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Nanaimo bar gets Canada Post stamp, but critics question base-to-filling ratio

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    tomf (edited ) Link
    no offense to the stamp, but the photo is correct. That stamp is gross and against nature. In all my years I have never seen a Nanaimo bar with that much filling with such a thin base. edit: in...

    no offense to the stamp, but the photo is correct. That stamp is gross and against nature.

    In all my years I have never seen a Nanaimo bar with that much filling with such a thin base.

    edit: in solidarity, I will go another year without using a postage stamp.

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      Loire Link Parent
      Your sacrifice is inspiring.

      edit: in solidarity, I will go another year without using a postage stamp.

      Your sacrifice is inspiring.

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        tomf (edited ) Link Parent
        thank you, thank you. That unopened package of envelopes in my filing cabinet from 2003 must wait another year. Seriously, though, if you've ever had a Nanaimo bar, having that much filling would...

        thank you, thank you. That unopened package of envelopes in my filing cabinet from 2003 must wait another year.

        Seriously, though, if you've ever had a Nanaimo bar, having that much filling would make you gag. It would be so sweet, it would make your teeth hurt.

        I didn't realize that this was a somewhat regional treat until a buddy on IRC said he'd never heard of them. They're pretty damn good once in a while.

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          Dovey Link Parent
          That "region" extends at least to Ontario, where they're also popular (and tend to have a sturdy base). I confess I enjoy a family member's peanut butter variation even more than the original.

          That "region" extends at least to Ontario, where they're also popular (and tend to have a sturdy base). I confess I enjoy a family member's peanut butter variation even more than the original.

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          1. Sahasrahla Link Parent
            I've always heard the peanut butter version called a "Squamish bar".

            I've always heard the peanut butter version called a "Squamish bar".

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          2. tomf Link Parent
            Its interesting that the Nanaimo bar made its way across Canada but hasn't made a lot of headway into the US. I'm totally with you on the peanut butter being better. That can be said for most things.

            Its interesting that the Nanaimo bar made its way across Canada but hasn't made a lot of headway into the US.

            I'm totally with you on the peanut butter being better. That can be said for most things.

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        2. Qis Link Parent
          I don't want to alarm you but this is what Nanaimo bars look like at my partner's parent's place every Christmas. They are, as you imagine, very sweet. I would say they are my favorite part of...

          I don't want to alarm you but this is what Nanaimo bars look like at my partner's parent's place every Christmas. They are, as you imagine, very sweet. I would say they are my favorite part of sharing the holidays with the Canadian family 😀

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