I moved out, tried the Atkins diet, and discovered breathing through my nose. A few incidents involving wine and a bag of Chex Mix full of sulfited dried fruit later I knew where my problem was.

I'm not anti-gluten, but just as picky.
 
2014-01-29 02:12:25 AM  

wildcardjack: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


I'm having this image and the words below it made into a sampler to be placed above my bathroom toilet. As inspiration, ya know?
 
2014-01-29 02:15:39 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

It's still about 1% of people with celiac. Another 3-4% self-report some sort of discomfort after ingesting wheat products, but it isn't celiac -- however, thanks to marketing and naturopath bullshiat, about 30% of adults now say they want to "cut back" on gluten, as if it's a cumulative health risk like fats or cholesterol.


More gluten awesomeness for me.

We will have hit peak gluten free once I see gluten free water for sale.  I've seen gluten free flavored water for sale, but not straight up, regular old water.
 
2014-01-29 02:15:57 AM  

debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.


WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?
 
2014-01-29 02:17:00 AM  

brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?


It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.
 
2014-01-29 02:21:34 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


Part of the debate is whether identification wasn't previously as good (socially classified as "sickly child") or whether there's a marked uptick as a result of pumping hundreds of new chemicals into our air/water/soil over the last 60 years.
 
2014-01-29 02:34:23 AM  

brimed03: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

Part of the debate is whether identification wasn't previously as good (socially classified as "sickly child") or whether there's a marked uptick as a result of pumping hundreds of new chemicals into our air/water/soil over the last 60 years.


The debate ended when they found the genetic cause of celiac and developed a genetic test for it. 1% of people carry the genes that cause it. It's not environmental. Any remaining debate concerns the self-reported "gluten sensitivity" (celiac is an autoimmune disorder).  

There's some indication that the "sensitivity" is real, as in double-blind studies some people reporting it have felt better when gluten was removed from their diets, but most people "cutting back" on gluten are misinformed or hypochondriacal.
 
2014-01-29 02:37:43 AM  
What?  Processed foods that go towards encouraging young girls to be the worst kind of feminists?  No thanks.  I make better cookies anyway.
 
2014-01-29 02:45:06 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


No. Never heard of the problem until recently. I want to try a gluten-only diet for 30 days. Nothing but gluten. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Gluten all the way. I'll make a documentary and profit. But first I have to consult Wikipedia to find out what the hell gluten is.
 
2014-01-29 02:56:24 AM  

meat0918: I'd like to try that.

And speaking of McDonald's when did they get rid of their hot mustard dipping sauce?  The young lady at the counter looked at me like I was insane when I was there today.  I had a craving for McNuggets and hot mustard sauce for some odd reason.  At least their sweet chili sauce was good.


As of last week when I got nuggets, it was still in existence. It better not go away, or no more McNuggets for me.
 
2014-01-29 03:01:45 AM  
media.giphy.com
 
2014-01-29 03:12:08 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


3.bp.blogspot.com


chiefmarkets.com
/Year 'round satisfaction
//Anyone know how I can get the equivalent of peanut butter tagalongs?
 
2014-01-29 03:19:26 AM  

meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.


It's made by Bryer's.
 
2014-01-29 03:23:18 AM  
Iced Lemonades cookies. It's what God eats.

www.chicaandjo.com
 
2014-01-29 03:24:34 AM  

debug: meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.

It's made by Bryer's.


Yes, and if you look closely at the label

2.bp.blogspot.com

It says frozen dairy dessert.

It doesn't meet the milk fat requirements to legally be called ice cream.

It's still really, really good though.
 
2014-01-29 03:25:30 AM  
 
2014-01-29 03:27:47 AM  

meat0918: debug: meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.

It's made by Bryer's.

Yes, and if you look closely at the label

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 456x361]

It says frozen dairy dessert.

It doesn't meet the milk fat requirements to legally be called ice cream.

It's still really, really good though.


I wasn't disputing your claim, just letting the other guy know that probably any place that carrys breyer's is going to have it.
 
2014-01-29 03:30:51 AM  

debug: http://www.breyers.com/product/detail/331596/girl-scout-cookies-samoa s


My apologies for being pedantic, but under US law, that is not ice cream.

You might think it silly we have to regulate fat content in ice cream, but we aren't China here, where you're not sure what you're eating is even actually food.
 
2014-01-29 03:32:54 AM  

debug: meat0918: debug: meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.

It's made by Bryer's.

Yes, and if you look closely at the label

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 456x361]

It says frozen dairy dessert.

It doesn't meet the milk fat requirements to legally be called ice cream.

It's still really, really good though.

I wasn't disputing your claim, just letting the other guy know that probably any place that carrys breyer's is going to have it.


No worries, it's late, and I'm burnt out.

