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Things I ate/drank in college that I will never eat again

rHairing Aug 18, 2008 07:14 PM

So going off of the one hit wonders thread..Wandering Lady gave me an idea. I was thinking about fuzzy navels and wine coolers...Zima...ugh...and those were all college drinks...along with Harry Buffalo. But it also got me thinking about the food. I have said many times that I will NEVER eat Ramen noodles again. I also have no lust in my heart for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese made with water and margarine as we could not afford milk.

What, from your college days, will you never eat/drink again????

  1. g
    Georgia Strait Aug 28, 2013 07:05 PM

    i think boarding school (ie before college) applies here too!

    definitely your list OP resonates either school type -

    add --

    rum of any color / flavor

    red wine (think big jugs - before boxes - Carlo Rossi?

    cigarettes - menthol (yes, we'd smoke a few courses all in the name of thin=ness)

    bagels and cream cheese and tuna fish salad

    mystery meat or any mystery anything


    most chips

    i do still enjoy some cereals with milk. We lived on that too. but for some reason, it still appeals 40 yrs later.

    and surprisingly, tequila isn't on this list!

    ps - i just remember "riunite on ice" - go to youtube and search for the commercial - big sponsor of merv griffin show - there is one really funny (strange) commercial - company annual picnic ... nobody drinks or acts like that at company things do they now?

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    1. re: Georgia Strait
      Firegoat Aug 29, 2013 07:25 AM

      Riunite on ice? That's nice....

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      BuildingMyBento Aug 28, 2013 08:27 AM

      Bertucci's. Must've eaten about eight bread rolls in a sitting (because of the olive oil, not because of the quality of the bread), and that was in addition to the pasta I inevitably ordered.


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        equinoise Aug 27, 2013 04:05 PM

        Microwave burritos with frozen guacamole and packets of hot sauce from Taco Bell. Any and all food from Taco Bell itself. "Pork 'n beans Phillipines." Any delivery pizza that costs less than $10 for two "large" pies. Tacos and dessert items from Jack in the Box.

        The no-drink list should probably never be published in full, for several reasons. However, against better judgment: All large-format malt liquors, specifically including Steel Reserve, King Cobra, Iron Horse and Colt 45. Any "brass monkey" made from combining these with Sunny Delight. Any of a number of foul canned lager beers, specifically including Black Label, Schmidt's, Old Miluakee, and all "ice" brands. Any combination of aforesaid canned lager beers, bottom-shelf vodka or grain alcohol, and frozen juice concentrate. Any grain alcohol or vodka mixed with Gatorade, Snapple, Red Bull or other energy drink. Several fortified wines intended for the transient/homeless customer such as Night Train, Mad Dog and Thunderbird.

        1. pinehurst Aug 23, 2013 11:45 AM

          I got through my grad school exams on Diet Coke and M&Ms. Not even the peanut M&Ms which would've given me a handful of protein. Horrific.

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            flavrmeistr Feb 1, 2011 08:45 AM

            Moonshine, lemonade and psylocibin mushroom tea. We called it Psychobilly Deluxe.

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            1. re: flavrmeistr
              lenorelenore Mar 10, 2011 06:08 AM

              college in the '70's, lived in apartment off campus. Eggs scrambled with Velvetta. Chock full o Nuts coffee in one of those stove top tin percolators. instant mashed potatoes. (i was a vegetarian--hah! didn't eat many vegetables) When I was depressed(often),i'd bike to A & P for a box of blueberry Poptarts which I'd toast, butter, and slice on an angle. (had to have the angle slice)
              Gin and Southern Comfort--just the words gives me a sick catch in the back of my throat, but I was done with those by the time I graduated h.s.

            2. tracylee Jan 28, 2011 09:22 PM

              I just remembered a zoology club field trip to Nogales, Mexico, where the advisor picked up a bottle of tequila. On the way back, we stopped at some hot springs and everyone else got naked. I was younger than the rest, but went ahead with it to fit in. The advisor came down the hill, opened the tequila, tossed the cap off into the brush, and lowered it in front of me. All was well.

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                conOsewer Jan 28, 2011 07:41 PM

                cheese and rice

                1. HillJ Jan 27, 2011 07:06 AM

                  Actually, frozen waffles. At one point they were my cheap eats. But god awful defrosted cardboard for the most point. First small appliances I bought were a waffle iron and pancake griddle ..when I could spring for it and had a more permanent college residence. Frozen waffles, no matter what brand, are still pretty bland cardboard. And, compared to freshly made day and night comfort food.

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                  1. re: HillJ
                    flourgirl Jan 28, 2011 01:49 PM

                    I agree, I've never met a frozen waffle that was anything more than just edible.

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                      HillJ Jan 28, 2011 02:37 PM

                      As in, so poor right now cardboard looks good, edible. I'm not so sure college kids today necessary go that route or have those unedible choices but bla-ch!

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                    act1966 Jan 26, 2011 06:01 AM

                    Tang, Coke and Canadian Club rye. Oy. Harsh. I'm gagging just thinking of those. I can't even remember what they were called - it might have just been a case of, "What mix is in the fridge?!?" LOL

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                      buttertart Jan 27, 2011 05:34 AM

                      Tang AND Coke and rye? Oh, my.

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                        mamachef Jan 27, 2011 05:53 AM

                        My temples just started throbbing. : ) In sympathy for what that had to've done to you.

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                          buttertart Jan 27, 2011 05:58 AM

                          It was my stomach that reacted. Yuck. Rye and coke is bad enough. Remember I come from Canada...

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                            02putt Mar 13, 2011 11:57 PM

                            In college When our fridge consisted of condiments and booze the following was a real treat!
                            Pop Shoppe Pop (any flavour)
                            Southern Comfort
                            Blue Nun out of a beer cup
                            Cold Duck ditto
                            Coconut Rum (tastes like suntan lotion)
                            Bloody Mary and Beer aka "the hangover cure"
                            Anything from 7/11 at 2:00am in the morning that requires microwaving
                            Kool Aid and Dipping Stick, we would toss the dipping stick and use our finger and wash it down with a swig of Tequila. Some pretty pyscadelic colored fingers. It would take days to wash off.
                            Jungle Juice, (Rum,Tropicana Twister, frozen pineapple and strawberries in a hollowed out watermelon)
                            Taco Macaroni- KD with taco meat. We thought it was better than hamburger helper.
                            Chocolate Easter mold Bunnies on a stick with "special" chunks.
                            Microwaved "grilled" cheese
                            40 day Homemade cherry brandy. 3 cherries and you don't remember nothin'
                            Funnels (we would attach a plastic hose to a funnel and pour the beer in. Open your throat and down the beer in 3 seconds flats.
                            I am amazed that none of us died of food or alcohol poisoning. And the experts are raising the alarm bells about out kids drinking habits in college!

                            I think I am going to go and be sick now. ;)

                            1. re: 02putt
                              buttertart Mar 14, 2011 11:22 AM

                              Did you go to UWO? Sounds like London, Ont. to me.
                              Thanks for mentioning bloody Mary mix and beer - or tomato juice and beer - works every time.

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                                02putt Mar 14, 2011 12:45 PM

                                Close, went to Mohawk in Hamilton. My son went to Western.

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                                  buttertart Mar 14, 2011 12:49 PM

                                  It was the Pop Shoppe that was the real tipoff. I'm from London originally.

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                                    02putt Mar 14, 2011 01:05 PM

                                    That stuff was pure sugar. Kids wouldn't need jolt if you could still get your hands on the original. The bottles were really cool though.

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                                      buttertart Mar 14, 2011 01:08 PM

                                      It was nice that they were refillable.
                                      Re the Calgary Redeye as my dad used to call it - I've asked for it in bars in various places in the States (as half and half beer and tj) and no one has ever heard of it. Huh?

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                      brooklynkoshereater Jan 25, 2011 06:34 PM

                      In one gourmegasmic night, i finished off an entire chocolate babke and about two gallons of milk. A n ight that I loved, but not to be repeated!

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                        Cakegirl Jan 25, 2011 03:59 AM

                        I did my first and last shot of ANYTHING my freshman year in college, 1981. A shot of tequila...gross...turned me off tequila and shots for good.

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                        1. re: Cakegirl
                          hill food Jan 25, 2011 05:27 PM

                          what IS it with freshmen and tequila? my horror story is I tried a few shots once (Fall 1983) and liked it. then the following weekend allowed myself to be talked into a challenge (something like a shot every 5 or 10 minutes), long story short it started in a room on the 3rd floor of a dorm with no elevator, woke up 15 hours later in a study room in the basement. can barely deal with a margarita to this day.

                          1. re: hill food
                            joonjoon Jan 25, 2011 06:25 PM

                            HF, I don't think it's a freshman thing, it seems to be a widespread phenomenon with tequila.

                            I've found that people (who drink) have only two things to say about tequila: Either they love it, or can't stand it any more after <x> incident. There seems to be no inbetween!

                            I happen to love tequila (despite having suffered many tequila-related incidents)!

                        2. Passadumkeg Jan 13, 2011 06:11 AM

                          In '69-'70, I was one of the first American students studying in the CCCP. In a U. of Moscow dorm, in a bout of drinking w/ Russian students, I picked up a bottle of Stoli w/ my teeth, tilted my head back and drained nearly half the bottle. Then we went to Lenin Stadium to watch a soccer match; classis double vision, 2 soccer balls, 10 m. a part. On the way back my Russian "friends" took me to a tattoo parlor and I damn near got a large tattoo of Marx, Lenin and Engles on my chest. My mom's voice came from somewhere in the back of my alcohol blurred brain and whispered, "Sleep on it." No tattoo. Thanks mom!

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                          1. re: Passadumkeg
                            algct Jan 13, 2011 01:24 PM

                            You should have gotten the 'tat in hindsight.
                            Shoot - I'd almost get that now.

                            It would have been better than the "white people suck in oriental characters on your neck", prison barbed wire around the arm, and any sort of dragon I see at the gym.

                            Then again, a well placed rose is always interesting.

                            I would have loved to go out on the tiaga, pushed the bottle of vodka and the glasses into the snow to properly chill at -20C, had some appetizer & then get on to the main course.....

                            1. re: algct
                              Passadumkeg Jan 13, 2011 04:23 PM

                              I did the Trans Siberian RR in winter. Swiped 4 Russian style tea glasses. Still have 'em and a couple samovars. Lots of cold vodka and Beluga on the Tran-Siberian!

                              1. re: Passadumkeg
                                algct Jan 13, 2011 05:23 PM

                                Nice, I have 1 tea glass holder, no glass. My grandparents made tea the old way, strong cold brewed & then added hot water to the concentrate. "Glass-tea" & dropped a sugar cube or two to sweeten it. Never saw them drink vodka, but they made "vishnick" cherries or blueberries or blackberries sugar and grain alcohol - stored for about 6 months.

                                When you had a cold, a couple of tablespoons of that [with the fruit of course] in your tea made you feel better. Nyquil? - naah - this has it beat.

                          2. algct Jan 13, 2011 05:30 AM

                            Mystery meat in the dorm cafeteria! The choices were veal or lamb, the server didn't know which was which & they both looked more or less the same. Tasted the same with the same brown gravy.

                            TANG - urrp.

                            Instant coffee - freeze dried or regular. Ditto for decaffinated crap.

                            Genessee Beer [Cream Ale was sort of OK].

                            Tuttles Hamburger shakes - had so much lard in them you could turn them upside down & it never spilled out.

                            Anything made by SS Pierce.

                            Singapore Slings

                            $1.00 steaks at Tads & the like.

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                            1. re: algct
                              ajs228 Jan 14, 2011 10:04 AM

                              What is a hamburger shake?

                              1. re: ajs228
                                algct Jan 18, 2011 06:02 AM

                                It was a shake from Tuttles Hamburgers on Congress St, Troy NY - a fast food joint. The flavours were Vanilla & Chocolate - no hamburger - you ordered that separate (*^*).

                                1. re: algct
                                  ajs228 Jan 18, 2011 10:27 AM

                                  Oh thank God. I was imagining an entire cheeseburger thrown into a blender and served in a cup.

                                  1. re: ajs228
                                    hill food Jan 19, 2011 11:20 PM

                                    in the 80's I might have tried the literal version...or even conceived of it - granted.it would have been forgotten before execution could have been arranged.

                            2. tracylee Dec 29, 2010 04:41 PM

                              I was a well-behaved freshman, for the most part, although I had started drinking at my high school senior prom. But my freshman year, my assigned roommate was Tequila Sheila. I still have trouble getting a shot of Tequila past my nose.

                              We were notorious for our parties, and did do jungle juice once in a new plastic laundry hamper my Mom bought me. As I mentioned above, we'd go to the free movie night on campus with 2-liter bottles of orange soda topped off with vodka.

                              We roomed together the next year and before school started, we went to Hawaii together. The rest of the year we were making midori kamikazis for us and all of our friends.

                              I had an Algerian teaching assistant who was a friend of friends, and he taught me to drink Ouzo like a man, but I always ralphed it like a woman, LOL.

                              I lived in the dorms until half-way through my senior year, and our favorite hung-over Sunday breakfast was Woodstock's pizza. Either delivered the night before when we had the munchies, or a short walk there at about noon.

                              When the staff at 25-cent burger know your order, you know you've been there too often.

                              Then there was the trip to Taco Time in my folks' '68 Impala while we screamed the lyrics to Roxanne.

                              Yeah, I lived through college in the '80s - barely!

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                                kmd234 Nov 29, 2010 09:10 PM

                                i had a blast in college eating the worst foods of all time. i definitely gained the freshmen 15 plus 10. my diet freshmen year consisted of velveeta mac and cheese and brownie soup. Brownie soup was my invention of baking brownies just until top is set but the insides are pure goo. eat with spoons. we would eat the entire pan in one night.
                                other things i can no longer consume: mudslides, fuzzy navels, kraft easy mac, subway tuna sandwiches, cheese fries, mcflurries, and chocolate graham crackers coated in peanut butter.

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                                1. re: kmd234
                                  Heatherb Nov 29, 2010 09:58 PM

                                  Oh yeah. I went to school in the Northeast. Ben & Jerry's was a staple. I would think nothing of having a pint for dinner.

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                                    hill food Nov 29, 2010 11:18 PM

                                    I believe some restaurants have been selling a "molten chocolate cake" for many years now that sounds like your "brownie soup"

                                    so to others - put down the bong and get in the kitchen!

                                    1. re: hill food
                                      Johnny West Dec 29, 2010 03:00 PM

                                      My buddy and I went to Winona State and used to spend a plot of time on the river fishing, catching turtles (big snappers and leather backs), duck hunting, and all the rest of the small gave available. Most of the delicacies were just that and fantastic. This one time we caught a big catfish that was full of eggs so we fired them up for breakfast and they were one of the worst things I've ever eaten. It took several tooth brushings to get the taste out of my mouth. Fondest food memories were smoked eel, roasted wood cock and ruffed grouse - the chopped up woodcock guts were not bad after having several vodka martinis. In the winter we'd go to the Whitewater and get fresh watercress and have the best salads - we didn't know how god we had it.

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                                    Retroh777 Nov 29, 2010 02:08 PM

                                    No doubt, Hunch Punch!!!! I had no idea/ i.e. No Hunch / what was in that fruity concoction they served us out of trash cans! Pure grain alcohol that's what! Yuck!
                                    I'll eat Ramen, of course the ultimate is if you have the correct leftovers to augment the Ramen!
                                    BTW dept. where or what brand of these noodles can you get that are NOT deep fried?

                                    1. t
                                      Toronto Fastfoodie Nov 28, 2010 07:07 PM

                                      Pillsbury cookie dough for dinner
                                      Street meat at 2am
                                      McDonalds delivery (yes, University of Western Ontario in London was one of the few test cities for this...don't know why it didn't take off)
                                      Jello shots


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                                      1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie
                                        buttertart Nov 29, 2010 05:43 AM

                                        I think the first McD in Canada was in London (my home town) - big test market place at least since the '60's. Some McD's in NYC deliver.

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                                          hill food Nov 29, 2010 11:15 PM

                                          EVERYTHING in NYC delivers, if one is a recluse with money, THAT is the place to live.

                                      2. chefmindy Nov 18, 2010 06:12 PM

                                        T.V. dinners, ramen noodles fried with oil and hot sauce, KD (Kraft mac n cheese), canned pasta, the list goes on...

                                        1. alliegator Nov 16, 2010 09:18 AM

                                          I was a well behaved undergrad, the usual beer, rum and cokes, and cheap pizza. But the desire to do some post-grad study in Prague of all places was my undoing. Absinthe, and lots of it. Plum liquor that was more like lighter fluid. Pizza take out that cost about 2 USD and had ketchup for sauce, hideous chinese food that was fatty chicken thighs in pinepple chunks over clumpy rice, and then to cure it all this sickly green soda roughly called "apple tornado". I can't believe my liver didn't turn to slime and just ooze out of my body.

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                                            Passadumkeg Nov 16, 2010 09:25 AM

                                            Oh, but the beer, the beer!

                                            1. re: Passadumkeg
                                              ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 09:31 AM

                                              What, as extra lubrication for the oozing liver?


                                              1. re: Passadumkeg
                                                alliegator Nov 16, 2010 09:31 AM

                                                Oh, but that, my friend, I would drink again and again and again!

                                                1. re: alliegator
                                                  Passadumkeg Nov 29, 2010 10:15 AM

                                                  I flew into Praha, from Helsinki, in the early 80's Soviet period, w/ Finnish friends in a private aircraft to watch the World Hockey championships. The Finn's breezed through customs, but I was detained and grilled for nearly 6 hours. When finally released, my friends took me directly to a pub. Beer has rarely tasted so good. The Czech food was much better than in the CCCP (Remember that one?) in '69-70!
                                                  First tasted Pilsner Urquel at Montreal's Expo '67, shortly before getting shipped to Nam. Love at first sip.

                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg
                                                    alliegator Nov 29, 2010 10:53 AM

                                                    Wow, now that's a cool story. My first Czech beer was a Staropramen from a party held at the ice rink where I did figure skating, surely supplied by one of the Czech hockey players at 8 bucks a 6 pack... My hockey world championship experince was much different: drinking the fantastic beer at the '04 tournament in Prague (my home at the time), but watching the Czechs play dismally.
                                                    Loved that first sip and love it today! Na Zdravi!

