Edible People of the World!

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by PrettySquareGal, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal I'll Lock Up

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    I bought this for .50 from a yard sale. I think it's from the 40's. The package reads "Product of Italy. Manufactured by Dufour." Made of sugar, glucose, peeled almonds, arabic gum, starch of mais, egg albumen, artificial and natural colors.

    I like that all of the people have a soft center. lol
     
  2. carter

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    Frighteningly well-preserved! :D

    Hope they don't make it into a Halloween sack/basket/bag/pillowcase
    /??? :eek:
     
  3. PrettySquareGal

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    Noooo. I promised the owner I would cherish them for years to come! lol
     
  4. zaika

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    i love those!! for some reason, i could see my grandmother owning something like that.

    i wonder if they are edible?? not that i'm saying you should try...oh no...just curious. lol
     
  5. PrettySquareGal

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    I wonder. They don't look spoiled. Hmmmm

    I liked them a lot because they reminded me, too, of something my grandmother would have had in her house. The lady I bought them from is very nice and sadly, needed to sell some things before she moved into assisted living. I thought it was sweet that she kept them all of these years. Maybe an old boyfriend gave them to her!
     
  6. CharlieH.

    CharlieH. One Too Many

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    I must agree, these chaps look alarmingly intact. Almost like the incorruptible body of a saint.
     
  7. PrettySquareGal

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    Wait a minute......

    Maybe these are magical!
     
  8. scotrace

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    Aw... how nice for you. You picked up Turkey in time for Thanksgiving.
     
  9. Miss Neecerie

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    They are marzipan....Marzipan is the invincible candy ...(of the devil)....
     
  10. PrettySquareGal

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    Of the devil??? Do I need to check to see if these move when I'm not looking? I see a Twilight Zone episode in this.

    Ohhhh maybe if I eat one something will happen! Like, I get sick! Or...? lol
     
  11. Miss Neecerie

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    Sorry....I loathe almond flavor...due to a traumatic childhood incident with unsweetened marzipan paste.....


    I will try not to turn others against it... ;)
     
  12. PrettySquareGal

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    That would be funny, to serve the tiny man of Turkey on a platter with stuffing at Thanksgiving. Almost as good as toast and popcorn served on a ping pong table!
     
  13. Teekay44

    Teekay44 One of the Regulars

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    Oh I'm sorry, I thought this thread was for traveling sharks;)
     
  14. dhermann1

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    Marzipan!

    Ah! Marzipan! Yum! There used to be an entire shop that sold marzpan on E 86th St, as I recall. FOND memories! All colors, all shapes, all sizes.
     
  15. scotrace

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    I keep looking at that package - is it marked anywhere else? That thing is saying "Stuckey's" to me.
     
  16. PrettySquareGal

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    No "Stuckey's" markings, just the ones I mentioned.
     
  17. $ally

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    Oh the irony. Thank you for sharing these sweet, soft-centered people.
     
  18. BegintheBeguine

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    Not only people, but outlandish headgear!!
    What doesn't say Stuckey's to me, come to think of it?. Did you know there is a Stuckey's knock-off? It has some name like Stuckey's. Duckey's? A traveller inadvertently bought me their pecan log once. (Family joke. I hate pecan log, and my dad remembered I had some strong feeling for it so it must have been that I loved it and would always buy me some on a trip, bless his heart.)
     
  19. Maj.Nick Danger

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    Wow, that's wild! Probably the only one in existence. You're a true collector. :eusa_clap
     

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