Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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crisp flavouring

flavouring with no crisps for low-cal satisfaction
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Imagine you're on a diet but you really crave cheesy wotsits or salt and vinegar crisps. Your dilemma is solved by being able to buy a packet of the powdered flavouring geniuinely used on such calorific snacks. You then dip and lick your fingers as if you've just finished off a a pack and get all the flavour without the calories or guilt.
skewball, Aug 27 2001

fun dip http://www.bradkent.../cgi-bin/cdb.pl?304
comes with a candy stick that can "licked and dipped" into the flavoured powder. note the nutritional info. [mihali, Aug 27 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Why McDonald's Fries Taste So Good http://www.rense.com/general7/whyy.htm
Read . . . and be enlightened. An excellent article on the food flavorings industry, excerpted from the book "Fast Food Nation." [bristolz, Mar 26 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       I'm not sure, but I think the chemical flavoring in such snacks is where a lot of the calories are.
snarfyguy, Aug 27 2001

       Besides, the dipping and licking part is kinda creepy.
The Military, Aug 27 2001

snarfyguy, Aug 28 2001

       I bet as a kid skewball ate Kool-Aid drink powder using the *dip and lick* method. Save time and money - just shake a few spices directly onto your tongue (Mrs. Dash brand, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, there's lots to choose from) and savour the flavour! Mmmm! <Gag, cough, choke, sputter, sputter>
Canuck, Aug 28 2001

       Actually, [botf], the flavouring *is* available as an individual item. My local supermarket sells "salt and vinegar-flavour seasoning".
angel, Mar 26 2002

       Jell-O Chicken!
jester, Mar 26 2002

       Baked since I was a small child. Salt 'n' Shake crisps were totally plain with a sachet of salt which my extremely health conscious mother would confiscate "for my own good".
brewmaster, Mar 26 2002

       *Just had the image of [Vernon] as the Steady-State theory of the Universe (on and on and on and on...); [bobofthefuture] as the Cyclic theory (here and gone and here and gone and here...)*   

       I think I need to lie down.
phoenix, Mar 26 2002

       //I'm intrigued and completly lost all at once//
bob, if you press the word "edit" you will be able to copy/paste any of those afterthoughts which you had into the previous comment. Then you hit "OK". Then you use another feature called "delete" to delete those now redundant afterthoughts. Both the "edit" and "delete" features are hovering below the date of your annotation. In the future, you'll simply be able to add an afterthought without all the fuss and bother. I often have afterthoughts. By way of example, I'll have one after I hit the "OK" button.

Moments later: Another thing that is done in the halfbakery is to quote a previous comment - not by quote marks - but by these slash marks fore and aft of the quote: //blah blah blah//. You'll note I did this with your question/comment in order to draw your attention. This calls attention to a previous comment in a way that "quote marks" cannot, given the wide range of references cited on a particular page in this forum, which may not occur in as close a proximity as this particular Q and A.

You're new, so it's to be expected that there would be some unfamiliarity with the well-thought out construction of the site. It is, however - only working against your favor, if that is what you seek - to point out the "brilliant" or "genius" behind your own idea. I did so earlier today in one of my own ideas, not to mock you - but someone else. That particular "idea" will disappear within a day or so, as it was just illustrating a point about having original thoughts, and thus - is not an "idea" at all.
BTW, good one: //... have more important things to do than chew.//
thumbwax, Mar 27 2002


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