                                                    1. re: alliegator
                                                      Passadumkeg Nov 29, 2010 12:50 PM

                                                      A BIG COLLEGE DRINKING LESSON! Don't competively drink vodka w/ Russian geology students, just returning from 6 months in Siberia. The last thing I remember is picking up the Stoly bottle with my teeth, tilting my head back and draining the remaining 1/3 of the bottle. At least I didn't wake up w/ a tattoo or Russian wife.

                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg
                                                        hill food Nov 29, 2010 11:13 PM

                                                        or a geologically tattooed Russian wife...not that there's anything wrong with that, just sort of startling at brunch the next day. (the last time that happened Mom was SO cross - really threw off her tennis that day). it was Michelmas before I again got a card from her. but then in college they were the ones that ran away from home, I only had some telex number that would take days to get through if anybody in rural US even had the equipment for me to use (1984). ok sorry maybe my college experience ranged wider and farther than some, yet mine was also planted in mud and cow pies.

                                              2. re: alliegator
                                                alkapal Nov 18, 2010 04:12 AM

                                                a few years back, i had a client bring me his native romanian plum liquor, and i put the sealed bottle in my car after work. later that evening, when i got in the car, the overwhelming fumes in there smelled like a plum liquor distillery. thank goodness no cop stopped me -- he would've fallen over when the window rolled down.

                                              3. Passadumkeg Nov 16, 2010 06:13 AM

                                                From The College of Hard Knocks, Jim Beame or Jack Daniels, through the barrel of an M-16, the cordite residue, gave a unique flavor and bit bit extra buzz-kick, if I remember properly.
                                                Pennsylvania,: scrapple w/ ketchup and fried eggs for hang over cure.

                                                1. iL Divo Nov 16, 2010 06:07 AM

                                                  My "ElvisForum"
                                                  First of 27 times I saw the King was at the Forum in LA.
                                                  My BFF and I were totally prepared with our own thermos's.
                                                  Filled to the brim with Tanguery Gin and Orange Crush, so good.

                                                  1. ZenSojourner Nov 14, 2010 08:12 AM

                                                    Well, Hairy Buffalo of course, and then there was Ripple and Mad Dog.

                                                    Yup. Not goin' there ever again!

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                                                      buttertart Nov 16, 2010 05:59 AM

                                                      Please do at least long enough to enlighten us on...Hairy Buffalo?

                                                      1. re: buttertart
                                                        ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 06:17 AM

                                                        Hairy buffalo. Imagine poor college students. Imagine a party. Now envision the kind and quality of alcoholic beverage this population can afford and sometimes actually prefers.

                                                        Yes. Beer. Peppermint Schnapps. Banana liqueur. Mad Dog 20/20. Peach Schnapps. Strawberry Hill.

                                                        Now envision a large cauldron-like pot or other fluid container, hung about with ladles.

                                                        Now envision all the booze brought to the party poured into that cauldron and stirred about with plenty of ice and ladled into Styrofoam cup after Styrofoam cup . . .

                                                        THAT is Hairy Buffalo.

                                                        Whatever you do, do NOT envision the results of this beverage after several hours of partying . . .

                                                        1. re: ZenSojourner
                                                          buttertart Nov 16, 2010 06:30 AM

                                                          Never went there while at uni, was snatched up the second day by my now husband who disdained such activities. Went there plenty in high school, where it was referred to as swampwater or, euphemistically, punch.

                                                          1. re: buttertart
                                                            ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 06:35 AM

                                                            Actually I have no idea how we did not poison our selves, as the large ladle-bedecked "cauldron" was usually a (hopefully clean and brand new) galvanized tub intended for the watering of livestock.

                                                            A little zinc goes a long way - and that mixture HAD to be strong enough to peel the zinc right off . . .

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                                                              buttertart Nov 16, 2010 06:50 AM


                                                          2. re: ZenSojourner
                                                            goodhealthgourmet Jan 28, 2011 09:39 PM

                                                            you called it Hairy Buffalo, we called it Jungle Juice. either way, it was revolting.

                                                      2. c
                                                        Christina D Nov 13, 2010 11:45 AM

                                                        Breakfast used to be a Snickers bar and a can of V-8. Never going there again.

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                                                        1. re: Christina D
                                                          alkapal Nov 14, 2010 05:53 AM

                                                          did you fall into that notorious trap: "this" cancels out "that"?

                                                          typically, the elements are chocolate and a diet coke. brava for subbing out with v-8!

                                                          1. re: alkapal
                                                            Christina D Nov 14, 2010 06:25 AM

                                                            Not exactly. I wasn't a big coffee drinker at that point, so I figured I'd get a sugar kick from the Snickers (and protein from the peanuts if you really wanted get crazy). ;o)

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                                                          grlwhoeats Jul 29, 2010 08:12 PM

                                                          ooh, ooh, almost forgot, no more Mountain Dew and Vivarin shots. Amazing my heart didn't stop.

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                                                            hill food Jul 30, 2010 09:34 PM

                                                            grl: we ground up Primatene tablets, snorted it like coke and chased the nasty back of throat taste away with Jolt...

                                                            lucky to be alive.

                                                            1. re: hill food
                                                              grlwhoeats Jul 31, 2010 10:01 AM

                                                              Um, holy crap!

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                                                                hill food Aug 3, 2010 12:20 AM

                                                                grl: you said it, felt that way as well a few hours later.

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                                                            grlwhoeats Jul 29, 2010 08:03 PM

                                                            tequila shots with salt licked off of who knows who's who know what/wherever, The Beast (some kind of really cheap beer); Wine coolers;
                                                            hoagie with provolone, hard salami and hot pepper rings with mayo, oil and vinegar
                                                            Cheese-nut loaf (eaten on a dare- the cafeteria's version of "vegetarian food." Soo very wrong.)
                                                            All of the above would now keep me up all night convinced I'm having a heart attack and send me running for the Prilosec.

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                                                            1. re: grlwhoeats
                                                              roro1831 Jul 30, 2010 10:42 AM

                                                              What we called the Beast was Milwaukee's Best

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                                                              jester99 Jul 26, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                              adding to the never drink again, anyone ever had skippy? Country time lemonade, beer and vodka/clear liquor subsitute.

                                                              1. CapreseStacy Jul 24, 2010 05:34 PM

                                                                cauliflower with ranch dip, and Captain Crunch (not together).

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                                                                  ficks Jul 24, 2010 01:19 PM

                                                                  Count Chocula = Chocolate Milk + Vodka. Tastes surprisingly good but I wouldn't recommend drinking more than a glass, if that. Dairy and alcohol don't mix well in large quantities....

                                                                  Edward 40-Hands: Duct tape two 40 oz bottles of any malt liquor of your choosing to your hands. In order to free a hand you have to finish the bottle. It turns into an agonizing race against your bladder.

                                                                  1. j
                                                                    jester99 Jul 22, 2010 10:15 AM

                                                                    Soco and Lime
                                                                    Tequila is mass quanitiies
                                                                    Beast, Natty etc
                                                                    Fleschermans whiskey-smell of it makes me nauseous

                                                                    Chef Boyardee raviolis
                                                                    Hot fries from Cluck u
                                                                    frozen chicken patties from costco
                                                                    Fat Sandwiches from the Greasetruck/Jimmies/RU grill, sandwich of choice was either the fat knight, cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzerella sticks fries smoothered in marinara or the fat romano- cheesesteak, pork roll, egg fries, ketchup, mayo and hot sauce

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                                                                    1. re: jester99
                                                                      joonjoon Jul 22, 2010 11:36 AM

                                                                      I will never give up eating fat sandwiches...

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                                                                        jester99 Jul 23, 2010 08:35 AM

                                                                        lol maybe ill get one in the future,

                                                                        assuming you are a fellow RU alumi another thing i just remembered:

                                                                        Chicken nuggets and mash potatoes from the Brower dining hall takeout.

                                                                        that was always a solid combo and thinking of the smell of it and the multiple meal swipes makes me feel sick lol.

                                                                        1. re: jester99
                                                                          joonjoon Jul 23, 2010 09:30 AM

                                                                          Yep, fellow RU alum here, I spent a couple years at Newark and a couple in NB. I grew up in a Korean household eating only Korean food for most of my life - one of the things I loved about college was that I got to eat "American" food every day! That was the best. :)

                                                                          I actually was laughing at myself reading your drinks section because I still love Tequila in mass quantities, 40s (did an Edward 40-Hands the other day), and I recently switched to Natty ice as my go-to beer at home. Just got totally burned out on "craft" beers, I needed to switch to something watery. lol. Plus I was just at the liquor store with a Flesherman's coupon for whiskey and vodka. I think I hit pretty much your whole drink list in the past month!

                                                                          Other things from RU I'll never give up - White Rose burgers and Noodle Gourmet..I'm actually headed there tonight and hoping to hit both.

                                                                          1. re: joonjoon
                                                                            flourgirl Jul 23, 2010 12:22 PM

                                                                            I'm an RU alumni too, and one year I was living with a whole bunch of people in an apartment on French Street (right next door to The Melody - is that place even there any more?!? This is going back quite a few years.) Anyway, all my roommates worked at Stuff Yer Face. We ALWAYS had bolis in the fridge and I practically lived on them that year. Haven't touched one since.

                                                                            But now I have a 9 yr old son & my husband and I are going to take him there soon. He saw the episode about Stuff Yer Face (and the grease trucks) on Man Vs. Food and he's been bugging me ever since. :)

                                                                            1. re: flourgirl
                                                                              MandalayVA Jul 23, 2010 12:31 PM

                                                                              OMG, Stuff Yer Face! I didn't go to RU but my sister did and we lived fairly near it. I haven't had a boli in forever. The one thing I remember is when Pope John Paul II was elected SYF made a boli with kielbasa and sauerkraut and called it a Holy Boli. That used to crack me up although I never had the guts to try one.

                                                                              1. re: flourgirl
                                                                                joonjoon Jul 24, 2010 08:29 AM

                                                                                Hey Flourgirl, unfortunately Melody is long gone..that used to be one of my favorite places in NB to drink and dance, I believe their last year was circa 2001. RIP Melody.

                                                                                I totally get what you're saying about having unlimited free food...my roommate worked for a pizza place and I don't think I've bought a single slice since he moved out. lol

                                                                                Last night I was in New Brunswick for a comedy show at the stress factory - one thing I used to do in college that I can't do any more - start the night off with a big meal and cap it off with a stop at the Grease Trucks/ White Rose System. I was still too full. I'll have to make a return trip :)

                                                                                1. re: joonjoon
                                                                                  flourgirl Jul 24, 2010 11:01 AM

                                                                                  Yeah, I thought I heard the Melody closed a long time ago. Too bad, had some great times there...

                                                                                  1. re: flourgirl
                                                                                    jester99 Jul 26, 2010 09:05 AM

                                                                                    haha, i was just at Stuff yer face the other night. I agree with White Rose, I can never give that up and legit fast food, you get that burger and fries like really fast.

                                                                                    I was always a fan of the cheese fries and sometimes i would let it cool down on purpose so it became a cheese block.

                                                                                  2. re: joonjoon
                                                                                    The Professor Jul 26, 2010 07:16 PM

                                                                                    Ahhhh...The System! That was a favorite even 40 years ago.
                                                                                    I drove by there a few weeks ago and decided to go in for a burger. The rolls they put them on have changed (and not for the better...seems that good kaiser rolls are non existent in NJ anymore) but the burger was still made the same way and despite the deficient roll, was still a tasty, tender, onion-y treat.
                                                                                    Nice to know they're still there. After all, the ex cons have to work somewhere, right?

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                                                                          nooyawka Jul 21, 2010 02:50 PM

                                                                          A block of Spam right out of the can, on a single chopstick, like a popsicle ("Why the strange look, guys?").
                                                                          Jolt Cola. What kept me up wasn't the caffeine, but it's revolting flavor.
                                                                          Red Bull. Same reason.
                                                                          On the list of things I WILL eat again...Spam (heated/cooked) with rice, Chefboyardee ravioli, spaghetti w/meatballs, Vienna sausages from a can, Domino's pizza, ramen noodles I still love...

                                                                          1. roxlet Jul 21, 2010 05:14 AM

                                                                            Black Russians at Max's Kansas City!

                                                                            1. RealMenJulienne Jul 20, 2010 10:13 PM

                                                                              I hope a poetic presentation will make this less gross:

                                                                              I once found pizza
                                                                              sitting on the bathroom floor
                                                                              I ate all of it

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                                                                                alkapal Jul 21, 2010 03:48 AM


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                                                                                  nooyawka Jul 21, 2010 02:51 PM

                                                                                  I wanna barf right into the salad I'm eating right now.

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                                                                                    RealMenJulienne Jul 21, 2010 08:08 PM

                                                                                    Still hot in the box
                                                                                    a godsend at 3 AM
                                                                                    no consequences

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                                                                                      nooyawka Jul 21, 2010 08:28 PM

                                                                                      Oh, in the box! Well, that makes all the difference! Yeah, I'd eat that.... And if the box was closed, that's practically pristine.

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                                                                                        Insidious Rex Aug 12, 2010 01:26 PM

                                                                                        The question is what was it doing in the bathroom? Or is that one of those classic ask no questions moments in life?

                                                                                  2. re: RealMenJulienne
                                                                                    CapreseStacy Jul 24, 2010 05:39 PM

                                                                                    I'm buyin' the college memory hound haiku. Good work! We never ate it off the bathroom floor, but we ate it the next day, (all day) without any refridgeration involved.

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                                                                                    Isoldamay Jul 14, 2010 10:29 AM

                                                                                    Bailey's Irish Cream. Tequila. Trash can punch. (My husband swears he once found a chicken bone in his at a party at Stanford because someone mistook the punch for the regular trash can.)

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                                                                                      hill food Jul 16, 2010 08:27 PM

                                                                                      Irish Cream and Tequila? I would have made the same mistake (smirk)

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                                                                                        alkapal Jul 17, 2010 03:31 AM

                                                                                        just thinking of those two together makes me retch.

                                                                                      2. re: Isoldamay
                                                                                        Tripeler Jul 17, 2010 06:51 AM

                                                                                        Reminds me of my first year of college.
                                                                                        Tequila (can't remember brand or version) and Coca-Cola.
                                                                                        Horrible flavor, but the hangover the next day was worse.
                                                                                        A pal and I started a long bike trip that day, riding 100 miles.

                                                                                      3. MandalayVA Jul 8, 2010 10:59 AM

                                                                                        I may be one of the few college attendees on the face of the earth that has never eaten cheapo ramen. I always managed to eat pretty well, although when I was poor buttered pasta was my staple.

                                                                                        But God, the alcohol. Thanks to my legal-to-drink boyfriend I went through gallons of peach Riunite. I also liked what we called Mounds Bars--Snapple chocolate soda (the clear stuff, back when it was still a local brand) and Malibu. Jack Daniels? He whipped my ass in my sophomore year after I drank about 3/4 of a fifth doing shots out of my trademark Playboy logo shot glass and I haven't touched it since. My head was in the toilet for two days, no lie. And Everclear and Hawaiian Punch, a/k/a the Hula Dance of Death, was a staple at concert and sports tailgating. I'm often amazed my liver still functions.

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                                                                                          hill food Jul 8, 2010 10:44 PM

                                                                                          "a/k/a the Hula Dance of Death"

                                                                                          I may have to recycle that phrase

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                                                                                          Carolinamountaingirl Jul 6, 2010 03:20 PM

                                                                                          Ugh. We made Pina Coladas with fresh coconuts. So yummy & creamy going down. So like a coconut softball coming up!

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                                                                                            The Professor Jul 8, 2010 09:51 AM

                                                                                            You just drank to many of them.
                                                                                            Sounds like they just tasted TOO good.

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                                                                                            beethoven Mar 13, 2010 09:32 PM

                                                                                            Carlo Rossi Rhine and anything --ANYTHING -- blue. Food/drink should not be blue, ever.

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                                                                                              stuck in Hartford County Mar 14, 2010 08:08 AM

                                                                                              I second that. WTH is blue curacao, anyway? Doesn't belong in a drink. Baaaaaad memories of Skylabs (a nasty multi-colored drink servred @ Pat O'Briens in New Orleans mid-eighties). Oooo the pain the next am...Never again. Never.

                                                                                            2. Passadumkeg Feb 7, 2010 11:29 PM

                                                                                              Screaming Yellow Zonkers after a Fatty.

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                                                                                                somervilleoldtimer Feb 7, 2010 05:40 PM

                                                                                                Boone's Farm! Ewwwwwwww. . .

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                                                                                                  Island Jan 29, 2010 01:21 PM

                                                                                                  My no-nos involve booze. Shot gunned beer, grain alcohol concoctions. Lost my taste for any premixed cocktails by high school. It was years before I could drink orange juice again after the novelty of premixed screwdrivers wore off. Uggg.
                                                                                                  I never had Kraft Mac n Cheese, Stove Top Stuffing or Tater Tots until colege and I thought my parents neglectful for withholding all the mad delicious boxed treats my new friends were already turned on to. I still crave the little blue box now and then; made without milk of course!

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                                                                                                    stuck in Hartford County Jan 30, 2010 08:00 AM

                                                                                                    Several posters refer to the Kraft M&C w/o milk- what's the story? How the heck do you prepare it w/o milk? Water? What?

                                                                                                    Pre-miixed screwdrivers sound yuck. I'd be off OJ forever, too! We made our own, but New Orleans provided a ton more hideous "never, never, never-again" type alcohol concoctions. And the frat parties provided the rest! Blech, my stomach hurts just remembering more than 20 years ago...but we always said, "If you don't overdo it in relative safety at college, than you're going to do it on your 1st job and get canned." Sounds pretty stupid now, granted...

                                                                                                    So... did you just open that Kraft box and mix it w/alcohol? HOW DO YOU MAKE IT W/O MILK???

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                                                                                                      hill food Jan 31, 2010 09:38 PM

                                                                                                      @stuck: extra butter

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                                                                                                        stuck in Hartford County Feb 1, 2010 05:14 AM

                                                                                                        What? You replace the milk w/butter? OMG. That's SO something you can ONLY get away w/in college. I feel a bit sick just thinking about it. We did eat Cheereos w/(cheap) beer instead of milk during Beach Week in Ocean City, MD, though. And we were in High School!


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                                                                                                          hill food Feb 7, 2010 10:19 PM

                                                                                                          stuck: yeah just never ever replace the margarine with mayo...

                                                                                                          voice of bad experience (broke and stoned ca 1985)

                                                                                                  2. lulubelle Jan 17, 2010 04:35 AM

                                                                                                    There was a place in Northfield, MN that used to make onion rings the size of donuts. And they delivered. Needless to say I never had one sober, but after a night of drinking they were fabulous.

