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Favorite Chewy Foods?

I love chewy foods...the chewier the better...my favorites are:

teriyaki beef jerky
vegetarian beef jerky
grilled tripe
grilled chicken er, gizzards? (korean dakdongjip)
pho w/ tendon
jjolmyun (korean noodles)
taffy
now and laters candy
sugar babies
i also love gnawing on the cartilage from chicken wings, though i'm not sure that quite qualifies as 'chewy'

so what are your favorite chewy foods?

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  1. squid, chicken hearts bbq'ed

    any cut of meat with i guess "grisly" parts? i don't really know what those are but always enjoy them

    agreed on cartilages -- too bad it seems to freak out (sound) most other people
    oh! and maybe it's unsafe, but undercooked bacon, or thick cut hungarian bacon -- so chewy so salty

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    1. re: olia

      i forgot about chewy undercooked bacon...yum! that's what i always figured they meant about 'chewing the fat', because i could gnaw on that for hours...:o)

      1. re: soypower

        Oh yes- when my dad the butcher would bring home bacon with the skin on we would be chewing on the skin part for most of the morning. The bacon was well cooked, but the slices were thick so the skin remained chewy.

    2. Squid, a good bagel, those cheap 'sour bears' from the drug store, and frozen caramels.

      TMJ be damned.

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      1. re: corgette

        Yeah, ow, my jaw hurts just reading this thread.

        But, I'll add red swedish fish.

      2. stir fried chewy rice cake in korean and chinese foods
        tendon/gristle in any soup or marinated chinese style
        chicken gizzards

        1. Caramel

          Chinese nian gao

          Dried cuttle fish

          Dried apricots and persimmons

          Soft granola

          Bubble gum

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            i forgot about dried cuttle fish! i also like dried file fish...it's even chewier than jerky. :o)

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Ditto ipsedixit's first 3 (geez - are we related? ;) )

              1. re: notmartha

                We're the same person ... after all, you're "notmartha" right? :-)

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  True.. Now I am talking to myself. 8)

            2. Haribo gummy bears

              Wheat berries