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Uprooted
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that I need to blame someone here for that! [Taunt]
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Meh.
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Synesthesia: this is not a dig at you. Just couldn't resist stealing your thread title.
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Its not my fault you choose to eat those vile black crisco and sugar filled things.

Nasty, nasty stuff.

If you had only listened to me.


Let this be a lesson to you.

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I'll accept the blame, so long as you send me the Oreos.
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I'll accept the Oreos, as long as you blame Dogbreath.
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This is all your fault for not including milk.
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I'll accept neither the Oreos nor the blame.
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I refuse to read the ingredient list on a package of Oreos. I cannot imagine my life without them, and choose to remain ignorant as to their nutritional value.

Have you guys tried them frozen?

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I just got a deep fryer as a wedding present. The rest of this post writes itself.
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I like Oreo ice cream. It's nice how the cookies soften up in there, without turning to mush.
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Why would anyone put something as yucky (and poisonous) as Oreo cookies in something as wonderful as ice cream.
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Did ya'll know that Hydrox came back for a limited time a while back?
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Somethings are simply a matter of taste and each person is entitled to their own opinion. But somethings are objective facts you can't disagree about them without being wrong.

The vileness of Oreo cookies fall in the latter category. If you disagree, you are wrong and possible even evil.

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[Evil Laugh] *revils in the evilness*

But katharina, of course I am also drinking milk!

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I saw that "winter" Oreos are available now - with red filling.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
Its not my fault you choose to eat those vile black crisco and sugar filled things.

Nasty, nasty stuff.

If you had only listened to me.


Let this be a lesson to you.

QFT


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Originally posted by Katarain:
Did ya'll know that Hydrox came back for a limited time a while back?

Yup. Don't like them either.
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I had some horrible 7-11 sandwich cookies the other day. Made me wish I had Oreos.

And I'm irked at 7-11. A month or two ago, all of their house nosh went kosher. Most of it, anyway. They had kosher versions of Twinkies. And now they've switched manufacturers or something, and nothing's kosher except the nasty sandwich cookies and the vafelim. What are vafelim in English, wafers?

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Yes, wafers. And most are nasty.
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Think of it as a blessing, Lisa. A whole bunch of CRAP that won't tempt you anymore.
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Mint Oreos [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
Think of it as a blessing, Lisa. A whole bunch of CRAP that won't tempt you anymore.

I know. But... I'm so friggin over stressed that eating all that crap was my main outlet. Now what do I do? Go bang my head against a wall?
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THERE ARE MINT OREOS??
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The best Oreos are the Twenty-Stuf.
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OK, but, dude, Newman Os are better...
Waaaay better than Oreos. They make Oreos taste like... like... I don't know, but the Newman Os, especially the ones with chocolate cream! So good!

They even taste good in ice cream!

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quote:
Originally posted by katharina:
THERE ARE MINT OREOS??

Indeed there are mint oreos and they are delicious! I usually only eat them in the summer for some reason...I don't know if they're sold any other time.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
Somethings are simply a matter of taste and each person is entitled to their own opinion. But somethings are objective facts you can't disagree about them without being wrong.

The vileness of Oreo cookies fall in the latter category. If you disagree, you are wrong and possible even evil.

This is Gospel truth. May I quote you?
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quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
Think of it as a blessing, Lisa. A whole bunch of CRAP that won't tempt you anymore.

I know. But... I'm so friggin over stressed that eating all that crap was my main outlet. Now what do I do? Go bang my head against a wall?
Eat good, Kosher, chocolate?
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quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
Think of it as a blessing, Lisa. A whole bunch of CRAP that won't tempt you anymore.

I know. But... I'm so friggin over stressed that eating all that crap was my main outlet. Now what do I do? Go bang my head against a wall?
Eat good, Kosher, chocolate?
Lisa does not like good chocolate, she prefers Hershey's.
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quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
Somethings are simply a matter of taste and each person is entitled to their own opinion. But somethings are objective facts you can't disagree about them without being wrong.

The vileness of Oreo cookies fall in the latter category. If you disagree, you are wrong and possible even evil.

This is Gospel truth. May I quote you?
Certainly.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
Think of it as a blessing, Lisa. A whole bunch of CRAP that won't tempt you anymore.

I know. But... I'm so friggin over stressed that eating all that crap was my main outlet. Now what do I do? Go bang my head against a wall?
Eat good, Kosher, chocolate?
Lisa does not like good chocolate, she prefers Hershey's.
Why would you make two direct statements like that, each one contradicting the other?
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I do research on chocolate. There are quantifiable measures for good chocolate that Hershey's does not meet.
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No, Rabbit, there are not. That's the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard of in my life. Those are measures for a given standard. One which you happen to embrace, while I don't.

You sound like people who claim there's art that's objectively good. Feh.

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That's the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard of in my life.
You must have had a very boring dry life.
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quote:
You sound like people who claim there's art that's objectively good. Feh.
If your argument is that Hershey's is good, that's one thing. But arguing that it is "good chocolate" is another. Chocolate is a specific kind of thing, with specific qualities that make it chocolate. Hershey's lacks those qualities. That doesn't mean that people can't enjoy it. People enjoy all kinds of things. I myself think starbursts are delectable, but they aren't good chocolate and neither is Hershey's.
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Fair enough. Let me rephrase it. I've never heard anything more ridiculous in my life. Maybe there've been things equally ludicrous, but nothing surpasses the idea that there can be objective measures of taste.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
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You sound like people who claim there's art that's objectively good. Feh.
If your argument is that Hershey's is good, that's one thing. But arguing that it is "good chocolate" is another. Chocolate is a specific kind of thing, with specific qualities that make it chocolate. Hershey's lacks those qualities. That doesn't mean that people can't enjoy it. People enjoy all kinds of things. I myself think starbursts are delectable, but they aren't good chocolate and neither is Hershey's.
Chocolate is a specific class of things. Hershey bars are chocolate. Ghirardelli is chocolate. Dove bars are chocolate. They're all very different things, but they're still chocolate.

