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The Penny Arcade Expo International Food Exchange - PAX East 2011

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  • LoptLopt Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Hey! Does anybody know of any exotic, strange treats that happen to be gluten free?...and dairy free?...and oat free? By chance? No? Oh, well let me know if you do! I can likewise bring allergen free goodies (such as local Taza chocolate or such).

  • Fetch26291Fetch26291 MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/prohibited_restricted.xml

    So none of you coming from overseas get your luggage seized at Logan.

  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So quick question: Are Kit Kats available in the US?

    I have to ask since the most common Nestle candy bars do not appear to be sold in the US (Coffee Crisp, Aero, Smarties). I just found a box that sells various Nestle bars for a really good price, however the savings will be moot if Kit Kats are not part of things people actually want to see.

    Also... this!
    We compared this American Kit Kat (made by Hershey) to the British version of Kit Kat (made by Nestle) and found that this was half an inch shorter.

    Hum, maybe I just answered my own question... None the less, input and desires would be most welcomed. I am about to head out and grab two or three of them.

  • cyntheticcynthetic Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yup, Kit Kats are indeed sold here :)

  • HowMuchHowMuch Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I'll do my best to bring a selection along from the UK.

  • TheRobotGuyTheRobotGuy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Manchester's Asian market sucks. I got some good munchies, though. Fear not, PAXers, there will be interesting goodies coming from me.

    Fuck You Bottle is the name of my Jonathan Coulton cover band.
  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Manchester's Asian market sucks. I got some good munchies, though. Fear not, PAXers, there will be interesting goodies coming from me.

    Just go for the maple candy. Haha!

  • TheRobotGuyTheRobotGuy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Krissta wrote: »
    Manchester's Asian market sucks. I got some good munchies, though. Fear not, PAXers, there will be interesting goodies coming from me.

    Just go for the maple candy. Haha!

    I wanted to get Cabin Fever maple fudge, but had no luck finding any yet. The week is still young, and the time altering Christmas-esque anxious feeling is cooling my veins. Time to crank up some MC Frontalot and bake some chocolate chip white chocolate chip coconut vanilla oatmeal cookies.

    Fuck You Bottle is the name of my Jonathan Coulton cover band.
  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    HowMuch wrote: »
    I'll do my best to bring a selection along from the UK.

    Be mindful on what to bring. Many sweets we have in the UK also appear in the US. Notably: Toblerone, Kit-kats, M&M's, Milky-Way (Three Musketeers in the US), Mars Bar (Milky Way in the US) and Snicker.

    I suggest you bring some of the following:

    Jaffa Cakes
    Minstrels
    Custard Creme biscuits
    Boost Bar
    Double Decker
    Crunchie
    Whisper
    Bounty (especially Dark Chocolate variety)
    Roses
    Quality Street
    Thornton Chocolates
    Monster Munch Crisps
    Munchies
    Aero bars
    Foxes Glacier Fruits/Mints

    I think that's about it. There might be more, but on the whole we Brits seem to have a sweeter tooth than our American friends :)

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well here's the final tally. Commence drooling <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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    The Aero Mint bars are already spoken for, and I don't know how long the Coffee Crisp will last. However you can get a Caramilk or a maple cookie from me in BYOC. I'll be with the IRC crew.

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  • D Versus AD Versus A Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I think someone had already mentioned it, but I have bottles and bottles of Autocrat Coffee Milk Syrup I can bring. I hate coffee but I could live off this stuff.

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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    Well here's the final tally. Commence drooling <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    img0748ih.th.jpg

    The Aero Mint bars are already spoken for, and I don't know how long the Coffee Crisp will last. However you can get a Caramilk or a maple cookie from me in BYOC. I'll be with the IRC crew.

    Some of those mint aero bars are mine right? :) :) :)

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Rdr wrote: »
    Some of those mint aero bars are mine right? :) :) :)

    At least 1 <img class=" title=":wink:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    Well here's the final tally. Commence drooling <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    img0748ih.th.jpg

    The Aero Mint bars are already spoken for, and I don't know how long the Coffee Crisp will last. However you can get a Caramilk or a maple cookie from me in BYOC. I'll be with the IRC crew.

