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Jude's avatar

Say, if I were to mail out something from Canada to you, what would you want? Curious. =)

Asked by Jude (32112points) August 26th, 2010

From the land of beer and beavers..

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mrentropy's avatar

Another John Candy :(

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

A Canadian. They are my favorite people. lol

No, seriously. I love Canada.

Frenchfry's avatar

A beaver and a beer.

Austinlad's avatar

Maple sugar candy! I love the stuff.

Blondesjon's avatar

I haven’t had any decent whiskey since a certain Canadian sent me a bottle of Crown Royal.

Berserker's avatar

I’m already in Canada, but feel free to send more beer.

jaytkay's avatar

A pound of toonies.

tinyfaery's avatar

Citizenship..or a Coffee Crisp.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Warmer winters and less humid summers.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Send me the citizenship and the Coffee Crisp to @tinyfaery. Thanks.

christos99's avatar

mail some NHL hockey talent to the New York Rangers, or a tasty donair

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Amazon gift card.

KatawaGrey's avatar

That depends where you are in Canada. I think I’d like some local art that your area is famous for. :)

ftp901's avatar

Do Americans not have coffee crisps?

Berserker's avatar

@ftp901 I thought they did too. I do know they don’t have Ketchup Chips though. Oh the agony. :D

Jude's avatar

@Symbeline I had some the other day.

Non-Canucks, have your tried Ketchup chips?

TexasDude's avatar

You, of course, but that shipping price would be absurd.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

We have ketchup chips… we’ve had them for years. Here in Ohio, anyhow. What are coffee crisps?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

A Canadian tuxedo, of course! Denim from head to toe. You can fill the pockets with ketchup chips, if you like. Gracias!

Jude's avatar

Coffee Crisp

The Coffee Crisp bar seems to be most loved in Canada. As best I could tell from my bar, it’s a “Chocolaty” coated bar that is made up of layers of wafers with coffee flavored cream sandwiched in the middle.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Some of that grey clay from the banks of that river at Rock Glenn .. ;)

Berserker's avatar

@jjmah Did you like them? And yes, for everyone, if can try em out, do so! Poutine, too!

jaytkay's avatar

I’ve never heard of coffee crisps or ketchup chips. And I spent a few years in Canada’s immediate neighbor to the north, metro Detroit.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@jjmah it looks like a cross between a nutty bar and a chocolate wafer. Does it taste like either of those items?

Berserker's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence Mon pays ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver!

Jude's avatar

@Symbeline I love ‘em. I live over here in Ontario and they were pretty much devoured (once) weekly for high school lunches.

Pandora's avatar

A canadian mounties’ hat and jacket. Womens size small please. :D

Jude's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie Chocolate, wafers and coffee cream filling.. So good.

Maybe, @tinyfaery could give you a better description. :)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Can I change my answer to a Canadian bearing coffee crisps?

Jude's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir really? What does that have to do with Canada?

Berserker's avatar

@jjmah Fuck yeah. I’ve lived offa them too. so you gotta try poutine next, i’m sure you can get it in Ontario. I’ll mail you one if I must.

Jude's avatar

I’ve had it. They sell it at Harvey’s, lol! Not the good stuff, though, that you would get from Quebec. I’ve heard that it’s gooood.

Berserker's avatar

@jjmah It is. And we got different variations, chicken poutine, ground beef, God knows what else. Hope you get to try a real one sometime. :)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Am I the only one wondering what the fuck poutine is?

Berserker's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities French fries in gravy, and then covered in cheese. It wicked rocks.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities : If you say it just right, it sounds like poor thing.

Berserker's avatar

It’s pronounced poo teen. At least, that’s as close as I can get in English.

Also lol, poo.

Trillian's avatar

Ummmm, I’ll take a can of clean, fresh, Yukon Territory air.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Symbeline Yum! Ok, I’m coming to Canada now. :)

Berserker's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Oh and the cheese is slightly melted. :D If it squeaks when you chew, you know it’s quality shit. :D

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Symbeline The squeak test infallible, and truly measures the greatness of a cheese. I must try this Canuck delicacy, and soon! <stomach rumbles> :)

Jude's avatar

We’ve got your poutine right here (Disregard Putin in the mix there).

SeventhSense's avatar

Canadian Beaver

ftp901's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities I’m dying here. I’ve never heard of a Canadian Tuxedo so I googled it. It turns out I know many a Canadian who wears just such an outfit.

http://chrissystyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mattdamon.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/410636704_74e57d5364.jpg

Jude's avatar

@ftp901 Hey, now. That’s bullshit!

;-)

My girlfriend mentioned it a few weeks ago. I have never seen it!!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A @jjmah art collage to display in my home. That chic seems to always be crafting neato stuffs.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@ftp901 Snowboarding, eh? Canadian apparel is so versatile!
@jjmah Don’t deny your denim-wrapped roots, embrace them!