                                                                                                    1. smokeandapancake Jan 14, 2010 11:43 AM

                                                                                                      Fat Mojo (chicken fingers, mozz sticks, french fries, and honey mustard sauce), Fat Cat (2 burgers, lettuce, tomato, onion, french fries) or a Fat Philippino (gyro meat, chicken fingers, cheesesteak, tzatziki sauce, french fries, lettuce, and tomato) from the grease trucks at rutgers.

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                                                                                                        joonjoon Jan 14, 2010 06:18 PM

                                                                                                        I will never stop eating fat sandwiches. Just had one the other day with burger, chicken fingers and mozz sticks. Dripping in hot and white sauce. YUM.

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                                                                                                        Avalondaughter Jan 14, 2010 05:34 AM

                                                                                                        In college I would often acquire snack foods I had never been able to eat at home. Even then I realized there was a reason why my mother didn't stock such things.

                                                                                                        Chicken in a Biscuit crackers

                                                                                                        and the ultimate snack...

                                                                                                        CHEEZ WHIZ. I used to love to warm up a jar of Cheez Whiz in a hot pot (I didn't have a microwave in my room and the school was too cheap to put a communal one in the dorm) and dip pretzels in it.

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                                                                                                          somervilleoldtimer Feb 7, 2010 05:40 PM

                                                                                                          Yes! Chicken in a Biscuit! And Bugles. From the cheezy, salty food group.

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                                                                                                          jobeth_b Jan 14, 2010 02:23 AM

                                                                                                          Oh....can barely even write it down but Campbells Spaghetti Sauce topped with horrifying parmesan from the supermarket shelf. Basically DOG food topped with dried spew.

                                                                                                          And SO understand the Southern Comfort thing. I later worked in bars and would have to hold the Southern Comfort bottle as far away as possible and turn my head to pour. I can still smell it...

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                                                                                                            ajs228 Mar 3, 2010 02:50 PM

                                                                                                            Believe it or not, my 60 yo mother has recently discovered the "joys" of SoCo and lime (the drink, not the shot). One of our cousins came to visit and introduced her to them and they're her new favorite cocktail. I saw her polish off three of them at Christmas, and she is NOT a big drinker.

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                                                                                                              Passadumkeg Mar 3, 2010 04:01 PM

                                                                                                              My 80-something very Victorian, English teacher mother used to like Jello shots on the 4th of July!!!!??? I've never had one!!!!???

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                                                                                                                weewah Jan 26, 2011 02:24 AM

                                                                                                                'Jello' shots have a bad rep. that I don't think they deserve. Sure, if you put cheap vodka in Jell-O, well, yuck.
                                                                                                                But make grown-up jello shots using unflavored gelatin and the possibilities are truly endless and delicious. Use 1/2 booze, 1/2 other liquid(s) to dissolve the gelatine in. I made some amazing pina-colada jello shots last summer; they were oh so good and a huge hit.

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                                                                                                                  tracylee Jan 26, 2011 07:03 PM

                                                                                                                  Yeah, Jello shots are great fun and games until you have to rent a steam cleaner to get the multi-colored stain off of your host's carpet! Ummm....not that I'd know anything about that.

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                                                                                                              bakersdelight Jan 8, 2010 05:51 AM

                                                                                                              in Montreal, near the corner of St. Denis and Laurier, there was a pastry shop where I used to buy a pain au chocolat. And on St. Laurent at Fairmount there was a depanneur/video store (this was the 90's) that sold these ridiculous, giant homemade donuts. So I would walk along, usually alone, with either of those treats protruding from a paper bag, and brood over my boyfriend. didn't take a damn second to contemplate all the deliciousness. stayed thin the old fashioned way, though combination of cigarettes, dancing at parties, drugs etc.

                                                                                                              1. kubasd Jan 3, 2010 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                The first thing that comes to mind is Gin. After a night of Gin Bucket (a cauldron filled with gin and 7-up where you used a turkey baster to do rather large shots) and beruit using gin and tonics, I can't even smell the stuff without feeling nauseous. I wish i could say ramen or cup of soups, but hey, sometimes the money doesn't go as far as I wished it did. Anything out of a vending machine ( no matter how tight money is, lol). Anything by Hostess, Drakes, or Entemenn's, I can't stand that fake bakery taste.

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                                                                                                                  NVJims Jan 4, 2010 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                  Flaming tequila shots, tuna and noodle casserole , Gorilla Sweat (hot buttered tequila), cheep beer, anything made with sloe gin, Twinkies... kegs tapped top to bottom, spaghetti with 'out' sauce, rock soup.....

                                                                                                                2. Passadumkeg Jan 2, 2010 11:03 PM

                                                                                                                  Midnight runs for Yacco's hot dogs and Gibbon's Ale or to Georges Hoagie Shop for tuna hoagies or Philly Cheesesteak. Middle of the night "got the munchies" runs to the Hamilton St. Diner for cheeseburgers, onion rings and maple walnut sundaes.
                                                                                                                  Building The Gibbon's Dam on the Buffalo Preserve in Schnecksville, Pa, a very drunken last taste of the now gone Gibbon's Ale before reporting for draft induction to the military abd "Nam. The end of the age of innocence.

                                                                                                                  1. ike04 Jan 2, 2010 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                    The "BIG" muffins from Costco
                                                                                                                    had one in my lunch every day for years

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                                                                                                                      im_nomad Jan 25, 2011 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                      haha, I remember when those came out, everyone was nuts for them and they seemed so good.... until you've had them too many times. They still make them.

                                                                                                                    2. stuck in Hartford County Dec 9, 2009 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                      How 'bout late night fast food?! We used to make late runs from Tulane to Popeyes uptown in New Orleans. Good hangover food, we thought. There was also a deli that delivered to the dorms! called Beebos (or something like that). They brought anything you wanted. I miss them, but not that food which always reminds me of hangovers.

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                                                                                                                        Cheese Boy Dec 9, 2009 07:46 PM

                                                                                                                        Can you keep down a muffaletta?
                                                                                                                        Hopefully Tulane didn't mess that up for you. That would suck.

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                                                                                                                          stuck in Hartford County Dec 12, 2009 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                          Hah! Nobody here in CT knows about muffaletta. They wouldn't understand. I'm frustrated w/my inability to find my college food faves up here. Frequent return trips to N.O. alleviate this problem, somewhat. Too bad my old favorite airline (New York Air!) is long out of business. I won a bottle of wine, once, during an in-flight trivia game. You had to write the answers on the back of the NY Air "Flying Nosh!" napkins and pass them up. I got them all right! I presented that wine to my shocked parents. I was 18-ha ha! I miss N.O. so much!

                                                                                                                          1. re: stuck in Hartford County
                                                                                                                            Cheese Boy Dec 12, 2009 10:30 PM

                                                                                                                            Yeah, you're nestled in CT there pretty good. At least you're not that far from New Haven for good pizza. Maybe these guys can try and create a muffaletta for you -- at least they're the right ethnic group ... http://www.liuzzicheese.com/aboutus.htm

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                                                                                                                        tashasarena Dec 4, 2009 02:44 PM

                                                                                                                        My list is super short!

                                                                                                                        cheap wine
                                                                                                                        shots of liquor

                                                                                                                        I never ate Ramen in college, but now I get a few occasionally. I had a roommate that made the rice that came in the paper bags and I would never buy those even though I didn't eat them. They smelled horrible!

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                                                                                                                          Marie Powers Dec 5, 2009 09:22 PM

                                                                                                                          In the 1970's in Michigan we had trashcan parties in the dorms. Everyone would bring a bottle of liquor (all types) and pour them into a (clean) trashcan to which was added bottles of pop (all types). I don't remember what it tasted like but I am sure it was awful.
                                                                                                                          I do remember having a friend over to watch a game with my roommate. The three of us drank cider laced with vodka and sprinkled with cinnamon. Between that and far too many shucked peanuts...we didn't feel very well the next day and I will never drink cider and vodka again!

                                                                                                                        2. parabolicaer Nov 23, 2009 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                          Back in the mid-1990s, McDonald's in southern California used to run specials on different days of the week. Mondays were 29 cent hamburger days, so my college housemates and I would buy as many as they would sell us (I believe there was a 10-burger limit per customer). Bring home and add cheapest sliced cheese available--usually from Food 4 Less. Repeat the next Monday.

                                                                                                                          I can't touch McDonald's hamburgers anymore.

                                                                                                                          1. alkapal Nov 23, 2009 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                            ok, back to food:
                                                                                                                            la choy egg foo young from the cans, where you add your own eggs. quite the exotic, was i not? (redeeming feature: at same time, would play (well, "blast" with a harman-kardon amp) led zeppelin's "black dog" with JBL speakers sitting on my window ledges to ward off roving gangs of frat boys "serenading" the women's dorms).

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                                                                                                                              pickledgarlic Nov 23, 2009 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                              I drank some pretty horrible things at Uni. I vaguely recall Alcool (canadian version of Everclear) straight chased with a sip from the HP BBQ sauce bottle --that got you going when you were 19.

                                                                                                                              The worst is what we foistered on other people:
                                                                                                                              1) Flaming sambucca. In the mouth. On fire. It's all fun and games until you spill a little (drunk hands) and take off someones eyebrows (whups!).
                                                                                                                              2) Silvovits. Shudder. Prune brandy from Serbia? Why... why did I own this bottle. One night when the frosh were out in force in the student ghetto we got rid of it on them. Everyone likes free drinks right? Mixed in the mouth, 50/50 with jager (from germany). I think we called it the "ethnic cleanse" at the time. Gross.
                                                                                                                              3) Vagina shots --2 oz of gin with the juice from a can of tuna, fed to an obnoxious drunk guy at a party who would not say no to a dare
                                                                                                                              4) Forest fires - 2 oz of gin with enough tobasco to turn it pink
                                                                                                                              5) Bad memories of a nasty birthday shot for my 21st. A series of them. A carbomb, followed by a tequila, followed by 50/50 black sambucca and tobasco (sticky gross death), followed by a run to the bathroom. The bar didn't bounce me because I wasn't actually drunk --I just had to get it out of my system.
                                                                                                                              6) Any variety of a terrible drinking sport known as "pubgolf". Par 1's are painful.
                                                                                                                              7) I recall someone (obnoxious drunk guy at a party... ) drinking blowjobs out of lubed condoms. We lied and told him they weren't.

                                                                                                                              Late night bar food I miss:
                                                                                                                              The ultimate donair plate from one of the donair guys (I have yet to see anywhere else). It was basically a cross of poutine (if you live in Ontario/Quebec you know what I'm talking about) with donair. Perfect. Layer of fries, layer of onions, tomato, garlic spread (garlic, water, white bread), donair meat, garlic sauce, hot sauce, cheese curds) baked in the oven. It was heaven at 2:30 am and sorely missed.

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                                                                                                                                Sra. Swanky Nov 28, 2009 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                                Wow! Definitely stories for the grandkids! :o)

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                                                                                                                                space_pope Nov 23, 2009 12:18 AM

                                                                                                                                popov vodka
                                                                                                                                evans / jim / jack depending on how much money we had
                                                                                                                                hood river distillery (hrd) rum and rootbeer schnapps
                                                                                                                                40s of Steele
                                                                                                                                dead nazis (rumple minze + jager)

                                                                                                                                But being in Portland my friends and I also had access to awesome beer: rogue, widmer, hair of the dog, new old lompoc, bridgeport, deschutes, mcmenamins, bjs.

                                                                                                                                worst shot we ever made someone else do was a prairie fire (151 + tabasco)

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                                                                                                                                  weewah Jan 26, 2011 01:59 AM

                                                                                                                                  I have heard of a joke shot called a 'cement mixer'. You buy this for someone else, and it comes unmixed - in two seperate shot glasses. One glass has Baileys & the other a liquid
                                                                                                                                  (I can't remember what) That curdles and coagulates the Baileys when you mix the two together in your mouth. This is a nasty trick - it was once played on my sister and our cousin, who were two beautiful young women by some laughing young men with a camcorder.
                                                                                                                                  She said the feeling of curdled cream in your mouth was horrific.

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                                                                                                                                    alliegator Jan 28, 2011 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                    Oooh, it is horrific!!! I've been on the receiving end of that nastiness. Shame on you ;)-

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                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet Jan 28, 2011 09:27 PM

                                                                                                                                      +1. cement mixers were BRUTAL.

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                                                                                                                                      ajs228 Feb 1, 2011 08:25 AM

                                                                                                                                      I played that trick on a friend once. I believe the other liquid was lime juice. The acidic lime mixes with the dairy base in the Bailey's and voilá.

                                                                                                                                    3. re: space_pope
                                                                                                                                      ajs228 Feb 1, 2011 08:27 AM

                                                                                                                                      I took something similar to your prairie fire once, but it was called a Tijuana fireball. Tequila, tobasco, and a splash of milk. God awful.

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                                                                                                                                      mshenna Nov 16, 2009 12:16 AM

                                                                                                                                      Very late to the party (haven't been on Chowhound much these last months & how I missed it), but here are two:

                                                                                                                                      1. Bacardi 151. Shots. Without a chaser. Why I still have an esophagus is beyond me.

                                                                                                                                      2. A friend from high school & I ended up at the same university junior year & shared an apartment. I could cook fairly well by then (having dropped out of school for a year at one point, it was that or starve -- well, actually I started in high school, given that Mother's home cooking was why people left home; but anyhow). She hadn't much experience cooking but was very into whole grains/bulk food/co-op/crunchy granola -- newly so; therefore she didn't know, for example, that whole wheat flour didn't behave the same way as white in yeast breads. (This was the gloppy brown rice era.) And she baked some serious doorstops -- tasty doorstops, but doorstops. Still, I could probably manage a slice again if I had the strength to hack it off & toast it. Quite a workout in the morning, those loaves were.

                                                                                                                                      She & her boyfriend decided that their next project would be bagels -- "real bagels, not goy bagels." Wholegrain too, of course. Since they'd have to boil the bagels first before baking, the two of them went off to the so-called antiques store to get a really big pot.

                                                                                                                                      I came home to find something on the stove that was white enamelled metal & most definitely did not belong in a kitchen, let alone on the stove. When I lifted the lid, there were shapeless brown things bobbing about in liquid, which only added to the horror. I asked her what on earth was going on (in somewhat stronger language). Well, they'd been to the antiques store & bought this wonderful pot for almost nothing, & the bagels were doing their simmer in it. Did the store owner identify it as a cooking pot? No, he hadn't said anything except that she should wash it out really well if that was what she planned to use it for (she had told him all about the bagel plan), which did seem a bit odd, now that she thought about it.

                                                                                                                                      It took me a while to convince her that her bagels were boiling in a chamberpot.

                                                                                                                                      Yes. We ate them. She had in fact cleaned it very thoroughly, & they'd been boiled & baked too, & any germs must have long since died, & most of all her feelings would have been hurt ... . There is no greater test of friendship.

                                                                                                                                      P.S. I heard from her recently. I knew that she & boyfriend had married & had a son. I didn't know that her son had grown up to own a coffee shop that has won awards (in a very coffee-competitive town); the reviews, when I looked them up, spoke highly of its baked goods, especially the bagels.

                                                                                                                                      They are not cooked in the family heirloom. I checked.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: mshenna
                                                                                                                                        tunghoy Nov 22, 2009 09:48 PM

                                                                                                                                        OMG, I just laughed so hard, tears came to my eyes and I frightened the cat. Boiling whole wheat bagels in an antique chamber pot?? Oy vey!

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                                                                                                                                        BuckyE Nov 11, 2009 09:34 PM

                                                                                                                                        Adding this to the list strictly for historical atmosphere, as I assume no one would even think of recreating it...

                                                                                                                                        Sharing the half gallon of Cribari that had been used in the --ahem-- water pipe for several months. First semester sophomore year, fall 1970, Brown University, Providence, RI.

                                                                                                                                        ***Kids, don't try this at home!***

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                                                                                                                                          buttertart Nov 12, 2009 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                          Oh my God, serious!!! This must have really been something. Just not sure what.

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                                                                                                                                            alkapal Nov 13, 2009 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                            think of an emetic.

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                                                                                                                                              buttertart Nov 13, 2009 09:13 AM

                                                                                                                                              And then some.

                                                                                                                                        2. vorpal Nov 11, 2009 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                          Food: Cheeseburgers from vending machines. I even felt disgusted with myself for eating them at the time, although admittedly, after ten beers, they were fantastic. Anything made with margarine (Kraft Mac & Cheese with margarine, grilled cheese with margarine, baked potatoes with margarine)... now that I've switched to butter, there is no way I'd ever go back. Microwaved "baked" potatoes. Ick! Hamburger Helper... I used to eat a whole box in a sitting to myself and somehow managed to convince myself that it was a "healthy meal". (Both words clearly deserve quotes :D.)

                                                                                                                                          Drinks: Liquor with Kool Aid of any type. Broken down golf carts (melon liquer, amaretto, and lime cordial was the way we used to drink them). Many varieties of beer: my body refuses to accept them any more.

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                                                                                                                                            alkapal Nov 11, 2009 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                            vorpal, this drink you describe has the funniest name i've heard...and sounds like the most disgusting drink i've ever seen. "Broken down golf carts (melon liquer, amaretto, and lime cordial was the way we used to drink them)"

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                                                                                                                                              vorpal Nov 12, 2009 12:12 AM

                                                                                                                                              Alkapal: They were sickeningly sweet, with a nice tanginess to them... the perfect taste to my at-the-time really unrefined 19 year old palate (note: they caused tremendous heartburn in high doses). They were quite popular in Waterloo with the university crowd, and all the bars would sell shooters of them, usually for a dollar.

                                                                                                                                              There's another variation where cranberry juice is used instead of lime cordial, but I never saw that in Waterloo. Apparently, though, the cranberry juice version is much more common in most places. I suspect that it would be much more tolerable for many people, though, by removing the nauseating artificial tasting sweetness of the cordial.

                                                                                                                                              I haven't had any compulsion to drink one since I graduated from undergrad, thank goodness.

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                                                                                                                                                alkapal Nov 12, 2009 02:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                v - how in the world was the name "Broken down golf carts" devised?