It's really, really, really good though.  Like NOM NOM NOM who cares, let's eat.

I didn't try the Thin Mint.
 
2014-01-29 03:38:00 AM  
I can finally eat healthy cookies now that they're gluten free!
 
2014-01-29 04:18:54 AM  

serial_crusher: I was so farking happy this year when I saw Samoas on the menu, instead of that "caramel delites" bullshiat.


I bought some caramel delites last week. I'd never had Girl Scout cookies before. For once I wasn't the victim of an overhyped internet fad. That shiat was good. If Samoas are better I need to start shaking down some twelve year olds.
 
2014-01-29 04:33:49 AM  

Oldiron_79: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

Like 99% of the people doing gluten free are doing it as a fad diet and not because they have been diagnosed with celiac.


My favorites are the ones that claimed they were diagnosed with deadly gluten allergies well after reaching adulthood, like after college. And then you'll see them randomly chowing down on things with gluten as snacks, and then shrugging like they're just taking a break from a diet. I knew someone as a kid who really would die if she inadvertently ate that stuff.
 
2014-01-29 04:36:05 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


If you have a church, I'm free to attend on Sunday mornings.
/Scot Teas.  I miss Scot Teas!  *sob*
 
2014-01-29 04:44:26 AM  

illannoyin: Anyone know how I can get the equivalent of peanut butter tagalongs?


i.telegraph.co.uk

They can call it whatever you like... but sure, "peanut butter tagalong" sounds good to me. Psst, I think you should try the 'Everlasting Gobstopper', ask for 'Cowboy'.
 
2014-01-29 05:00:56 AM  
Gluten free? Why? What have the type of people who now require gluten free food been eating for the last 6,000 or so years?
 
2014-01-29 05:01:03 AM  

meat0918: debug: meat0918: debug: meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.

It's made by Bryer's.

Yes, and if you look closely at the label

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 456x361]

It says frozen dairy dessert.

It doesn't meet the milk fat requirements to legally be called ice cream.

It's still really, really good though.

I wasn't disputing your claim, just letting the other guy know that probably any place that carrys breyer's is going to have it.

No worries, it's late, and I'm burnt out.

It's really, really, really good though.  Like NOM NOM NOM who cares, let's eat.

I didn't try the Thin Mint.


Edy's (aka Dreyer's) ice cream also has had Thin Mint, Tagalong, and Samoa flavors, but I think they might be part of their seasonal limited editions flavors and is usually more in the fall and early winter.

     Looking at the girl scout's site, I see they have another new cookie this year - a Cranberry Citrus, which sounds pretty good

/but probably not as good as my cranberry orange oatmeal cookies.
 
2014-01-29 05:40:19 AM  
Cookies, muffins, sponge cakes, brownies and similar things can be cooked gluten free and taste largely the same as regular items. A bit more crumbly perhaps but they largely survive with their taste intact.

Of course they are not the slightest bit more "healthy" unless the person is a coeliac or genuinely allergic to wheat. They contain contain a similar amount of calories in the form of corn / rice / potato starch and whatever else that's in them (butter / sugar / chocolate etc.)
 
2014-01-29 06:56:00 AM  

Notabunny: The old McDonald's cookies tasted like chalk and mud. GIVE ME SAMOAS OR GIVE ME THIN MINTS!

/those mango goodies they had last year were quite yummy, too.


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH ABOUT OLD SCHOOL MCDONALD'S COOKIES.

/serious business
//sound fat cuz I am fat
 
2014-01-29 07:06:27 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Iced Lemonades cookies. It's what God eats.

[www.chicaandjo.com image 800x1200]


Huh, they don't sell those here.  I thought people were talking about these:

I bought some last year, they're pretty tasty, but the powdered sugar gets everywhere.
 
2014-01-29 07:07:31 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: TV's Vinnie: Iced Lemonades cookies. It's what God eats.

[www.chicaandjo.com image 800x1200]

Huh, they don't sell those here.  I thought people were talking about these:

I bought some last year, they're pretty tasty, but the powdered sugar gets everywhere.


Whoops, link fail:

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2014-01-29 07:18:55 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


There are also people out there who didn't grow up knowing a single black person, that doesn't mean black people don't exist.

Evidence of celiac's has, you know, kind of existed  *For 2200 years*. (Seriously, the name comes from someone diagnosing a malabsorptive syndrome caused, seemingly, by eating wheat/grains IN 200 BCE)

And since it's an auto-immune disorder, it can onset in people that didn't have it previously. (My mother was diagnosed a few years ago in her fifty's. Blood test was borderline, internal biopsy of her small intestine confirmed).

Now, yeah, there are people that are doing gluten free as a 'fad', which makes life both easier  ("Yay! More gluten free stuff!") and harder ("No, 'Gluten Free'* doesn't work, resturant.")
 
