Monday, January 31, 2005

cardboard cakes

no, Jared didn't make it home this weekend... :(
The first time I tried rice cakes, I thought “what the *%$#! are they thinking with these things!” It was like some sort of food they served in prison camps as torture. But, I guess the makers of these healthy “snacks” eventually realized they’d have to put something on these things(sugar) in order to keep people interested… I remember it years ago… I remember them running a huge marketing thing when I was a kid…
I remember that my mom bought some… but that healthy alternative didn’t last too long… we went back to the potato chips and cookies in no time.
Anyway, I recently bought some http://www.quakerquakes.com/QRS_Products/Product.cfm?ProductID=22
And I have to say, they are quite enjoyable. I’m quite sure that all of the sugar, etc that they have to add to the little rice cake absolutely ruins the whole purpose of trying to eat healthy… oh well. Now they’re making soy cakes… hmmmm. What, the rice cakes aren't dry enough for you… don’t taste like cardboard enough? Solution: soy cakes.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I LOVE rice cakes! There are so many yummy flavors. You'd think in the land of rice you would be able to find some rice cakes. The only thing similar is a small bag of the mini-rice cakes with no seasoning... talk about bland. AND they are expensive... so I don't eat them often. You can, however, find tons of other ricey treats. You know when you cook rice and accidentally burn the bottom layer on the pan? Well, they will let that rice harden and pull it out and sell it... they don't break it up or anything, it's sold in a big round plastic bag, in the same shape as the big pot that it was stuck to. I haven't been adventurous and tried that yet... I can hardly believe its something that is sold and enjoyed. There are also cans of ricey milky stuff. You know when you make rice and then soak the pan in the sink so that the rice will get unstuck? That nasty milky, sticky water is what they bottle. And they also include a handful of cooked rice. Emmmmm... My mind is drawing a blank on the other 100 ricey treats. Fun times in Korea!

kristin said...

okay, steph, i'll never say a bad thing about rice cakes again... now that i know what you're having to put up with. blaaahkh!

Summertime said...

Rice cakes are something that remind me well of good times. I like the white cheddar cakes. It takes me back to when my friend KRISTIN (no, not you) was trying to track down her ex-boyfriend at Warhouse Market because he was a bag boy. She was a frickin' stalker, I tell ya! We went in there and acted like we were buying something meaningful, but rice cakes? Please! Anyway, I tried them and I really liked them. So, the moral of the story is, help your friend out, and try something new, and you will find a good snack. That's my bout with wisdom for today, kids...

dondon said...

Kristin, thanks for posting on my xanga. As you can see, I don't post new topics often, but I'm busy.

As for the rice cakes, the rice cakes you speak of are not the cakes of my childhood. The only flavors my mom gave us were original, carrot, spinach, and carob. I will say that I not-so-fondly remember being full from 2 bites. Thanks for being a friend, and check back on my site- I'll be posting pics from my recent trip to The Phoenician!!

doctorgerms said...

hey. glad you liked. i actually can't remember what song i have playing. is it jazzy? if so, its The Girl From Impanema by Stan Getz. Otherwise its a Postal Service song. and i go to the First United Methodist Church here in Tulsa, OK. not sure i know what stacey you're speaking of. you? ...

doctorgerms said...

ps. you may want to comment back on my xanga. not sure i'll rememeber to check this often. just fyi.

doctorgerms said...

kristen--

hey this is wes. i posted the other day on stacey's site under my roommate's xanga (he was signed in and i didn't know). he said you then posted on his site and he didn't know you, and we got to thinking maybe you thought you were posting on my site, since we know each other casually. maybe not. anyway, my site is www.xanga.com/wespebs. drop by some time. it's mostly boring. also, if you are church hunting/shopping/exploring, i love my church. it is in jenks. it's called the life connection. . .i know, it sounds like a bad dating service but it really is pretty great. if you would like to know more, i'd be happy to tell you all about it. have a great day!

--wes pebsworth