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(Atlas Obscura)   Stubby has tolerated maple syrup snow candy, even pretended that poutine is some cruel prank. But this? This must be the concoction that Subby imagines will have Tim Horton rolling in his grave   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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1153 clicks; posted to Food » on 08 Dec 2022 at 11:54 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 11:40:11 PM  
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2022-12-09 12:29:40 AM  
What a shiatty life you must live subby
 
2022-12-09 12:37:48 AM  
I mean they don't sound terrible, but the name combined with the appearance isn't exactly screaming yum
 
2022-12-09 12:44:01 AM  
And by "Canadian Christmastime staple", they mean a highly regional treat that only the locals within 100km have heard of. Which is to say, almost no one outside the 5K in the greater St. Stephen NB region.

/ Gastro Obscura indeed
 
2022-12-09 1:03:45 AM  
As described in the article.

Chicken Bones The Original - Ganong Bros. Ltd
Youtube GcfPO_SO3wU
 
2022-12-09 1:27:40 AM  

whereisian: And by "Canadian Christmastime staple", they mean a highly regional treat that only the locals within 100km have heard of. Which is to say, almost no one outside the 5K in the greater St. Stephen NB region.

/ Gastro Obscura indeed


I'm from Southwestern Ontario and I've heard of them, though I wouldn't have associated them with Christmas. I know I've seen them too, but I honestly don't know I've ever eaten one.
 
2022-12-09 2:23:09 AM  
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When I was a kid my older brother and sister convinced me that this was made of chicken feet and beaks. It took my four year-old brain 5 seconds to decide that chicken beaks and feet were damn tasty.
 
2022-12-09 2:45:33 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: whereisian: And by "Canadian Christmastime staple", they mean a highly regional treat that only the locals within 100km have heard of. Which is to say, almost no one outside the 5K in the greater St. Stephen NB region.

/ Gastro Obscura indeed

I'm from Southwestern Ontario and I've heard of them, though I wouldn't have associated them with Christmas. I know I've seen them too, but I honestly don't know I've ever eaten one.


I never heard of it in BC or Alberta.
 
2022-12-09 3:23:28 AM  
You tolerate maple syrup?! Is mayonnaise to spicy?! fark off, subby.

Don't proclaim to care about anything if you won't stand for something. Who the fark tolerate a condiment?!
 
2022-12-09 3:25:27 AM  
I now see I should have added an "s".
/but an /s
//fark subby and the green light they dry themself with
 
2022-12-09 4:11:54 AM  
"Stubby"?
 
2022-12-09 5:01:22 AM  
I appreciate that they went into the hand rolling and how the schleem is repurposed for later batches, while the blamfs from the chocolate are shaved away.
 
2022-12-09 5:12:43 AM  
The main problem with chicken bones is that the hard candy part breaks apart into sharp splinters in your mouth. They are literally painful to eat.
 
2022-12-09 5:18:30 AM  

CrazyGerbilLady: The main problem with chicken bones is that the hard candy part breaks apart into sharp splinters in your mouth. They are literally painful to eat.


Like chicken bones - realism!

/in a place that would be better off without it
 
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2022-12-09 5:34:53 AM  
As long as what you do is good enough, there is no reason to try harder.
 
2022-12-09 5:59:16 AM  
Cinnamon and chocolate doesn't sound like a winner.
 
2022-12-09 6:24:58 AM  
Cinnamon and chocolate? I don't think that would be tasty, but in the name of evidence-based science, I'd try one.
 
2022-12-09 6:54:29 AM  

wildcardjack: Cinnamon and chocolate doesn't sound like a winner.


perfectly cromulent in hot chocolate
 
2022-12-09 7:05:45 AM  

mekkab: wildcardjack: Cinnamon and chocolate doesn't sound like a winner.

perfectly cromulent in hot chocolate


Yeah, but that's more lots of chocolate a little cinnamon.  These things appear to reverse the ratio which does sound kinda weird
 
2022-12-09 7:23:39 AM  

Gordon Bennett: As described in the article.

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The composer of that video's music wants people to kill each other.
 
2022-12-09 7:34:16 AM  
Two things... first off, the line about it only sort of resembling poultry struck me as mean and beside the point anyway.  We don't really WANT Christmas candy to resemble chicken, do we?  Secondly, it does sort of resemble bone marrow.  So I'm cool with calling it chicken bones.

Actually three things... Canada seems to embrace maple and coffee in their candy more than the US.  We should adopt this policy also.
 
2022-12-09 8:04:33 AM  
Colonel Sanders lived in Canucklestan after he sold the US KFC franchise. Hopefully he didn't spot these in a candy store or he would have tried flogging REAL chicken bones on us.
 
2022-12-09 8:42:26 AM  
Well, if you have a better way to slice your tongue to ribbons before Christmas dinner, I'd love to hear it.


These and ribbon candies would just manifest themselves in December, I never saw anyone buy them.
 
2022-12-09 8:53:57 AM  

whereisian: And by "Canadian Christmastime staple", they mean a highly regional treat that only the locals within 100km have heard of. Which is to say, almost no one outside the 5K in the greater St. Stephen NB region.

