CFDM 'Road Tripping' Round 1: Slushies V Beef Jerky

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At a gas station, I automatically reach for:

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Slushies!
2
3%
Slushies!
2
3%
Slushies!
2
3%
Jerky, without a doubt. Maybe the first convenience food ever, right?
6
9%
Jerky, without a doubt. Maybe the first convenience food ever, right?
6
9%
Jerky, without a doubt. Maybe the first convenience food ever, right?
6
9%
These two things aren't remotely related! Shenanigans.
2
3%
These two things aren't remotely related! Shenanigans.
2
3%
These two things aren't remotely related! Shenanigans.
2
3%
I have slushie flavor preferences which I will enlighten you with below.
1
2%
I have slushie flavor preferences which I will enlighten you with below.
1
2%
I have slushie flavor preferences which I will enlighten you with below.
1
2%
Jerky, but actually only the real sliced dehydrated meat version.
3
5%
Jerky, but actually only the real sliced dehydrated meat version.
3
5%
Jerky, but actually only the real sliced dehydrated meat version.
3
5%
Jerky, but I like the greasy pressed chipped sticks better. Less gnawing.
0
No votes
Jerky, but I like the greasy pressed chipped sticks better. Less gnawing.
0
No votes
Jerky, but I like the greasy pressed chipped sticks better. Less gnawing.
0
No votes
Meat is meat, I take it any way I can get it.
3
5%
Meat is meat, I take it any way I can get it.
3
5%
Meat is meat, I take it any way I can get it.
3
5%
That's what she said! Heh heh heh.
2
3%
That's what she said! Heh heh heh.
2
3%
That's what she said! Heh heh heh.
2
3%
Look out for the brain freeze!
2
3%
Look out for the brain freeze!
2
3%
Look out for the brain freeze!
2
3%
If you just keep the stuff away from your soft palate there shouldn't be a brain freeze issue.
1
2%
If you just keep the stuff away from your soft palate there shouldn't be a brain freeze issue.
1
2%
If you just keep the stuff away from your soft palate there shouldn't be a brain freeze issue.
1
2%
 
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themis
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This is a poll, you can't see it on Tapatalk. This bracket is all about things you can't help but pick up in gas stations when you've got a long day of driving, but might not normally eat. Those nostalgic junk food indulgences which help the miles roll by. Or maybe you buy this stuff every day on the way to work, who knows. No judging, right.
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This is a toughie. I see jerky is winning but I love a good slushie. What to do here? Jerky wins for road trips but slushies win on a 115 degree Phoenix day. Hmmmm, need to keep pondering this one.
M_L
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This is a horrible Sophie's Choice for me. I love them both so dearly. In the end I suppose Jerky would win since I have subsisted on jerky a time or two. Plus it is awesome for camping, and it is a lot more difficult to get a slushy while camping.
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Skillet Doux
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It would have been a harder choice for me if convenience store slushies didn't always seem to be the ones with that weird, caustic aftertaste. Pure, sweet, fruity slushies are awesome, and oddly hard to find, it seems.
Dominic Armato
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Skillet Doux wrote:It would have been a harder choice for me if convenience store slushies didn't always seem to be the ones with that weird, caustic aftertaste. Pure, sweet, fruity slushies are awesome, and oddly hard to find, it seems.
Um that aftertaste is the best part about them? Pair a slushie with a QT taquito and lunch is served! :D
themis
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PHXeater wrote:Pair a slushie with a QT taquito and lunch is served! :D
This is perhaps the grossest thing you've said yet - those things aren't food! Even the cylindrical ones that say they involve potatoes, or cheese, or otherwise sound like food. Always, the rolling food items at QT will only serve up bitter recriminations. I know, I have tried most of them, out of desperation.

I feel the need to one-up you in grossness. And I will, when we get to the run-off semifinal polls. BE WARNED.
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Dapuma
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jerky, the first semi healthy snack in the tourny!