RomanExpert's avatar

Rush stuff! Lol!

SundayKittens's avatar

A lock of Wayne Gretzky’s mullet and an autographed photo from every cast member of Danger Bay

And thank you, for inspiring this

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

A ticket for the Toronto to Vancouver train trip. I’ve always wanted to do it since I first read about it. Anyone else want to go?

perspicacious's avatar

A brand (which I can’t remember) of goat milk soap. It was the absolute best!! Cannot find it anymore in the USA.

Trillian's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Yes, I’ve wanted to go for years. In the fall.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Two tickets then please. @Trillian and I want to (re)visit your fine country.

Jeruba's avatar

Dulse! Dulse! Absolutely, dulse!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’d like the full series sets of Corner Gas and Slings and Arrows, please. And a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket.

naconasong's avatar

Oh maybe a beer and a post card with a note so I could get to know you or a cute little shot glass but the beer sounds good. Isn’t Molson the beer of choice in Canada you know I would want what is special there so I could say, “Look what someone nice sent me from Canada!” and I would have the pretty post card to show along with it. How nice are you to ask :)

loser's avatar

Can I have a Mountie, please?We can swap… is there anything you’d like from California?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@loser Dudley Dooright was the 1st thing to cross my mind when I read the question, but it was quickly tossed. I once went out with a man who looked liked him and had the same mentality. Once was enough.

lillycoyote's avatar

Cuban cigars. You can’t buy them in the U.S. I don’t smoke cigars, and it would be illegal to traffic in them, but this is all speculative, right? There would be a market for them here. That’s what I would want; that’s the only thing I can think of off the top of my head right now.

augustlan's avatar

Hmph. @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard stole my dang answer. He has to share you.

@Jeruba Wait. You want seaweed?

OpryLeigh's avatar

A baby moose please :)

MissAnthrope's avatar

I can’t get past the fact that you said ‘beaver’ and all my brain wants to do now is make a joke.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Now that I have composed myself somewhat, I’ll take gay marriage, please!

Aethelwine's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I’d love to go! Traveling across Canada is on my bucket list. :)

Austinlad's avatar

Cheap prescriptions !!!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Fiddle Playing Bastard completely nailed it.

Jude's avatar

John Candy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty in Half Wits.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

As a second choice Second City wouldn’t be too bad.

Cruiser's avatar

Frank Marino and get a big box he has a lot of amplifiers!

Jude's avatar

Anyone want Neil Peart?

Cruiser's avatar

@jjmah My 11 yr old would LOVE a Neil Pert! His favorite drummer!

free_fallin's avatar

I’ll take a ticket to visit you, of course! Though the idea of citizenship does appeal to me.

aprilsimnel's avatar

OH! I can put in those kind of orders? OK, then, send a 30-year-old Mark McKinney, please. And some poutine and a smoked meat sandwich.

Mind you, Mark doesn’t have arrive covered in poutine, but he, uh, might enjoy the experience more if he were. So to speak.

Jeruba's avatar

@augustlan, dulse isn’t just a seaweed. It’s a delicacy. The species rhodophyta has many excellent characteristics, and the kind popularly known as dulse is harvested, dried, and packaged as a snack food.

It’s one of those things (like certain ethnic foods) that people either love or hate, and I love it. It’s salty and rubbery, and you have to watch out for tiny shells, pebbles, deceased crustaceans, and bits of inedible seaweed caught in the layers, and if you eat too much of it at once—as I am always in danger of doing—it affects your intestines in such a way that, um, you don’t want to stray too far from indoor plumbing.

My father was born on Grand Manan, an island off the New Brunswick coast in the Bay of Fundy, and when he was a boy he used to harvest the stuff and dry it on the rocks for the wholesalers for 25 cents a bushel. My Canadian uncles fed me dulse out of paper sacks when I was a little girl. I have bought it in bulk from huge stalls in Saint John. If it makes it across the border, it is usually in overpriced little cellophane bags and not very fresh.

It doesn’t have much of a U.S. clientele that I know of beyond the border regions, though I have caught up with it in a few natural-foods places for outrageous prices. My son used to get me some at the Rainbow Grocery in SF. But mostly I just have a dormant unsatisfied craving that awakens at the first mention of Canadian produce.

We have Vermont for maple syrup, Maine for lobsters, and all the northern U.S. states for snow and ice, and I’m not into sports. Where else can I get dulse?

BarnacleBill's avatar

Spruce Beer and a Roots sweatshirt

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Will you tell us the story about Canadian diamonds? Awhile ago, I read that they are all etched with either a polar bear or something else…a maple leaf maybe?

augustlan's avatar

@Jeruba Thanks for the explanation. It makes ever so much more sense to me, now!

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