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First time I ordered anything that included candy was from Lotharek, but did he start it?  I now have gotten some from the Apollo team (V4SA!) and Console5 sends out Fireballs.  I think some other place I ordered from gave mints or something too.  And another place sent me some of those cream/crackers. 

 

Who started it?  It is kind of a neat way to show appreciation for being a customer!

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Retronics also includes candy in their shipments and the last time I ordered from Atarimax a pack of 6 'Reboot' computer animated show trading cards where included.

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In the arcade scene "The Real Bob Roberts" used to include lagniappe with the arcade parts.  Wasn't necessarily candy/food.

 

Some have gotten moon pies (I don't recall getting one of those).  I can recall a couple of orders where I received a pair of wire strippers.  Still have those 🙂  Pity anyone who still has an old moon pie 🙂

 

 

 

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When I ordered custom panels for my 1088XEL from Front Panel Express, they included a bag of Haribo gummy bears in the box. 

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Prusa has been sending Haribo for years with his 3D printers, that's probably the most known brand that's sending sweets with orders

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Okay, next time I'll do a run of PCBs or something, I'll include Hopjes from The Hague :)

 

I'm not from The Hague BTW, but I think including Amsterdam Picklings is not such a good idea ;)

 

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I bought some motorcycle parts from a seller in finland and got some licorice pipes

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Whoever started the trend, I like it!  I've found candies in the box from Console5, Lotharek, and (I think) KryoFlux, and even though I'm trying to cut back on candy, I agree that it's a nice touch.

 

32 minutes ago, cwilbar said:

Pity anyone who still has an old moon pie 🙂

As someone who lives in the Deep South, the land of moon pies, I can tell you that they'd probably never notice the difference.  Moon pies are always dry and stale, even straight from the factory.  I think the only confection that keeps longer on the shelf is salt water taffy.

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2 minutes ago, jaybird3rd said:

Whoever started the trend, I like it!  I've found candies in the box from Console5, Lotharek, and (I think) KryoFlux, and even though I'm trying to cut back on candy, I agree that it's a nice touch.

 

As someone who lives in the Deep South, the land of moon pies, I can tell you that they'd probably never notice the difference.  Moon pies are always dry and stale, even straight from the factory.  I think the only confection that keeps longer on the shelf is salt water taffy.

Oh god, when I worked at 7-11 a few lifetimes ago, they sold Moon Pies, but no one ever bought them so they stayed on the shelf forever...

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7 minutes ago, jaybird3rd said:

As someone who lives in the Deep South, the land of moon pies, I can tell you that they'd probably never notice the difference.  Moon pies are always dry and stale, even straight from the factory.  I think the only confection that keeps longer on the shelf is salt water taffy.

Have you ever had them at the factory in Chattanooga? The texture is dryer than most snack cakes, but they're not stale. :) And come up to the next-door county for the Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It's fun, even if you don't like Moon Pies. 

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11 minutes ago, DrVenkman said:

Have you ever had them at the factory in Chattanooga? The texture is dryer than most snack cakes, but they're not stale. :) And come up to the next-door county for the Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It's fun, even if you don't like Moon Pies. 

I'm afraid I've never had the pleasure—I haven't been back to Tennessee in about 10 years, in fact—but it sounds fun!

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Years ago chinese car radiators came with a baggie of candy in the box.  Was quite the dilema figuring out whether to eat chinese candy from an auto parts box. 

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That's been going on a long, long time in mainland Europe. Back before ordering on the internet was commonplace (mid-'90s, and it involved multiple emails, buying a currency exchange draft at the bank for a considerable fee, sending it off in the post and hoping it got there...), I ordered stuff from Germany and they included a small packet of Haribo bears with the shipment. Incidentally, it's also commonplace to get a small packet of Haribo on your pillow when your hotel room is made up in pretty much any German hotel I've been in ever since I was first there in the '90s.

 

So, as a token of thanks from a business, it's been common in Germany for longer than the retro computer craze has existed at least.

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14 hours ago, DrVenkman said:

When I ordered custom panels for my 1088XEL from Front Panel Express, they included a bag of Haribo gummy bears in the box. 

Were they the sugar free ones?  Someone might have been trying to send a message.

(Google the Amazon review for the huge pack of sugar free Haribo gummy bears if you need a laugh).

 

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2 hours ago, Tillek said:

Were they the sugar free ones?  Someone might have been trying to send a message.

(Google the Amazon review for the huge pack of sugar free Haribo gummy bears if you need a laugh).

 

Thise are epic reviews.  Granted one must ask... if they are not made of sugar... what is in a gummy bear?

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2 hours ago, Tillek said:

Were they the sugar free ones?  Someone might have been trying to send a message.

(Google the Amazon review for the huge pack of sugar free Haribo gummy bears if you need a laugh).

