My friend and blogger extraordinaire Jen wrote a post recently about snack cakes. She is a very organic, make-it-from-scratch sort of person, but she cannot resist the call of the snack cake. She even referred to them as "crack cakes" -- in the title, I do believe.
I would love to have been a fly on the wall when she checked her email Inbox a bit later and discovered....
a note from Little Debbie.
They didn't shake their finger at her (or give her the finger) for relating their snacks to drugs. No, they wanted to GIVE her (insert squeal here) THREE sampler boxes. Yes, ladies and gentlement, THREE boxes, and Jen had a drawing for two of them.
I, who never win a darned thing, won one.
(Insert another squeal and hands waving in glee.)
I can honestly say I've never had anything other than a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie. I never had snack cakes in my lunches, have never eaten a Twinkie in my life (although I've mailed them) -- these sorts of goodies just never got tossed in the shopping cart with the Oreos.
The other day, a HUGE box arrived:
People, there were three layers of boxes in this thing. It's all their new line of 100 calorie snack cakes (thank goodness for that!).
Rick and Zack snagged the Nutty Bars faster than I could say "no, mine". They're now hidden somewhere in the house, probably in Zack's bed.
I, however, snagged the Snow Puffs, as I'd heard of the marshmallow/coconut things since I was a kid and was DYING for one. These are good -- the brownie bit on the bottom sticks to your teeth a bit, so don't eat this before a big date or an interview, but otherwise, delish.
Zack also absconded with the yellow cakes. I say "yellow cakes" because the box is now GONE and I don't have the official name. But they were also delish, and are now finito.
We haven't gotten anywhere NEAR trying everything. I've hidden the box a bit in the back of the pantry, but I have a feeling it's going to get sniffed out. Probably by me. At midnight.
(Now, where DID Zack hide those Nutty Bars?)