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Follow-up Meme: The Sweet 100!

Those of you who are regulars might remember the meme I shared back a month or so ago about The Omnivore's 100 –a list of foods both vomitive and sublime that most people who call themselves foodies should taste at some point.

Well, not to be outdone, Cakespy has put out a list of 100 treats to try in the same spirit as the original (i.e. caviar and blinis commingling with Big Macs and Hostess pies).  Here are the instructions and a link to Cakespy's original post.  Have fun!

(ZS note: as with the previous meme, the notes that follow the entry are based on my personal experience, because, well, I like to talk.  Er, write.  Also?  I think that as long as it's sweet, I'd give it a whirl and barf later if it was really bad.  Sorry about the possible visual.)

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the sweets you've eaten–or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.
Optional: Post a comment here linking to your results–or just post a
comment letting us know how many you've tried, or what you're going to
try next!

  1. Red Velvet Cake–I haven't had a piece yet.  Weird.
  2. Princess Torte–I like marzipan.  I'm weird.  I know.
  3. Whoopie Pie–They are good.  There.  I said it.
  4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar– I think it's a requirement to try it at least once if you're living in the States.
  5. Beignet–Fried dough is goooooood.
  6. Baklava–Good, but a bit too sweet.  This is a bizarre statement coming from me.
  7. Black and white cookie–Yes.
  8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)–No, but it sounds odd.
  9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)– Yup.  If it's fried, I have probably eaten it.
  10. Kringle–Huh… no! 
  11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut– Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Heart.
  12. Scone with clotted cream–a tea-time must!
  13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy— Uh… yes?  God, I'm so confused.
  14. Halvah–Ugh… vaguely remember not liking this much.
  15. Macarons–No and I feel like a fraud.
  16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers–Yes.  It's okay, I suppose.
  17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls")–One of the grossest things under the sun.
  18. Dixie Cup–Well, I have had ice cream out of tiny cups but I don't know for sure if they were Dixie Cups.
  19. Rice Krispie treats– Made some recently, even.
  20. Alfajores–Mmmmm.
  21. Blondies–No, actually.  Sound intriguing.
  22. Croquembouche–Does it count if I have eaten profiteroles by themselves?
  23. Girl Scout cookies–Samoas!!!!!!!!!
  24. Moon cake–Yes– strangely tasty.
  25. Candy Apple– Yes, but it's so much work to eat!
  26. Baked Alaska–On an Alaskan cruise, too!  They dress them up with sparklers and everything!  (Next I'll be telling you about the top entertainment in Bronson, Mo.)
  27. Brooklyn Egg Cream–I know it's neither egg nor a cream, but the name turns me off.
  28. Nanaimo bar–Nah, nah.  Imo.
  29. Baba au rhum–The dessert of the gods.
  30. King Cake–Nope.
  31. Sachertorte–Sounds like something I'd love or whose cheap imitation I've ingested.
  32. Pavlova–Sounds yummy.
  33. Tres Leches Cake–Ooooh yes.  You gain 10 lbs. just looking at one.
  34. Trifle–I even made my own back in 3rd grade!
  35. Shoofly Pie–Molasses are not exciting.
  36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)– Made one a few weeks back, even.
  37. Panna Cotta–Purrable.
  38. New York Cheesecake– If it's cheesecake, I've probably eaten it.  All.
  39. Napoleon / mille-feuille–Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss x10^10!
  40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake–Cute but annoying when the powder gets everywhere.
  41. Anzac biscuits–Nope.  Feeling incomplete.
  42. Pizzelle–Yummy!
  43. Kolache–This looks suspiciously like a Danish roll.
  44. Buckeyes–Can't say I have.  They look tasty, though.
  45. Malasadas–In Hawaii you kind of are expected to at least try them.
  46. Moon Pie–Nom.
  47. Dutch baby–Never heard them called by that name, but they are tasty.
  48. Boston Cream Pie–Cream pies and I are like this *crosses fingers*
  49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies– Of course!
  50. Pralines– Yes.  Not favorites, but tasty when sugar must be had.
  51. Gooey butter cake–Oh lordy… this sounds like I must eat it, STAT!
  52. Rusks–Are these technically sweet?  I mean, they are nummy but they are more bland than sweet, you know?
  53. Daifuku–Apart from sounding vaguely like an insult, I just don't care for red bean paste… sorry.
  54. Green tea cake or cookies– Yes but do not remember being swayed with emotion.
  55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop– Yes.  What a rip-off, for the main part.
  56. Crème brûlée— Hearing that crackle= bliss.
