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uwsister Aug 7, 2011 11:11 AM

The other day I bought some Liberte yogurts on sale. I was putting them in the fridge when I got home and remembered how I used to keep Yakult (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakult) in freezer when I was a kid. They were SO much better when frozen and eaten with a thin, long iced tea spoon. So I popped lemon and coconut flavored Liberte in the freezer. Just now I took the lemon one out and I'm really liking the texture and the fact that it takes a lot longer to eat it. So that got me thinking, what other things tastes better when frozen? There are some obvious candidates, like Thin Mint cookies, bananas. Anything else? I would love some ideas/suggestions!

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    pine time RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 11:43 AM

    Grapes!

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      jbsiegel RE: pine time Aug 7, 2011 12:20 PM

      +1 on the grapes!

      Chocolate chip cookies.

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        pikawicca RE: jbsiegel Aug 8, 2011 05:09 PM

        Absolutely CCC!

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          JMF RE: jbsiegel Aug 14, 2011 07:56 AM

          Yep, grapes, and chocolate chip cookies, still warm and soft from the oven and then immediately frozen. They get this sort of hard chewiness to them.

      2. linguafood RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 12:37 PM

        Ice cream & gelato.

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          uwsister RE: linguafood Aug 7, 2011 02:14 PM

          I should have written "not foods that are supposed to be frozen" in the OP, but I thought it was obvious!

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            Muchlove RE: uwsister Aug 15, 2011 09:03 AM

            FWIW, most ice cream tastes better melted to me! I always stir it like a maniac until it becomes ice cream "soup"!

        2. Veggo RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 12:49 PM

          Reese's peanut butter cups. But I suppose everyone knows that. Also, akvavit.

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            ipsedixit RE: Veggo Aug 7, 2011 01:12 PM

            Kit Kat and 3 Musketeers as well.

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              gaffk RE: ipsedixit Aug 7, 2011 04:52 PM

              And don't forget Milkyways.

              (I've never tried frozen Kit Kats--will have to experiment next time I get a candy bar craving.)

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                shallots RE: gaffk Aug 7, 2011 06:49 PM

                Second the Milky Way bars. The staple snack of our swimming pool.

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                  Veggo RE: shallots Aug 7, 2011 07:25 PM

                  That's gettin' awfully close to the Baby Ruth bar in the pool in Caddyshack!

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                    eclecticsynergy RE: shallots Aug 14, 2011 05:07 AM

                    Oh yeah, the frozen Milky way or Three Musketeers. Poolside treat from way back when (in my case, that's the 1960s).

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                      gaffk RE: eclecticsynergy Aug 14, 2011 10:35 AM

                      Funny, it was a poolside treat for me as well (in the 70s).

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                    JMF RE: gaffk Aug 14, 2011 07:58 AM

                    Frozen kit kats get even crunchier, but you have to eat them fast. Otherwise as they start to warm up, and if it's humid out, they start to get a weird waxy condensation taste.

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                    obiter_dicta RE: ipsedixit Aug 17, 2011 07:49 PM

                    Oooh. I really like Kit Kat Chunky frozen. Something about the thick layer of milk chocolate...

                    I also like the above mentioned cookies (chocolate chip, white chocolate-macadamia nut, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles...I'm not picky) in frozen form, and will add: minigo yogurt, Rice Krispies squares and sometimes gummy worms.

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                      jbsiegel RE: obiter_dicta Aug 18, 2011 04:54 AM

                      LOL - I can't even imagine what a frozen gummy worm is like!

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                        obiter_dicta RE: jbsiegel Aug 18, 2011 06:43 AM

                        Try it! As it begins to slowly defrost, it becomes verrry chewy.

                        Another one I thought of is mochi. Put it in the freezer for about half an hour so that it is not completely frozen. Love that texture.

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                    jbsiegel RE: Veggo Aug 7, 2011 05:02 PM

                    And Charleston Chews

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                      donovt RE: jbsiegel Aug 7, 2011 06:42 PM

                      I haven't seen a charleston chew in years. They were awesome frozen.

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                        alliegator RE: jbsiegel Aug 15, 2011 08:56 AM

                        +1

                    2. ipsedixit RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 12:51 PM

                      Don't know about frozen, but I certainly feel like a slice of cheesecake does not suffer from about 30 minutes for so in the freezer.

                      Same with Chinese egg custard tarts, Ding Dongs, and Twinkies. Not frozen, but a good 30 minute "car wash" in the freezer sometimes does wonders for them.

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                        sherriberry RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 01:05 PM

                        Charleston chew candy bars, broken up into pieces. As a kid, the ice cream man used to sell frozen Zero bars, but I haven't had one in years.

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                          meatn3 RE: sherriberry Aug 7, 2011 03:01 PM

                          I loved frozen zero bars! They always had them at the YMCA when I was young.

                        2. arktos RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 02:36 PM

                          As a kid I loved frozen Twinkies and those Hostess orange cupcakes.

                           
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                            Jenny Ondioline RE: arktos Aug 7, 2011 06:08 PM

                            When I was a kid, a frozen Mrs. Bairds chocolate cupcake was one of my favorite treats.

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                            lifeasbinge RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 02:37 PM

                            ice cream!

                            1. PuniceaRana RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 04:51 PM

                              1+ on the grapes!!

                              I also always freeze the bite sized milky way bars...Yum! Discovered that when I tried to keep myself from sampling the Halloween candy I'd purchased the week before to hand out to the kids on Halloween. Back in the day when Entenmann's chocolate covered donuts were still good, I would freeze them as well, I loved how the chocolate would crackle as I bit into them. (you can eat them straight from the freezer- great on hot summer mornings

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                                jlhinwa RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 05:16 PM

                                Another vote for ypgurt and also pudding in those little cups....Jello brand, I think. Both taste better frozen, but not frozen solid.

