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Offline x0Kiss0fDeath

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6930 on: February 12, 2018, 09:18:59 AM »
Asked my husband to bring home sour cream. This is what he got... what even? He didn't know sour cream was sold in the cold section next to the cream.  What kind of savage am I living with?

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6931 on: February 12, 2018, 11:17:56 AM »
I've seen a similar bottle of "Guacamole" in my grocery store.  No thanks.

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6932 on: February 12, 2018, 12:46:35 PM »
Here's another abomination I saw on the "Pancake Day" display

I don't know what Carob Fruit Syrup is, but I can tell you that it tastes terrible.  We did a taste test at the table, one spoonful of this after one spoonful of real maple syrup and none of us could believe how horrible it was.

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6933 on: February 12, 2018, 02:57:28 PM »
Here's another abomination I saw on the "Pancake Day" display

I don't know what Carob Fruit Syrup is, but I can tell you that it tastes terrible.  We did a taste test at the table, one spoonful of this after one spoonful of real maple syrup and none of us could believe how horrible it was.
Carob was being touted as a low glycemic sweetener a few years ago. Kinda live agave... Just a bunch of pish as our bodies process it all the same.

I'm guessing it's used as a low cost filler to bring the cost down like hfcs.

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6934 on: February 13, 2018, 05:14:22 AM »
Here's another abomination I saw on the "Pancake Day" display

I don't know what Carob Fruit Syrup is, but I can tell you that it tastes terrible.  We did a taste test at the table, one spoonful of this after one spoonful of real maple syrup and none of us could believe how horrible it was.
Eww. I've used carob powder in place of cocoa powder and that works pretty well, but can't imagine cutting maple syrup with anything. Yuck.

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6935 on: February 18, 2018, 01:53:53 PM »
The Christmas tree is like, the only pretty thing in the house, so I will be so sad to take it down.  My OH is like a bull in a china shop... he breaks everything, he spills everything.  So to have nice things... well, he's ruined all my nice things, and there's no point in replacing the nice things because he will just wreck everything again.

He is so lovely and so sweet, but... >:( >:( >:( :\\\'( :\\\'(

OMG, I just watched him break 2 plates at the same time!!  So that's my service for 6 crockery set now down to 4 big plates, 5 bowls and ZERO small plates. :\\\'(

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6936 on: February 18, 2018, 04:32:03 PM »
oooooooooooooo, bummer! :(

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6937 on: February 18, 2018, 05:30:21 PM »
OMG, I just watched him break 2 plates at the same time!!  So that's my service for 6 crockery set now down to 4 big plates, 5 bowls and ZERO small plates. :\\\'(

Just ordered a set of Corelle... hope they live up to their reputation!

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6938 on: February 18, 2018, 05:38:56 PM »
Just ordered a set of Corelle... hope they live up to their reputation!

https://www.wayfair.co.uk/kitchenware-tableware/pdp/corelle-monteverde-12-piece-dinnerware-set-service-for-4-coee1456.html

Those are very pretty. :D  Presumably they're supposed to be shatter proof?
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6939 on: February 18, 2018, 08:17:32 PM »
Just ordered a set of Corelle... hope they live up to their reputation!

https://www.wayfair.co.uk/kitchenware-tableware/pdp/corelle-monteverde-12-piece-dinnerware-set-service-for-4-coee1456.html

Nice! I LOVE Corelle. I just wish it wasn't so expensive over here... They're light and durable. Definitely the next set of plates we're going to get. We don't really have enough plates either. We only had 4 and we're down to 3...

From 20 years of using Corelle, they over aren't shatterproof, but they do put up with a lot. I've dropped plates and bowls onto tile without them breaking them. But they do break and can create small shards if they hit right.  Or you might chip the edges. My brother and I were in charge of the dishes when we were growing up and we used the sink, no dishwasher.
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6940 on: February 18, 2018, 09:33:13 PM »
My parents have had Corelle for ages and I can't remember anything ever breaking.

We've got one set of Denby crockery and a cheaper set of Ikea dishes which are easily replaceable. We've only broken a few things over the years (I had one month where I broke both my favourite giant mug and DH's most used mug) and it's not a good feeling.

Maybe get him some plastic tableware so he doesn't do more damage!
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6941 on: February 18, 2018, 09:34:14 PM »
My parents have had Corelle for ages and I can't remember anything ever breaking.

We've got one set of Denby crockery and a cheaper set of Ikea dishes which are easily replaceable. We've only broken a few things over the years (I had one month where I broke both my favourite giant mug and DH's most used mug) and it's not a good feeling.

Maybe get him some plastic tableware so he doesn't do more damage!
And a sippy cup?

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6942 on: February 18, 2018, 09:52:41 PM »
heh heh heh ;D

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6943 on: February 19, 2018, 06:00:52 AM »
heh heh heh ;D
Then I manage to splatter a glass all over the kitchen last night! Ummm oops?


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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6944 on: February 19, 2018, 07:41:53 AM »
The 'best' bit was that after he broke the 2 plates, instead of cleaning up the shards on the floor, he sort of swept them to the skirting board with his foot.  He was LITERALLY standing 2 feet away from the cordless Dyson.  I sat there and watched the whole thing in incredulous silence.