9 knockoffs as good as the originals

These stand-ins work just fine when you can't have (or can't afford) the real thing.

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Apr 29, 2013 8:42PM
If I was the guy who's girl would never hold still for anything but a genuine certified mined diamond I'd run and run fast. I love the sentimentality of spending two month's salary on an engagement ring but I wouldn't want him to actually do that. There is absolutely no difference to the average joe between a mined and lab created stone of ANY kind. I have some mined and some lab created stones and no one has ever been able to tell which is which just by looking at them. Why should a guy blow hard earned dough on one ring just because it's mined when he could get a similar piece with a lab created stone for less or a possibly more beautiful or extravagant looking one for the same price? Or put the saved money towards a lovely honeymoon or a down payment on a home. Shame on women today for being so greedy.
Apr 29, 2013 7:29PM
Imitation Mashed Potatoes are IMITATION AND TASTE IMITATION
Apr 29, 2013 9:04PM
Go to a good soul food restaurant and have their mac n' cheese. Then have the boxed.

No contest.

Who writes this stuff?

The Original Coke is the best ! ! ! New Coke sucked ! ! !
I've always been rather fond of fake blondes. .
I'm sure the "new math" is good, and alwats wondered what was so bad about the "old math" - Did they find a basic flaw with it ?
Extra Crispy is good , but will Never replace KFC's oriignal recipe chicken ! !
Tie ! - The New Domino's pizza sucks just as much as the Old Domino's did . . .
What about the internets' version of the news?  This "new news" sucks if you ask me. . .
Apr 29, 2013 11:07PM
I agree! Imitation mashed potatoes...............uck
and All New Music Sucks !  "Old Music " , (from 1986 earlier) was Better ! !
Pink Floyd, Mac N Chese , along with Velveeta ?    Somebody's smokin an awful natural substance. . 
Apr 30, 2013 1:38AM
I've been cooking andbaking for 47 years and I NEVER substitute fake stuff for the real thing... One uses such a small amount, who cares? If you want the best, you need the best ingredients.
Apr 29, 2013 8:27PM
That was the worst abomination of a list I have yet to see on the internet. Half of the items are things NO ONE needs and most don't care about - diamonds, eyelashes, etc. The other half was food. I think the last thing a country where half the people are obese and 1/3 of them have diabetes or pre-diabetes needs is recommending eating more 'imitation' food AKA food products. I am embarrassed of human intelligence based on the work done here.
Hampshire, Delhi, England and York are OK, but I prefer New Delhi, New York, New England and New Hampshire.
Apr 29, 2013 10:35PM

To be called real Vanilla, the FDA mandated that the vanilla had to contain 35% alcohol. Other, better tasting vanillas, like Watkins Vanilla, have only 8% vanilla. Guess which one tastes best and cooks better? Yep, the one in which you get more vanilla and less alcohol because the alchohol burns off when you cook with it. Another reason that the totally imitation vanillas can cook better than the so-called 'real' vanilla. Less alcohol, more flavor.


Beware of Mexican vanilla - tastes great but they don't have a FDA protecting you. They often spray the beans with rat posions to take care of the rats in their unsafe storage areas. Caveat emptor.

There was only 1 good Sam the Butcher on the Brady Bunch. .  .
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