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Title: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 23.04.2013, 23:45:03
Hi, i'm wondering if the International snack exchange is gonna happen this year? If Gwyndolium can do it again this year that will be great!

If not, maybe i should have the honour to run it :3 if he don't want to do it?

If it happens, then i'm gonna bring Turkish snacks to sample out for you guys ;)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 24.04.2013, 13:26:53
Would be nice to have. I missed it last year, but the year before I really enjoyed it.
If the event will be run again this year, I will try to participate.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 24.04.2013, 20:10:44
I'm always up for this!  We'll be arriving directly to EF, so now there's less trouble with the food storage, too.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Kamuniak on 01.05.2013, 09:34:29
Yes! I've been in these every previous years and it's been really nice event. Eating, tasting new foods, chatting with people :) I surely bring something.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Shaman on 04.05.2013, 17:21:04
I would also be interested in this happening again :9
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Sinea on 06.05.2013, 16:15:22
i am also up for it! :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 06.05.2013, 16:16:05
Sounds like fun, but I don't think Norway has anything exciting to offer xD
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 08.05.2013, 20:10:43
Sounds like fun, but I don't think Norway has anything exciting to offer xD

I'm sure you have sweets and maybe some local (non-alcoholic) drinks :)  Or local cheese, or local... anything! :D
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 08.05.2013, 21:32:41
It's not like I have a choice anyway as they will put it in the booklet no matter what haha.
Probably will do it again but want to speak to the charity to see if we can arrange something this time.

So Pinky if you are reading this I'll probably be poking you very soon about it ;)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Kinase on 12.05.2013, 20:53:20
I'm up for this me too.

I'll bring something more than what I brouhgt last year.

Any particular request about italian's snacks?
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: VulpesRex on 14.05.2013, 09:00:06
I'm up for this me too.

I'll bring something more than what I brouhgt last year.

Any particular request about italian's snacks?

For those of us unfamiliar with what Italy offers in the way of snacks, perhaps you might provide a list of popular snacks with details for each, such as:

1)  What is it called
2)  What is it like to eat (is it crunchy, salty, chewy, sweet, bite-sized, bar, biscuit, wafer, etc).
3)  What is it made of (primary ingredients).
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 14.05.2013, 13:33:31
Beeing partly italian, I would like to bring along the same stuff I brought two years ago:
- Fonzies (delicious corn/cheese puffs)
- Chinotto (non alcoholic herbal drink, like Jägermeister without alcohol)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: PATROL on 15.05.2013, 09:28:48
- Chinotto (non alcoholic herbal drink, like Jägermeister without alcohol)
I live close to Italian border but I've never heard of it. It would be interesting to try.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 15.05.2013, 22:33:45
Btw, is this supposed to be sort of a buffet where people can walk around and sample?
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 15.05.2013, 22:37:49
Btw, is this supposed to be sort of a buffet where people can walk around and sample?

No, the idea is that it's a place where people can share food from their culture with other people who do the same and enjoy doing so.
It's about tasting small bits or sip small drinks and is in no way a replacement for dinner or lunch neither should it ever be.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 15.05.2013, 22:57:27
- Chinotto (non alcoholic herbal drink, like Jägermeister without alcohol)

Chinotto is always welcome! :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 19.05.2013, 14:42:10
I would like to join this too, and Norway does have a thng or two to. I'll see what i can bring =3
Will it be written up in the conbook? I've never been to a snack exchange before XD
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Sairys on 19.05.2013, 22:49:44
Have to remember to bring some interesting Canadian treats, maybe candied-salamon & coffee crisp :D
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Mazin on 21.05.2013, 23:41:37
I will be back this year, and plan to bring some more of my tasty Saudi dates with me!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: FreesTyler on 29.05.2013, 09:02:26
I actually brought some norwegian chocolate last year, but missed the event D:
But I'll try to bring some goodies again if this event comes back. :3
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Kinase on 31.05.2013, 20:37:44
Last year, me and my friend brought Chinotto, cedrata, some amaretti, and some Other stuffs.

Unfortunately, seems like i wont get to bring panettone or pandoro this year.

Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 06.08.2013, 13:03:39
Is this going to happen? I need to know
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 06.08.2013, 13:08:32
I got no idea. Just like the previous years nothing is really planned out. We were just given a room and everything kind of went it's own way.