  57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)– I know I said if it's deep fried, I've eaten it.  Alas, even I draw the line,
  58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting– One of the best things in life.
  59. Jelly Roll–I am a doughnut.
  60. Pop Tarts– Regretted every single one; still eat them.  (The store is a disgrace to the cake)
  61. Charlotte Russe–So delicate and nummy… yes. 
  62. An "upside down" dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)–NOM!
  63. Hummingbird Cake–No wonder there are so many fat Southerners (I'm looking at you, Paula Deen).  Gotta try it.
  64. Jell-O from a mold– Oh please.
  65. Black forest cake–Possibly perfection in a cake.
  66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)–Disturbing, yet alluring.  Stop me now.
  67. Kulfi–Can't you just ask about pistachio ice cream?  Because that, I have had.
  68. Linzer torte–Um, I have had Linzertorte cookies… does that count?
  69. Churro–NOOOOOOM!!!!!!
  70. Stollen–No, I paid for it.  Once I got a very lame version for free.
  71. Angel Food Cake–Yes, yes.
  72. Mincemeat pie–Out of all the pies, not my favorite.  A nice choice, however.
  73. Concha–Amazingly, no. 
  74. Opera Cake–I've had a version of this– I am sure of it.
  75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail–Oh man… I know I've bitten into something like that, but I am just not sure.  After a while, all these pastries start to sound the same.
  76. Pain au chocolat–It's as good as the chocolate they use.  Otherwise, I'd rather just eat a croissant.
  77. A piece of Gingerbread House– Stale gingerbread isn't exciting.
  78. Cassata–I've had cassata ice cream, but I don't think I've had the cake.  Sounds a little ew, though.
  79. Cannoli–It's a must, especially if you've seen pieces of The Godfather as many times as I have.
  80. Rainbow cookies–Nope, but they look cute.
  81. Religieuse–MmmmmmMmMmmmmm!!
  82. Petits fours–These things are like Madame Meow crack.  Tiny frosted cakes in pretty colors?  All over that.
  83. Chocolate Souffle–Yes, but amazingly not a favorite.  I like my chocolate more solid.
  84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)–Sounds elaborate.
  85. Rugelach–NOM NOM NOM! (even if the name sounds like barfing)
  86. Hamenstashen–I've seen them in person but never eaten them.  Huh.
  87. Homemade marshmallows– No.  Somehow getting them out of a bag sounds more exciting, as sacrilegious as that might be.
  88. Rigo Janci–I will say no, but again, it sounds familiar.
  89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)–Yup.  It is really not very exciting, but it's tasty.
  90. Divinity–MmmmmmmmMmMmMMmm!  (again)
  91. Coke or Cola cake–Uh…. as much as I do like the taste of Coca-Cola, something tells me I should pass.
  92. Gateau Basque–Wow… never heard of it, but it sounds so chic with its little cross thingy.
  93. S'mores– Yes.  Really not that exciting unless you're camping.
  94. Figgy Pudding–Nope. 
  95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert– It's one of my favorite kinds of dessert.  Dessert + fire = awesome.
  96. Joe Froggers –I will say no, but molasses cookies sound familiar nonetheless.  Familiar, and a little yucky for some reason.
  97. Sables–Yes, but it's not a favorite cookie.
  98. Millionaire's Shortbread –Yes, but I'm not overly fond of shortbread.
  99. Animal crackers–Kind of a parental requirement.
  100. Basbousa Nope…. never even heard of it until now. 

I seem to be counting 67, which is a D average.  I guess that's not too bad butI feel like I need to avenge my sweet tooth somehow. 

How about you out there?

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6 thoughts on “Follow-up Meme: The Sweet 100!

  1. now *this* is a list i can sink my tooth (the sweet one) into!

  2. LOL I’ll have to sit down and do this one. I did the omnivore one and was shocked by how many truly weird things I’ve eaten… and how few left on that list I’d be willing to put in my mouth…

  3. Oh dear! I would fail so miserably at this test. My sweet tooth pretty much limits itself to fruit, cookies, pie and the occasional cake (or pain au chocolat). Although, who knew there were so many options out there 😉

  4. Mmmmm, sweetness. I have only tried about a third of these, which is clearly not enough. I have work to do.
    Our tastes seem to differ on a few items. I love halvah and sweet red beans. I also enjoy bubble tea, which I find strangely compelling. These all have kinda funky textures. Is that part of your objection to them?

  5. I don’t know, I think 67 is pretty good! Of course, if a 67 is a D, I don’t think that you’ll mind doing extra studying for this class… 🙂

  6. Count me in for the extra credit! Incidentally, I now have 68 because I tried Gateau Basque over the weekend! Can’t say I loved it, but it wasn’t too bad either.

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