2014-01-29 07:38:53 AM  

ladyfortuna: Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?


No hard facts ma'am, just personal experiences.

Having gone from this shredded eczema mess, to this model of beauty...(ok, maybe passable human. At least I've stopped hissing "my precious")
It helps my decision in eating out, I do this mental or physical check of my facial skin I assess the dryness, then decide whether I should or shouldn't have that which irritates me.
I've done the Alcat blood test and recommend it.
Theoretically, because your body's immune system isn't agitated by the food allergies, you'll have more energy (think the opposite feeling of starting to get a flu) but I really didn't feel THAT much different and do not recall losing any weight.

/can literally track dry skin days vis-a-vis eating the 'wrong' foods a day or two earlier. God help me if I keep eating the same food as I did when I hogged out on fish and chips in Germany
//young kids with eczema/asthma also benefit from this
 
2014-01-29 07:42:57 AM  
Forgot to add:
Hardee's Big Cookie after a couple of seconds in the microwave FTW
 
2014-01-29 07:56:57 AM  

Gough: The five members of my family with celiac/NCGS were excited about this, until they found out that it's the other supplier of GS cookies that's making them, not the supplier to our areas.


We are in the test market. They ran out quickly. Most of my daughter's troop liked them. Since they sold out so fast, here's hoping they have them next year.

/hates thin mints
//hates samoas/caramel delights
///all about the PB and Lemonades
 
2014-01-29 08:02:10 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway? I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.


Coeliac disease and its cause has been recognized from the end of World War 2. As for where these people come from? I'd suggest they've always been there. Except many of them didn't survive to adulthood (failure to thrive) and those that did suffered from poor health and other issues which were diagnosed as other things.

Anyway better awareness and diagnosis (first a blood test and then a biopsy) makes the condition more recognizable by GPs and also by people who suspect they have the condition.
 
2014-01-29 08:27:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.


You keep your Samoan "queen". She's a mere concubine and whore to his majesty Thin Mint. The real queen is Trefoil.

LONG LIVE TREFOIL
 
2014-01-29 08:35:08 AM  

drxym: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway? I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Coeliac disease and its cause has been recognized from the end of World War 2. As for where these people come from? I'd suggest they've always been there. Except many of them didn't survive to adulthood (failure to thrive) and those that did suffered from poor health and other issues which were diagnosed as other things.

Anyway better awareness and diagnosis (first a blood test and then a biopsy) makes the condition more recognizable by GPs and also by people who suspect they have the condition.


Plus remember that since it's auto-immune related, it could/did also just crop up in adults (who probably then may have just subsequently gotten sickly).
 
2014-01-29 08:53:08 AM  

ladyfortuna: Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?


I thought it was mostly BACK until my roommate took a test and showed positive for wheat sensitivity. Says she's felt better since being gluten free. So I dont know any more...
 
2014-01-29 09:05:55 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


Some dipshiat celebrity said gluten free was s great new diet method now every farkwit has to try it.

If you see/hear a friend or family member asking for gluten free anything, ask them if they have Celiac disease. If they tell you no, its your responsibility to call them a farking idiot for thinking this is a good diet.
 
2014-01-29 09:39:40 AM  
For those of you wondering why you'd never heard of celiac until recently, here's one part of the explanation:

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/07/01/Increase-in-celiac-disease -b affles-doctors/UPI-93341246488619/

For those of you insisting that, if it isn't celiac, it's nonsense, do a little research about non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
 
2014-01-29 09:56:06 AM  

jayphat: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

Some dipshiat celebrity said gluten free was s great new diet method now every farkwit has to try it.

If you see/hear a friend or family member asking for gluten free anything, ask them if they have Celiac disease. If they tell you no, its your responsibility to call them a farking idiot for thinking this is a good diet.


My wife has celiac. I have yet to see any food that isn't normally gluten-free that's better for you from a nutrition standpoint than its normal counterpart.
 
2014-01-29 10:21:19 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year. It's a genetic disease, so I had my kids tested and my older daughter has it too. My guess is that people just didn't know they had it and lived their whole lives with it (and the resulting issues, which aside from GI disturbances can include anemia, osteoporosis, and even neurological problems).
 
2014-01-29 11:15:29 AM  

meat0918: debug: meat0918: brimed03: debug: Pocket Ninja: There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.

I just picked up a carton of Samoa ice cream and a cartonof Thin Mint ice cream yesterday.

WHERE is this Samoa ice cream of which you speak? Might it be obtained at any major purveyor of edible goods? And is it available only in limited quantities or for a limited duration?

It's not actually ice cream, but frozen dairy dessert, and it is in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket.

It's made by Bryer's.

Yes, and if you look closely at the label

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It says frozen dairy dessert.