                                                                                                                                          2. trixel Nov 10, 2009 11:19 PM

                                                                                                                                            ramen made palatable with stir fried veggies
                                                                                                                                            also ramen, uncooked, crunched up and eaten with the sauce powder as a snack food *gag*
                                                                                                                                            screwdrivers - nothing is worse than screwdriver stomach

                                                                                                                                            What I do remember fondly was one of my college friends buying a carton of eggs and some onions regularly. He'd made a big pan of scrambled eggs and invited all of us starving students over. We'd have it for dinner with a cheap Chilean red and numerous handrolled cigarettes.

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                                                                                                                                              taos Nov 23, 2009 05:33 AM

                                                                                                                                              I also did the raw Ramen noodles, sauce powder optional.

                                                                                                                                              Other tasty treats from college:
                                                                                                                                              - My dinner of choice: open faced white bread with the cheapest available cheddar cheese cooked under the oven broiler. Ate this almost every night my sophomore year

                                                                                                                                              - milkshakes from the campus coffee house with straight ground coffee added for an extra kick

                                                                                                                                              - There was also a tradition at the college I went to called scrounging. I'm not sure if it happened at other schools. Students who lived off-campus and weren't on the meal plan hung out in the cafeteria near where on campus students disposed of their food trays and either grabbed or asked if they could take uneaten food off the trays. I ate pretty well doing this. These days it would probably be lauded as a paradigm in sustainable eating. Back then, it was viewed a bit askance by the college administration.

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                                                                                                                                              KristieB Nov 5, 2009 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                              Jack Daniel's whiskey.

                                                                                                                                              1. stuck in Hartford County Oct 30, 2009 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                Why the SoCo haters? How about a Skylab-a rainbow drink with so much alcohol my industrially sprayed 80's hair almost caught fire! Or Jaagermeister shots (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...). Or an Abortion- a mix of several different daiquiri flavors from the Metarie, LA drive thru Daiquiris. That's right, a drive thru bar! I miss New Orleans.

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                                                                                                                                                  tonina_mdc Nov 4, 2009 04:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I have to say, a drive-through bar sounds like one of the worst ideas in the history of man. Wow. Also, I must admit the thought of SoCo makes me feel ill. That was the first actual straight liquor of any type I ever tried. I did so on the advice of a friend who told me it wasn't harsh in flavor, but it just had an odd, sweetish taste that I couldn't stand. I tried it a few other times after that, mixed and straight, and each time I had the same reaction. Bleaah.

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                                                                                                                                                    roro1831 Nov 4, 2009 08:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Drive through daiquiris are all over the place in Southern Louisiana. They don't put the straw in the drink for you as that would be drinking and driving and they trust you don't do that.......Not much difference between that and stores selling cold beer, I can open one in the car if I want to drink it.

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                                                                                                                                                      stuck in Hartford County Nov 4, 2009 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                      It was such a crazy place to be in college-it's a wonder I ever graduated! We used to go to the K&B for their house brand of beer (K&B Beer!). You also used to be able to grab a cup of free beer (on an honor system) while you were shopping at Schwegmanns! I ran a 5K thru the quarter and up Magazine and past Charity Hosp that ended at the levee. When you crossed the finish line they handed you a cup of beer! They sell liquor in gas stations! Insanity.

                                                                                                                                                      Nobody here in CT believes me about this stuff. Daiquiris is just SO WRONG for anywhere but N.O. I have to go back and see how things have changed.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: stuck in Hartford County
                                                                                                                                                        roro1831 Nov 4, 2009 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Nothing has changed booze wise, some places you went to are probably not there anymore, depending on when you where there and where you hung out. Most of the uptown places are still there, I will assume you either went to Tulane, Loyola, UNO or Xavier. You can still walk outside with booze, as long as it is not in glass container. K&B is gone, no longer around, Schwegmanns is gone as well.

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                                                                                                                                                          stuck in Hartford County Nov 4, 2009 10:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                          I went to Tulane. No Schwegmanns? I loved the roller skating workers. No K@B? It's probably a CVS, now. The Deke's used to host this crazy party with a pit in the front yard filled w/purple dyed water- into which they threw neighborhood kids! I'm SO not kidding! They even won some award from the Mayor for "bringing the neighborhood closer" or something. Loved the piano bar at PatO's-that lady would play anything for $1 and the drink list was outrageous! We tried to grab as many abandoned glasses we could before the waiters picked them up b/c they gave you money for them. Of course, that's the origin of the Skylab situation that caused me to post on this thread in the first place... I bet all our favorite hangouts are gone, but I'm dying to know.

                                                                                                                                                          I've got to go back-especially after obtaining John Besh's new cookbook! Give it a go-recipes for gumbo, jambalaya and other terrific foods around N.O.

                                                                                                                                                          Alas, no Skylab recipe. But a sazerac cocktail? Page 355!

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: stuck in Hartford County
                                                                                                                                                            roro1831 Nov 4, 2009 11:04 AM


                                                                                                                                                            There is a version of the Sklylab, it was one of my favorites there. That along with what we called a Pete's Special since our friend Pete loved them, but I don't recall the name, came in a 12 or 16 oz cup, layered red on top, clear then blue, so probably blue curacao, vodka and grenadine. Mix them up and enjoy. I once drank about 15 of them and haven't had one since, so add that to the list of things I drank in college that I won't do anymore.

                                                                                                                                                            CVS or Rite Aid is in most of the K&B spots now, although one on St Charles is a bank now.

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: stuck in Hartford County
                                                                                                                                                    hill food Nov 5, 2009 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Booze 'n' Cruise I called them. closest thing I had growing up was a 24/7 drive-thru liquor store in what was even for East St; Louis, a bad area. many 3 AM memories (I was usu. the poor sod designated driver, my friends don't quite recall)

                                                                                                                                                  3. jnk Oct 28, 2009 04:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Kielbasa steamed in Genessee Cream Ale. It took days to recover.

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                                                                                                                                                      The Professor Nov 4, 2009 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                      from what?
                                                                                                                                                      If you got sick, it was probably from too much cheap supermarket keilbasa rather than it being steamed in beer!
                                                                                                                                                      Anyway... I doubt you'd be getting much alcohol by steaming in beer because the alcohol evaporates off.

                                                                                                                                                      When I was a kid, my folks would take me to LUM's, famous for their hot dogs steamed in beer. I haven't seen a LUM's in ages, but I still like a beer steamed tubesteak.

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                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Nov 4, 2009 07:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                        i can still picture the lum's we had in fort myers, florida during the '60s and '70s. now the place is a super pollo-type place.

                                                                                                                                                        wasn't lums the place that served some "famous" root beer, too? i think i may have a mini-mug that lum's would give to kids. somewhere. in my childhood junk box. didn't they have a dopey looking dog mascot/logo? he was shown on the mug (in red) with a big ol' hot dog in a bun, right?

                                                                                                                                                        am i really mixing up lots of memories due to my persistent head cold? talk to me!

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                                                                                                                                                          stuck in Hartford County Nov 4, 2009 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Was Lums the giant cafeteria style place? Where you payed and walked down the line w/your tray and picked up whatever you wanted. And had a separate dessert area?

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                                                                                                                                                            alkapal Nov 4, 2009 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                            not in my town. it was like a pub, and not too large, with dark wood and red decor (iirc). i think it was table service. http://www.dieiscast.com/wp-content/uploads/lumburger.jpg

                                                                                                                                                            mmm, now i'm thinking my other recollection about the dog logo must've been "dog 'n suds." maybe i was confusing the two? http://www.rootbeer.net/DogsNSuds.gif
                                                                                                                                                            didn't they have franchises, too?

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal
                                                                                                                                                              lulubelle Nov 4, 2009 06:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                              We used to go to Lum's with my grandparents. I always ordered the French Dip sandwich. I remember it is being SOOOOOO good!

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                                                                                                                                                                lil magill Jan 2, 2010 05:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                lum's in what becaume crystal city looked more like a red gypsy wagon or a caboose.

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                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Jan 12, 2010 04:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  you may have something there, lil magill!
                                                                                                                                                                  you're in dc?

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                                                                                                                                                                  flavrmeistr Aug 27, 2013 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Lum's was awesome. We had one in Falls Church. Carved roast beef sandwiches, hot dogs steamed in beer, barbecue fries and giant frosty schooners of beer. There was another one on Wilson Blvd. at Courthouse. They disappeared circa 1980. Too bad, they were great.

                                                                                                                                                              2. re: alkapal
                                                                                                                                                                hill food Nov 5, 2009 01:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                alka: are you maybe thinking of der Wienerschnitzel? actually still exists in San Jose, CA (where all old chains go to die)

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                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Nov 5, 2009 05:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  no, not der wienerschnitzel. although i'm enjoying trying to picture a "food franchise graveyard."

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                                                                                                                                                                    hill food Nov 6, 2009 11:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    there was also Doggy Diner characterized endlessly in "Zippy the Pinhead"


                                                                                                                                                                    but yes SJ has the most outside of Tucson that I can tell.

                                                                                                                                                                    there might even be an A+W

                                                                                                                                                              3. re: The Professor
                                                                                                                                                                jnk Nov 11, 2009 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                What I found out through the decades of testing is that the G.I. issues that followed these meals was brought about by ingesting either of the ingredients.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Grillmeister Sep 7, 2009 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Poor Man's "Veal" Parmesan:
                                                                                                                                                              Prepackaged chicken fried steak patties (slightly crisped in the oven to reduce that funky grease), topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese, then baked.

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                                                                                                                                                                Sam Fujisaka Oct 27, 2009 04:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                "Poor Man's "Veal" Parmesan": But that crap combo costs more than making it from scratch.

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                                                                                                                                                                MartinDC Sep 3, 2009 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Two Big Macs for the price of one (with coupons found in college newspaper).

                                                                                                                                                                I'm nearly 50 and haven't had a big mac since college.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Manybears Sep 2, 2009 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  In terms of the "home cooking":
                                                                                                                                                                  Kraft dinner made with water, margarine and ketchup (owing to other people constantly drinking all the milk)
                                                                                                                                                                  Instant mashed potatoes made with tap-hot water and ranch dressing
                                                                                                                                                                  No-name chicken nuggets heated up in the microwave
                                                                                                                                                                  No-name "swedish meatballs", $2.99 for a box of 40.

                                                                                                                                                                  And to drink:
                                                                                                                                                                  Kool-aid and vodka from tubs
                                                                                                                                                                  Baby Duck

                                                                                                                                                                  One party did however give us the red wine sno-cone, which I will never give up!

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                                                                                                                                                                    Florida Hound Sep 2, 2009 06:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Hate to give away a fraternity pledging secret. The "brothers" washed the pledges' hair with garlic. For the next 6 months, whenever my hair got wet, the strong garlic smell was overwhelming. Can't take garlic in anything now, and sometimes have to leave good Italian restaurants or pizza shops if the garlic in the air seems too strong (while others can't smell it at all and wonder why I'm uncomfortable.)

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                                                                                                                                                                      JerryMe Aug 28, 2013 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      OMG - That is so, so wrong! I cannot imagine being afflicted by that for a lifetime.

                                                                                                                                                                      College for me was raising a baby so even though I was in a "dorm" it was only us two. We still were on WIC so I ate fairly decently but ate a lot of pancakes and government cheese. No drinking for me.

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                                                                                                                                                                      FoodCad Aug 21, 2009 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      There are just TOO MANY things to name - but the one that makes me sick, nauseous just thinking about it is OUZO (similar to Sambuca) - it is a greek licorice flavored liquor - just thinking about that night 15 / 16 years ago - when me and a group of friends polished off 2 bottles - and waking up the next morning with that awful taste in my mouth YUCK !! I can't even eat licorice anymore - not that I ever really enjoyed actual black licorice. But walking into a liquor store and even seeing a bottle of OUZO brings back that sickening licorice taste in my mouth and then come the dry heaves!! NEVER AGAIN!

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                                                                                                                                                                        weewah Jan 26, 2011 01:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Ha! My best friend Zuhair & I used to go through at least a couple bottles of this a week. I still love Ouzo, and black licorice : )

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                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart Jan 27, 2011 05:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Ouzo, Pernod, Ricard, black licorice...loved them then, overdid them then, still love them now. Just not that crazy about the sweeter anisette type anise liqueurs.

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                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Jan 27, 2011 05:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I JUST saw a recipe for "Chicken Galliano" and I couldn't even wrap my mind around it. Licorice chicken? I think NOT! (yep, I know about the contempt-before-investigation=stupidity equation.....call me stupid, but don't call me for dinner if it's chicken with licorice gastrique......)

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                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Jan 27, 2011 05:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              The only thing I've ever used it (ouzo or pastis-type apéritifs) in is shrimp with feta, and just a bit. No licorice chicken for me either, thanks
                                                                                                                                                                              Is Galliano licorice? I thought some weird vanilla-ish thing. Emphasis on the ish.

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                                                                                                                                                                            algct Jan 28, 2011 03:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Ouzo is very nice, even though now I prefer Arak.

                                                                                                                                                                            Good advice - don't drink 2/3 of a bottle of Ouzo then have a sip of wine - bad, bad, bad idea!
                                                                                                                                                                            Up to that point it was a good cast party, then the "brownout" hit.

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                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet Jan 28, 2011 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              i say beware of all anise-flavored spirits. i experienced more Jäger-related blackouts in college than i care to count...and the first time i did sambuca shots i somehow ended up passed out on the floor of my closet later that night with my face in a shoe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                hill food Jan 28, 2011 11:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                just the one? what happened to the other?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet Jan 29, 2011 09:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  LOL! there were shoes lined up along the floor of the closet, i just somehow wound up with my face planted squarely in the mouth of a single loafer...took half the day for the imprint to fade from my face :)

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Pita_Turner Aug 19, 2009 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Irish Mist, SoCo and Lime and pretty much all the unhealthy crap I lived on!!

                                                                                                                                                                          1. ajs228 Aug 13, 2009 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I had a friend in college who's Friday night routine was to swing by the Circle-K for two bottles of Boone's Farm Strawberry wine, a slim jim and one of their pre-wrapped sandwiches. So. Gross.

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                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Aug 13, 2009 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              you should've done a slim jim-tervention!

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                                                                                                                                                                                Cheese Boy Aug 17, 2009 09:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Ha! Targeting the slim jim is just hilarious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  hill food Aug 19, 2009 11:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  yeah the Slim Jim's were the least objectionable on that list (and I make my own jerky when I get the urge these days)

                                                                                                                                                                            2. Paula76 Aug 7, 2009 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              - Cheetos and Bimbo cakes (that used to be my dinner most days! Yuk!)
                                                                                                                                                                              - M&Ms (got sick on the stuff once and have not been able to even look at them since)
                                                                                                                                                                              - Tequila shots (don't see the pint in getting smashed anymore...I like to savour my drinks and yes, I'm definetely getting old)
                                                                                                                                                                              -service station sandwiches (truly vile stuff)

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                                                                                                                                                                                Toronto Fastfoodie Aug 7, 2009 05:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                2 Big Macs at once at 2am. I lived in a small university town in Canada where there was a McDs delivery pilot program. Dangerous stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                Orange Juice & Malibu Rum. As good as it tastes going down, it is 100% worse coming back up


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                                                                                                                                                                                  FoodChic Aug 7, 2009 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, OJ and Malibu...truly disgusting stuff. Its so sweet the thought of it makes me ill.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Loved it in college though!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheese Boy Aug 17, 2009 09:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, right -- add that to the list too. No more Malibu Bay Breeze cocktails! Uggh. That, for me at least, was sweetness taken to the nth power. Awful stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      flourgirl Aug 21, 2009 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hahahaha! So true! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                2. steakman55 Jul 30, 2009 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bourbon and Coke

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. FoodChic Jul 29, 2009 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Rum, tequila and Hardee's Mushroom Swiss Burgers.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. DonShirer Jul 29, 2009 06:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I remember one week when, low on funds, I existed solely on a 2lb box of Velveeta cheese and Saltine crackers. I have never bought Velveeta since, and usually turn down Saltines as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        jayt90 Jul 29, 2009 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I had one despairing week with nothing but dried pasta, canned tomato sauce, and 10 lb of fresh puffballs found by my dog. Lucky for her, too, as I was out of dog food.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. pikiliz Jul 27, 2009 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 bottle of goldschlager and goldfish crackers and two orders of buffalo chicken wings.... I was hospitalized for 2 days.maybe I died I cannot remember

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                                                                                                                                                                                          san antonio eater Jul 27, 2009 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Trash can punch...ugh...my head hurts just thinking about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            latindancer Jul 27, 2009 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            It makes me nauseated to write the word.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. bayoucook Jul 27, 2009 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill (and others). That should let you know when I was in college!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Jul 27, 2009 07:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                you'se a '70's gal, huh? ;-)).

