What is your favorite all natural candy substitute?

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  • My favorite is Rainer Cherries..............

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  • I've long wanted to try Rainier Cherries but they were always so expensive I never did. Then finally last summer I tried one. Wasn't impressed. Regular black cherries are so much better.
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  • Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Rainers need to be picked at their peak ....fresh. The ones I'm eating at the moment are delicious.
    A very attractive, exceptionally large yellow cherry with a bright red blush, Rainier has a distinctive and superior appearance among sweet cherry varieties.

    Delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels, the flesh is pure yellow, very firm and finely textured, with 20-25% fruit sugar.


    A few years ago, we traveled along the Mount Hood Scenic By Way in Oregon picking and eating Rainier Cherries off the trees. So memorable.

    I have found that being picky / selective about buying from dedicated local markets that buy from premium orchards makes all the difference. Anything less is a waste. I refuse to settle for staffs that are just hanging out to collect a pay check.

    So what is your favorite all natural candy substitute?
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  • Black grapes. (The best grape, hands down.)
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  • Love me some Rainier Cherries, but I rarely used to buy them because they are soooo damn expensive. So I planted 4 trees about five years ago and now have plenty for free. :D


    Outside of those, I really love some fresh honey. There is a local farmer market near me that has a vendor who sells if with the actual honeycomb in the jar. Good stuff.
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  • Ice cream.
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  • Rainier cherries are cheaper in Phoenix than they are in Seattle, I ironically discovered recently. As is pretty much all produce and grocery store food in general.
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  • HawkGA wrote:I've long wanted to try Rainier Cherries but they were always so expensive I never did. Then finally last summer I tried one. Wasn't impressed. Regular black cherries are so much better.



    Then you had some bad Ranier cherries.

    IMO Ranier cherries are the king of all fruits, delicious................except my intestinal system does not agree with this opinion either. I LOVE Ranier cherries, but I better be by a bathroom within 30 minutes of finishing the bowl.

    I absolutely love this time of year in the NW, so many awesome fruits. Cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches from Wenatchee, Marionberries, all sorts of great summer fruits in WA.
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  • I'm with HawkGA on this one. Dark cherries are better . I have eaten a ton of all kinds of cherries, which makes me an expert on the matter.
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  • That's how you know you're wrong about Ranier cherries Hawk, fender agreed with you.
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:That's how you know you're wrong about Ranier cherries Hawk, fender agreed with you.

    It's spelled "Rainier"...
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:That's how you know you're wrong about Ranier cherries Hawk, fender agreed with you.

    It's spelled "Rainier"...



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  • Don't be salty. I haven't argued or debated anything in here, either. You just look like a right wanker, in British parlance, spelling it incorrectly several times.
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:That's how you know you're wrong about Ranier cherries Hawk, fender agreed with you.


    Damn it!
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  • Mandarin's they don't need to have a bathroom 20 feet away after eating a few.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:Don't be salty. I haven't argued or debated anything in here, either. You just look like a right wanker, in British parlance, spelling it incorrectly several times.


    I also get tons of chicks by pronouncing Rainier beer that way, all English like. Chicks dig the accent...............me forcing them to drink a Rainier tallboy? Not so much.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Mandarin's they don't need to have a bathroom 20 feet away after eating a few.

    You don't put an apostrophe with an S on the end of plural words, junior. Apostrophe S denotes ownership, not plurality.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:Mandarin's they don't need to have a bathroom 20 feet away after eating a few.

    You don't put an apostrophe with an S on the end of plural words, junior. Apostrophe S denotes ownership, not plurality.


    Looks up, not in the Shack, crap.

    So maybe it should be Mandarines I guess.............
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  • Luv me sum Manddarynes
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  • Ranieri Cherries have too much coconut in them.
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  • Tamarind candy. Pure tamarind, pretty much in any form, but this stuff is especially delicious.

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  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:Tamarind candy. Pure tamarind, pretty much in any form, but this stuff is especially delicious.

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    Always looking for recommendations to add to my bucket list. Thanks!
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  • Nothing cracks me up more than Roland posts. So funny! I gather the kids around and we read 'em together. Just good stuff. Good, quality, wholesome stuff.

    We're lucky to have him fellas. And any lady is lucky to be with him (he's packing).
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  • You know what? That's fair.
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  • Pineapple is my go-to natural candy/junk food substitute. Nothing better when the munchies hit.
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  • beef jerky
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  • TriCHawk wrote:beef jerky


    Not natural, you have to cure it.......

    Would not want the natural version, that means rotting and drying out on the carcass.
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  • chris98251 wrote:
    TriCHawk wrote:beef jerky


    Not natural, you have to cure it.......

    Would not want the natural version, that means rotting and drying out on the carcass.


    Beef jerky is absolutely natural. Maybe the store-bought version has some additives, but homemade jerky is quick, easy, and completely natural. Meat, spices of your choice, and long and low heat until ready to eat.
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  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:
    TriCHawk wrote:beef jerky


    Not natural, you have to cure it.......

    Would not want the natural version, that means rotting and drying out on the carcass.


    Beef jerky is absolutely natural. Maybe the store-bought version has some additives, but homemade jerky is quick, easy, and completely natural. Meat, spices of your choice, and long and low heat until ready to eat.


    Spices and low heat, so your cooking over a fire with herbs and spices gathered on your property, not natural.

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    Not Natural

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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Nothing cracks me up more than Roland posts. So funny! I gather the kids around and we read 'em together. Just good stuff. Good, quality, wholesome stuff.

    We're lucky to have him fellas. And any lady is lucky to be with him (he's packing).

    You’re so obsessed with Roland. You follow him all over the forum, sniping at home for some bullshit or other. Grow up, man.

    It's PE... he's the Peter Pan of .Net

    (Good to hear from you again PE, BTW)
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