/ Gastro Obscura indeed


That being said, I live in Montana, never been to Canada, and have heard of them before, albeit just internet articles.
 
2022-12-09 11:50:18 AM  
i would give a piece a try.  I would not guarantee I would like it but i would try it.
 
2022-12-09 12:41:01 PM  

CrazyGerbilLady: The main problem with chicken bones is that the hard candy part breaks apart into sharp splinters in your mouth. They are literally painful to eat.


Explains the name. Clearly a warning ⚠
 
2022-12-09 12:45:53 PM  

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When I was a kid my older brother and sister convinced me that this was made of chicken feet and beaks. It took my four year-old brain 5 seconds to decide that chicken beaks and feet were damn tasty.


When i was a kid I thought they were some strange combination of chicken and candy, couldn't understand why they existed, and never bought them.

I was more of a cherry clan, lemon head kind of guy.  a couple dollar allowance would get you like.. 10 boxes of those.  which was important for heavy mega man sessions.
 
2022-12-09 1:14:31 PM  
 
2022-12-09 1:51:39 PM  

phedex: freakingmoron: [Fark user image 425x58]
When I was a kid my older brother and sister convinced me that this was made of chicken feet and beaks. It took my four year-old brain 5 seconds to decide that chicken beaks and feet were damn tasty.

When i was a kid I thought they were some strange combination of chicken and candy, couldn't understand why they existed, and never bought them.

I was more of a cherry clan, lemon head kind of guy.  a couple dollar allowance would get you like.. 10 boxes of those.  which was important for heavy mega man sessions.


Yeah, did you have BB Bats? They are little rectangular chunks of taffy on a stick and they were pretty cheap.

I kept an empty Alexander the Grape box from the 80s for years. Ferrara Candy had went along with anti-drug orgs and under the the box's flap the "say no to drugs" slogan was printed. I  kept it in the stash box with pipes, papers, and other paraphernalia.
 
2022-12-09 2:04:38 PM  
We had Chicken Bones in Saskatchewan, but they were different:
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A thinner brownish candy filled with peanut butter (I think). It's been decades since I had them or even seen them.
The company is still producing candy out of Winnipeg.
 
2022-12-09 4:24:28 PM  

AintNoAmoeba: We had Chicken Bones in Saskatchewan, but they were different:
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A thinner brownish candy filled with peanut butter (I think). It's been decades since I had them or even seen them.
The company is still producing candy out of Winnipeg.


Used to be able to get those as a kid growing up in Massachusetts, too. Jean Cyr's is still a long-cherished memory - a penny candy store in Webster, MA, many years ago, that let us kids take our ten cents or our quarter and spend who remembers how long choosing, ONE AT A TIME, each piece of penny candy to take home.

I remember them as a light, crispy, layered confection filled with peanut butter. You can get smaller versions as "peanut butter puffs," IIRC.
 
2022-12-09 4:59:04 PM  
I know of Turkey Joints from the Northeastern US and they are delightful.  Expenseive, but delightful: https://www.turkeyjoints.com/product-p/tjh.htm
 
2022-12-09 5:17:57 PM  

freakingmoron: phedex: freakingmoron: [Fark user image 425x58]
When I was a kid my older brother and sister convinced me that this was made of chicken feet and beaks. It took my four year-old brain 5 seconds to decide that chicken beaks and feet were damn tasty.

When i was a kid I thought they were some strange combination of chicken and candy, couldn't understand why they existed, and never bought them.

I was more of a cherry clan, lemon head kind of guy.  a couple dollar allowance would get you like.. 10 boxes of those.  which was important for heavy mega man sessions.

Yeah, did you have BB Bats? They are little rectangular chunks of taffy on a stick and they were pretty cheap.

I kept an empty Alexander the Grape box from the 80s for years. Ferrara Candy had went along with anti-drug orgs and under the the box's flap the "say no to drugs" slogan was printed. I  kept it in the stash box with pipes, papers, and other paraphernalia.


ahh... doesnt sound familiar.  My typical candy haul involved the tubs of laffy taffy that were 5 cents/piece & the ferrera-pan .25 cent boxes.

The rare haul would involve a trip to the mall, which had a bulk candy store.  That would mean a pound of cherry sours or lemon drops.

again, all for the purpose of endless eating while playing NES. I don't understand how i've managed 4+ decades with only a couple cavities, because i sure abused the chompers from 5 to 15.
 
2022-12-09 10:17:41 PM  

mekkab: I appreciate that they went into the hand rolling and how the schleem is repurposed for later batches, while the blamfs from the chocolate are shaved away.


And the dinglebop?
 
2022-12-09 10:31:08 PM  
okay, for anyone interested in finding out exactly what these taste like - pour a normal sized glass of chocolate milk, and add a shot of Fireball. there you go, that's the exact flavor in liquid form.
 
2022-12-10 1:04:25 PM  
In upstate NY I grew up with these yummy little wonders, So good. Wasn't Christmas without them.

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