Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Heide Candy Company Since 1869 - Still Making The Good Stuff - Red or Hot Raspberry Dollars

An American standard in the candy business, Heide is a legendary producer of a variety of candies. Most are packaged in the 'movie theater size' boxes and can be found from 99 cents to around 1.50 for a nice healthy sized portion.

Take a look at the picture above where they have a dollar sign right on top of each piece of candy. These are raspberry dollars, but they also have red hot dollars. Leading us to think that they use the same 'machinery' to produce both - an excellent example of strong management and good business. Why have two machines if you are just swapping flavors?

We here at the Fat Pride Times hope Heide continues to spoil us with their candies for another 100 plus years.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Alligator Chili Recipe - Tested and Ingested!

From the man whom brought you the BBQ Rabbit post, we now have a tested and proven excellent reciped for Alligator Chili. We trust our reader Magnum's palate, however we are arranging for a Fed-Ex overnight of this stuff as we must try this ourselves.
Recipe is as follows:
2 pounds of alligator meat
1 cup chopped onion
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 jalapeno peppers chopped up
1 or 2 tablespoons chili powder
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
2 cans (approx. 16 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
1 can (16 ounces) tomato puree
1 can (16 ounces) dark kidney beans
2 cans (approx. 16 ounces each) Bush chili hot beans
that is the ingredients
cook on low for about 8.5 hours
preheat the meat and sautee the veggies in the grease

Many thanks to Magnum for his fine contribution.

Friday, February 08, 2008

From Reader 'Magnum': - MMMM We Have BBQ Rabbit

Our longtime East Coast correspondant checked in with his latest culinary venture. Marvel at this wild bbq rabbit picture - it was 22mb when we received it, so we shrunk it down some. If you would like an original please contact Gerry in the media lab.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Reader Spots New Con Queso: Tostitos Monterey Jack Queso Dip

While the staff here has not seen this new offering from Tostitos, one of our regular readers spotted it in the grocery store and took a picture for us. He was a little excited, thus the shaky picture - but we appreciate the chance to sneak a peek very much.