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                                  applemomma RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 06:12 PM

                                  peeps! or stale. definitly a toss up.

                                  http://oneloudlemon.blogspot.com/

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                                    Axlsgoddess RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 06:36 PM

                                    Snickers and Double Chocolate Milanos.

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                                      SIMIHOUND RE: Axlsgoddess Aug 7, 2011 07:12 PM

                                      Homemade chocolate chip cookies. YUM!

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                                        Delucacheesemonger RE: Axlsgoddess Aug 14, 2011 05:51 AM

                                        Exactly !

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                                        brooklynkoshereater RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 07:36 PM

                                        Call me crazy (crazy!) but when I make butternut squash muffins or zucchini raisin muffins, the first thing I do is stick a dozen or so in the freezer. I happen to like the way they taste when they are half-frozen (not rock solid, obviously) better than fresh from the oven.

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                                          burlgurl RE: uwsister Aug 7, 2011 07:54 PM

                                          gummy candies! fuzzy peaches,etc

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                                            haiku. RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 02:39 PM

                                            brownies!

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                                              gator28 RE: haiku. Aug 8, 2011 04:52 PM

                                              Yes, brownies for sure! Chocolate chip cookies of course, any kind of chocolate candy. I like frozen grapes and strawberries. I also like frozen almonds!

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                                              mom22tots RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 05:14 PM

                                              Chocolate vitamuffins

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                                                pinkfluffyclouds RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 06:59 PM

                                                Frozen peas! I'm eating them right now. Frozen pineapple and grapes.

                                                Also, "Ah Caramel"s. I think they are only sold in Canada: "Spongy white cakes coated in a chocolatey layer and overflowing with luscious caramel and pastry creme."

                                                Really kind of trashy and ordinary/Twinkie-ish, but when frozen they are just delightful

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                                                  harryharry RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 07:06 PM

                                                  .....Orange Milano Cookies, dipped in milk until the cookie is mush and the chocolate/orange is still hard!! I can eat a whole bag in a sitting!

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                                                    vonger44 RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 07:17 PM

                                                    Nutter Butter cookies and Junior mints

                                                    1. sukekiyo RE: uwsister Aug 8, 2011 09:25 PM

                                                      Tim Tams, specifically for slammin'.
                                                      Ripe Hachiya persimmons - they basically turn into persimmon sorbet.
                                                      Add me to the chorus of frozen grape enthusiasts. :)

                                                      1. eclecticsynergy RE: uwsister Aug 14, 2011 05:13 AM

                                                        Melon balls.

                                                        Ice cubes made from grape juice- super tasty in lemonade.
                                                        Ice cubes made from apricot nectar- super tasty in iced tea.

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                                                          Veggo RE: eclecticsynergy Aug 14, 2011 06:00 AM

                                                          I like the idea of the grape juice ice cubes in the lemonade. The color and flavor will change as you drink it? Do you get little swirls along the way? Sounds fun.

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                                                            eclecticsynergy RE: Veggo Aug 14, 2011 11:55 PM

                                                            Yep, gets grapier as you go. No swirls, though. For that I make iced tea (no lemon) and drizzle cream in. As much fun as food coloring dripped into a bath. And very tasty besides- lots of folks put cream or half & half in hot tea; few ever think to do it in iced tea. The swirls don't last once you pick up the glass, but the flavor does. Amazingly good variation from the usual.

                                                        2. PotatoHouse RE: uwsister Aug 14, 2011 05:38 AM

                                                          Gelato.

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                                                            pippimac RE: PotatoHouse Aug 14, 2011 06:34 AM

                                                            Bombay Sapphire and any good vodka.
                                                            Lemon iceblocks to go with it.

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                                                            oldunc RE: uwsister Aug 14, 2011 06:49 AM

                                                            As a kid, I was absolutely wild about frozen peas straight from the bag. I love frozen chocolate chip cookies; the chocolate, as it thaws, seems to appear out of nowhere, as though by divine intervention.

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                                                              Veggo RE: oldunc Aug 14, 2011 07:16 AM

                                                              Oh, the wheel in the sky keeps on turning. Now the frozen peas stay in the bag, and soothe our aching backs!

                                                            2. Motosport RE: uwsister Aug 15, 2011 09:36 AM

                                                              Chocolate covered jelly rings and bars. Chocoalate covered marshmallow twists!!!

                                                              1. menton1 RE: uwsister Aug 15, 2011 09:38 AM

                                                                Pineapple, watermelon chunks. ,

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                                                                  INDIANRIVERFL RE: menton1 Aug 16, 2011 10:15 AM

                                                                  Bananas dipped in chocolat

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                                                                  tastesgoodwhatisit RE: uwsister Aug 17, 2011 08:42 PM

                                                                  Those chocolate Sarah Lee cakes that they sell in the frozen foods section. As a cake, when thawed, it's not great, but let it sit out for about 15 minutes, and they're pretty good as a frozen snack.

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                                                                    klyeoh RE: uwsister Aug 18, 2011 03:52 AM

                                                                    Whalemeat sashimi - has to be eaten semi-frozen whence it had a watermelon-like texture. Once the meat reached room temperature, not so nice.

                                                                    1. Motosport RE: uwsister Aug 18, 2011 06:57 AM

                                                                      I just had a frozen Payday bar for breakfast, yummy!! Peanuts are healthy, right!!

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                                                                        Rice Krispie Treats

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