                                                                                                                                                                                                ripple always makes me laugh, 'cause i think of fred sanford and his "cham-pipple"!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Passadumkeg Aug 7, 2009 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back in college after Nam, I played in a rugby club and our team warm up was Ripple. Did we really play drunk? I now play Cardiac League ice hockey (That's the official name, really,) and we have cases of beer on the bench. Will I ever grow up?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insidious Rex Aug 13, 2009 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lets hope not. Its always more fun to embrace your immature side... ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      maplesugar Sep 7, 2009 10:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was a prop in my undergrad... yes that'd be ladies rugby. I only remember a handful of games that were played sober (usually the ones played whilst hungover)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Nov 16, 2010 06:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gawd, I hope you NEVER grow up Pass!
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Do they still make Ripple?
                                                                                                                                                                                                        We used to put that in a Bota bag with other 'party favors'...
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 06:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ripple is sadly gone, and Mad Dog has had it's teeth pulled - it's down to 12% or 13% from 20%.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          But you can still get Richard's Wild Irish Rose and Thunderbird!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          There's Franzia in the boxes (8% to 9%, barely deserves to be called alcoholic) but it's a poor replacement for Ripple. It's just not as much fun drinking out of a box . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lordy lordy, it just hit me - I miss me some Mateus! O.O

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Passadumkeg Nov 16, 2010 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Almaden Mountain Burgandy. I miss the bottle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              tracylee Dec 29, 2010 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              For my roommie and I it was Rossi Rhine, with just enough Crystal Lite powder mixed in to color.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Movie nights were 2-liter bottles of orange soda, a bit taken off the top, then topped off with vodka.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Passadumkeg Jan 13, 2011 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jugs of Carlo Rossi we simply called Uncle Carlo. I still get one now and then, just for nostalgia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  buttertart Jan 13, 2011 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At least you lived where the jug wine was vaguely potable. London (Ont.) Winery "sherry" and other wines are terrifying to this day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet Jan 28, 2011 09:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Movie nights were 2-liter bottles of orange soda, a bit taken off the top, then topped off with vodka.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ours were 7-Up with vodka :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Passadumkeg Nov 16, 2010 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I used to ski w/ my bota; now I feel like an old bota on the slopes. Yes, I still ski, down hill, x-country and Telemark.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. jayt90 Jul 26, 2009 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had a professor (of memory and cognition) who admitted to getting blasted, comatose, on Ripple as a teenager in California.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          She went on to become a major spokesperson in her field, did Anacin commercials on the Cronkite news, and was a sought after expert witness against false memory syndrome. Nicely done, Beth!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            alkapal Jul 27, 2009 04:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            now isn't everyone entitled to one ripple comatose episode?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. flourgirl Jul 26, 2009 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meister Brau Beer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              mordacity Jan 23, 2009 07:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Southern Comfort and Mr Pibb. Just say no.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. al b. darned Jan 22, 2009 09:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I must shamefully admit that I have never drunk anything mixed in a trash can, clean or otherwise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                My list is from a (very short) college career followed by a stint in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club. Like most other lists it contains its fair share of alcoholic beverages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Boones Farm Strawberry Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Annie Green Springs Country Cherry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hams, Stroh's, Buckhorn beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Burger Chef burgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breakfast at Sambo's because we were still up at 3 am, even when sober
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blue Nun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                cold pizza & warm pepsi for breakfast (A judge of a good pizza was always, "Sure it's good hot from the oven, but how is it cold for breakfast?")
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gallo Red Rose'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Box Mac n cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arby's Jamocha shakes & curly fries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anything from Jack in the Box

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wayne keyser Jan 20, 2009 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boone's Farm (any of the abysmal flavors)... Annie Green Springs is out, as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dwyld71 Jan 19, 2009 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I shudder when I think of 'Purple Jesus' made lovingly in a scrubbed out (mostly) garbage pail. We'd pour in a number of 60 oz bottles of vodka, several packages of grape juice crystals, then fill it from the shower until it tasted just right. This of course was reserved for special occasions...like Wednesdays.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Luvfriedokra Jan 19, 2009 05:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aack! The boys would always scrub the trash can and mix it up. Us girls would then cut up fruit and toss it in. Keepin' it classy at UNC!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Luvfriedokra Jan 19, 2009 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I can agree with most of these, especialy the 29 cent ramen, Zima, Goldschlager, and Everclear. However, I have rediscovered Southern Comfort which I had sworn off back in 94(I think). It's pretty tasty in a cocktail, and in moderation!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Furgs Jan 19, 2009 09:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (or generic brand) made with no butter/margarine, with a crap load of curry powder mixed in, all made in a Hot Pot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any alcohol mixed with Hawaiian Punch. You don't want to know what we did one night after drinking LOTS of vodka and Hawaiian Punch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jimingso Oct 29, 2008 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bourbon...lots of it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The worst was the cheap stuff - Heaven Hill. We called it Heaven & Hell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            amylynn5656 Oct 29, 2008 06:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Easy Cheese and just about anything. We squirted it in ramen noodles and also ate it on those big baseball park pickles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, regarding trash can punch. Our recipe was a few gallons of hawaiian punch, a handle of everclear and a gallon of pineapple juice followed by various canned fruit. Yes, everclear. Bleh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. AmblerGirl Oct 8, 2008 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I ate so many wrong things and it was always after a late night out drinking...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We used to go to the diner late night and I remember drinking creamer and eating jellies because I was so hungry!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The worst, though, is I had a really old hoagie that had been sitting in my mini fridge for weeks, maybe even a month. It was nasty, soggy lettuce, tomatos congealed into the bread, slimy stuff on the lunch meat. My friends still tease me about this cause the first thing I said after taking a big bite was "I can't tell if this is cheese or mayo". And then I took another bite :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MPJ Oct 22, 2008 04:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AmblerGirl - I just burst out laughing - that hoagie sounds vile!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well I can't even SMELL gin - I had a "gincident" in college and I get flashbacks if I smell it. I won't go into details - 10 years later, it still haunts me. I think I was 15 when I decided that drinking Jager and tequila together would be a good idea. Woke up on the bathroom floor the next morning. Can't handle being within 20 feet of Jagermeister - again, the flashbacks. Boone's Strawberry Hill was another favorite in high school - we used to buy bottles of the stuff, go to the local park, swing on the swings and get sloshed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We had this burrito/nachos joint called Freebirds that was open 24/7 - we're talking HUGE, 1 lb. burritos with EVERYTHING in them - consumed at all hours of the night. I wouldn't rule out one of those babies now, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One night in the dorms I was really hungry (and intoxicated, surprise surprise) and determined to make Kraft Mac & Cheese even though I had neither milk nor margarine. I made it with strawberry yogurt. Ugh. I seem to recall making "grilled cheese sandwiches" by putting a slice of fat free Kraft Single between two pieces of low-cal bread spritzed with I Can't Believe it's Not Butter spray, and melting it in the microwave for a few seconds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But the scariest thing for me is that I'm trying to recall what I actually ate on a regular basis while I was in college and I honestly can't remember anything. Which is a really bad sign. I seem to recall frozen bagels (oh the shame), Kraft Singles, Spaghettios, cereal, and pizza. And then I just draw blanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I miss college!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Oct 24, 2008 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "I'm trying to recall what I actually ate on a regular basis while I was in college and I honestly can't remember anything."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  does "gincident" ring a bell? ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  anyone love on the cold duck in college?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    adrienne156 Oct 27, 2008 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Let me guess - UC Santa Barbara?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OMG someone else finally mentioned gin. It's been over 25 years and I still can't stand the smell of it. Of course it didn't help that our college budget could only afford Old Mr. Boston gin. Then we mixed it with Mountain Dew of all things and called them Prestone Pissers. Come to think of it, I wretch at the taste of Mt. Dew also.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sparkina Oct 28, 2009 01:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ooooh, AmblerGirl, my face is turning green from the thought of that slimy sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      braisinhussy Oct 6, 2008 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Froot Loops. With bluish, warmish milk, plastic spoons, and nestled in the individual plastic pack, just to add even more plastic-y, artificial goodness.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        caffeination Oct 5, 2008 05:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i'm not quite out of the drinking disgusting things period of my life. As a med student, i have a shortage of time, money, and standards (when it comes to alcohol, hah). Thus, I guess it may be inappropriate to post as I'm not really sharing what I'll never drink again...as I do drink pretty much anything. Anyhow, thought I'd share in case anyone gets a kick out of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Most recent atrocity that comes to mind was drinking straight shots of Seagram's lime-flavored gin with no chasers. I typically hate gin (reminds me of pinesol), but the lime reduced the 'pine-ness' a bit. And the reason I went w/ no chasers? The only available beverage (other than tap water), was a remnant of a bottle of an electrolyte drink (i.e. old generic-branded gatorade but more dilute).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also on my list:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -straight shots of 114 proof Old Grandad Kentucky Bourbon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Bacardi mixed w/ mango juice in an old water bottle (easier to transport).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Lots of cheap warm beer, especially in plastic cups (usually not all that hygenic after forgetting which cup is yours, or after multiple rounds of beer pong).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Liter bottles of cheap Mexican beer on the beach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -40s duct-taped to your hand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i'm not always THAT bad, more just lack of decent venues + location with horrible weather = people making do with what they have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drinks that I consider fun: any sort of "bomb" (sake, car, irish car, jager, etc) or anything that is set on fire and then consumed (flaming lamborghini, flaming dr. pepper, etc).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Oct 6, 2008 05:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          caffeination, please tell me you are not planning to practice medicine in northern virginia!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. lindsley Oct 5, 2008 01:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OOOOH - Pure grain alcohol (everclear) with cut up orange juice, apples, grapes, grapefruit juice, maraschino cherries, 7-up...HORRIBLE part is that it was mixed up in a BATHTUB...usually at a guy's apartment so you just know how clean that was! Just dip your cup in when no one was in there using bathroom, of course....UGH . Also has anyone mentioned fried bologna - off-brand bologna - but you had to snip around the edges to keep it from curling up like a little bologna cup....and we actually graduated!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stillwater Girl Oct 1, 2008 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Captain Morgan, Hot 100, Everclear, Mike's Hard Lemonade (I strongly advise against beer-bonging those), Woppatooley (garbage can koolaid), Cherrybombs (marachino cherries soaked in Bacardi 151), anything mint flavored like Doctor, Goldschlager, or Rumplemintz, and anything peach or banana flavored. I bartended (in Wisconsin) all through college so I was exposed to a wide variety of awful concoctions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As for food, microwaved bagels with cheese slices and salsa for those nights when we got home after Domino's closed, spagettios (I had a roommate who would only eat them cold), ramen, Subway Club (everything else goes down fine, just not the club), Totino's pizzas, and Snak-Pak pudding. Oh, and I had a neighbor in the dorms who worked for a cookie factory and she would bless us weekly with huge bags of cookie dough balls. I can finally eat cookies again, eight years later, but still have not recovered to where I can eat the dough. Uhg.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rHairing Oct 2, 2008 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OK..there was a show that used to come on weds nights back in the 80's ...crime show...and I think it was the guy who played Mr. Big in Sex in the City...Bownies and beer...I forgot about pizza bagels and snack in cake?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PattiCakes Oct 3, 2008 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This whole post is incredibly funny. My kids graduated from college a few years ago, and I have to say that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Much of the "never do that again" memories revolve around alcohol. For me it's scotch & rusty nails, for my kids it's car bombs. Even now I balk at brownies -- remember that tell-tale gritty feel they had when you added a certain ingredient? I can't face bullion cubes or instant soups -- we used to boil hot water in our dorm room with one of those immersion heaters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Can't handle rose any more -- it reminds me of Mateus. Do you remember the chiati bottles all wrapped in raffia that you'd empty just so you could put a candle in the top? The ones with the really really long necks?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wine, or (worse) some sort of scnapps from a cowhide squirty thing you took to football games?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat Oct 6, 2008 05:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lol I remember the cowhide squirty things! Probably still have one in a box in the attic with some ex-boyfriends frat greek letters on it.!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PattiCakes Oct 8, 2008 09:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and would it smell like English Leather? I still can't smell that stuff without gagging. And to think I used to ask my boy friend to put some on his letters so I could keep them under my pillow......Can you spell "gack!!!!"?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My daughter's housemates used to do "power hour" before going out on Saturday night -- shots of beer every minute for an hour. Doesn't sound like a lot, but I tried to hang once & just faded after 5. Too old for that @#$!. Like caffeination (below), Car Bombs (and their variations) were also very big. The local bars finally had to put such a huge price on them that most of the students couldn't afford them. Nothing says "testosterone" like a Car Bomb!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nvcook Jul 6, 2010 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ummmm...bota bag?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was Law and Order when it first came out. Mr. Big played one of the original cops on it. The show has never been the same since.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Al_Pal Sep 30, 2008 08:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I ate TERRIBLY in college. I was always overweight, but I gained 10 more pounds my freshman year, and I ended up seeing a nutritionist that summer because I had gotten so heavy. I used to go to the little convenience store in the student center and eat whole bags of cheetos, pounds of gummy candy, cheap hot dogs, Burger King, Sbarro, and drink tons of hot chocolate. The dining hall was always pizza, pasta, chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, fried ravioli, and god knows what else.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm totally appalled when I think back to what I used to eat. And the funny part is that I used to blame my weight on a "slow" metabolism. Looking back on how horribly I ate makes me realize what a good metabolism I actually have. If it was really slow, I would have been SO much heavier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Passadumkeg Sep 30, 2008 04:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With the financial markets in such turmoil, my wife and I were talking about the necessity of huntin, fishing and foraging if the big ball really drops. I told her about how in college some buddies and I would get drunk go down to the city park in the middle of the night, herd ducks and geese to one fellow w/ an old army surplus blanket who would pounce on the poor fowl and wring it's neck through the blanket. We cooked our own goose the next day. Just ducky. How crazy we were.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May be a new life skill for unemployed investment bankers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't tell PETA, I've reformed, some.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. MsDiPesto Sep 29, 2008 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jack Daniels. I can never taste that stuff without experiencing flashbacks to a seedy, dirty college bar in upstate NY. Never cared for Southern Comfort (or Yukon Jack, which is similar). How my older sister and her friends can drink SC is beyond me. Then again, she's still stuck in the hometown. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        evewitch Sep 24, 2008 01:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I guess I am an overgrown college kid, or have a split-food personality, because I have not ruled out anything that I remember consuming large quantities of in college & the year after (when I stayed in my college town and acted like I was still in college).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Things I don't miss (much):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco Bell chicken soft tacos from the cafeteria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        very late night Domino's thin-crust extra pepperoni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Boone's Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        large quantities of food from the all-you can eat cafeteria (don't remember the specifics, just that I ate a shit-ton every time I went in there)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Munchos, Rolos, and Dr. Pepper for breakfast every day for days on end
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whopper meal for lunch every day (this was the post year) unless I was super busy at lunch, when I would walk across the street to Hardee's & get a Frisco combo instead (had to drive to BK). Ketchup on the BK fries, mayo on the Hardee's fries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        uber-sweet tea that my roommate made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttery nipples made as a drink instead of a shot with milk added - bad plan since I'm lactose intolerant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harris Teeter brand cheesy poofs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hare krishna food

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Things I do kinda miss:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gumby's cheese stix with ranch dressing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Rat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cheap chinese - the greasy, gloppy, utterly not authentic kind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        garlic knots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pepper's pizza (OK - this is actually good)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Weeping Radish beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gardetto's ranch? sour cream/onion? snack mix with carob chips dumped in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        egg sandwiches from the corner grill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        late-night gyros

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can't say I've given up the cheap beer, because I drank 1/2 pitcher of PBR last night. And the only thing I would never do again is Zima. Yuck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rHairing Sep 25, 2008 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hysterical..where I went tp school, BGSU in the 80s, there was a Taco Bell on the walk home..Lines was always out the door at 2am. They charged for water. And speaking of Jaeger..thank GOD we didn't have Jaegerbombs..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tonina_mdc Nov 4, 2009 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OMG, yeah, I went to BGSU in the late 90s! That Taco Bell was always insanely crowded from about 1AM on from Wednesday through Sunday. God, that staggering walk home to the dorms or my off-campus house...wow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We had Jaegerbombs when I was there. I remember going to the Junction one night, doing a couple with a few of my friends, and then the next thing I remember is singing karaoke somewhere. Then I remember being in the car (driven by a sober individual, thank God!) on the way home. I remember nothing in between those flashes. That's the one and only time I ever went through alcohol blackout periods; it was enough for me. However, I don't hate Jaeger like I do some other liquors, probably because it never made me truly sick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Was Miles' Pizza there when you went to BGSU? Home of the most disgustingly overtopped pizza in history. I love cheesy pizza with plenty of toppings, but this was just too much too much. If you ordered something with green pepper or onion, they'd bring out a pizza with a whole pepper or onion basically rough chopped into about eight to ten pieces. I had friends who loved the place, but it just wasn't my thing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            raqy Aug 17, 2009 09:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chapel Hill?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              evewitch Aug 21, 2009 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chapel Hill - right you are! Now that I'm back in NC I might have a fighting chance of getting back to Pepper's.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                raqy Oct 16, 2009 11:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just to give you a heads up, Pepper's has moved a few doors down. It's still on Franklin but the new space is much bigger and less hole-in-the-wall cozy. I miss the old location, but when I was there a year or so ago the pizza was still excellent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teraesa22 Sep 15, 2008 06:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For dessert we used to eat cake or brownie batter...but we didn't have anything other than the mix and water. Every now and then when I make cakes or brownies now I will still have a little but it brings back those memories. ugh

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              suites Sep 12, 2008 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh my. It was that fruit punch at the sorority/fraturnity swap at Southern Miss in 1981. Landed 3/4 of my fellow sorority sisters in the hospital with food poisoning. Sure did taste good at the time though. Can't even think about fruit punch to this day and it's been 30 years!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SamuelAt Sep 12, 2008 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have to add a couple of things that came back to me reading the posts on here: flavored coffees. Eggnog coffee from "campus convenience"? Puke. It woke me up I guess. I can't stand most flavored coffees now. I guess it's the result of too many bad blends from schools/offices/gas stations that sell fake flavorings to coffees. I would take a quality brew on it's own any day over that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                And is JOLT Cola around anymore? That was big.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My college also made "Seafoam Salad". It was a blue green jello-o salad that had been whipped into a frenzy with whipped cream and decorated with mini marshmellows. The kind that came with instant cocoa. Oh gosh the list grows and grows...it's like a free association session...LOL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SamuelAt Sep 12, 2008 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Funny - my #1 for YEARS was Jagermeister. One night I split a bottle with a friend, and we were so hammered we had to walk for 4 hours to sober up. But oddly enough, a couple of years ago a good friend of mine got me a shot - and - and - and - it was OK. I would never get it myself, probably, except with the friend, because now it;s kind of fun. But I am way too old for shots. (Not that I am old, I guess I am just in less of a hurry.) I think if I really had to answer - RAMEN NOODLES. So much sodium you can feel it pulsing in your veins. And I still love Kraft Mac & Cheese - the cheesiest!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Engineer Sep 12, 2008 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my first two years of college I had enough cheap beer, especially Old Milwaukee, for a lifetime. Everything else is still in play.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Bunnyfood Sep 12, 2008 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Food: MICROWAVE POPCORN- blech! Whenever anyone pops it at work, I am taken back to a period of time when I woul eat micro popcorn for all meals...Retch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drink: Midori Sours- required aformentioned popcorn to soak up the bile/stomach acid these drinks would create. They were violent green, going down and coming back up(um, too much info???). Never again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KailuaGirl Sep 12, 2008 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I still like microwave popcorn, but that might be because we didn't have microwaves when I went to college (Class of '77). I can barely restrain myself when I smell it coming down the hall at work - want to hunt down whoever has it and find some reason to sit and have a gab :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As for drinks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Southern Comfort is at the very top of my "never drink again" list, although I ran into a great BBQ sauce recipe in Bon Appetit back in the late 80's that uses SoCo and peach preserves. My neighbor gave me the Bon Appetit and I took it home to my father's house one weekend and suggested an experiment. He, too, hated SoCo so I guess the overindulgence thing is pretty old. Anyhow, we decided that I'd go ahead and make the baby back ribs with that BBQ sauce and if it was really ghastly I'd go out and get something from a local restaurant. To our amazement, and the absolute wonder of many friends subsequently, it's absolutely fantastic. My father would take the recipe with him on Mainland trips and make the ribs and sauce for friends he was staying with on his trips. Some of them still call or email me for the recipe since they've lost it. I still can't stand to drink or smell the stuff, though. A bottle in the liquor cupboard lasts forever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bourbon - a bottle of that also lasts forever. A friend from Japan and a friend here both love their bourbon so I keep a bottle on hand, but don't touch the stuff myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Boone's Farm - a high school overindulgence but why did we ever drink that stuff????

