New Snack Craze
OK. Now I’ve seen everything. A local fast food place that I frequent for their tasty, grilled chicken-on-a-pita sandwich and the occasional order of fries has a new item on the menu: FRIED TWINKIES!
Who thought this up?! Twinkies may be the only food that isn’t biodegradable and whose nutritional value is only slightly higher than the wrapper it comes in, but this is just wrong.
About every five years I buy a Twinkies 2-pack at the gas station, known for their healthful cuisine, as I remember and celebrate my youth. (This would be the same youth in which I indulged a similar gastronomic delicacy: school glue.) Admittedly, the chemically colored “cake” and processed cream filling are a yummy treat.
But I am an adult now, and while I may not be able to pronounce all the ingredients on the Twinkies label, I do know that I can probably do better by snacking on fruits and vegetables.
The irony of it all hit me when I saw the sign. Whew, no transfats! Thank goodness. I wonder how many people reversed out of the drive-thru in a huff before this “healthy” sign appeared? We are nothing if we are not politically correct.
Aw, what the heck. Gimme a fried Twinkie and a diet Coke.
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