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[at-l] Re: Rodale / musings
Woodelf and I carried Kendel Mint Cake in the early days. We had another name for it that we don't use in mixed company :-) It is good stuff.
Those Bolton biscuits that are mentioned a lot sound interesting too. Does anyone have a good source for them. I guess it is like pilot bread?
This second story I am reading the hiker just read a register entry from Bill OBrien. Anyone heard of him :_), I hope he catches up with Bill later in the story.
ps lots of doggone good advice here today
Kurt Bodling wrote:
> I've had my set of the Rodale volumes since shortly after they were
> published when a former college roommate gave them to me. Have
> always used the volumes as an escape, especially when I lived in
> the Midwest and couldn't just drive to the AT when I felt like it.
> ANYWAY, one of the things I associate with the volumes is what I
> always thought was an out-of-date reference to a food item that it
> seemed like a lot of the folks in the books took with them. Then a
> couple weeks ago my older daughter (a couple years out of
> college, still living at home) held something out to me and said
> "Here. Taste this." Being a trusting sort I took a little corner of this
> soft white stuff and nibbled. Wow, what a minty rush!
> And that's how I was introduced to the "Kendal Mint Cake." I'd
> always figured it was a sort of granola bar thing dripped in a minty
> chocolate coating. How wrong could I be? Pure sugar, except for
> the strong mint flavor.
> Number one daughter had been introduced to them during a
> semester abroad in England. She thought they weren't available
> here in the States and had a friend send her one from the UK.
> However, I've found on the Internet that one can buy these things
> here in the States. (( < www.rei.com > "George Romney Ltd.
> Kendal Mint Cake" ))
> With the cachet that they went to the top of Mt. Everest during the
> first climb by westerners and that they are "widely recognized by
> mountaineers," they must be good, eh? (Just keep them away
> from your youngsters, if you believe the 'sugar rush' theories!)
> These things really pack a punch. We're talking straight glucose
> Now, why these musings? The only place I'd ever heard of these
> things before my daughter offered me a nibble, was there in the
> Rodale volumes where it seems that every other hiker lives on
> them. Any of you folks encounter these carbohydrate bombs? Or
> know of present-day hikers that carry them?
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