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From the article: "Lembas is a brownish colour on the outside and a cream colour on the inside." Is this from JRRT's writings? I don't recall that, but that can be a memory failure, of course. --Earendilyon 08:55, 10 March 2006 (EST)

I too do not recall this statement, I went through The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle-earth but to no avail. I have yet to go through The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien and will do so before I call the text false. I did however find an interesting page in The History of Middle-earth which detailed Lembas, primarily the growing of it which I did not remember. Maybe we should have a "Source?" category that we could place articles like this into that require further verification. --Hyarion 11:23, 10 March 2006 (EST)

[edit] Where's the Creme Filling?

About three or four years ago, I stumbled across a website that made a very interesting comparison of lembas to Twinkies. Has anybody heard of such a site?--Quidon88 01:54, 1 December 2006 (EST)

Hm, off the top of my head I don't recall such a site. Here's a post from about 3-4 years ago comparing them however. That seems to be about all I can find. While humorous, I don't think Tolkien was inspired by them :p --Hyarion 02:07, 1 December 2006 (EST)

I don't believe it either, its just that on the site that I remember, there were some other funny, however incorrect comparisons that I was wanting to relay to a couple of younger LotR fans. Thanks for the link, though, I forgot about that "quote". PS Tolkien was inspired by hard-tack, wasn't he? That was what I always heard.--Quidon88 12:42, 1 December 2006 (EST)

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

As I recall, the extended version of FOTR did include Galadriel supplying the Fellowship with Lembas, with Legolas explaining what it was. In their standard comic relief role, Merry and Pippin admitted to eating more than one whole piece each after being told one bite was enough to sustain a grown man for a day.