    Two can play that game!!!
    Spoiler:

    Though obviously I have less stuff and now I feel sad and un-generous.

    Also, there's a difference between UK/CAN and USA Kit Kats.

  • LanderolinLanderolin Registered User
    edited March 2011
    The question really has to be, is there a difference between the stuff from Canadia and from the UK? All chocolates are not created equal... I may have to bring an Aero across specially for Rdr to offer his expert judgement!

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  • withacapitalzwithacapitalz Registered User
    edited March 2011
    i know this is late notice, but if someone brings me some jelly babies they will be my new best friend. there's not much that's that interesting from south jersey to bring (i guess i could bring some tastykakes if people really want them?) but i will just reimburse anyone who has jelly babies. twhirl bars are also appreciated too =)

  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Fuck yes. I love you guys. Can't wait for Aero bars

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • BeerNgamingBeerNgaming Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Interesting idea. I'm coming down from Canada. I'll bring a few beers from my favorite local brewery. And if I get any requests for Canadian foods before I I run errands tomorrow, I'll pick something up. Just let me know what you want, and I'll do what I can.

  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Interesting idea. I'm coming down from Canada. I'll bring a few beers from my favorite local brewery. And if I get any requests for Canadian foods before I I run errands tomorrow, I'll pick something up. Just let me know what you want, and I'll do what I can.

    I'm interested in mint Aero bars. Don't think anyone is bring me any ;) :)

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • BeerNgamingBeerNgaming Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Rdr wrote: »
    I'm interested in mint Aero bars. Don't think anyone is bring me any ;) :)

    Happy to help out an enforcer. Consider it done.

    PM me with how to get ahold of you. I'm arriving Thursday evening and planning to park at BCEC.

  • King of MarsKing of Mars Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    Frugus wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    I'll start with my list. I'm bringing the following
    • Caramilk bars - 1 box of 48 (at least a dozen need to go to Tycho, so back off)
    • Dare Maple Creme Cookies

    I just read that, and I really wonder if our friends down south have a liking for them or not.

    PS. They should, to be consumed with generous amounts of Milk.

    I've had a couple requests for maple candy. Don't know if I can get it, as I think it may be more of a Quebec thing. The delicious cookies are the next best thing.

    Those are seriously the best cookies EVER. I discovered them by stocking them on the shelf at my last job. I went, "Huh???" and bought a package after work, along with the lemon creme ones, which are also amazing. :D

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  • JotaconJotacon Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Hey, everybody long time lurker who decided to check in on the forums days before the show to see what's up/can't sleep. And it turns out I find the most awesome thread imaginable, so I join and post. Luckily, I am a baking sort of fellow and I'll be going grocery shopping tomorrow (I'll be making some on the road treats for the trip to PAX) so I ask if there is anything I should pick up for you Southron folk.

    I'm thinking some Smarties, All-dressed chips, (do you guys have Hot Wing Ruffles? those are my favourite chips right now) and of course Mint Aero bars for Rdr, at this point it seems to be a requirement.

    On a related note, Decius you are a so GDLK for bringing Dare Maple cookies. Best Cookies ever.

  • LanderolinLanderolin Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Rdr wrote: »
    I'm interested in mint Aero bars. Don't think anyone is bring me any ;) :)

    Rdr, you are such an Aero-whore... <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited March 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    Rdr wrote: »
    I'm interested in mint Aero bars. Don't think anyone is bring me any ;) :)

    Rdr, you are such an Aero-whore... <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    Any surplus he gets I'll gladly take ;)

  • Reverend SnideReverend Snide Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    For Parmaynu and other interested parties:
    Spoiler:

    Okay, so I took a slight detour en route to Boston. :)

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  • TheRobotGuyTheRobotGuy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I found where I could get maple fudge! It's even in walking distance from my apartment.

    Fuck You Bottle is the name of my Jonathan Coulton cover band.
  • ParmaynuParmaynu Registered User
    edited March 2011
    For Parmaynu and other interested parties:
    Spoiler:

    Okay, so I took a slight detour en route to Boston. :)

    !!!!! There may have been squeals. Would you like anything from Canada in return? Or just some plain old fashioned shinies?

