Monday, May 11, 2009

RORO Retro

I don't know about you but when I was a in school my parents never gave me pocket money nor did they pack me any snacks for recess. Come to think of it, it was never really necessary since recess was at 10am and we finished school a couple of hours later anyway. But then I realised that I was missing out on the glorious junk food available at the school canteen. Satay ikan, Chickadees, Twisties, Nutella, Sumi jelly, Moh Fah Goh and Mamee to just name a few. The all contain the nutritional value equivalent of cardboard but they were oh so irresistable. Incidentally, right up until I was in my late teens, I thought it was Mr Moh's fah goh. Yes, thats what you get when deprived of chinese education.

While wandering around Wisma MPL (formerly HLA) I chanced upon one of my favourite childhood snacks of all time! RORO! I don't even know what the hell these are supposed to taste like. Shell shaped crackers of some sort. I don't remember them being so "airy". I got the feeling they were more dense before. Anyway, they taste like...Well, they taste like... Nondescript seasoning of sorts. Kind of like chicken  salt mixed with seafood flavouring. According to the package, it contains wheat, starch, potatoes, vegetable shortening, salt and permitted flavourings. And only 60 calories per pack! Well its quite a lot considering a bag of these are only 12g. I'm glad I found them, it was fun but it didn't quite live up to all my memory of it. Its always like this isn't it? Memories start to fade and to compensate the details get more embellished over time. Now, it only I can get my hands on Arctic Roll. Mmmm....

10 comments:

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  2. ur parents never gave you pocket money ??! u poor deprived child! hah! lol.. ok ok.. but look how well u turned out.. :P

    my house till today is stacked with twisties and cheezels. Cumi shakes his head in dismay. sad but true.. sigh:P

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  3. Good thing they didn't hor? I would be even more "prosperous". heh heh... So sad okay, had to borrow from all my friends. I used to get teased for that. Oh well! You'll get along with Hunky then, he always has to have his crisps within reach.

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  4. A post to remind me of my childhood memories. Haven't seen Roro for many years. Couldn't remember how it taste like now.

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  5. Just when I tot I was the deprived one with one 20sen allowance daily. Usually spent it on junk food. Yes yes, i remember RORO. I remember my favourite chocolate stick too! Can't remember what it was called...you know the one with panda??? Choki Choki issit??

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  6. er...what is Moh Fah Goh??

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  7. yes, these snacks are as familiar to me as staedtler 2B pencils! haha! you know, after more than 10 years, i had my first pack of cottage fries from Wise, a few weeks back. ninja turtle days, those!

    but i must agree. they dont taste like how they used to.

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  8. Sugar Bean, sometimes the thought of it is better than the actual thing hor? I remembered it was soooo good but not its just "Really? I was crazy about this?" :-)

    Ooooh Choki was baaaaad. So addictive! Chocolate in a tube! Only in this country can it remain liquid! hahaha. Remember koko chocolate?

    Raffs, I need to have a word with your parents. Surely you've hadddd moh fah gohhhh! Com'onnnnnn. Please tell me you've had lemon tablet candy...

    Oooh Cottage Wise, yes I remember those! My favourite was tomato. Do you remember Burger Rings? Well, Super Rings is waaaaay nicer! 2B pencil, choi! Everytime I see those darn things I just think of E-X-A-M-S!!!

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  9. Super Rings! Still available on those motorised rotimen. But-hor, do you remember the rings being so yellow?

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  10. Yellow? You mean fluorescent orange! haha. No don't remember the colour being so NEON! Still yummy...

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