You want to tell me that some standards organization has declared that the word "chocolate" only applies to one specific thing, fine. That's "chocolate according to that standard", and a Hershey bar may not fit that. But that standard is not an objective one in any way.

In the US, you cannot, by law, sell milk from animals other than cows and call it simply "milk". "Milk", either by statute or regulatory fiat, means "cow milk". Any other type of milk must be specified. Sell goat milk as just milk, and you're in trouble.

Does this mean that goat milk isn't milk? No, it doesn't. It means that for certain uses, some people felt it was useful to limit the term so that it denoted a single thing, rather than a class of things. But that definition is only relevant within that context of usefulness.

Chocolate existed long before you and whatever group you're relying on decided it was only one member of the class. And it will exist long after everyone has forgotten about such a dumb standard.

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Aw yeah...
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I fully support Lisa in this argument. *eats a Hershey's miniature*
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quote:
But that standard is not an objective one in any way.
Would you agree that there are things which are objectively not chocolate?
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Maybe she just thinks there are things that are objectionably chocolate.

But come on, Hershey's chocolate isn't chocolate? What use is an objective standard if it contradicts consensus reality?

[Wink]

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The last half of this thread simply MUST be parody.
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I think they're just trying to make chocolate controversial.

I hope.

[Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:
Maybe she just thinks there are things that are objectionably chocolate.

But come on, Hershey's chocolate isn't chocolate? What use is an objective standard if it contradicts consensus reality?

[Wink]

Consensus of whom? By the consensus of Europeans, Heshey's is not chocolate.

But the consensus of the EU isn't what I was talking about. In order to even discuss chocolate we have to agree about what chocolate is and is not. This is not the same as saying what tastes good and what does not taste good, it is defining what taste "like chocolate" and what taste like something else. So for example if we add mint or orange flavor to chocolate, a lot of people will think it tastes better -- but it doesn't taste more like chocolate. Chocolate with mint and chocolate with orange are not pure chocolate -- they are something else.

Similar many people find truffles (which are a chocolate combined with dairy fats and other flavorings) to be better than pure chocolate. But that doesn't make them better chocolate. Adding the dairy fats and flavoring makes them something else.

And if you look at Hershey's, it contains ingredients (like butyric acid and vegetable fats) which are not in pure chocolate. You may like it better than pure chocolate, but that's irrelevant. Chocolate with butyric acid flavoring isn't objectively pure chocolate anymore than chocolate with mint flavoring is pure chocolate. Its something else. Whether or not you like that something else is a question of taste. Whether or not it is in fact pure chocolate, is not.

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Hmm, you just now brought up "pure."

I'd say ice cream with peanuts in it is still ice cream, even though peanuts are not ice cream.

The same way, chocolate with butyric acid in it is still chocolate.

"Pure chocolate" may indeed be something that Hershey's chocolate is not, but that's not what you were saying before.

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I'd just like to point out right now that "pure" chocolate is disgusting, and therefore should not be used synonymously with "good" chocolate.

But can we all agree that there's a difference between good quality chocolate and good tasting chocolate, one of which is more subjective than the other?

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quote:
Originally posted by PSI Teleport:
But can we all agree that there's a difference between good quality chocolate and good tasting chocolate, one of which is more subjective than the other?

No, I think "quality" is too vague a term to make this something we can all agree on. Perhaps for some people the only quality that matters is the way it tastes. And more esoteric qualities like melting point and the 'snap' might also be quite subjective in how they are valued by different people.

What I would agree to is that you can define an objective standard and then measure against it, and that would be something different from assessing how well you like something.

But even so, I would hesitate to define terms so strictly that "Hershey makes good chocolate" is an objectively false statement. Or rather, I would not assume that someone was using an objective standard for "good chocolate" when expressing a personal opinion on the product, and I would not expect casual use of the word "chocolate" to exclude a Hershey's bar.

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But is there some sort of chocolate standard by which quality is measured? My comment about good quality chocolate was based on that assumption, but I could be wrong. I was comparing chocolate to something like beef, which has specific grades that the USDA uses.
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quote:
Originally posted by PSI Teleport:
But is there some sort of chocolate standard by which quality is measured? My comment about good quality chocolate was based on that assumption, but I could be wrong. I was comparing chocolate to something like beef, which has specific grades that the USDA uses.

Yes there are quality standards that apply to chocolate.
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quote:
Originally posted by PSI Teleport:
I'd just like to point out right now that "pure" chocolate is disgusting, and therefore should not be used synonymously with "good" chocolate.

Are you sure you aren't confusing "pure chocolate" with "cocoa liqueur"? They are not the same.

By pretty much every accepted definition if it isn't "pure chocolate" it isn't chocolate. Its chocolate candy, or a chocolate confection but not "chocolate".

Like I said, if we are even going to discuss the issue we need to agree on what is and is not chocolate. That requires some sort of quantifiable definition. That isn't simple because chocolate isn't a pure substance like water. But there are things that we will all agree are not chocolate and some things we can all agree are chocolate, so somewhere in between there must be a point where things stop being chocolate and start being something else. We can argue about where that point is but any point we select would be controversial (which is not at all the same as subjective). Since chocolate is desirable, things that fall just outside the boundary of what we agree is really chocolate are always going to argue that the boundary should be moved.

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