Maybe somebody of staff can varify wether it's in the conbook again yes or no.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Fendracus on 08.08.2013, 21:44:50
hi There,

1.  Gwyndolium, are you the Panelhost Again?

&2. We have add it as Event again
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 08.08.2013, 21:47:20
The event kind of runs itself. The only thing that has to be done is some tables to be put down in the room so people can put their stuff down.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 08.08.2013, 22:09:25
And Gwyn needs a minute for an opening speech :)

And maybe some tasting and commenting, before things go all kinds of chaotic ;)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 08.08.2013, 22:11:34
Don't think that's needed per se *whistles*
I'm not the best host after all haha!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 08.08.2013, 22:13:14
Still, it's kind of a tradition by now, isn't it? :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 08.08.2013, 22:14:32
Still, it's kind of a tradition by now, isn't it? :)

Depends on how many people show up with food. I'll do my best but I can't promise I'll be the best host haha.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 10.08.2013, 11:42:49
Aw, I think you did a great job so far :).
I will not bring fishies this year, promise ;).
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 12.08.2013, 23:38:39
I have alredy picked out what i am gonna bring x3

Different types of norwegian chocolate. Someone else from Norway might bring the same stuff i dunno. But im sure itll be eaten up XD
If you guys dont i will > 3 <

- Smash
- Melkesjokolade
- Melkehjerter
- Bamsemums
- Kvikk lunsj

Also, unsure if i should wear a fursuit or not while on the snack exange.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 13.08.2013, 08:55:15
We're in the middle of thinking up things to bring this year — I decided I will bring favourites from the last years for sure, and we're trying to branch out a little bit.

What's already settled:


What's not yet so sure:

Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 13.08.2013, 12:33:33

Also, unsure if i should wear a fursuit or not while on the snack exange.


It's easier to cut and eat things while not in fursuit and it could mess up your fursuit too so I don't recommend it.
Also it's more a social event so being able to talk helps too :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Jorinda on 13.08.2013, 12:48:29
My hometown has a chocolate factory  ;D which makes the decision what to bring along rather easy.

Is the event already scheduled to a specific time and day?
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: FreesTyler on 13.08.2013, 21:39:04
I have alredy picked out what i am gonna bring x3

Different types of norwegian chocolate. Someone else from Norway might bring the same stuff i dunno. But im sure itll be eaten up XD
If you guys dont i will > 3 <

- Smash
- Melkesjokolade
- Melkehjerter
- Bamsemums
- Kvikk lunsj


I'll try bringing some other candy then, see what I find in the store :3
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 14.08.2013, 19:03:46
I have alredy picked out what i am gonna bring x3

Different types of norwegian chocolate. Someone else from Norway might bring the same stuff i dunno. But im sure itll be eaten up XD
If you guys dont i will > 3 <

- Smash
- Melkesjokolade
- Melkehjerter
- Bamsemums
- Kvikk lunsj


I'll try bringing some other candy then, see what I find in the store :3

Hey, leave something for me to bring :p
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Cleo on 14.08.2013, 20:32:07
Totally awesome :)
Canadians - bring Maple Syrup cookies pppllllleeeeasssssse :) I've not had them for close to 10 years :)

If I can get some Aussie products in time I'll be there for sure :)
Most likely Tim Tams (chocolate biscuits) and some kind of lolly like Minties.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Geowolf on 15.08.2013, 23:53:47
Any (US?) furs willing to bring Cheetos Flamin Hot potato chips? ( http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leosovNgEA1qc65oco1_400.jpg )

I had some of those when I was in the US about 5 years ago, and I'd love to taste them again.
I will bring stroopwafels and other dutch snacks myself. I believe potato chips with Paprika taste are pretty rare in the US?
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Sairys on 17.08.2013, 02:38:54
Any (US?) furs willing to bring Cheetos Flamin Hot potato chips? ( http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leosovNgEA1qc65oco1_400.jpg )

I had some of those when I was in the US about 5 years ago, and I'd love to taste them again.
I will bring stroopwafels and other dutch snacks myself. I believe potato chips with Paprika taste are pretty rare in the US?
I can see about grabbing a bag on my way to the airport, they dont sell it in canada but im leaving via the states
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Miles T.F. Baxxter on 17.08.2013, 03:56:07
Might join! I have some still sealed Indonesian durian flavoured wafers I got from a friend which I could bring - if anyone's feeling lucky.

