Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Twinkies and HobNobs

A few weeks ago, I joined a conversation on a forum I frequent about what foods we missed when we moved between certain countries. HobNobs came up frequently.

I was introduced to the oatmeal chocolate goodness that is a HobNob cookie ('scuse me. Biscuit.) when I was going to college. One of my friends had a British boyfriend and he sent her an entire case of them. Joy reigned in that apartment for some time.

Anyway, one of the British ladies on the forum said that her boyfriend had never, ever had a Twinkie. Neither have I, come to think of it. She jokingly said she would send HobNobs for Twinkies if someone would send her some.

I emailed her, asked if she was serious, and we made a swap. I sent her two big boxes of Twinkies:

And she sent me three packets of HobNobs. OOOOOh the joy.

I know that for me, it was well worth the $26 in postage to send Twinkies across the ocean -- I hope she feels the same, because it cost her just as much.
Better than HobNobs, though, was doing something nice for a perfect stranger, and making a new friend out of it.

She is a crafter, too, and has a store on Etsy -- she paints and has some cute things, so click here to visit.

This is fun!


  1. Anonymous6:01 PM

    I'm pretty sure I've seen Hob Nobs at World Market. Do you have one near you?

    - Jen

  2. No, closest one is two hours away. I used to get them at Foods of Inflation, LOL. Probably a good thing for me they're not easy to get!

  3. Wow, what a GREAT person you are Lori!
    Too bad he didn't get to try Twinkies, the way they first tasted! THOSE were AWESOME!!!

    Enjoy the HobNobs!

  4. *ooh* I love HobNobs!! They used to sell them here everywhere (Sweden) but I haven't seen them in years. Oh what I wouldn't give for the ones with dark chocolate!!

  5. Thank you so much for doing this swap! Twinkies are evil, you keep wanting more and more, and I can't get them here!! ;)

  6. Anonymous3:29 PM

    What a great story! Not sure if I'd pay $26 bucks shipping for a fluff filled sponge but I may just pay it for polymer clay if I couldn't get it anymore! It must have been a nice memory for you.. worth every penny!


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