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Mar 20, 2002 09:28 PM

Kozy Shack Banana Pudding...PLEOUGHHH

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Kozy Shack Banana Pudding is really, really not good. And I'm among those who like their rice pudding.

I probably should have posted this to Not About Food.

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  1. "I probably should have posted this to Not About Food."

    Why? Your post is about food!
    So, what was so "PLEOUGHHH-y" about the pudding? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    1. re: Sandi H.

      Hate to be the one to have to point out the obvious but I think he means it's so bad, it shouldn't be considered a food item.

    2. l
      Leslie Brenner

      Apparently it doesn't taste like food. Great word, "PLEOUGHHH"!

      1. Hilarious! I often buy yummy Trader Joe's rice pudding or tapioca pudding. I come home and put the unopened container in the refrigerator. When I perhaps want some the next evening, I usually find that my husband has wuffled down the entire container! He then offers to go to the convenience store across the street and get me a container of Kozy Shack, I say something similar to pleoughhh but probably not exactly pleoughhh, and you know the rest.

        1. Sorry to hear about Kozy Shack banana pudding (probably based on some phony banana "flavoring" developed by the petro-chemical industry). However, Kozy Shack tapioca is what I salivate over, especially since I have been on The Liquid Diet.

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          1. re: Chino Wayne

            I think it's flavored with diethylmethyl esterase of bananeric acid.

            1. re: KathyR

              Did you say DIEThylmethyl esterase of bananeric acid? Well if that's the case, I can throw it in the blender and add it to The Liquid Diet!

          2. Sounds like it's not even worth improving with sliced bananas, Nilla Wafers and Cool Whip. Life can be so very cruel sometimes.

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            1. re: Shmingrid

              Mmmmmmm, Cool Whip, another find product from the petro-chemical industrial complex...

              1. re: Chino Wayne

                I have a brother-in-law who does not eat cool whip and other things with polysorbate 80 and/or 60 in them.

                He read the label on his shaving cream and the polysorbate(s) were on it. That was it for him.

                Cool Whip really doesn't melt...that scares me!

                1. re: Jill-O
                  Caitlin McGrath

                  Now, I know you're posting in jest about all this, but Kozy Shack prides itself on using good ingredients and nothing artificial or filler. Read the labels. They happen to make very good chocolate, rice, and tapioca pudding, and apparently, lousy banana pudding. Such is life.

                  By the by, I also refuse to eat Cool Wip, because it tastes nasty.


                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                    Back to the original subject, yeah, I agree, Kozy Shack makes very good tapioca, and I agree with the Alpha Dog, their banana is nasty. I think the market place responded to that fact, at least around here, because you only see Kozy Shack tapioca on the shelves, no more banana.

                    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                      Never tried Kozy Shack Banana Pudding and I usually make my own homemade chocolate pudding. BUT, I've tried Kozy Shack chocolate pudding and it's actually very good. Now I know to stay away from their banana pudding. Then again, how good could banana pudding be without layers of vanilla wafers - you know, the good old southern way of making "banana pudding."

                      1. re: Ann McL

                        Probably if they put real bananas in Kozy Shack or anyone else's packaged banana pudding, you would end up with black banana pudding. That is probably the problem Kozy Shack has to deal with, do they use real bananas and then load the pudding up with all kinds of preservatives, or do they use ersatz banana flavoring.

                        1. re: Chino Wayne

                          All of Kozy Kreme's products are "all-natural", but the banana pudding is the only one (or one of the only ones) which lists "natural flavorings". And readers of "Fast Food Nation" know that there's essentially no diff between a "natural" additive and an "artificial" one.

                          their rice pudding is TRULY natural...and it rocks.

                          1. re: Jim Leff

                            Most flavors in nature are a complex of better and more poorly characterized components. They have isolated the major component of "banana flavor" and can undoubtedly extract it readily and cheaply from bananas and banana by-products, which means they can call it "natural".

                            That doesn't mean that it tastes to us like real bananas when used as a flavoring. It just reminds us of bananas. Maybe not in a good way, eh?

                            1. re: Jim Leff

                              Havn't tried Kozy Shack's rice pudding, but I do like their tapioca and chocolate. Seems like they may be responding to market demand by putting out an inferior (in terms of their other flavors) banana pudding. If they keep selling the product, I guess that just means there are plenty of people out there who are not as discriminating as 'hounds, and maybe the revenue from the banana pudding helps subsidize their good stuff.

                              -Dreaming Of The Day When The Doc Gives My My Next Reprieve From The Liquid Diet