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#1062396 - 10/09/08 08:48 PM A Taste of BOL
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So a while back, the idea of getting a group of BOLers to participate in a food exchange program was brought up. It really hasn't grown legs (no offense) so I decided to take a pulse in the Cooler.

Here's the back story:

About a year and a half ago, Debbie received a shipment to our office of some liquid vitamins. It was shipped in a sturdy styrofoam cooler. Because I'm so radical, I asked Debbie if I could have the cooler to send homemade tamales to my parents in Ohio. I was asked to send tamales to a BOLer so my parents sent back the cooler. Thus began the Taste of BOL Cooler Chain.

The Proposal:

I'd like to see if others are interested in being part of this Chain. Basically, the recipient loads the cooler (it's really not that big, so don't freak out) with regional goodies or something they think identifies their State, food-wise, and sends it to the next person on the list. This continues until the cooler returns to the first person (which would be me). Then, the cycle can continue, be changed up with new BOLers, or end there.

So, just to get an idea if this would be feasible, would anybody be strongly interesting in participating in this chain? Please let me know either by responding or sending me a PM.

Thanks!
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#1062411 - 10/09/08 09:05 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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I'm in.

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#1062415 - 10/09/08 09:13 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Mary Beth Guard
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How does shipping food work? I know it works for cookies since they don't soil fast at room temps, but how does it work for tamales and other foods people might be wanting to share?
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#1062416 - 10/09/08 09:14 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Dip
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Please count me in - great idea!

Dip - dry ice.
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#1062423 - 10/09/08 09:18 PM Re: A Taste of BOL BurntSienna
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Dip, I have the cooler now so I will pack anything perishable in cold packs and have it sent overnight. I was sent ribs overnight with cold packs and they were wonderful!!
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#1062427 - 10/09/08 09:20 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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What does BOL taste like? I licked my monitor, I got nothing.
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#1062428 - 10/09/08 09:22 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Eye-ce Cream
What does BOL taste like? I licked my monitor, I got nothing.


LOL!
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#1062433 - 10/09/08 09:28 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Peepers
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I licked my monitor, I got nothing.


Consider yourself lucky!

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#1062434 - 10/09/08 09:29 PM Re: A Taste of BOL GerryLover71
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Just wait till it gets to me.... whoever is next will LOVE the mystery sauce
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#1062437 - 10/09/08 09:31 PM Re: A Taste of BOL doobydoobydoo
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Err, let me amend my earlier statement: Count me in but please put me *before* Dooby in the rotation.
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#1062445 - 10/09/08 09:43 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Dip
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Dip, I first froze the tamales then expressed them with icepacks. The area to which I was sending didn't have overnight available via USPS so it took two days, but they remained frozen. However, it was shipped during winter so that helped. From what I've heard, candy manufacturers won't ship to Phx in the summer for consumers--but that could be an exaggeration.
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#1062453 - 10/09/08 09:51 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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you are a good man Chris!!! now could you hand deliver some of that Limoncello?
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#1062459 - 10/09/08 09:58 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Pale Rider
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Pa, you know the missus wouldn't approve of such things.
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#1062460 - 10/09/08 09:59 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
you are a good man Chris!!! now could you hand deliver some of that Limoncello?


Unfortunately, BB has promised all future limoncello will go to his sister. Sorry pa.
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#1062463 - 10/09/08 10:06 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
From what I've heard, candy manufacturers won't ship to Phx in the summer for consumers--but that could be an exaggeration.


♪ By the time I get to Arizona... ♪

Sorry for the hijack. Carry on!
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#1062464 - 10/09/08 10:09 PM Re: A Taste of BOL GuitarDude
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#1062465 - 10/09/08 10:10 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Mrs. Rizzo
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Originally Posted By: Rizzo
Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
you are a good man Chris!!! now could you hand deliver some of that Limoncello?


Unfortunately, BB has promised all future limoncello will go to his sister. Sorry pa.


I will trade you a Miller Lite for some!!!
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#1062466 - 10/09/08 10:16 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
Originally Posted By: Rizzo
Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
you are a good man Chris!!! now could you hand deliver some of that Limoncello?


Unfortunately, BB has promised all future limoncello will go to his sister. Sorry pa.


I will trade you a Miller Lite for some!!!


I'm afraid the Miller Lite is no comparison for my brothers limoncello!
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#1062469 - 10/09/08 10:33 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Mrs. Rizzo
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the kids have turned against me!!!
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#1062470 - 10/09/08 10:33 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Pale Rider
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It's all the booze's fault .
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#1062482 - 10/09/08 11:17 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Mrs. Rizzo
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Sorry, Pa.
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#1062491 - 10/09/08 11:37 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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This sounds interesting, but now you already have Louisiana in the loop.
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#1062492 - 10/09/08 11:41 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Tigg
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That's all good. Multiple BOLers from the same state may have different tastes. So, it's all good.
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#1062493 - 10/09/08 11:43 PM Re: A Taste of BOL Bacon Boy
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LaBG, you'll just have to make sure you aren't in line after Doobs.
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#1062496 - 10/09/08 11:52 PM Re: A Taste of BOL doobydoobydoo
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDoo
Just wait till it gets to me.... whoever is next will LOVE the mystery sauce



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