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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


johnny reb 30 | 5,179
18 Jul 2021 #871
Looks like granulated sugar to me.
Paulina 10 | 1,805
18 Jul 2021 #872
@johnny_reb, it is granulated sugar indeed, but what do you call such "explosive" sugar in English?
johnny reb 30 | 5,179
18 Jul 2021 #873
Rock sugar would be my guess or Rock sugar crystals to be exact.
Paulina 10 | 1,805
18 Jul 2021 #874
I don't think those sugar crystals are big enough to call them rock sugar (?), but either way - neither ordinary granulated sugar nor ordinary rock sugar "explodes" in your mouth like the one that was put in the pink glaze of that ice cream in the photo :) So, what is the name of such sugar in English or in Polish?
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
18 Jul 2021 #875
Shooting sugar!
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
18 Jul 2021 #876
I mean sugar used in popping candies.

And in the meantime another traditional street lamp. Contrary to the previous one, this one is fully operational. :) Where?



Cargo pants 2 | 951
18 Jul 2021 #877
Looks like somewhere in tricity,but there is also a street in Warsaw where everyday a guy comes and lights the street lamps.
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
18 Jul 2021 #879
but there is also a street in Warsaw

Wow, I had no idea there are more places in Poland with that traditional lighting. But my pic isn`t from Warsaw.

gazowany

Yes, those old street lamps use natural gas.
mafketis 29 | 9,509
18 Jul 2021 #880
But my pic isn`t from Warsaw.

I recognize the place in the pic but I'll give others a chance.
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
18 Jul 2021 #881
Yes, give peace a chance,
johnny reb 30 | 5,179
18 Jul 2021 #882
Yes, those old street lamps use natural gas.

No, I was answering the name of the kind of sugar, Cukier gazowany.
Paulina 10 | 1,805
19 Jul 2021 #883
Shooting sugar! (...) I mean sugar used in popping candies.

Yes! :)) In Polish it's called "strzelający cukier" (literally: "shooting sugar") and in English it's "popping sugar" or "popping candy", like, for example, American "Pop Rocks" ("Taste the Explosion!" lol). We used to eat such popping sugar sold in sachets when we were kids :)

But... That's not what this riddle is about :)) It is the first ice cream with a popping candy that I've ever eaten and it looks like Nestle decided to introduce a new version of their Kaktus ice cream with a glaze also containing popping candy after the success of the ice cream in the photo. It's also the first ice cream I've ever tasted with a bubble gum flavoured glaze (and it does taste like bubble gum :)). It smells nice and tastes good (especially the strawberry flavour), the popping sugar is fun :) (you can not only feel it but you can also hear the popping), but besides that it's an ordinary sorbet ice cream on a stick.

So... What makes these Polish ice cream (it's produced by a Polish company) so special that people in Poland would storm the shops and buy them out to the point that they would be out of stock and a popular discount introduced buying limits for those ice cream? lol Why would people put even the ice cream packages up for sale on the internet for some ridiculous prices? Why this craze?? ;D

I recognize the place in the pic but I'll give others a chance.

Me too. I also recognise those funny clothes which that old-fashion gent is wearing :))
Lenka 3 | 2,629
19 Jul 2021 #884
so special that people in Poland would storm the shops

Oh ekipa ice cream? With you tube celebs on the packaging?
Paulina 10 | 1,805
19 Jul 2021 #885
@Lenka, yes, bingo! :D The ice cream in the photo is the Ekipa ice cream (lemon flavoured).

And here's the story behind it:

notesfrompoland.com/2021/04/27/poles-scream-for-ice-cream-in-scramble-for-youtuber-branded-popsicles/

It's a new phenomenon in Poland - a group of young Youtubers led by Friz and called Ekipa has become so popular that the've started selling gadgets and clothes with their brand. And now this ice cream craze :)) I've even seen earings modeled on this ice cream, I kid you not lol
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
19 Jul 2021 #886
Yes! :)) In Polish it's called "strzelający cukier"

Really?? I meant it as a joke. hahaha

Friz and called Ekipa has become so popular that the've started selling gadgets and clothes

Aaaah, thanks, now I know what it is all about. Yes, I heard the news and read the titles of articles which described that craze but wasn`t interested .

That is why I was completely puzzled by your ice cream riddle.
mafketis 29 | 9,509
19 Jul 2021 #887
"popping sugar"

I never had that.... am I deprived (or depraved.... or both?)
mafketis 29 | 9,509
19 Jul 2021 #889
Good answer!

If no one else wants a crack at the lamp riddle. It's in Poznań on the Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) between the Warta and Cybina, more exactly on the new bridge built over the Cybina a few years ago. I've been there a number of times but never at the time of day to see the lamps lit (and had no idea they even do that.. live and learn).
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
19 Jul 2021 #890
It's in Poznań on the Ostrów Tumski

Unfortunately, you are only partly right. Sorry.

had no idea they even do that..

No, they don`t. :)
mafketis 29 | 9,509
19 Jul 2021 #891
Unfortunately, you are only partly right. Sorry.

So wrocław.... it looks so much like poznan though...
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
19 Jul 2021 #892
Yes! Those old Slavic cities are very similar.....
mafketis 29 | 9,509
19 Jul 2021 #893
Especially the German ones!

But then I should have known that Poznań city government is too cheap to spend money on something like a lamplighter....
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
19 Jul 2021 #894
Especially the German ones!

What do you mean???
mafketis 29 | 9,509
19 Jul 2021 #895
Posen, Breslau..... Das weißt du doch!
OP pawian 178 | 15,906
19 Jul 2021 #896
Yes, I know there were German periods in the history of two aforementioned cities, but it doesn`t overshadow their Slavic origin. And today`s looks, either.
Lenka 3 | 2,629
24 Jul 2021 #897
What this two things have in common?





Paulina 10 | 1,805
2 days ago #899
there is also a street in Warsaw where everyday a guy comes and lights the street lamps.

Agrykola Street

Really?? I meant it as a joke. hahaha

;)) Yes, it looks like this is what it's called in Polish:

m.olx.pl/d/oferta/cukier-strzelajacy-150-g-kuchnia-molekularna-cukier-o-smaku-owocowym-CID757-IDs0VnD.html

@maf, meh... I made a riddle about the Wrocław's lamplighter in this thread and posted a link to a video in which he was lighting street lamps wearing those clothes... :P

What this two things have in common?

"Puffiness"? Are those cookies called "puf"?
Lenka 3 | 2,629
2 days ago #900
It is connected to their names but nothing "puffy" :)


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