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TMBWITW,PB

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Icon 10 posted November 01, 2005 21:18      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Included in the set are Turkey and Gravy, Wild Herb Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry, and for dessert Pumpkin Pie.

Yummy. [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted November 01, 2005 21:58      Profile for Kinguy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Embarrassed] !
I want one!
*Conspicuously atom copies the box*

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Icon 1 posted November 01, 2005 22:11      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Last year around this time they came out with thanksgiving dinner in a bottle and were sold out within 12 hours or something insane like that. I remember reading an article in our local paper about it.

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Oh my, that looks......interesting. Bottoms up.
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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2005 00:17      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Blech. Sounds nasty.

Why not eat the turkey and drink a sweet sweet beer?

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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2005 06:08      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Be sure to send a set to Nitro and Snaggy. [evil]
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Excuse me a moment while I vomit in my shoes. :|
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TMBWITW,PB

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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2005 06:46      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
Be sure to send a set to Nitro and Snaggy. [evil]

But can you send a package that size to a PO Box? [Wink]

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From the work of Turducken (sp) to Thanksgiving in a bottle. LOL
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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
Be sure to send a set to Nitro and Snaggy. [evil]

But can you send a package that size to a PO Box? [Wink]
I'm sure they have the large size box for businesses. [Wink]
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Um, that's OK, I still have a bottle of Gravy Soda from last year. [Razz] [ohwell]
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Here's an interesting update on this one. I happened to tune in to a local radio station Thanksgiving morning and hear one of the DJs do a taste-test of the sodas and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. His results:

Brussel Sprout: 1
Wild Herb Stuffing: 2
Cranberry: 8
Turkey & Gravy: 0
Pumpkin Pie: 1

His summary was that, with the one exception, they were each "a bottle of nastiness."

Big surprise. [Roll Eyes] [Wink]

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I'm not surprised either. That's probably why I haven't opened them yet. [blush]

I think someone in the family is getting an "interesting" Christmas present. [evil]

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Yes. I noticed that they weren't flying off the shelves at my local stores. And the last time I went they had been moved to the discount section.

But I remain strangely curious...

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I have been considering buying a box for a white elephant gift to give at the annual department Christmas party.

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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2005 12:40      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think it's a perfect white elephant gift.

(For those unfamiliar with the term, a "white elephant" gift exchange involves bringing wrapped unusual and/or tacky (and usually inexpensive) gifts and using a game to distribute them. The weirdest gifts are often the most popular. And sometimes you even get something you like!)

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I like the white elephant present idea. Ed, where'd you find the sodas at a discount? I looked at the Jones Soda online store, but they didn't have the boxed set. (I could've made my own collection, but I'm not about to pay $28.99 for a few sodas.)
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$28.99? I got it for $10 at Target.

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We aren't supposed to spend more than $5 on our white elephant gifts, so hopefully I can find a box on clearance. I'm not above stretching the rules for a good laugh, though. [Big Grin]

Interestingly enough, I found a summary of the rules on Wikipedia. The only difference from the rules we play by is that there are no themes, the gift does not necessarily have to be useful/desireable, and the $5 spending limit.

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My family used to play "Now you have it, now you don't" with gifts weighing no more than one pound, but there was too much disparity among gift values (one year my sister wound up with $20 in quarters while a cousin received two cans of condensed soup). Now we play with a dollar amount limit ($5, IIRC). Come to think of it, I need to consider what I'm giving this year. I was just at Target on Sunday. I'll have to go back to see if they have the soda.

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Yeah, that shit's pretty vile, excepting the cranberry...it makes a good mixer.
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Target is the place!

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Taste-testing here.

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I finally gave that stuff a try. Turkey and Gravy was by far the nastiest of the bunch. Brussels sprouts smelled like feet when you opened it (or used diapers if you take Josh's view). I had to remind myself to think "vegetable" when I drank it. It tasted a bit like very overcooked brussels sprouts, but where they really messed it up was making it sweet. Pumpkin pie was ok, but tasted nothing like its namesake. Wild herb stuffing, surprisingly, wasn't bad. It smelled nasty, but as far as taste, it was mostly like plain club soda. True to the other reviews, Cranberry was best. It would have been much better with real sugar instead of sucralose, but for a diet cranberry soda it was pretty good.

Overall, it was great gag gift material, but not worth drinking.

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The pack I picked up at World Market for $9.99 has Turkey & Gravy, Smoked Salmon Pate, Corn on the Cob, Broccoli Casserole, and Pecan Pie. I am giving it to a friend this weekend, not sure if He'll open them. I may get another pack if they are on clearance. Last I heard the one's at target were $3.99, before Christmas.
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