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I still like Goldschlager in moderate doses, and in a few bars if you order Green Chartreuse they'll comp you the rest of the bar tab :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any fortified wine or malt beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any cheap beer or wine (like that awful Carlo Rossi in a jug)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Re: White Russians - a friend and I were out for sunset drinks at the top of a ritzy hotel in Osaka before going out for his birthday dinner, drinking and dancing afterward. We ordered white Russians, the bartender didn't know how to make them so I went over to give him instructions. He put full shots of everything in our glasses and charged us for single shots. We thought we'd hit the mother lode so drank far too many. Fortunately we had dinner reservations at a place that was hard to get into and was owned by friends so felt like we had to go eat. That probably saved us. Our friends saw us come in, promptly brought coffee and a few things to absorb some of the alcohol, and we were soon feeling good enough to order dinner and wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The food in my college cafeteria was atrocious but I was friends with few of the guys who worked the kitchen and they had keys, so we'd go in at night and take over the grill to cook for ourselves and friends. Since we only stole electricity we didn't see it as all that bad, especially not if stoned on good local weed, but would most likely get arrested and/or thrown out today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometimes at the end of the month my housemates and I would be so broke that the fridge only had a jug of water, some jelly, and a stick of butter in it, the cupboard PB and ramen, and the freezer white bread. I'd call my mom to invite her over for dinner, she'd ask what she could bring, and I'd tell her "dinner." She'd take my father to the store, they'd stock up on beer and wine for us, and she'd make a couple of lasagnas (one for us to freeze), garlic bread, green salad and a dessert. Moms are so great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I still like canned chili on Kraft mac and cheese when I'm feeling lousy. My mother never made it (heaven forfend) and I didn't discover the combo until I was in my early 30's, but somehow it works once a year or so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Real ramen can't be beat if you've got a cold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. ajs228 Sep 12, 2008 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Safeway near school (affectionately titled "ghetto Safeway") used run a special on Banquet frozen dinners: 10 for $10. I'd look for the meals that weighed the most, trying to strech my dollar for the most possible food, and then eat them two at a time because they were still so small.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tastycakes Sep 12, 2008 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          we used to drink the nasty cheap stuff - zima, miller high life, boones farm, st. ides - my god i can't believe i drank a 40 of that once hanging out with the basketball team. and my ghetto roommate janine from oakland used to mix us pink lemondade snapple and gin. once i mixed rum and orange soda - awful. we drank k&j brandy shots with coke chasers, we called them e-40's after the rapper. and schlitz ice, i can't believe no one has mentioned this yet. or maybe i was the only one stupid enough to drink a super high alcohol malt beverage. we once bought 12-packs of this for $2.99 and at the end of the night we were all wearing the boxes on our heads. we called them our beer helmets. that morning i discovered fruit loops with beer instead of milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one night i was bingeing on woo-woos (cranberry juice, vodka, and peach schnapps) and when we ran out decided to do shots of jack. i got destroyed and was kicked out of my student office assistant job by my boss when she found me puking in the bathroom at 10 am after i tried to eat an apple.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the food on campus was pretty bad, i mostly ate veggie sandwiches and salad bar. we used to eat laods of tostitos and tostito salsa - blech. i actually lost weight instead of gaining the freshman 15 because i refused to eat the nasty pizza, the greasy breakfasts, and "the grill" chili fries and cheeseburgers. at the end of the year i had to feed all my guy friends because their meal cards had run out. i was pretty popular. especially because my mom used to send me all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies premeasured in bags, and all i had to get was the eggs. i baked them in the upperclassmen's dorm kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          after 2 years i moved off campus and actually did a lot of cooking for myself. i lived with four guys and the stuff they ate - a different story. i can't eat canned chili anymore because they would mix up a couple cans of hormel with a chopped onion, jalapenos, and loads of sriracha. one night i ate some that had been marinating in the fridge for a couple days, and the next day i had to call in sick to work because of what they called "fire ass."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one thing i do miss is the late night north beach pizza delivery. there is no place in southen california that even comes close to north beach gooey cheesy goodness delivered piping hot to your drunk ass at 2am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. JenBoes Sep 12, 2008 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ramen Noodles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chicken Roll sandwich meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any kind of alcohol "shot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jungle Juice - a.k.a. Purple Jesus Juice

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rene Erm Sep 6, 2008 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is great. UC Davis in late 70's-early 80's. Much of the year I ate little as I was collegiate wrestler, but Lucky Lager beer, rice cakes, hamburger helper, ramen. We lived in a "upscale" aparftment complex and each Sunday morning they had a donut thing in the "club house." One of my roommates was in charge and be brought home the leftovers, sometimes several dozen. We put them in the freezer and ate them frozen all week.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Sep 7, 2008 05:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                can't beat a frozen glazed donut, or a frozen sara lee cinnamon bun!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat Sep 7, 2008 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I standard saying among my roommates in college.... "little chocolate donuts.... not just for breakfast anymore"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    foodiefromfl Sep 10, 2008 08:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fried bologna sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Totino pizzas, ugh..heart burn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Busch's Beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Malibu and milk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And this one goes out to adrienne156:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mad dog 20/20 with a Jack Daniels chaser. What the?????? I will never forget the pain of that night. Scarred me for life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      imhungryletseat Sep 10, 2008 09:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      peppermint schnapps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      snow shoes (the aforementioned peppermint schnapps and blackberry brandy) names shoes because you had to drink them in pairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      twin chili dogs from 7-11 at 4:30 in the morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alabama knockouts (everyones favorite, southern comfort and sloe gin)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      utica club on tap from nickle beer night

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        burritobelle Sep 11, 2008 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I thought I was a super gourmet cook when I made Pasta Roni - but added broccoli and maybe even chicken to it. That was REALLY cooking. I dunno if I can ever buy Pasta Roni ever again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        99 cent frozen pizzas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuna Helper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We used to buy a million McDonalds hamburgers on the 29cent night. Hangovers were corrected with egg mcmuffins and visits to the nasty chinese buffet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I used to drink peppermint schnapps, Southern Comfort and goldschlager straight from the bottle. Yuck! Cant do it anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As for other college favorites, I still love Top Ramen and I wish I still lived near all the amazing taquerias that I constantly frequented in college.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          foodiefromfl Sep 11, 2008 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regarding your love for Top Ramen. I have to admit that I love it too. Couldn't give that one up. There was a thread on "doctoring Ramen soup" on one of the boards and it was pretty amazing. Got some great ideas from it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        adrienne156 Sep 24, 2008 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL!!! I feel your pain. I literally cannot swallow bacardi limon even if I try. Goes right back into the glass.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Furgs Sep 6, 2008 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks to the original poster! I haven't chuckled so much in a while!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have a few...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kraft Mac 'n Cheese made in a popcorn popper, with lots of curry powder mixed in..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vodka and Hawaiian punch--we had already gone through every other mixer on the premises and Hawaiian punch was the only thing left in the vending machine. Boy did I pay for that one! But it took 24 hours. Yeesh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brownies baked with, well, you know...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Fried cheese" which was our name for scrambled eggs mixed with about a pound of cheddar cheese which resulted in a sort of separated curdy mess.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheese from a spray nozzle. Or should I say "cheese food."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miller beer. Lukewarm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tequila Sunrises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mateus rose "wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All the cafeteria food at my college. Mystery meat was abundant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. wanderinglady Sep 5, 2008 10:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks for mentioning me! 200+ replies later, I have to chime in. I mentioned Mountain Dew, wine coolers and Twinkies in the one hit wonders thread. I have to add packaged ramen noodles, Domino's pizza (based on a combination of taste, overexposure and politics). There was one thing the dorm cafeteria served nicknamed "heart attack in a bowl" that I just loved -- it contained chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and cookie crumbs among other things. I'm sure there are other things I haven't even thought about since college, I just don't remember.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rerem Sep 5, 2008 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Totino's is a decent crust +sauce, you add a good amount of real mozzarella and a few fresh sliced mushrooms and its a quick - cheap munch....and I've been a pizza cook.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      back east,the cheap white castle burger was a poor boy's road food. out west-the Burger King double Cheeseburger...Pickle only with Onion....no mustard-catsup goo.. thats pretty solid. I'll do 3 of those double cheeseburgers -no fries no sodapop no mustard -catsup....straight cow with onion and a bit of dill pickle and a pepper packet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not a grain fed Angus Fillet Mignon but a cheap charge of American cheeseburger power on those days when you're all over town doing errands,shopping and such and you don't need sashimi.and want to eat as you drive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm blessed in that whatever I eat I can't gain weight and seem to not gain cholesterol.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheesecake? Cheeseburgers? Beer? Pizza? No fear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        caffeination Sep 2, 2008 08:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ack, i remember my dorm days when I missed most meals in the cafeteria (due to a busy and conflicting schedule). I shared a tiny mini-fridge (with an even tinier freezer that didn't work) & microwave and thus most of my food was limited to goods that could be stored without refrigeration. A typical meal would be cereal. Another common meal was canned ready-to-eat soup with a pop-top opening mechanism. I'd bring the can, a plastic spoon, and a disposable microwaveable paper cup with me for the day and microwave the soup wherever I could (usually department lounges). In dire straits, I would consume the soup cold, straight out of the can. My sodium consumption was astronomical.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A 'good' meal was a can of green beans dumped into a microwaveable paper cup, plus sometimes a slice or two of cheap lunchmeat, a sprinkle of garlic salt (if i was being fancy)...microwaved and eaten while walking to class/meetings. Sometimes, I'd have triscuits or other crackers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Once, I had a craving for something sweet and had mini-marshmallows and nutella on had but no good carbs to put them on. I put them on tortilla chipa, nuked the whole mess, and had 's'more nachos.' Sometimes, I'd have cravings for something salty, and would lick chicken-flavored bouillion cubes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As for caffeine-habits, coffee wasn't a good option for keeping steadily caffeinated throughout the day (would taste nasty when it was 12 hrs old). Instead, I bought lo-carb Monster or sugar-free Red Bull by the case, would empty a can into a nalgene bottle, and sip it throughout the day. I did that daily for one particularly harsh semester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        post-undergrad, I spent some glorious foodie time in Philly working (and eating!). TIme + money + availability of cheap good ethnic food, fine dining at times, and Reading Terminal Market = amazing. I would even make my own greek yogurt & paneer cheese from raw milk from the Amish dairy stand in Reading Terminal Market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since then, I have regressed into horrible eating habits due to returning to school and moving to the Midwest (no time + no money + no availability of much that's good). Cereal is now a part of my everyday meal options. Sigh. I just hope that I don't fall into even worse eating habits. I know someone whose diet during his third year of medical school (spent eternally in the hospital) consisted solely of graham crackers / saltines & small cans of juice/soda pop that can be found in hospital floor 'pantries.'

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Sep 3, 2008 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          caffeination: "I know someone whose diet during his third year of medical school (spent eternally in the hospital) consisted solely of graham crackers / saltines & small cans of juice/soda pop that can be found in hospital floor 'pantries.'"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          now i know why doctors don't offer much good nutritional advice! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and, other than the voluminous drinking stories here, your "Sometimes, I'd have cravings for something salty, and would lick chicken-flavored bouillion cubes" is *really* hard-core!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          better luck in your nutritional options these days. better foods going in your body, better ideas coming out of your brain! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and *do* keep an eye on that sodium/blood pressure. <nanny speech over>

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rerem Sep 5, 2008 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A funny thing..now I cook at a college dining hall. This is aimed at dorm students and is an All You want plan. We have a first rate Taqueria,a pizzaria,a nice salad bar-fresher than most restaurants,a Vegan station, a sandwich make-your-own with a Panini grill and exceptional roast beef. A "Grill" which is your basic burger-fries-chicken patty but also does grilled salmon and "gardenburgers". Then we have 2 entree stations. Those can be roast beef or pork, BBQ Ribs, rotissere chicken, Thai soup, various chinese stir fry, enchilladas.pastas, charbroiled skirt steak, Pastas,manicotti, tortellini of various types,Sushi....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I was in college the cafeteria did canned geen beans, stew, grilled cheese. This place does better food than a lot of the "good" restaurants I'd worked in. This place buys fresh Cilantro by the CASE. Most restaurants I'd worked for didn't get Red Bells, Potobello Mushrooms,Poblano Chilies in large volume. none had 6 cases of Cantalope in the walk in in DECEMBER.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's sad really. Living on Frijoles and Spaghetti with Margerine, peanut butter + saltines..is how college students developed charachter. Now they get Kung Pao Chicken,some cheese tortellini in a nice Chipotle garlic cream sauce and finish with a fresh Carrott cake and a cup of fresh ground Guatamalan coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We got ripped on generic beer and toxic Vin Rose...these kids drink Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Full Sail Amber, Red Tail Ale. I recall Fisher beer being 99 cents a sixpack.....barely worth that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We did have better smoke-REAL Panama Red.......weed today is sedating..strong but without that OMG factor. A few tokes and a Hostess Cupcake was a gourmet treat,and about 6 of them was even better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm not advocating. Unless you know the Vice President as a friend of the family..you can't find the real Panama Red. You can't get Kona Gold. Weed has become more potent but less interesting. It's a pity.....There's such a wonderful selection of deluxe Ice creams now. Panama Red and a pint of Ben & Jerry.....now that ought to be a mix everyone experiances once.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Funny....after all the years my pot "habit" went from mild to near zero and I'm addicted to dark roast Sumatra coffee,brewed strong and done with a big spoon of brown sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I get my coffee or I kill something. Untill I've had about a pint of that sweet caffeine...human life is cheap.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rHairing Sep 8, 2008 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I remember my first college meal at BGSU in 1989. I was horrified. The gravy was bright yellow. I also remernber looking up at the ceiling. It was one thing to see those toothpicks that people had blown through their straws stuck up in the ceiling...But how the hell did they get that whipped cream topping up there?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ajs42548 Sep 2, 2008 07:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thre was a cheaper than cheap wine called Bali High (sp?). My friend and I would buy a bottle and polished it off on Friday nights before going (to try) to meet girls. We also would each buy a pint of ice cream and finish it off in front of the TV.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ML8000 Sep 3, 2008 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hmmm...would Bali High be a "fortified" wine...i.e., alcohol added to grape juice or kool-aid? Sounds like Thunderbird (light, not white) and Night Train (dark, not red)...perhaps the most "famous" of the fortified varietals, the 8-ball of wines if you will.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My gosh...fortified wines have a wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderb...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ajs42548 Sep 4, 2008 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think that Bali High was very much like Thunderbird. I was in college and that was many years ago so I really wouldn't know.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rerem Sep 5, 2008 07:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bali High was a slightly fruity Thunderbird.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That reminds me of Bora Bora which began as a plastic trash can to which was added a gallon or two of cheap Vin rose, a fifth of Everclear, a few gallons of Hawaiian punch and a dozen or so sliced oranges,bananas and whatever other fruit. the improved version had a half gallon of grapefruit juice which cut the awful sick-sweet effect. with the Grapefruit juice in it I could get drunk before getting sick....which made for a better party experiance and less morning after cleanup. NEVER tell a teenager about Bora Bora. For some reason, no matter how awful you describe it they think it's Totally An Excellent Idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  purple goddess Sep 10, 2008 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my uni days here in Australia we used to have a variation of this called the "Blue Lunas Bagoona" (as in the Blue Lagoon cocktail.. I think...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was a rubbish bin lined with a heavy duty bin liner, with blue curacao, pineapple juice, orange juice, vodka, Malibu, coconut milk and Sprite. Sprinkled liberally with cans of Golden Circle Fruit Salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I think I need to go have a lie down now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lvanleer Oct 28, 2008 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Actually it's Bali Hai and I hate to say this however I am looking at a bottle of it right now....that was purchased by my parents when I was in college probably in 1980 or 81...we live in my parents' house now and they never got rid of the bottle....it's unopened though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ML8000 Sep 1, 2008 11:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheap packaged ramen, cheap whiskey.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  garfish Sep 1, 2008 10:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I didn't realize the Southern Comfort thing was so universal. If I ever sniff a bottle I will puke

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    berna Aug 29, 2008 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This'll date me...Boone's Farm Apple Wine ($1 buck a bottle!).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      caliking Sep 1, 2008 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never to be consumed again:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Keystone Light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Captain Morgan + Grenadine (first drink a few good swigs of the Captain, then top up the bottle with Granadine - take liberal swigs for the rest of the night... who needs a glass?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Boone's Strawberry Fields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -something called The Shark (involved Evercleer and Blue Curacao)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The Stack (mashed potatoes topped with 2 burger patties, 2 slices of American cheese, a fried egg, and drowned in gravy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Taco Bell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ... them were the days... and 40 lbs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rerem Sep 5, 2008 07:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There's some nasty stuff. Hard to top Red Mountain Vin Rose straight from the gallon jug. Kids are supposed to like Cambells tomato soup. At about age 11 I discovered I hated it and craved shrimp cocktail or anything with mushrooms. Another "kid" food I disliked was "Franco-American Spaghetti." I had to load it up with Garlic and Oregano to make it tolerable. I can't take "regular" yellow mustard...love a good Dijon,but nothing vinagarey...but that's another thing I turned off to when about 12-13.. About then I'd learned to cook a bit,I could bake bread from scratch,make a good spaghetti sauce and assorted other favorites like Toll House cookies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In my college years...I recall a phase of variations on Stroganoff. Learning the secrets of a good Enchilada and discovering 100 or so kinds of "Pasta Sauce" that did NOT involve a basic red Marinara.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ramen? Now I use less water, drop in a couple of eggs, some frozen shrimp and peas or spinach,garlic,slice up a couple of mushrooms....it makes a nice soup ready in just a few minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I remember a rather dreadful liqueur ..Sloe Gin that was big back in the day. The girls liked it because it's sweet. I can not do SWEET booze. Straight whiskey,brandy,gin...fine.....no cocktails no "wine coolers" or such, no ice or water. Some years ago I had the pleasure of tasting a 1948 Chateau Haut Brion. Since then I can't bear a low grade wine at all...would rather drink Mississippi River water (tastes like catfish mixed with sheetmetal).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coors "beer" what do they really make that stuff from and why do they call it beer?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yep. It does. The worst was Boones Farm Strawberry Hill.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        iwantmytwodollars Aug 29, 2008 12:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Boone's Fuzzy navel and strawberry hill. I drank it on the roof in overalls, natch. It's a miracle that I never rolled off.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Oatmeal with avocado, tomatoes and cheddar (don't ask)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Corn on the cob with margarine. Makes for a very sunny vomit, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pickypicky Aug 27, 2008 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sloe gin. I don't even know what it is except that your puke is bright red.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Beach Chick Aug 25, 2008 01:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cheap tequila...still quiver like a chihuahua thinking about it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bitsubeats Aug 26, 2008 08:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yeah everytime I smell limes I gag a little