Is there an official time for this yet?
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 17.08.2013, 09:18:30
I have alredy picked out what i am gonna bring x3

Different types of norwegian chocolate. Someone else from Norway might bring the same stuff i dunno. But im sure itll be eaten up XD
If you guys dont i will > 3 <

- Smash
- Melkesjokolade
- Melkehjerter
- Bamsemums
- Kvikk lunsj


I'll try bringing some other candy then, see what I find in the store :3

Hey, leave something for me to bring :p

There is still lots u can bring ^^
Brunost dont go bad in room temperature unless its opened, so one of u should bring that. Same goes for fløtemysost. :3 But they do get soft and might get crushed easier.
just put it in the fridge at EF when u get there to have it optimal before the exchange.
Also, maby one of you can bring some norwegian potato chips, and you should look for Smørbukk.  and remember there is chocolates like melkedrøm you can bring. =3
hope it helped u getting some ideas. ^^
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 17.08.2013, 10:01:15
Might join! I have some still sealed Indonesian durian flavoured wafers I got from a friend which I could bring - if anyone's feeling lucky.

Is there an official time for this yet?

If it's anything like durian, we shouldn't open the package indoors XD

(Bring it on :D)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Geowolf on 18.08.2013, 20:39:25
I can see about grabbing a bag on my way to the airport, they dont sell it in canada but im leaving via the states
Thanks for the effort, even if you can't find a bag.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 18.08.2013, 23:01:36
Well i'm glad this event is going ahead! :3

I am going to bring some Turkish snacks and traditional food with me for you guys to try so watch out! :3
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 19.08.2013, 15:49:18
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w165/tr-kurt-2007/photo9_zps53ac4b7e.jpg)

Here are the items i'm bringing for all of you to try!

Turkish Delight
Cherry juice
Baklava
Rice stuffed grape vine leaves
Turkish snacks!

I hope you guys will look forward to try them! ;)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: FreesTyler on 19.08.2013, 17:58:49
Bringing some Dumle on sticks XD They are a lot of fun and taste good too \ o /

As the events have been put out, do we have a time for this? o3o
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 19.08.2013, 18:31:11
Ah crap! Did not get the Italian stuff, the 3 local Italian foodstores beeing A) Out of stock, B) Closed for good and C) Closed for holidays :(.
Will bring German food instead ;).
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 19.08.2013, 21:27:00
Bringing some Dumle on sticks XD They are a lot of fun and taste good too \ o /

As the events have been put out, do we have a time for this? o3o

We'll find time :)

I'm bringing Gudbrandsdals cheese, Gjende crackers and bamse mums. Might pick up some Turkish Pepper at the airport because apparently thats special to Norway.

http://youtu.be/Xio61D2On14?t=4m20s
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 19.08.2013, 21:46:23
Bringing some Dumle on sticks XD They are a lot of fun and taste good too \ o /

As the events have been put out, do we have a time for this? o3o

We'll find time :)

I'm bringing Gudbrandsdals cheese, Gjende crackers and bamse mums. Might pick up some Turkish Pepper at the airport because apparently thats special to Norway.

http://youtu.be/Xio61D2On14?t=4m20s



Yay Turkish pepper! :3 i hope you like to try my stuff huh? :3
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 19.08.2013, 22:36:41
When and where will this be? I cant find it at the timetable.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 20.08.2013, 00:36:15
Friday 23rd, 12:00pm Panel Room 5 in the Magdeburg Salon area.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 26.08.2013, 18:04:38
Dayum this event is getting out of hand! So many people attended this year that we will need a bigger room next year for sure!
Thanks everybody for making this event a big succes once again!

Keep rocking!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Kamuniak on 27.08.2013, 09:07:10
I think this is still one of the best small events in EF. Thanks to everyone who arranged this and brought something. So much good and different food and candies! But indeed this needs a bigger room next time :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 27.08.2013, 12:07:37
Also a big thanks to my boyfriend Tigersclaw for helping me out arranging the tables and trashcans and everything. Couldn't have done it without him <3
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 27.08.2013, 14:45:26
Next year I think I'll only bring brunost, that was all people wanted to taste at our table :p
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: karpour on 27.08.2013, 16:49:22
It was really tasty :D

Always fun to try new things like cheese with honey, cheese with caramel flavor, plantain chips, etc...

Thanks for organizing it again, and I hope next year there will be a LOT more space for it :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 27.08.2013, 17:14:24
It was really tasty :D

Always fun to try new things like cheese with honey, cheese with caramel flavor, plantain chips, etc...

