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Old 11-25-2007, 10:29 AM
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What is that stuff inside a Butterfinger?

I understand it has something to do with peanuts.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:44 PM
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Marcellus Wallace's soul.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:48 PM
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One part peanutbutter.

Three parts fiberglass.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:41 PM
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And is it the same thing found inside a Zagnut?
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:49 PM
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It's not butter and it's not fingers. Beyond that, you're on your own.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:53 PM
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The Simpsons' Melanin?
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:01 PM
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And is it the same thing found inside a Zagnut?
No, but I suspect that it's the same material that's found in Fifth Avenues and Clark bars.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:08 PM
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I dunno, but the butterfinger websiteofficially declares that it is "crispety and crunchety".

I suppose that after eatin' too many of 'em, your tongue gets all tangled up.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:09 PM
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I believe from experience that it is peanut butter flavored glue with orange dye.

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Old 11-25-2007, 04:08 PM
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What is that stuff inside a Butterfinger?
Have you looked at the ingredients list on the wrapper?

If not, then please do so.
If yes, then please explain why it doesn't answer your question.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:32 PM
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This website sounds promising.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:18 PM
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This website sounds promising.
Hmm. That recipe doesn't mention the one ingredient, clearly listed on the Butterfinger wrapper, that I always thought was the key to the crispety-crunchiness: cornflakes.

The real question is, "What is that bogus stuff on the outside of a Butterfinger?" It ain't chocolate, I'll tell you that for free.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:41 PM
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I play a game every so often when bored w/ a friend. ::waits for snickering to die down:: ::waits for snickering (becuase I said snickering in this thread) to end::

I name a few ingredients and you tell me the candy bar. Try...chocolate, cookie, caramel.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:47 PM
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I play a game every so often when bored w/ a friend. ::waits for snickering to die down:: ::waits for snickering (becuase I said snickering in this thread) to end::

I name a few ingredients and you tell me the candy bar. Try...chocolate, cookie, caramel.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:25 PM
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Have you looked at the ingredients list on the wrapper?

If not, then please do so.
If yes, then please explain why it doesn't answer your question.
I mean, I know that it's made out of peanuts and corn syrup and stuff. I just wondered if there was a word for the innards - the way that "nougat" describes the inside of a Three Musketeers.

Christopher's website leads me to believe that it's supposed to be peanut brittle. Intriguing.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:36 PM
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I thought it was a sort of toffee.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:26 PM
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It's Goodness. Crispety and Crunchety Goodness to be precise.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:45 AM
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I just wondered if there was a word for the innards - the way that "nougat" describes the inside of a Three Muskete
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<Emily Litella> Oh! That's different! Never mind... </Emily Litella>
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:49 AM
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Twix!
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:05 AM
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Nastiness. Specifically, stick-in-your-teeth-for-three-days nastiness.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:59 PM
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I thought it was a sort of toffee.
Me, too. Kind of like thin layers of brittle "toffee" stacked upon one another. Kind of an ersatz toffee, which is why I have "toffee" in quotes.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:11 PM
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Artificial peanut flavored dental adhesive.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:32 PM
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Artificial peanut flavored dental adhesive.
That sounds more like the stuff inside an Abba Zaba.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:00 PM
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That sounds more like the stuff inside an Abba Zaba.

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:46 PM
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I understand it has something to do with peanuts.
Why, you silly goose!
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:13 AM
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I emailed the manufacturer, and asked them what the term for the crispety-crunchety center of a Butterfinger was, and this is their response:
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Dear Nestlé Consumer,

Thank you for contacting Nestlé. We welcome questions and comments from our consumers.

The Butterfinger center is made from freshly roasted peanuts, chopped, cooled and made into a creamy peanut butter that is blended with a 'sugar candy.' This substance is kneaded, rolled, cut and covered in a chocolatey coating to create the crispety–crunchety, peanut–buttery taste experience loved for over 70 years.

We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you'll visit our website often for latest information on Nestlé products and promotions.

Sincerely,

Nikki Robinson

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Old 11-27-2007, 10:47 AM
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Excellent work. [pats Fear Itself on the back]

So, it's basically a peanut butter candy? Somebody needs to go cook this and report back.
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