Tell me that these words all put together means something to you: Johnny Chimpo’s The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries Pancakes. Here’s a hint: one of Holley’s favorite movies has a sequel coming out this Friday (4-20).
A Super Troopers Recipe
We decided that it was imperative that we create a recipe as an homage to the original Super Troopers. But what? There are so many options… Almost every line in the movie is hilarious, so we had to narrow it down to some of the most memorable scenes and jokes. We decided that Johnny Chimpo’s The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries Pancakes just made sense, but decided to watch the movie again. You know… to be thorough… And to prepare for watching the new one on Friday – which we understand Canada is playing a large role in. We’ll see how that goes.
Let us know how many of these ring a bell (to make it easier, I’ll list these in the order of the scenes behind the recipe ideas):
- The Whole Bag Hashbrowns
- Almost Made It Poutine
- Real Canadian Maple Syrup Straight Up
- Bar of Soap Coffee
- Giant Pink Cotton Candy
- Triple Schnitzel
- Banana Mustache Ride
- Litre of Cola
- “It’s for a Cop” Double Bacon Cheese Burger, aka “Hold the Spit” Burger
- Delousing Powder Donut
- Bulletproof Cup Coffee
- Bear Buggery Stew
Too much fun! Seriously. We came up with half of these before re-watching the movie. Which Super Troopers Recipe would you have chosen?
The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries
Which brings us to the obvious question: What the hell is a snozzberry? Well, friends, your buddy Raj was on the case.
Do you remember the children’s story that referenced it? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (written in 1964).
But the author, Roald Dahl, mentioned this imaginary snozzberry in two other stories: Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948, 16 years before Charlie) and My Uncle Oswald (1979, 15 years after Charlie).
In Some Time Never, the first time snozzberries were mentioned, creatures called gremlins (not the don’t-feed-them-after-midnight-or-get-them-wet gremlins, but the type that were forced to live underground as a result of human presence) eat a sweet, juicy, red fruit called snozzberries.
Dahl includes snozzberries in his list of fruits flavors on the lickable wallpaper in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
BUT, in My Uncle Oswald, Roald refers to male genitalia as snozzberries:
Are they really dicks, Google? Are they…?
To put this into context, My Uncle Oswald is an adult book about Oswald, the “greatest fornicator of all time”. Not to give too much away, Oswald and his partner in crime, Yasmin Howcomely, acquire and sell emissions from Europe’s famous men to women who want to have their children.
The line in question is a quote from Yasmin describing putting a condom on one of the men:
“There’s only one way when they get violent,” Yasmin said. “I grabbed hold of his snozzberry and hung onto it like grim death and gave it a twist or two to make him hold still.”
Roald Dahl Was Dark
Children’s author, huh? OK, sure. Back to that children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…
His main character, Willy Wonka, has been described as “an insane recluse casually murdering a group of children” with “a pretty f#’d up sense of humor” by Anthony Scibelli.
There’s more that we didn’t know: In 2014, the 50th anniversary of the story, an unpublished chapter was released by The Guardian. It would have been the 6th chapter of the book and was called The Vanilla Fudge Room. The misbehaving children, jacked up on sugar and ignoring Wonka and their parents end up in “The Cutting and Pounding Room”, which is exactly what it sounds like. (You can read this “new” twisted chapter for yourself).
In case you’re wondering, yes: Roald did have children. FIVE of them! I have so many more questions now. What in the world would it have been like to grow up in that house??
So? What did the back of the police cruiser taste like? Fruit or penises? Was Dahl using his fruit as a euphemism for a guy’s banana and/or avocados? (See what I did there? Don’t get the avocado reference? There’s a photo at the bottom of this avocado page that will help.)
Yes, we are planning on catching Super Troopers 2 on opening night. And tonight we will be having Johnny Chimpo’s The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries Pancakes! What about you?
Johnny Chimpo’s The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries Pancakes
- Total Time: 41 minute
- Yield: 18 small pancakes 1x
Never a bad time for snozzberry pancakes. You boys like Mex-i-co?
- 1 cup cassava flour (we used Otto’s cassava flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1 cup snozzberries (or mixed berries of your choice, chopped)
- 1 small bottle real maple syrup (optional)
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Add oil, egg, water and apple juice and mix just till blended.
- Let sit 5 min, cook in a hot pan, around 250F (a little lower than medium).
- Fold in “snozzberries” and pour into the pan.
- Cook 3-5 min and flip, cook on the other side about the same.
- Chug the maple syrup then eat the pancakes. (Kidding, pour a little overtop and enjoy).
Raj prefers his fruit in pancakes placed in, and in larger chunks. Whereas I prefer to mix it into the batter. You do whatever makes you happy.
- Cook Time: 3-5 min
- Category: Breakfast
How have I never heard of snozzberries?!
Looks like you have some movie-watching homework, Salma
I cannot wait for Super Troopers 2 to come out tomorrow!
Come watch with us!
Sure, if you’re watching anywhere in the Chicago area!
Ah well, I tried.
Aimee Leberer says
Seriously please tell me that was not an actual bottle of grade A Canadian maple syrup you both just chugged. The is paleo for goodness sake, why not grade B! For the love of god man!
Aimee! You’re alive! Missed you babe!
Charu Chhitwal says
Ok love your pancake but the 6th chapter put me on track to my childhood of course in a twisted sense
You’re welcome x2 lol
This is interesting
Sonya Keshwani says
I really got a kick out of your dark story telling, and the pancakes look scrumptious too!
I think we have a little bit of everything on this post, haha. BTW, if you liked the first movie, I think you’ll enjoy this one as well. Maybe less if you’re French Canadian…
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says
im on the same page as Salma..need to brush up on my movie skills but i will take pancakes any day.