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  • caciacacia Registered User
    edited March 2011
    My boyfriend and I will have lots of Canadian treats.

    Smarties, Aero, Maple cookies etc as long as supplies last

  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Landerolin wrote: »
    Rdr wrote: »
    I'm interested in mint Aero bars. Don't think anyone is bring me any ;) :)

    Rdr, you are such an Aero-whore... <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    Any surplus he gets I'll gladly take ;)

    I have regular Aeros too if you want, I'd be glad to pass some along bud!

    Also, and this goes for everyone else: what's the deal with the Jelly Babies and now I want some!

  • LanderolinLanderolin Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Okay, can the following people:

    MTSonic
    Decius
    Rdr
    SoCo_and_Lime
    kitties_on_acid

    let me know how to get in touch with them so I can distribute their noms.

    Rdr should be easy, behind the BYOC desk in a fort made of Aeros. :D

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  • peiangelpeiangel Registered User
    edited March 2011
    We're bringing a box of mini chocolate bars (aero's, kit kats, coffee crisp's and smarties) as well as a box of ketchup, all dressed and plain chips :)
    I also have baked goods but am trying to figure out how to get involved in the cookie Brigade ( I am not a gamer.. my fiance is I'm just tagging along :) Don't hate me lol I'll feed you)

  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    peiangel wrote: »
    We're bringing a box of mini chocolate bars (aero's, kit kats, coffee crisp's and smarties) as well as a box of ketchup, all dressed and plain chips :)
    I also have baked goods but am trying to figure out how to get involved in the cookie Brigade ( I am not a gamer.. my fiance is I'm just tagging along :) Don't hate me lol I'll feed you)

    Lot's of people are coming in with non-gamer girlfriends, just as I am.

    Well, non-gamer is an exaggeration, but she is obviously less into gaming than I am.

    Anyway, them cookies :) They are also just as welcomed!

  • kitties_on_acidkitties_on_acid Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    Okay, can the following people:

    MTSonic
    Decius
    Rdr
    SoCo_and_Lime
    kitties_on_acid

    let me know how to get in touch with them so I can distribute their noms.

    Rdr should be easy, behind the BYOC desk in a fort made of Aeros. :D

    zomg! Really? I was just begging with nothing to offer... I didn't know someone would actually do it. Squee! <3

    I'll PM you about meeting and see if we can find some food I can bring you. :)

  • workswithbeads2workswithbeads2 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    :-D I have a box of 36 Mint Aero bars that I'm bringing with me along with a box 0f 24 70%Dark Chocolate Aero's that I found at the Wholesale. I tweet under workswithbeads2 as well and we'll be in Boston by Thursday afternoon. Now if anyone could find me Tupelo Honey . . . They'd make me very happy.

  • workswithbeads2workswithbeads2 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    You forgot Curly Wurlies - those are the best!

  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So, anyone want's to trade for some jelly babies the kids are raving about?

  • TheRobotGuyTheRobotGuy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I got some Sixlets. I haven't seen those since I was a kid. Anyone want to trade for those?

    Fuck You Bottle is the name of my Jonathan Coulton cover band.
  • emf715emf715 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Anyone bringing Flakes? I really, really like Flakes.

  • SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    Okay, can the following people:

    MTSonic
    Decius
    Rdr
    SoCo_and_Lime
    kitties_on_acid

    let me know how to get in touch with them so I can distribute their noms.

    Rdr should be easy, behind the BYOC desk in a fort made of Aeros. :D

    I'm giggling. Jelly Babies are my and my g/f's crack cocaine. She has no idea that this is going down, she'll go nuts when I come home.

    Sent you a PM

    [x] Bolt Bus
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    [x] Pre-Pax Dinner
    [x] BYOC and 3 Day Pass

  • joveljovel Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Hi!

    I just found this thread, and I think it is super awesome.

    Not sure how popular Japanese food are here but I'm bringing the following:
    * Calorie Mate (chocolate flavored)
    * Rice crackers
    * Bean cake
    * Baby cookies (does not translate very well)
    * Gummies (I have pizza, burger, and hot dog)
    * Good News chocolate (it looked interesting so I grabbed one)

    Are people meeting at a specific location to trade and exchange?

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