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Old 11-25-2005, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default American Fried Beans

Here's a little riddle for you all.

I bought something (edible) in China on my last trip which was labeled on the packge as:
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AMERICAN FRIED BEANS
Now those terms mean something to me that did not actually describe the package's content. But I may be mistaken...

What did I buy?

Solution to follow after you've had a try. <evil grin/>

   
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Choice baked beans US style???

   
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Refrieds? Nah, that's too obvious.<G>

   
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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What did I buy?
The only edible substance that I can think of that even vaguely fits that description would be peanuts.

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Here's a little riddle for you all.

I bought something (edible) in China on my last trip which was labeled on the packge as:


Now those terms mean something to me that did not actually describe the package's content. But I may be mistaken...

What did I buy?

Solution to follow after you've had a try. <evil grin/>
That's easy. Frijoles. Pronounced -- frige/jel/lees.

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Old 11-26-2005, 12:00 AM   #6
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Actually, I only just realized (inspecting the package a bit closer) that the "chosen" bit which at first I also thought would be Chenglish for "choice" could be a red herring: two Chinese characters appear above the English, and those same two characters are also elsewhere (top left) on the package: it might just be a brand name "cho sen".

That leaves us with just "American fried beans". See what you can make of this then - no, not peanuts! (see attachment) ;-)
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:50 AM   #7
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Marjolein:

that the "chosen" bit

'Chosen' is a place. It's probably not called that now, but for years was known in English by that name.

Those look like chick peas.

   
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They look a bit like peas and the only thing I can think of is wasabi peas, but that certainly isn't American!

   
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Actually, I only just realized (inspecting the package a bit closer) that the "chosen" bit which at first I also thought would be Chenglish for "choice" could be a red herring: two Chinese characters appear above the English, and those same two characters are also elsewhere (top left) on the package: it might just be a brand name "cho sen".
I suspect it is a geographic reference, but it might also be some sort of trade name.

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That leaves us with just "American fried beans". See what you can make of this then - no, not peanuts! (see attachment) ;-)
Sure look like wasabi peas to me. Hard to think of them as American, but maybe those are the expert version. We have gotten them from Trader Joe’s — a semi-gourmet food chain in the U.S. — and from the Chinese market. The latter are much better, by a factor of three or four. And those are definitely for the Chinese market (only English text is on a sticker pasted over the label). Next time I get them I’ll look more closely.

   
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Cho-sen is the old name for Korea.
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