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Aug 21, 2000 02:13 PM

coney island hotdog-flavored chips

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The General Message Board thread reminds me--about 3 years ago it was actually possible to buy the abovementioned in any of the big Coney Island supermarkets. Our last two trips looking for these things have come up empty. They are gross but intriguing, having a definite hot-doggy taste.

Where are they? Has anyone found any? I think Lays made them?

Tacky food (ask me about Jell-o eggs) makes a great gift and is wildly successful at the kinds of parties we get invited to (don't ask).

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  1. Okay, I'll bite. What are Jello eggs? I've always been intrigued by its jiggly texture. PLEASE tell me!!

    And tacky foods or foods with tacky packaging have always been a big hit with my friends, too.

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    1. re: Maria

      Ooooh, Jello eggs! My mom used to make these for Easter. We'd have to endure a marathon of egg dishes and baked goods for several weeks ahead of time to accumulate enough egg shells. A small tap on the pointed end, shake out the contents, then wash carefully and air-dry. Fill with hot jello and refrigerate. We always thought it was cool to unpeel them and see how the membrane would stick to the jello. With salmonella scares these days, guess this wouldn't be a safe practice anymore.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        How fun! I thought that might have been it. Boy, does that appeal to the tater tot eating side of me.

        My mom uses egg shells (mostly whole) in her plants, maybe I can convince her to give 'em up!


        1. re: Maria

          OK, here goes--but I still need help finding those chips!:o)...

          For the past few years at least, Jell-O has made a *plastic Jell-O egg mold*!!! No need to deprive the plants of your mom's eggshells. I'm gonna post the info on the General Message Board as soon as I can dig it up. Thanks for the laughs, you guys.

          1. re: Alison

            Thanks for the info, Alison!

        2. re: Melanie Wong

          Kraft (which makes Jell-O)has an Easter promotional item which is like an ice cube tray to make Jell-O eggs in. You probably have to wait till next spring to find one.