It doesn't meet the milk fat requirements to legally be called ice cream.

It's still really, really good though.


Speaking as the poor person who stocks the ice cream, Most of Breyer's is now "Frozen Dairy Dessert" I think regular vanilla and chocolate are about the only flavors we carry anymore that still get labeled as "Ice cream"
 
2014-01-29 11:35:57 AM  

hamfast gamgee: /Scot Teas.  I miss Scot Teas!  *sob*


This, this and THIS.

/Refuse to buy second-rate cookies. Bring back Scot Teas!!!!!!
 
2014-01-29 11:58:21 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


I had one friend about 20 years ago who had been diagnosed with celiac.  I met another about five years ago.  Only 2 people actually diagnosed with celiac in 40+ years, but the shelves at the grocery store are groaning under the weight of all the gluten free/vegan crap.
 
2014-01-29 12:47:58 PM  
www.dreadcentral.com
 
2014-01-29 01:14:38 PM  
I remember some McDonald's ice cream cones circa 1970 that tasted like sand in a tiny sugar cone.
 
2014-01-29 03:26:56 PM  
Fark cookies. Just give the Girl Scouts the money, as a donation. If you buy the cookies, you can't deduct the donation. If you donate cash, you can deduct it.
 
2014-01-29 07:05:31 PM  

Resident Muslim: ladyfortuna: Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?

No hard facts ma'am, just personal experiences.

Having gone from this shredded eczema mess, to this model of beauty...(ok, maybe passable human. At least I've stopped hissing "my precious")
It helps my decision in eating out, I do this mental or physical check of my facial skin I assess the dryness, then decide whether I should or shouldn't have that which irritates me.
I've done the Alcat blood test and recommend it.
Theoretically, because your body's immune system isn't agitated by the food allergies, you'll have more energy (think the opposite feeling of starting to get a flu) but I really didn't feel THAT much different and do not recall losing any weight.

/can literally track dry skin days vis-a-vis eating the 'wrong' foods a day or two earlier. God help me if I keep eating the same food as I did when I hogged out on fish and chips in Germany
//young kids with eczema/asthma also benefit from this


Thanks, the reason I asked was actually because my sister did it on the recommendation of her (ex) crunchy-granola boyfriend, because she was getting a lot of migraines. It seems to work for her and she rarely gets them anymore.

BetterMetalSnake: ladyfortuna: Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?

I thought it was mostly BACK until my roommate took a test and showed positive for wheat sensitivity. Says she's felt better since being gluten free. So I dont know any more...


Similar for my sister, although she cheats every so often (maybe once a week). She can usually get away with it, but she has to be careful - caramel color usually has wheat byproduct in it. You wouldn't believe how much food has that stuff in it - including most commercial iced teas.

I also get migraines but unfortunately it seems to be a 50/50 tossup for stress/sleep deprivation, and oddly enough certain added smoke flavorings. I only made that connection after having two migraines fairly close together and some abnormal fancy snacks I had eaten within hours of the headache. I'm also pretty sure increasing my time spent outdoors has helped (vitamin D).
 
2014-01-30 10:32:26 AM  

meat0918: I'd like to try that.

And speaking of McDonald's when did they get rid of their hot mustard dipping sauce?  The young lady at the counter looked at me like I was insane when I was there today.  I had a craving for McNuggets and hot mustard sauce for some odd reason.  At least their sweet chili sauce was good.


THEY GOT RID OF HOT MUSTARD!

I worked at a McDonalds in High School in the early 2000's, Hot Mustard was second only to BBQ, why would they get rid of it?

Maybe it's a regional thing. The McDonalds in Canada don't carry Hot Mustard

/Which makes me a sad expat panda
 
2014-01-30 11:01:43 AM  

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


Basically pre-1950s Celiac children died of malnutrition or GI issues (blocked colon, etc).

My Aunt almost died from Celiac in the 1950s, there's a picture of her from that time where she looks like one of those starving African kids with the distended bellies from those charity commercials.   In fact, the doctors had no clue what was wrong with her and suspected my Grandmother of Munchhausen's by Proxy and for a time banned my Grandmother from visiting my Aunt in the Hospital.

The GF diet saved my Aunt's life and she is loving the "fad" and all these new foods that are available.

There are multiple reasons why you are hearing about GF more:

-Kids who would have died are surviving into adulthood.

-Celiac isn't just a "kids" disease anymore and adults are being tested.  My Uncle was diagnosed in his 50s and a Great-Aunt in her 70s. We suspect that my Grandmother had it and that it contributed to her dying of colon cancer.

-Wheat allergies get lumped into GF. Wheat is one of the most common allergies, so you end up eating a GF diet, even if gluten isn't the "problem".

-It has become a bit of a hippie panacea and weight-loss fad. FYI, GF junk food is still junk food.
 
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