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. maplesugar Aug 25, 2008 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drink: Tequila... one tequila two tequila three tequila FLOOR. Too many bad experiences to be able to drink it again no matter how trendy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                plus, our version of grain alcohol and koolaid - Purple Jesus (name derived from the colour on the lawn/carpet etc after ingesting too much of said booze and the sounds emitted by the person expelling the excess alcohol) consisted of Grape Koolaid and Alcool. Almost always served up in frosh mugs that held nearly a litre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Food: survived a semester or two on pasta (whatever was on sale) and hunt's tomato sauce. Can't bring myself to eat plain ol' hunts anymore. *blech*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                plus, Poutine and pizza - there was a place that'd deliver a lunch plate size poutine and pita pizza for $5... I don't ever want to know what the total calories were in that meal *shudder* These days I know better...mostly ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  thenurse Aug 25, 2008 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sounds like you went to Bishop's? In Lennoxville, PQ....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    maplesugar Aug 25, 2008 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Guilty, Political Studies '95 ;) Sounds like you went to BU too - or know alumni :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. lrostron Aug 25, 2008 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I too am in the chicken pot pie group, Swanson's to be specific. Never again! I also seem to recall (vaguely) a drink called a Bocci Ball, with Amaretto and pineapple juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Firegoat Aug 25, 2008 09:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I forgot to add, a sandwich of one thin slice of bologna (the kind with the red string around it) with French's yellow mustard, on white bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The only way I made it palatable was by putting potato chips on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Polecat Aug 25, 2008 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Back in my Boston college daze, I regularly haunted a joint called Buzzy's Roast Beef, a lean-to hut that was literally buttressed up against the back of a correctional facility. Rumor had it that the inmates were doing the cooking, but I digress. One freezing winter night, at around 2 am or so, my roommate and I walked down Charles Street, bought some cheesesteak subs, large spud fries, gargantuan sodas, huddled ourselves on the steps of the nearby red line stop, and gorged ourselves. That was the beginning of a dietary tailspin that led to daily, and sometimes twice-daily trips to Buzzy's, my pallette having become sophisticated enough to take on the triple burgers and onion rings as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'd be lying if I said I've sworn off of greasy kids' stuff since then, but my system will only allow me to ingest so much of it before I need an ambulance and an antacid tablet the size of a frisbee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To the OP, I'd advise trying some real ramen, not the cup stuff, before writing that off your list.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wontonton Aug 25, 2008 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you haven't been back to Boston in a while, you may be interested to know that Buzzy's was bulldozed some years back, and the prison has since been converted into an upscale hotel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Polecat Aug 25, 2008 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had heard about Buzzy's, yeah. But I have to wonder: now, with with the prison gone, who's running that hotel...?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Veggo Aug 25, 2008 10:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ah, Buzzies, off Storrow drive. Any hour of the day, roast beef sandwich with a tangy sauce, wrapped in foil. And extraordinary potato knishes. It was the cheapest food-fix in Beantown, and quite tasty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Polecat Aug 26, 2008 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Agreed, agreed and agreed. I hearken back to the days when they had all their menu items taped to the walls, with helpful cartoons (such as a bball player hitting a triple, to advertise the "triple" burger) added for good measure. Shortly after I returned to NYC, they started to expand, with - lord, help us - indoor seating. Yikes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lgss Aug 24, 2008 04:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I ate quite a bit of cold mac-n-cheese for breakfast in college. Now I'm gluten-free vegan so I wouldn't eat cold mac and cheese for breakfast but I might eat cold gluten-free pasta with hummus for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. hill food Aug 23, 2008 09:57 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "liquid valium - shot glass 1/2 Bacardi 151 & 1/2 Everclear"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            whoa - hardcore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I mis-read that and thought the V was an ingredient...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            had an IV of valium for my wisdom teeth extraction. fortunately I have alibis and my whereabouts can be accounted for.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oh, forgot one, a shot of bourbon after a split of cheap brut. human atomizer. really quite tidy in retrospect. but that's a never again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Sloth Aug 23, 2008 01:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Went to college 80-84, had a roommate who ate Velveeta by the brick. Grossed me out so much I never ate it again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My personal demon is the tuna melt. Thank goodness they seem to have disappeared (or maybe I just don't go to the places that serve them anymore).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taxi Aug 23, 2008 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Velveeta cheese and Ripple...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mag454 Aug 22, 2008 09:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jager bombs....i can't even smell redbull, it makes me so sick. UGH. it is actually a really funny story about how i overdid it on the two and missed the biggest game of the football season- woops!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  also, jungle juice (red alcoholic punch), citron, limon, and vodka in any form. also, the taste of rum doesn't really sit well without something mixed in.....warm rum out of a flask during a formal comes to mind!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  grilled cheese made with our very own grilled cheese maker. we thought this was a healthy alternative to pizza.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  also, we have a place called r-u-hungry which has 'fat' sandwiches- the specialty is the fat b*tch, which includes chix fingers, cheese steak meat, meatballs, french fries, mozz sticks and i think red sauce, cheese and mayo on a roll. it was amazing. my roommate used to eat a whole one and 2 HUGE slices of pizza in one sitting..and she is super skinny.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i love college =)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Passadumkeg Aug 22, 2008 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was so broke once in 1970, just a can of beets in the cupboard, I organized a commando style commando raid on the local trout hatchery. Black clothes, watch cap, blackened faces, strike at midnight! There was a $100 per fish fine if caught. Got away clean. Musta learned something nin Nam. Best damn fish I ever et.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot Chocolate Aug 22, 2008 06:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i still do that haha. i sometimes add italian dressing....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i also eat baked beans from the can ... when i'm especially lazy....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Chew on That Aug 22, 2008 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I want to say I'll never eat ramen noodles...but I probably will. They're actually good on salads. But let's see....tequila, not going to happen!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hot Chocolate Aug 22, 2008 12:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I still love ....... Stove Top Stuffing (yum)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        American cheese (on hamburgers only ... conditioned by McDonald's i suppose but i can't eat McDonalds anymore).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunny Delight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gino's Pizza Rolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco Seasoning packet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If i see that stupid talking glove (hamburger helper) i think i might step on it...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and some others i forgot i ate but now hate...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Steak - Ums (disgusting)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheez Wiz and crackers (this is still in my colon)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Those kraft cheese and crackers packets that used to get packed in school lunches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        those bean burritos in the frozen section of the supermarket you would microwave

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat Aug 22, 2008 05:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, I forgot about Hamburger Helper "Lasagna" flavor. With catchup and parmesan cheese from the green can on top. Add that to my list.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            greedygirl Aug 22, 2008 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I keep seeing references to "hamburger helper". What is it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MMRuth Aug 22, 2008 08:17 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apologies in advance for the revolting looking food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                greedygirl Aug 22, 2008 08:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm shocked. Do people actually eat that?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cowprintrabbit Aug 25, 2008 10:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I keep a box we brought with us from the US to shock and disgust dinner guests. Evidently it's a foreign concept for most of the world. It was a lifesaver in college and when I could barely stand and cook post spine surgery but now - no thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    thenurse Aug 22, 2008 11:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Er, I must confess that the captain of the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey team (2006) did a commercial for Hamburger Helper after they won the gold medal in Turin. It was shameful. She was feeding it to her kids and endorsing it as a healthy dinner. What people will do for money/sponsorship is amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. chocchipcookie Aug 21, 2008 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh the memories. I went to college in the late 80's.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              QUAD night-4 shots in 1 drink-Sloe Gin Fizzes and Amaretto Sours!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BRAINSTOMPER pitchers...Tasted like Kool-aid. Messed one up badly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tequilia shots. I will drink Margaritas though!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cheap Beer (no wonder I never liked beer until I tasted the good stuff)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyone remember pasta meals. Came in a glass jar? My roommate and I treked a mile to the local grocery store and stocked up to eat them from our hotpot. ACCK!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Of course the Kraft "dinner"-we added tuna and thought we were gourmet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From the dining hall: Escallopped Chicken. Double EEEWW!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I lived on Bagels with peanut butter and cream cheese. I guess I still eat that now but not in combination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Back then, the only fast food place was Wendy's uptown and Burger King. I still stay away from both places.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                neverlate Aug 21, 2008 09:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I lived in a dorm and took all my meals in the dining hall -- white tablecloths, waitress service, Swiss-Italian chef. The food was excellent! and I enjoyed it 100 per cent. The only thing I'll never have again is the pizza we would order in on rare occasions. The tomato sauce was tart and so delicious. Now all you can get is pizza with sweet sauce. This was in the early 60's.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. amethiste Aug 21, 2008 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vodka and Kool-Aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bartles and James Wine Coolers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                White Zinfandel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bacardi Breezers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Nachoes" made by cutting up chicken fingers over totilla chips, covering with cheese and nuking in the dorm microwave

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. bitsubeats Aug 21, 2008 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Went to Temple University a few years ago and jeez if I wasn't doing a copious amount of drugs/drinking I was eating SO many packets of chicken ramen with that shitty jar of kimchi that you can buy at the "regular" grocery store. I missed my mom's kimchi so much that I actually bought that crap and I would literally dump most of the kimchi and it's juice into the ramen with an egg.....so gross. However I'd definitely do the same thing now with homemade kimchi and a good ol' packet of shin ramen. (:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I also ate nutella out of the jar with a spoon, I lived on that stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Can't really remember what I was drinking at the time but I'm sure it was pretty horrible stuff or just yuenglings (good standby).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I remember in the school cafeteria they used to do a late night snack thing from like 10-12 (?) and my friends and I would make waffles (yep students could make their own waffles with those flippy waffle irons in the cafeteria), top them with huge scoops of ice cream, and that crappy apple pie filling on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I gained my freshman 15 super fast that year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Another random thing I remember eating in philly was some vegan cheesesteak? I wonder if that place is still around, god was it tasty. I also fondly remember going to that pretzel factory near south street super late at night and buying a ton of pretzels with my then boyfriend for absolutely nothing. They tasted so good fresh with tons of yellow mustard

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ajs228 Aug 21, 2008 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bits, your Nutella snack reminded me of a college roomate who I saw eating Duncan Heinz chocolate cake frosting out of the tub for dinner three nights in a row. We made fun of him then, but looking back now, he may just have been too broke to afford anything else.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bitsubeats Aug 21, 2008 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      not really related to this thread, but i left a carton of shin ramen cups under my bed during winter break and when I came back in January my dorm room had a rat infestation ):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      omg so gross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For some reason Nutella doesn't taste as good on a spoon as it does spread on warm toast. Then again it doesn't taste as good as it did when I was younger

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miss Needle Aug 21, 2008 03:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I still do that with my Nutella many years later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TampaAurora Aug 23, 2008 07:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The "homemade" waffle bar with fruit pie fillings and/or ice cream is a trend best left in the college past for me as well...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. teamuse Aug 21, 2008 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        this thread is hilarious...! I think I might sick by the end o this note.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -MD 50/50 (Shudder)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Malibu rum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Midori liquor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Sex on the Beach/Redheaded Sluts/Purple Nipples, any sort of drink like that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Peach Schnapps. I used to save up the juice cartons in our fridge, that maybe had a 1/2 cup or so left of juice, then fill up half of it of peach schnapps, fridge, then carry the carton around at the party/street/stoop and drink it from the carton. The final straw with peach schnapps was when I mixed it with ginger ale post sushi feast. Awful, awful, awful.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Steel Reserve 40s (40 hands! Rather, I think any 40s should be on this list)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -seasoned salt from CVS (the smell of it just reminds me of putting it on every bland thing I made freshman year of college)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -instant mashed potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -mac and cheese from a box/velveeta and the like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -ellio's pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -large amounts of cesar dressing (i had a roommate senior year who was on the atkin's diet, when the rest of us were all vegetarian or vegan. she would make large amounts of chicken breasts then slather them with caesar salad dressing and eat them like that. I think it's more so the smell of the cesar salad dressing more so than the actual taste)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -most White Castle products- burgers, chicken rings...though I'll have their fries or onion rings once in a while.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -white bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -imitation cheese slices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Jello in any form any flavor- jello shots, jello in a dish...yack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Fat sandwiches...though I haven't had one in a while...I just don't think I could handle that amount of fried food sandwiched in a bun....not so yuck inducing as some of these foods, but nonetheless something I really shouldn't eat again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wontonton Aug 21, 2008 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Dinty Moore Beef Stew - the chunks of fat in a fresh opened can are just nauseating.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Chef Boyardee anything - used to eat it right out of the can unheated, because no one did dishes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Progresso New England Clam Chowder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Minute Rice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Stove Top Stuffing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Lender's Frozen Bagels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Milwaukee's Best - Six pack was maybe $2.85 at the time?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Keystone - Maybe $3.50 a six.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Black Label - About the same.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Golden Anniversary Beer. It came in a gold can and was supposedly an "award winning" beer. Unsurprisingly, it tasted just like any other swill that could be bought for under four bucks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Blatz - $1.85 a six, if it was possible? Tried it once, never again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Colt 45 Tall Boys. Drank an entire six pack by myself when I was 18 and got so sick I have no memory of throwing it all back up, which based on evidence, I did a lot of.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Insidious Rex Jul 31, 2009 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Golden Anniversary... now THERES a reference. That would be on my list too along with Meister Brau, Genessee Light and a number of others... Maybe thats why Im a micro geek now... Oh and that one night freshman year when I did endless shots of gin while eating dry stale frosted flakes put me off to gin for 20 years...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cycloneillini Aug 13, 2009 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It's been almost 30 years for me, and I still can't drink gin. I don't remember ever getting sick on it, but we just drank SOOOOO much of it - and it was cheap gin to boot - Old Mr. Boston - mixed with either 7-Up or worse yet Mt. Dew.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Aug 13, 2009 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                old mr. boston gin and mountain dew!?!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodness alive, i know why you can't drink gin! but... i'll still post this advertising idyll http://www.americanartarchives.com/do... to take you down memory lane, so you may contemplate the "17 rare flavors gathered from the ends of the earth."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hill food Aug 14, 2009 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Old" anything is generally a bad idea in the spirits world.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cycloneillini Aug 16, 2009 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOL alkapal! I think the "ends of the earth" are where I will go to keep from drinking gin now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tonina_mdc Oct 27, 2009 02:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HAHAHAHAHA! I was waiting to see if anyone would bring up Milwalkee's Best (or Beast, as we term it!) That stuff is one of those "Man, I'm low on cash, just get me whatever's cheapest" kind of beers. However, the hysterical part for me is that my dad still drinks it, whether out of some bizarre fondness or inveterate cheapness, I've never figured out which.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat Oct 28, 2009 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For some unknown reason in college, my 3 roommates and myself threw a "moose lodge" party at our off campus house. We had some moosehead beer, moosesnot punch (midori melon liquer, orange juice and I forget what else) and all other things moosie, including moose pictures on the walls and a moose documentary on the tv. I remember several of my friends bring old milwaulkee's, 24 cans.... but they had diligently covered each can in paper to read, "Old Moosewalkie" so they'd stay in theme.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cosmogrrl Aug 8, 2010 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, yes, The Beast! That was what we drank in my college house. 10 cases of the bottles equaled one new case, so we always had a wall o' bottles going. Also, Mad Dog 20/20 in any flavor, especially blue hawaiian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I could cook so i never ate anything to horrible, but I did eat a lot of Mac n' Cheese. But I would kill, especially now, for a Luis' Sub or wings from the Ale House in Troy, NY. Man I loved those subs, and those wings. Delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also my friends would give me $ and I'd make them a big fancy meal. They really enjoyed it, and it kept me in food. I basically charged for the cost of the food. But the leftovers kept me going!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hill food Aug 11, 2010 01:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      smart move, I did the same to bribe the G-D house cleaned and pony up the food cost myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. greedygirl Aug 21, 2008 05:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Am I the only person who quite likes a Southern Comfort with ice on a cold winter's night? And sloe gin is yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, for me it's tuna pasta bake, lentil bake and any other kind of "bake" using leftover vegetables, which my college canteen specialised in. Also Bulgarian/Romanian wine, and Baileys (not together). Wine was a lot more expensive in those days!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Firegoat Aug 21, 2008 05:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sloe Gin was indeed yummy. Too yummy. Too too yummy. I have never been able to face it again. I used to drink it mixed with Sprite in college.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    what was I thinking?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      invinotheresverde Aug 21, 2008 09:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't like SoCo at all (reminds me of trashy people for some reason). I totally agree with the Bailey's, though!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Cowprintrabbit Aug 21, 2008 04:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The beer in the white can with "BEER" in pale blue letters on the side....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tastycakes Sep 12, 2008 07:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OMG!!! Beer brand beer!!! My roommates would drink this. Never again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Passadumkeg Aug 21, 2008 03:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chicken pot pies too. I cashed in my cafeteria meal card and ate a lot of 10 for a dollar chicken pot pies so I could take glider lessons. Almaden Mountain Burgundy, Gallo Hearty Burgundy (Did it really win a blind taste test in the 70's?), Mateus and Wilkes Barre's Gibbon's Ale ($1.99 for a case of 16 oz returnables!) No regrets on the drinks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I look fondly back at my cooege food experience. Four of us who were tired of the dorm/frat scene rented an old Pennsylvania farm house. Were though of ourselves ans young guitar playing Hemmingways. Were hunted and fished excessively. Our freezer was filled w/ pheasant, duck and goose and we had a huge 50 gallon fish tank that would keep trout alive for a couple of days so we could make truite bleau to impress our girl friends. We utilized the Allentown Farmers Market and had a great German butcher too.I remember feeling sooo cool strolling into class in my canvass hunting jacket, just back from the hunt. We even planted a huge ring of sun flower seed in the middle of a hillside corn field that grew up into a huge yellow peace sign in the middle of the green corn field. In the winter we would back 4 YWs into a n empty potato barn for quick starting. After finals we had a keg for 3 days on the front porch and one huge drug and booze filled party with a live band. It was a wonder that we were never busted! Played hockey & lacrosse, was a member of the art musem and a hawk sanctuary. Idyllic; then I got drafted......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last year we had 4 kids in college (and 1 out) and we giggle that we still buy Almaden Mountain Burgundy (An aside; Maine is a French province near Burgundy). Our kids come home and complain that we drink cheap wine!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheflambo Aug 21, 2008 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Does anyone remember Almaden Grenache Rose? We LOVED this stuff and bought big jugs of it for our bread/cheese/presliced pepperoni picnics. It also went well with cold pizza for breakfast.......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DiningDiva Aug 21, 2008 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I used it a lot in spaghetti sauce

