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  1. tbradsim1

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    Wife came in from Day Lilly Festival, stopped and shopped, had a big bag of Cracker Jacks. I want the prize I yelled. Got the prize and it was a tear off stub giving me a free app for game. Sheeeeeeez I said, with disgust Where's the peanuts I said, Wife says probably because of peanut allergies they don't have them anymore. Damn I say we're raising a bunch of sissies

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. brian64

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    I heard the real prizes were discontinued due to this unfortunate incident:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JDF8n-Jyc

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. jiminks

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    The peanuts have been McClellanded! Heathen dogs!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. scloyd

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    They switched to digitized prizes just before the 2016 baseball season.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476183872/cracker-jacks-prize-in-the-box-will-now-be-digitized

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. pepesdad1

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    Nothing sacred anymore

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. chasingembers

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    Just not Cracker Jacks anymore.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. mso489

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    As a child, I thought peanut butter was the food group from which all others sprang. I guess I can't blame a kid who goes into shock from nut allergies for being scared of them, but why are kids sensitized? One theory which has a faint glimmer of possibility is that kids of earlier generations were exposed to more organic stuff and their bodies programmed themselves in infancy to cope with them. When food, water and air became better, infant and toddler exposures decreased so when kids finally encountered stray organic molecules of various kinds, they reacted wrong. Only trouble with that theory is kids who grow up in the least clean environments have worse allergies and asthma (asthma isn't an allergy per se, but it is related to an immune response). 'Had a fellow church congregant who had bad nut allergies, though he was some years older than me. A covered dish church supper looked a lot different to him than it does to me.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. derfatdutchman

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    I used to love Cracker Jack, my son won’t touch the stuff.

    "The value of tobacco is best understood when it is the last you possess, and there is no chance of getting more."
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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Being a sort of tech dyslexic, the thought of getting a game app as a Cracker Jack prize is like getting a homework assignment. But I guess the new generations experience a lot of life through devices. (Devices use to be a word connoting underhanded connivance, and to me, it still is.) I think I'd still enjoy Cracker Jack made with peanuts, but just caramel coated popcorn doesn't sound good to me. So they can't disappoint me with a game app.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. brian64

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    Devices use to be a word connoting underhanded connivance, and to me, it still is.

    Well said...couldn't agree more. People are becoming the tools of the devices instead of the other way around.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. woodsroad

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    OK, I loved Cracker jack as a kid. But I've found something that may be even better: Johnson's Popcorn. No relation. They have stores on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, where you can watch it being made. Dangerously good stuff.

    It's crazy expensive mailorder, not sure why, it's much more reasonably priced on the boardwalk.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. jpmcwjr

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    Cracker Jacks without peanuts?? Sacrilege!

    Dan Johnson popcorn, $80+ for 3.5 gallons!!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. kyriefurro

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    They make "Deluxe" versions now, with different nuts like almonds or pecans, some versions are drizzled in chocolate.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. woodsroad

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    OK, John. Here you go: Store prices on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ:

    And that large tub is LARGE. They ask you "Lid on, or off?" If you say lid off, they'll fill the tub as high as humanly possible, giving you about 30% more.

    NJ Shore regulars keep their tub and bring it back the next summer, saving a few bucks on refills.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. mikethompson

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    Man that looks good, a lot better than the Smartfood stuff my kids like.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I always thought the "prize" conversion to a sticker was because of choking hazard, which is a joke since the product itself is a choking hazard.

    But what do I know?

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. jpmcwjr

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    Thanks, Dan. Now I am hungry. But the news of no peanuts in Cracker Jacks will make me search for alternatives here on the left coast.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Ah, thank you. Yum!

    Goes well with Balkan Sasieni!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. tuold

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    My wife makes up a batch of carmel corn and peanuts every now and then. Tastes great and makes the kitchen smell really good.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
    Posted 1 year ago #

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