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    Default What foods are good frozen?

    And also, which ones aren't?

    About 26 hours ago I thought it was a good idea to put a Milky Way candy bar into the freezer. An hour ago, I came home, ate some dinner, but was still hungry, so I decided to try the frozen Milky Way bar. The flavor is very good, but the texture of the caramel makes me fear for the safety of my teeth. I'm curious to try to freeze other foods for future snacks, does anyone have any recommendations or warnings of foods to stay away from?
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    Default Re: What foods are good frozen?

    Frozen grapes are quite refreshing on a hot day. The same would probably be true for various kinds of berry.

    And then there's cream, of course (whipped up with assorted other ingredients for flavour) :P

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    Default Re: What foods are good frozen?

    Sticking to candy, reeses cups are generally a viable option. Otherwise most fruit freezes well, particularly berries.
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    Gummy bears. Few things in life are so good as gummy bears out of the freezer.
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    I'll have to try Reese's Cups and gummy bears. I like both at room temperature, so that's a good starting point.

    Berries and grapes are already a favorite of mine. Personally, I like smaller berries, like blueberries and raspberries, a lot better frozen than strawberries, which I find become too hard when frozen to eat. I saw frozen cherries at the store the other day, which was new to me, but I didn't get any. Maybe next time.
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    Thin mint girl scout cookies. They're just *drools obscenely*
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    Skittles!~ Frozen ones are awesome, though they thaw fairly fast.
    For more fruity stuff, I'm fond of frozen fresh pineapple, and found out frozen cranberries make nice ice cubes(and are tasty). The pineapple partially because the freezing seems to help prevent whatever causes fresh pineapple to sting and irritate my mouth normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Togath View Post
    The pineapple partially because the freezing seems to help prevent whatever causes fresh pineapple to sting and irritate my mouth normally.
    That'd be the bromelain, which is a naturally occurring protease (protein digesting enzyme).

    Essentially whenever you eat fresh pineapple, you're in a race to eat it faster than it eats you.
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    I prefer my popsicles frozen. Drinking them seems to be unpleasant for some reason.
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    Frozen dark chocolate pieces are tough to chew, so it's even more satisfying when you get the stuff in your mouth.

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    My sister eats frozen waffles while they're still frozen. I wouldn't do that, but she likes them for some reason.

    I'll second the thin mint cookies, though. Those are good frozen.

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    Never tried it because I have obscenely sensitive teeth and anything below room temperature hurts, but frozen brownies might be nice if you don't leave them in for too long? Frozen veg like cucumber might also be good if you're looking for something refreshing that isn't sweet.

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    Chocolate chip cookies work pretty well. I think especially if they are on the thin and crispy end -- maybe from less water inside to freeze.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRatAlliance View Post
    Never tried it because I have obscenely sensitive teeth and anything below room temperature hurts, .
    I'm in the same boat. The idea of biting into frozen fruit or even biting ice cream makes me cringe. Though I still enjoy cold stuff I can crush it with my tongue or wait for it to warm up before chewing.

    I can vaguely remember as a kid when I could enjoy those.

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    Cranberry sauce, made from the recipe on the bag of cranberries, is pretty good frozen. It comes out sort of like a sorbet.

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    I lost a lot of weight eating frozen chicken breast gilled on a George Foreman grill with mushrooms fried in butter (on a frying pan). Frozen vegetables fried in butter are also surprisingly good. Butter . . . is evidently a secret of restaurant food.

    I just gained a lot of weight after stopping my normal diet due to a really bad dentist (my lower right teeth all needed work). Now that I am back to somewhat normal I can go back to eating almonds, and drinking Ensure. Seems to work for me to keep my diet in check.

    Also frozen peanut butter in little silicone muffin trays goes well with vanilla ice-cream!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkrose50 View Post
    I lost a lot of weight eating frozen chicken breast gilled on a George Foreman grill with mushrooms fried in butter (on a frying pan). Frozen vegetables fried in butter are also surprisingly good. Butter . . . is evidently a secret of restaurant food.
    Basically, yeah, one of the main reasons restaurant foods seem to taste better is they often use a lot more fats (butter and oils), salt (actual salt, salty ingredients, finishing the dishes with a sprinkle of salt so there's some right on top), and other seasonings than home cooks do, or that home cookbook recipes recommend.

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    Seconding ice cream. When that stuff melts itís just not the same, even if you refereeze it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danzibr View Post
    Seconding ice cream. When that stuff melts itís just not the same, even if you refereeze it.
    That's because ice cream has air whipped into it. When it melts and refreezes, most of the air is gone, so it becomes a very solid solid.
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    Default Re: What foods are good frozen?

    Maybe it's just me, but...frozen cake. Like, a normal premix cake with basic buttercream frosting. The former becomes crumbly but still moist, the latter becomes dense and even more fudge-like.

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    Not many. Beyond the usual ice cream and chocolate, the interaction with alcohol and the specific thawing point is a lot more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Gummy bears. Few things in life are so good as gummy bears out of the freezer.
    What about gummy bears in skim milk?

    Let me know if you get the reference.

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned York Peppermint Patties yet.

    Also, 3 Musketeers and Butterfingers.

    Basically, anything without caramel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned York Peppermint Patties yet.

    Also, 3 Musketeers and Butterfingers.

    Basically, anything without caramel.
    I tried out the chocolate bar recommendation with a 100 Grand and it was like eating solidified glue. Eckgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by understatement View Post
    I tried out the chocolate bar recommendation with a 100 Grand and it was like eating solidified glue. Eckgh.
    Yeah, you don't want to do this with anything that has caramel as a major ingredient. (100 Grand is basically puffed rice glued together with a caramel core as it is, so that's not a big surprise to me )
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    Default Re: What foods are good frozen?

    I like cold Crunch bars. Freeze one of them, it's delightful
    Also, did you get a chance on the gummy bears? I go between chewing immediately and letting them just sit in my mouth a bit. Very refreshing (and that's pricey the dust for anyone cake funny bears "refreshing").
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    Default Re: What foods are good frozen?

    From experience I can say that any chocolate bars with a cream filling will be okay, but stay away from anything that's sugar-syrup based.

    You can make ice pops out of basically any soft beverage with a silicone tray and some small Popsicle sticks. Strait-up frozen jello or agar agar is bad, but you can (allegedly)use a little to stabilize your ice pops.

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    Incidentally, frozen carrot chips also make wonderful (and healthy) dog treats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomandtish View Post
    Incidentally, frozen carrot chips also make wonderful (and healthy) dog treats.
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    I actually like frozen bread

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