Thanks for organizing it again, and I hope next year there will be a LOT more space for it :)

Let's hope for the best!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 28.08.2013, 00:58:01
Well, it was the best ISE i've been to so far! :3

I was very pleased that most of the stuff i brought was eaten! (sorry to the other guys lol) ^^; my table was quite poplular and i really, really enjoyed that caramel goats cheese from Norway!! I WANT MORE! XD i can't get it here in the UK -_-

Thanx again to Gwyndolium and his bf Tigersclaw for hosting and helping out, but sadly Gwyndolium won't take credit for it XD

I hope we get a bigger room at EF 20 XD.......i'm sure we will, it's the Estrel after all! :P
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 28.08.2013, 11:39:48
I cant wait for ISE next year ^^ This year was a blast.
And yes we need a bigger room XD I will bring more random norwegian stuff. :P
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: o'wolf on 28.08.2013, 12:38:05
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 28.08.2013, 12:39:31
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D

Maybe a deal can be made for next year haha!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 28.08.2013, 12:43:04
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D

That was a great idea indeed :)  Hope the cheeses and the racist candy were useful too :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Lumo on 28.08.2013, 16:07:38
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D

That was a great idea indeed :)  Hope the cheeses and the racist candy were useful too :)

also some candy was donated to the charity. Including some of the unopened norwegian stuff ^^
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Schakaline on 28.08.2013, 16:18:02
I just dumped a few bottles of Club-Mate there and had to dash due to staff duties, but yeah, the stuff that ended up in the lounge later was quite nice =)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: gwyndolium on 28.08.2013, 16:20:52
I just dumped a few bottles of Club-Mate there and had to dash due to staff duties, but yeah, the stuff that ended up in the lounge later was quite nice =)

Haha yea I was quite surprised you brought those in :)
We put some cups next to them and filled some up so people could give it a taste.

Thank you for bringing in.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 28.08.2013, 17:43:28
Great as usual! I only tried half of what I wanted, but it was impossible to wolf down more  ;D.
And I am glad that you guys enjoyed my stuff so much, makes me bring moooooooore next year :).
Thankies for setting this up!
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 28.08.2013, 19:10:11
Here are my photos of the event: https://plus.google.com/photos/102445108992853593958/albums/5916866168258652801
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: DarkFoxDK on 28.08.2013, 19:53:50
I just dumped a few bottles of Club-Mate there and had to dash due to staff duties, but yeah, the stuff that ended up in the lounge later was quite nice =)

I didn't go to the snack exchange, but I have tried Club-Mate, as some german coworkers brought some to the office some time ago... How can you drink that stuff? o.o
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Leophan on 28.08.2013, 20:00:53
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D

That was a great idea indeed :)  Hope the cheeses and the racist candy were useful too :)

Racist candy? O.o
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 28.08.2013, 20:10:17
By the way, thank you so much for bringing the leftovers to the staff room, I especially appreciated all the licorice :-D

That was a great idea indeed :)  Hope the cheeses and the racist candy were useful too :)

Racist candy? O.o

Bit of a running gag (or attempts to be) from last year, when the Daily Eurofurence made mention of the ISE and called the Hungarian ‘Negro’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_%28candy%29) candy the ‘racist candy’.

Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Jake R on 29.08.2013, 00:15:38
May I suggest someone (from Germany) buys a few bottles of Waldmeister next year? The fursuiters are quite familiar with "Eurofurence Green" by now, but the non-suiters might not be. Judging by its popularity in the fursuit lounge, I'm guessing it might actually be quite a hit =)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: KyuubiSaoirse on 08.01.2014, 00:06:22
If you're making this next year, I will see what Danish goodies I can find! :D or perhaps even make some myself xD I'm crazy about some christmas candy we have that's called havregrynskugler(oatmeal balls I guess is the English translation - it's sweet, though, despite the name!). It doesn't take too long to make, so I think it'd be possible I can make a batch of those and find something else, too.
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Kamuniak on 28.01.2014, 23:47:33
I'd love to see this event again this year. It is always been lot of fun and good food :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Ralesk on 29.01.2014, 02:37:12
I'd love to see this event again this year. It is always been lot of fun and good food :)

Yes, yes! :)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Drift on 29.01.2014, 12:34:26
Yap yap  :D
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: KyuubiSaoirse on 30.04.2014, 09:45:20
Soo... I'm guessing w're all pressing for this to continue at EF? :''D (EF20 will be my first EF, but boy am I excited for this!!!)
Title: Re: EF19 - International snack exchange?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 30.04.2014, 22:25:08
I'll make a new topic for EF20

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