 

Some goofball on Youtube (skippy62able) ate 5 pounds of the sugarless bears to see what would happen.

 

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50 minutes ago, Stephen said:

Some goofball on Youtube (skippy62able) ate 5 pounds of the sugarless bears to see what would happen.

 

Without watching the video.... did his insides become his outsides like the Baboon in The Fly?

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46 minutes ago, leech said:

Without watching the video.... did his insides become his outsides like the Baboon in The Fly?

The outcome was awful - honestly, I don't know how he hasn't died yet from the stunts he does.  I'll admit to being a long time subscriber to his channel though, and getting much enjoyment from it.

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Actually, this isn't the one I saw years ago, but I'm going to put it here.... The tldr;   The book is better.  If laughing has any value, you're not wasting time googling these.

 

It was my last class of the semester, and the final exam was worth 30% of our grade.
After a late night study session I felt confident, but I had to decide between sleeping in or cooking breakfast. My eyelids chose sleep.
My stomach later regretted this decision, and after several uncomfortable stomach growls, I finally decided to make a quick stop by the campus bookstore and grab a snack before my test. Since the semester was ending and everyone was going home for the summer, a lot of items were on sale, including the snacks and candy that they kept up front. Being in the hungry state that I was in, it felt only logical to pick the largest, yet least expensive candy in order to get more bang for my buck.
And there they sat: two bags of Haribo Sugar-Free Gummi Bears, buy one get one free.
"What a deal!" I thought naïvely. I would eat one bag before my test, and one bag afterwards.
As I walked to class, I gleefully chewed on those abominable little bastards, unaware of the utter mayhem that they would soon unleash upon my poor, poor anus.
I sat down at my desk as the professor informed us that, due to issues with cheating in the past, restroom breaks would be prohibited until the completion of the exam.
"I'll give you 10 minutes to use the restroom now; this will be your last chance. Any takers?"
The demon bears hadn't released their unholy necromancy upon my stomach yet, so in my moment of ignorant foolishness, I remained seated, still munching on those miniature bear-shaped bombs.
After the students wise enough to take the professor's offer had returned, the professor handed out the test. I was six questions in when it happened.
It started subtly at first, almost like a slight tingly sensation in my lower abdomen. I thought nothing of it, assuming my intestines were just doing their thang. Little did I know that my intestines were trying desperately to warn me of the horror that was on the horizon.
By question 9 it happened again, but this time it was followed by a sharp pain, as if those infernal hellions had orchestrated an attack upon my colon. I fought to contain the groan that tried escaping my lips. It was at this point I began to panic; something was going horribly long, and I needed to get through this test before it got any worse.
By question 14 my worst fear was upon me; the Satan bears' burning, hot, liquidy dark magic crashed against my anal sphincter like a tidal wave. I was able to close the hatch just in time, but those relentless, toxic bears beat against it like Orcs breaking down the doors of Helm's Deep. I knew I wouldn't be able to so much as shift in my seat without risking a breach.
I kept fighting through my exam, clenching my cheeks with all my might. Beads of sweat began rolling down my neck. Suddenly, a loud, gurgling war cry came from my belly, and the entire class lifted their heads.
At this point, nothing mattered except expelling this ungodly presence from my bowels. With 15 questions left, I promptly wrote C for every answer and ran out of the classroom. My professor yelled something, but I was too preoccupied with the volcanic eruption that needed to take place before I could find sweet, sweet relief.
I burst into the restroom like the Kool-Aid man and, behold, the handicap stall was empty. Sun rays from the adjacent window shone upon it, as if it were a gift from God himself. It took me less than .5 seconds to undo my belt buckle, pull down my pants, and finally relax my weary buttocks upon the toilet seat.
It took absolutely no effort to expel this demon. Almost immediately, the floodgates of hell were opened and the damned, liquified souls of an entire bag's worth of gummi bears cried as they burned through my sphincter and into the watery abyss below. I had never felt such simultaneous relief and anguish in my life.
After 30 more minutes of this, I immediately went home, dug a hole in my backyard, and burned the remaining bag of gummi bears.
I leave with this; do not, I repeat do NOT eat these spawns of Satan. Not only did they cause me to fail my final test, but the anguish I experienced is something I wouldn't wish upon anyone, not even my worst enemy. The only place these god forsaken hell bears belong are buried deep below the Earth's surface.

 

 

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Am I the only one who thought we were talking about the 400?

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21 minutes ago, idavis said:

Am I the only one who thought we were talking about the 400?

Me too.  It was my first thought upon reading the topic title. 

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Does anyone ever get stuff packaged in popcorn? 

 

My wife orders a lot of stuff from the west coast and quite a lot of it is packaged with popcorn. I'm going to assume its popped using hot air, not oil.

 

We don't eat it but it seems a nice way to avoid flo-pak

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