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Guess the food: part 2

November 10, 2010

Name this food and win a prize!

Back by popular (or unpopular) demand, Rocky asks his readers, “What’s this food?” As always, the winner will receive a unique prize of dubious monetary value.

Hints: This food was purchased at the local Whole Foods Store. It’s certified organic.  They are a dried fruit.  And this fruit is mentioned in a popular children’s book.(In the Humbert Household, Whole Foods is not-so-affectionately known as  “Whole Wallet” … which is a reference to its prices. But they sure have some wierd stuff!)

[Disclosure: “Big Al” won the last Name-this-Food contest with a correct guess of a British Pub Pickle&Cheese Bap. If this were the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, Big Al would be ineligible. But this isn’t the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, and Big Al is invited to participate!]

  1. November 11, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Dried mulberries?

  2. November 11, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations, Dave! You nailed it on the first try! They are indeed Organic Hunza Mulberries from the Himalayas. Rocky surmises that your insight is attributable to one of the following:
    (1) Instead of popcorn, this was a favorite late night snack at CalTech while the undergrads sat around solving Fermat’s Theorem;
    (2) Your local Fox affiliate started a new educational TV show that competes with both Emeril and Rachel Maddow, named “Stuff It!” and these Mulberries were featured. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stuff
    (3) This is what people in Seattle eat while it rains.
    (4) The Muckety-Muckety Wife told you.

    Rocky notes that this is your second winning entry, and your Unique Prize of Dubious Monetary Value will be shipped to your office forthwith. By the way, if you should win three times, you automatically qualify for the Rocky Humbert-sponsored Nobell Prize — so keep playing!

  3. November 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    (1) Is close but not correct…I do regularly go on an “all popcorn diet” where I eat just popcorn. This used to piss of my housemates in college when I’d microwave popcorn in the middle of house and our wifi was on the other end of the house. Corn prices are probably correlated with my diet schedule in some strange, and no doubt statistically irrelevant manner.
    (2) sounds like a great idea. With the explosion of food centered shows, why not combine politics and food? Okay, so perhaps baloney would feature in too many dishes.
    (3) In Seattle the expression “when it rains” is never used, or should I say, never actually needed. My favorite weather expression from Seattle is “sun break” which means that there is hope for 15 seconds of blue sky.
    (4) Muckety-Muck wife was away on muckety-muck business, so poor wife candy Dave was left to figure this out on his own. Luckily he has a B.S. in literature which means that he is well versed in children’s literature.

    I can’t wait for the third winning entry…I think the Nobell Prize might be as valuable as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel!

  4. jeff Watson
    November 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Rocky, perhaps you should offer three different prizes and let the winner see if the Monty Hall Paradox holds true. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

  5. November 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Dave- The Dalai Lama introduced Rocky to Himalayan Mulberries.

    Rocky met the Dalai Lama at his local Whole Foods, but store security ejected the Dalai because he was barefoot. As the squash-truncheon-wielding galoots carried out the small man, he dropped a handful of dried mulberries along with an ancient, mysterious copy of “The Secrets of the Universe (part I)”.

    Rocky’s simple mind found The Secrets of the Universe (part I) to be indecipherable (similar to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rosetta Stone.) However, as a highly literate computer scientist/physicist, he is hopeful that you will be able to “unlock” the secrets and share them with the world.

    Hence, your Unique Prize of Dubious Monetary Value is “The Secrets of the Universe” (part I) … shipped today to your university office.

  6. FX
    November 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry for being of topic but what is with Masterofuniverse blog?
    If Jeff reaper somewhere please update us here 🙂

  7. Jeff Watson
    November 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    FX, The blog was hacked and deleted three weeks ago. I am trying to get it back up and running so please bear with me. Jeff Watson

    • JB
      November 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

      Thanks for the update. I check Daily Spec, Rocky’s and your blog daily. All good stuff.

  8. allocator
    November 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I would have guessed roasted chestnuts. 🙂

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