Roberta - ever tried bubbies?
Portal Star, What are bubbies?
Kev, Your snack doesn't sound all that weird, but it does sound positively delicious.
yes, the octopus and chocolate mint goes together... So I hear. And it has to be the vigo kind canned in olive oil, not the kind in ink. My dad likes the canned eels.
Bubbies are the most delicious pickles I have ever tried. They are Jewish deli style, and very sour and tasty. Try to get them fresh if you can (crispier, not soggy.) They should be refridgerated in a jar as whole pickles. You can get them from large/ independent natural food stores Outside of California, Bubbies are sold mostly through natural food stores such as Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Sunshine, Westerly, Central Market or Fresh Fields (in the US.) Or you can order them by the crate.