Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Clearance-Sale Holiday Foodstuffs, In Order

13. Peeps

12. Manischewitz matzo crackers

11. Candy corn

10. Candy canes

9. Cranberry sauce

8. Leg of lamb

7. Sparkling apple juice

6. Fresh ham

5. Eggnog

4. Red and green M&Ms

3. Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

2. Canned Manischewitz macaroons

1. Mooncakes

Tom Scocca particularly endorses the 豆沙蛋黄 variety. His Beijing Welcomes You is now available in paperback. Photo by Juushika Redgrave.

23 Comments / Post A Comment

What? No fruit basket mini jellies?

Where in NYC do you get your mooncakes-on-clearance? Someone wants to know.

Tom Scocca@twitter (#10,955)

@Setec Astrology Kwong Wah Cake Co., on Grand between Mott and Elizabeth, had plenty earlier this week. Another bakery further east on Grand had boxes and boxes, with an extra discount if you left the box. When I lived in Flushing, the bakery right inside the Hong Kong Plaza was always good for remainders for a while.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Totally missed Russell Stover Eggs.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

@keisertroll Russell Stover – when you care enough to give someone decoratively-packaged chocolate, but not enough to give someone good decoratively-packaged chocolate.

Mr. B (#10,093)

The Cadbury Bunny is all, "Ahem, you guys …"

St. Patrick's Day green anything, except I suppose most people see that crap and just assume it's moldy.

hockeymom (#143)


@hockeymom I'm glad someone finally put those fuckers in their place. Kitsch foodstuff is kitsch.

#56 (#56)

And the chocolate coins of Chanukah? huh?

Matt (#26)

Blue chocolate is BasedGod.

Smitros (#5,315)

@#56 Are you gelt-tripping us?

IBentMyWookie (#133)

That I wasn't even asked to consult on this piece is an insult to your readership.

grandpa27 (#804)

Damn! The closest thing you have for Diabetics is Leg of lamb. Wise up, our population is growing and we old bastards have all the money.

cherrispryte (#444)

@grandpa27 There's also fresh ham! Olds love ham, right?

grandpa27 (#804)

When your talking "fresh ham" you are talking pork which I guess is OK. I prefer smoked. Easier on the heart.

hman (#53)

Yeah, but thanks STREIT'S please.

cherrispryte (#444)

You forgot Whitman's Samplers on Feb 15th.

Rodger Psczny (#3,912)

Candy corn is ranked about 99 spots too high. It should be ranked behind Huffing a Can of Pine Tree Scent.

@Rodger Psczny Well, you will not share amongst my candy corn celebration on November 1st now will you.

katnotcat (#10,431)

What about those Easter marshmallows that are not Peeps? They are so good..

Kurisumasu kēki?

Amphora (#231,928)

Why is eggnog only number five?? EGGNOG ALL THE TIME!

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