No, they’re not instant miniature buffalo

Instant buffalo - just add water
Instant buffalo – just add water

These strange-looking things are called caltrops, and can be found in most supermarkets here, and in the case of the Cold Storage at Chancery Court, in a bin next to the pumpkin bin.

They are called caltrops because they look like a medieval weapon called a caltrop, which

…was an iron device with four points so designed that one was always facing upward, whichever way it landed, to impale the hooves of enemy cavalry horses…

…and so must be good to eat.

Apparently, you boil them for several hours, and then crack them open with a hammer and try to eat the shards. Which taste a bit like chestnuts. I dunno. I didn’t buy them.

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Sugar Foot Stomp from the album “Clarinet a’ la king” by Benny Goodman of which I have the original CD.

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20 thoughts on “No, they’re not instant miniature buffalo”

  1. Yesh, tasty little buggers them are… but the shell is pretty hard – harder than chestnuts – so that makes eating them a bigger hassle than chestnuts… but pretty good stuff. Yum.

  2. Yesh, tasty little buggers them are… but the shell is pretty hard – harder than chestnuts – so that makes eating them a bigger hassle than chestnuts… but pretty good stuff. Yum.

  3. OMG!!!!
    What the hell is THAT?! O_o Looks like something out of some horror….the one with Sigourney Weaver…know which one I mean..? ^^

    Never ever saw *such* a weird thing.

    Is it a plant/fruit/vegetable/animal/part of human’s body/E. T. ???? O_o

  4. OMG!!!!
    What the hell is THAT?! O_o Looks like something out of some horror….the one with Sigourney Weaver…know which one I mean..? ^^

    Never ever saw *such* a weird thing.

    Is it a plant/fruit/vegetable/animal/part of human’s body/E. T. ???? O_o

  5. i just saw these in the store last week! and was following a link of a link and how strange that i see them again! the internet is very scary. anyways, they smell like shit, literally. (unfortunately i am one who first smells-then regrets things i do not recognise).

  6. i just saw these in the store last week! and was following a link of a link and how strange that i see them again! the internet is very scary. anyways, they smell like shit, literally. (unfortunately i am one who first smells-then regrets things i do not recognise).

  7. i just saw these in the store last week! and was following a link of a link and how strange that i see them again! the internet is very scary. anyways, they smell like shit, literally. (unfortunately i am one who first smells-then regrets things i do not recognise).

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