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ah yes. Grenache. For people who thought they were too sophisticated for white zin. Never mind that it was served in a box. Definitely on my list.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hot Chocolate Aug 21, 2008 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Banquet Chicken Pot Pies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hot Pockets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pop Tarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Subway Meatball or Tuna subs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Those Lipton Soup Packets with Saltines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Entemenn's deserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Those Hostess Fruit Pies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Other Hostess products (king dons etc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ice Berg Lettuce salads (unless Olive Garden)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            slice of toast with Prego spaghetti sauce and american cheese on top

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. DiningDiva Aug 20, 2008 10:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spinada, worse than Boone's Farm and Annie Green Springs. An instant hang over if ever there was one. If you've never heard of it, you probably were born after 1971.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cycloneillini Jan 20, 2009 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm just glad to see someone else remembers Annie Green Springs (peach was my favorite OMG) Now I get sugar shock just thinking about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eileen Aug 20, 2008 05:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ahhh memories! I went to college in the '70's Here is it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kraft mac 'n cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cup a soup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tequila (with the worm)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rum and coke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rolling rock beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ramen noodles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pop tarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                subs with hot peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                canned ravoli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Boone's Farm wine

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jcattles Aug 20, 2008 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I never went to college, but had my share of nasty stuff:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Velvet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Southern Comfort (gag thinking about it)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Night train
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keystone Light

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7-11 Frozen Burrito
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Carmello candy bars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kraft Mac & Cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mini Frozen Pizza

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ajs228 Aug 20, 2008 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wait a minute, what's wrong with the Caramello? Those are delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jcattles Aug 20, 2008 08:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Let's just say they're not the best thing to eat with cotton mouth. lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 Aug 21, 2008 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, no, you'd never get them down. You're lucky to have survived.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        foodiefromfl Sep 10, 2008 08:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caramello's....Right???!!! Yummm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LabRat Aug 20, 2008 09:34 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jeanmarieok Aug 20, 2008 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My first batch of limoncello was made with everclear - and it wasn't bad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LabRat Aug 20, 2008 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It wasn't the taste, it was the quantity consumed at a party in college. The next few days weren't pretty and I really didn't feel good for several weeks after that. 20 years later and I still have an aversion to the taste of alcohol. Beer and wine are fine (he said with a rhyme), but I still fear Everclear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tonina_mdc Oct 27, 2009 02:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm with you, LabRat. The band of that name is to be loved. The alcohol Everclear is to be feared and avoided at all costs. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. RealMenJulienne Aug 20, 2008 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A typical college meal:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Appetizer: Armour potted meat amuse, served in the can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Main dish: Totino's party pizza, supreme style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Main dish #2: Totino's party pizza, mexican style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dessert: melted and refrozen plastic tub ice cream which no one ever threw out

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paired with only the finest of boxed wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As to never eating any of this stuff again, I can make no promises.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Olallieberry Aug 20, 2008 05:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chili cheese curly fries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In n Out Animal Style Fries (ok, who am I kidding, I still totally eat these)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anything from the Chili's menu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frozen potstickers from Costco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cinnamon sugar covered giant 'pretzels' dipped in cream cheese or caramel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jack in the Box tacos, milkshakes...actually, just Jack in the Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cheap, open-til-4-am Mexican food (Benito's!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alcohol-spiked smoothies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hard alcohol in a plastic bottle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Natty Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jungle Juice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. jayt90 Aug 20, 2008 05:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perdue chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gallo Hearty Burgundy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Navarro jug wine in raffia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brown rice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Low rise health food loaves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pizza kits in a box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Margarine with a squeeze pod for coloring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Constant comment tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wonder bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spaghetti sauce from packaged powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rye and Coke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. crosby_p Aug 20, 2008 04:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 & 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tequila shots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Purple Jesus at the beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sloe Gin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              However, I remember that the orange juice we set out on the outside window sill in winter tasted SOOOOOO good the morning after.....at least....for a while.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rudysmom Aug 20, 2008 03:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                put me on the Southern Comfort wagon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the worm in the bottle of mescal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                also, Ritz crackers slathered with the almond-covered balls of port-wine cheddar that we thought were the height of sophistication

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kagey Aug 20, 2008 03:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fun responses here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I got most of the bad drinking out of the way in high school, but cheap vodka was a college staple that I won't touch anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pop Tarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Louisiana Crunch Cake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dorm food, particularly the institutional turkey dinners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almost any food served on a tray

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sparkina Oct 28, 2009 01:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louisiana Crunch Cake! Wicked tasty and a favorite dessert of mine as a teen

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Oct 28, 2009 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      entenmann's still makes louisiana crunch cake, no? i loved it, too -- but these days i'll bet it tastes very artificial-slicky-aftertaste-y like all those kind of products (compared with those items back in the day).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      here's a home-made one: http://debbiesmochame.blogspot.com/20...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gmk1322 Aug 19, 2008 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 words: Buffet Sushi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The two most memorable episodes were when I got a piece of frozen salmon on rice and another time a piece of hamachi that was dark brown and when I bit into it there was a line of grizzle in the middle that almost made me gag.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hsk Aug 19, 2008 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I only had it the once, although I only vaguely recollect it. I can't believe people actually consume the stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lil magill Jan 2, 2010 05:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Green Chartreuse is 140 proof. You can chill it and still light it. I drank it warm in a snifter, and it really lights you up! as for the days 'when i wouldn't see any money for another week' you should visit a campus these days and compare. kids are the most affluent that they've ever been. i don't think they'd understand, but i had a habit of fainting after exams because i took off work to study, therefore did not eat. i worked in restaurants. then finally once i landed so badly i had plastic surgery on my face. that nearly stopped that habit!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        burlgurl Aug 19, 2008 08:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gosh...I remember days when I wouldn't see any money for another week and collecting any change I could find so I could walk 2 miles to the store to buy a bagel for 50 cents and mix ketchup and water to make a 'soup'..I cringe how I know take a corporate charge account for granted for 4 star restaurants!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Cheese Boy Aug 19, 2008 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Southern Comfort is out, kamikazes are out, and any 'light' beer is out. What was I thinking drinking that sh*t?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ambrosia is still a favorite eat though whenever I can get it. Love the coconut too : ).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pattisue Aug 19, 2008 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bacardi & Coke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flaming Shots (Southern Comfort)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Boone's Farm Wild Mountain Grape, Strawberry Hill, Apple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TJ Swan Easy Days and Mellow Nights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tequila Sunrise (pitcher night)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I didn't eat ramen in college, so I sort of like it now, but doctored.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. phelana Aug 19, 2008 05:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Velveeta pasta..ugh..stick to your ribs YUCK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Vetter Aug 19, 2008 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zima (with skittles in it, no less)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A certain crudely named shot composed of bailey's, amaretto and a pile of whipped cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cheap tequila
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kraft Mac n Cheese made for the microwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prego spaghetti sauce from Costco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Frozen bean burritos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Totino's party pizzas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. sebetti Aug 19, 2008 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The worst night of my life: Poker with MadDog 20/20 and Swisher Sweet cigars.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (nobody told me you were not supposed to inhale...hey, I went to a liberal school, I thought I was supposed to keep it in as long as possible.) (I also suspect that the guys thought it was funny to let the girls learn about cigars the hard way)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lime jello made with Everclear.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lipton Instant Rice

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIss G Aug 19, 2008 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Natural Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Winner's Cup vodka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  White Russians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Taco bell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    adrienne156 Aug 20, 2008 11:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh. My. God. MadDog 20/20. The worst night of my life also involved that crap only I was drinking Bacardi Limon and chasing it with MadDog 20/20, not realizing that I was chasing booze with booze.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Natty Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any beer from a keg, upside down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Adios MoFo's (I try not to eat/drink things that are a color that do not occur naturally in nature)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peppermint Schapps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Totino's Pizza Rolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nation's Chili Cheese Fries at 2:30 in the morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fosie's (roommate) Famous Tacos -- brown ground meat, season with cajun seasoning, add sour cream and pace spicy salsa, cook until most of the juices are absorbed. Serve with shredded iceberg lettuce and Kraft 2% cheddar cheese in crispy taco shells.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Although I'm not a huge fan anymore, I will always have a special place in my heart for Pasta Pomodoro. I was lucky enough to have a friend who worked for them and I would drive directly there from Davis, park myself at the bar and do everyone's roll ups and the manager would pay me in food. Kept me fed and scurvy free through my last two years of college.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      conngirl Aug 26, 2008 10:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A west coast bartender at the bar i work at in nyc introduced the AMF to our regulars...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      things have never been the same since...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 Aug 27, 2008 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ok, gotta ask now. What's in an AMF?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          adrienne156 Aug 27, 2008 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What isn't in a AMF is more like it, lol.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vodka, gin, light rum, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, 7-up, and a maraschino cherry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, and conngirl, I am so sorry.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ajs228 Aug 28, 2008 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, God! That sounds vile.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ajs228 Jul 27, 2010 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I met a buddy's new 25-year-old girlfriend the other night and she was drinking AMFs. I immediately thought of this thread. When I asked her what was in it, she described it as "a Long Island, but with blue stuff instead of Coke."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                deputygeorgie Aug 29, 2013 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sounds like a Blue MoFo instead of an AMF. Could just be how we make it at our bar though. Every bar makes every drink differently.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Sra. Swanky Aug 19, 2008 02:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ah...college memories *misty eyes* ;o)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Red Kool-Aid rum bunch served out of a plastic trash can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jell-O shots in every color & flavor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      shots of the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Goldschlager (loved those nifty gold flakes in it!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Super cheap Genny Light Beer (brewed from the waters of the Genesee...tasted more like the Erie Canal - yuck!!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sub-par pizza dipped in blue cheese dressing (we had to - it was that bad!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheeseburger pie made with Bisquick (an off-campus specialty of mine!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      spicy fries cut into width-wise circles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Captain Morgan & Coke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nick Tahous' Garbage Plates (a Rochester specialty -our campus did a miniscule version of 'em!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sloe Gin Fizzes

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 Aug 19, 2008 11:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sra, I actually have a case-and-a-half of Cream Ale sitting here, just waiting to tailgate the upcoming Bills at Cardinals game. I was thinking of doing my own Garbage Plates that day, but I'm leaning toward cochinita pibil now. Gotta bring a little Arizona flavor to the NY crowd, and vice versa :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sra. Swanky Aug 20, 2008 06:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good call with the pibil! You can do the Garbage Plate in the late fall when the crowd will appreciate the extra calories -- insulation for the winter!! :o)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mpjmph Sep 30, 2008 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh Captain Morgan, he taught me to hold my liquor. Sort of. For me it was Captain and Diet... the aspartame really brings out the spicyness :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I ate a lot of store brand mac and cheese, often leaving the last serving out over night then nuking it in the morning. Something about the dried out and reheated texture was so good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And Pokey Stix! Anyone who was fortunate enough to have a Gumby's pizza near their college knows how wonderful they are at 2am... I have to admit that I still order them a few times each year during basketball season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our dining hall had the "best" desserts, including a wonderful but deadly chocolate chip cookie bar topped with a layer of peanut butter then chocolate syrup. Sometimes they would make rice crispy treats but with stale fruit loops - sounds gross, but oh so good. Plus they had a self-serve, hard scoop ice cream bar stocked with 8 different Breyer's flavors at any one time. If only I could still eat desserts like that every day...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Firegoat Sep 30, 2008 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Seems like I just read somewhere that mixing your liquor with a diet drink will deliver the alcohol to the appropriate places about 10-12ish minutes faster than with a regular drink.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Sep 30, 2008 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              uh, yeah, iirc, that works with diet sprite! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rHairing Oct 2, 2008 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OMG...I forgot about the Canadian Club and Diet Dr. Pepper...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. trishyb Aug 19, 2008 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            natural lite and keystone light during my underage drinking days at the frat parties and amaretto sours after as a sophisticated 21 year old at the local bars. for food, mcdonalds had 29 cent hamburger mondays and 39 cent cheeseburger wednesdays. my roommates and i would buy 20 at a time and stock our fridge with them. whenever i needed to grab something to eat on the way to class or work, i'd pop a couple in the microwave and go.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cimui Aug 19, 2008 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ohhhh natty light. ok, i lied earlier. that is ONE thing i drank in college that i would never, ever, ever, ever drink now. (at least not unless i were quadruple dared.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Blush Aug 19, 2008 01:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mike's Hard Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plate of french fries as a "meal"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pizza Hut all you can eat lunch buffet

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fast food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coors Light, Killian's red, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chocolate cream cheese and crackers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coors Light, Killian's red, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jarred spaghetti sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                blueberry bagels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coors Light, Killian's red, etc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jeanmarieok Aug 19, 2008 12:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  'Free' happy hour buffets with really lousy cheap food - I cringe whenever someone invites me to happy hour and tells me how good the 'free buffet' is.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MattInNJ Aug 19, 2008 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nightrain, ugh..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. ajs228 Aug 19, 2008 12:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've got to say, all of you who have sworn off tequila, you're missing out. Now that I'm not doing shots of bottom-shelf rotgut I actually enjoy tequila. A really nice glass of agave nectar can be just as complex as a great scotch or gin. Maybe give it another try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheflambo Aug 19, 2008 01:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 -- I love and still enjoy tequila too, but for anyone who ever drank too much of anything and then barfed it up, there is usually no going back.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          danhole Aug 26, 2008 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My first experience with tequila was in college, taking shots in the back seat of a car going back to the theater to work on a set crew. I thought it was pretty good stuff . . . until I had to walk up an ungodly amount of stairs to get into the theater! By the time I got in the door I was so wasted! The crew head took one look at me and put me in his office to lay on the couch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Southern comfort during a drinking game. Ran out of that so why not some rum? To this day I can't smell or drink either of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And Jungle juice! We were in a dry county so we had to go to Coffee City (real name) to get our booze. We'd all bring whatever we had, go out to the woods of East Texas and mix the booze up with some koolaid. GACK! Waking up in the middle of the woods is not a fun thing to do, but I survived. Amazing, huh?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As far as food, Mac & Cheese made in my coffee pot (perculator), and as a treat sometimes mixed with a cut up hot dog smuggled from the cafeteria. Egads, how could I have eaten that?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hill food Aug 26, 2008 08:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can relate. Eastern KS, many (uncaught) infractions. several things off the list ever since. I try to explain why it's a wonder I'm alive at all today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            but nobody really gets it - I have no shame, but even I am embarrassed by some of it. fortunately no one was harmed by me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          weewah Jan 26, 2011 12:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I never tasted tequila till I was over 30 years old - I figured why drink something that people seem to have to choke down? Now I drink it almost exclusively. I am so glad I didn't screw this pleasure up for myself when I was younger!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. ChefJune Aug 19, 2008 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hmmmm no one's mentioned Taylor Tawny Port....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            markabauman Aug 19, 2008 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike's Subs, Utica Club beer (Schenectady, NY)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cheflambo Aug 19, 2008 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Harvey Wallbangers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tequila Sunrises (now you all know how old I am!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anything mixed in large quantities in a garbage-bag-lined wastebasket at a frat party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Roy Rogers Double R Bar Burger with Horsey Sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Entenmann's chocolate covered donuts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There were a few lean weeks at the end of every semester when the money ran out and as hungry dorm rats my roommate and I would scavenge loose change and eat from the vending machines. I seldom buy anything from a junk food machine anymore, but I think of my lean times whenever I see one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                roro1831 Aug 19, 2008 01:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wait, your frat actually lined the garbage cans before making the "punch" in them?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Southern Comfort I have to agree with, a couple of bad experiences and now I can't smell it without wanting to get sick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Busch Beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheap draft beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                And there was a drink, it was marketed as a wine cooler but much more potent, called Cisco. Came in a few flavors and we played quarters with it on a few occasions. I don't even think they make it anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As far as food goes, it's not that I wouldn't eat the things I ate in college, I just can't eat them anymore, messes with my stomach too much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheflambo Aug 19, 2008 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh yes ... I was the "sweetheart" of ATO and they considered themselves VERY civilized. (snort) This was just a few years before "Animal House" made outrageous behavior "acceptable".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And speaking of Everclear ... I almost forgot about "cherry bombs". A large jar of maraschino cherries was drained (syrup set aside) then marinated in straight Everclear for, well, as long as you were willing to wait. They were served as a appetiser. Adding the red syrup was optional, but definitely added a certain "color" later while you prayed to the porcelain gods.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tonina_mdc Oct 27, 2009 01:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, apparently the folks at my university took the whole Everclear fruit thing to a higher level. Instead of just doing it with the cherries, there were parties where the hosts would cut up large quantities of fruit like watermelon, honeydew, cherries, grapes - anything that would soak in alcohol really well, basically - three days ahead of time, throw it in huge tubs or garbage cans with large quantities of Everclear, keep it chilled and just let it absorb as much of this 190-proof alcohol as possible. Freshmen and sophs would arrive at these parties and not understand why people were going crazy over the fruit, then try some and collapse a short while later. Trust me, that fruit could erase your mind.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet Jan 28, 2011 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trust me, that fruit could erase your mind.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that reminds me...Mind Erasers! equal parts vodka, kahlua, and tonic or soda water, sucked through a straw as quickly as possible. nasty, nasty stuff...but got you blitzed pretty fast!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bubbles4me Aug 19, 2008 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gosh....Cisco! Gack!!! Talk about a blast from the past....I drank way too many a bottle of Cisco in my teens.....not sure if they still make it but I kknow for a fact there is no way I could drink that now!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jodymaryk Aug 19, 2008 07:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cisco is alive and well and living in my local " beer and smoke " shop.

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