I can't help with using growlers ( other than to say I think they sound like sheep in pain myself :lol:), or the soap issue but..............
After Ellen's post , I wanted to share my Caramilk bar with everyone. Hope your tummies aren't "growling" anymore for chocolate. You dont' know what you are missing. Maybe I'll have to mail one to each of you. On that note. I mailed my bestest friend a 5 pound box of chocolates in June and when she received them ....they were a huge melted 5 pound lump . She froze it, then took it to the curb and smashed the box with a hammer to break it into peices. What a hoot !!!!! You can't waste good chocolate.
Whew-eee, girls . . . this has been one zany thread!! All of you are funny, crazy hoots! What is it we were discussing . . . oh yes, growlers. Don't like 'em! Because they DO sound like cows or sheep. I have one Steiff bear that has a growler - or mooer is more like it! It just sounds silly when you tip it . . . this great, wonderful looking bear that sounds like a sick cow! Why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel, Sue Ann!
Oh yes, and I went to the link for the Caramilk bars . . . woohoo!! We have Cadbury eggs around Easter time, but I've NEVER seen a Caramilk bar anywhere - boohoo! Also checked out the link to the growling bear sound. Now that's what a real bear sounds like!!
OH, Tammy... that's just plain MEAN! :lol::lol::lol:
My mouth is watering, I have PMS and have already eatten all the chocolate in the house!
You're killing me!!!!
Sue Ann, THANK YOU for telling us how you really feel. I was begining to think I was the only one who really hated the things! (Growlers that is!)
I think so often they sound like a sick calf or lamb.
I have not actually inserted a growler in any of my Bears but if the sound was right
I probably would.
My daughter was given a Bear with a growler in when she was a baby and she wore it out so must have been a happy sound for her.
You can count me as one who likes growlers. I think I've only put a few in bears, maybe 20 years ago. But my first "serious" bear that I bought (love at first sight) was a 32cm Steiff who, yes, sounds like a sheep.
But what I really like is when I am dragging him around, in a tote bag, to the theater, wherever, he occasionally out of the blue says a little something. Just to remind me that he's there. He is my mascot, and by now everyone I know expects to see him with me. My little eccentricity!
I remember buying him, how it made me a little weak in the knees to spend 60 bucks on a "toy" (excuse the expression ;))!! Do you all remember buying your first "collector" bear?? And didn't people think you were crazy?
Wow, Chrissie, :D
Lucky you! I had a lot of Steiffs in my teens, most of which are now in shreds, thanks to kids and dogs. I'm not yet a collector . . . all my cash goes to bear supplies . . . but I did go to one small show here and nearly died of covetousness.
So far as I could tell, there wasn't a realistic bear, or a growler, or a tail among all the offerings. Hmm. DiscoJoints&Teddies was selling a lot of stuff, but the only buyers I saw were carrying out Boyd's and other small manufactured bears.
I have no oppinion on growlers... never heard one, never had one.... But I agree... that chocolate close-up was just down right MEAN!!!!!! Now I am simply going to have to go to the store and get some chocolate! Maybe we have some here? No... just checked the pantry... only chocolate chips.... (Yes, I ate a handfull, but it's just not the same!)
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I do love Caramilk bars but usually can get away with just drooling over them in the store. We live close to the Hersey's plant h/e and went by a couple of weeks ago and bought a big bag of the broken almond bars. I ate so much the first day that I wasn't feeling too good the next; that didn't stop me from eating more chocholate tho! :)
Gee sorry ladies. I hope none of you had any serious anxiety attacks last night when your chocolate stash was empty. I just couldn't resist sharing. Was that bar ever tasty !!! YUM
Shelli....I love you too
PS. How did this thread go from growlers to chocolate anyway. Eileen, look what you started.
Marion that is hilarious. Eileen and I should get some kind of commission on that sale. :lol:
Clare, remember to be nice and share your bar with us too . Maybe it is the same kind ????
So how are those diets going that everyone planned to start awhile ago. Where are your diet buddies now girls, huh, huh. ( I too am a diet failure ;)!)
Well, the only chocolate in the house is in a box of choc. chip cookie mix so now I must make cookies.... darn it! (For the record I always make my cookies from scratch. Mom gave me several boxes of Ghiradelli (sp?) cookie mixes so I have to at least TRY one!) I'll let you know how they are!
Speaking of stale bars...... I have something that may curb your craving for a bit.
Several years ago I bought an Aero bar. (You know the ones with the air bubbles - do you have those or do I have to go buy one to show you again LOL) Anyway, when I bit into it and pulled it away from my mouth there in one of the little air bubbles was a live, squirmy maggot !!!! I almost threw up and . It took years before I was able to eat another one. Of course it wasn't enough to totally turn me off chocolate , it's to addictive.
So are we totally off topic or what. Maybe we need to start a chocolate thread.
Gotta run , I've got a brood of 9yr. old girls coming soon for a birthdday sleepover party tonight. HELP !!!!! Where's the chocolate.....of yah ....... it's the cake . Woohoo !!!!!