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Did You Just Double-Dip That Durian Chip?

In Connecting the Dots on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 at 12:37

Only a few months late, Gourmet is jumping on the snack review bandwagon. Their rundown of Malaysian bite-sized oddities suggests replacing your Cheetos habit with famously stinky durian-flavored crunchies, but it doesn’t measure up to Patton Oswalt’s doomsaying proclamation for the KFC Famous Bowl. If you do venture into the land of fishy-sweet edibles, be sure to snack safely — read Harold McGee’s report about a Constanza-inspired study on double-dipping. If each subsequent dip transfers about 10,000 bacteria to the bowl, you might be better off sticking to MSG.


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